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 MAY
May 5
Tutu Run 2.2
2.2 mile fun run along the beautiful duck flats.
May 11-13
Valdez Fly-In and Air Show
The premier bush flying event in Alaska! valdezflyin.com
May 19 - September 2
Valdez Halibut Derby
The Valdez Halibut Derby features a $10,000 cash Grand Prize for the largest halibut, $3,000 cash for 2nd place and $1,500 for 3rd place. In addition to weekly prizes, all anglers who purchase a derby ticket have a chance to win $5,000 cash in a drawing at the end of the season. valdezfishderbies.com
May 26 & 27
Military Appreciation Weekend
Saturday events include: Military Appreciation Ceremony, free community fish fry & live performance by the 9th Army Band. Sunday: pancake breafasst, free halibut charters
for prequalified Military personnel and free community picnic with live performance by the 9th Army Band. (907) 835-2531
JUNE
June 8-10
Rock & Flow
Rock climbing events including workshops, clinics & Yoga. levitation49.squarespace.com
1. Day Cruise to Columbia or Meares Glaciers
2. Go sea kayaking in Prince William Sound
3. Flightsee by Helicopter
4. Go heli skiing or
snowcat skiing
5. Raft the Lower River
6. Tour the Valdez Museum & Historical Archive
7. Go deep sea fishing
8. Visit the Maxine & Jesse
Whitney Museum
9. Watch bush planes at the May Fly-in Air Show
10.Hike a variety of Valdez trails
11. Rent a fishing boat and tackle
12. Take a self-guided tour of the fish hatchery
13. Dine on Alaskan seafood
14. Explore historic Keystone Canyon waterfalls
June 8-17
Halibut Hullabaloo
Catch the largest halibut during this 10
day period and you will win $1,000 cash,
in addition to the weekly prizes. There’s
no additional cost to participate in Halibut Hullabaloo. Just purchase a regular derby ticket and if you catch the largest fish during the Halibut Hullabaloo time frame, you will win a bonus $1,000 cash! valdezfishderbies.com
June 9-16
26th Annual Valdez Last Frontier Theatre Conference
Playwrights present in front of theatre profeessionals. Classes & panel discussions and featuring five to seven evening perfomances. theatreconference.org
JULY
July 4
City of Valdez 4th of July Festival
Featuring: Fun run, art contest display, Independence Day Paradade, dash races, street block party, Fire Department exchibition, canoe jousting, free community picnic & much more! ci.valdez.ak.us
July 13 & 14
Fireweed 400
The 400-mile course starts at Sheep Mountain Lodge, follows the same route as the 200-mile course through Glennallen and into Valdez. The course then turns around
at Captain Joe’s Gas Station, in 6 Valdez and returns by the same route to Sheep Mountain Lodge. fireweed400.com
15. Hike an abandoned stamp mill
16. Listen to fishing & weather reports on KVAK Radio
17. Go wildlife viewing 18. Enjoy berry picking (in
season)
19. Walk, hike, jog, bike or blade on miles of paved paths
20.Visit the Old Town Memorial
21. Visit and volunteer at the animal shelter
22.Stop and smell the wildflowers
23.View salmon as they spawn
24.Enjoy tax-free shopping 25.See Peter Toth Indian
Carving
26.Go rock climbing
27. Enjoy Gold Rush Days Festival
28.Work out at the local fitness center
July 21-September 2
SILVER DERBY
The Valdez Silver Derby features a $10,000 cash Grand Prize for the largest Silver, $3,000 cash for 2nd place and $1,500 for 3rd place. In addition to daily 1st and 2nd place prizes, all anglers who purchase a derby ticket have a chance to win $5,000 cash in a drawing at the end of the season. valdezfishderbies.com
July 21
Kid’s Pink Salmon Derby
Kids ages 5-16 participate for free. valdezfishderbies.com
July 27 & August 31
Big Prize Fridays
On the first and last Friday of the Silver Salmon Derby, the Valdez Fish Derbies has a bonus prize for the angler catching the largest fish for the day. In addition to the daily prizes, the derby angler catching the largest silver will win $500 cash. There’s no additional cost to participate in Big Prize Friday. Just purchase a regular derby ticket and if you catch the largest fish during Big Prize Friday. valdezfishderbies.com
AUGUST
August 1-5
Valdez Gold Rush Days
Valdez Gold Rush Days is an annual festival celebrating our community’s gold rush history and heritage. valdezgoldrushdays.org
29.Take part in the Last Frontier Theatre Conference
30.Listen to local issues on Coffee Break KCHU Radio
31. Watch movies at the Civic Center
32.Stop for your favorite ice cream cone
33.Join the Fourth of July Parade
34.Enter the Valdez Fish Derby and try to win BIG prizes
35.Enter your homebrew during Oktoberfest to win prizes
36.Hit the steep and deep: snowboard the Chugach Mountains
37. Go geocache hunting 38.Tour the small-boat
harbor
39.Try cross-country skiing on miles of groomed trails
August 10-11
14th Annual Valdez Women’s Silver Salmon Derby valdezfishderbies.com
August 18
Richardson Highway Rendezvous
Music & arts festival. rhrmusicfest.com
SEPTEMBER
September 2
End of the Year Fishing Derby Awards
valdezfishderbies.com
September 29
Valdez Oktoberfest
Each year the valdez convention & visitors bureau hosts the annual oktoberfest & home brew competition to recognize the most talented home brewers not only in valdez but in the state of alaska. valdezoktoberfest.com
SOUTHCENTRAL ALASKA
VALDEZ CALENDAR OF EVENTS
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things to do in Valdez!
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40.Ride a fat bike through the snow
41.Catch the northern lights
42.Go ice climbing 43.Enjoy or compete in
snowmachine racing in winter
44.Grab a button during Frosty Fever to win prizes
45.Rent free snow shoes and go hiking
46.Watch the Hoop for Spring Basketball Tournament
47. Enter and compete in the archery tournament
48.Watch for snowkites 49.Explore Valdez ice caves 50.Build a snowman
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