Ramble and Ride festival rolls into Yellowknife’s Old Town

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The ninth annual Ramble and Ride festival will take over Yellowknife’s Old Town this weekend.

The three-day event, which coincides with the August long weekend, celebrates Old Town’s unique character and culture. It also provides members of the community with the opportunity to showcase their business.

Visitors can enjoy live music, art shows and open houses over the course of the weekend. There will also be a designated family area near the Dancing Moose Cafe for parents and children to listen to music and take part in workshops.

The eco-friendly festival will kick off with a bike rally starting at Somba K’e Civic Plaza on Friday night. Anyone interested is encouraged to head to the park for 6pm.

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“Everyone is invited to come and decorate your bikes and then we’ll ride down the hill for our opening event,” said Emily Smits, coordinator of this year’s Ramble and Ride.

“It’s a great start to the weekend.”

More than 50 musicians will perform on four different stages over the weekend. Smits also promises more vendors and artisans at the Government Dock than ever before.

The City of Yellowknife will be providing free transportation to anyone heading to the festival on Friday and Saturday.

“It’s shaping up to be a beautiful weekend,” Smits added. “It was smoky last year and rainy the year before.

“Unlike past years, the forecast is sunny so I hope to see more people down in Old Town.”

For a full list of events taking place this weekend, click here. The festival will wrap up on Sunday evening.

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