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Festival Schedule

🚩Stop by these locations to collect your Passport to Old Town Stamps!  

FRIDAY AUGUST 4TH

Opening Kick-Off Show

🚩Festival Kick Off Concert - Down to Earth Gallery - 5007 Bryson Drive

5007 Bryson Drive - 6:30pm - 10:00pm


Coffee House - Come and grab some coffee while enjoying the great music. Free!
 

  • Ryan McCord

  • Munya Monteruse

  • Priscilla’s Revenge

  • Claire Ness

SATURDAY AUGUST 5TH
CULTURAL CROSSROADS 12pm Opening with the Yellowknife Dene Drummers Events all day!

2023 Bike Parade - Latham Island Neighbourhood Association

Prizes will be awarded for:

• Best Decorated (6 Years Old and Under)
• Best Decorated (7 to 11 years old)
• Best Decorated (Older than 11)
• Coolest Colourful Character (Adult Prize)
• Incredibly Imaginative Individual (Adult Prize)
• Grooviest Group (3 people minimum as a group)


9:30am
Dress your bike to impress and join us for a bike rally. You can decorate your bike at home or come together at Latham Island Park on Saturday morning where we will have all kinds of stuff for you and your children to decorate your bikes. Decorating starts at 9:30 am

10:30am
We will have some judges out at 10:30 so if you want to participate in the contest for prizes, you can register at the park during decorating. (See the prize categories above).


10:45am
We will head out for our bike parade together and we will be awesome! Bring bikes, trikes, scooters, skateboards and strollers! We will start the parade at Latham Island Park. We will bike around Otto and Morrison Drive, across the causeway and into Old Town, nishing at Old Town Glassworks/Old Town
Bikeworks. We have a shortcut planned for those wee ones that may need a bit more time and less
distance to get to our end location!

 

11:30am
We will finish this event with treats for all the kids and prizes for kids and adults alike. This event is open to kids and adults alike! Costumes are optional... but they sure make the parade more colourful and fun... so we encourage you to have fun and be creative!

🚩Welcome and Info Table - Hak’s Auto Body
 

11:00am- 4:00pm

🚩Guy Architects - Walking Tour

10:00am until Noon.

Meet at Guy Architects at 9:55am (3528 McDonald Drive) - Free Admission

🚩Trash-formation @ Cabins across the street from the Cultural Crossroads. 11:00am - 5:00pm


Come see beautiful and strange works of art made by local Yellowknifers that have been created and upcycled from trash. Vote for your favorites. Prizes for adults & kids categories!


In partnership with Ecology North

🚩Down to Earth Gallery


11am – Coffee’s On!

12pm - 4pm – Pottery Wheel Demonstration with Ann Peters

12pm - 3pm – Button making w/ Dave and Friends

All Day – Low Key Kids’ Play Area; Youth/Adult Board Games

🚩Ahmic Air

City Sightseeing Tours all weekend!

🚩Gallery of the Midnight Sun
 

12pm - 4pm – Cyanotype and Stencil Printing w/ Pat Moore and Hazel Wainwright

12pm - 4pm – Lemonade & Dessert Square Sale with Inclusion NWT

12:30pm - 2pm – Painting & Carving w/ Alison McKinnon

1pm - 3pm – Welcome Back The Lights Watercolour Paintings w/ Caroline McCamley

1pm - 3pm – Beadwork Demonstration by Sarah Cleary

🚩Bullocks’ Bistro
 

Bullocks Bistro Ramble and Ride special. We will have a have a Fish taco booth outside in our parking lot. We will be selling fish taco’s and pogo sticks for $5.00 each. Bullocks salad dressing and cooking sauce will be on sale for $15 for any 2 items. The Restaurant will be open on Saturday from Noon to 9:00pm

 

🚩Old Town Glassworks & Bikeworks

Old Town Glassworks and Bikeworks is excited to offer special event pricing on select glassware,
and opportunities to WIN prizes!

 

Find something for everyone from our fine assortment of limited
edition Ramble & Ride 2023 glassware, refurbished bicycles, and even a water sprinkler to cool
off the little ones (or the furry ones!).


In our Showroom, explore our featured locally-made art and handmade jewelry, while grooving to live musical entertainment in the yard.

Young Town Yard Monkeys - Kids zone
Across from Johnsons building

12:30pm – Claire Ness
1:30pm – Storytelling with Elizabeth
2:15pm – Gabby the Magic Poodle
All Day – Carnival games; bowling; bouncy castles

🚩Sundog Trading Post - 4 Lessard Drive

11am - 7pm

While getting your passport to old town stamp, give the special homemade ice cream a try!


Sundog Tours - Old Town Walking Tour at 1pm - Saturday only
Join a Sundog guide on an informative walking tour of Old Town. The tour starts and finishes at the Sundog Trading Post (4 Lessard Drive). You will visit Pilot’s Monument, Cultural Crossroads painted rock and the Woodyard shacks. The tour is approximately 1 - 1.5hrs in length. Walking is generally flat.
Participants do not have to climb the stairs to the top of Pilot’s Monument.

