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Whistler Events

Each year Whistler plays host to some incredible festivals, concerts and events. Spectators and competitors come from all over the world to witness events such as Crankworx, Ironman and The World Ski and Snowboard Festival to name a few. But, it’s not just sporting events that Whistler locals are treated to. There are free concerts, film festivals and screenings, beer festivals and so much more.

Find out what events are happening this month in Whistler:

September
Every Sunday Whistler Farmers' Market
Location: Upper Village Stroll | Time: 11 AM - 4 PM

A feast for your senses, the Whistler Farmers' Market features local produce, tasty food, local artisans, live entertainment and family activities along the beautiful Upper Village Stroll between the Fairmont Chateau Whistler and the Blackcomb Daylodge. Markets happen every Sunday until Thanksgiving and every Wednesday throughout the summer with the addition of Saturday markets on June 29, August 3, 31 and October 12.

For more information, please visit: www.whistler.com
Every SundayWhistler Cycling Club – Weekly Rides
Location: Cranked Espresso Bar | Time: 9 AM – 3 PM

Join the Whistler Cycling Club as they bring together road cyclists on Sundays throughout the summer. The average group ride pace is 25-30 km/hr and includes an apres ride social time. Start from Cranked Espresso Bar in Rainbow. Ride routes vary but are often north to Pemberton. All participants on the club ride must be insured with either a full or single ride membership. Memberships must be purchased online before showing up.

For more information, please visit: https://whistlercyclingclub.ca
Every WednesdayPhat DH Wednesdays

Location: Whistler Mountain Bike Park | Time: Registration starts at 4:30 PM

Put your skills to the test on Wednesday evenings with this ever-popular race series complete with an awesome aprés at the Garibaldi Lift Company and tonnes of prizing from Bike Park sponsors. Registration is from 4:30 - 6 PM at the Hut at the bottom of the GLC stairs and race time is from 5:00 PM in a first come, first race order. All riders must be Whistler Off-Road Cycling Association (WORCA) members with memberships.


For more information, please visit: www.worca.com
Every ThursdayWORCA Thursday Toonie Ride

Location: Start Point Varies Weekly | Time: 6:30 PM

Ride with local and visiting riders at the Thursday night Toonie Ride, hosted weekly by the Whistler Off Road Cycling Association (WORCA). Cost to participate is only $2 if you buy a Toonie Season Pass for $36, otherwise it costs $5 per ride. The races are open to everyone, young and old, and of all abilities. All participants must wear a helmet and ensure their bikes are in good working order.

For more information, please visit: www.worca.com
Every Thursday & Sunday First Nations Winter Feast & Performance
Location: Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre | Time: 5:45 PM

Join the Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre on Thursday and Sunday evenings for their First Nations Winter Feast & Performance program. Enjoy a delicious indigenous-inspired feast complete with Indigenous World Winery wine pairings and craft beer from local breweries. Performances take place throughout the dinner service and feature the SLCC’s Cultural Ambassadors and a world-renowned performance team. The museum remains open for dinner guests wishing to explore the exhibits. Feast rates are $65 for adults, $25 for youth 13-16, $9 for children 5– 12, and children four years and younger are complimentary. This event runs until September 17th

For more information, please visit: www.whistler.com

7RBC Gran Fondo
Location: Vancouver to Whistler

Ride this epic 122 km route from Vancouver to Whistler on the Sea to Sky Highway. Enjoy breathtaking views of Howe Sound and the Coast Mountains, with challenging climbs and plenty of downhill sections. Recreational, advanced and elite level cyclists are all welcome - ride at your own pace and arrive to a warm welcome and big post-race celebration in Whistler. Keep in mind, there will be highway delays due to this event.

