Events Calendar

For everyone that wishes to enjoy a wide range of Community Events, Skagway has it all. Throughout the year our small community (population 1036 in 2014 census estimate) puts on a host of events with the help of many Skagway volunteers!

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Independence Day Celebration Schedule

July 4

Skagway’s 2021 Independence Day Celebration Event Schedule

JUNE 17 – July 1

Red, White & Blue Decorating Contest – Decorate your storefront or home! Prizes for businesses, non-profits, houses & apartments. All entries will be entered in a Grand Prize Drawing! Enter a photo of your decorations at: by July 1, 2021 (Skagway Visitor Department)

JULY 3rd

3:00 PM HITTING ACCURACY COMPETITION FOR AGES 12 & UP at Seven Pastures – Hitting accuracy competition for ages 12 and up. Registration begins at 2:30pm. Participants provide their own equipment. Softballs will be provided. There are no registration fees. Winners will receive local gift cards. (Skagway Softball Association)

IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING ACCURACY COMPETITION HOME RUN DERBY OPEN TO ALL ADULTS at Seven Pastures field #2 (south field) -Registration opens at 2:30pm. Sluggers must provide their own equipment and pitcher. Softballs will be provided. There are no registration fees. Winners will receive local gift cards.  (Skagway Softball Association)

6:00 PM 8th ANNUAL SINGLES CORNHOLE TOURNAMENT at the Station – 4th Ave b/w State and Main St. 1 Man Teams! $10 Entry Fee. All Ages Are Welcome! Winners receive $100 Gift Card to the Station. (The Station Bar & Grill)  *All Proceeds go to the Skagway Boosters Club

9:00 PM NEW TWIN LIVE @ THE RED ONION SALOON – 2nd & Broadway. (The Red Onion Saloon)

JULY 4th

7:30 AM to 1:30 PM GLACIAL COFFEEHOUSE – 3rd Ave & Broadway. Come and enjoy our outdoor seating. In addition to grab and go breakfast sandwiches and donuts our entire menu will be available, which includes vegetarian and gluten free options.  Orders can be made in person, by calling 983-3223 or through our website at (Glacial Coffeehouse)

8:00 AM SKAGUAY NEWS DEPOT 5K RUN-AROUND – Meet at 3rd Ave & Broadway, a 5K course around Historic Skagway. Fun run/walk. Meet outside News Depot after 7:45 AM. Socially distanced start begins at 8 am. Follow the signs and go at your own pace. Bring your own water. No times this year. Focus on your health and have fun! (Skaguay News Depot & Books)

8:30 AM WORSHIP SERVICE – 3rd Ave between Spring Street & Broadway in front of the Westmark. Worship the Triune God who has provided the freedom we celebrate today.  (First Presbyterian Church of Skagway and Skagway Assembly of God)

9:00 AM – 4:00 PM FUTURE INDEPENDENCE THEME & GRAND MARSHAL IDEA DROPBOX 3rd Ave & Broadway. Help us choose Parade themes and recognize deserving community members for future Independence Day Celebrations. Write out your ideas & submit them for consideration. (Fourth of July Ad Hoc Committee)

9:30 AM KIDDIE PARADE – This ‘mini’ parade starts at 2nd Ave, goes north on Broadway to 5th Ave.  (Skagway Volunteers)

10:00 AM MAIN PARADEPLEASE KEEP STREET CLEAR – Parade floats will stage at the ferry terminal and will travel north to 15th Ave, cross to Main Street and back to the ferry terminal!  (Skagway Volunteers)

  • THEME IN ENGLISH: “Skagway: We Are One”  THEME IN TLINGIT: Shg̱ag̱wéi Ḵu.oo: Ch’a Tléix’í Yáx̱ Uháan  Translation by Lance Twitchell – Du Aaní Kawdinook Xh’unei. Gunalchéesh Lance!
  • Parade Banner handcrafted by Jean Worley as she has lovingly and loyally done for years. Thank you, Jean! 
  • 2021 Grand Marshals: Si & Sheryl Dennis
  • Facebook Live Emcee Broadcasting by KHNS: Mike Swasey & Assemblyman Orion Hanson

10:00 AM to 3:00 PM BROADWAY JEWELRY – 5th Ave & Broadway. Open for shopping. (Broadway Jewelry)

