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2014 Valdez Annual Events

Below is a list of scheduled yearly events for Valdez, Alaska. Scroll down to the current month for links and further information.

For a weekly schedule of 2014 events in Valdez click here.


New Year’s Fireworks- Dec. 31

PWSCC Fundraiser
Frosty Fever Winter Carnival: Feb. 21-March 2nd. 

Frosty Fever Winter Carnival: Continued till March 2nd. 
Thompson Pass Snowkite and Airsports Festival: March 28th-April 6th. 
Mayors Cup Snowmachine Race: March 15, 2014
St. Baldricks Day, Mar, 17th
25th Anniversary of the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill. 
World Freeride Championships of Snowboarding
The 50 Year Anniversary of the Good Friday Earthquake commenceration: "A Moving Experience" March 28 http://www.valdezmuseum.org/good-friday  earthquake/
Tailgate Alaska- March 28th- April 6, 2014
Snow Fest: March 29                                                                                                                                    
Thompson Pass Snowkite & Airsports Festival: April 5-7
Mountain Man Snowmachine Hill Climb: April 18-20
Healthier You Finale
Friends of NRA Banquet

May Day Fly-In: May 9-11
Valdez Arts Council Presents: Ruth Foster: May 12
Summit To Sound Challenge: TBA
Halibut Derby Begins: May 17-31
Valdez Arts Council Annual Picnic, Featuring: Your burnable art, May, 27th
Valdez High School and PWSCC Graduation: May 24
Valdez Geocaching Program: begins, lasting all summer
Law Enforcement Torch Run: May 18
Military Appreciation Day: May 31 & June 1

Military Appreciation day continued: June 1st
Last Frontier Theatre Conference: June 8-14
Relay For Life: June 7th at Kelsey Dock 6 pm
Halibut Hullaballo: June 14th-23rd
Annual Chugach Kite & Fun Festival: June 28

July 4th Celebration
Pink Salmon Festival and Cook Off: July 5th
Fireweed 400 Bike Race: July 11-12?
Kid’s Pink Salmon Derby & BBQ: July 19
Silver Salmon Derby Begins: July 19
Silver Derby Big Prize Friday: July 25
Big Wild Ride bike event: TBA
Gold Rush Days Begin: July 30 - Aug. 3

Gold Rush Days Continue: Through Aug. 3
Women’s Silver Salmon Derby: Aug. 8-9
Richardson Highway Rendezvous Music Festival
Kenny Lake Fair and Music Festival
Copper Valley Triathlon
Silver Derby Big Prize Friday: Aug. 29

Quilt Festival 2014
Spawn ‘til Dawn Fish Derby Awards: TBA 
Labor Day Fun Run
Arts Council Presents: Blues Cruise: TBA 

Annual Home Brewery Competition and Oktoberfest: Oct. 18th.
Valdez Museum Road House Dinner: Oct 4th
Business Trick or Treat:31
Valdez Parks & Rec Annual Halloween Carnival 
High School Annual Swim Meet Invite
High School Wrestling Invitational “Throwdown in Snowtown”

Ducks Unlimited
Annual Patricia Haltness Christmas Tree Lighting
Torpedos Swim Club Annual Banana Swim Meet

Elk’s Emblem Club Annual Christmas Bazaar
Ladies Christmas Tea
Annual Community Christmas Show Dec 8th

For a weekly schedule of events in Valdez click here.

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