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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National Park Service Visitor Center

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2nd Avenue
Skagway, AK 99840 United States

August 2016

NPS 100th Birthday!

August 25, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
National Park Service Visitor Center, 2nd Avenue
Skagway, AK 99840 United States
FREE

Enjoy free birthday cake outside our Visitor Center on 2nd and Broadway in Skagway at 11am. Explore the beautifully restored and recently opened Jeff Smith's Parlor Museum for free from 9am-12pm and 1pm-5pm.

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May 2017

Eowyn Ivey presentation

May 28, 2017 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
National Park Service Visitor Center, 2nd Avenue
Skagway, AK 99840 United States
Free

Alaska writer Eowyn Ivey will be presenting a talk about he new book "To the Bright Edge of the World" at the Klondike Park auditorium. Free admission. Eowyn will be signing books at the News Depot prior to the event from 2-4 p.m.

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April 2018

Heritage Presentations

April 27, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
National Park Service Visitor Center, 2nd Avenue
Skagway, AK 99840 United States
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Free

Tagish Denke elders are coming to share their stories and heritage with the residents of Skagway! Join us Friday, April 27, from 10:00-1:00 in the National Park Service theater on Broadway & 2nd in Skagway. Ask questions, get new perspectives, and learn the history of Skookum Jim. This free event is open to all.

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June 2018

Training: Sharing Skagway’s Stories

June 8, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
National Park Service Visitor Center, 2nd Avenue
Skagway, AK 99840 United States
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What: Training Opportunity at Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park Contact: Jason Verhaeghe, Interpretation Program Manager, (907) 983-9234 When: Friday, June 8, 7:00-8:00pm Join Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park for a free training on true and exciting stories to share with guests. Park rangers will team up with guides, drivers, and others who share history with the public in an information sharing session on June 8. In this training, park staff will briefly share verified Skagway stories, and then…

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July 2018

Art Talk: Josh Winkler

July 11, 2018 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am
National Park Service Visitor Center, 2nd Avenue
Skagway, AK 99840 United States
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Free

Chilkoot Trail Artist Residency Josh Winkler will present a PowerPoint lecture describing the trajectory of his art. He will discuss the perceived relationships between recent work he has created about the California gold rush of the 1850s and the Klondike Gold Rush that occurred 50 years later. His presentation will include sketches from his time as an artist in residence on the Chilkoot Trail. The talk will explore the environmental and societal impacts of the boom and bust cycles of…

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Art Talk: Kristin Link

July 25, 2018 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am
National Park Service Visitor Center, 2nd Avenue
Skagway, AK 99840 United States
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Free

Chilkoot Trail Artist Residency Kristin Link from Glennallen, Alaska, has been working as an artist in Alaska since she received a graduate certificate in Science Illustration from California State University Monterey Bay in 2010. Her ambition is to create images that explain and inspire people about their natural surroundings. In this talk, she'll discuss what it's like to be a science illustrator and how the backcountry influences art.

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August 2018

Art Talk: Hilary Lorenz

August 10, 2018 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am
National Park Service Visitor Center, 2nd Avenue
Skagway, AK 99840 United States
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Free

Chilkoot Trail Artist Residency Hilary Lorenz from Brooklyn, New York, focuses on visually translating the visceral experience of urban and rural landscapes into linoleum block prints, drawings, and room-size installations. Her talk will focus on backpacking, printmaking, encountering nature, and experiencing raw solitude.

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April 2019

National Park Service Museum Open!

April 19, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
National Park Service Visitor Center, 2nd Avenue
Skagway, AK 99840 United States
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Free

Learn about the history of the Klondike Gold Rush at this fun, interactive museum

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May 2019

Bases Loaded: Klondike Gold Rush History

May 10, 2019 @ 5:15 pm - 9:00 pm
National Park Service Visitor Center, 2nd Avenue
Skagway, AK 99840 United States
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Free – $20

Get to know every runner on base. Time Travel to 1897 as we promenade around town through temporal portals to the past with The Friends of the Klondike and National Park Service.  Meet the characters upon which Skagway was built with this FREE walking tour. Seeking your own fortune? Also join in on our poker run at 6:30pm for $10 with a 50/50 share on the money raised! Sign-up for the poker run at https://www.klondikecorridor.org/Community-Outreach/skagway-bingo-run-sign-up . To keep Friday night rolling,…

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December 2019

Solstice Sky

December 17, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
National Park Service Visitor Center, 2nd Avenue
Skagway, AK 99840 United States
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Free

Join us Tuesday 12/17 to celebrate the approaching winter solstice and learn more about the night sky! Meet in the NPS Visitor Center Theater at 6pm. Free and open to all ages. Following a short presentation we'll head outside to look for Neptune and Uranus with telescopes.

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