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March 2017

Jazz in the Hall: Jim Holland

March 2
Old Fire Hall,
1105 1st Ave
Whitehorse, YT Y1A 5G4 Canada
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At the Old Fire Hall in downtown Whitehorse Shows begin at 7pm. Tickets are $6, at the door.

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March 2017

EDI Hut to Hut

March 4

A family event that encourages skiers and snowshoers to visit three trail huts for treats and surprises, finishing with a BBQ at the ski chalet.

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March 2017

Trek Over the Top

March 9 - March 12
Dawson City, Yukon,
Dawson City, YT Canada
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Welcome snowmobile trekkers to Dawson City after they’ve trekked across the Top of the World Highway in winter conditions! This international snowmobile journey runs from Tok, Alaska to Dawson City, Yukon. Register early online.

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March 2017

Thaw-Di-Gras Spring Carnival

March 17 - March 19
Venues around town in Dawson,
Dawson City, YT Canada
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Come celebrate the coming of spring in Dawson City with a chainsaw toss, lip-syncing competition, snowshoe baseball, road hockey, and more!

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March 2017

40th Annual Kilrich Buiding Centres Yukon Native Hockey Tournament

March 17 - March 20
Canada Games Centre,
200 Hamilton Blvd Whitehorse
Whitehorse, YT Y1A 0A6 Canada
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Come cheer on your favourite teams and players at this famous Aboriginal hockey tournament!

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March 2017

Burning Away the Winter Blues

March 18 @ 8:30 pm - March 19 @ 10:00 pm
Robert Service Campground,
120 Robert Service Way
Whitehorse, YT Canada
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Celebrate the Spring Equinox with this annual parade and bonfire along the Yukon River.  Park your car at the Robert Service Campsite and catch a shuttle to the S.S. Klondike to watch the parade. The parade finishes at Robert Service Campground, where a giant Woolly Mammoth winter effigy will be burned in a big bonfire. Bring a piece of paper with your winter blues written on it to burn along with the winter effigy!

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March 2017

The Percy DeWolfe Memorial Mail Race

March 23 - March 25
Dawson City, Yukon,
Dawson City, YT Canada
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Come watch world-class dog mushers race along the old mail route of Percy DeWolfe, a famous mail-carrier who braved deep sub-zero temperatures in the early 20th century to deliver mail. The route goes from Dawson City to Eagle, Alaska and back again.

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March 2017

Dawson City Sled Dawgs Diamond Dempster Daze

March 25
Dawson City, Yukon,
Dawson City, YT Canada
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Come join in as snowmobiles ride along the frozen Dempster Highway and rip through Tombstone Territorial Park. Celebrations at Diamond Tooth Gerties to follow!

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March 2017

Buckwheat Ski Classic

An annual ski race on the scenic Log Cabin ski trails on the South Klondike Highway.

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March 2017
$24

Jazz on the Wing – Guitarist Marc Atkinson Trio

March 26
Yukon Arts Centre,
300 College Drive
Whitehorse, YT Canada
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Jazz on the Wing performance at the Yukon Arts Centre. Buy your tickets here!

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April 2017

Spring Spruce Bog Craft Fair

April 1
Westmark Whitehorse Hotel,
201 Wood Street
Whitehorse, YT Y1A 2E4 Canada
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A wide selection of handcrafted, Yukon made items!

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April 2017

Jazz in the Hall: Annie Avery

April 6
Old Fire Hall,
1105 1st Ave
Whitehorse, YT Y1A 5G4 Canada
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At the Old Fire Hall in downtown Whitehorse Shows begin at 7pm. Tickets are $6, at the door.

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April 2017

Dawson City International Short Film Festival

April 13 - April 16
Venues around town in Dawson,
Dawson City, YT Canada
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This film festival is one of the most northern festivals of its kind. The Dawson City International Short Film Festival (DCISFF) shows short films of all genres every Easter weekend. The Festival also features workshops, meet-and-greets, awards, and more. Purchase tickets in advance online.