For more information, please visit: www.whistler.com
7Outdoor Concert Series: Famous Players Band

Location: Whistler Olympic Plaza | Time: 1:45 PM

Catch the excitement as Whistler welcomes four thousand cyclists after their 122-kilometre pedal from Vancouver to Whistler in the 10th annual RBC GranFondo Whistler. Celebrations in Whistler Olympic Plaza kick off with Vancouver’s own Famous Players Band, recognized as the best live music band in Vancouver and across Canada. In celebration of GranFondo's 10 year anniversary, Jim Cuddy of Blue Rodeo and Barney Bentall will make a special guest appearance.
13Whistler Blackcomb Foundation's TELUS Golf Classic

Location: Fairmont Chateau Golf Club House
Time: 10 AM

The annual TELUS Golf Classic is recognized as one of Whistler’s best golf tournaments and is one of the major fundraisers for the Whistler Blackcomb Foundation. This action-packed day starts with a traditional Texas Scramble accompanied by fun-filled activities and tastings on-course. Then it’s over to the beautiful Fairmont Chateau Whistler hotel for a scrumptious dinner, followed by their famous live and silent auctions, prize presentations and fabulous live entertainment.
14-15Spartan Mountain Series

Location: Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains

Get ready and get fit as Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains welcome Spartan! Challenge yourself to the Spartan course designed to test the grit of seasoned racers and casual mountaineers with a Super, Sprint, Trail and Kids Race.

For more information, please visit: Spartan
21Sea to Sky All British Rally

Location: Whistler Olympic Plaza
Time: 11:30 AM – 3:30 PM

Join one of the last British car runs of the season before you put your beloved treasure away for the winter. This fun day gives participants the opportunity to drive one of the world’s most scenic roads, the Sea to Sky Highway, from Vancouver to Whistler, where the cars will be displayed in magnificent Whistler Olympic Plaza for all to see.

For more information, please visit: Sea to Sky All British Rally
21Emily Carr: Fresh Seeing – French Modernism and the West Coast

Location: Audain Museum
Date: September 21, 2019 – January 19, 2020

A bold undertaking by the Audain Art Museum uncovers new information about dramatic changes in Emily Carr’s approach to painting over the course of three critical years: 1910 to 1912. The exhibition investigates Carr’s momentous journey to France (1910-1911) that broke the bonds of her conservative art training. Drawn from national and international public, private and corporate collections, it provides a rare opportunity for visitors to view over 50 paintings, watercolours, and drawings by Carr, along with a selection of works by Carr’s instructors whose work directly influenced her artistic development. These include English painter Henry William Phelan Gibb, Scottish painter John Duncan Fergusson and New Zealand watercolourist Frances Hodgkins.
26Scorched: An Intro to Pyrography

Location: Community Room, Whistler Library
Time: 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Explore your artistic side with Scorched: An Intro to Pyrography! Join local artist Kylie Millar for a two-hour introductory workshop on the art of pyrography, or artistic wood-burning. Learn techniques in mark-making, creating texture & depth, and more! Registration required.

For more information, please visit: Whistler Library
27AMBASSADORS - Exhibition!

Location: Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre

AMBASSADORS, the first exhibition of its kind at the Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre, celebrates the staff family and faces of the Cultural Centre while highlighting their strong sense of connection to their land, their cultures, and each other. Visitors to the Cultural Centre will learn about the Ambassadors’ deeply-rooted connections to the immersive cultural centre, and the passion they share in belonging to S?wx_wú7mesh Lil’wat7ul. Runs from September 27 until March 10th, 2020
29Savour the Sun Winemaker Dinner Series

Location: Nita Lake Lodge Aura Restaurant | Time: 6:30 PM

Held monthly from May to September, 'Savour the Sun' at Nita Lake Lodge, in association with Oliver Osoyoos Wine Country, celebrates the best seasonal and farm fresh ingredients, while also showcasing wines from some of British Columbia’s most prestigious winemakers. Each interactive, four-course dining experience is prepared by Nita Lake Lodge’s Executive Chef James Olberg, and attended by a winemaker or winery principal who provides unforgettable insight into the art and science of winemaking.

For more information, please visit: Nita Lake Lodge