›› Mila Czemerys

You are invited to FernFest, Fernwood’s annual free, community-based, music, art, and family festival organized by Fernwood NRG. It’s all happening on Friday, June 16 from 5-10pm and Saturday, June 17 from 11:30am to 10pm in Fernwood Square and beyond. Join the fun as we showcase local musicians and artists you may not have heard of but are bound to love.

There is something for everyone at ­FernFest. We have live performances by over 30 bands, musicians, and performers on 3 stages, booths from 60+ local makers in our artisan market, non-profits sharing their work, kid’s ­activities, games, bouncy castles, art activities, and installations on the Field of Dreams, bubbles, delicious food and drinks, an awesome online auction with great items donated by local businesses, magic, tours of the neighbourhood, surprises, a wishing tree for you to share your dreams and wishes, and a whole bunch of your best neighbours and friends gathered to celebrate.

There are volunteer opportunities if you are interested in getting involved—fernwoodnrg.­ca/events-directory/fernfest/volunteer.
FernFest is free and everyone is welcome! Costumes are encouraged.

Please walk, bike, skate, or bus down to the event. We will have a free bike valet ­available during event hours located on Gladstone ­Avenue in the Vic High parking lot.

Check out our epic silent auction at ­airauctioneer.com/fernfest-2023-auction. Bid on items and directly support Fernwood NRG’s programs and services including child care, affordable housing, youth, family, and seniors support programs, food security ­programming, and more!

A huge thank you to the City of ­Victoria and Creative BC for funding FernFest. We acknowledge the financial support of the Province of British Columbia.

Many many thanks to our sponsors: the Belfry Theatre, ­Phillips Brewing & ­Malting Co., The Zone @ 91.3, Vinyl Envy, ­Garside Signs, ­Merridale Cidery & ­Distillery, Fernwood Coffee Co. & Little June, Fernwood ­Community Association, Rise Health, Aryze, Metropol, Darcy Beck – Film and Media Production, Capital Bike, Funtime Inflatables, GFL Environmental, ­Mclennan’s Island Meat & Seafood, Michells Farm, Origin Bakery, Orca Book Publishers, Phillips Soda Works, ­Portofino Bakery, Soma Active Health, St. John Ambulance, @­TheFernwoodMakersParty, Thrifty Foods, and Wicked Clothing Co. Plus, we could not make this event happen without the support of our volunteer team! We are so grateful for you!

We gratefully acknowledge that ­Fernwood, our community where we live, work, play, and host this event, resides on the territory of the Lekwungen peoples, the Songhees, and the Esquimalt Nations.

Find the full FernFest Program Guide at: fernwoodnrg.ca/fernfest/program.

Happy FernFest, friends!