Dawson Daily News Print & Publishing Festival
Visual artists, musicians, writers, and publishers work in a collaborative atmospher
Yukon Riverside Arts Festival
A city wide art weekend highlighting the Arts community that make Dawson City so eclectic.
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.
Midnight Romance Golf Tournament
Come golf under the midnight sun at the Dawson City Golf Course!
Yukon River Quest
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…
Yukon Goldpanning Championships
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.
The Moosehide Gathering is an inclusive event that brings together people from across Canada as well as Alaska and beyond. Come share in Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in and other Indigenous culture – enjoy performances, guest speakers, feasts, dancing, drumming, singing and more. Artisans among you are invited to bring arts and crafts; musicians are encouraged to bring instruments. Catch up with old friends and make new friends. Everyone is welcome at Moosehide Gathering.
White Ram Poker Tournaments
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.
Klondike Gold Show Weekend
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
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
Dust to Dawson
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!
National Idigenous Peoples Day & SummerSolstice
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
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.
Dawson City Music Festival
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.
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.
Labour Day Slow Pitch Classic (Baseball Tournament)
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!
Gerties Last Show
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!