Whistler Presents

The Whistler Presents Festival, Events and Animation (FE&A) Program is funded by Resort Municipality Initiative (RMI), with the goal of attracting visitors to Whistler, while working in partnership with Tourism Whistler. 

 Photo credit: Tourism Whistler/Mike Crane

Whistler Presents Upcoming Programming

Reignite the magic of 2010 this February

2014 Olympic Winter Games Celebrations

Get out your red, white and 2010 cheer gear!

Whistler will be celebrating the 2014 Winter Games and reigniting the magic of the 2010 Winter Games with a festive lineup of activities and events in the Village from Friday, February 7 to Sunday, February 23, 2014.

Whistler Presents Family Apres

Whistler Presents: Family Après

Extend your fun!

Family Après starts on Monday, December 23, 2013 and runs until March 26, 2014. Bring the family for outdoor Canadian winter fun at Whistler Olympic Plaza. A variety of activities and entertainment are happening every week.

Click here for details.

Bring Back Play Funmobile tour will be part of Family Après
January 27 from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

To help reverse the decline of play, ParticipACTION created a national social change marketing campaign called Bring Back Play to rally and inspire parents and caregivers to motivate children to move more. Thanks to ParticipACTION's provincial partnership with the BC Ministry of Healthy, the campaign is co-branded with Healthy Families BC in British Columbia and includes the Bring Back Play Funmobile tour

Brought to you by ParticipACTION and Healthy Families BC, the Bring Back Play Funmobile tour brings a van full of fun games, activities and giveaways to parks, events and schools in B.C. communities from September 2, 2013 to August 2014.

Learn more with Healthy Families BC or ParticipACTION.


Whistler Presents Past Programming

 Endless Entertainment

Whistler Presents: Summer Concert Series

Summer 2013 featured an expanded Vancouver Symphony Orchestra program and a 12-day Whistler Presents Concert Series at Whistler Olympic Plaza.

The Whistler Olympic Plaza Concert Series is proactively programmed by the Resort Municipality of Whistler and does not accept performer enquiries and applications.

Saturday, June 29 Daniel Lapp Band
Matt Dusk
Sunday, June 30 Wil                             

Monday, July 1

Ruckus Deluxe
Norman Foote
Kalan Wi
Jeremy Fisher
Friday, July 5 Taj Weeks and Adowa
The English Beat
Saturday, July 6 The Strumbellas
The Trews
Saturday, July 13 Ache Brasil
Sunday, July 14 Alex Cuba
The Lost Fingers
Tuesday, July 16
- Sunday, July 21
Vancouver Symphony Orchestra
(see below for details)
Friday, July 26 The Boom Booms        
Hey Ocean!
Saturday, July 27 Dessy Di Lauro
Thursday, August 1
- Sunday, August 4
Wanderlust Concert Series
Friday, August 9
- Sunday, August 11
Bud Light Crankworx Concert Series
Friday, August 30

Dara, featuring Quinn Bachand
The Once

Saturday, August 31 Danny Michel
Hannah Georgas
Sunday, September 1 Jeremy Thom
Animal Nation
Ali Milner
Current Swell

 Visit whistler.com/concerts/ for details.

 Endless Entertainment

Vancouver Symphony Orchestra

The Vancouver Symphony Orchestra returned to Whistler in 2013, performing for free in the open air surrounded by unforgettable mountain views and endless summer skies.

Tuesday, July 16

1-2 p.m.

Brass Quintet (Town Plaza Gazebo)

2:30-3:30 p.m.

String Quartet (Mountain Square)

3-4 p.m.

Brass Quintet (Town Plaza Gazebo)

Wednesday, July 17

11 a.m.-12 p.m.

String Quartet (Town Plaza Gazebo)

1-2 p.m.

Brass Quintet (Mountain Square)

3-4 p.m.

String Quartet (Town Plaza Gazebo)

Friday, July 19

8 p.m.

Light Classics - conducted by Sean Newhouse and featuring Mayuko Kamio on violin (Whistler Olympic Plaza)

Saturday, July 20

8 p.m.

