Whistler Children’s Festival

July 6 – 8, 2018

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

Travel Tip: Plan ahead to make the most of your events this summer. Avoid peak travel times, take advantage of car-free transport options and enjoy free transit on weekends.

Friday, July 6

Location: Whistler Olympic Plaza

Time: 5:00 - 7:00 PM

Details: FREE Friday night dance party hosted by Whistler's own Ira Pettle, and entertainment from Stephen Vogler with local band, Some Assembly Required.


Saturday, July 7 - Sunday, July 8

Location: Whistler Olympic Plaza

Time: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Included with Entry: The entrance fee gives access to free activities such as the Colouring Village, the Book Nook, Giant Jenga, storytelling with the Ta Daa Lady and more. There will be performers on stage all day and roving characters to surprise and delight.

Additional Activities (Tickets Required): A large number of paid activities will also be available. Returning favourites will include face painting and balloon twisting. New activities will take place under the Make-It Activity Tent and will include crafts such as Shaggy Shakers, Rain Sticks, Superhero Masks, Fuzzy Backpack Pals, Wind Chimes, and so much more.

New This Year: Whistler Children's Festival will host a Mini Food Market, including local businesses and food vendors selling delicious snacks such as corn dogs, perogies, snow cones, and more.

Where to Buy Tickets

Tickets will be available soon on the Whistler Village Children's Festival website.
Tickets will also be available for purchase on-site on Friday, July 6 from 4:00 - 7:00 PM and from 9:00 AM until close on Saturday, July 7 and Sunday, July 8.

Entrance Fee: $10 per day for children 3–10 years. Free for kids 2 & under, parents and guardians.

Fun Tickets: Some activities require additional fun tickets, which can be purchased for $5/ticket. Purchase a fun ticket pack and save with 5 fun tickets for the price of 4.

Extend Your Weekend - 3 Nights from $165 CAD / $128 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 more music with 3 night stays from only $165*.

*$165 rate based on a 2 adults sharing a room from Friday - Monday. 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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Delta Whistler Village Suites
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Tantalus Resort Lodge

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Whistler Children's Festival Planning

Whistler Children’s Festival:
7 Helpful Planning Tips for Parents

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

Summer Itinerary:
Family Friendly Fun

You know what they say about families who play together? They are happier, healthier and both kids and parents have way more fun on vacation.

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