Events and Festivals in Yellowknife

  • Caribou Carnival: Held in the months of March or April, this festival traditionally got together local trappers who would participate in local events in the hopes of being a champion. Today’s Caribou Carnival has evolved into music concerts, dance performances, fireworks, entertainment, stalls with food and crafts, traditional northern games such as snow tennis and snow bowling, and ice sculpting competitions.
  • Snowking Festival: A unique initiative that takes place in march, the Snowking festival gathers the local community and erects the bastion of togetherness and sporting spirit ; the Snowcastle. This is accompanied by loads of hot chocolate and camaraderie.
  • Music Festival: From rock to jazz to blues, the music festival held in April gathers the talented musicians of the NorthWestern Territory to entertain and enthrall audiences. There are workshops held for students as well.
  • Yellowknife Summer Solistice Festival: Takes place on the statutory holiday of Aborginal Day on June 21. There are live performances and talent shows around town.

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