Festival Schedule

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

Friday, July 29th

Opening Kick-Off Show

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

6:30pm - 10:00pm

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

● 6:45 pm - Darin Woodbury

● 7:35 pm - Special Guest Malcom Link

● 8:00 pm - Andrea Bettger

● 9:00 pm - Ryan McCord

Wildcat Cafe (Big Guy Fries and Wing Freak)

11am-10pm

We will be promoting old town wildcat restaurant specials including authentic wild gains meat stew, wing freak chicken wings newest sauce (jalapeño cheddar), and big guy chili fries and last but not least, our delicious rootbeer floats.

🚩Weaver and Devore

9am - 6pm Special Sale!

🚩NWT Brewing Company

Open regular Friday Hours
The Woodyard/NWT Brewing will be offering a 15% discount on all merch sold on location only during the festival! Appy hour from 4-6pm!

Check out the music schedule to see when we will have live music! Saturday- July 30th, 2021

Saturday, July 30th

Kick Off Bike Rally - 9:30AM - 11:30am

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 a.m. We will have some judges out at 10:30 so if you want to participate in the contest for prizes, you can sign up at the park during decorating. (See the prize categories below). At 10:45 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, finishing at Old TownGlassworks/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! We will have treats for all the kids and prizes which will be awarded at 11:30 a.m. 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!

This event is organized and funded by the Latham Island Neighbourhood Association. The awards ceremony location is provided by Old Town Glassworks/Old Town Bikeworks.

9:30 a.m. Bike Decorating at Latham Island Park 10:30 Decoration Showcase (Judging)
 

10:45 Bike Parade – Latham Island Park to Old Town 11:30 Prizes and Treats at Old Town Bikeworks

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)

🚩Welcome and Info Table - Hak’s Auto Body

11:00am- 4:00pm

Guy Architects - Walking Tour

11:00am - 1:00pm


Come take a walking tour with Wayne Guy of Guy Architects and explore the very unique and creative architecture of Old Town Yellowknife. Free!

🚩Borealis Bike Tours Unlimited - 3528 McDonald Dr. 

12:00pm - 5:00pm


Come and take a tour around Old Town on a Fat-Tire Bike at a discounted rate during the festival! 

🚩Trash-formation @ Cabins across the street from the Cultural Crossroads

12- 5pm
Come see beautiful and strange works of art made by local Yellowknifers that have been created and upcycled from trash. Vote for your favorites.


First prize for top voted piece wins $200 cash from Guy Architects, 2nd Prize $100 Gift Card from Bullocks Bistro, 3rd Prize is a free t-shirt from Ramble & Ride

🚩NWT Brewing Company/ The Woodyard Brewhouse & Eatery

Open regular Saturday hours
The Woodyard/NWT Brewing will be offering a 15% discount on all merch sold on location only during the festival! Appy hour from 4-6pm!

Check out the music schedule to see when we will have live music!

 

🚩Down to Earth Gallery

12-4. Artshow. Anonymous Art Revealed. A selection of Anonymous Art pieces from the past 10 years with artists' names revealed. Located In the Art Gallery of the NWT.


12 -3. Pottery throwing Demo with Ann Peters

1-2 Interactive Illustration Demonstration with Alison McCreesh. Come watch Alison create a series of illustrations live! See your most imaginative ideas come to life!


11-4;30 Games table with Jenga, backgammon, chess and more.


11-4. Childrens chill tent area with books, bubbles and games

🚩Gallery of the Midnight Sun

15% off storewide

NWT Inclusion Fundraiser Lemonade and Squares $4.00

Public Wood Shape Painting w/ Diane Boudreau @ Johnson’s Building
12- 5pm
Join in and paint a cutout wood shape that will go up on display in Old Town. Free!

 

Wildcat Cafe (Big Guy Fries and Wing Freak)

11am-10pm

We will be promoting old town wildcat restaurant specials including authentic wild gains meat stew, wing freak chicken wings newest sauce (jalapeño cheddar), and big guy chili fries and last but not least our delicious rootbeer floats.

🚩Weaver and Devore

9am - 6pm
We are going to be running a 20% discount on everything on our second floor. We also have lots of other item on sale from 40-60% off.

🚩Bullock’s Bistro - 3534 Weaver Dr

12 - 5pm
$5 Fish Tacos! Fresh and Local Fish :) 

Salad Dressing and Teriyaki Cooking Sauce at 2 for $15

Live music! check the schedule :)

McDonald Drive Market & Community Tables

11:00pm - 5:00pm
We'll be featuring a great selection of local food, art, and crafts for you to explore while enjoying local music by the water, and checkout the tables by various community groups.

