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Skagway Community Event Calendar

"A local calendar of events and happenings in the Skagway area."

 

MARCH

 
25 Buckwheat Ski Classic
A cross country ski race along a breathtaking White Pass mountain course that gold seekers traversed during the Gold Rush of 1898.  Fast becoming an international event with entrants from Alaska, British Columbia, Yukon, Austria, and Germany.  Amateurs and professional skiers alike will find this course matches their abilities and is a competition not to be missed.
Contact:  The Mountain Shop, P. O. Box 601, Skagway, AK  99840, (907) 983-2544 or email:  
packer@aptalaska.net
APRIL  
14 Skagway International Folk Festival
Annual International Mini Folk Festival, one day in Skagway with musicians of Southeast Alaska, then a trip to Whitehorse for another day of music, music, and more music.  Coincides with the return of swans to Whitehorse.
Contact:  Betsy Albecker, P. O. Box 317, Skagway, AK  99840, (907) 983-2275
14 - 15 Skagway Arts Council Spring Art Show
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16 - 23 Southeast Alaska Quilt Retreat
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22 Clean Sweep
Contact:  Skagway Chamber of Commerce, P. O. Box 194, Skagway, AK  99840, (907) 983-1898, email:  chamber@aptalaska.net
30 Skagway Arts Council May Day Concert
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MAY  
5 - 7 Yukon Trade Show
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TBD Chamber of Commerce Annual Meeting
Contact:  Skagway Chamber of Commerce, P. O. Box 194, Skagway, AK  99840, (907) 983-1898, email:  chamber@aptalaska.net
19 Chamber of Commerce Spring Stroll
Contact:  Skagway Chamber of Commerce, P. O. Box 194, Skagway, AK  99840, (907) 983-1898, email:  chamber@aptalaska.net
MAY
31
JUNE
3
North Words Writers' Symposium
Contact:  North Words Writers Symposium, (907) 983-2854, email:  northwordsinfo@gmail.com, web:  http://nwwriterss.com
JUNE  
3 Fran Delisle Cancer Awareness Walk
Contact:  Fran Delisle Breast Cancer Fund, P. O. Box 882, Skagway, AK  99840
10 Duff's Skagway Marathon
This new event will leave Skagway and run up the Dyea Road to West Creek and back, a distance of 26 miles.  The half marathon will leave Skagway and run up the Dyea Road and back, a distance of 13 miles.
Contact:   Duff's Outfitters, email:  skagway.marathon@gmail.com, web:  http://www.skagwaymarathon.org
22 Summer Solstice
Bring in the summer with live music, several bands, beer garden, family games, volleyball, horseshoes.  5PM to 1AM at Skagway Softball Fields (7 Pastures).
Contact:  Elks BPOE #431, P. O. Box 416, Skagway, AK  99840, (907) 983-2235
TBD Pat Moore Memorial Game Fish Derby
Contact:  Taiya Inlet Watershed Council, P. O. Box 826, Skagway, AK  99840, (907) 983-2426.
JUNE
30
JULY
2
International Softball Tournament
Annual softball tournament with teams from Alaska and Canada competing.  Three days of solid fun filled games.
Contact:  Mike Mileski, email:  macem40@yahoo.com.
JULY  
3 - 4 Independence Day Festivities
Our July 4th celebration has been history making since Soapy Smith rode at the head of our first parade in 1898.  Old fashioned family fun day with races, contests, and events for all to enjoy.  Events include Slow Bike race, Pie Eating contest, Horseshoe Tournament and Egg Toss.
Contact:  Skagway Chamber of Commerce, P. O. Box 194, Skagway, AK  99840 (907) 983-1898, email:  chamber@aptalaska.net
3 Street Dance
4 Independence Day Activities
Contact:  Skagway Chamber of Commerce, P. O. Box 194, Skagway, AK  99840 (907) 983-1898 or email:  chamber@aptalaska.net

Main Parade Entry Form
Kiddie Parade Entry Form

July 4th Donations

4 Ducky Derby
1500 little plastic duckies race to a finish line over a route that includes passing through 2 culverts, under railroad tracks, always in danger of getting caught in the trees lining the  bank and the water loving dog that likes to pursue them.  Grand prize (1st duck across the finish line) wins $1,000, 6 randomly pulled ducks will win $100 each.  Purchase a ticket for your duck then be close by to cheer him/her on.   CONTACT THE SKAGWAY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE TO PURCHASE YOUR DUCKY TICKET.
Contact:  Skagway Chamber of Commerce, P. O. Box 194, Skagway, AK  99840,
(907) 983-1898 or email:  chamber@aptalaska.net
8 Soapy Smith's Wake
The con man of Skagway's Gold Rush days is toasted at an annual ritual started by Soapy's grandkids and the Day of '98 Show cast in the mid 1970's.  No guns allowed!!
Contact:  FOE Eagles #25, P. O. Box 181, Skagway, AK  99840 or (907) 983-2234
15 Skagway Arts Council Blues, Brews & BBQ
20 National Park Service Junior Ranger Day
22 SCCC Wine Testing Fund Raiser
SEPTEMBER  
8 - 9 Klondike Road Relay
A 110 mile relay race that begins in Skagway, Alaska on Friday and ends in Whitehorse, Yukon the next afternoon.  Teams of 10 members from all over the world compete in this event.  162 teams competed in 1998, some for the race experience and some just for fun (one Skagway team is named Muckrakers).
Contact:  Sport Yukon, 4061 4th Ave., Whitehorse, YT  Y1A 1H1 or (867) 668-4236, email:  info@sportyukon.com, web:  http://klondikeroadrelay.com/.
17 Fall Roundup/Fall Clean Sweep
Contact:  Skagway Chamber of Commerce, P. O. Box 194, Skagway, AK  99840, (907) 983-1898, email:  chamber@aptalaska.net
OCTOBER  
14 - 16 Fall Festival
NOVEMBER -
DECEMBER
Shop in Skagway Chamber of Commerce
Contact:  Skagway Chamber of Commerce, P. O. Box 194, Skagway, AK  99840, (907) 983-1898, email:  chamber@aptalaska.net
DECEMBER  
1 Yuletide Tree Lighting
9 White Pass & Yukon Route Santa Train
16 Yuletide Ball
Contact:  Skagway Recreation Center, (907) 983-2679
31 New Year's Eve Party (8 PM)
Contact:  Skagway Elk's Lodge
 
 

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