Yukon Festivals & Events, Summer 2018

Whitehorse and Yukon communities are full of fun events for all ages throughout the summer. Check out a few listed below: 


Outdoor Fireweed Community Market – May 17 – September 13 

  • Offers a unique summer experience for farm-gate style production and consumption of local products.  

  • Products such as: jewelry, fine art and crafts, fresh produce, plants, prepared foods, hot meals, personal care products, music, and art and agricultural workshops. 

  • Open every Thursday at Shipyards Park from 3pm to 7pm. 

Arts in the Park – Starts May 22, weekdays from 12pm – 1pm  

  • Lepage Park weekdays during the summer for live music and performances by local and visiting musicians.  

Kluane Moutain Bluegrass Festival – June 8 – 10 

  • Come partake in a lively music festival 

National Aboriginal Day – June 21 

  • Check in with the community you’re closest to for their local First Nation’s events, celebrations and more. 

24 Hours of Light Mountain Bike Festival – June 23 – 34 

  • Mountain bike race that has a unique flair. 

  • Solo bikers and teams of all ages and abilities will race around the trails of Mt. McIntyre. 

  • The team that does the most amount of laps in the allotted time wins! 

Adaka Cultural Festival – June 29 – July 5 

  • Celebrates and showcases Yukon First  Nations arts and culture.  

  • Program includes traditional and contemporary music, dance, drumming, arts and crafts, storytelling, film, artist demonstrations, workshops, cultural presentations, a community feast and more! 

Canada Day – July 1 

  • A parade down 2nd Avenue ends at noon at Shipyards in Whitehorse, where ceremonies and celebrations will take place throughout the afternoon.  

  • Dawson City celebrates Canada Day with a parade, a barbeque, 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. 

Atlin Arts  & Music Festival – July 6 to July 8 

  • 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. 

Dawson City Music Festival – July 20 – July 22 

  • 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. 

Discovery Days in Dawson City – August 16 – 20 

  • 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. 

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