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2017 Summer Socials

2017 Summer Socials

Sunday Socials: July 2, July 16th, July 30st, & August 14th

Event Location:

  • Downtown Fernie
  • 2nd Avenue from 4th Street to 7th Street

What are the Summer Socials? 

The Summer Socials are an initiative put forth by the Fernie Chamber of Commerce with support from the Resort Municipality Initiative and local businesses. This great program would never be possible without our amazing volunteers. Who do everything from planning to helping run things to slinging beer and running kids craft booths. If you think you might be interested in volunteering give us a shout on our Facebook page with what days, you would be available and someone will get back to you right away.

The Fernie Summer Socials are turning five this year! Both the Wednesday Night Socials and the Sunday Socials have great line-ups and activities planned to make these events are most successful yet. Whether you’re coming for the live music or simply taking a walk in Fernie’s beautiful downtown area, the Summer Socials have a little something for everyone.

The Wednesday Socials play host to the Fernie Mountain Market and features an awesome refreshment garden, that always stocks some home grown goodness in the form of products from the Fernie Brewing Company. The Sunday Socials feature everything from live music to a bounce house to a BBQ hosted by one or the clubs or non-profit groups in town. Whether you’re a local resident or you’re just in Fernie for the weekend, the Summer Socials are an unforgettable event!

Questions? Email Amy Levesque, Visitor Services Coordinator at the Fernie Chamber of Commerce (amy@ferniechamber.com).

 

How can businesses get involved with these events?

  • Create a Summer window display. The 4 Sunday Socials have themes, so match your window to the day to encourage attendees to buy local.
  • Put up the festival poster and encourage customers to attend the events.
  • Create a festival themed desert or drink or entrée item at your restaurant or café. Or predominantly feature menu items that attendees are more likely to purchase, such as:
    • Grab and go options
    • Smoothies, or ice based drinks such as iced coffee or tea
    • Lunch or appetizer options
  • Provide a special shopping deal or host activity for event. Promote the event by extending offers for staff and clients to attend. All businesses on 2nd Ave are encouraged to move displays or activities out into the street. Here are some examples:
    • No sales tax
    • 10% a summer item like sandals or sunscreen
    • Set up clothing racks outside of your store, so people walking by can browse
    • Feature goods made in Fernie
    • Feature festival/event theme products at your store. Make a rack featuring summer survival items.
  • Sponsors can use images of the Sunday Socials to promote the event and themselves by sending their images or Summer Social deals to visitors@ferniechamber.com in order to be promoted on our social media channels.
  • To see a complete list of sponsorship opportunities please click here.

Share your Summer Social experience!

Hashtags: #ferniestoke #summersocials

Facebook: www.facebook.com/summersocials

Twitter: https://twitter.com/SundaySocialsF

Instagram: Stay Tuned!

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