This summer Whistler’s free outdoor concerts will include headline acts The Tenors on Canada Day, Broken Social Scene, Nahko and Medicine for the People on the BC Day long-weekend, and several other exciting performers to be confirmed in the coming weeks.
On Canada Day the award-winning and multi-platinum selling trio The Tenors will perform a free evening concert at Whistler Olympic Plaza. The Tenors are known for their wonderful blend of classical and contemporary music. Their celebrated repertoire is sure to appeal to the wide range of ages and musical tastes in attendance at Whistler’s Canada Day celebrations.
The Tenors—Clifton Murray, Fraser Walters and Victor Micallef—enjoy a global reputation having shared the stage with some of the biggest names in music including Sir Paul McCartney, Sir Elton John, David Foster and Sarah McLachlan. The Tenors also performed at the Opening Ceremony for the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver, for world leaders at the G20 Summit in Toronto, and at the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee in London.
“I’m really excited to see the Festivals, Events and Animation (FE&A) program continue to evolve to meet Whistler’s goals. For the past nine years the FE&A program has delivered a marvelous variety of memorable entertainment to residents and visitors,” said Whistler Mayor Jack Crompton. “As always, this year’s program truly has something for everyone. Bringing The Tenors to Whistler builds on the Resort Municipality of Whistler’s (RMOW) commitment to host Canada’s greatest performers on the Whistler Olympic Plaza stage.”
The RMOW’s FE&A program features free concerts, a wide range of free entertainment for all ages on the Village Stroll, as well as investments in several festivals and events throughout the year, with the goal of ensuring there’s always something happening in Whistler. The full line-up of performers for Whistler’s Outdoor Summer Concert Series will be released in the coming weeks.
Events this summer include:
- Whistler’s Great Outdoors Festival (GO Fest): May 17 to 20
- Whistler Street Entertainment: May 17 to October 14
- Whistler Half Marathon: June 1
- ThinkBike Whistler: June 7 to 9
- Tough Mudder Whistler: June 15 & 16
- Whistler’s Canada Day Parade and Celebrations featuring The Tenors: July 1
- Whistler Children’s Festival: July 5 to 7
- Subaru IRONMAN Canada and Subaru IRONMAN 70.3 Canada: July 28
- Whistler’s Outdoor Summer Concert Series: July 12 & 13, 19 & 20, August 1 to 3, 23 & 24, 30 & 31 and September 7
- Wanderlust Whistler: August 1 to 4
- Crankworx Whistler: August 9 to 18
- RBC GranFondo Whistler: September 7
- Whistler Village Beer Festival: September 10 to 15
Register for the Canada Day Parade
Participate in Whistler’s Canada Day celebrations on July 1!
Registration for the Parade is online now and the 2019 theme is The Wild West Coast.
Local businesses, clubs and organizations are invited to participate.
In addition to The Tenors performance, the day will include the Canada Day Parade where community floats wind through Whistler Village, street entertainment and spectacular live music.
Road impacts during IRONMAN on July 28 and GranFondo on September 7
The RMOW reminds residents, businesses and visitors that Subaru IRONMAN Canada will occur on Sunday, July 28 and RBC GranFondo Whistler will occur on Saturday, September 7.
Both events require use of Highway 99 and will result in significant changes to normal traffic patterns. Please plan ahead and expect delays on Sunday, July 28 and Saturday, September 7.
- Subaru IRONMAN Canada and Subaru IRONMAN 70.3 Canada A detailed Traffic Impact Guide will be released by IRONMAN Canada well ahead of the event. Learn more at whistler.ca/Ironman
- RBC GranFondo Whistler. Highway 99 will be open; however, south of Whistler Village traffic will be delayed between 9:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Details will be provided by the event producer well ahead of the event. Learn more at whistler.ca/Granfondo
Festivals and events contribute to Whistler’s success
The RMOW’s FE&A program showcases Whistler as a destination for sports, the arts and entertainment through an ever-evolving range of programming that builds on nine years of experience, and contributes to the success of the resort community through generating incremental visits and by enhancing guest experience.
The RMOW works with AWARE to reduce waste and minimize the footprint of the events. The Outdoor Concert Series will have a Zero Waste Station at Whistler Olympic Plaza for recyclable waste. There will also be a free bike check at concerts to encourage everyone to cycle.
Whistler’s busy event schedule continues into the fall and winter with:
- Whistler 50 Relay & Ultra: October 12
- Whistler Writers Festival: October 17 to 20
- Cornucopia: November 7 to 17
- Whistler Film Festival: December 4 to 8
- Whistler Holiday Experience: December 23 to January 3
- Whistler’s New Year’s Celebrations: December 31
About the Festivals, Events and Animation program
Celebration is an essential component of Whistler’s culture. This was highlighted during the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games when Whistler presented the most outstanding display of sport, the arts, and entertainment the resort had ever seen. The RMOW and resort partners continue to build on that momentum through the Festivals, Events and Animation (FE&A) program by developing and attracting a wide range of high-quality programs throughout the year including an exciting line-up of festivals and events for all ages and audiences.
The FE&A program is funded by Municipal and Regional District Tax (hotel tax) revenues collected in Whistler and allocated by Province of British Columbia in support of tourism initiatives in Whistler.