See vehicles of all makes and models at Rock‘n Rimbey, Aug. 23 to 25.

Dress up 50s/60s rock style for Rock’n Rimbey

Decoration, dress-up contest runs all week in Rimbey

As Rock‘N Rimbey gets closer day by day, one of the most enjoyable activities of the event is here: the dress-up and decoration contest.

Rock‘N Rimbey spokesperson Terry Von Hollen said the dress-up and decoration part of the event is coming up the week of Aug. 19 to 23. The theme, of course, is always a tribute to 50s and 60s rock n roll.

Dressing up as “Fonzie” imitators and lots of other icons like Marilyn Monroe or Elvis Presley is a huge part of the week, but Von Hollen noted organizers would love to see people decorate their businesses too. He suggested parking a classic car or motorbike outside your business and set up some speakers to play 50s and 60s rock n roll all day. Von Hollen said many businesses dive deeply into the spirit of the event.

He noted on Friday the Rimbey Lions will be travelling around town judging the costumes and decorations and awarding prizes for those who best set the stage for the event.

Rock‘N Rimbey kicks off the afternoon of Friday, Aug. 23 with a street festival, a classic car cruise and live entertainment.

Saturday features the pancake breakfast, show and shine followed by the big supper and dance. Von Hollen noted the cut-off for tickets for the supper is Tuesday, Aug. 20 to give the caterer enough time to prepare. Tickets are available at Stationary Stories and Sound, from Terry at 403-358-8141 or order online at

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Good turnout for cutter parade

A total of 18 cutters in parade

Two masked men break into Pigeon Lake ag centre, steal ATM Feb. 4

Wetaskiwin RCMP respond to break and enter at Lakedell Agricultural Center

OUR COMMUNITY: New Rimoka CEO leading an already strong team

Ponoka County born and raised Jonathan Weir takes over position

VIDEO: Minister reports ‘modest progress’ after blockade talks with First Nation

Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs say Coastal GasLink does not have authority to go through their lands

Canadian nurses’ unions warn national standards for coronavirus protection too low

President says safety protocols nationwide are inadequate compared to those in Ontario and other countries

Murder of sex worker exposes Canada’s hypocrisy on prostitution: advocate

A 2014 law made purchasing sex or benefiting from the selling of sex illegal

Canada’s flag was flown for first time 55 years ago today

The flag is used to celebrate wins in sports, honour Canada Day, and flown at half-mast after tragedy

No shirts, no city services: Firefighter calendar too steamy for Ontario officials

The city has never funded the calendars, but has OK’d photoshoots at city-owned properties

CFL teams under the microscope after free agency begins

While some big names remain, here’s what lies ahead leading up to next month’s CFL combine in Toronto

Kenney says ongoing rail blockade risks becoming an economic crisis

‘I think Canadians are losing patience with this. I know Indigenous people are’

CFL’s Edmonton Eskimos keep team name following consultations

Talks stem from 2015 concerns about Inuit people being used as mascots in sports

Most Read