The Dirtbag Festival returns March 22-24, 2018
Tickets on sale now!!!

 Thursday March 22, 2018
Sponsored by Kootenay Living Magazine

6:00 Doors open and happy hour

7:00 Presentation: 2017 Purcell Traverse
with Shawn Emmett and Steve Tersmette

7:45 Intermission

8:00 Feature Film (90 min)
Teton Gravity Research’s
Rogue Elements presented by REI

Early Bird Tickets $12.50 (Jan 15 – Feb 15)
General Admission $15.00 (after Feb 15)


Friday March 23, 2018
Sponsored by Columbia Basin Trust

6:00 Doors open, happy hour

7:00 Opener and introductions

7:15 Guest Speaker Mountain Writer Lynn Martel

8:00 Intermission

8:20 Group A – Short Films and Slideshows

“Slack” by Travis Foster c/o Runaways Productions – Australia
“Out West” by Annie Fercho – Kimberley, BC
“Gateway to Nature” by Kimberley Nature Park Society – Kimberley, BC
“Heroes” by  Tammy Oates – Cranbrook, BC
“Cabin Jams” by Jamie Tanner & Leah Evans – Whistler, BC
“Strong the Wind Blows” by Benjamin Jordan – Slocan, BC

General Admission $20.00 (after Feb 15)


Saturday March 24, 2018
Sponsored by Kimberley Alpine Resort

6:00 Doors open, happy hour and the Dirtbag Market
Live music by Deep Cedar

7:00 Opener and introductions

7:10 Guest Speaker Ski Touring Pioneer, Alpinist,
and Author Chic Scott

8:10 Intermission

8:20 Group B – Short Films and Slideshows

“Army” by Danno Thompson c/o Story of a Ski Tour – Banff, AB
“Low Elevation Sickness” by Janice Strong Cranbrook, BC
“Hans of Doom” by Jason Toner – Kimberley, BC
“Red Alert Wall” by Drew Leiterman – Cranbrook, BC
“Purcell Traverse” by Shawn Emmett – Kimberley, BC
“Road Trip” by Bun Lee – Vancouver, BC
“Naturally Inspired” by Neal Weisenberg – Kimberley, BC
“Ephemera” by Dave Mai – Penticton, BC

Community Show and Awards Presentations

General Admission $22.50 (after Feb 15)


Prizes Sponsored by Big Magic Design, Purcell Outdoors, Crowfoot Media and Paul Zizka Photography