July 10, 2017

Valdez Gold Rush Days is proud to crown Henry and Shannon Mahoney-Irish as our 2017 King and Queen of Valdez Gold Rush Days as a thank you to all their proud support of our community throughout the years and into the future.

Please check out the lovely bio on our websit...

July 8, 2017

The Golden Rock Awards program is dedicated to promoting the beautification of

Valdez through the fine art of gardening. Nominees will be judged in one category. Entries are judged by the following criteria: plant health, garden/plant maintenance, creativity, originalit...

July 7, 2017

Valdez Gold Rush Days is now on Instagram! Follow us and tag your favorite Gold Rush Days memories & photos with #valdezgoldrushdays and #reelgoodtime2017

Follow us: https://www.instagram.com/valdezgoldrushdays


July 7, 2017

Come one, come all, and join us for the 55th Annual Valdez Gold Rush Days Parade on Sunday, August 6th at 3PM!! Our Parade Registration is OPEN... and we are actively looking for any and all local (and regional) organizations, businesses, sports teams, marching bands,...

May 28, 2017

Valdez Gold Rush Days wishes to congratulate all the graduates of the Valdez High School's Class of 2017! We especially want to honor the five recipients of the 2017 Valdez Gold Rush Days Scholarship: Angela Alfaro, Caitlin Connell, Daile Disney, James Disney, Rylee No...

May 18, 2017

The Valdez Gold Rush Days committee is pleased to announce the 2017 theme- Valdez Gold Rush Days: a Reel Good Time! This theme encompasses one of the major summer passions of Valdez... fishing of all styles and fish of all sizes. 

We are inviting the public to help us c...

April 8, 2017

Applications for 2017 Open Air Market vendors is OPEN! Dates of this year's Gold Rush Days Open Air Market are Friday, August 4th, 5 - 10 p.m., Saturday, August 5th, 10 a.m - 5 p.m., Sunday, August 6th,  Noon - 5 p.m. In the past, we've had vendors selling everything f...

March 3, 2017

The 2017 Valdez Gold Rush Days Scholarship Committee is pleased to announce they will be disbursing several $500 scholarships to local Valdez high school graduates for the 2017 Scholarship year! All interested graduates are asked to fill out the application (click the...

August 9, 2016

Karen Stewart Award for New Gardeners- the Valdez Community Garden

Container Gardening- Valdez Veterinary Services

Beds & Borders- Stacia Miller

Small Business Beautification- Orca Bay Gifts

Ecofriendly Gardening- The Fat Mermaid

Kid-friendly Garden- Michaele Schmukal


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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!