Culture On The Lawn

Event Date(s): 
Saturday, September 21, 2019
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.

HERITAGE ON THE LAWN | History and culture meet on the lawn of Fernie's century-old City Hall with hands-on activities for the whole family with members of the Ktunaxa, Sparwood Museum, Crowsnest Museum, Cranbrook History Centre, Fernie Cemetery Society and Fernie Family History Project.

ART ON THE LAWN | An artisan fair offering a chance to meet a wide range of practicing local artists, see artists working 'en plein air', and visit onsite art installations.


DR. VAN HOOLIGAN | Dr Von Houligan began his journey as a confused youth, when he was taught a magic trick at the tender age of 7. It was amazing yet odd all at the same time. Dr Von Houligan has been bringing this knowledge to his show and has been entertaining folks all over the world. He has a unique style that hails from the 1920’s, with a dash of flamboyancy. He lives from his steamer trunks that he takes everywhere with him, so he always has his props with him and is ready to raise a show at the drop of a hat.

KELLIE HAINES | Ventriloquist and family entertainer Kellie Haines started talking to her puppets at the age of 8 and when they started talking back, she knew she had a show. Kellie is a multitalented entertainer who connects with audiences both young and old with her catchy tunes and playful puppets who also sing. Her musical ventriloquist shows combine witty repartee with songs you can dance to and bring important themes to kids such as believing in yourself, embracing diversity and celebrating nature. She performs at festivals, schools and theatres across Canada and as a puppeteer for tv.

MANDY MORRIS | Mandy Morris uses her training as a jazz vocalist combined with her experience as a music and early childhood educator to entertain children and their families. In September 2018, Music with Mandy released their debut album “On the Sunny Side of the Street”. Mandy has played for many packed houses in Alberta and Manitoba with her band at venues like The National Music Centre, Calgary Public Library for JazzYYC’s International Jazz Day, and the Medicine Hat Public Library.


Downtown Fernie