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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:

May
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

5Cinco De Mayo Lucha Libre – Annual Spring Fundraiser
Location: The Point Artist-Run Centre | Time: 6 PM

Join in another spectacularly fun fundraiser at The Point. Live Mariachi music, Mexican tapas dinner, Lucha Libre Improv, silent and live auction, piñata party, dancing to DJ Su Comandante and more! Create your own pinata in the afternoon workshop with "Your Piñata" artist Meaghan Kennedy, or just show up for the party and bid on one of the beautiful piñata artworks. Tickets are $55 and include your annual Point membership.

For more information, please visit: https://www.showpass.com
7Whistler Cycling Club – Weekly Ride
Location: Whistler Village Sports | Time: 5:30 – 8:30 PM

Join the Whistler Cycling Club as they bring together road cyclists on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings throughout the summer. Riders should gather by 5:15 PM at Whistler Village Sports. 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://http://whistlercyclingclub.ca
9Season Opener: WORCA Toonie Ride
Location: Garbanzo Bike and Bean Patio | Time: 5:30 PM Sign-in, 6:30 PM Ride starts

The first Toonie to kick off the riding season is May 9 and every Thursday after until the last ride on September 26. This ride is hosted by Whistler Blackcomb and presented by Summit & GBB. Sign in at 5:30 PM at Garbanzo Bike and Bean patio. Cost to participate is $5 or a Toonie Season Pass costs $36. The races are open to everyone, young and old, and of all abilities. To participate, you must hold a valid 2019 WORCA membership. Sign up here: http://www.worca.com/join-worca/. All participants must wear a helmet and ensure their bikes are in good working order.

For more information, please visit: https://www.worca.com
11Mum's And Friend's Mountain Classic
Location: Whistler Olympic Plaza | Time: 10 AM - 2:30 PM

Head over to the annual WORCA Bike Swap coordinated by Whistler Off Road Cycling Association (WORCA) and browse the diverse selection of used bikes: cross country, downhill, road, cruiser, kids and even bike accessories. Sellers can drop off items to sell between 8 and 9:30 AM for registration and tagging. Sale officially begins at 10 AM.
12Mother's Day Brunch
Location: Wildflower Restaurant | Time: 11:30 AM – 1 PM

Celebrate the most amazing women in your life surrounded by family and friends at Fairmont Chateau Whistler. Famous for its incredible holiday brunches, The Wildflower Restaurant's culinary team serves up a Mother’s Day Brunch and a feast for all your senses. Moms also receive a complimentary mimosa - cheers! Price: $69 per adult / $39 per child (6-12 years old), children under 5 are free.


For more information, please visit: https://www.fairmont.com
12Whistler 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
12Mother’s Day Benedict & Bubbles
Location: Cinnamon Bear Bar & Grille | Time: 10 AM - 1 PM

Treat the special woman in your life to Benedict & Bubbles, a Mother’s Day feast, with choice of your style of eggs Benedict and a glass of sparkling wine. Price is $25 per person.
14Whistler Cycling Club – Weekly Ride
Location: Whistler Village Sports | Time: 5:30 – 8:30 PM

Join the Whistler Cycling Club as they bring together road cyclists on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings throughout the summer. Riders should gather by 5:15 PM at Whistler Village Sports. 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.
16WORCA 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.

17-19Bici Gusti Gourmet Ride
Location: Four Seasons Resort Whistler

The Bici Gusti Gourmet Ride was created for the insatiable love for gourmet food and cycling. Take an early season spin with an intimate group of 70 riders through the Whistler and Callaghan Valleys. Along the 70 km route, you will be stirred by the beauty of the coastal mountains, peppered with moderate climbs and garnished with flowing descents. With Ned Bell preparing an exquisite post ride dinner created with ingredients gathered from within 70 km, this is the ride for you and your taste buds.

