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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:

July
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.

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

May 31- July 31Finding A Place: A History of Housing in Whistler
Location: Whistler Museum

Finding A Place, the latest temporary exhibit at the Whistler Museum, takes a look at the different ways people have made a home in the Valley over the past century, from constructing a fishing lodge to subdividing a neighbourhood, and from squatting in the woods to the Whistler Housing Authority (and everything in between!) The exhibit also features the photographs of Carin Smolinski's Living the Dream, providing a glimpse of some unique living situations in Whistler's present. The exhibit runs until July 31.

For more information, please visit: http://www.whistlermuseum.org
1Canada Day Celebrations
Location: Whistler Olympic Plaza

Happy Canada's Day! On July 1st Whistler celebrates all day long with outdoor festivities - get ready to kick up your heels, Canadian-style and remember to pack your favourite red and white outfit for the day. Head into Whistler Village to take part. They've got it all from a pancake breakfast and festive parade, to a concert by the Tenors at Olympic Plaza and fireworks!

For more information, please visit:
www.whistler.com
5-7 Whistler Children's Festival
Location: Whistler Village

The Whistler Children’s Festival returns for it's 36th year. This action-packed weekend features two full days of live performances, interactive activities and lots of hands-on creative workshops for kids and families to enjoy.

For more information, please visit:
www.whistler.com
7Whistler Multicultural Festival

Location: Whistler Public Library | Time: 4 - 8 PM

Discover stories of the traditional hunting and gathering practices of this territory’s first peoples and feast on indigenous-inspired cuisine during inspiring cultural performances. This evening experience combines a specialized tour with a dinner and performance, making it the ideal evening for guests seeking an immersive dinner program. Feast rates are $65 for adults, $25 for youth 13-16, $9 for children 5– 12, and children four years and younger are complimentary.
12Outdoor Concert Series: Sloan

Location: Whistler Olympic Plaza | Time: 7:30PM

Come welcome in a true Canadian band at Whistler Olympic Plaza as part of Whistler’s free outdoor concert series. Sloan has received nine Juno nominations, winning best alternative album in 1997.
13Outdoor Concert Series: Whitehorse

Location: Whistler Olympic Plaza | Time: 7:30PM

Whitehorse perform live at Whistler Olympic Plaza as part of Whistler’s free outdoor concert series. Ethereal folk, space cowboy twang, psychedelic spaghetti western, intergalactic blues grooves, popnoir: these are just some of the descriptions for the Juno Award-winning duo of Whitehorse.
13The Art of Lavender

Location: Alta Lake Station House | Time: 10:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Lavender? Yes, please! Join Catherine Karpman as she takes you on a weekend escape to all things lavender. She will share her knowledge and the benefits of this cherished perennial shrub, getting your creative juices flowing through various crafts that touch all the senses. Each participant will learn the traditions and techniques of lavender crafting, making various household and home décor items using fresh, organic, locally-grown lavender.

For more information, please visit: artswhistler.com
13Red Bull 400 World Champions

Location: Whistler Olympic Park, Callaghan Valley

Get ready for a race that is guaranteed to put your calves, quads and endurance to the ultimate test as the steepest 400m race in the world returns to Whistler Olympic Park. All ability levels and spectators welcome.

For more information, please visit: whistler.com
14Sundays at The Point

Location: The Point Artist-Run Centre | Time: 12 - 4 PM

Enjoy the beautiful heritage site of The Point Artist-Run Centre through the lens of the arts, rain or shine. Featured musical performers on the back porch, art show inside the lodge, arts activities for kids, Bocce & Brunch at the café, swimming from the dock and the best views in the valley.
17Crafts in the Park

Location: Florence Petersen Park | Time: 11 AM – 12 PM

Join the Whistler Public Library and the Whistler Museum each week for natural history, a story and a craft. This is a free, drop-in program for children ages 4 to 12 years with a caregiver. Meet in Florence Peterson Park behind the Whistler Museum and the Whistler Public Library.
19Outdoor Concert Series: The Harpoonist & the Axe Murderer

Location: Whistler Olympic Plaza | Time: 7:30 PM

The Harpoonist & the Axe Murderer, armed with an arsenal of harmonicas, a mess of foot percussion, and a road-worn Telecaster, descend upon Whistler Olympic Plaza as part of Whistler’s free outdoor concert series.

20Outdoor Concert Series: The Sheepdogs

Location: Whistler Olympic Plaza | Time: 7:30 PM

The Sheepdogs, a triple Juno Award-winning quintet based out of Saskatoon, are no strangers to this great mountain resort. Whistler is excited to welcome them back to Whistler Olympic Plaza as part of our free outdoor concert series.

272019 Subaru IRONKIDS Canada Fun Run

Location: Whistler Olympic Plaza | Time: 9 AM

This Canadian IRONKIDS race offers a mix of athletic and relaxing activities including a 9-metre Toddler Dot Trot for children 1 to 2 years of age, as well as a 500 m, 1 km and 2 km race for older children. The IRONKIDS fun run offers young athletes 1 to 13 years of age the unique opportunity to feel the excitement of competition while enjoying the outdoors and promoting healthy living. Parents, family, and friends are invited to cheer on the racers while enjoying the area and family-centered event. The entry fee is $20 and includes a race bib, finisher shirt, medal, goodie bag and the pride of calling themselves an IRONKID!


28Subaru IRONMAN® 70.3 Canada

Location: Various locations around Whistler

Subaru IRONMAN 70.3 Canada will return to Whistler in conjunction with the Subaru IRONMAN Canada triathlon. Take up the challenge to swim, bike and run through the beautiful lakes, roads and trails of Whistler, British Columbia or cheer on the athletes at all stages and as they make their way to the finish line!