Fernie Chautauqua

Back again in September 2019 is The Fernie Fall Fair! This much loved annual event is the perfect bookend to the Fernie Chautauqua weekend and is hosted by Wildsight Elk Valley in conjunction with the Fernie Museum. 

Event Date: 
Saturday, September 15, 2018
Time: 
12:00pm - 4:00pm

Join Peter and the Wolves, Jon Wort Hannam, and Heather Blush and the Uppercuts for an afternoon of some of rippin' rock, soul and sass. Sponsored by Teck. With MC Erin Teeple. The Chautauqua Grill and a variety of food trucks will be available throughout the day.

Event Date: 
Saturday, September 15, 2018
Time: 
11:00am - 4:00pm

Explore Fernie's architectural gems. 7 community buildings throughout Fernie’s Heritage District will be open to the public with displays about their history and efforts to preserve their heritage in many.

Doors Open is an international event that provides free and rare access to architecturally, historically, culturally and socially significant buildings. Fernie Doors Open is hosted by Heritage Fernie.

Event Date: 
Saturday, September 15, 2018
Time: 
11:00am - 4:00pm

Art On The Lawn is an opportunity for the public to experience local Fernie art, meet the artists and see them work! A truly unique experience as part of Chautauqua!

A wide variety of local artists will display their work for viewing and sale. Many of of them will demonstrate artistic techniques. There’ll be an activity for kids, too.

Event Date: 
Friday, September 14, 2018
Time: 
5:30pm - 10:00pm

NOTE: VENUE CHANGE. This will be held at the Fernie Community Centre.

Join special guests Red Eyed Soul, Flatback and the two-time Juno nominated, larger than life Ndidi O for an incredible showcase of BC talent. Beer garden opens at 5:30pm, performances start at 6:00pm. The Chautauqua Grill and a variety of food trucks will be available throughout the night.

Event Date: 
Saturday, September 15, 2018
Time: 
11:00am - 12:30pm

Six significant Fernie heritage buildings have recently been successful recipients of Heritage Grants funded by the Columbia Basin Trust and managed by Heritage BC. Join heritage consultant, Elana Zysblat, on a walking tour to learn about their history, evolution, a few fascinating and little known facts, and the plans for their conservation. The buildings on tour are: City Hall (former Crowsnest Pass Coal Co. headquarters), Christ Church, Holy Family Church, Fernie Courthouse, Knox United Church and the Fernie Museum (former Home Bank of Canada).

Event Date: 
Sunday, September 16, 2018
Time: 
10:00am - 12:00pm

Join the Johnny Summers Quintet for an intimate jazz brunch at the Park Place Lodge. Johnny has worked and performed with a number of award winning artists including Ellis Marsalis, Tommy Banks, and Maria Schneider.

As a recording artist Johnny has toured Internationally, directs the Calgary Jazz Orchestra and is the recipient of 10 Global Music Awards, a Gospel Music Award, and numerous nominations for YYMCA, AMPIA and GMA.

Event Date: 
Thursday, September 13, 2018
Time: 
5:00pm - 8:30pm

Celebrate the heritage of Fernie's Chinese community in an unforgetable evening of traditional music, food and culture. A pre-dinner outdoor Chinese drumming demonstration by the Vantol Percussion Collective will be followed by live traditional music by the Calgary Chinese Music Development Association and a dinner catered by Arrowana Restaurant. Following dinner, our guest speaker will share the history of the Chinese community in Fernie and British Columbia. 

Event Date: 
Repeats every day until Sun Sep 16 2018.
Friday, September 14, 2018
Saturday, September 15, 2018
Sunday, September 16, 2018

The Fernie Chautauqua and Fall Fair is an annual fall festival celebrating local art, music, heritage, and cuisine.

This cultural extravaganza is hosted by the Fernie Museum, The Fernie Arts Station, Fernie Chamber of Commerce, Fernie Heritage Library and Wildsight.

Check out all of the events happening all weekend long!

Friday, September 14, 2018