Festivals

Event Date: 
Saturday, September 21, 2019
Time: 
4:00pm - 6:00pm

Join the cocktail masters from Fernie Distillers for tours of their production space and sample from their cocktail tasting board ($5) as part of our showcase of local food and beverage producers.

Like what you’ve tasted? Enjoy one of the specially crafted Chautauqua cocktails. Pop-up art show by Laura Nelson, Michael Hepher & Mel MacVoy, with artists in attendance.

Event Date: 
Friday, September 20, 2019
Time: 
7:00pm - 10:00pm

Craig Moritz, the Kootenay's own music star, kicks off the Fernie Chautauqua and Fall Fair weekend. Get your ticket now!

Mortiz takes the Chautauqua Tent stage beginning at 7:00 pm following the Chautauqua Community Picnic. Beer garden with Fernie Brewery beer, wine, non-alcoholic beverages will be open from 5:00 - 9:30 pm.

Event Date: 
Saturday, September 21, 2019
Time: 
11:00am - 4:00pm

Join the Fernie Fire Fighters and local safety and service providers to learn how to keep your family safe when you recreate, work and relax in our beautiful region. Info booths and demos from: BCWildsafe, Bylaw Services, BCAS, Avalanche Canada, Search and Rescue, BC Hydro, Stars, ESS, Fire Department and more! Plus free bouncy castle and BBQ!

Event Date: 
Saturday, September 21, 2019
Time: 
11:00am - 12:30pm

Five 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 Crow's Nest Pass Coal Co. headquarters), Holy Family Church, Fernie Courthouse, Knox United Church and the Fernie Museum (former Home Bank of Canada).

Event Date: 
Saturday, September 21, 2019
Time: 
11:00am - 4:00pm

CHAUTAUQUA STAGE | Hosted by Rachel Behan, with live music by local musicians Barbara Bassett, the Audielles, Chelle Power, Rick Miller & Emilie Fitton, and the Forest Trio. Sponsored by Teck.

CHAUTAUQUA FAMILY EXTRAVAGANZA | Join family performers Dr. Van Hooligan, Kellie Haines and Mandy Morris in the Chautauqua Tent for a full day of magic, storytelling and music! Plus balloon animals, face painting, crafts, and roving performers.

Event Date: 
Saturday, September 21, 2019
Time: 
10:00am - 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 21, 2019
Time: 
9:00am - 11:00am

Get ready for a full day of activities with a hearty pancake breakfast. Hosted by and in support of the Elk Valley Dolphins Swim Club. $5.00 includes pancakes, sausages, juice, coffee.

ELK VALLEY DOLPHINS SWIM CLUB | The Elk Valley Dolphins Swim Club (EVDSC) is a community based program which has been an active part of the Elk Valley in BC since 1997. They strive to cater for all the needs of swimmers within the Fernie, Elkford and Sparwood communities.

Event Date: 
Repeats every day until Sat Sep 21 2019.
Friday, September 20, 2019
Saturday, September 21, 2019
Time: 
10:00am - 6:00pm

Sample the best of locally and regionally made wines, cheeses, meats and spirits at downtown Fernie merchants throughout the Chautauqua and Fall Fair weekend.

Event Date: 
Friday, September 20, 2019
Time: 
5:00pm - 7:00pm

CHAUTAUQUA MAIN STAGE | WEST TENTS AT CITY HALL
FREE ADMISSION - FOOD & DRINK SALES

Bring the whole family down to the grounds of Fernie's historic City Hall, once the headquarters for the Crow's Nest Pass Coal Company, for a community picnic with DJ Jeff McRae. Hot food will be available from the Chautauqua Grill, plus beer garden with FBC beer, BC cider & non-alcoholic beverages.

All welcome. Hosted by Elk Valley Bulls Rugby Club.

Event Date: 
Friday, September 20, 2019
Time: 
1:30pm - 2:30pm

Join members of Fernie's Italian community and the Fernie Museum in launching a new virtual museum exhibit, Fernie's Pioneer Italian Community: 1880 to 1920s, curated by Dr. Adriana Davies. With live entertainment and refreshments provided by the Italian community. Hosted by the Fernie Museum.