Fernie & Elk Valley Culture Guide Issue 7 - Winter 2017 - Page 30

Coming this SPRING FERNIVAL 2018 | APRIL 14 – 15TH FERNIE ALPINE RESORT As the sun begins to shine and the days get longer, take in the Bonus Weekend at Fernie Alpine Resort April 14-15th. The lifts will be turning and the music cranked for Fernival—Fernie’s biggest FREE live concert, in the resort plaza. Previous entertainment has included Wide Mouth Mason, Trooper, Platinum Blonde and BC/DC – 2018’s headline act is a hotly anticipated announcement to come this winter. There’s more action for the whole family to enjoy with great events joining the weekend lineup – the Powder Pedal Paddle Relay Race and Coca-Cola Slope Soaker are fun for participants and spectators alike. SPRING CRAFT FAIR | MAY 5TH FERNIE COMMUNITY CENTRE The Spring Craft Fair at the Fernie Community Centre on May 5th welcomes craft vendors from around the region and is packed with beautiful artwork, jewellery, woodcrafts, leatherwork, home-baking, preserves, textiles and more! There’s plenty to discover and lots to take home to treasure, bring a basket and dig in! SNOW VALLEY SLAM 2018 JUNE 1 – 3RD | FERNIE Cheer on Fernie’s all female roller derby team, the Avalanche City Roller Girls in this head-to-head competition against teams from near and far. Having consistently ranked in the top 20 of over 140 national teams, a great show is guaranteed. 30 SPRING CONCERTS ELKFORD & FERNIE Cross-country banjo rhythms herald in the spring at the final concerts of Fernie and Elkford’s concert series. Elkford’s Heartland series ends with Vancouver’s Murfitt and Main on April 15th, and the Fernie Arts Station closes out the winter series with old favourites, Toronto’s Slocan Ramblers on May 8th.