Will you strike it rich at the annual Gold Rush Days? Learn about the history of mining, panning, and logging as the history of Juneau is brought to life on June 16 and 17. The event is free, family-friendly, and takes place at Savikko Park. Check out the mining skills competition, logging relays, and learn a few new skills to take back from your time in Juneau.

The immersive exhibitions will quickly make you feel like you’ve been whisked back to the gold mining days of yore. Learn tricks and tips for telling real gold from “fool’s gold” and see for yourself just how treacherous and challenging such a lifestyle can be. It’s fun for the whole family and suitable for all ages and abilities. Who knows? You might even get lucky when you’re armed with the know-how of an expert miner.

What to Expect

Open both days from dawn until dusk, this annual event is a favorite for locals and visitors alike. Join one of the many pop-up competitions, or cheer on the competitors as they race to showcase who’s the best logger and miner in town. Of course, no Juneau festival is complete without a mouthwatering selection of local dishes from nearby farmers, fishermen, and vendors.

When in Juneau, pan and mine like a local. You never known what might turn up.