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!

Extend Your Weekend - Midweek Stays from $125 CAD/$95 USD per night

Sometimes it takes more than a weekend to actually enjoy your weekend. Whistler offers new adventures every day from alpine hiking and outdoor activities to relaxing at the lakes and exploring the shopping, dining and cultural delights of the village. Stay longer and make time for family time with midweek rates from only $125*.

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*$125 rate based on a 2 adults sharing a room from Sunday - Thursday. Rate based on availability and subject to change. All rates are transacted in Canadian dollars.

Whistler Children’s Festival Accommodation Partners

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Whistler Children's Festival Planning

Whistler Children’s Festival:
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From workshop registration to kid-friendly food and free events (hello, pyjama dance party!) here’s the Insiders guide to the festival.

Entertainment at Whistler Childrens' Festival

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