Cultural Program & Ceremonies



The Cultural Program & Ceremonies of the Arctic Winter Games will be a celebration of northern culture featuring youth, community and professional artists from the circumpolar north who will gather for learning, collaboration and presentation to an audience comprised of Yukon residents, athletes and their supporters, and visitors to the Games.

The cultural component of the 2020 AWG will build opportunities for artistic experiences and audience engagement to celebrate northern culture through the opening and closing ceremonies, workshops, artist demonstrations, a local marketplace and a variety of performances including the Arctic Winter Games Gala.

The Opening Ceremony will be held on March 15 at 6:30 pm at Takhini Arena. Tickets are now on sale through the 2020 Arctic Winter Games office, Whitehorse City Hall or .  Cost is $45 for adults or $35 for youth and seniors.

Cultural Gala tickets are also now on sale at the the Yukon Arts Centre! There are two chances to see the #AWG2020 Gala, March 19 and 20 at 7:00 pm. Tickets are $35 for adults and $30 for youth and seniors. We have a limited number of tickets available for each show, so stop by the YAC box office or visit to get yours before they’re gone.


Arctic Winter Games 2020 Cultural Marketplace

The Arctic Winter Games 2020 Cultural Marketplace will feature original artwork from over 50 Yukon artists in a pop-up style gallery at the Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre multi-purpose room from March 16th-21st, 10am-6pm.

Each day will feature multiple demonstrations from participating artists and we will be hosting two free workshops on Saturday March 21st.

Join us at KDCC to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the games!


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