Copper Valley Telecom would like to congratulate all the participants and winners of the 2018 Triathlon. Thank you all for making the 21st Annual Triathlon a great success.

Click here to download the full results of this year's race!

August 7, 2018


1) Ravn Air

2) PWSC 

3) Valdez Senior Center


1) Valdez Dilemma (the Bunny Float)

2) Hoosegow 

3) Queen Hazel


1) Imagination Library 

2) AVV

3) Friends of the Valdez Animal Shelter


1) Father Eric

2) TBA Theatre 

3) SnowValley...

July 31, 2018

They say the best things in life are worth waiting for... and we think that couldn't be truer! The Gold Rush Days 2018 Schedule of Events is ready in both an online Google calendar, which you can save and share on your own Google or iCal calendars, and we've also inclu...

July 31, 2018

 Learn more about our World-Famous Valdez Hoosegow- from its first year bumping along our roads in 1972 through to the latest renovations being made this year. Click here to go to our Hoosegow page... and don't forget to leave us your favorite Hoosegow memory or factoi...

July 6, 2018

The Valdez Gold Rush Business Decorating contest is open to all Valdez businesses, organizations, and office spaces. The Gold Rush Days Committee encourages local businesses to celebrate with the entire community during the week of Gold Rush by adorning their business...

June 26, 2018

The Gold Rush Committee is proud to announce Hazel Hill as the 2018 Queen of Valdez Gold Rush Days! Hazel has long supported Gold Rush Days by participating for decades as a Keystone Cop on the Hoosegow. Please check out her bio below for some more background on the li...

May 10, 2018

Our Logo Committee is excited to unveil the logo for Valdez Gold Rush Days 2018! Designed by Debra Yamakami, this design beat out some stiff competition among four other entries. Debra has earned herself the recognition of being the Winner of the 2018 Gold Rush Days Lo...

August 10, 2017

2017 Gold Rush Days Parade Winners

Overall: Alaska Pioneers

Business: 1st Place- Northern Treats

                 2nd Place- PWSC

                 3rd Place- Eagle Rest

Organization: 1st Place-...

Our 20th annual H5 Triathlon was a great event! Thank you to all the participants and volunteers for helping to make this 20th race special. PLUS, we had both royalty and can can dancers there to add to our event! Click here to download the results page.

For more pictur...

July 25, 2017

Every parent knows flying with children is stressful. Now flying out of town can be more enjoyable, with the addition of a good child’s or young adult book. The Valdez Imagination Library is partnering with READ on the Fly helping children have a book to enjoy while tr...

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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!