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Skagway Community Event Calendar

"A local calendar of events and happenings in the Skagway area."
2019

MARCH

 
23 Buckwheat International Ski Classic
A cross country ski race held on the fourth Saturday in March on the Log Cabin Ski Trails.  There are 50K, 25K and 10K adult races as well as a 5K for kids 12 and under.  Online registration begins in January on the race website.
Contact:  Log Cabin Ski Society, (907) 973-2354
Website:  http://buckwheatskiclassic.com/
APRIL  
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Skagway Spring Festival
Spring is here and Skagway is ready to celebrate the change in season?  Join us for a fun weekend of events, including:

33rd Annual Skagway International Folk Festival
Enjoy an evening of live music from 6:30 PM - 11:00 PM at the historic Eagles Theater at 6th & Broadway.  To perform or for more information contact Skagway Arts Council.

Sponsor:  Skagway Arts Council, (907) 983-2222
Website:  http://skagway.com/organizer/skagway-arts-council/
Email:  Skagwayartscouncil@gmail.com

Spring Show of Winter Artwork
Skagway Arts Council presents a wonderful collection of artwork created by Skagway residents at the AB Hall, 245 Broadway.

Sponsor:  Skagway Arts Council (907) 983-2222
Website:  http://skagway.com/organizer/skagway-arts-council/
Email:  Skagwayartscouncil@gmail.com

Clean Sweep 2019
This event is held from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm - Annual Event to Clean Up the Town -
Registration is at the ferry terminal.  Free luncheon will be at the Presbyterian Fellowship Hall, 5th & Main, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM.

Sponsor:  Skagway Chamber of Commerce
P. O. Box 194, Skagway, AK  99840, (907) 983-1898, (907) 612-0146
Email:  chamber@aptalaska.net
Website:  http://www.skagwaychamber.org

24 - 27 2019 Elks State Convention
Sponsored by the Skagway Elks Lodge No. 431
Contact:  Elks BPOE No. 431 (907) 983-2235
P. O. Box 416, Skagway, AK  99840
MAY  
3 - 5 40th Annual Yukon Trade Show
Yukon Trade Show will be held May 3, 4 & 5th, 2019, at the Canada Games Centre Olympic Arena with the outdoor booths located in the parking lot.

Contact:  Lake Laberge Lions Club
Website:  http://www.lakelabergelions.com/lionstradeshow.htm
TBD Chamber of Commerce Annual Membership Meeting
This year's annual meeting will be held

Contact:  Skagway Chamber of Commerce
P. O. Box 194, Skagway, AK  99840, (907) 983-1898
Email:  chamber@aptalaska.net
17 Skagway Chamber of Commerce Spring Stroll
Spring Stroll is sponsored by the Skagway Chamber of Commerce and will be held from 3PM to 6PM.

Contact:  Skagway Chamber of Commerce
P. O. Box 194, Skagway, AK  99840, (907) 983-1898
Email:  chamber@aptalaska.net
18 Spring Kickoff Party at Seventh Pasture
A full lineup of local talent will play at beautiful Dedman Stage at Seven Pastures.

Contact:  Skagway Arts Council (907) 983-2222
Website:  http://skagway.com/organizer/skagway-arts-council/
Email:  Skagwayartscouncil@gmail.com

MAY
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JUNE
1
North Words Writers Symposium
The 10th annual North Words Writers Symposium will feature four days of panels, workshops, readings, and fun activities in Skagway and Dyea all centered around the writing craft.  2019 keynote author Susan Orlean, bestselling author of The Orchid Thief and Rin Tin Tin.  Limited to first 40 participants who sign up.

Sponsored by:
Skagway Development Corp Community Services
North Words Writers Symposium, (907) 983-2354
Email:  northwordsinfo@gmail.com
Website:  http://www.nwwriters.com
JUNE  
1 Fran Delisle Cancer Awareness Walkathon
This beautiful walk follows the Dyea road along the scenic Taiya Inlet, through spruce forest to historic downtown Skagway. Volunteer staffed stations provide aid and treats along the way.  There is also a half walk, starting in Long Bay. $20 entry fee includes shirt and lunch.  All money raised by the walk provides cancer screenings and aid to Skagway residents diagnosed with cancer.

Sponsored by the Skagway Eagles Auxiliary #25 and the Skagway Emblem Club..

Contact:  Wendy Anderson (907) 983-3299.
8 Duff's Skagway Marathon
This event will leave the Broadway Dock in Skagway and run up the Dyea Road to West Creek and back, a distance of 26 miles.  The half marathon and walking half marathon will leave Skagway and run up the Dyea Road and back, a distance of 13 miles.  $45 - $55 entry fees.
8:00 AM  Marathon & Walking Half Marathon starts.
8:55 AM  Line up for Half Marathon runners.
9:00 AM  Running Half Marathon starts.