 10:30 AM to 1:30 PM SHOP ALASKAN FAIRYTALES – 3rd Ave & Broadway. Come see our new Alaskan artwork! (Alaskan Fairytales)

 11:00 AM PICNIC BASKET RAFFLE DRAWING – 4th Ave & Broadway – Buy your tickets ahead of time and show up for the drawing of Skagway Emblem Club’s infamous 4th of July Picnic Basket. (Skagway Emblem Club #111)

11:00 AM – 1:00 PM CLASSIC CAR DISPLAYS – Fairway Market Parking Lot. Cars that you loved seeing in the parade will be on display! (Skagway Tourism Department & Fairway Market)

11:00 AM – 1:00 PM SIDEWALK CHALK DRAWING FESTIVAL – 3rd Ave & Broadway. BYOC and color something bright and cheerful! (Alaskan Fairytales)

11:00 AM – 1:00 PM POSTCARD WRITING TABLE – 3rd Ave & Broadway. Postcards & stamps are provided. Take a moment to send a greeting to friends or family this July 4th. Let them know Skagway is waiting for them!  (Alaskan Fairytales & Skagway Visitor Department)

 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM THE TRAIN SHOPPE – 2nd Ave b/w Broadway & Spring St.  25% OFF all merchandise, store wide.  (White Pass & Yukon Route)

 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM SKAGWAY MINING COMPANY – 2nd Ave. Celebrating 20 years in Skagway! Store wide 20% off regular priced items. 50% OFF all food. Free items with purchase! Stop by for a chance to win a $50 gift certificate! (Skagway Mining Company)

11:00 AM – 4:00 PM ELECTRIC BIKE RENTAL SPECIALS – 5th Ave & State St. A special price of only $17.76 per hour.  Must be 16 years old to ride. (Klondike Electric Bicycles)

 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM DUFF’S OUTFITTERS – 5th Ave b/w Broadway & State St. Sidewalk Sale! (Duff’s Outfitters)

11:00 AM – 4:00 PM KLOTHES RUSH– 5th Ave & Broadway. Sidewalk Sale! (Klothes Rush)

11:00 AM – 4:00 PM KONE KOMPANY –5th Ave & Broadway. Check out our Cotton Candy and Drink Specials! (Kone Kompany)

11:00 AM – 4:00 PM THE MOUNTAIN SHOP – 4th Ave & Broadway. (The Mountain Shop)

11:00 AM – 5:00 PM GRIZZLY’S GENERAL – 5th Ave b/w Broadway & State St. Come see us for Soft Pretzels and Nachos! (Grizzly’s General)

11:00 AM – 2:00 PM BEER GARDEN AND OUTDOOR DINING AT THE SKAGWAY BREWING COMPANY – 4th Ave b/w Broadway & Spring St. Smokehouse BBQ menu 11am – 2pm (or until food runs out!) with Ribs, Pulled Chicken Sandwich, Pork Belly Burnt Ends, Brats, Hot dogs, Smoked Potato Salad, and more. $6 16 oz Drinks- Lime Margaritas, Rhubarb Margaritas, Spicy Pineapple Margaritas, Draft SBC Beer. (Skagway Brewing Company)

 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM MADAM JAN’S 40th & 41st ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION – 2nd & Broadway. Live music, drink specials and delicious street food. (The Red Onion Saloon)

11:00 AM to CLOSE BLOCK PARTY at Happy Endings Saloon & the Station Bar & Grill – 4th Ave b/w State & Main St.  Street Fare – Grilled Hot Dogs, Burgers & Philly Cheese Steaks; 16 oz Margaritas $5; Magic Show at Noon; Live Music Throughout the Day Starting at 2 pm; 3 pm Hot Dog Eating Contest; 4 pm Cornhole Tournament.  (Happy Endings Saloon, The Station Bar & Grill, & The Morning Wood Hotel)

11:00 – 2:00 PM KID GAMES AT THE MOORE HOMESTEAD – 5th and Spring Street – All are invited join. (National Park Service)

11:00 AM – 3:00 PM MINI GOLF – 3rd Ave Between Spring Street & Broadway. In front of the Westmark.  Come play our newly renovated 9 hole mini-golf course and see if you have what it takes to win the Skagway Mini-Open.  Prizes for a hole-in-one and best scores by age division.  (First Presbyterian Church of Skagway)