Masterworks - conducted by Sean Newhouse and featuring Mayuko Kamio on violin (Whistler Olympic Plaza)

Sunday, July 21

2 p.m.

Kids’ Koncert: Beethoven Lives Upstairs - conducted by Gordon Gerrard (Whistler Olympic Plaza)

Visit whistler.com/events/vso/ for details.

Whistler Street Entertainment

Whistler Street Entertainment

Whistler Street Entertainment presented free, family-friendly events, attractions and performers on weekends from May through November in Whistler Village. Entertainment includes juggling acts, circus performers, musicians, bike stuntman, dancers and acrobats.

Further information regarding Whistler Street Entertainment and/or details on how to get involved are available online.

Information regarding Busking on Fitzsimmons Trail is also available online.

RMOW Whistler Canada Day 2013

Canada Day 2013

Whistler celebrated Canada’s 146th birthday on Monday, July 1, 2013 with the community’s Canada Day Parade, all day street entertainment, fireworks and outdoor concerts with Canada’s favourite artists in Whistler Olympic Plaza.

View the promotional poster.

Visit www.whistler.ca/canadaday for details.  

 Endless Entertainment

Whistler Presents: Thanksgiving Weekend 2013

Location: Throughout Whistler Village

This is the weekend to shop and eat your way throughout Whistler Village in preparation for the upcoming winter season. Bring the kids for free autumn-themed craft making at Millennium Place.

See the Whistler Presents: Thanksgiving Weekend schedule for details.

 Endless Entertainment

Whistler Presents: Winter Kick-Off

December 7
Location: Skier's Plaza

Street Entertainment and Outdoor Film Screening
6 to 8  p.m.
Meet at the base of Whistler and Blackcomb mountains in the Whistler Village to enjoy a free outdoor screening under the stars featuring a collection of the Whistler Film Festival's short films based on true stories about Whistler along with some of the top shorts from the festival. Or you can participate in an outdoor street hockey game, get your very own balloon toque or have photos taken with the beautiful animated characters. Make sure to dress for the weather.

Click here for details.

Winter Kick-Off Fireworks
8 p.m.

RMOW Whistler Holiday Experience

Whistler Presents: The Holiday Experience

December 20 to January 5 (closed December 25)
Location: Whistler Conference Centre
10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The indoor family fun zone at the Whistler Conference Centre is unparalleled for indoor entertainment. Kids can enjoy a mini putt course, table games, bouncy castles, crafts and video games free. Parents can relax in the lounge area and enjoy a coffee or hot cocoa while the kids play.

Photos with Santa!

Santa will make a special arrival by fire truck at the Whistler Conference Centre on Saturday, December 21, 12:30 to  4 p.m. Santa will return on Monday, December 23, 1 to 4 p.m. Photos with Santa are by donation to Playground Builders

Skate with Santa

Join Santa at Whistler Olympic Plaza for a holiday skate and photo opportunity on December 22, 1 to 4 p.m. Read more.

The Vibe Tribe Dance Peformance

Friday, December 20 and Saturday, December 21 at 6:45 p.m. Free!

Gingerbread Fun for Kids

Sunday, December 22 and Saturday, December 28 at 2 p.m. Free! Limited amount available so get there early.

Balloon Making for Kids

Sunday, December 22 and Sunday, December 29 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Free!

Daily Crafts for Kids

Everyday starting at 11 a.m. Free!

RMOW Whistler Presents New Year's Eve

Whistler Presents: New Year’s Eve Celebration

December 31

Say goodbye to the old and welcome the new at this alcohol-free evening of family entertainment and celebration in Whistler Village.

Click here for the New Year's Eve Celebration schedule, event details and ticket information.


Additional FE&A Programming

The RMOW also allocated RMI funds to resort partners and programs including: Tourism Whistler, Whistler Chamber of Commerce, Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre, Village Host, Whistler Arts Council, Whistler Film Festival, the Sea to Sky Trail project, as well as a variety of one-off or destination festivals and events.

The FE&A progam is pleased to support the following events in 2013: