Summer & Fall Events in Whistler
June 18, 2016
Tough Mudder events are hardcore 10-12 mile obstacle courses designed by British Special Forces to test your all around strength, stamina, mental grit, and camaraderie. As the leading company in the booming obstacle course industry, Tough Mudder has already challenged half a million inspiring participants worldwide and raised more than $2 million dollars for the Wounded Warrior Project.
June – October
Located at the base of Blackcomb Mountain, the Whistler Farmers Market is a integral part of the community. The Whistler Farmers Market is a staple here in Whistler that runs every Sunday and a smaller version every Wednesday due to its popularity. It is an amazing way to bring our local produced foods from farm to table, everything at the Farmers Market is 100% BC grown. The market itself started back in 1994 with only one farm and a few crafts and has grown to over 80 vendors showcasing everything from fruits, vegetables, artisan crafts and food products and of course baked goods.
June – August
Get ready for another incredible summer of art in Whistler. Each summer, Whistler’s artists and businesses pair up to create a series of pop-up galleries in Whistler village for two months. This allows the multitude of local artists to showcase their work in areas that get lots of traffic, and provides them the opportunity to make sales from their craft. By housing the artwork in local businesses, we’re also encouraging Whistler’s residents and visitors to shop local and support our small businesses. It’s a win-win for everyone. For more info go to Whistler Arts Council website.
July 6 to 13, 2016
BC Bike Race is far more than a race. While it may be the best seven days you’ve ever had on a mountain bike, that’s only part of the story. BC Bike Race is an adventure and an experience. It’s a tour of British Columbia’s West Coast – the trails, the towns, the lifestyle. There’s something different about BC, including how we get around. Our rugged coastline means you’ll be crossing mountains and oceans, by boats, planes, buses, and bikes. Friends and spectators will have an opportunity to congratulate the riders on their accomplishment on July 4 as they cross the finish line at Whistler Olympic Plaza. – For details check out their website.
July 1, 2016
Festivities for the day include: a Canada Day parade at 12:00 pm starting from Whistler Town Plaza to Mountain Square, a special performance by the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra (see below) and a Fireworks display at 10:15 pm (best viewed from Skier’s Plaza). All free!!
JULY 10 – 12, 2015
The Whistler Children’s Festival is a fun-filled weekend with art workshops, music, acrobatics, theatre, dance and fun that encourages kids to embrace their imagination! Celebrating it’s 32nd year in 2015, the Festival will be held in Whistler Olympic Plaza.
July 16 – 19, 2015
Pemberton Music Festival promises to delight music fans with a line-up featuring contemporary music from rock to indie, hip hop, EDM and more. Get ready to dance all summer night long with the stars and the massive mountains.
July 19, 2015
The steepest 400m race in the world that tests both speed and endurance is coming to Canada July 19, 2015 Whistler Olympic Park. This race challenges runners with 400 vertical metres of gain from the bottom of the ski jump, straight to the top. With categories for full-distance, coed relay (4x100m), and a dedicated relay race for firefighter/police/EMS (4x100m), Red Bull 400 will test runners of all skill-levels. Don’t let the simplicity of the concept fool you, runners will push themselves to the limit with this punishing 400m climb up. The location is the beautiful Callaghan Valley area during the warm Summer months when there is no snow and lots of sunshine. For full details click here.
July 24, 2016
One of the toughest triathlons in the world is coming to town again. Whistler will host Subaru IRONMAN® Canada this summer with the race course incorporating its beautiful lakes, mountain roads and the Valley Trail network.
August 1, 2016
Whistler has you covered this BC Day long weekend.
July 28 – August 1, 2016
Yoga and music phenomenon reaches new heights with Wanderlust Whistler. Yogis from around the globe will be down-dogging, dancing, dining on organic delicacies, celebrating and joining together in an amazing community. With the world’s leading yoga teachers, top musical acts and DJs, renowned speakers, top chefs and winemakers, Wanderlust Whistler is an event not to be missed.
July 31 – August 2, 2015
Incredible Food, Great Music and Live Entertainment. The Canadian National BBQ Championships competition is the highlight of the Pacific Northwest’s competitive BBQ circuit. Don’t miss Whistler’s favorite summer event.
August 7-16, 2015
Crankworx Whistler has become the authoritative freeride mountain bike festival. A supercharged magnet for the world’s best riders and the definitive domestication of dirt in the service of epic endurance, supreme flow, monster air and gravity-fuelled mountain biking. Over ten fearless days in August, the venues at the Whistler Mountain Bike Park serve as a modern day Colosseum to the world’s best mountain bike athletes. Downhill, enduro, trials, pump track, whip-offs, music, art – this festival has it all. August 7, 2015 to August 16, 2015. Check out the website for full details.
September 12, 2015
Ride this epic 122 km route from downtown Vancouver, up the Sea to Sky Highway, and to a hero’s welcome in Whistler. Whether at a recreational, advanced, or elite level, participants set their own personal goals. Enjoy breathtaking views of the Howe Sound and Coast Mountain Range, with enough downhill sections to reward yourself for the climbs.
September 26, 2015
Whistler Blackcomb will be hosting Mudderella, September 26, 2015. Muderrella courses are 5–7 miles and include 12–15 obstacles. It’s a true athletic challenge, designed to test all-around fitness.
October 10-12, 2015
If you need new snow gear the legendary Turkey Sale is well worth a visit with top brands of ski and snowboard gear on sale, all under one roof at pre-season savings. At the same time The Whistler Mountain Ski and Snowboard Swap is on with pre-owned equipment for sale – this is truly a one-stop shop to get outfitted for winter, at the best prices.
Whistler Blackcomb Seasons Pass and EDGE card holders get early entry before the general public on October 9 – well worth adding an extra day to the long weekend to get the first look at the deals.
October 15-18, 2015
This year is the 14th year of the Whistler Writers Festival. Each year they bring the very best Canadian and international authors to Whistler for a weekend packed with readings, workshops, and opportunities for you to meet some of your favourite authors. This year the theme is fledgling to flight, which celebrates the ongoing commitment to feature both emerging and established authors on the same stage, each showcasing and supporting the other.
October 17, 2015
BC Athletics is pleased to host the 5th annual Whistler 50 Relay and Ultra, to be held Saturday, October 17, 2015. This 50 mile (80K) event is centered around Whistler Village and the picturesque Valley Trail system. The event is open to Relay Teams of 8, 4, or 2 members as well as solo Ultra-Marathoners. The 8-person format alternates legs of approximately 13K and 7K, while the 4-person and 2-person relays alternate 20K legs. The 50 mile total distance is an achievable goal for novice ultra-marathoners, while still being a recognized qualifying distance for National Team selection.
November 5-15, 2015
Whistler’s premier food and drink extravaganza! The annual event features a sumptuous variety of hands-on seminars, fascinating winery dinners, gala tasting events and sizzling after-parties. Cornucopia offers something for both the experienced gourmet and those seeking to better appreciate the epicurean delights of wine and food.
November 28-29, 2015
For two days each November, shoppers can find everything from paper goods, food, housewares, ceramics, bath products, jewellery, craft kits, accessories, clothing, knits, and artwork, to holiday decorations. Kids can enjoy pictures with Santa, craft stations, face painting, and creative balloon twists. With live music, holiday carols, and a silent auction to benefit the Whistler Arts Council, this is a festive event not to be missed. Admission is by donation. Bizarre Bizarre 2014 hosted ninety vendors, saw close to 6,500 attendees and shoppers over the weekend, and raised almost $2000 for the Whistler Arts Council in the silent auction.