Fernie Griz Days 2019
Griz Days is almost upon us and we’re bracing ourselves for one of the most fun-filled family friendly events in Fernie! For those who don’t know, Griz Days is a three day winter carnival that takes over Fernie in one of its favourite weekends of the year.
This winter carnival is based on The Legend of the Griz. This year, Fernie is celebrating its 42nd year of Griz Days! All are welcome to join in on the fun – especially if you’re in true Canadian attire (all denim everything). Griz Days Gone Denim 2019 will be one to remember, that’s for sure! Need accommodations for this weekend? We have rooms available!
Fernie Griz Days 2019: What’s On The Agenda?
Friday, March 1st 2019 The Official Start Date of Fernie Griz Days 2019!
11:00am – Start Griz Days off right, register to Ski with Griz at the Fernie Alpine Resort
4:00pm and 6:00pm – Watch a reenactment of the Griz myth!
There’s something for kids and something for adults! The Fernie Arts Station is hosting Griz Story Time for kids to learn The Legend of the Griz and why Griz Days is an annual tradition.
Saturday, March 2nd 2019
Packed full of fun events beginning at 8:00am, there is something for everyone… Station Square in downtown Fernie will be packed with people from late afternoon into the evening featuring The Denim Daddies, Lumberjack show, live music, food trucks, a beer garden, and spectacular fireworks! On top of that the following big events will take place:
8:00am – Start early with the class pancake breakfast
9:30am – Enjoy the Griz Days Snow Golf Open
11:30am – 4:30pm – Register to join the Extreme Griz Days Competition! This is a main attraction that tests men and women on who can toss a keg, win a leg wrestle, run the obstacle course, eat the most pancakes, and still survive. Do you have what it takes?
11:00am – 1:00pm – Free for kids, start their training early in the Junior Griz Training Ground
Sunday, March 3rd 2019
The last day of Griz Days has a couple wrap up events that are bundles of fun to watch, participate, and enjoy.
9:30am – Griz Lil’ Sledder – this event if for young up and coming sledders who want to give the sport a try! Supported by the Fernie Snowmobile Association (FSA)
1:00pm – Raging Elk Dummy Downhill Build your own Dummy on skis and launch them off the jump and into destruction. Prizes are awarded for creativity! This event is a fundraiser for the Canadian Cancer Society and there is a bonus prize for the entry that raises the most money!
Lastly, the Griz Pin Draw will occur on Sunday, March 3rd… who will win the $1000 prize?