In the Athapaskan language, the word Yukon means the great river or big river.
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.
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