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Wapiti Festival

Wapiti Festival

What is Wapiti? 

Every August, Wapiti Music Festival delivers a fresh experience to visitors and residents of the Elk Valley. 

Hear emerging Canadian indie artists on their way to becoming household names. Appreciate veteran performers with new energy to share. Dance with friends.

Walk or ride your bike to the centrally- located Festival site, just blocks from downtown Fernie in a riverside park.  Come hungry, so you can enjoy all the good food on offer. The beer, merchandise and kid’s craft tents are also popular.

 With a myriad of activities  – before, during, and after – and accessible ticket prices, Wapiti is an event for all ages. Kids and seniors are free.

The Festival runs Friday 6 –11 PM, Saturday Noon –11 PM. Purchase passes at www.wapitimusicfestival.com

Event Notes:

  • Location - Annex Park in Fernie
  • Dates -  August 
  • Demographic - all ages event
  • Attendance -  2000

How can your business get involved with this events?


  • Put up the festival poster. Encourage customers to attend; they’ll appreciate your enthusiasm for this annual local event.
  • Create a Wapiti window display. Capitalize on the foot traffic this mid-August event creates to springboard your sales.
  • Feature goods made in Fernie. Festival-goers say they look for local products as a part of their overall experience.
  • Highlight festival/event theme products at your store. For example, make a rack featuring summer survival items.
  • Promote a specially-created drink or menu item or complementary event. Keep the festival spirit going before and after the gates open and close.
  • Contact Wapiti organizers to get involved in 2017! Sponsors are recognized on the Wapiti website, and in the Festival Guide.

Share your Wapiti experience!

Hashtags:  #wapitifernie

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WapitiFernie

Twitter: https://twitter.com/wapitifernie

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/wapitifernie/


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