Thousands Expected at Old Town Ramble and Ride Festival

Old Town Ramble and Ride Poster. Image Courtesy Ramble and Ride website.

Old Town’s free eco-friendly festival is kicking off today in Yellowknife.

This year marks the 12th year of the Old Town Ramble and Ride festival, which begins with a bike rally from 6pm to 10pm.

On Saturday and Sunday, attendees can enjoy the transformation of Old Town, with live musical performances, vendors, busker acts, prizes and family-friendly activities.

Emily Smits, Ramble and Ride Festival Coordinator, says thousands of participants are expected to attend the festival.

We expect thousands of people every year and it’s free. It is [also] family-friendly.

Indigenous Music Award Winner SUPAMAN will also perform live at the festival.

Programming on Saturday begins at 11am to 5pm and on Sunday from 11am to 4pm.

Festival goers are encouraged to ride their bikes, walk or take public transportation to the event.

The full schedule can be found on

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