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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 Gold Rush Days donates money to a variety of local charities and organizations, especially to those focused on children and the future of Valdez.

Join in the fun and famous Wine Walk. See the Can Can Girls and a community parade. Enjoy the local market, live music, and more!

2021 Gold Rush Days

The dates for the 2021 Valdez Gold Rush Days festival has been set for Wednesday, August 4- Sunday, August 8, 2021.


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Gold Rush Days Store

The Gold Rush Days store is open during the festival, and is located across from the Post Office on corner of Egan & Tatitlek. The Store is run & operated by volunteers...


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The Hoosegow

During the summer months the Hoosegow sits quietly waiting on the corner of Tatitlek Ave and Egan Drive for Gold Rush Days to begin. Take a moment this summer to stop by...


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Can Can Girls

These generous dedicated young women have been practicing all summer to perfect their dances for your amusement. You will see them out during Gold Rush in the hoosegow...