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Feb 11th, 2022 09:00 AM - Feb 13th, 2022 05:00 PM
73rd Annual Gold Rush Days and Senior Pro Rodeo
This event celebrates the town's origins as a ranching & gold mining center in the days before there was a Phoenix. The heritage event was founded 73 years ago, and today Gold Rush Days draws tens of thousands of visitors, during the 3 ½ days of activities. Gold Rush Days most significant recognition is from the Library of Congress, whereas Gold Rush Days is one of America's Living Legacies. The Wickenburg Chamber of Commerce is the proud producer of the celebration each year, along with partners and sponsors.
Opening Ceremonies & Classic Car Show
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 11
The official opening gets underway on Friday, February 11th during the Opening Ceremonies on Frontier Street at 10:00 am with western stuntman Will Roberts and Gold Rush officials kicking off the event.
Friday is also the only day you will be able to see beautiful classic cars on Frontier Street from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM.
THURSDAY, FRIDAY, SATURDAY & SUNDAY
Brown’s Amusements Family Fun Carnival opens at 10:00am in the downtown district on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. The carnival is also open at 4:00 pm on Thursday, February 10th until 10:00pm. A limited number of discount carnival tickets will be available at the Wickenburg Chamber at a later date. (216 N. Frontier Street) for carnival patrons priced at $25 each. Tickets are also sold at the carnival.
FRIDAY, SATURDAY, & SUNDAY, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
The main festival area on Valentine Street in the historic district will host 150 exhibitors at the Wickenburg Art Club artisan fair, juried art show, family fun carnival, free stage entertainment, gold panning, over 100 arts & crafts vendors, and much more from 9:00am to 5:00pm on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.
FRIDAY, SATURDAY, AND SUNDAY
PLEASE NOTE: This aspect of this event is tentative. The Desert Stagers present an Old Fashioned Melodrama February 12th-13th with evening performances at 7:00pm each night in the historic Saguaro Theater. Tickets will be available at the Wickenburg Visitor Center at a later date.
Gold Rush Days Parade
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 12th, 10:00 AM
The parade is on Saturday, February 12th at 10:00am and is one of the largest in Arizona with over 100 entries, including 1,000 horses within the entry classes. Classic automobiles, floats, marching bands, and youth groups will also be participating. The parade theme for Gold Rush Days 2020 is “All The Gold!” The Gold Rush days parade was named the #3 Parade by Arizona Edventures' Top Ten Parades to attend in Arizona! Parade applications will be available at a later date.
Senior Pro Rodeo
SATURDAY & SUNDAY, GATES OPEN AT NOON
The National Senior Pro Rodeo and Open Rough Stock takes place on Saturday, February 12th and Sunday, February 13th. Performances often include bronc riding, team roping, barrel racing, calf roping, and more. Gates open at noon. Tickets available at the Chamber Visitor Center, at the gate, or online (tickets will be available at a later date). The National Senior Pro Rodeo Association selected the 2013 Gold Rush Days Rodeo as their “Rodeo of the Year."
All details are subject to change as we get closer to the event dates. Check event website for details.