2023 Elk Valley Pride Festival
Fernie Pride Society and the Elk Valley Pride Festival is grateful to learn, work, play, and organize on the unceded ancestral territory of the ?aqam and Ktunaxa Nation.
A rainbow celebration in the mountains!
Thank you for joining us in Fernie for a 4-day celebration of Pride featuring a bike parade, flag raising, Spectrum Queer Arts Day, Rainbow Reads, drag storytime, workshops and education, hiking, biking, drag shows, live music, and so much more!
Held in Fernie from September 20-24, 2023!
Festival Schedule of Events
- WEDNESDAY 20TH
- THURSDAY 21ST
- 5:30 PM | Flag Raising, Welcome Speeches| City Hall, 501 3rd Ave
- 5:45 PM | Pride Ride Bike Parade | City Hall, 501 3rd Ave
- 6:00 PM | The Pub Pride Picnic | [Pre-Order Details] Pre-Order with delivery to City Hall, 501 3rd Ave
- 7:00 PM | Spirits & Songs with Hayden McHugh | Fernie Distillers, 531 1st Ave
- FRIDAY 22ND
- 9 AM | Pride Stride with Hike Fernie | [Get Tickets – FREE] Meet at Fernie Senior’s Drop In Centre, 562 3rd Ave
- 10:30 AM | Drag Story & Craft Time featuring Ms Anie & Special Guests | Fernie Heritage Library, 492 3rd Ave
- 12:30 PM | Queer History Lunch & Learn | [Get Tickets – $10 + Fees] Fernie Senior’s Drop In Centre, 562 3rd Ave
- 1:30 – 3 PM | All Bodies Swim | Fernie Aquatic Centre, 250 Pine Ave
- 3 PM | Teen Skateboard Deck Painting with Rivka Landsberg | [Get Tickets – FREE] The Arts Station, 601 1st Ave
- 4:30 – 6 PM | Queer Beer Social | Fernie Brewing Company, 26 Manitou Rd
- 7 PM | Rainbow Reads: Suzette Mayr | [Get Tickets – FREE] Fernie Heritage Library, 492 3rd Ave
- 8:30 PM | Drag Me Downtown with Farrah Nuff, Nada Nuff, Nearah Nuff, Tana Nuff, Ella Lamoureux and Brad Diesel | [SOLD OUT! Get Tickets – $15 + Fees] The Pub
- SATURDAY 23RD
- 9:30 AM | Queers on Gears Ridetheory Bike Ride | [Get Tickets – FREE] Meet at Fernie Senior’s Drop In Centre, 562 3rd Ave
- 12:30 – 6. PM | Spectrum Queer Arts Day | City Hall, 501 3rd Ave
- Featuring Live Music from The Pack A.D., The Della Kit with Tea Fannie, and Partner as well as Drag performances from Farrah Nuff, Nada Nuff, Autumn Horizon, and many others!
- Beer Garden on-site. Please bring your I.D. and a your own camp chair.
- Queer Skate Jam hosted by Edge of the Word. Fantastic prizes, a super sweet environment to meet new friends, learn something new, and skate during the performances!
- FREE, all-ages, universally accessible event.
- Tickets are not required but appreciated to assist with estimating attendance numbers.
- SUNDAY 24TH