2024 Birthday Celebration

It’s not even Christmas and already we are hard at work planning 2024’s John Wayne Birthday Celebration in Winterset, Iowa, May 24 & 25. While it’s too soon to confirm all the details, we can share that we’ll be presenting classic John Ford films starring John Wayne, a Friday night reception at the Birthplace Museum featuring discussions and book signings with esteemed authors Scott Eyman and Michael F. Blake and our annual Benefit Dinner & Auction at the Madison County Fairgrounds.

We are especially pleased to announce that our musical headliners will be the wildly popular stars of stage, screen and television, Riders In The Sky. Forty-year veterans of Nashville’s Grand Old Opry, these classic western music performers are probably best known for “Woody’s Roundup” the theme song from Disney Pixar’s Toy Story 2. No strangers to the John Wayne Birthplace, the Riders were on on hand in 2007 to help celebrate John Wayne’s 100th birthday and the launch of the John Wayne Birthplace Museum.

This event will sell out fast,
so make your reservations online or by calling 515-462-1044.

Friday, May 24th, Welcome Reception: 5:00 pm, John Wayne Birthplace

Saturday, May 25th, Benefit Dinner & Auction: 5:00 pm, Madison County Fairgrounds

*Please note, reservations are non-refundable.

Big screen presentations of these John Ford Classics at
the Iowa Theater

For reservations, go to: The Iowa Theater

John Wayne 5K Walk/Run

Celebrate the Duke’s birthday with the Winterset Rotary John Wayne Birthday Celebration 5K Walk/Run.
Proceeds to benefit CRISP, First Readers & Youth Scholarships.