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Special Events, Programs & Activities
Parks and Recreation works closely with many community organizations to support programs and activities year-round. You’ll see our staff involved with all of these fun events. Check our full Parks & Recreation calendars for all the latest and greatest happenings in Valdez! 

January:
Valdez Qaniq Challenge- 2 day XC Ski Race

Healthier You

February:
120/Kitty Cat Snow-X - Frosty Fever

Zipfy Mini-Luge Slalom & Kids Drag Races:
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March:
Giant Ski Races
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April: 
Beacon & Eggs Hunt
          
HEALTHIER YOU FINALE: Peter Cottontail Classic 5K 
Beat the Bunny - Kids 1K

          
May:
National Bike Month
           
Summer Sign-Up Fair       
                         
Community Clean Up Day 

Community Summer Reading Program Kick Off!

YOGA Family Story Time

HAWK
(Hiking Alaska's Wild Kountry) begins Memorial Day- through Labor Day
 
7th Annual Bite Back 5K Run
   
       
June:
National Trails Month

Summer Fun Camps
 
Summer Art Contest

Stevens Puppets -
The Sleeping Beauty 

                        
Valdez Arbor Day

                    
July:
National Parks & Rec Month

Paths of Poetry

Summer Fun Camps

Most Patriotic Decorated Business
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Uncle Salmon's Freedom Fun Runs (5K & 10K) 
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July 4th Most Patriotic Float

July 4th Block Party Festivities

A-1 Midway Carnival

Pink Salmon Festival
Pink Salmon 5K Fun Run Race Route

Pink Salmon Cook-Off   Registration Form

Pink Salmon Cook-Off Rules and Procedures 


Black Gold Rodeo

August:
Gold Rush Days:
Kids Scavenger Hunt
Pet-a-Polooza
Kids Dive for Gold

CVT High Five Triathlon

RHR Furry & Four-legged 4K
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    September:
    Labor Day Family Fun Runs 
                   
    HAWK (Hiking Alaska's Wild Kountry) Ends

    HAWK Finale

    October:
    Zombie Run 5K

    Children’s Halloween Party at the Library         

    Pumpkin Carving - Painting

    Halloween Carnival
    Halloween Carnival Newsletter
    Booth Registration Form


    November:
    Book and Basket Auction
               
    Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony

    December:
    Deck the Halls - Festive Homes Contest
            

    Year Round:
    Swim the Bering Strait

    Climb Denali - Valdez Rock Wall 

    Walk with a Doc - October Flyer

    2017 Valdez Race Series
           
    Sponsoring our Annual fan favorites this year, such as; The 7th Annual Bite Back 5K Fun Run, Uncle Salmon Freedom 5K & 10K, and the Labor Day Family Fun Run. To see the entire list, click here!

    For the 2017 Pink Salmon Festival 5K and the Labor Day Family Fun Run, we will be including a $5 registration fee. All proceeds will go towards prizes, new racing equipment, more up-to-date racing technology, as well as funding for new races and runs!

    2017 H.A.W.K. (Hiking Alaska's Wild Kountry)
       
    HAWK - Hike Alaska’s Wild Kountry - 2017. For ages 5 and above. Pick up a HAWK program trail card at the P&R Office at the Civic Center. Hike, bike, or run on foot, 3 or more of the trails listed on the reverse side of this card. Valdez Trail information is available in the Parks and Recreation Summer Trail Map Guide or online at: www.ci.valdez.ak.us/parksandtrails. Log the date you hiked each trail on the reverse side of this tracking card. Turn in your completed trail card at the Parks & Rec Office at the Civic Center or log on to www.ci.valdez.ak.us/HAWKtrailscard to fill out and submit the online trail form on or before September 6, 2016. Each participant must turn in an individual trail card. Prize Drawings for hiking 3, 5, 7 or 9 trails. Participants will be entered in each Prize drawing for which they qualify (for example, a person who hikes 9 trails will be entered in each drawing), but may only win 1 prize. Those who hike all 10 Trails will be entered into a bonus prize drawing!

    #HAWKTrails Social Media Challenge
    We want HAWK to go viral! Every time your hike, bike, or run a HAWK trail, take a photo or video and tag it #HAWKTrail and post it on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or Vine! If you post your photo to our Facebook page (www.facebook.com/ValdezAlaskaFun) in public setting with the tag #HAWKTrail, you will be entered into a separate HAWK 2015 prize drawing and your photo may end up on the cover of our HAWK advertising in 2016! Winners will be announced on the Parks & Rec Facebook page and this website; and prizes will be awarded after September 8th.

    Additional Information

    Any questions, please call the Parks & Rec Office at (907) 835-2531 or email the Parks & Recreation Supervisor, Wendy Clubb, or call the Activities Coordinator, Rachel Sensabaugh @ (907) 835-5033