Whistler Children’s Festival

Whistler Children’s Festival

That’s a wrap on another successful Whistler Children’s Festival.

Whistler Olympic Plaza was transformed into a colourful spectacle of creativity and performance as over 6000 people gathered to experience live performances, roving entertainment, free activities, and hands-on creative workshops at the Whistler Children’s Festival. The Friday Kick-Off Dance Party was a huge hit with parents and kids alike. Ira Pettle
& Friends got the whole crowd up and dancing and moving, and X-Corps Drumline rounded out the evening with upbeat, rhythmic music. The lineup of live performers over the weekend included JUNO-nominated 4-piece band The Kerplunks, Magician Leif David, and local up-and-coming young artists on the RBC Emerging Artists Stage. It was a weekend full of workshops, balloon hats, storytelling, and more…We look forward to seeing you in 2017!


“Can we go to the Whistler Children’s Festival every weekend?”

-Catrin Hayes, age 3, Vancouver

Check out the Whistler Children’s Festival 2016 Photos! by Mike Crane


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 33rd birthday in 2016. 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 a free activities designed to spark the imagination.

How can I get involved?

Check back this spring for tickets and registration! Take a look at the Whistler Children’s Festival website.

Whistler Children’s Festival