TIME: 6 p.m. – 11 p.m.
LOCATION: Raven Landing Community Center
TICKETS: $20 general admission before Wednesday, July 20; $25 day of and at the door
$200 for a reserved table of 8 with premium seating before Monday, July 18; $240 day of
Featuring opening musical entertainment, the “World Famous” Grizzly Alaskan Contests, comedy skits by locals Jerry Evans & Glen Anderson and our headlining comedian!
Saturday, July 23
TIME: 10 a.m.
ROUTE: Kicks off from the Carlson Center and heads down 1st Avenue then a quick right onto Barnette Street followed by another quick right onto 2nd Avenue. The parade makes its way down historic 2nd Avenue followed by a right onto Noble Street wrapping up at Airport Way.
The Grande Parade presented by Kinross Fort Knox Mine is perhaps the pinnacle of Golden Days activities and the largest parade in Alaska! Hosting more than 90 entries including marching bands, clowns, antique cars, unicycle riders and floats, the parade pays tribute to our rich, golden history!
This is the pinnacle of Golden Days activities and the largest parade in Alaska! Hosting more than 100 entries including marching bands, clowns, jugglers, antique cars, unicycle riders and floats, the parade winds from the Carlson Center through downtown where it ends at Noble and Airport Way. Don’t forget to purchase your Rubber Duckie Race tickets from ticket sellers along the parade route!
Golden Days Street Fair
TIME: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
The street fair will feature food, gifts, musical entertainment, and more!
Each year, Golden Days commemorates the discovery of gold by Felix Pedro and pays tribute to our rich, golden history during a week-long celebration of community-wide events.
Golden Days is the Chamber’s largest fundraiser. It supports Chamber events, programs and business advocacy efforts that help us promote the greater Fairbanks area as a great place for business and community. The true success of an event of this magnitude depends on the generous support of businesses to ensure that Golden Days remains one of Fairbanks premier summer attractions as it has for the past 60 years.
The annual street fair provides vendors the opportunity to promote their goods and services, on-stage entertainment from some of Fairbanks’ most talented music and dance groups, activities for the kids, including a bounce houses, a petting zoo and pony rides. The street fair is fun for all ages!
Rubbie Duckie Race
Cheer on Your Lucky duck during the Rubber Duckie Race presented by Sunrise Bagel & Espresso
TIME: 3:00 p.m.
LOCATION: Ducks race from the Wendell Street Bridge to the Cushman Street Bridget
And they’re off! All 8,000 rubber ducks will race for the chance to win cash and prizes totaling over $35,000! Be sure to cheer on your duck from the banks of the Chena River and Golden Heart Plaza. Duck Race will sell out…don’t wait until race day to buy your tickets. Stop by any of the over 50+ participating Official Duck Ticket Outlets and get yours today!
Dawg Gone Canoe Race- Alaska
Join us for the 2016 Dawg Gone Canoe Race!
This annual poker run begins at 4pm Saturday, July 23rd with a mass start at Graehl Landing and ends downriver at the Boatel Bar for food and prizes!
All that’s required is a canoe, a Dawg Driver, a Dawg Handler, and a Dawg. (Here’s a secret: it doesn’t have to be a canine; stuffed dogs or even costumed humans are welcome to fill the role!)
Each team will receive two 2016 Dawg Gone Canoe Race t-shirts for the humans and a bandana for the dog.
For more information and registration: http://www.yukonquest.com/events/dawg-gone-canoe-race-alaska
Alaska State 2016 BBQ Championships
DATE: July 23 & 24
LOCATION: Big I Pub & Lounge
THEME:”Here’s Smoke in Your I”
Sponsored by: Gene’s Chrysler Jeep Dodge & RAM SRT
State Competition Wanted: Smokin’ Teams! Calling all “BBQ’ers” Grab your smokers, grills, meat and team, and show your skills at the 2016 Alaska BBQ Association’s annual State Championship.
For more information: http://www.alaskabbq.org/
$30 (on or before July 11)
$35 (July 12 – 24)
ABOUT THE REGATTA:
This is NOT a race, but a flotilla of fun. Winners are judged on creativity and the integration of the Golden Days theme, “for the love of gold”. Register to enter the regatta or volunteer today! Check out the Golden Days River Regatta website for more information.
Felix Pedro Monument Rededication Ceremony
LOCATION: 16.1 Mile Steese Highway
The Annual Rededication of the Felix Pedro Monument will be held at the Monument on Sunday, July 24th, 2016 at 3:00 PM. The monument was first dedicated by the Pioneers of Alaska, in 1952 as part of a Golden Anniversary celebration of the discovery of gold on this site on July 22, 1902. That celebration became the annual Golden Days celebration. The discovery claim and Pedro Monument is at the foot of Cleary Summit on the Steese Highway. There will be light snacks, doughnuts a no cost to the public.
**This event is organized by the Pioneers of Alaska Igloo #4
All events and excerpts are from the Fairbanks Chamber of Commerce website