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. 2022 is a return to more of what the festival was like before with more in-person events. Rather than in the middle of the summer the 2022 is happening over two weekends in May: the 20th to 22nd and the 27th to 29th.
The 2022 Whistler Children’s Festival takes place over two weekends in late May. The schedules are pretty similar as on both Fridays (May 20th and 27th) the one activities are dance parties from around 5:00 to 6:00 pm. Then on both Saturdays and Sundays there are live performances and workshops from 9:30 am to 5:45 pm.
The live entertainment includes concerts by children’s entertainers like Ginalina and Will’s Jams, circus performances, educational shows from Science World and the comedic magician Rod Boss. All of these shows cost $15 to attend with tickets available online. The workshops at the festival range from kids yoga, to creative writing, breakdancing, acting and more. You must register for the workshops in advance and they cost $10 to attend.
In addition to all of the ticketed shows there is free Family Art Adventure that takes place over the full run of the festival from May 21st to 29th. To take part all you have to do is pick up a free map from the Maury Young Arts Centre and solve riddles in order to find all the locations you must go to. The adventure takes participants to all the noteworthy cultural and artistic sites in Whistler. Completed maps are then entered into prize draws with the winners announced at the end of the festival.
For the full schedule click Children’s Festival 2022 Schedule.
Visit the Whistler Children’s Festival‘s website for more information about the event.
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