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72nd Annual Gold Rush Days & Senior Pro Rodeo



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View the schedule for the 72nd Annual Gold Rush Days here!
*Schedule is subject to change.

Gold Rush Days press release

February 14-16, 2020

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 72 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.


Carnival: Brown’s Amusements Family Fun Carnival opens at 4:00 p.m., in the downtown district on February 13th through February 16th at 6pm. A limited number of discount tickets NOW AVAILABLE at the Wickenburg Chamber Visitor Center, 216 N. Frontier Street, for carnival patrons. Tickets are also sold at the carnival.


Opening Ceremonies: The official opening gets underway on Friday, February 14th during the Opening Ceremonies on Frontier Street at 10:00 a.m. with western stuntman Will Roberts, and gold rush officials kicking off the event.


Classic Car Show: Friday is the only day you will be able to see beautiful classic cars on Frontier Street from 9:00 AM – 2:00 p.m.


Senior Pro Rodeo: The National Senior Pro Rodeo and Open Rough Stock takes place on Saturday, February 15th and Sunday, February 16th. Admission: $15 adults, $12 seniors(60+), $5 students (13-17), children (5-12) $3 & under 5 are Free. Gates open at 12 noon. Tickets available at the Chamber Visitor Center, at the gate, or online. The National Senior Pro Rodeo Association selected the 2013 Gold Rush Days Rodeo as their “Rodeo of the Year”.

Buy Rodeo Tickets/Dance Tickets.


Rodeo Dance: The rodeo dance is joining us once again during Gold Rush Days! Bring your dancin’ shoes to the Wickenburg Community Center on Saturday, February 15th and enjoy live music by the Outlaw Brothers Band. The dance will run from 8:00pm to midnight. Must be 21 years or older to attend. Tickets $10.00 per person, available online now (linked above) and coming soon at the Wickenburg Chamber Visitor Center.


Gold Rush Parade: The parade is on Saturday, February 15th at 10:00 a.m., 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 2020 parade theme is “All the Gold!” Named #3 Parade by Arizona Edventures’ Top Ten Parades to attend in Arizona! View the parade map here.


Parking Information: Be there early! Parking is limited, especially downtown before the parade on Saturday.

[Parking map PDF] | [Road Restrictions]


Old Fashion Melodrama: The Desert Stagers present an Old Fashioned Melodrama February 14th-16th with evening performances beginning at 7 p.m. in the historic Saguaro Theater. Tickets are available at the Chamber Visitor Center for $12 each!


The Gatlin Brothers: The Grammy award-winning trio will be performing on Thursday, February 13th at 7:00pm at the Del E. Webb Center for the Performing Arts. The brothers have been entertaining crowds for over sixty years, and have gone on to accumulate 7 #1 singles, 22 studio albums, and 32 Top 40 records. Get tickets on the Webb Center’s website.


Artisan Fair: The main festival area on Valentine Street in the historic district will see 150 exhibitors at the Wickenburg Art Club artisan fair, juried art show, family fun carnival, free stage entertainment, gold panning, 150 arts/crafts, and much more from 9:00 a.m. – 5 p.m. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.


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72nd Annual Gold Rush Days & Senior Pro Rodeo


Feb 14, 2020 9:00 am


Feb 16, 2020 5:00 pm


February 7, 2020


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