🚩Cultural Crossroads Park Stage

11:10 am Opening with the Yellowknives Dene First Nation Feeding the Fire Ceremony with Aleisha Betsina along with Traditional Drummers Paul Betsina, Gordie Liske and Randy Bailargeon
11:30 am Qulliq Lighting & Throat Singing with Tanya Snow
12:15 pm Jigging Performance and Workshop with Olga Aviugana, Kazélie and Sayumnee

1:45 pm NWT Pipe Band
2:15 pm Amber O'Reilly - Words to Light Your Heart On Fire - Trilingual poetry reading (French, Spanish, English)

3:15 pm Cha Cha Dance Workshop with Oyuka Bernabe - FREE
4:00 pm Old Town OPEN STAGE - Till 5:00 pm

Anyone and everyone is welcome to perform on stage at Ramble & Ride! Play one song or if you play for 10 minutes you’ll get a FREE festival T-Shirt while supplies last! Sign up fast!

🚩Young Town Yard Monkeys - Kids zone

12 pm - 4 pm : Two Bouncy Castles, Coloring Contest, Magician with Balloons, Music, Face Painting, etc. 1 pm : Bernabe Brothers and Sister (3-8 years old) : Songs with Ukulele, Piano & Guitar !
2 pm : Storytelling in English, Contes pour enfants en français, avec/with Elizabeth Monroe
3 pm : Kids Yoga, with Taiga Yoga

🚩Old Town Glass Works & Old Town Bike Works - 3510 McDonald Drive

1pm-4pm
Painting pouring workshop
20$ per person (includes one canvas and materials)
Glassworks area
Workshop takes about 30 minutes depending on what you create

LIVE MUSIC ALL DAY1! Check out the music schedule

🚩The Garden/Fishy People - 3505 McDonald Drive

Open late! Stop by to get a stamp.


LIVE MUSIC! Check out our music schedule

 

🚩Sundog Trading Post - 4 Lessard Drive

11am- 7pm
While getting your passport to old town stamp, give the special homemade ice cream a try!

Music

🚩Down To Earth Gallery

  • 12pm Andrew Shedden

  • 1pm Ryan McCord

  • 2pm Whitkeys

  • 3:30pm Priscilla’s Revenge

🚩Sundog Trading Post

  • 12pm Priscilla’s Revenge

 

🚩Government Doc

  • 12pm James Mcdonald

  • 1:15pm Andrew Shedden

  • 2:15pm Chris Jonah

  • 3pm Munya


🚩Fishy People

  • Flora Cozumet

 

🚩Gallery of the Midnight Sun

  • 12:30pm Jenna Blanchard

  • 12pm Flora Cozumet

 

🚩The Woodyard

  • 2pm Johnny Cole

 

🚩Old Town Glassworks

  • 12pm Rolling Hitch

  • 1pm Munya

  • 2pm John Tees

  • 3pm Benji Straker

     

🚩Bullocks

  • 2:30pm Ryan McCord

Sunday, July 31st

🚩Welcome and Info Table - Hak’s Auto Body

12:00pm- 3:00pm

🚩Trash-formation @ Cabin’s across from Cultural Crossroads

12- 4pm
Come see beautiful and strange works of art made by local Yellowknifers that have been created and upcycled from trash. Vote for your favorites.
First prize for top voted piece wins $200 cash from Guy Architects, 2nd Prize $100 Gift Card from Bullocks Bistro, 3rd Prize is a free t-shirt from Ramble & Ride
In partnership with Ecology North

McDonald Drive Market & Community Tables

12:00pm - 4:00pm
We'll be featuring a great selection of local food, art, and crafts for you to explore while enjoying local music by the water, and checkout the tables by various community groups. This year we have over 35 vendors!

Down to Earth Gallery

12:00. Coffees on!
12 -4. Music on the Stage
12-4 Art Show: Anonymous Art Revealed. A selection of Anonymous Art pieces from the past 10 years with the artist's name revealed. Located in the Art Gallery of the NWT trailer by Down to Earth Gallery
1-3. Box board ornament workshop $10 withCathie Harper of Northern Willow Studio
1-2:30. Driftwood Suncatcher Workshop $25 with Rosalind Mercredi limit 6 people.
12-4 Games table with Jenga, backgammon chess and more
12-4 Childrens chill tent area with books, bubbles and games

4 pm. Draw for the Passport prizes!!!

