The Whistler Children’s Festival features a series of kid-friendly events and activities in the summer. It usually happens at the ski resort in July.
Whistler’s Summer Children’s Festival
The Whistler Children’s Festival includes many fun activities dedicated to kids. There are arts and crafts and even singing and dancing. Some events are free while others aren’t. Parents can participate along with their children which makes the festival a memorable experience for the entire family!
The event is supported by the Arts Whistler charity whose goal is to build a more connected community. In normal years, most Whistler Children’s Festival events happen in-person. Unfortunately, the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic forced some of the 2021 festival to take place virtually. Hopefully everything can get back to normal in 2022. Fingers crossed!
The 2021 Whistler Children’s Festival took place over the summer from July 9th until mid-August 19. As already mentioned, it included a mix of in-person and virtual events.
- Virtual Program: a five-part series of videos that let kids follow along virtually. The content contained music from performers such as Ginalina and Norman Foote, with storytelling included as well. Fun science experiments and dancing could also be seen, and all the videos could be found on the Whistler Children’s Festival‘s website for folks who were still interested in watching.
- Make-It at Home: participants can buy pre-prepared craft kits to assemble at home. Options include paddle balls that come with a set of crayons for designing, and a wooden birdhouse to be designed and assembled by kids. All of these options are fun and can expand the imagination of children.
- Family Arts Adventure: an interactive in-person event that lets children and their families and friends walk around Whistler Village. Participants needed to pick up an adventure map and explore the village’s public art. They could also colour in the map and submit it for a chance to win a prize!
- Imagination Unplugged: a gallery at Maury Young Arts Centre that showcased art created by young Sea to Sky artists. All the artwork was made by children aged between 3 to 8 years old under the guidance of Andrea Mueller.
Details about the 2022 Whistler Children’s Festival were unknown as of the start of the year. However, this year’s festival is likely to be similar to 2021’s if the pandemic is still going to impact in-person events.
Visit the Whistler Children’s Festival‘s website for more information about the event.
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