Whistler Children’s Festival

This long-standing, family event offers two weekends of activities and entertainment for kids and families to enjoy. Free your imagination and explore endless creativity with arts and crafts, dance parties, yoga, face painting, circus acts, magic shows and children’s performers.

This event has now concluded. Please check back for more information on 2023 programming.

This is an overview of events from 2022, please check back for updates on 2023 events.

2022 Festival Schedule

The Whistler Children's Festival is back for its 39th year with two weekends of adventures along the Cultural Connector. The Maury Young Arts Centre also hosts back-to-back performances and workshops to unlock your creativity.

There are also many free activities to enjoy every day of the festival – from art scavenger hunts to entertainment on the Village Stroll and balloon twisting outside the Arts Centre. Get your walking (or dancing) shoes on and prepare for a jam-packed family adventure along Whistler’s own Cultural Connector!

View May 20 – 22 Weekend Schedule

May 20, 21 & 22, 2022 Daily Events and Activities*

Time Event Location
All Day Free Activities
Get your walking (or dancing) shoes on and prepare for a jam-packed family adventure at Maury Young Arts Centre and along Whistler's Cultural Connector Trail and the Village Stroll
Various

Friday, May 20, 2022

Time Event Location
5 PM Festival Kick-Off Party Featuring DJ Ira with Special Guest Norman Foote
45-minute theatre show
Maury Young Arts Centre

Saturday, May 21, 2022

Time Event Location
9:30 AMKids Yoga for 3 - 5 Year Olds
30-minute workshop
Maury Young Arts Centre
11 AMRick Scott with Nico Rhodes
45-minute theatre show performance
Maury Young Arts Centre
12:30 PMHand Puppetry Workshop with Ventriloquist Kellie Haines
45-minute workshop
Maury Young Arts Centre
2 PMCosmo's Pop-Up Circus
30-minute performance
Maury Young Arts Centre
3:30 PMDon't Over Think It: songwriting with Norman Foote
45-minute workshop
Maury Young Arts Centre
5 PMNZR Productions Presents The Big Topp Show
40-minute theatre show
Maury Young Arts Centre

Sunday, May 22, 2022

Time Event Location
9:30 AMKids Yoga for 6 - 10 Year Olds
45-minute workshop
Maury Young Arts Centre
11 AMWill's Jams
60-minute theatre show performance
Maury Young Arts Centre
12:30 PMUkulele Sunshine and Songwriting with Ginalina
45-minute workshop
Maury Young Arts Centre
2 PMNative Thunder
45-minute theatre performance
Maury Young Arts Centre
3:30 PMInventing the Opposite: Creative Writing with Rebecca Wood Barrett
60-minute workshop
Maury Young Arts Centre
5 PMGinalina
45-minute theatre show
Maury Young Arts Centre

View May 27 – 29 Weekend Schedule

May 27, 28 & 29, 2022 Daily Events and Activities*

TimeEventLocation
All DayFree Activities
Get your walking (or dancing) shoes on and prepare for a jam-packed family adventure at Maury Young Arts Centre and along Whistler's Cultural Connector Trail and the Village Stroll
Various

Friday, May 27, 2022

TimeEventLocation
5 PMDJ Ira Dance Party
45-minute show
Maury Young Arts Centre

Saturday, May 28, 2022

TimeEventLocation
9:30 AMKids Yoga for 3 - 5 Year Olds
30-minute workshop
Maury Young Arts Centre
11 AMIdeas Bobert Presented by Candy Bones Theatre
60-minute show
Maury Young Arts Centre
12:30 PMMagic Art by Jess Drawing Dinos
45-minute workshop
Maury Young Arts Centre
2 PMScience World on the Road
45-minute performance
Maury Young Arts Centre
3:30 PMVancity Bboys Breakdance Workshop
45-minute workshop
Maury Young Arts Centre
5 PMPenny Pom Pom
45-minute theatre show
Maury Young Arts Centre

Sunday, May 29, 2022

TimeEventLocation
9:30 AMKids Yoga for 6 - 10 Year Olds
45-minute workshop
Maury Young Arts Centre
11 AMRupLoops
60-minute theatre show performance
Maury Young Arts Centre
12:30 PMA Magic Workshop by Master Magician Rod Boss
60-minute workshop
Maury Young Arts Centre
2 PMNative Thunder
60-minute theatre performance
Maury Young Arts Centre
3:30 PMActing Out with Ira Pettle
60-minute workshop
Maury Young Arts Centre
5 PMThe Comedy Magic of Rod Boss
45-minute theatre show
Maury Young Arts Centre

*Everything on the schedule subject to change.

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