Fernie & Elk Valley Pride Festival

October 8-13, 2019

Join us for our Rainbow Celebration in the Mountains! The Fernie & Elk Valley Pride Festival offers all the unique craziness of a Pride Festival in the breathtaking setting of Fernie’s Elk Valley.

Flag Raisings, Concerts, Drag Performances, Late Night Dance Parties, Hiking, Biking, Yoga, Movies – the range of events will appeal to all ages as we celebrate and embrace our LGBTQ community and welcome visitors to the party.

The Fernie & Elk Valley Pride Festival is hosted by the Fernie Pride Society.


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The Royal Treatment Drag Show

Featuring Duke Carson, Jenna Telz and Carrie Du’way, the highlight of Festival Weekend – our outrageous Drag Show hosted by Fernie Pride and Telus.

*Tickets available starting in September

Big Gay

Celebratory buffet brunch to wrap up the Festival Weekend at the Park Place Lodge.

*Tickets available starting in September

Sassy & Saucy Silent Auction II

Raising money for local Pride Projects

This year the Sassy & Saucy Silent Auction, held during Saturday night’s Drag party The Royal Treatment, will be raising money to create a Camp Fund. The fund will be available to offer financial support to local LGBTQ youth to attend summer camps. Last year the Sassy & Saucy Auction raised $3000 and was used to fund the Fernie Pride Society’s ongoing programming including Beers & Queers.

This year’s auction will serve up an array of offerings ranging from experiential packages to stunning art pieces donated by the local community. The items will be on display at the drag show for personal bidding as well as for online bidding at the Pride Festival Facebook page from October 4th to October 11th.  Personal bidding will close at 10 pm Saturday October 12th.

If you are a local entrepreneur, artist, or business owner and would like to support ongoing Pride projects in the valley please consider a donation for the Sassy & Saucy Silent Auction. To donate or for more information please contact here.

Weekend Festival Package

Join us in the spectacular Elk Valley for a wonderful Pride Weekend Getaway

Packages include 2 nights accommodation and 2 breakfasts at our premier Pride Festival Hotel Partner The Park Place Lodge. Also included in the pricing are tickets to Friday’s BODY BEAUTIFUL Body Painting Competition, The Royal Treatment, our outrageous Saturday night Drag Show, the Late Night Glitter Party for post drag-show dancing and the Big Gay Sunday Brunch. Also included is access to all Pride Central activities during the day Saturday including biking, hiking, yoga, tai chi, ukulele lessons. For complete Pride Central activities and registrations check the Saturday October 12th Schedule.

To book your Thanksgiving Weekend Getaway contact the Park Place Lodge.


An awesome festival only comes together as the result of awesome volunteers. Please shoot us a message if you think you might have some time to help us out. Also let us know if you have a specific interest – being a guide for a bike ride – or a specific skill – an eye for decorating for a party. Your perks are being truly appreciated, receiving the coveted Volunteer t-shirt and having Sunday brunch on us.

Official Sponsors