Pajamas to Pirate Hats – Whistler Children’s Festival Fashion Tips for Families

Pajamas to Pirate Hats – Whistler Children’s Festival Fashion Tips for Families

Pajamas to Pirate Hats – Whistler Children’s Festival Fashion Tips for Families

Summertime has arrived! There’s no better way to start your summer off — with epic family fun at the Whistler Children’s Festival. Day tickets are only $10/each for kids aged 3 to 10. Parents, toddlers, and tweens are free so basically, your kids get to bring you.

Our stellar line-up of hilarious roving entertainment, breath-taking circus performances, imagination-fuelled family crafts and energetic live music, including Juno-nominated musical favourites, Will’s Jam on Saturday and Bobs and Lolo on Sunday, makes coming to the Whistler Children’s Festival an easy family decision.  Explore the festival line-up here.

But then comes the hard part… what to wear! 


Fashion Forward Friday at the FREE Family Dance and Pajama Party with DJ Ira.

Friday night calls for your party pajamas or your favourite onesie, paired with some fuzzy, comfy slippers or dance-friendly shoes. We’re thinking ahead for parents… if the kids are already in their pajamas, bedtime is halfway taken care of! And parents, we know you’ve got onesies in your closets. Take the opportunity to wear them at the Family Dance Party, an event that screams “Wear your onesie!”

The Saturday Circus – Calls for LOTS of Colour, Capes and Caps

Hats, caps, bandannas or other head coverings are encouraged for both sun protection and comic effect. You can even design and paint your own family trucker hats in the Make-It Tent. Colourful outfits, capes, superhero duds and other favourites costumes are welcomed. You and your kids can dress up on more days than just Halloween!


Sunday Funday – Glitter, Glamour and Gumboots

On Sunday, bring some glam to your look by visiting our expert face painting crew. From animals to glittery stars to superhero masks, the face painting crew will give you a true festival makeover. We’re a festival that runs rain or shine, so get the gumboots ready, just in case. The sun usually shines, but a rain jacket and boots are wise to keep handy. Add some fairy wings or a pirate hat to take your look to the next level. 

The Whistler Children’s Festival is a place for kids to let their imaginations soar, including what they choose to wear to the festival. Open the costume trunk, dig deep and find something for YOU and the kids to wear. Parents – don’t be shy. The Arts Whistler crew will be wearing some of our silliest outfits as well – it’s the one weekend a year when we truly get to be kids again.

Jump in – it’s pretty darn fun.

Discover all the fun stuff happening at the Whistler Children’s Festival, July 5-7, 2019

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Photos by Arts Whistler & Rebecca Robbins Photography

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