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April 2017

Rotary Music Festival

April 19 - April 29
Venues around Whitehorse,
Whitehorse, YT Canada
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The Rotary Music Festival creates venue space for young musicians to showcase their talents in piano, flute, woodwinds, voice, strings, guitar, percussion, bands, choirs, and more. Around 1,200 participants come each year for performance and adjudication. Come watch and support young Yukon musicians!

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May 2017

Faro Crane and Sheep Viewing Festival

May 5 - May 7
Town of Faro,
Faro, YT Canada
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Join wildlife enthusiasts in Faro, Yukon for a weekend of wildlife viewing, speakers, workshops, food, and more. In May, the Sandhill Cranes migrate through Faro on their way to Alaska, and Fannin Sheep can be spotted grazing close to town. Visit faroyukon.ca or stop by the CRIC for more details!

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May 2017

Diamond Tooth Gerties’ Opening Show

May 12
Diamond Tooth Gerties,
1001 4th Avenue
Dawson City , Y0B 1G0 Canada
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Kick off a season of vaudeville revue with this memorable show at Diamond Tooth Gerties!

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May 2017

Journée de la Francophonie (Francophone Day)

May 15

Join the vibrant Franco-Yukon community in this celebration of Francophone culture. For more information about the celebrations, please visit our website: JFY.afy.yk.ca.

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May 2017

Dawson City Gold Show

May 19 - May 20
Dawson City, Yukon,
Dawson City, YT Canada
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An industry and consumer tradeshow and springtime tradition that celebrates Dawson’s Gold Rush heritage as well as the modern mining industry in the area. It’s a great place to chat, network, buy, and sell before a busy summer season in the mining industry.

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May 2017

Doors Open Dawson

May 20
Dawson City, Yukon,
Dawson City, YT Canada
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Ever wonder what stories lie behind the old buildings of Dawson City? Come to Doors Open Dawson and buildings with historical or architectural significance will open their doors to the public. Join a guided tour, see a special exhibit, or chat to building operators about Dawson’s history.

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May 2017
$300

North Words Writers Symposium

May 31 - June 3
AB Hall,
Skagway, AK 99840 United States
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Exploring the frontiers of language. Three days of discussions, readings, and writing with Keynote speakers Mary Roach & Alaskan Faculty. Included with registration is a train ride & trail write, Dyea cabin retreat cookout & music, Keynote banquet, historic brothel tour, and most meals!

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June 2017

Weekend on the Wing Birding Festival

June 2 - June 4
Tombstone Territorial Park Interpretive Centre,
Km 71.5 Dempster Highway YT Canada
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This festival welcomes migrating birds as they cross through the sub-arctic environment of Tombstone Territorial Park. Join in at the Tombstone Interpretive Centre for walks and talks. Presented by Yukon Parks, Friends of the Dempster Country, Yukon Bird Club

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June 2017
$140

Kluane Mountain Bluegrass Festival

June 9 - June 11
Haines Junction Venues,
Haines Junction, Yukon Canada
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The Kluane Mountain Bluegrass Festival is returning to Haines Junction in 2016 from June 10th – June 12th. With a new lineup of talented artists. Come to Haines Junction to partake in this lively music festival!   And, you can now go to: yukonbluegrass.com to learn more exciting news about the festival.  Check out our new website. If you have questions about the upcoming festival, please direct these to: festival@yukonbluegrass.com   

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June 2017

The Commissioner’s Tea and Klondike Ball

June 10
Palace Grand,
3rd Ave and King Street
Dawson City, YT Canada
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This event celebrates the Yukon Territory’s union with the dominion of Canada. Dress code is formal, and many dress in the styles of 1898. The tea takes place at the Commissioner’s Residence during the day, and a ball takes place at the Palace Grand at night with dancing, food, and drinks.

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June 2017

Dustball Invitational Slo-pitch Tournament

June 15 - June 18
Pepsi Softball Centre,
Range Road
Whitehorse, YT Canada
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Softball is a summer tradition in Whitehorse. This annual tournament hosts 72 teams from Canada and around the world. Register your team early online, or come watch for free.

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June 2017

Dust 2 Dawson Motorcycle Ride (Not a rally!)

June 15 - June 16

An annual gathering for motorcyclists heading up from the south towards Dawson. Not a rally!

