Skagway loves its celebrations! We race, we dance, we eat, we create, we love a good parade and we love sharing our joy of life with visitors.
Shake off the winter blues at the Buckwheat International Ski Classic. Started in 1987, the cross-country ski race, features 10k, 25k & 50k races, as well as a 5K for kids 12 & younger. Spend your day racing & playing the groomed trails of Log Cabin BC. Cap off the day with a delicious awards banquet, then dance the night away as the party moves to the downtown bars.
Celebrate the change of seasons at Spring Festival! See what we do over the winter at the Skagway Arts Council’s Spring Show of Winter Artwork, help make a difference as we clean up litter during the town wide Clean Sweep. Support local artists by shopping the spring market & take in the local talent as musicians showcase their talents during Skagway’s International Folk Festival.
Explore the frontiers of language at the North Words Writers Symposium. Ignite your creative talents in a series of discussions & workshops led by a faculty of renowned authors from Alaskan, the Yukon and around the world.
Celebrations in the sun abound as the long daylight hours beckon us outdoors. Run or walk through lush rainforest in Duff’s Skagway Marathon. Show your Pride during Skagway’s Pride Celebration weekend. Celebrate the longest day of the year with family fun, music & food at the Elks Summer Solstice party
The spirit of freedom shines strong as Skagway’s downtown streets transform into an old-fashioned July 4th Street party, complete with music, games and street food. If great music with a view is your thing, the Skagway Arts Council’s Blues, Brews & BBQ and other outdoor music festivals will have you tapping your toes as you reach for the sun screen.
Grab a bunch of friends & run all night across the border into Canada’s Yukon Territory. Sound’s crazy, right? Klondike Road Relay is an annual tradition in the North. Relay teams from all over the world compete to make it from Skagway, Alaska to Whitehorse, Yukon in this fundraiser for Sport Yukon.
A favorite month of many Skagweigans. Enjoy fall colors and crisp autumn days as you take in the fun of Fall Festival: A celebration of art, music & life in the north.
December means Yuletide in Skagway. Kick off a month of festivities with the annual parade of lights and tree lighting. Yuletide festivities include artisan bazaars, a quilt show, kids activities dances, live music and more!
2022 Skagway Events
March 12 Buckwheat International Ski Classic
April 15-17 Skagway Spring Festival
April 15 Skagway Arts Council (SAC) Skagway International Folk Festival
April 15-17 SAC Spring Show of Winter Artwork
May 5 Dance Night: Cinco de Mayo Celebration at Skagway Brewing Company
May 7 SAC presents Perk Up, Pianist! Sara Hagen: Comedic Pianist
May 17 SAC presents David Sedaris Live at the Eagles Hall
May 21 Garden City Market at Skagway Brewing Co.
May 21 SAC Season Kickoff at Dedman Stage
May 25-28 North Words Writers Symposium
June 4 Pride Month Kickoff Drag Show featuring Gigi Monroe at Dedman Stage
June 11 Duff’s Skagway Marathon & Half Marathon
June 25 Garden City Market at Skagway Brewing Co
July 16 SAC Blues, Brews & BBQ
July 23 Fran DeLisle Cancer Awareness Walkathon
July 23 Garden City Market at Skagway Brewing Co
Aug 20 Garden City Market at Skagway Brewing Co
Aug 20 SAC Maggio Scholarship Fundraiser
Sept 9 Klondike Road Relay
Sept 17 Garden City Market at Skagway Brewing Co
Oct 21-23 Fall Festival
Oct 22 Garden City Market at Skagway Brewing Co
December 2 Yuletide Kickoff