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  • Since 1952 Fairbanks has celebrated its founding with a series of activities in July known as Golden Days. Golden Days boasts exciting events for all ages, including the biggest parade in Alaska, a street fair, and a rubber duckie race along the Chena river among many other fun activities.  




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  • Golden Days River Regatta Golden Days River Regatta

    WHEN:  Saturday, July 14. Check in at 9:30 a.m. , Flotilla at 11 a.m.
    WHERE: Start - Graehl Landing (downtown) 
                    Finish - University Ave. boat launch

    WHAT: The Golden Days River Regatta is a leisurely, relaxing flotilla, (not a race) down the beautiful Chena River in downtown Fairbanks, Alaska. Teams from all around the Interior test their carpentry, duct tape, and artistic skills in building and decorating a water craft that can navigate the challenges of a slow moving and narrow river, during the hottest part of summer. There are no limitations as to what you can build your water craft out of, so be creative!
     Register to enter the regatta or volunteer today!  Check out the Golden Days River Regatta website for more information. 

  • Pedro Monument Ceremonies Pedro Monument Ceremonies

    WHEN: July 15 at 3:00 p.m.

    WHERE: 16 mile Steese Highway at the Felix Pedro Monument Wayside

    WHAT: This is the oldest event of our annual Golden Days celebration, hosted by the Pioneers of Alaska.  At this public event we will be honoring Felix Pedro at the very site where he discovered Fairbanks gold in 1902.  Guest speaker will be Rose Rybachek who will share some of her personal mining experiences from the Livengood area. Traditional refreshments will be served at the conclusion.  

    History and fun for everyone! Join us in remembering the man who uncovered the golden possibilities that put Fairbanks forever on the map. 

  • Sourdough Pancake Feed Sourdough Pancake Feed

    WHEN:  Wednesday, July 18., - Saturday, July 21 6:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
    WHERE: Sadler's Parking Lot
    WHAT: A Fairbanks tradition. The Sourdough pancake feed has been a longtime tradition in conjunction with Golden Day's. Wednesday through Saturday 6am -10am. This event is hosted by the local Kiwanis and all proceeds are put right back into the Fairbanks Community. The breakfast includes all you can eat sourdough pancakes, 1 order of sausage, orange juice, and coffee.  Please help us support our great community!

  • Pioneers of Alaska Regent's Tea Pioneers of Alaska Regent's Tea

    WHEN: July 20 at 1:00 p.m.

    WHERE: Pioneer Park Civic Center

    WHAT: The Fairbanks Igloos host this event that features a full tea service with those famous pioneer homemade delectable finger foods that are served up by the gracious ladies of Women's Igloo No. 8, who are dressed up in their Golden Days finery.  

    This elegant affair also has light hearted entertainment featuring some of our rich local history.    

    The Regent's tea is free and open to the public.

  • Run For Gold Run For Gold

    WHEN:  Saturday, July 21. 9:50 a.m.

    WHEREAurora Energy Power Plant on 1st Ave. 

    WHAT: A one mile family fun run leading the Golden Days Parade to support the Literacy Council of Alaska. Every runner will be entered into a drawing to win REAL GOLD. Register early at LCA or on line at www.runningclubnorth.org. Cost: Families $25, Adults $15, Youth $10. Bookmarks with free books for every runner.

    REGISTRATION: Bib pick up on Wednesday, July 18, 5pm – 8pm, at Literacy Council of Alaska, 517 Gaffney Road.
    Race Day bib pickup and late registration 830-930am at Golden Heart Utilities Water Plant, 1304 1st Avenue.

    Questions? Call 456-4986

    You can register here

  • Gold Vibes Only Gold Vibes Only

      WHEN: July 22 at 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

      WHERE: Gold Daughters, 1671 Steese Highway, Fairbanks

      WHAT: Join us at Gold Daughters for gold vibes! View an Ice Age fossil collection on display for the first time from Fairbanks Gold Co. and enjoy a day of golden celebration. Give aways, face painting available and a good ol' fashioned speed panning competition. Walk away with the fastest pan and receive a $200 Poke O' Paydirt. $20 admission/person and 5&Under free. No reservation necessary, 10am-6pm, 120 person capacity, first come first serve.

  • Golden Days Social Dance Golden Days Social Dance

      WHEN:  Friday, July 20, 8:30-11:00 p.m.
      WHERE: Pioneer Park Dance Center
      WHAT: Ballroom Dance Club of Fairbanks hosts this Golden Days Social Dance with Kit Carson on stage. Friday, July 20th, 8:30pm-11:00pm $10.00 at the door. Put on your hats and suspenders, your ruffled skirts and feathers, and, of course, our dancing shoes, and join us in celebrating Fairbanks' gold rush history at this social dance! Bring a snack to share. No experience of partner necessary. Please bring clean, non-marking shoes. www.ballroomfairbanks.org

  • The Farthest North Standard Flower Show Home Grown Super Heros The Farthest North Standard Flower Show Home Grown Super Heros

    WHEN: 1:00 p.m. | July 20, 2018

    WHERE: Pioneer Park Centennial Center

    WHAT: Fairbanks Garden Club presents The Farthest North Standard Flower Show July 20 and July 21, 2018 All Amateur Gardeners are Invited to Exhibit Open and Free to the Public 1 - 5 PM Fri, 11 AM - 3 PM Sat Pioneer Park Centennial Center 2300 Airport Way, Fairbanks. All entries will be received between 8:00 - 10:00 AM on July 20th. The complete schedule includes the Rules Insert which can be obtained from www.alaskagardenclubs.org, www.fairbanksgardenclub.org, or by calling the Show Chairmen Becky Hassebroek 456-3066 or Phyllis Church 457-6171, or e-mail BeckyHasse@aol.com.

  • Cardboard Boat Regatta & Summer Beach Party Cardboard Boat Regatta & Summer Beach Party

      WHEN: 12-3 p.m., July 28, 2018 

      WHERE:  Tanana Lakes Rec Area

      WHAT: Cardboard Boat Regatta and Summer Beach Party. Free hot dogs & drinks Kids Sandcastle Building Contest Kids games & crafts Beach Volleyball Swimming Face Painting Hiking Trails KIDS SANDCASTLE BUILDING CONTEST: Free! Open to kids ages 5-12 Sign up as an individual or team Age divisions will be 5-7, 8-10, and 11-12. Prizes awarded for first and second place for each age group. Each team will receive one free bucket and shovel. Children are encouraged to bring their own sandcastle building supplies and anything they would like to decorate their sandcastle with. 12:30pm—Sandcastle Building Begins 1:30pm—Judging Award Ceremony to follow CARDBOARD BOAT RACES: $20 team entry - all supplies included Must be at least 8 years of age to participate Maximum 6 per team, Minimum 2 in boat *Teams may bring additional duct tape or decorations 12:00pm—Supplies available, Building begins 2:00pm—Judging for aesthetics/construction 2:15pm—Boats launch and Race Award Ceremony to follow Awards: Fastest Finishers (1st, 2nd & 3rd) Titanic (most spectacular sinking) Vogue (most spectacular looking) Pride of the Regatta (most creative use of supplies) Rah Rah (best spirit) Best-Dressed Limited spots available for boat races and kids sandcastle competition. Call 907-459-1098 to register today! Registration closes Thursday, July 19th at 5pm.