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Fernival 2019 Schedule

Fernival Fernie Alpine Resort end of 2019 season party


Fernival Announcement – Five Alarm Funk

It’s the moment I forget I’m waiting for every year. The announcement of who’s playing Fernival! Last year was Sloan and I missed it. What a sad day that was. This year, it’s Five Alarm Funk, a band I’ve heard so much about and have still never seen, even though they play in Fernie quite frequently. Maybe, this is my year.

From FAR’s website, the whole weekend schedule:

Fernival Weekend Schedule: (subject to change)

Saturday, April 13th:
11am: Raging Elk Powder, Pedal, Paddle Relay Race @ Resort/Town
2pm-3pm: Live Music – The Runs  @ Plaza Main Stage
3:30pm – 5pm: Live Music – BCDC  @ Plaza Main Stage
5pm: Raging Elk PPP Awards @ Plaza Main Stage

Sunday, April 14th:
1pm – 3pm: Slope Soaker Slush Cup @ In Resort
3pm – 4:30pm: Live Music – Five Alarm Funk @ Plaza Main Stage



Huge News : Sloan In Fernie


Sloan is coming to Fernie for Fernival next April! This excites me. I adore Sloan. My husband and I went to a Sloan concert in Toronto when we were 18 and it was amazing and now we get to see them again and our kids can now experience them. Life is good!

More details:

“It’s our 10th Anniversary of Fernival! Join us on our final bonus weekend of skiing/riding and our 2 day Fernival event featuring amazing live outdoor FREE concerts! For our 10th annual Fernival we’re excited to annouce our headline band for the weekend will be Sloan Music, stopping by as part of their 20th Anniversary tour! See a FREE concert by Sloan on Saturday, April 14th in the plaza with special guest openers. Come back on Sunday for the return of BC/DC to close down our season! Stay tuned for more details closer to the event.”

Fernival April 15th, 16th at Fernie Alpine Resort

2015 Fernival at Fernie Alpine Resort - 54-40 - Big Crowd

(above: from Fernival 2015)

Saturday, April 15th
11AM – Raging Elk Powder Pedal Paddle Relay Race
12PM to 6PM – Free Concerts:
Backroad Traveler Band
Scratch Bastid
Wide Mouth Mason

Sunday, April 16th
1PM – Coca Cola Slope Soaker
BC/DC in the plaza…I can’t figure out what time it starts.


The Last Weekend Of The Season – Fernival & Body Painting

2015 Fernival at Fernie Alpine Resort - 54-40 - Big Crowd

54-40 at Fernival

I was never a big fan of 54-40 but I knew every single song they played. Hands down, 54-40 was the best band I’ve seen at Fernival and I’ve been to only three or four of them. There were a lot of people there to celebrate closing weekend but I gotta say, there wasn’t much for the kids to do so we ended up playing on the big rock at the bottom of the hill for a while. It was still fun. I like exposing the kids to different events that take place in Fernie. My kids might like live bands when they’re older but, right now, it was too loud and cold for them.

2015 Fernival at Fernie Alpine Resort - 54-40 - Big Crowd 2015 Fernival at Fernie Alpine Resort - kids activities Body Painting Competition at The Royal in Fernie

Body Painting Competition at The Royal

I did a quick pop in at The Royal (with my family waiting in the car) to see what was happening at the Body Painting Competition. Time was limited so I waved at Keya, took a picture of her progress and got out of there. I wish I could have participated but 7 plus hours working on a body didn’t sound like fun to me…perhaps I was intimidated by the skills I’ve seen in the past. I can’t wait to see pictures of all the finished pieces of art!

What Isn’t Happening This Weekend!

Come As You Art Body Painting Competition Fernie(Above: Come As You Art – Body Painting Competition 2010, Fernie BC)

Once again, Fernie is packing the weekend taut with all sorts of fun things to do.

Saturday, April 11th

• Documentary film Awake at The Arts Station – 7 pm $10 at door or online.
• Raging Elk Powder, Pedal, Paddle relay
Body Painting Competition in support of Out of the Box: A Dumpster Art Project at The Royal. I hear they start painting around noon and end at 7 pm.
Fernival at Fernie Alpine Resort with 54-40 at 3:30 – FREE Concert. Hark Raven Sirens headline at 2 pm.
The Burn Ins, blues rocks, at End of Season party – Rusty Edge at F.A.R.

Sunday, April 12th

• Coca Cola Slope Soaker at Fernie Alpine Resort – CANCELLED but I think Fernie Alpine Resort has other fun activities running, such as, a lip sync competition.

For more events, check out our Events & Shows page.

Fernival In Fernie, According To Brina

April Wine, PDA, hangers, rock’n out, fatty steaks from Back Country Meats that burst our whole bbq into flames, races across the backyard and then early to bed = Fernival Weekend.

There’s still the Slope Soaker to come. I’m not sure we can handle all this goodness in one weekend.

Fernival Weekend - Andre and Toby at April WineToby, Andre and Marni made it out for the free outdoor show too.

April Wine at Fernie Alpine Resort. The sun came out just as they started to play.

Fernival Weekend - Phoenix loving April Wine“Put it up to eleven!” says Phoenix.

Fernival Weekend - Emma and Al PDA“Get a room!” shouts the neighbours.

Fernival Weekend - Poor Leroy - Stuck like this for a long time.Poor thing. He was like this for a couple minutes, just starring at me as if he was saying “help. me.” So I take a picture.

Fernival - Could have been a lady.I think we know what Phoenix is going to be when she’s older… Stay tuned.