The Whistler Children’s Festival features a series of kid-friendly events and activities in the spring or summer. In 2023 it happens at the ski resort in May.
Whistler 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 activities 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 non-profit whose goal is to build a more connected community through art. The Whistler Children’s Festival used to happen in the summer. However, in 2022 it happened over two weekends in May. The same is the case in 2023. This year, the festival runs from May 19th to the 21st and from the 27th until the 28th.
The 2023 Whistler Children’s Festival features live performances, workshops, free activities, and more for children. New for this year, there are also a couple of late shows for ages 19 and above. Most ticketed activities take place at the Maury Young Arts Centre. Other venues include the Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre and the Whistler Olympic Plaza.
There are three kid-friendly performances and three workshops happening on May 20th. Four more workshops are available on May 21st. On the following weekend, there are three children’s performances and two workshops on May 27th. The festival concludes on May 28th with three more workshops for kids.
The live entertainment includes concerts by children’s entertainers like Fred Penner, Kellie Haines and more. There are also circus performances and educational shows from Science World. All of these shows cost $20 to attend with tickets available online. The workshops at the festival range from theatre and singing to learning about science and animals. They cost $15 each to attend.
In 2023 there are also After Dark performances for older teens and adults. They take place on the two Saturday nights and tickets cost $30. Fred Penner performs on May 20th and Monsters of Schlock put on a show on May 27th.
In addition to all of the ticketed shows there are plenty of free activities to enjoy throughout the festival. As of early April, exact details are to be confirmed. There will likely be scavenger hunts, roving entertainers, and arts and crafts opportunities.
Visit the Whistler Children’s Festival‘s website for more information about the event.
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