Celebrating the Return of the Sun

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    The annual Inuvik Sunrise Festival took place January 3 to 5, 2020 with opening ceremonies at East Three School. Attendees were treated to a Taste of Inuvik with country food samples, drumming and dancing performances, ice skating parties, an Arctic craft market, outdoor family events, lantern making, snow carving, hoop dancing, quilt and sewing workshops, free children’s dog sledding, and movie screenings. The three-day event celebrated the return of the sun to the Arctic, culminating in the iconic Inuvik Sunrise Festival giant bonfire and fireworks display.