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June 2017

Annual Kluane-Chilkat International Bike Relay

June 17

This bike relay race starts in Haines Junction, Yukon and ends in Haines, Alaska. Eight-person, four-person, two-person and solo teams cycle through stunning mountain scenery. Race distance is 238.28 km (148 mi). Register early online.

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June 2017

Midnight Sun Golf Tournament

June 17
Dawson City Golf Course,
PO Box 189
Dawson City, YT Y0B 1G0 Canada
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This unique golf tournament tees off at midnight and finishes in the morning, with a celebratory breakfast of beer and eggs!

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June 2017

Dempster to Dawson City Solstice Race

June 17 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Celebrate the longest day of the year under the midnight sun with a run (or walk) along the Klondike River valley into historic Dawson City. Make a weekend of it and take in all that Dawson City has to offer. The second annual Dempster to Dawson City Solstice Race includes a marathon, 4 person marathon relay, and half marathon for runners as well as a 10 km and 5 km for runners and walkers. The event will wrap up with…

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June 2017

National Aboriginal Day in Dawson City

June 21

On June 21st in Dawson city the Dänojà Zho Cultural Centre celebrates National Aboriginal Day with outdoor events including the Hän Singers, live contemporary music, tours, activities, refreshments and an opportunity to visit our heritage galleries. Aboriginal Day has been set aside for all people to recognize, celebrate and learn more about the Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in First Nation and Aboriginal culture and heritage in Canada.

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June 2017

St. Jean Baptiste Day Celebrations

June 24
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Yearly on the same date
Yukon Wide,
YT Canada

Join the Yukon's vibrant Francophone culture and celebrate St. Jean Baptiste Day every year on June 24.

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June 2017

24 Hours of Light Mountain Bike Festival

June 24 - July 25
Mount MacIntyre,
1 Sumanik Drive
Whitehorse, YT Canada
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This mountain bike race has a unique Yukon flair. Solo mountain bikers and teams of all ages and abilities will race around the trails of Mt. McIntyre throughout the night, guided by the light of the midnight sun. The team that does the most amount of laps in the allotted time wins! Register early online.

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June 2017

Solstice Saint-Jean

June 24 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Don't miss this great summer celebration in Whitehorse and Dawson! Amazing music from Yukon and beyond. (867) 668-2663, solstice.afy.yk.ca Free

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June 2017

Yukon River Quest

June 28 - July 2
Yukon Wide,
YT Canada

The Yukon River Quest is one of the most spectacular paddling races in the world. Participants take off from Whitehorse and paddle the 740 km (460mi) to reach Dawson City in marathon time, usually within 48 hours. Cheer on the teams as they leave Whitehorse or arrive in Dawson.

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June 2017

Adäka Cultural Festival

June 30 - July 6
Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre,
1171 1 Ave
Whitehorse, YT Y1A 0G9 Canada
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Celebrates and showcases Yukon First Nations arts & culture. Program includes traditional and contemporary music, dance, drumming, arts and crafts, storytelling, film, artist demonstrations, workshops, cultural presentations, a community feast and more!

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July 2017

Canada Day

July 1
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Yearly on the same date until July 1, 2020

A parade down 2nd Avenue ends at noon at Shipyards Park in Whitehorse, where ceremonies and celebrations will take place throughout the afternoon. Dawson City celebrates Canada Day with a parade, a barbecue, and the annual Gold Panning Championships. Watson Lake has kid's activities, a humongous cake, horseshoes, a candy drop and so much more at Lucky Lake Park. Check in with other Yukon communities to see what special events are planned to celebrate Canada Day.

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July 2017

Gold Panning Championships

July 1
Dawson City, Yukon,
Dawson City, YT Canada
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Celebrate Dawson’s gold rush heritage at this annual Gold Panning Championship event. Competitors from the Yukon and around the world compete to find out who can extract a predetermined amount of gold flake from a bucket of dirt the fastest. The winners go to the World Gold Panning Championships.  

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July 2017

WBSC Men’s World Softball Championship

July 7 - July 16
Pepsi Softball Centre,
Range Road
Whitehorse, YT Canada
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Yukon hosts it's first Senior Men's World Championship. The world's best fast pitch athletes will compete for their countries during 10 days of exciting, fast-pased action.

