Gertie's Opening Night

May 10th

Diamond Tooth Gerties Gambling Hall opens its doors for another season!


Klondike Gold Show Weekend

May 17th and 18th

Is an event held by the Camber of Commerce that holds an industrial and consumer trade show for the people of Dawson to purchase and sell items, mostly relating to the gold mining industry.

This is the weekend when Dawson City kicks off the summer season for good as well.

Dempster to Dawson City Solstice Race

June 15th

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

Midnight Romance Golf Tournament

June 23rd

Come golf under the midnight sun at the Dawson City Golf Course!

Yukon Goldpanning Championships

July 6th

Front Street, Dawson City, YT

Gold miners of all ages face off in gold panning races, to see who can sift their pan of gold the fastest. Other events to do with the gold mining industry take place throughout the town as well.

Discovery Days

August 15th – 19th

During this weekend the community comes together to celebrate the discovery on Bonanza Creek made by Geroge Carmack, Skookum Jim and Tagish Charlie. On this weekend you can take part of the Discovery Days Fastball or Golf Tournament, and also check out the Klondike Valley Mud Bog where people in the community compete their souped up trucks in the mud.

Gerties Last Show

September 21st

The final can-can show of the season! The most anticipated show of them all is always unpredictable, impressive and hilarious. Watch the dancers show off their skills, and listen as Gertie belts out some of her favourite tunes. The show is always packed, so get there early to guarantee you get in!

Dawson Daily News Print & Publishing Festival

May 30th – June 2nd

Visual artists, musicians, writers, and publishers work in a collaborative atmospher


Commissioner's Ball

June 1st

Join us for tea and be a part of this long-standing Dawson City tradition.

This tradition, kick-started by the Martha Black in 1912, sees the Commissioner host an extravagant luncheon for Dawson residents and visitors alike. Dress in your favourite summer dress or fashionable shirt and sit amid the Commissioner’s prize winning gardens.

After the tea and celebrations, take a tour of the historic and beautifully restored building with one of friendly guides. As you explore antique furnished rooms, you’ll hear stories about the past inhabitants and the golden age of Dawson City.

Yukon River Quest

June 26th – July 1st

Whitehorse to Dawson City, YT

An annual 715 k.m. canoe and kayak race, from Whitehorse to Dawson City, Yukon. Racers endure the challenges of being on the great river day and night till the reach Dawson City.

Book early, it’s a real busy weekend…

Dawson City Music Festival

July 19th – 21st

This event without any doubt is one of the biggest to happen in our community, where local and out of town musicians come to share their music with the community. There are many different performances all throughout Dawson City for everyone to enjoy all weekend long.

Yukon Riverside Arts Festival

August 15th – 19th

A city wide art weekend highlighting the Arts community that make Dawson City so eclectic.

Labour Day Slow Pitch Classic (Baseball Tournament)

September 2nd – September 5th

This annual slow-pitch tournament is an event you don’t want to miss!

Different teams from all around the Yukon, come to Minto Park or Crocus Bluff ball fields in Dawson City to face off against one another in this highly entertaining tournament!

Cheer on your favourite teams while enjoying snacks provided at the concession stand!

Dust to Dawson

June 20st

One of the Bunkhouse Favourites.

Is a motorcycle riding event, put on in loving dedication to a fallen rider. In memory of an unforgettable friendship and the inspiration of the open road.

The weekend is filled with motorcycle games, poker runs in the goldfields and much more fun to be had!

Summer Solstice

June 21st

Top of the Midnight Dome

Add On this day, people of the community are brought together to the top of Midnight Dome to witness the beautiful sight of the sun wrapping itself around our bowl of paradise.Please note that Summer Solstice is not a commercially organized or sonsoured event. It is for all locals and tourist to enjoy, and is completely up to the individual to make it to the Midnight Dome. Details here

Canada Day

July 1st

Enjoy the celebration of our great country by joining in on the parade with decretive floats, eating some delicious Canada Day cake at the museum and many other fun activities.

Do it Dawson Style.

Great Klondike International Outhouse Race

September 1st

Teams of five costume their outhouse as well as themselves and run a course that involves physical challenges, hilarity and some serious racing! A Dawson tradition since the 1970’s, the Outhouse Race began as a serious race 5km race between distance runners. Nowadays, all ages and running abilities are invited to participate in this fun-filled afternoon.

White Ram Poker Tournament

Diamont Tooth Gerties Gambling Hall

If your feeling lucky, then make sure to join in on the competition at the poker tournament, The White Ram Poker Tournament is the largest poker run in the North.