Golden Days are ‘Back to Tradition’ thanks to volunteers in Fairbanks

Published: Jul. 15, 2022 at 6:19 PM AKDT
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FAIRBANKS, Alaska (KTVF) - What glitters is often gold in Fairbanks as the community prepares to celebrate the 70th year of Golden Days.

The Greater Fairbanks Chamber of Commerce is hosting the annual week-long celebration, which began as a commemoration of the discovery of gold in Interior Alaska by Felix Pedro.

The community-wide event starts on Saturday, July 16 and continues through July 23.

A major highlight of the last day is the Grande parade, which is the largest in the state.

For the past two years the parade was a drive-thru event called the Grande Reverse Parade due to COVID-19. This year the Grande Parade will operate normally with the theme: ‘Back to Tradition’.

The route will run through Fairbanks from the Carlson Center to the Co-op Market.

Following the parade will be a race involving 8,000 rubber duckies on the Chena River.

More information about Golden Days can be found here.

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