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August is a great time of year in Whistler, sunny skies, warm temperatures and there is always something going on. This August in Whistler there will be events and activities for the whole family to enjoy, our top 3 events include: Crankworx Freeride Mountain Bike Festival, the 19th Annual LEGO Building Competition and the Whistler Presents Outdoor Concerts Series happening every weekend.

Crankworx Whistler Big Air Event

Crankworx Freeride Mountain Bike Festival - August 7th - 16th

Crankworx is a 10 day Mountain Bike Festival that includes competitions, concerts and amazing culture, celebrating the heart and soul of mountain biking. And what better place to hold a festival of this stature than Whistler, a Mountain Bike mecca! Crankworx attracts the world’s best riders and biggest bike fans for 10 days of gravity-fuelled racing, freeride competitions, kid’s events, gear demos and riding the world-famous Whistler Bike Park. 

Crankwork Freeride Mountain Bike Festival

There are activities and events for kids all throughout the 10 days and in every category of racing, these events include: Kidsworx Wooden Pump Track Daily Sessions, Kidsworx Village Crit, Kidsworx Run Bike Race, Kidsworx Scavenger Hunt, Kidsworx Speedster Time Trials, Kidsworx DH Race on B-Line, Air DH Kidsworx Invitational, Kidsworx XC, and Kidsworx Speedster Time Trials.

19th Annual LEGO Building Competition - August 8th

The 19th Annual LEGO Building Competition is the coolest kids-only competition in Whistler, it encourages kids to use their imaginations and tests their building skills. Since this year marks the 50th anniversary of the unofficial opening of Whistler Mountain as a ski resort, organizers have chosen the theme to be ‘What do you love most about Whistler Mountain’. Whether it be skiing or snowboarding, gondolas, marmots, Whiskey Jacks, alpine terrain or mountain peaks, whatever the kids choose to build goes. They are encouraged to design anything that they love about the mountain. 

Armchair Books, Cows Ice Cream, Meadow Park Sports Centre and other businesses, have donated great prizes and every contestant goes home with a goody bag. Registration is $5 per child, which includes museum admission for the day.

Crankworx Freeride Mountain Bike Festival

Whistler Presents Outdoor Concerts Series

FREE outdoor concerts in Whistler Olympic Plaza. Need we say more! This August head out to see:

  • Michael Franti & Spearhead - Saturday, August 1 - 8:15 PM 
  • Dal Richards - Friday, August 21 - 7:30 PM 
  • Moon Vs Sun featuring Raine Maida and Chantal Kreviazuk - Saturday, August 22 - 7:30 PM 
  • Shane Koyczan and the Short Story Long - Friday, August 28 - 7:30 PM 
  • Blue Rodeo - Saturday, August 29 - 7:30 PM 

Bring your lawn chairs and blankets, friends and family to enjoy some outdoor live music from these great artists.

Take advantage of these amazing events and book your accommodation today!