June 11, 2020

It is because of our love for our community that we have made the painstaking decision to cancel our events for the 2020 Valdez Gold Rush Days season.

September 9, 2019

It's Donation Request time again!! The 2019 Valdez Gold Rush Days Committee will be meeting in mid October for our annual meeting to disperse funds from this year's event. We are now taking donation requests from community youth organizations, non-profits, sports group...

July 23, 2019

Valdez Gold Rush Days is currently taking accepting registration forms for the 2019 Gold Rush Days Parade on Sunday, August 4th at 3PM. Registration forms are DUE JULY 29th at 5PM.

This year's parade is being coordinated by Chelsea McClara (E| qwertylove907@gmail.com or...

July 15, 2019

The Golden Rock Awards is an annual event to promote gardening and community beautification. Gardening creates a sense of community and supports the physical and mental health of residence. If you have a green thumb, or have a neighbor with an exceptional garden, pleas...

April 6, 2019

UPDATE: April 16, 2019 at 4:30PM | We have determined there is a problem with completing the online application. Our Scholarship Chair will be contacting those who have attempted to apply online so far and provide assistance. We will also be providing the VHS Guidance...

April 5, 2019


We're looking for a LOGO for the 2019 Valdez Gold Rush Days (“Meet Me at the Pinzon” / Old West Saloon theme)!

Submissions need to be digitally formatted and sent in JPEG or PNG format to valdezgoldrushdays@gmail.com by 5PM...

April 4, 2019

The Gold Rush Days committee is excited to announce the 2019 Valdez Gold Rush Days Queen & King - Laura & Jeff Saxe!! The Saxes have been long time residents and business owners in Valdez and have participated in numerous community events, activities, and volunteerism-...

March 13, 2019

UPDATE 7/25/2019 10:02AM: Application process for Open Air Market 2019 vendors has closed. We are no longer accepting new applications. *

The application for the 2019 Valdez Gold Rush Days Open Air Market is now online. All booths are $50 for the entire weekend, with el...

January 3, 2019

Seed Media and Valdez Gold Rush Days are happy to release for download a copy of this past year's Town Photo, taken after the parade on August 5th. Seed Media has graciously handed over the permissions of this photo for distribution. Below is a downloadable version of...

September 19, 2018

Valdez Gold Rush Days is dedicated to honoring the memories of our past, celebrating our present, and investing in the future of Valdez.

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Every year we donate money to a variety of local charities and organizations, especially to those focused on children and the fu...

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What are Gold Rush Days?

The Valdez Gold Rush Days are an annual 5-day celebration honoring the past, present, and future of Valdez, Alaska. It is hosted by a non-profit organization of local volunteers.


Every year we donate money to a variety of local charities and organizations, especially to those focused on children and the future of Valdez.

2019 Theme:
"Meet Me at the Pinzon!"
2019 logo contest winner :
Lonnie Walker (Prospect, KY)
Gold Rush Days Store & Events Accepts
Credit Cards!