Whistler's Signature Festivals and Events

Whistler offers a non-stop lineup of events through every season, but these are the classics that come back annually and truly showcase Whistler's culture. For more entertainment month by month, visit the Events Calendar or see what's on in Whistler this week.

January Pride participants celebrating on the slopes of Whistler with rainbow flags

Whistler Pride and Ski

One of the biggest and best gay and lesbian ski weeks in North America, a week of non-stop activities and events on and off the slopes.

February Viessmann Luge World Cup Whistler happens at the Whistler Sliding Centre.

Viessmann Luge World Cup

Cheer on more than 100 of the world's fastest luge athletes as they reach speeds of up to 130 km/hr at the Whistler Sliding Centre, an Olympic venue.

April A snowboarder about to hit the big air at Whistler's World Ski and Snowboard Festival

World Ski & Snowboard

A festival celebrating our unique mountain culture full of snowsports, outdoor concerts and non-stop nightlife.

May Concert at GO Fest in Whistler Village Square

GO Fest –
Whistler’s Great Outdoor Festival

Go Fest celebrates the end of winter and start of summer in the magical time when both can be enjoyed in the same day.

July Entertainer at the Whistler Children's Festival

Whistler Children’s

Kids can enjoy hands-on arts and crafts, theatre, multimedia, dance, music and magical performances at Whistler Olympic Plaza.

July Athlete competing at Red Bull 400 in Whistler BC

Red Bull 400

Push yourself to the limit in the world’s toughest race up a 400-metre ski jump. Catch all the action at Whistler Olympic Park.

August Mountain biker mid-air performing tricks for a crowd of onlookers.


The best riders, most hard-core fans and a week of gravity-defying, awe-inspiring competitions coupled with incredible celebrations.

September GranFondo Whistler particpants coming into the finish line in Whistler BC.

RBC GranFondo

Road cyclists of all abilities are able to enjoy the stunning scenery of the Sea to Sky Highway as they pedal their way 122km from Vancouver to Whistler.

September Celebrating all things beer at the Whistler Village Beer Festival.

Whistler Village Beer

A weekend filled with all things beer, including an axe-throwing block party, beer yoga, foodie events, live music, after-parties and of course, beer sampling.

October Beer lovers unite during Craft Beer Month in Whistler.

Whistler Craft Beer

Beer lovers unite and celebrate their love of craft beer with beer-themed experiences at Whistler Village bars and restaurants all month long.

October Participants at Alta Lake during the Whistler Writers Festival

Whistler Writers

Celebrate the written word at this annual fall event with four days of online real-time conversations, literary events, workshops and more.

October Whistler Marathon runner racing by Lost Lake

Whistler 50 Relay
& Ultra

This annual fall event in Whistler is open to teams of 4 or 8 members with distances ranging from 10K to 50K, with competitive and recreational categories.

November Chef demonstration at Cornucopia in Whistler


Open your palate to a month of bold tastes with lively food and drink tastings, intimate chef luncheons and winemaker dinners.

December Whistler Film Festival

Whistler Film

Canada’s Coolest Film Fest features action-packed days of original films, world premieres, industry summits, talent programs, parties and special guest appearances by actors and directors.