🚩Gallery of the Midnight Sun

15% off storewide
Inclusion nwt fundraiser with lemonade and squares $4.00

Public Wood Shape Painting w/ Diane Boudreau - Johnson’s Building
12- 4pm
Join in and paint a cutout wood shape that will go up on display in Old Town. Free!

Wildcat Cafe (Big Guy Fries and Wing Freak)

11am-10pm

We will be promoting old town wildcat restaurant specials including authentic wild gains meat stew, wing freak chicken wings newest sauce (jalapeño cheddar), and big guy chili fries and last but not least our delicious rootbeer floats.

🚩Borealis Bike Tours Unlimited - 3528 McDonald Dr. 

12:00pm - 5:00pm


Come and take a tour around Old Town on a Fat-Tire Bike at a discounted rate during the festival! 

🚩Bullock’s Bistro - 3534 Weaver Dr

12-4pm

Bullocks Bistro Salad Dressing and Cooking Sauce special 2 for $15.
$5 fish tacos on special! We’re cooking 'em up all day with fresh local fish! Make sure to stop by here for a stamp.

🚩Old Town Glass Works & Old Town Bike Works - 3510 McDonald Drive

1pm-4pm
Painting pouring workshop
20$ per person (includes one canvas and materials)
Glassworks area
Workshop takes about 30 minutes depending on what you create

LIVE MUSIC ALL DAY! Check the music schedule

🚩The Garden/Fishy People - 3505 McDonald Drive

Open late! Stop by to get a stamp. Stop by our Craft Table!

🚩Cultural Crossroads Park Stage

12pm Amber O'Reilly - Words to Light Your Heart On Fire - Trilingual poetry reading (French, Spanish, English)

 

1pm Munya Mataruse a Zimbabwean Music Super Star! A unique blend of styles ranging from Afro Jazz, Katekwe and Shangara, the local traditional Zimbabwean genre.

2 pm Steve Lacey - Folk musician. In celebration of his 50th wedding anniversary he’ll perform songs from their time together that have come to have special importance to them, including one he wrote especially for his wife.

3 pm Andrew Shedden - singer/ songwriter/ musician. Blues, alternative rock and folk influences mixed up into a compelling sonic narrative.

🚩Young Town Yard Monkeys - Kids Zone

12 pm - 4 pm : Two Bouncy Castles, Coloring Contest, Magician with Balloons, Music, Face Painting, etc.
2 pm : Kids Yoga, with Taiga Yoga

🚩Sundog Trading Post - 4 Lessard Drive

Open 11am-8pm
Come by and see us for some locally made ice cream and get your stamp while you're at it! Check out the music Schedule to see when we will be having live music on the deck. Our parking Lot is closed to leave space for families and kids to ramble and ride!

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, July 31st*

Music

 

🚩Down to Earth Gallery

  • 1pm Andrea Beottger

  • 2pm James McDonald

  • 3pm Sunaira

     

🚩Government Dock

  • 12pm Ryan McCord

  • 1pm Andrew Shedden

  • 2pm John Tees

  • 3pm Johnny Cole

 

🚩Old Town Glassworks

  • 12pm Flora and the Fireweeds

  • 1pm Johnny Cole

  • 2pm Tyler Keyes

     

🚩Fishy People

  • 12pm Sunaira

🚩Gallery of the Midnight Sun

  • 2pm Jenna Blanchard

 

🚩Bullock’s Bistro

  • Ryan McCord

ART SHOWS! Running 12-4 Saturday and Sunday

Yellowknife Artist Run Community Centre presents!!

WOODN'T: a folk art 'lumber party' featuring amazing creations by plywood-lovin pals Mike Mitchell, Sarah Swan and Diane Boudreau with special guest Slo-toons. @ Wordworks Shop (Gov dock). 12- 4 Saturday and Sunday Admission is Free

ANONYMOUS ART REVEALED. A selection of 100 Anonymous Art pieces from the past 10 years with the artists' name revealed. Located in the Art Gallery of the NWT trailer next to Down to Earth Gallery. Saturday and Sunday 12-4

TRASHFORMATION
Trashformation Art show is happening across the street from the cultural crossroads area. It is a competition geared towards using creative ways to reuse trash and create art. Sponsored and hosted by ecology north.

BLOOMING GRAPHIC GARDENS
Stroll, jog, cycle or drive by 4709 Hamilton Drive
in Peace River Flats to check out the graphic signs designed by Boris Atamanenko and their spectacular location in Rose's Garden. Please be respectful and view from the road. Saturday and Sunday 12-4