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April 2020

Dawson City International Short Film Festival

April 9 - April 12

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 2020

52nd Annual Rotary Music Festval

April 15 - April 25

Come out and enjoy music and dance performances from all age groups. Adjudicated sessions are free!  

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May 2020

Faro Crane and Sheep Viewing Festival

May 1 - May 3
Town of Faro Faro, YT Canada + Google Map

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 2020

Annual Yukon trade Show

May 1 - May 3
Canada Games Centre, 200 Hamilton Blvd Whitehorse
Whitehorse, YT Y1A 0A6 Canada
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Come visit with local businesses at this annual trade show.

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May 2020

Diamond Tooth Gerties’ Opening Night

May 6
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 2020

Outdoor Fireweed Community Market

May 14 - September 10
Shipyards Park, 2nd Ave and Shipyards Park
Whitehorse, YT Canada
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The Outdoor Fireweed Community Market offers a unique, summer experience for farm-gate style production and consumption of local products. Find stunning jewelry, fine art and crafts, fresh produce, plants, prepared foods, hot meals, personal care products, music, and art and agricultural workshops. Bring your family or meet up with friends. Open every Thursday at Shipyards Park, 3 pm - 7 pm, from May 17 to September 13, 2019. Follow us on social media for exciting updates: Facebook Twitter Instagram

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May 2020

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 2020

Dawson City Gold Show

May 15 - May 16
Dawson City, Yukon Dawson City, YT Canada + Google Map

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 2020

Arts In the park

May 21 @ 12:00 pm - August 2 @ 1:00 pm
LePage Park, Wood St and 3rd Avenue
Whitehorse, YT
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Come to Lepage Park weekdays during the summer for live music and performances by local and visiting musicians.

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May 2020

North Words Writers Symposium

May 27 - May 30
AB Hall Skagway, AK 99840 United States + Google Map
$300

Exploring the frontiers of language. Three days of discussions, readings, and writing with Keynote speakers. Offers a unique opportunity for writers to meet with other writers and thinkers in a spectacular place.

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June 2020

Kluane Mountain Bluegrass Festival

June 12 - June 14
Haines Junction Venues Haines Junction, Yukon Canada + Google Map
$140

The Kluane Mountain Bluegrass Festival is returning to Haines Junction in 2018 from June 12th– June 14th. 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. If you have questions about the upcoming festival, please direct these to: festival@yukonbluegrass.com   

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June 2020

Ride for Dad Yukon

June 13
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June 2020

The Commissioner’s Tea and Klondike Ball

June 13
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 2020

Dust 2 Dawson Motorcycle Ride (Not a rally!)

June 18 - June 19

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

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June 2020

Annual Kluane-Chilkat International Bike Relay

June 20

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 2020

National Aboriginal Day and Summer Solstice

June 21
Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre, 1171 Front Street
Whitehorse, YT Y1A 0G9 Canada
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Canada's National Aboriginal Day lands on the same day as summer solstice. Join in as Whitehorse First nations host a day of cultural celebrations with music, food, and entertainment at the Kwanlin Dun Cultural Centre.

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June 2020

St. Jean Baptiste Day Celebrations

June 24
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 2020

Yukon River Quest

June 24 - June 27
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 2020

Adäka Cultural Festival

June 26 - July 2
Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre, 1171 Front Street
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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June 2020

Reckless Raven 50 Mile Ultra & Relay

June 28

The Reckless Raven 50 is a Yukon ultramarathon trail race which can be undertaken solo or as a team of 2.    

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July 2020

Canada Day

July 1

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 2020

Mayo Arts Festival

July 1
Village of Mayo Mayo, YT Canada + Google Map

This festival is a summer tradition that showcases artists and musicians from Keno City, Elsa, and Mayo. You’ll see demonstrations, performances, and art sales by local artists.

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July 2020

Gold Panning Championships

July 4
Dawson City, Yukon Dawson City, YT Canada + Google Map

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 2020

Dustball Invitational Slo-pitch Tournament

July 9 - July 12
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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July 2020

Great Northern Arts Festival

July 10 - July 19
Inuvik Inuvik, NWT Canada + Google Map

Visual artists and performers from Canada’s northern First Nations gather in Inuvik to showcase their work, meet other artists, and learn new techniques.

