Whistler Children’s Festival

June 19 – August 19, 2021

With a reimagined format for 2021, this long-standing, family event combines online entertainment and in-person activities for kids and families to enjoy throughout summer. Free your imagination and explore endless creativity with arts and crafts, storytellers, dance parties, sing-a-longs, silly science, art adventure tours, a kids art exhibition and small group workshops.

Travel Tip: Plan ahead to make the most of your stay this summer. Avoid peak travel times and take advantage of free transit on weekends and free bike valet.

In-Person Programming

Andrea’s Imagination Station: June 19 & 26, 2021

Location: Maury Young Arts Centre
Time: 9:30 – 10:30 AM (Ages 3 – 4 yrs) | 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM (Ages 5 – 6 yrs) | 1:30 – 2:30 PM (Ages 7 – 8 yrs)
Age Restrictions: Ages 3 – 8 years old
Cost: $25
Details: Join Andrea Mueller as she guides kids ages 3 - 8 through small group painting workshops. Works of art created during these workshops will be displayed as part of Imagination Unplugged, an art exhibit for Whistler’s youngest creators. More Information and Registration

Imagination Unplugged: July 15 – August 19, 2021

Location: The Gallery at Maury Young Arts Centre
Time: During regular opening hours
Age Restrictions: All ages
Cost: Free
Details: Check out the Imagination Unplugged art exhibit featuring some young and talented artists from our community at the Maury Young Arts Centre. More Information

Family Arts Adventure: Starting July 9, 2021

Location: Whistler Village
Age Restrictions: All ages
Cost: Free
Details: Explore Whistler Village with the family through the lens of an artist with the free Family Arts Adventure! Gather clues along the way and win some big prizes. More Information

At-Home Programming

Virtual Program: Starting July 9, 2021

Location: Online
Details: The Whistler Children’s Festival virtual program is back online featuring storytime and sing-a-long, science and imagination, and music and movement! Headlining this five-part video series are nationally acclaimed children’s performers, Norman Foote and Ginalina. More Information

Make-It at Home: Starting July 9, 2021

Location: At home
Details: Make-It is back . . . at home! With six crafts to choose from, pick up your Make-It craft kit from the Maury Young Arts Centre and get creative! More Information

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