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
- For the full resort calendar of events, visit whistler.com/events.
Whistler Presents Upcoming Programming
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 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
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.
Whistler Presents Past Programming
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.
Visit whistler.com/concerts/ for details.
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
Wednesday, July 17
Friday, July 19
Saturday, July 20
Sunday, July 21
Visit whistler.com/events/vso/ for details.
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.
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.
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.
Whistler Presents: Winter Kick-Off
Street Entertainment and Outdoor Film Screening
Click here for details.
Winter Kick-Off Fireworks
Whistler Presents: The Holiday Experience
December 20 to January 5 (closed December 25)
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!
Whistler Presents: New Year’s Eve Celebration
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:
- Tough Mudder (June 21-22)
- Whistler Longboard Festival (July 5-6)
- Whistler Children’s Festival (July 13-14)
- Wanderlust Festival (August 2-4)
- Crankworx (August 9-18)
- Subaru IRONMAN Canada (August 25)
- RBC GranFondo Whistler (September 7)
- Whistler Readers & Writers Festival (October 18-20)
- Cornucopia (November 7-17)
- Whistler Film Festival (December 4-8)