Fernie gets social again

Summer is approaching the southern Canadian Rockies and Fernie is preparing for its ever-popular Summer Socials.

  • May. 17, 2013 12:00 p.m.
Last year the Summer Socials were a big hit with Fernie locals.

Last year the Summer Socials were a big hit with Fernie locals.

Summer is approaching the southern Canadian Rockies and Fernie is preparing for its ever-popular Summer Socials. Residents and passers through can look forward to the third year of the summer event series. 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, Executive Director of The Fernie Chamber of Commerce.

The events will start Wednesday, July 3 and end on Wednesday, August 28. Attendees of the Sunday events can enjoy street shopping, peruse boutique shops, a Trunk Treasure sale, entertainment and activities for the entire family.

“Anyone wishing to participate in any way can join in. Wednesday will see the Mountain Market at the Arts Station; it’s all about people having a great time and enjoying Fernie. Support from business owners and The City of Fernie has been good; 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 complement the already popular Mountain Market, held every Sunday throughout summer, and entering its twelfth 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 provided by the Fernie Brewing Company.

Fernie’s Summer Socials will be held every Wednesday and Sunday from July 3 to August 28. Look for the action on Wednesdays from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. and from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Sundays.

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