Community Events

For more information about these events please call the Nunavut Tourism Info Line
at 1-866-686-2888 (North America) or 1-800-491-7910 (outside of North America).

Alianait

The Alianait Arts Festival takes place in Iqaluit, Nunavut, every year at the end of June. These arctic days have 24-hour sunlight, a time of great celebration! Alianait sets the spotlight on Inuit and other circumpolar artists while bringing together exciting world-class musicians, circus acrobats, dancers, storytellers, actors, filmmakers and visual artists from across the globe. Alianait!! Come celebrate with us!  www.alianait.ca

Toonik Tyme

One of Nunavut’s biggest Festivals held in the capital, Iqaluit. A four day festival falling on the Easter Weekend packed with activities throughout the town, ice, land and to another community. Spring – that time of the year when the sun returns to the Arctic, the bitter cold surrenders and the days start getting longer. Since 1965, residents of Iqaluit have been celebrating it with Toonik Tyme – fun filled days of games, music, competition, and feasting. From games such as golf, hockey to skidoo races, fishing derby, iglu building contests, bannock making contests, sliding parties, skating, performances, skiing and so much more! No matter who you are, you’ll find lots to see and do during Toonik Tyme. www.tooniktyme.com

Pakallak Tyme

Activities for all ages and interests! Friendly competition in Canada’s high north located in Rankin Inlet, Nunavut. The festival is during the end of April. The festival brings our community together during the beautiful spring time by playing games, challenges, races or just to watch. Activities including; Iglu building, kids carnival, community feasts, elders games, fear factor, skating, square dance, dog sledding, and snowmobile races! Join us with laughs, games and fun!

Omingmak Frolics

Located in beautiful Cambridge Bay, Nunavut, the Omingmak Frolics is held in mid-May. This unique and fun-filled festival includes snowmobile races, ice carving competitions, dog sledding, talent shows, and community feasts! There’s something for everyone to enjoy so join us and celebrate! 

Nunavut Day

Celebrating Canada’s newest territory in every community in Nunavut, July 9 holds the date. Join all of Nunavut with activities, feasts, performances, and games to celebrate the beautiful and pristine Nunavut! Its fun for all ages with activities ranging from kid’s games, singing performances, BBQ, games, and country food markets.

Nunavut Arts Festival

The Nunavut Arts Festival is an annual event held in July or August that celebrates the art created in Nunavut. With the help of our amazing sponsors and partners we bring together artists from all over the territory. Artists have the chance to attend workshops, share their skills, network with artists and organizations and sell their work. www.nacaarts.org

Pang Fest

The Pangnirtung Music Festival is a three day event held in the summer months of July or August in the artistic community of Pangnirtung, Nunavut. This culturally rich celebration takes place in one of the most beautiful places on earth and features mainly Inuit performers from Nunavut and Greenland! Visit us at facebook.com/Pang-Fest

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