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Inuvik Sunrise Festival

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First Sunrise

2020 Inuvik Sunrise Festival: January 3rd-5th

Every December the sun sets for the last time below the horizon, and after nearly 30 days of darkness the return of the sun is celebrated at the annual Inuvik Sunrise Festival. Local food, dance, music and winter activities, including snow carving, snow yoga are all part of the spectacle. On the Saturday night a party on the permafrost continues as the we have our giant bonfire and an incredible firework display.

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Curious about the Sunrise Festival, you can find more information below including the 2020 Draft Schedule of Events:

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Schedule of Events 

2020 Draft Schedule of Events 

Draft Schedule of Events Page 1   Draft Schedule of Events Page 2

 

Friday 3 January, 2020

Taste of Inuvik Poster  Inuvialuit Drummers & Dancers Poster  Theland Kicknosway Poster  Light Up & Glow Skate Poster  Reuben and the Dark Poster

 

Saturday 4 January, 2020

 Pancake Breakfast Poster  Winter Sunrise Arctic Market Poster  Parks Canada Mitt Workshop Poster   Family Lantern Making Workshop Poster  Ice Village Poster

 Snow Carving Poster  Bonfire & Fireworks Poster  Red Snow Film Screening Poster  

 

Sunday 5 January, 2020

Snow Yoga Poster  Dog Sledding Poster  Family Movie Poster

 

Important Venue Updates

The Inuvik Sunrise Festival has various venue changes for 2020 and we would like our residents to take note of these changes prior to the event in January so that you can plan your weekend ahead of time.  Please take note of the changes in particular for the Friday Evening and the Ice Village venue.

Friday 3 January, 2020

Opening Ceremony  East Three School
Taste of Inuvik
East Three School
Cultural Performances
East Three School
Light Up & Glow Skates Roy ‘Sugloo’ Ipana Arena, Midnight Sun Complex
Sunrise Signature Concert                                         Our Lady of Victory Church

 

Saturday 4 January, 2020

Sunrise Community Pancake Breakfast            Royal Canadian Legion
Winter Sunrise Arctic Market  Community Hall, Midnight Sun Complex
Parks Canada Mitt Making Workshop Community Hall, Midnight Sun Complex
Family Lantern Making Workshop Community Lounge, Midnight Sun Complex
Ice Village Chief Jim Koe Park
Giant Bonfire  Frozen Twin Lakes
Spectacular Fireworks Display Frozen Twin Lakes
Red Snow Film Screening

Community Hall, Midnight Sun Complex

 

 

 

 

 

Sunday 5 January, 2020

Winter Sunrise Arctic Market  Community Hall, Midnight Sun Complex
Parks Canada Mitt Making Workshop Community Hall, Midnight Sun Complex
Sunrise Quilted Wall Hanging Workshop Community Lounge, Midnight Sun Complex
Inuvik Paw-Rade Ice Village, Chief Jim Koe Park
Drum Making Workshop Community Lounge, Midnight Sun Complex
Self Guided Snow Yoga Ice Village, Chief Jim Koe Park
Ice Village Chief Jim Koe Park
‘Toss to Win’ with the Edmonton Eskimos Ice Village, Chief Jim Koe Park
Family Movie Community Hall, Midnight Sun Complex

 

Parking

Parking and access to Chief Jim Koe Park will be available via the Midnight Sun Complex parking lot. Please note that there will be no parking in the Chief Jim Koe Park Loop, the road will be accessible for emergency vehicles only. Further detials and maps will be released for in the upcoming weeks, so keep a look out on the Town of Inuvik Website and Sunrise Festival Facebook Page.