Yellowknife itself springs to life during its many festivals; for more information on the city’s events and other attractions, check w spectacularnwt.com and w northernfrontier.com.
Snowking Festival March w snowking.ca. One of the most intriguing of Yellowknife’s festivals, with attractions including a snow castle on Yellowknife Bay, fireworks, art exhibits, a film festival and plenty of music and food.
Yellowknife Summer Solstice Festival June 21. A midsummer celebration is celebrated with street events, a golf tournament with tee-off times under the midnight sun, and a host of cultural and musical performances.
Folk on the Rocks Mid-July w folkontherocks.com. Annual festival, when folk singers from across Canada and the US meet Inuit and Dene folk singers, folk dancers and the famous Inuit “throat singers” in an amazing medley of world music.

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