Festival

Event Date: 
Monday, July 1, 2019
Time: 
12:00pm - 9:00pm

The City of Fernie invites the community to join for a celebration of Canada’s birthday on July 1 from 12pm-9pm at the Fernie Aquatic Centre Grounds. The event will include a full lineup of live music, children’s activities, the Mountain Market, free swimming at the pool from 1pm-3pm, and much more.

Event Date: 
Thursday, October 11, 2018
Time: 
7:30pm

Celebrate National Coming Out Day in concert with award winning non-binary musician and author Rae Spoon.

They have released nine solo albums spanning folk, indie rock and electronic genres and have toured across Canada and internationally. Rae was the subject and composer of the score for the National Film Board–produced musical-documentary My Prairie Home, which premiered at Sundance Film Festival in 2014. Rae owns and runs an indie record label called Coax Records that has released fifteen albums by Canadian and international artists.

Event Date: 
Sunday, October 14, 2018
Time: 
5:00pm - 7:00pm

IFF in celebration of the Elk Valley Pride Festival is screening The Miseducation of Cameron Post for its monthly offering.

After her clandestine romance with her female best friend is revealed, Cameron Post’s conservative aunt and guardian sends her away to undergo conversion therapy. “Chloë Grace Moretz puts in a career-best turn as a teen sent to ‘pray away the gay’ at a Christian camp in Desiree Akhavan’s compassionate LGBT story.” – Jordan Hoffman, The Guardian

Event Date: 
Saturday, October 13, 2018
Time: 
7:30pm - 11:30pm

Misty Meadows and her entourage are turning up the heat this year for Fernie Pride’s Fun’d Raising Party. Precious Party Favours and Cocky Cocktail are included with your ticket at this all-out Dragilicous Dance Party. And bring your Pocket Books – the Sassy & Saucy Silent Auction features awesome auction items as well as a 50/50 Drag Draw will raise money for Fernie Pride empowerment and education programming.

Event Date: 
Saturday, October 13, 2018
Time: 
12:00pm - 2:00pm

A movie double-header! Gross Indecency documents the story of Everett Klippert, the last Canadian to be jailed for homosexuality. Kevin Allen, of the Calgary Gay History Project and Fernie Pride board member, tries to understand Klippert and his place in LGBTQ history. Kevin will be on hand to introduce the film.

The feature film Transformer, follows the story of former US Marine and decorated bodybuilder Janae Marie Kroczaleski who came out as a transgender woman in 2015 and how her public life as Matt “Kroc” Kroczaleski came quickly crashing down around her.

Event Date: 
Tuesday, October 9, 2018
Time: 
4:00pm - 6:00pm

Celebrate the start of Elk Valley Pride Festival with Fernie Pride and the City of Fernie. The raising of the Pride Rainbow and Transgender Flags symbolizes our society and our community’s commitment to diversity and inclusion. Join Mayor Mary Giuliano and youth society members as they raise the colours over the city.

Event Date: 
Repeats every week 1 times. Also includes Thu Oct 18 2018, Wed Oct 24 2018.
Saturday, October 6, 2018
Thursday, October 18, 2018
Wednesday, October 24, 2018
Time: 
6:30pm - 8:00pm

You can make a lantern to use during the Festival of Lights parade and/or help make one for the illuminated Memory Lane installation created by Elk Valley Hospice volunteers, Fernie artists and community participants.  If you bring a picture of a loved one, family member, friend or pet we will print it onto your lantern. Memory Lane will be displayed during the festival of lights on November 10th, showcasing the diversity of the people shaping Fernie’s present and past.

Event Date: 
Friday, October 12, 2018
Time: 
6:00pm - 8:00pm

Misty Meadows and her entourage will be calling the game all the while offering up her insights into the world of Drag Queens. Of course there will be Prizes, Pizza and Pop to make things truly messy. Ages 12-17 years. Please register for this fun event at information@fernieheritagelibrary.com.

Event Date: 
Saturday, September 29, 2018
Time: 
3:00pm - 4:30pm

The Old Type Music Society together with Fernie Distillers are hosting their first annual Gillbilly Open Mic Stage. The community is invited to stop in, enjoy some afternoon bluegrass and old time music and refreshment. Performers are participants of Gillbilly 2018 who are keen to pick their favourite tune or two, to a rapt crowd.

Event Date: 
Saturday, September 29, 2018
Time: 
1:30pm - 3:30pm

Everyone is invited to an afternoon old-time/bluegrass music jam at the Fernie Heritage Library! Jam hosted by the Old Type Music Society and participants of Gillbilly 2018. All are welcome to join in, listen, sing, hum, tap the afternoon away. Free event.