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Whistler Children’s Festival, a summer must for families July 5-7, 2019

Thinking about visiting Whistler this summer but not totally sure what do to with the littles? If you want a slam dunk, guaranteed family fun weekend, head up the Sea to Sky for the Whistler Children’s Festival. It all takes place on July 5-7, 2019 with hands-on arts activities, live theatre, toe-tapping dance and music, and magical performances at Whistler Olympic Plaza. And of course, face painting that’s second to none!

>> Find out more about the Whistler Children’s Festival!

Whistler Children's Festival
Photo credit: Rebecca Robbins Photography

This year’s theme is imagination unplugged and creativity sparked, and it’s the perfect chance for your kids to be inspired and connect with each other, and with you.

Whistler Children’s Festival Tips and Highlights

Whistler Children's Festival
Photo credit: Rebecca Robbins Photography

Arrive early: Head up on Friday for a free all-ages pyjama dance party from 4 -7 pm, hosted by a Whistler family favourite, DJ Ira. Stay all weekend and explore the festival on Saturday and Sunday from 10 am-4 pm.

Tickets: Tix are super reasonable $10/day for kids 3 to 10 years-old; while toddlers, kids 11+ and adults are free. Talk about a deal! Get tickets!

Whistler Children's Festival
Photo credit: Rebecca Robbins Photography

Hit the The Make-It Tent: A festival regular, the Make-It tent is back with arts and crafts for parents and caregivers to do with their kids. Fun Tickets can be purchased and exchanged for different activities in the Make-It Tent. All materials provided. (Fun Tickets are $5 a pop or 5 for $20).

Saturday Circus Act: No need to run away to the circus. The acrobats and unicyclists are here. Circus West will wow the kids with their jaw-dropping show: Fireflight: A Supernatural Circus.

>> Find out more about the Whistler Children’s Festival!

Whistler Children's Festival
Photo credit: Rebecca Robbins Photography

Festival Finale: DJ Ira kicks off Sunday with a dance-off, while kiddie super faves Bobs and LoLo bring their hugely popular music and hijinks to the festival finale.

Accommodation: There’s a range of places to suit your family from small and simple to decked out with a full kitchen and on-site laundry. Stay in the Village or Upper Village for a super short walk to the festival.

Whistler Children's Festival
Photo credit: Tourism Whistler/Mike Crane

Extend your weekend! Stay longer, and enjoy all the other kid-friendly activities in Whistler — biking, ziplining, playgrounds, mini golf and more!

Book your accommodation online: Online booking is easy peasy and you get the best rates and personal service at whistler.com

This post is sponsored by Tourism Whistler

The Whistler Children’s Festival returns to Whistler Olympic Plaza July 5-7, 2019 with a mix of arts focused programming and workshops for children of all ages. This event is produced by Arts Whistler.

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Top Banner Photo credit: Tourism Whistler/Mike Crane.

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