With our iconic “Howdy Folks! Welcome to Golden!” arch spanning Washington Avenue, Golden, Colorado is one of the friendliest towns in the West. It’s also the perfect place to celebrate one of the friendliest dog breeds in the world, Golden Retrievers. This year, we are doggone excited to announce the return of our beloved Goldens in Golden event happening Saturday, February 5, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
“Any time of year, Golden is a perfect destination for dogs – and their humans – to enjoy hiking trails, walking paths, dog-friendly beer gardens, and fun times with friends and family,” said Megan Pinson of Visit Golden. “After a hiatus, we're excited to announce that the 2022 Goldens in Golden event is on! We invite well-behaved, leashed Golden Retrievers - and their humans - to join us for a fun gathering, walk down Washington Avenue and take a group photo under our Golden Arch."
Gather at the Golden Visitor Center at 11 am where you can enjoy complimentary "pup cup" treats, take a professional photo under our mini Welcome Arch and grab free Golden Doggie Bags. Washington Avenue will be closed and at 11:45 a.m. the group will walk to the Arch for a group photo. Official festivities end at 1 p.m. and afterwards, head out around Golden on your own. There will be many dog-friendly deals, plenty of patios and lots of nearby trails to enjoy!
More details and deals will be added soon! Please note a few important points:
1.) Goldens in Golden is extremely weather-dependent and will be cancelled in the event of inclement weather. Please check the website, Facebook event, and @VisitGoldenCO social channels the morning of the event to confirm it's a go.
2.) Please RSVP to Goldens In Golden Facebook Event on our Facebook page if you plan to attend so we can prepare accordingly. Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Instagram @VisitGoldenCO for important updates.
3.) National Golden Retriever Day actually falls on Thursday, February 3rd, but our event will be held on SATURDAY, February 5th to allow for more people to enjoy the event.
4.) If you plan to bring your well behaved Golden to Golden, please keep your pooch leashed and be sure to clean up after your dog. Also, please follow all social distancing guidelines and the latest mask mandates.
Visit the Goldens In Golden Event Page for more information.
NOTE: First arch photo from KDVR and dog arch portrait and dog w/stick from Golden photographer Holly Strebel.