The Yukon was officially established as a Canadian Territory on June 13, 1898.
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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