2016 Festival Information TBA
It may look far away, but for the thousands of people that attend the Atlin Arts and Music Festival every year, it’s well worth the trip. Even though the town of 450 is small, they pack the festival’s dates with international musicians, award-winning artists and films and authors. This family-friendly festival is perfect for those who like to enjoy nature as much as they like to enjoy their music. Remote, rootsy and rustic, this festival embodies a truly Canadian kind of arts and music event.
The Atlin Arts and Mucis Fest is remote, rootsy and relaxed.
Enjoy the beauty of Atlin B.C. on the shores of Atlin Lake.
Photo provided by Atlin Arts and Music Festival
Opening the festival each year, the Taku River Tlingit First Nation welcomes the public with traditional drumming and dancing. When closing the festival, the Taku Kwaan Dancers, all musicians, and the entire audience join in a moving celebration of traditional First Nations and contemporary songs. The Atlin Arts & Music Festival guarantees an experience you’ll remember for a long time.
The legendary Ian Tyson will hit the stage during the Atlin Arts and Music Festival. Enjoy the sweet country tunes from the multiple award-winning songwriter, who has also earned an Order of Canada.
One of Canada's most respected songwriters, James Keelaghan will bring his powerful poetic approach to folk and roots music.
Colin Alexander is a Yukon painter who deals primarily with the human figure. His works are provocative and abstract — a truly one of a kind artist.
After taking a blacksmithing course, Paul Baker found his artistic niche. Through the use of cheap wrenches and worn-out tools, he's created incredible works of art.
Northern B.C. is wating for you. Enjoy the wilderness of this rugged landscape as you take a scenic drive towards the border of Yukon and Alaska.
Featured Events and Workshops
Glass on Glass Mosaics
Have you ever wanted to get artsy? Perhaps the Atlin Arts and Music Festival will be your source of inspiration. This year, Jeanine Baker will host a glass on glass mosaics workshop. Learn how to turn scrap art glass into beautiful mosaics used for stepping stones, window pieces and other functional art pieces.
Atlin Mini Marathon
Saturday, July 11th, 2015
Registration Tarahne Park 9:30 a.m.
Run starts at 10 for the 24 km
Get off your lawn chair and join a different kind of fun during the Atlin Mini Marathon. Choose between 24km, 12km, 6km or 1.6-km races. Finish the afternoon with a hot dog barbecue and a cool beverage.
The Atlin Mini Marathon gets the kids involved in the festivities.
Photo provided by the Atlin Arts and Music Festival
Enjoy artists; booths, food vendors, music workshops, films and more on the festival grounds and the incrdible lineup of talented musicians. See the full line up here.
Kids 0–12 & Seniors over 80: FREE
Youth: 13–17: Half Price
Advance weekend passes: $130 in advance
Weekend pass at gate: $140
Purchase Tickets Online: yukontickets.com
Want to experience northern B.C. and the arts and music festival? Share this festival with your adventure-seeking, road-tripping kind of friends and get planning.