Whistler Children’s Festival


Fueled by imagination, creativity and giggles, the Whistler Children’s Festival is Whistler’s longest-running event.

COME PLAY WITH US! July 10-12, 2020

Picture this: Sunny skies with not a cloud in sight, lush green grass and a beautiful mountain backdrop. But WAIT… What?! Is that a giant lizard on stilts?

That’s just another day at the Whistler Children’s Festival. Don’t miss out on the fun, July 10-12, 2020 at Whistler Olympic Plaza!

The Whistler Children’s Festival is back for its 37th year and is filled to the brim with arts and crafts, bubble wands, storytellers, puppet shows, dance parties, circus acts, face painting and internationally acclaimed children’s performers. It’s a chance to free your imagination and explore creativity… unplugged.

The action kicks off with the PJ Dance Party on Friday, it’s free to join — wear your pj’s and be sure to bring your best dance moves! The main festival runs 10am-4pm on Saturday and Sunday. Festival Entry is $10 for 3 to 10 year-olds and free for adults and toddlers — basically, your child gets to bring you! Tickets go on sale in May. 

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Find out more and see pictures of last year’s festival: whistlerchildrensfestival.com


What is the Whistler Children’s Festival?

The Whistler Children’s Festival is Arts Whistler’s longest-running program and a signature annual event, celebrating its 37th birthday in 2020. Through experiential learning and immersion in the arts, the Whistler Children’s Festival encourages and facilitates arts exposure and education to kids of all ages. Each summer, the heart of Whistler Village is transformed as tents, balloons, stages, and circus acts populate Whistler Olympic Plaza for the annual Whistler Children’s Festival. Families are encouraged to participate in this weekend of creativity with tons of workshops, live musical performances, and free activities designed to spark the imagination.

How can I get involved?

Visit whistlerchildrensfestival.com to find out more about sponsorship, volunteer opportunities, performer applications, and the kids’ media mentor program.

“Can we go to the Whistler Children’s Festival every weekend?”
– Catrin Hayes, age 3, Vancouver

Big thanks to our sponsors, funders and community partners:


2019 Photos by: Rebecca Robbins