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  • Since 1952 Fairbanks has celebrated its founding with a series of activities around the third weekend 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. Golden Days 2019 will be held July 13-21, with the Grand Parade, Street Fair, and Rubber Duckie Race on Saturday, July 20. 

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    Kinross Fort Knox

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    Golden Heart Utilities

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    Sunrise Bagel and Espresso

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    Kinross Fort Knox

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    Foundation Health Partners

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  • GOLDEN DAYS BALLROOM DANCE GOLDEN DAYS BALLROOM DANCE

    Date: July 19, 2019
    Time: 8:30 PM
    Location: Pioneer Park Dance Hall
    Description: The Ballroom Dance Club of Fairbanks will host a Golden Days Dance and invites the whole community to join in on the fun. July 19th from 8:30 to 11 pm. Meet us at the Farthest North Dance Hall in Pioneer Park and join the fun! Put on your hat, your ruffled skirts and your dancing shoes and enjoy the tunes of well known Kit Carson on Stage at the Golden Days Social Dance.
  • GOLDEN SPIKE CEREMONY GOLDEN SPIKE CEREMONY

    Event: Golden Spike Ceremony

    Date: July 20, 2019

    Time: 2:00 PM

    Location: Pioneer Park

    Description: We will be recreating the July 17, 1905 Ceremony that marked the completion of the Tanana Valley Railroad, complete with speeches, live steam operations, train rides, a golden spike ceremony, recreation of historic photos, and cake!

    The Golden Spike Ceremony is our celebration of the 120th birthday of Engine No. 1 - the oldest locomotive in Alaska and the first in the Yukon of Canada. We will be reenacting a ceremony from July 17, 1905 that marked the completion of the Tanana Mines / Tanana Valley Railroad. Complete with speeches from historical figures ET Barnett, Isabelle Barnett, Judge Wickersham, and Falcon Joslin, we have a real gold spike that will be driven, we will reenact historical photos (everyone is encouraged to wear 1890-1910 clothes to be a part of that), and have cake with light refreshments for everyone.

    Train rides will be given all day - and games will be out for a chance to win prizes. Everyone is invited to participate!

     

  • Golden Days Social Dance Golden Days Social Dance

     

    Date: Friday, July 19, 2019

    Time: 8:30-11 p.m. 

    Location: Pioneer Park Dance Center 

    The Ballroom Dance Club of Fairbanks will host a Golden Days Dance and invites the whole community to join in on the fun. July 19th from 8:30 to 11 pm. Meet us at the Farthest North Dance Hall in Pioneer Park and join the fun! Put on your hat, your ruffled skirts and your dancing shoes and enjoy the tunes of well known Kit Carson on Stage at the Golden Days Social Dance.