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July 2020

Atlin Arts & Music Festival

July 10 - July 12
Tarahne Park Atlin, BC Canada + Google Map
$1 – $122.00

The Atlin Arts and Music Festival invites artists and audiences from the Yukon, Canada, and around the world to the picturesque town of Atlin, BC for a weekend of music, art, dancing, storytelling, and more.  

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July 2020

Klondike Krankfest

July 10 @ 8:00 am - July 12 @ 5:00 pm
Mount MacIntyre, 1 Sumanik Drive
Whitehorse, YT Canada
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Lap style race at Mt.Mac

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July 2020

Dawson City Music Festival

July 17 @ 8:00 am - July 19 @ 5:00 pm

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 2020

Air North Midnight Dome Race

July 18

Join other runners, joggers and walkers for a trek up to the famous Dawson City Dome.

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August 2020

Yukon River Trail Marathon

August 2 - August 3
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 2020

Discovery Days in Dawson City

August 13 - August 17
Dawson City, Yukon Dawson City, YT Canada + Google Map

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 2020

Authors on Eighth Writing Contest and Walking Tour

August 13
Dawson City, Yukon Dawson City, YT Canada + Google Map

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 2020

Yukon Riverside Arts Festival

August 13 - August 16
Klondike Institute of Art & Culture, 902 Second Avenue
Dawson City, YT YOB 1G0 Canada
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Free

The Yukon Riverside Arts Festival takes place in various venues around Dawson City on Discovery Days weekend, August 13 – 16.  The festival aims to provide an accessible environment for community members and visitors to interact directly with the arts and explore their creativity. We welcome artists practicing traditional and non-traditional contemporary art from the Yukon and abroad presenting a wide range of events, including concerts, exhibitions, workshops, lectures, public art, live music, an art market and more. Most festival…

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August 2020

Discovery Days Fastball Tournament

August 14 - August 16
Dawson City, Yukon Dawson City, YT Canada + Google Map
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August 2020

Klondike Valley Mud Bog

August 16
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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August 2020

Weekend on the Rocks

August 28 - August 31
Tombstone Territorial Park Interpretive Centre, Km 71.5 Dempster Highway YT Canada + Google Map

Celebrate geology at the Tombstone Interpretive Centre. Join in interpretive walks, artist workshops and guest speakers.

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September 2020

Great Klondike International Outhouse Race

September 1
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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September 2020

Sport Yukon’s Klondike Trail Of ’98 International Road Relay

September 11 - September 12

What a Rush! Teams race from Skagway to Whitehorse. Relay teams of up to 10 runners race along the old Gold Rush route through coast mountains from Skagway to Whitehorse overnight. The race begins in Skagway, Alaska and finishes along the Yukon River in Whitehorse. Festivities to follow the race.

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September 2020

White Ram Poker Tournament

September 11 - September 14
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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September 2020

Terry Fox Day

September 15

Check in your Yukon community for Terry Fox Day fundraising events.

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September 2020

Terry Fox Day

September 20

Check in your Yukon community for Terry Fox Day fundraising events.

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September 2020

Gerties’ Last Show

September 26
Diamond Tooth Gerties, 1001 4th Avenue
Dawson City , Y0B 1G0 Canada
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The vaudeville dancers and performers at Diamond Tooth Gerties always put on a good show, but the last show of the season shouldn't be missed. Come send off the season in style and witness this hilariously entertaining final performance!

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October 2020

7th Annual Yukon Beer Festival

October 17 - October 18
Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre, 1171 Front Street
Whitehorse, YT Y1A 0G9 Canada
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The Yukon Beer Festival Society was founded in 2013 by (you guessed it) a group of northern-living beer lovers. Sure, we loved going outside of the territory to different beer festivals, but we felt like there was a good time to be had in throwing our own hoppy shindig. So, we decided to do just that! The first annual event, in 2013, was a hit with Yukoners and visitors alike. Each year the festival has grown to include more tastes,…

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