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.

There are a large number of local sporting events as well such as the Gran Fondo and Slow Food Cycle. 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.

During the summer both Pemberton and Squamish also host music festivals that are popular with with residents in the Sea to Sky area.

Find out what events are happening this month in Whistler:

Vallea Lumina Experience Vallea Lumina — a new and spectacular multimedia light show and night walk in pursuit of hidden wonders! Running until October.
Every SundayWhistler Farmers' Market
Featuring local produce from the Sea to Sky Corridor, along with artisan foods, local artists, and live entertainment, this open air market is a must-do summer activity.

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1 Whistler Presents Outdoor Concert Series
Music fills the air at these free outdoor concerts held at Whistler Olympic Plaza from 7pm. The featured artists for this performances is Lights.

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2 Sundays at the Point
The last Sunday at the Point for this summer, rain or shine, join Whistler locals and visitors from around the world for live music on the back porch, an art show inside the heritage lodge, Bocce and Brunch at the Cypress Point Café with the best views in the valley, and swimming from the dock.

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3 WFF Summer Cinema Series – Almost Famous
Movies start at dusk (after 8 PM). Bring your own lawn chair or blanket. Come early to enjoy dinner or a picnic before the show. Food and beverages will be available for sale on site. Tonight's movie is Almost Famous. A high school boy is given the chance to write a story for Rolling Stone Magazine about an up-and-coming rock band as he accompanies them on their concert tour.

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4Feast and Tour: The Story of the Hunters and Gatherers
Join the Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre on select Tuesday and Sunday evenings for a First Nations Feast. Enjoy a delicious indigenous inspired feast complete with a cultural presentation by a world-renowned performance team. Accompany one of their tour guides though the museum to discover stories of the hunters and gatherers who traditionally inhabited the sea to sky territory. Admission for tour and dinner is available for $65 for adults, $25 for children ages 6 – 12, and children 5 years and younger are complimentary!

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6 WORCA Thursday Toonie Ride
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, with half of the proceeds benefitting WORCA’s trail maintenance program and the balance awarded to the top riders. 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.

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7First Friday
Looking for something different to do on a Friday night? Head over to the Audain Art Museum on the first Friday of each month for an evening of casual, lively and informative programs which will provide opportunities for discussion, engagement and hands-on activities relating to both their Permanent Collection and their changing exhibitions. These may include presentations, performances, workshops, quizzes and more. Tour will take place at 5:30 PM. Free for Museum Members and with purchase of Admission.

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8RBC GranFondo 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.

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8Whistler Presents Outdoor Concert Series
Music fills the air at these free outdoor concerts held at Whistler Olympic Plaza. The featured artists for these performances are Nearly Neil and The Solitary Band.

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10Film Screening: Won't You Be My Neighbor?
Put on your best cardigan and join the Whistler Public Library and Resilient Streets Whistler for the Mr. Rogers biopic, Won’t You Be My Neighbor? Prior to the film you will discuss how to apply for a micro-grant to plan a cool event with your neighbours through Resilient Streets Whistler. No registration required!

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11-16Whistler Village Beer Festival
Beer in the mountains – it just feels right. This year marks the 6th annual Whistler Village Beer Festival, which means even more craft beer celebrations. New to 2018, a SIXTH day of programming has been added to enhance the feature food pairing dinners, unique cask nights, live music, and of course, the incredible two-day Main Event at Olympic Plaza. The Main Event, hosted on Saturday and Sunday will feature over sixty breweries and guests can try over 120 of the best craft beers and ciders BC has to offer, with some nation-wide and international brews will be available as well.

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22-23Hear And Now – Whistler’s Local Music Festival
Discover your next favourite band at Hear and Now - Whistler’s Local Music Festival! Back for its third year, Hear and Now celebrates our local talent and offers locals and visitors alike a chance to soak up live, local music. With two days packed with rising stars, fan favourites, and awesome Sea to Sky talent, come discover our great music scene

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27Zaki Ibrahim Concert
Zaki Ibrahim, nominated for both a Juno Award and a Polaris Music Prize, stops at The Point with her five-piece band to share her electro-soul talents as part of her Western Canadian Cutloose Tour. Advance tickets are available for $20.

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