The Garden/Fishy People

Closed Saturday for a wedding! Congratulations to the happy couple!

🚩Wildcat Cafe

We will be promoting Old Town Wildcat Cafe Specials, including 10 Rib eye with chimichurri sauce,
Wing Freak Wings new festival flavour and Big Guy Fries pulled bison poutine and lastly our refreshing rootbeer floats.

🚩Weaver and Devore

Join us for our Annual Anniversary Sale! 20% off clothing and footwear, and up to 50% off on select items throughout the store. Come celebrate one of Old Town’s cornerstone businesses!

Ragged Ass Garden Tour

Visit the gardens of Willow Flats in Old Town. From veggie boxes in the swamp to cement flower beds to manicured lawns and greenhouses, these gardens are unique and beautiful. Saturday, August 5th will be a guided tour starting at Hak’s Auto Body at 2:00pm. Sunday, August 6th, participants are invited to roam
the area talking to the gardeners or peeking over fences from 2:00 to 5:00pm. A map will be provided at

3901 Bryson Drive.

Splash Park

All Day - Hank Koenen Park
Children should be
accompanied by a parent.

NWT Literacy Bookmobile

ART SHOWS

 

The White Cube by Common Nouns
The Community Bull-lie-tin Board is an art project by Collective Nouns Sarah Swan & Mike Mitchell, the duo behind the SnowCastle Lie-brary. This time, Swan & Mitchell act as event disorganizers and mis-informants whose fake announcements depict an imaginary Yellowknife they really wish existed. Located in the Gallery of the Midnight Sun Parking lot.


Big Bugs with Diane Boudreau
Create a giant dragonfly and a huuuuuge caterpillar with Diane Boudreau and friends! Johnsons
building.

Live painting with Chrissie Carrigan
All Day - Hill to Pilot’s Monument

Music

🚩Down To Earth Gallery

  • 1:15pm - Hughes

  • 2:30pm - Brendan McIntosh & Friends

  • 3:45pm - Cold Fusion

🚩Old Town Glassworks

  • 12:00pm - Ryan McCord

  • 1:15pm - Rollin’ Hitch

  • 2:30pm - Sunaira

  • 3:45pm - James McDonald & Chris Rayner

 

🚩Gallery of the Midnight Sun

  • 12:30pm - John & Gary Tees

  • 2:00pm - Thomas Ethier


Kids Zone

  • 12:30pm - Claire Ness

 

Cultural Crossroads

  • 1:00pm - Throat Singing w/ Tanya Snow

  • 1:45 - Munya Monteruse

Yvonne Quick Heritage Wharf

  • 12:30pm - John Tees w/ Gary Tees

  • 1:30pm - Caught by Holden

  • 2:30pm - Flora and the Fireweeds

  • 3:30pm - Claire Ness w/ aerials guests Johanna Goossens & Malorie Gendreau!

 

🚩Bullocks Bistro

  • 1:30pm Ryan McCord

 

EVERYWHERE

  • 2:00pm - Claire Ness
     

🚩Sundog Cafe

  • 3:00pm - Rollin’ Hitch

 

🚩The Woodyard

  • 4:00pm - Rob Elo

SUNDAY AUGUST 6TH

CULTURAL CROSSROADS

​12pm Feeding The Fire ceremony with Sarah Cleary 
Events all day! 

🚩Welcome and Info Table - Hak’s Auto Body

12:00pm- 3:00pm

🚩Trash-formation @ Cabins across the street from the Cultural Crossroads. 11:00am - 5:00pm


Come see beautiful and strange works of art made by local Yellowknifers that have been created and upcycled from trash. Vote for your favorites. Prizes for adults & kids categories!


In partnership with Ecology North

🚩Down to Earth Gallery

12pm - Coffee’s On!


12pm - 3pm – Basketry Demonstration w/ Cathie Harper


12pm - 3pm – Button making with Dave and Friends


4pm - Passport Prize Draw


All Day – Low Key Kids’ Play Area; Youth/Adult Board Games

🚩Gallery of the Midnight Sun
 

12pm - 4pm – Cyanotape and Stencil Printing w/ Pat Moore and Hazel Wainwright

12pm - 4pm – Lemonade & Dessert Square Sale w/ Inclusion NWT

12:30pm - 2 pm – Painting & Carving w/ Alison McKinnon

1pm - 3 pm – Welcome Back The Lights Watercolour Paintings w/ Caroline McCamley

1pm - 3 pm – Beadwork Demonstration by Sarah Cleary

🚩Ahmic Air

City Sightseeing Tours all weekend!

