Fernie set to get social

Fernie prepares for the annual summer downtown socials

Summer is coming, and in Fernie that means getting social!

Residents and passers through can look forward to the second year of the summer event series, Summer Socials.

This year will bring new initiatives that can be enjoyed by all ages.

“We have an ideal setting and are looking to create a vibrancy that draws people to the downtown and showcases Fernie,” said Sarah Parry, Manager of the Fernie Chamber of Commerce.

A Summer Socials launch party will kick off the event series this year on Tuesday, April 24 at The Arts Station from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The launch party will provide information on this year’s Summer Socials and welcomes anyone to attend. Attendees are encouraged to ask questions and make suggestions.

The events will start Wednesday, July 4 and end on Wednesday, August 29. Attendees of the Sunday events can enjoy street shopping, boutique shops, a Trunk Treasure sale, entertainment and activities for the entire family. Look for the action on Wednesdays between 5 p.m. to 9p.m. and between 1 p.m. to 4p.m. on Sundays.

“Anyone wishing to participate in any way can join in.  Business owners who currently do not open on a Sunday are encouraging others to make use of their frontage. Wednesday will see the Mountain Market at the Art Station; it’s all about people having a great time and enjoying Fernie. Support from business owners and The City of Fernie has been overwhelming; for a little invested effort I believe that we can grow the idea of Fernie being a great summer destination as well as a winter one,” said Parry.

Sunday Socials will compliment the already popular Mountain Market, held every Sunday throughout summer, and is entering its eleventh year of operation. The Fernie Mountain Market is an attraction in itself for those seeking organic and fresh produce, as well as, arts and crafts in a stunning setting.

Wednesday night socials will be held in Fernie’s Station Square and will include the Mountain Market’s mid-week market as well as live entertainment, music, and refreshments.

For more information about the Summer Downtown Socials, call the Fernie Chamber of Commerce at 250 423 6868 or email info@ferniechamber.com.

 

 

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