The snowcastle’s as appealing to families as it is to people looking to party. There’s plenty to do all month. During sunny March afternoons (12-5 p.m., every day except Monday) bring the kids and hit the slide or catch a children’s play. Every Friday and Saturday evening, music hits the stage and there’s more than one art show happening for a week at a time.
To find out everything that’s happening, check the official schedule, but here are a few options to consider.
Saturday, March 7 at 9:00 p.m., The Royal Ball
Likely the longest-running festival event, bring your fiddle tune dancing shoes.
Wednesday, March 11 at 8 p.m., Ice Music
With instruments crafted out of Great Slave Lake ice, this Norwegian group should deliver a memorable performance.
Wednesday, March 18 at 9 p.m., Dead North Film
Festival — Horror, fantasy and sci-fi films from all three territories. Mature content. Get there early.
Wednesday, March 18, Sub-ARCCtic III
Yellowknife’s Artist Run Community Centre put out a national call for art installations at the castle, the result of which will be on display.
Sunday, March 1, 12:00-5:00, Opening Day
Watch the castle door be cut at noon or vote for your favourite snow sculpture in the first-ever international competition.
Saturday, March 21, Iceolation Art Show
Coordinated by Down to Earth Gallery, ice-inspired art by local creators.
Sunday, March 22, 1:30-3:00, Frosty Children’s Theatre
Let the castle entertain your kids for the afternoon.