3rd Annual Fernie & Elk Valley Pride Festival
6 days of fun, friendship, and unity in Fernie to celebrate Pride, mountain style!
Come join us as we celebrate Pride, Diversity, and Inclusion in the beautiful mountain town of Fernie, BC. This event is hosted by the Fernie Pride Society
2019 schedule to include:
- City of Fernie Rainbow Flag Raising and Reception
- The Royal Treatment Drag Show featuring visiting Drag Royalty
- LGBTQ Author Nancy Jo Cullen
- Pride Central – daylong activities including biking, hiking, yoga & crafts
- Drag Queen Story Time
- Drag Queen Bingo
- Teens Cooking with Queens
- Body Painting Competition at the Royal
- Big Gay Brunch
- Fairy Creek Hike
- The Royal Late night Glitter Party
The Schedule of Events is subject to change, check official website for the most up-to-date information.
Weekend Festival Packages (accommodation and tickets) available online September 2019.
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October 8, 2019 thru October 13, 2019
Fernie Half Marathon, 3-person relay & 10km Run
The Fernie Half Marathon, 3-Runner Relay & 10K Run has become a classic in Southeastern BC.
The all-trail course that winds along the Elk River and follows a community trail system is both challenging and beautiful. With seamless organisation, professional chip timing and easy registration the Fernie Half Marathon is a great choice to end your running season.
RACE OPTIONS: HALF MARATHON – 3-PERSON RELAY – 10KM RUN/WALK
21 km of trails along the Elk River, across the foot of Mount Fernie, along wooded areas in Coal Creek and through Fernie’s beautiful James White Park.
2019 Race Fees until June 3rd:
- Solo Half Marathon Runner: $60
- 3 Person Relay Team: $125.
- Solo 10K Runner: $50.
The Park Place Lodge is proud to be an official sponsor and preferred lodging facility of the 2018 Fernie Half Marathon. Special rates for event participants start from $114/night.
Proceeds from this run support local children’s programming in the community including Friends of the Fernie Heritage Library.
Fernie Mountain Market at Montane
Special Mountain Market event at Montane for Thanksgiving.
Come discover local growers with their just picked fruit, veggies, locally-raised meat, herbs, and flowers; while bakers offer their tasty croissants and freshly baked bread. Discover local artisans showcasing their latest creations. All vendors sell products they make, bake or grow!
Regularly every Sunday from 10am – 2pm at Rotary Park July 7th – September 1, 2019. A large playpark at the venue will keep kids entertained for hours while you enjoy the market.
Additional special events:
- June 23rd at Fernie Alpine Resort
- July 1st for Canada Day Festival at Fernie Aquatic Centre
- September 8th at Fernie Alpine Resort
- September 22nd at the Fernie Chautauqua & Fall Fair, City Hall
- October 6th at Montane in Fernie
Ironman Open at Fernie Golf Club
The first closing event of the 2019 Fernie golfing calendar. Public and visitors are always welcome!
Register by October 4th. Call 250-423-7773.
Sunday October 7th: Ironman Open Tournament
Shot gun start at 12:30pm
FORMAT: 2 person teams, scramble to the green, alternate putts
Men play from blue, ladies play from white/red mix
Pin placements will be challenging but not impossible!
Max of double allotted score per hole (as per HDCP) to keep pace.
All members & non-members welcome. Meal not included, all entries go towards prize pot.
NON MEMBERS: $70
Prizes!! Register by October 4th
Monday October 8th: Thanksgiving Turkey Tombstone Event
12:00 Noon tee times
A fun day of golf followed by turkey dinner – with all the fixings!
FORMAT: Your game ends when you reach 70 strokes plus your handicap
Example: A 20 Handicap golfer will get 90 strokes
The individual who makes it the farthest is the winner
All members & non-members welcome. Enter Individually, or in Teams of 2 or 4!
NON MEMBERS: $70
To register or for more details, contact the pro-shop – use the ‘contact’ form on this page or call 250-423-7773
The Fernie Craft Fairs are a cornucopia of fine produce and specialty items.
