The 1st annual FernieFest summer music and cultural festival will be held during the Canada Day long weekend from June 29th – July 1st 2007 right here in the heart of the Canadian Rockies in Fernie BC.

There will be something for everyone to enjoy at FernieFest. On Friday, June 29th Historical Downtown Fernie will be closed to vehicles, Shops, Restaurants and Bars will spill out onto the street where lots of events and activities will be taking place with live entertainment at various participating storefronts throughout the day. Into the night participating bars & pubs will be offering a sneak peak into the entertainment lineup for the festival weekend. Free access with your FernieFest Passes!

Saturday, June 30th moves to the festival grounds alongside the Elk River with great live entertainment for all to enjoy, food and craft vendors on the lake, a local art gallery in the trees, kids zone and more. And don’t forget the Fernie Brewing Company Beergardens. Saturday is also the first day of summer chairlift operations at Fernie Alpine Resort, and the first full moon of summer.

Sunday, July 1st come celebrate Canada Day in the Rockies with more great live entertainment, activities and of course fireworks!

Who is playing at FernieFest 2007? A great selection of emerging artists from the Kootenay’s and BC, including; Shane Philip * Emaline Delapaix *Urban Divide* Holly & Jon * The Honeymans * Pickled Thistle * Third Eye Tribe * Big Bubba Tres * Ktunaxa Native Dance Troupe * Green Season * BlackDog * Pocket Rocket * Sobeit Union * Koots Roots Allstars * Manzu, and many more!

Buy your tickets online at www.ferniefest.com before June 8th to take advantage of the outrageous early-bird rates, With full weekend passes from only $45. After June 8th prices will increase by $5 and a further $5 at the festival gate on Saturday. So buy your passes today.

FernieFest is a registered not-for-profit society that started out because of the question “Why doesn’t Fernie have a summer music festival?”. FernieFest is organized and run solely on volunteer efforts.

Thanks to our generous sponsors for their support; Fernie’s New Championship Golf Resort, Fernie Real Estate, Jo-anne and Marcel Labelle, Fernie Brewing Company, FernieFix and Claris Media, OurFernie, Fernie Home Building Centre, City of Fernie, Columbia Basin Trust, Grand Central Hotel and Kootenay Carnival. For more information on FernieFest, e-mail info@ferniefest.com or call 1.866.736.8701.

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