City to kick off celebrations with Festival on Franklin

Aboriginal Day at Yellowknife River
National Aboriginal Day at Yellowknife River, 2015.
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As always, June 21st is National Aboriginal Day.

Yellowknife will be holding it’s annual celebration to honour Indigenous culture. Music, vendors and activities will fill the streets.

The festivities just so happen to kick off with a block party a day in advance.

On June 20th (today), the Festival on Franklin will go down. 5 hours of live music, kids’ activities, face painting and food kiosks.

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The Festival will run from 5-10 pm.

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Then, starting Wednesday, Somba K’e Park will be home to a gathering.

Starting at 10:30 am, Vendors and artisans will hold up shop in the park.

There’ll be a round dance session.

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Then, beginning at noon, there will be a free community fish fry lunch.

At 8:30 pm, a concert from the park will be live broadcasted by APTN.

For more information, click here.

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