Whistler Children’s Festival

The Whistler Children’s Festival has concluded for 2019. Please check back for more information on 2020 events.

This long-running July event brings hands-on arts and crafts activities, theatre, dance, music and magical performances to Whistler Olympic Plaza. It'll light up your little ones' faces and be the perfect excuse to visit family-friendly Whistler for a weekend or more.

This is an overview of events from 2019, please check back for updates on 2020 events.

Friday, July 5, 2019

Location: Whistler Olympic Plaza under the big Main Stage tent

Time: 4 – 7 PM

Details: FREE all-ages Pyjama Dance Party hosted by Whistler's own Ira Pettle, with entertainment from ventriloquist Kellie Haines and sing along with Smilin’ Rylan. PJs optional, but highly recommended for maximum fun!


Saturday, July 6, 2019

Location: Whistler Olympic Plaza

Time: 10 AM – 4 PM

Included with Entry: The entrance fee gives access to free activities at The Saturday Circus including music, crafts, storytelling and an incredible circus skills show, Fireflight: A Supernatural Circus by Circus West. 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 are also available under the Make-It Activity Tent including Trucker Hat, Shaggy Shakers Music Makers, Plant Friends, Rain Stick, Backpack, Buckskin Medicine Bag, Dream Catcher and more.


Sunday, July 7, 2019

Location: Whistler Olympic Plaza

Time: 10 AM – 4 PM

Included with Entry: The entrance fee gives access to Sunday Funday featuring Bobs and Lolo plus free activities, musical playground, dance-off 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 are also available under the Make-It Activity Tent including Trucker Hat, Shaggy Shakers Music Makers, Plant Friends, Rain Stick, Backpack, Buckskin Medicine Bag, Dream Catcher and more.

Where to Buy Tickets

Ticket sales are now closed.

2019 Entrance Fee: $10 per day for children 3–10 years. Free for kids 2 & under, 11 & up, 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 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 lakes and exploring the shopping, dining and cultural delights of the Village. Stay longer and make time for more fun with 3-night stays from only $165* per night.

*$165 rate based on 2 adults sharing a room from Friday – Monday. Rate based on availability and subject to change. All rates are transacted in Canadian dollars.

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