Discover little wooden doors to hide in the garden, freshly baked pies, hand-stamped copper jewellery, crochet toques and much, much, more!
Buy local and support artisan producers. A perfect opportunity to get a kick-start on your Christmas presents.
Other Fall/Winter Craft Fairs:
Twilight Craft Fair – November 22, 5 – 9pm
Holiday Craft Fair – November 23, 10am – 3pm
Stocking Stuffers Craft Fair – December 21, 10am – 3pm
Celebrating Opera with the Fernie Friends of Opera.
All screenings are on the first Friday of the month at the Arts Station. Note: Start times may vary for longer screenings.
Admission by donation.
2019 Fall Season:
September 6: Rigoletto by Verdi
October 4: Maria Stuarda by Donizetti
November 1: der Rosenkavalier by Richard Strauss
December 6: Enchanted Island; a pastiche, but various composers
Take part in Fernie Mountain Biking Club’s End of Season Poker Ride open to everyone!
Challenge yourself for the High Roller for a full day of riding or the Low Roller for a more relaxed pace and route. Rain or shine, come ride some of the best trails in the area.
Track the poker cards and win awesome prizes. This is a great social riding event everyone looks forward to.
Registration Details TBC. Visit FMBC website.
- The route takes in dozens of trails covering several of Fernie’s favourite mountain bike areas on both sides of the valley.
- Day starts at 8am at (501 1st Avenue, Fernie) ending with dinner and drinks at the end of the day.
- Cost is TBC (includes a fun day of riding sweet Fernie single track, Highroller swag, after party dinner, one free FBC beer)
- You must be a Fernie Mountain Bike Club to participate for insurance purposes (anyone can join, including non-residents, membership is only $25 and goes to help maintain the trails!).
4th Annual GillBilly Fest 2019
A celebration of Fly Fishing & Old-time Music hosted by the Fernie Old Type Music Society – Yeehawreckon!
Grab your pardner and come on down for a hoe-fest of fine quality. The festival features outdoor and indoor morning and late-night jamming, concerts, workshops, fishing, food and friends… all set in the beauty of the Canadian Rockies.
NEW TICKET PRICING FOR 2019! $50 EARLYBIRD ON SALE FROM AUGUST 1ST. ($60 REGULAR)
Del Barber is a singer-songwriter from Manitoba, whose winsome balladry and wry wit harken back to country-folk traditions that remind the listener of the late greats of songwriting history. Del is no stranger to finding inspiration in the cultural backdrop of Canada. On the JUNO Award-nominated Prairieography, Barber documented stories of prairie life, highlighting the unique relationship between struggle, hard work and love.
More details to be announced soon!
Past Festivals have included Clayton & Joelle, Nomad Jones, Pharis & Jason Romero, John Lowell, Jim & Lynda McLennan, Chris Coole, The Lonesome Ace String Band, Paul Silveria and more!
SAVE THE DATE & BOOK YOUR ACCOMMODATION NOW!
Follow Old Type Music Society on FACEBOOK or Old Type Music Society website for updates.
September 27, 2019 thru September 29, 2018
The Fernie Chautauqua and Fall Fair is an annual fall festival celebrating local art, music, heritage, and cuisine.
2019 event details to come
View the 2018 SCHEDULE OF EVENTS (digital version of festival guide):
September 19, 2019 thru September 22, 2019
Project 9 Mountain Bike Race
One of Fernie’s classic black diamond singletrack all-mountain trails.
A grunt of an up with a super fun technical down. Race times for up, down and combined.
Details for 2019 visit FMBC website, typically the event meets at the lower Island Lake Parking Lot at 6:30pm for a 7:00pm race start. Pre-register to ensure you get a spot.
After party with lots of FBC Project 9 Pilsner to enjoy!
A Fernie Mountain Bike Club (FMBC) Event. Membership required for insurance purposes.