Whistler Children’s Festival

July 7 – 9, 2017

This long-running July event brings hands-on art workshops, crafts, theatre, multi-media, dance, music and magical performances to Whistler Olympic Plaza. It’s the perfect excuse to visit family-friendly Whistler for a weekend or more.

Friday, July 7

Details: Free pyjama party in Whistler Olympic Plaza.

Saturday, July 8 & Sunday, July 9


The festival takes over Whistler Olympic Plaza all weekend long. The entrance fee gives access to free activities such as face painting, balloon hats, origami and a covered free-play area for kids under 2 years. There will be performers on stage all day and roving characters to surprise and delight.

Entrance Fee:

$15 for the weekend or $10 per day for children 3–15 years. Free for kids 2 & under, parents and guardians.

Additional Workshops:

A large number of paid creative workshops are also available including Art Bots, Backyard Birdhouses, Dreamcatchers, The Art of Magic and Silly Monster Puppets. Workshop fees start at $15. Register online at the festival website early, as these popular workshops fill up fast!

Book Early and Save - Save up to 40% on accommodation

Plan ahead, save more and stay longer. Book by May 31, 2017 to receive the best value on accommodation and activities in Whistler this summer. Plus, book a 3+ night stay by May 31, 2017 and receive a Bonus $25 Adventure Credit.

  • Stay 2 Nights, Save up to 25%
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*Book a minimum three night stay by May 31, 2017 and receive a $25 gift certificate for Whistler.com. Valid for bookings from May 1 - October 31, 2017. Gift Certificates will expire October 31, 2017.

Whistler Children’s Festival Accommodation Partners

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