Dawson City Music Festival

Dates

Jul

Country

Canada

Price Range

$

Welcome to Dawson.

Dawson City, Canada. Population: 1,879. 

So you’ve never heard of Dawson City, let alone been there. Well don’t worry, that’s how it should be: it’s one of those secret little gems. 

Dawson looks like it’s still in the 1800s, all tiny period hotels and charming timber barns. The only legal pastimes here are baking pies and sitting on the porch playing the banjo (or so we imagine.) 

For three days in July, though, Dawson becomes the place to be. 

Why Skip On Down To Dawson City Music Festival?

Famously called “Canada’s tiny, perfect Festival”, the Dawson City Music Festival prides itself on its intimacy, grassroots spirit, and warm local hospitality. Go if you love the following: discovering bands that no-one else has heard of (double points if they have marching band outfits and lots of synths), making genuine connections with genuine people, and experiencing things that are completely different and unique away from the mainstream. 

Go if you love the following: discovering bands that no-one else has heard of (double points if they have marching band outfits and lots of synths), making genuine connections with genuine people, and experiencing things that are completely different and unique away from the mainstream. Bonus fact.

Dawson City is home to Canada’s First Casino, and it’s called Diamond Tooth Gertie’s Gambling Hall. You can’t make stuff like that up. 

In Short:

  • Visit the famously time-warped town of Dawson City
  • Experience the grassroots spirit of the festival
  • Discover new music, meet new folks, and have an all-round good old time
Beth Barrett
Beth Barrett Author & Events Manager