The Adäka Cultural Festival was launched in July 2011, with a mission to develop and deliver a world-class, iconic festival that showcases, celebrates, and fosters the development of Yukon’s diverse and distinctive First Nations arts and culture.
Adäka means “coming into the light” in the Southern Tutchone language. The Festival is committed to shining a light on the creative spirit of Yukon First Nations people, helping to preserve and revitalize our arts and culture, while inspiring artists and youth to take pride in their heritage and communities.
At Adaka Cultural Festival, you are more than just a visitor, you are a participant. From June 29th - July 5th, Indigenous artists from across Yukon and beyond, gather together in the spirit of artistic collaboration and celebration. With over 40 hands on workshops, a professional gallery, live performances and cultural presentations, this world class festival offers something for everyone to learn from and enjoy.