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  • March 6, 2020 thru March 8, 2020
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Welcoming visitors and locals for the biggest, snowiest winter celebrations! #GrizDays

Fernie's annual winter carnival is a multi-day festival of fun-filled family-friendly events, activities, and entertainment. The theme for 2020 is 'Spirit of Griz' - celebrating our winter heritage and the traditions and history that we have enjoyed for over 43 years.

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The annual Griz Days Festival is Fernie's biggest event, encompassing the entire community from Fernie Alpine Resort to the Provincial Park to the Highway and Historic Downtown Fernie. Events and activities include:

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WEDNESDAY, MARCH 4TH - PREVIEW NIGHT

  • Tapping the Griz Specialty Cask at Fernie Brewing Company

THURSDAY MARCH 5TH - LAUNCH NIGHT

  • Griz Days Kitchen Party & Griz Writing Contest Winner Announcement at Jack Carter Northstar
  • Griz Trivia at Park Place Lodge

FROSTY FRIDAY - MARCH 6TH

  • Snow to Ice Nordic/Snowshoe/Fatbike Challenge with Fernie Nordic Society
  • The Gruffalo Storywalk & Gruffalo Movie at Fernie Heritage Library
  • Get some turns with The Griz at Fernie Alpine Resort
  • Hot Dog Pub Crawl - DETAILS
  • Afternoon Grizzly Curling & Rocks of Thunder Bonspiel at Fernie Curling Club
  • Fernie Skiing Heritage Wall of Fame Induction Gala at Best Western

SNOWY SATURDAY - MARCH 7TH

  • Snowmobile Drag Races at Demo Derby Grounds - Cancelled due to track conditions
  • Griz Days Craft Fair & Baby Griz Crawl at Fernie Community Centre
  • Snow Golf at Fernie Golf Club
  • Extreme Griz Challenge - REGISTER ONLINE & SEE SCHEDULE
  • Downtown Griz Town - all events on 2nd Ave/Station Square except where noted:
    • Griz Cave Flapjack Breakfast at Fernie Senior's Centre
    • Garage & Bake Sale at Fernie Family Centre
    • Snow Sculpture Creation
    • Grizzly Meat Draw at Fernie Legion
    • All Shapes & Sizes Rugby at City Hall Grounds
    • Junior Griz Training Ground & Grizzly Gruel Challenge
    • Log Carver Demonstration & Rocky Mountain Lumberjack Show
    • Griz Station Stage Live Music at Sation Square
    • Smooshing Races - REGISTER AT THE EVENT
    • Bed Races - REGISTER ONLINE IN ADVANCE
    • BBQ, Concession, Food Trucks & Beer Garden
    • Light Up The Night Parade & Fireworks
    • Twist & Shout with The Griz

SNOWFLAKE SUNDAY - MARCH 8TH - at Fernie Alpine Resort

  • Snow Sculpture Carving Contest 
  • Raging Elk Dummy Downhill 
  • Project Fire Elf Performance
  • SheJumps Get the Girls Out Women's Day Ski

AND MORE! Full details including timing and locations.

Join the party in Fernie on the first weekend of March and see how Fernie celebrates winter & The Griz! Learn more about the Legend of the Griz

Make sure to pick up your Griz Pin at locations around town for a chance to win $1,000! See Facebook for details.

For more nightlife listings including live bands and DJ's at bars around town on Griz Days weekend check the events calendar.

ROAD CLOSURE INFORMATION

To facilitate activities in Historic Downtown Fernie, road closures will be in effect on 1st & 2nd Ave & 6th St as follows:

  • FRIDAY, MARCH 6: ALL DAY
    • 1st Avenue – from The Arts Station to The Royal (5th St to 6th St)
    • 6th Street – from The Arts Station to Elevation Showcase (1st Ave to 2nd Ave)
  • SATURDAY, MARCH 7:
    • 1st Avenue – from the Arts Station to The Royal (5th St to 6th St) - ALL DAY
    • 6th Street – from The Arts Station to Elevation Showcase (1st Ave to 2nd Ave) - ALL DAY
    • 2nd Avenue – From Big Bang Bagels to Elevation Showcase (5th St to 6th St) 7 am – 7:30 pm
    • 2nd Avenue – From Vogue Theatre to 901 Fernie (3rd St to 10th St) – 6 pm to 7:30 pm

 

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