For everyone that wishes to enjoy a wide range of Community Events, Skagway has it all. Throughout the year our small community (population 968 in 2010 census) puts on a host of events with the help of many Skagwegians.
First Ship of the season: May 3, 2013
The season begins with the arrival of the first ship, the Carnival Miracle.
Fourth Annual NorthWords Writers Conference – May 29 – June 1, 2013
This event will be held in Skagway once more. Oregon writer laureate Kathleen Dean Moore is our keynote author/speaker. Distinguished Professor of Philosophy at Oregon State University, and author of seven books, she believes that moral force is necessary to prevent toads, salmon, and cedars from slipping off the planet.
Also new to the faculty this year is Howard Weaver, Pulitizer Prize winning former editor of the Anchorage Daily News and now an author. For those of you interested in making the jump from journalism to writing non-fiction or fiction, this is the year for you! Additional information on the website. Contact: Buckwheat Donahue, (907) 983-2854.
Annual Fran Delisle Cancer Awareness Walk – Saturday June 1, 2013
Sign up to walk from Dyea to Skagway, get sponsors and walk with friends on this walk to raise money and awareness. Contact Candace Cahill for details.
Third Annual Skagway Marathon – Saturday June 8, 2013
This new event will leave Skagway and run up the Dyea road to West Creek and back,
a distance of 26 miles. There is also a half marathon up the Dyea Road and back – 13 miles.
Both runs are free, sign up on the web page.
Sponsored by the Municipality of Skagway Convention and Visitors Bureau.
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Contact: Buckwheat Donahue, (907) 983-2854
Annual Elks Summer Solstice Party – June 2012
This fun event happens at the ball fields across the river from town. Everyone is invited, food booths, beer garden and games.
Contact: John O’Daniel (OD), P.O. Box 696, Skagway, AK 99840
International Softball Tournament June 28-30, 2013. Contact Cindy O’Daniel for information.
Pat Moore Memorial Game Fish Derby – July 18-21, 2013
For the past six years, this derby has offered families, kids and eager anglers a chance to get out
in the fresh ocean air and fish for cash prizes and gift certificates from local merchants. Large and
small fish win prizes as do age groups and men and women categories.
An avid fisherman, Pat Moore died from complications of Lou Gehrig disease or ALS. The derby
was named in his honor and to salute his sportsmanship and devotion to sustaining fish
populations in the Taiya Watershed, where he helped out in the local fish hatcheries and passed
on his love of fishing to many people.
Contact: TAIYA INLET WATERSHED COUNCIL , PO BOX 826, Skagway, AK 99840
SOUTHEAST ALASKA GARDEN CONFERENCE – July 19-21, 2013. Speakers, events and workshops at AB Hall and Skagway. Contact Charlotte Jewell for information. firstname.lastname@example.org
Klondike International Road Relay – September 6-7, 2013
The race starts Friday evening and ontinues all night along the road. This 110 mile relay race that begins in Skagway, Alaska ends in Whitehorse, Yukon on Saturday afternoon. Teams of 10 members from all over the world compete in this event. (The road is open to regular traffic)
Contact: Sport Yukon, 4061 – 4th Ave, Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada, Y1A 1H1, (867) 668-4236.
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Yuletide December 2013
Tree lighting on 5th and Broadway on the evening of November 30 followed by open houses at many downtown businesses and visitor centers. School Carnival, Annual Santa Train and the annual Yuletide Ball will happen. Many additional activities and contests in town. From dancing to shopping to just walking around an old gold rush town, Yuletide is a fun time for locals and visitors alike. Call the Skagway Recreation Center for details: 907 983-2679
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Buckwheat Ski Race – March 2014
This annual International Ski Race happens on Saturday at Log Cabin in British Columbia. Join hundreds of skiers from around the globe on a variety of ski length races through the snowy woods. Breakfast and dinner included in price of entry. Contact the Log Cabin Ski Society for information.