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With its iconic “Howdy Folks! Welcome to Golden!” arch spanning its main street, 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. In years past, the city hosted a record-breaking gathering of Goldens on International Golden Retriever Day which takes place every February 3rd. 
In February of 2021, we hosted a Golden Retriever photo gallery and many of our shops and restaurants provided specials that celebrated Golden's in Golden.

Virtual Golden In Golden Activities 

Goldens in Golden Social Frame & Online Giveaways – Show your Golden love by creating your own Goldens in Golden framed photo. Tag #GoldensInGolden to be entered to win prizes from KONG. Watch @VisitGoldenCO on Facebook and Instagram for details.

Online Gallery and Videos of Golden-Retriever Walks & Hikes – Goldens from the Golden Retriever Rescue of the Rockies will be featured in online videos of Golden hikes and walks popular with Goldens and their humans.

Activities to enjoy in Golden on your own, include:

A “Do it Your Selfie” Station – Bring your camera and take a photo of your pup in front of the mini “Welcome to Golden” arch at the Visitors Center, 1010 Washington Ave. Post and tag online for your chance to win prizes from KONG.

“Pup Cups & Pupaccinos” & Dining Deals – Several Golden restaurants and coffee shops are offering free pup cups or pupaccinos (whipped cream treats for dogs) with a to-go or patio purchase. 

Pet Friendly Overnight Getaway Deals – Make a night of it at the Golden Hotel which is offering a $139 dog-friendly rate that includes a Deluxe Guest Room, house-made dog treats, a Golden Hotel latte mug with drink and dining credits and lots of doggie TLC including patio dining deals. More info here

Mini “Welcome to Golden” Arch Selfie Station

Location: Golden Visitors Center - 1010 Washington Ave, Golden CO 80401 Goldens in Golden 2
Dates: Feb. 1 through Feb. 7th. 
Times: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Post your photos on @VisitGoldenCO  Facebook and/or Instagram using #GoldensInGolden to be entered to win prizes from KONG and to be featured in our Goldens In Golden album. 

*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. 
Please follow all social distancing guidelines and wear your mask. 


Special thanks to Golden's own KONG. The KONG Classic is the gold standard of dog toys and has become the staple for dogs around the world for over forty years.

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