11:30 PM SLOW BIKE RACE – 3rd to 4th Ave on Broadway.  Whoever rides the slowest, not taking their feet off pedals, wins. Helmets required.  (Sockeye Cycle)

12:00 – 2:00 PM CARICATURES DRAWN BY LYBBIE – 4th Ave b/w Broadway & Spring St. Come get an exaggerated drawing of yourself, your family, or pet. (Skagway Brewing Company)

12:00 – 2:00 PM 3 ON 3 CO-ED BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT – 4th Ave b/w Broadway & Spring St. in front of Skagway Brewing. High School Basketball Fundraiser (Time TBA)- 3 on 3, Lightning Tournament & 50/50 raffle benefiting Skagway Panthers Basketball  $20 entry fee for tournament. Gift Certificate Prizes. All proceeds fund Skagway Panthers. (Skagway Panther Basketball Teams & Skagway Brewing Company)

12:00 PM MADAM JAN’S PIZZA TOSS – 2nd & Broadway.  Try you luck at this Skagway classic event. High noon in front of the RO.  (The Red Onion Saloon)

12:00 PM MAGIC SHOW – Performed by Local Magician Andrew Nadon, at the Station Bar & Grill between Main St. & State St. (The Station Bar & Grill)

11:00 AM – 1:00 PM EAGLES 4th OF BBQ – 6th Ave & Broadway. Delicious Smoked Ribs, Burgers, Hot Dogs and Side Dishes. (FOE Eagles Auxiliary)

1:00 PM EGG TOSS Broadway b/w 3rd & 5th Ave. Skagway holds the Guinness Book of World Records Title for this event!  Stand on the edge of the street with at least 6 feet between participants.  We will deliver eggs to you.  (Alderworks Alaska & Elks BPOE 431)

1:30 PM TUG-OF-WAR – Broadway b/w 4th & 5th Ave. Come join in and show off those muscles you have been working on all winter! One on one this year or teams from the same household. (Mountain Shop & Packer Expeditions)

2:00 PM TATUM SAGER & ADALIA DEACH LIVE @ HAPPY ENDINGS – 4th Ave b/w State & Main St.  (Happy Endings Saloon)

2:00 PM SPIKE DRIVING CONTEST – Corner of 4th Ave & State St. Bring your strong-arm tactics and try this one! (White Pass & Yukon Route)

2:00 PM EAGLES 4th OF JULY PIE EATING CONTEST – 6th Ave & Broadway. Men & women compete in three different age categories. (FOE Eagles Auxiliary)

3:00 PM HOT DOG EATING CONTEST – Hosted by Skagway’s Funniest Duo, Robert Murphy and O’D (PG 13)! 😊  @ the Morning Wood Hotel on 4th Ave b/w State & Main St. $100 CASH PRIZE! $10 Entry Fee *Only accepting the first 5 contestants, Sign up ASAP!  TEXT 907-612-0100 (The Morning Wood Hotel) *All Proceeds go to the Skagway Boosters Club

4:00 PM HORSESHOE TOURNAMENT – 4th Ave in the AK Mountain Guide housing yard.  Sometimes they take the horses out of the shoes first. (Mike Healy & Smokin’ Joe)

4:00 PM PINK BANDERA & THE D LIVE @ HAPPY ENDINGS SALOON – 4th Ave b/w State & Main St. (Happy Endings Saloon)

4:00 PM CORN HOLE TOURNAMENT – 4th Ave b/w State and Main St.  $20 Entry fee per team. Sign up at 4pm. Tournament to follow immediately after. Winning Team receives a $100 gift card to the Station.  (The Station Bar & Grill) *All Proceeds go to the Skagway Boosters Club

 5:00 PM DUCKY DERBY – Pullen Pond. $10 per ticket. 500 Rubber Duckies Race down Pullen Creek and to the finish line for your change to win big! Get your tickets now! (Skagway Chamber of Commerce)

7:00 PM JUAN SOLO LIVE @ HAPPY ENDINGS – 4th Ave b/w State & Main St. (Happy Endings Saloon)

8:00 PM KROWD KONTROL LIVE @ HAPPY ENDINGS– 4th Ave b/w State & Main St. (Happy Endings Saloon)


Various Skagway Locations
Skagway, AK 99840 United States + Google Map
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