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July 2017
Free

Canada Parks Day

July 15
S.S. Klondike,
10 Robert Service Way
Whitehorse, YT Canada
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Celebrate Canada’s Parks and National Historic Sites. Join in guided walks, tours, and free family-friendly events. Visit Miles Canyon or the S.S. Klondike

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July 2017

Dawson City Music Festival

July 21 @ 8:00 am - July 23 @ 5:00 pm
Venues around town in Dawson,
Dawson City, YT Canada
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Dawson comes alive with arts and music during this “tiny perfect music festival.” Venues around Dawson City host performances by a wide variety of musicians from the Yukon, Canada and around the world. Enjoy intimate venues, diverse genres, and the work of local artists and artisans.

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July 2017

International Dome Race

July 22
Dawson City, Yukon,
Dawson City, YT Canada
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This race sends several dozen participants up the Dome Road, 3000 ft above Dawson, for an annual running race on Dawson Music Festival Weekend.

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July 2017

Yukon River Trail Marathon

July 30 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Rotary Park,
2nd Ave
Whitehorse, Yukon Canada
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Run on scenic trails in the Yukon River valley. Events include marathon, half-marathon and a four-person relay. Start and finish at Rotary Park in Whitehorse.

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August 2017

Weekend on the Rocks

August 4 - August 6
Tombstone Territorial Park Interpretive Centre,
Km 71.5 Dempster Highway YT Canada
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Celebrate geology at the Tombstone Interpretive Centre. Join in interpretive walks, artist workshops and guest speakers.

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August 2017

Great Klondike International Outhouse Race

August 12
Dawson City, Yukon,
Dawson City, YT Canada

Only at this race will you find outhouses on wheels, scavenger hunts, and costumes. This hilarious event is one-of-a-kind. Visitors are encouraged to join!

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August 2017

Discovery Days in Dawson City

August 17 - August 20
Dawson City, Yukon,
Dawson City, YT Canada
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The Discovery Day long weekend is a unique Yukon holiday that celebrates the day gold was discovered at Bonanza Creek near Dawson City. Long weekend festivities make Dawson City the place to be. Come see historical street theatre, displays, food, and plenty of other special events.

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August 2017

Authors on Eighth Writing Contest and Walking Tour

August 17
Dawson City, Yukon,
Dawson City, YT Canada
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Authors on Eighth celebrates the works of prominent Yukon writers such as Robert Service, Jack London, and Pierre Berton. Visit the author’s homes on a walking tour and hear stories of their lives and works. If you are a writer, enter the writing contest. Winners will be announced on the walking tour.

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August 2017

Yukon Riverside Arts Festival

August 17 - August 20
Venues around town in Dawson,
Dawson City, YT Canada
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Artists from the Yukon, the Northwest Territories, Alaska, and beyond come to Dawson City on the Discovery Days long weekend to share artwork, host workshops, create galleries, see concerts, and participate in film screenings. This annual artistic tradition takes place in open-air tents along the Yukon River in Dawson City, as well as other venues around town.

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August 2017

Discovery Days in Watson Lake

August 18 - August 21
Various Watson Lake Venues,
Watson Lake, Yukon Canada
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Community parade, recreation centre activities, slo-pitch tournament, skate boarding competition, and a family dinner. Full week of events.

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August 2017

Klondike Valley Mud Bog

August 20
Dawson City, Yukon,
Dawson City, YT Canada

Monster trucks and other vehicles attempt to race from one end of a mud pit to the other! An annual Dawson City tradition.

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September 2017

Labour Day Slo-Pitch Classic

September 8 - September 11

Come watch or enter a team in this annual softball tournament!

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September 2017

White Ram Poker Tournament

September 8 - September 11
Diamond Tooth Gerties,
1001 4th Avenue
Dawson City , Y0B 1G0 Canada
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World-class poker competitors gather in Dawson City to compete at the only legal poker tournament West of Edmonton. The competition takes place in Canada’s oldest casino, Diamond Tooth Gertie’s.

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