🚩Wildcat Cafe

We will be promoting Old Town Wildcat Cafe Specials, including 10 Rib eye with chimichurri sauce,
Wing Freak Wings new festival flavour and Big Guy Fries pulled bison poutine and lastly our refreshing rootbeer floats.

🚩The Garden/Fishy People *SUNDAY ONLY*

It’s a puppy party! Come on down to see some of the NWTSPCA’s most eligible furry friends. They’re looking for love - are you?

🚩NWT Brewing Company/Woodyard Pub 

Join us for our HomeBrew demonstration on Sunday!  
10am - 3pm

Young Town Yard Monkeys - Kids zone
Across from Johnsons building

12:15 - Claire Ness
1pm - Storytelling with Myranda
1:45pm - Storytelling w/ Elizabeth 
3pm - Storytelling w/ Myranda
All Day – Carnival Games; Bowling; Bouncy Castles

 

🚩Sundog Trading Post - 4 Lessard Drive

11am - 7pm

While getting your passport to old town stamp, give the special homemade ice cream a try!


Sundog Tours - Old Town Walking Tour at 1pm - Saturday only
Join a Sundog guide on an informative walking tour of Old Town. The tour starts and finishes at the Sundog Trading Post (4 Lessard Drive). You will visit Pilot’s Monument, Cultural Crossroads painted rock and the Woodyard shacks. The tour is approximately 1 - 1.5hrs in length. Walking is generally flat.


Participants do not have to climb the stairs to the top of Pilot’s Monument.

Passport to Old Town Prize Draw @ Down to Earth Gallery. 4:00pm

Over $1000.00 in gift cards to Old Town businesses for one  
Grand Prize winner to EAT, SHOP, PLAY & STAY! Hundreds of dollars in Gift Cards for Old Town businesses for 2nd & 3rd prizes too!

*Pick up your Passport at participating businesses and drop them off at Gallery of the Midnight Sun or Down to Earth Gallery BEFORE 3:30pm, on Sunday, August 6th*

 

🚩Old Town Glassworks & Bikeworks

Old Town Glassworks and Bikeworks is excited to offer special event pricing on select glassware,
and opportunities to WIN prizes!

 

Find something for everyone from our fine assortment of limited
edition Ramble & Ride 2023 glassware, refurbished bicycles, and even a water sprinkler to cool
off the little ones (or the furry ones!).


In our Showroom, explore our featured locally-made art and handmade jewelry, while grooving to live musical entertainment in the yard

Ragged Ass Garden Tour

Visit the gardens of Willow Flats in Old Town. From veggie boxes in the swamp to cement flower beds to manicured lawns and greenhouses, these gardens are unique and beautiful. Saturday, August 5th will be a guided tour starting at Hak’s Auto Body at 2:00pm. Sunday, August 6th, participants are invited to roam the area talking to the gardeners or peeking over fences from 2:00 to 5:00pm. A map will be provided at 3901 Bryson Drive.

Splash Park

All Day - Hank Koenen Park
Children should be
accompanied by a parent.

NWT Literacy Bookmobile

ART SHOWS

 

The White Cube by Common Nouns
The Community Bull-lie-tin Board is an art project by Collective Nouns Sarah Swan & Mike Mitchell, the duo behind the SnowCastle Lie-brary. This time, Swan & Mitchell act as event disorganizers and mis-informants whose fake announcements depict an imaginary Yellowknife they really wish existed. Located in the Gallery of the Midnight Sun Parking lot.


Big Bugs with Diane Boudreau
Create a giant dragonfly and a huuuuuge caterpillar with Diane Boudreau and friends! Johnsons
building.

Live painting with Chrissie Carrigan
All Day - Hill to Pilot’s Monument

Music

🚩Down To Earth Gallery

  • 12:00pm - Johnny Cole

  • 1:15pm - John McCauley

  • 2:30pm - Rollin’ Hitch

  • 3:45pm - Jimmy Georges
     

🚩Old Town Glassworks

  • Old Town Glassworks

  • 12:00pm - Rob Elo

  • 1:15pm - James McDonald & Chris Rayner

  • 2:30pm - Big Blue

  • 3:45pm - John & Gary Tees

Yvonne Quick Heritage Wharf

  • 12:30pm - Glen Vokey

  • 1:45pm - Family Fiddle Dance w/ Aurora Fiddle Society

  • 2:30pm - Claire Ness w/ aerials guests  Johanna Goossens & Malorie Gendreau!

Cultural Crossroads

  • 1:30 - Munya Monteruse

🚩Bullocks Bistro

  • 1:30pm Ryan McCord

Kids Zone

  • 12:30pm - Claire Ness

 

🚩Gallery of the Midnight Sun

  • 2:00pm - Thomas Ethier ​​

🚩Fishy People

  • 2:00pm - Sunaira

🚩Sundog Cafe

  • 3:00pm - Rollin’ Hitch

  • 4:00pm - Rob Elo (Part of the Sundog Sunday Sessions)

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