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Golden Days Events for 2010

Golden Days is our celebration of the discovery of gold in Fairbanks in 1902.Golden Days Logo for 2008

 The Official Golden Days this year runs from July 20 through the 26th, with the Grande Parade Saturday, July 24, 2010. See Golden Days for more information. The logo for 2008 is shown at right.

2010 Theme: "All That Glitters'

For more on the history of Fairbanks, take a trip to our history page. The schedule of events for this year's celebration is below. Call 907-452-1105 for more information, or go to http://fairbankschamber.org/happening/GoldenDays2010.html  Organizers for lots of events "piggy-back" on Golden Days, so there will be much more happening than this. Please see our main event calendars for more things happening in this time period. Rubber Duckie tickets went on sale Memorial Day weekend at Pioneer Park.

Throughout Golden Days 2010:

The Chamber of Commerce sponsors and coordinates Golden Days. If not sponsored by the Chamber, the sponsor is noted.

 Golden Days Celebration- (7/21-25/10). This year's theme is "All That Glitters." Annual city-wide celebration of the discovery of gold in Fairbanks in 1902. A week of activities culminate in the state's largest parade. Included are activities for "sourdoughs" as well as first-time visitors. Lots of events are scheduled for Golden Days, click to see special page for schedule. (907) 452-1105. . http://www.fairbankschamber.org Phone  (907) 452-1105 or you can e-mail:  goldendays@fairbankschamber.org

WARNING: Accommodations are at a premium during the above period - early reservations are strongly advised!

Golden Days Kick-Off Party (7/21/10) See Fairbanks Chamber of Commerce for more information, http://www.fairbankschamber.org Phone  (907) 452-1105

Golden Days Golden Citizen's Senior Luncheon (7/22/10) See Fairbanks Chamber of Commerce for more information, http://www.fairbankschamber.org  Phone  (907) 452-1105

Sign Pro's Theatre Thursday (7/22/10) See Fairbanks Chamber of Commerce for more information, http://www.fairbankschamber.org  Phone  (907) 452-1105

Felix Pedro Golden Days Weigh-In (7/??/10) in past years, this was a 6:00 p.m. re-enactment of Felix Pedro's ride into town after discovering gold near Fox on July 22, 1902. In the past, the Pedro look-alike chosen at the kick-off party left downtown with his poke in the morning and led his mule down Cushman Street, across the bridge to Denali State Bank, and their was usually a robbery on his way.  Now, the event begins as Pedro leads his burro through the Goldrush Town in Pioneer Park, ending at Denali Bank.. (907) 452-1105. NO WORD YET ON WHEN THIS IS THIS YEAR

Alyeska Pipeline's Young Pioneer;s Day (7/23/10) 12:00pm - 4:00pm; FREE ADMISSION - Pioneer Park. Golden Days festivity -- an afternoon of food, fun, and education for the whole family! Various Fairbanks area organizations will offer a variety of booths each offering a different activity. Kids of all ages are welcome to create their own work of art, play games, and meet local firefighters! Free health and safety education. See Fairbanks Chamber of Commerce for more information, http://www.fairbankschamber.org Phone  (907) 452-1105

Alaska USA Federal Credit Union's Comedy Night (7/23/10) See Fairbanks Chamber of Commerce for more information, http://www.fairbankschamber.org Phone  (907) 452-1105

MAC Federal Credit Union Street Fair (7/24/10) 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Downtown Fairbanks. Visit a wide variety of unique vendors and enjoy a fun-filled day in the heart of our great city. This street fair includes something for everyone – enjoy great food for sale by a variety of vendors, music to suite all tastes, entertainment, demonstrations, arts and crafts, dunk tank, bungee trampoline, games for the kids and much, much more! Street Fair Entertainment Stage Sponsored by Spirit of Alaska Federal Credit Union:
Downtown stage performances.
    Noon - 1pm: 9th Army Band
    1pm-1:30pm: Tundra Caravan Mid-Eastern Dance
    1:30pm -2pm: Dance Arts Academy
    3pm - 4pm: David Monroe & Friends
    4pm - 5pm: OPEN

Golden Days AT&T Grande Parade (7/24/10)  10 a.m. to noon. The pinnacle of Golden Days activities and the largest parade in Alaska! 95 floats, motorized vehicles and marching entries. Also includes 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. The parade will be aired later that day on KTVF Channel 11 from 2pm - 4pm and again on Sunday, July 25 from 2pm-4pm.

 Kinross Fort Knox Mine Rubber Duckie Race (7/24/10) At 2:30, 6,000 rubber duckies race for the chance to win cash over $25,000 in cash or other community sponsored prizes. On race day the rubber ducks drop from the Wendell Street Bridge into the Chena River and float downstream to the finish line at the Cushman Street Bridge. Prizes include: $10,000 cash, $5,000 cash, $2,000 Fred Meyer Shopping Spree, Geek City Laptop Computer Package, Northern Alaska Tour Co. Brooks Range Adventure Package for Two, Alaska Airlines Two Round-Trip Tickets and much more! Look for the bright yellow signs in business windows or Goldie & Luckie the big, inflatable yellow ducks! Tickets may be purchased up until the start of the race at 2:30pm.

Golden Days Governor's Picnic (7/25/10) See Fairbanks Chamber of Commerce for more information, http://www.fairbankschamber.org Phone  (907) 452-1105

 All of the above listings and times are subject to change. For more information, call the Greater Fairbanks Chamber of Commerce @ 452-1105 ext. 22 or e-mail,  goldendays@fairbankschamber.org.

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