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Whistler Children’s Festival: Creativity, Imagination, & Laughter

Whistler Children’s Festival is back and better than ever for a full weekend of family fun this July 6 - 8, 2018. Returning for it’s 35th year, the Whistler Children’s Festival is the longest-running event in town! This celebration of creativity, imagination, and laughter is something that the whole family will enjoy in Whistler.

Whistler Children's Festival

There’s dozens of activities happening over the 3 days including; workshops, live musical performances, and free activities – all tailored to entertain and educate kids. During the weekend Whistler Village is transformed into a small circus with tents, street performers, dance parties, interactive art workshops, and so much more.

The festival kicks off on Friday night with an all ages pyjama party at the Whistler Olympic Plaza. Join in on this free PJ dance party from 5 to 7pm, just make sure you bring your dancing shoes!

The Whistler Children’s Festival runs from 10 am – 4 pm on both Saturday and Sunday. Come for one day or both, there’s a lot to do so don’t be surprised if your kids want to come back for more. Entry for a day is only $10 for 3-10 year-olds and free for adults and toddlers.

Whistler Childrens Festival Performers

On the festival grounds, you’ll find two-days worth of performances to attend including storytelling with Ta Daa Lady and her Nylon Zoo, the magical Circus Fungus crew, and many more entertainers and musicians. You can find out more about the performers on the festival website.

The 35th birthday of the Children’s Festival wouldn’t be complete without a few new additions. New at the festival this year is the Make-It Tent, an interactive science show by Science World, the fun and educational KEVA planks, a show from Jacky Essombe, and a Mini Food Market!

This is the perfect opportunity for your kids to experience Whistler and have some major fun! You can learn more about the Whistler Children’s Festival by visiting their website.

Photo Credit: Tourism Whistler / Mike Crane