For more information, please visit: https://www.whistler.com
17-20GO Fest, Whistler’s Great Outdoors Festival
Location: Various venues in and around Whistler

GO Fest, Whistler’s Great Outdoors Festival celebrates Whistler’s great outdoors in springtime where winter and summer meet. From outdoor adventures from both seasons to arts and culture inspired by them, everyone is invited to get interactive with four days of active programming over the Victoria Day long weekend.

For more information, please visit: www.whistler.com
17-19Whistler Film Festival - Adventure Film Series
Location: Maury Young Arts Centre

The Whistler Film Festival Adventure Film Series is dedicated to educating, inspiring and motivating audiences about environments, cultures, issues and adventures through a combination of films and conversations through the power of the story. The three-day film series includes seven feature-length programs featuring a selection of the world’s best independent outdoor, adventure films that range from surfing the biggest waves to kayaking the narrowest rivers. Rock climbing, bikepacking, cycling, travelling and exploring the mountains are highlighted in this adrenaline-fuelled lineup.

For more information, please visit: www.whistler.com
17 Whistler Presents Outdoor Concert Series: Corb Lund
Location: Village Square | Time: 7:30 PM

Kick off your Victoria Day long weekend with a free concert from JUNO award-winning Corb Lund as he performs live on the GO Fest Main Stage in Village Square.

For more information, please visit: www. audaingala.com
18Whistler Presents Outdoor Concert Series: Jesse Roper and Said the Whale
Location: Village Square | Time: 3 PM and 7:30 PM

Celebrate the great outdoors with Jesse Roper at 3 PM and Said the Whale at 7:30 PM as they perform live in Village Square as part GO Fest’s outdoor concert schedule.

For more information, please visit: www. audaingala.com
19Whistler Presents Outdoor Concert Series: Tonye, Buckman Coe and Lazy Syrup Orchestra
Location: Village Square | Time: 3 PM, 3:40 and 7:30 PM

Come celebrate the great outdoors in Village Square as GO Fest - Whistler’s Great Outdoors Festival hosts free outdoor concerts including Tonye at 3 PM, Buckman Coe at 3:40 PM and Lazy Syrup Orchestra at 7:30 PM.

For more information, please visit: www. audaingala.com
19Whistler 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.
21 & 22Whistler Cycling Club – Weekly Ride
Location: Whistler Village Sports | Time: 5:30 – 8:30 PM

Join the Whistler Cycling Club as they bring together road cyclists on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings throughout the summer. Riders should gather by 5:15 PM at Whistler Village Sports. 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://http://whistlercyclingclub.ca
23Weaving and Wine Evening
Location: Cheryl Massey's Home Studio, 8605 Forest Ridge Dr. | Time: 6 - 9 PM

Join in a fun evening of weaving a little trinket basket to hold your jewellery or small items. Weaving will be done using locally-gathered tule rush. Enjoy the weaving process while sipping a glass of wine. Class is available for $65 and includes all materials and a glass of wine.

23WORCA 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.

26Whistler 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.
29Whistler Cycling Club – Weekly Ride
Location: Whistler Village Sports | Time: 5:30 – 8:30 PM

Join the Whistler Cycling Club as they bring together road cyclists on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings throughout the summer. Riders should gather by 5:15 PM at Whistler Village Sports. 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://http://whistlercyclingclub.ca
30WORCA Toonie Ride
Location: Garbanzo Bike and Bean Patio | Time: 5:30 PM Sign-in, 6:30 PM Ride starts

The first Toonie to kick off the riding season is May 9 and every Thursday after until the last ride on September 26. This ride is hosted by Whistler Blackcomb and presented by Summit & GBB. Sign in at 5:30 PM at Garbanzo Bike and Bean patio. Cost to participate is $5 or a Toonie Season Pass costs $36. The races are open to everyone, young and old, and of all abilities. To participate, you must hold a valid 2019 WORCA membership. Sign up here: http://www.worca.com/join-worca/. All participants must wear a helmet and ensure their bikes are in good working order.

For more information, please visit: https://www.worca.com