Contact:   Duff's Outfitters
Email:  skagway.marathon@gmail.com
Website:  http://www.skagwaymarathon.org
14 Elks 24th Annual Flag Day Ceremony
10:00 AM on Broadway

Sponsored by the Skagway Elks Lodge No. 431
Contact:  Elks BPOE No. 431 (907) 983-2235
P. O. Box 416, Skagway, AK  99840
22 Elks Summer Solstice Party
Bring in the summer with live music, several bands, beer garden, family games, volleyball, horseshoes.  Skagway Softball Fields (Seven Pastures).

Sponsored by the Skagway Elks Lodge No. 431
Contact:  Elks BPOE #431 (907) 983-2235
P. O. Box 416, Skagway, AK  99840
27 KHNS At Your Services Auction
Support your local NPR non profit radio station.  Auction conducted at the Red Onion Saloon at 205 Broadway, Skagway.

Contact:  Red Onion Saloon
Website:  www.redonion1898.com
28 - 30
 
4th Annual Co-ed Softball Tournament
Annual softball tournament with teams from Alaska and Canada competing.  Three days of solid fun filled games located at Mile 2 Klondike Highway (Seven Pastures).

Sponsored by Skagway Softball Association, (907) 983-3527
JULY  
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.  Fun begins at 8:00 am.

Contact:  Skagway Chamber of Commerce, (907) 983-1898
P. O. Box 194, Skagway, AK  99840
Email:  chamber@aptalaska.net
4 Independence Day Activities
Contact:  Skagway Chamber of Commerce, (907) 983-1898
P. O. Box 194, Skagway, AK  99840
Email:  chamber@aptalaska.net

Parade begins at 10:00 am

Main Parade Entry Form
Kiddie Parade Entry Form

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, (907) 983-1898
P. O. Box 194, Skagway, AK  99840
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, (907) 983-2234
P. O. Box 181, Skagway, AK  99840
18 National Park Service Junior Ranger Day
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM at Moore Homestead, 5th & Broadway

Sponsor:  Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park
Website:  https://www.nps.gov/klgo/learn/kidsyouth/beajuniorranger.htm
20 Little Dippers Wine Tasting and Auction Fundraiser
Fundraiser to take place at Jewell Gardens.

Sponsor:  Skagway Child Care Council, (907) 983-2667
P. O. Box 419, Skagway, AK  99840
Email:  SkagwayChildCareCouncil@gmail.com

AUGUST  
3 Skagway Arts Council Blues, Brews & BBQ
A full lineup of local talent will play at beautiful Dedman Stage at Mile 2 Klondike Highway, Seven Pastures.

Contact:  Skagway Arts Council (907) 983-2222
Website:  http://skagway.com/organizer/skagway-arts-council/
Email:  Skagwayartscouncil@gmail.com

17 2019 Red Onion Drag Show
Skagway's annual Drag Show is back!  Locals showcase their talents on the Red Onion Runway.  All proceeds go to benefit a community member in need.  Come out and let your glitter fly.  Cost is $20.  9:00 PM - 11:30 PM at the Red Onion Saloon.

Sponsor:  Red Onion Saloon
205 Broadway, Skagway, AK  99840
Website:  www.redonion1898.com

SEPTEMBER  
6 - 7 Klondike Road Relay
A 110 mile relay race that begins in Skagway, Alaska, 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).  Klondike Road Relay starting line is at 200 Broadway.

Sponsors:  Sport Yukon, Skagway CVB and Municipality of Skagway
Contact:  Sport Yukon, (867) 668-4236
4061 4th Ave., Whitehorse, YT  Y1A 1H1
Website https://klondikeroadrelay.com
14 Emblem Club & Skagway Traditional Council's Zombie Family Fun Run
Be a zombie or run from them in this fun event. Organizers ask participants to kindly pick up any body parts they might lose along the course route. Though we might be falling apart, we can still keep it clean!  This 5k run is free to the public.

Sponsors:  Skagway Emblem Club, (907) 983-2235 and Skagway Traditional Council, (907) 983-4068.

21 Fall Roundup/Fall Clean Sweep

Contact:  Skagway Chamber of Commerce, (907) 983-1898
P. O. Box 194, Skagway, AK  99840
Email:  chamber@aptalaska.net

Website:  www.skagwaychamber.org
OCTOBER  
18 - 20 Fall Festival
A celebration of art, music and life in the north!

Sponsored by:  Skagway CVB, (907) 983-2854 and the Municipality of Skagway, (907) 983-2297.

NOVEMBER  
  Yuletide Tree Lighting
NOV. 28 -
DEC. 24
Shop in Skagway Chamber of Commerce

Contact:  Skagway Chamber of Commerce, (907) 983-1898
P. O. Box 194, Skagway, AK  99840
Email:  chamber@aptalaska.net

Website:  www.skagwaychamber.org

NOV. 28 The Station's 5k Turkey Trot

Contact:  The Station Bar & Grill, (907) 983-2200

DECEMBER  
7 White Pass & Yukon Route Santa Train
31 New Year's Eve Party (8 PM)

Contact:  Skagway Elk's Lodge
 

 

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