Dawson City knows how to host a party! The gold rush of ’96 might be long past, but the spirit and enthusiasm for a good party endures! Every year this happening town hosts a long list of unique and unforgettable events. Those listed on this page are the Klondike National Historic Site’s tiny slice of the party-cake! For a complete list of exciting local events throughout the year, please visit the Klondike Visitors Association website.


Doors Open Dawson - Free!

Doors Open Dawson

Celebrate the launch of the season by exploring behind the scenes in Dawson’s historic buildings! Staff will be available at each building to share some of the history and stories (and to listen to your stories!) about our town’s treasures. Details at the Visitor Information Centre on Front St.


Commissioner's Tea

Commissioner's Tea

Saturday, June 10th, 2017 

Location: Commissioner’s Residence – Front street south of Church St.
Admission by donation, proceeds support the IODE, Dawson City Chapter.

Dress up for a fun filled afternoon tea at the Commissioner’s Residence! And don’t miss the Commissioner's Ball - dinner and dancing on the grounds of Fort Herchmer. Put on by the Commissioner's Office. For details visit: Commissioner of Yukon.


Dawson Daily News Print and Publishing Festival

June 7th  - 11th, 2017 

A weekend of events celebrating visual printmaking, literature, publishing, and heritage! In partnership with the Klondike Institute of Arts and Culture, please visit KIAC website for  for more information.


Canada Day

Canada Day festivities

July 1st

Parade, food and activities! The parade starts on Front St.  at 11:00 am on Saturday July 1st, 2017. Details at the Visitor Information Centre on Front St. or at Klondike Visitor Association.


Discovery Days

Discovery Day activities

August 17th - 20th, 2017

Four days of fun! Featuring the Authors on 8th Eight Walking Tour to Robert Service’s cabin, among others, and the parade on Saturday at noon on Front St. Details at the Visitor Information Centre on Front St. or at Klondike Visitor Association.