The Yukon Riverside Arts Festival takes place in many venues around Dawson City on Discovery Days weekend, including the open-air Riverside Park & Gazebo.
The festival aims to provide an accessible environment for community members and visitors to interact directly with the arts and explore their creativity.
A wide range of events, including exhibitions, workshops, lectures, public art, live music, an art market and more includes artists practicing traditional and non-traditional contemporary art from the Yukon and abroad. Many festival events are free of charge.
In 1896, prospectors found gold in a creek near Dawson City. When the news got out, over 100,000 prospectors rushed to Dawson City, followed soon by Mounties, entrepreneurs and dancehall girls.
Today, the town is still abuzz - a lively place bursting with heritage sites and attractions. Come stroll the boardwalks with characters straight out of history. Tour historic buildings teeming with stories. Take in a show and whoop it up like a stampeder. Search for gold under the midnight sun. You may be surprised what you discover.