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Thaw di Gras Spring Carnival

Start: March 13, 2020 @ 3:30 pm

End: March 15, 2020 @ 11:00 pm


All throughout Dawson


Klondike Visitors Association

T: 867-993-5575

E: kva@dawson.net

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Celebrate the end of Winter with Dawson City’s signature event: Thaw di Gras Spring Carnival!

For years, Dawson City has rung in Spring with a Carnival unlike any other. A true community event; we come alive and host a variety of games, from the serious, to ridiculous, to simply outrageous. Thaw di Gras Spring Carnival truly has something for everyone!

Whether you’re looking to toss an axe, race a dog team, or find a loonie in a haystack, we’ve got an event for you. Best of all, almost every event is FREE!

So, what are you waiting for?! Come experience a true carnival atmosphere, with over 25 events happening in a square kilometer, you’re sure to have an amazing time!

Weekend events include:

  • DCMF Lip Sync Competition– Take the big stage at Diamond Tooth Gerties and show off your lip syncing skills!  Costumes and hillarity are a given!
  • Dog Show– Think your dog has got the goods! Proove it at the least pretentious dog show around.
  • Cat Show – Yes, a cat show.
  • Road Hockey Tournament– Teams of four battle it out on the frozen gravel streets of Dawson.
  • Sunnydale Classic Dog Sled and Skijor Races– Test yourself and your pooch(es) in a race around West Dawson.
  • Adult Tricycle Races– Race around a bar on an adult sized tricycle and see if you’ve still got your “big wheels” skills.
  • The Hat Toss– Think you can throw a hat onto a mounted cow’s head? Let’s see it!
  • Snowshoe Baseball– Get a team together, strap on showshoes (provided) and try to play ball. This is not as easy as it sounds.
  • Youth Lip Sync– The kids show off their skills at Diamond Tooth Gerties.
  • Arm Wrestling– Go “over the top” and prove your strength. Men and women categories.
  • Chili Cook-Off–  Battle the elements to chop, cook and serve chili to the masses. Best chili is voted by crowd popularity and judges.
  • One Dog Pull– Load of the sled and see if your dog can pull the chow. Various weight categories and dog food for prizes!
  • Snow Sculptures– Show off your artistic skills in this 48 hour showdown!
  • Axe Throw– Toss an axe at a bullseye. Hit the target to win!
  • Log Toss– Chuck a log the furthest to win.
  • YOOP Tea Boil Competition– Build a fire and boil your tea the fastest to win. Best of all, free tea for all!
  • Great KVA Egg Toss– Teams of two throw an egg back and forth. Whoever throws and catches it from the farthest distance, without breaking it, wins!
  • Loonies in a haystack– Loonies are hidden in a haystack, then the kids are unleashed to try and find them.
  • Fireworks– Lights over the Yukon River, Sunday night.
  • AFY Sugar Shack– Taste some delicious maple taffy, provided by Association Franco-Yukonnaise
  • Snow Mini Golf– A new meaning to “putting from the rough”
  • Kids and Youth Activities– A variety of games geared to children and youth, on the dyke.
  • Live Music– Multiple venues, hosting nightly entertainment.
  • And much more!!!


March 13, 2020 @ 3:30 pm
March 15, 2020 @ 11:00 pm
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Klondike Visitors Association


All throughout Dawson
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