Whistler Children’s Festival of 2018 is Complete!

Thanks for celebrating 35 years of FUN with us, see you again next year!

The weekend kicked off with a free, all-ages kick-off party on Friday night, followed by two full days of live performances, interactive activities, and lots of hands-on creative workshops for kids and families to enjoy.

2018 welcomed a new activity into the festival with the Make-It Tent, where you and your little ones can get crafty together! Science World threw an interactive surprise science show, Jacky Essombe brought the beats and rhythm of Central Africa to the mountains, and it got creatively constructive with super-cool KEVA planks. Don’t worry though, there was still the dance parties, live music, and bubble fun that has your family coming back every year!

It’s time to unplug and get creative! 

Visit the Whistler Children’s Festival website for updates on next year’s festival.

Visit 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 35th birthday in 2018. 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

Photos by Mike Crane

To all the performers, craft facilitators, community and funding partners, and wonderful volunteers who make this event possible: Thank you for your dedication and support.

We couldn’t do it without you!