Whistler Summer Events Calendar

Whistler Olympic Plaza hosts Whistler Presents, a free outdoor Summer Concert Series. Enjoy free entertainment and live shows. More information on the entire 2018 Summer Concert Series lineup will be confirmed soon.

Summer & Fall Events in Whistler

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GO Fest

May 18 – 21 2018

GO Fest celebrates everything outdoors. With the weather warming, May is the time to hit the slopes in the morning, head to the lake in the afternoon, and catch a free concert in the village in the evening. With events that span both winter and summer sports, clinics to learn new skills, Whistler Presents Outdoor Concert Series each night this long weekend, and more, GO Fest has something for everyone. For more information visit the GO Fest website.

Tough Mudder

June 16 & 17, 2018

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.

Whistler Farmer’s Market

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 11am-4pm 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.

Whistler Presents Outdoor Concert Series

May – September

Whistler Olympic Plaza hosts Whistler Presents, a free outdoor Summer Concert Series. Enjoy free entertainment and live shows. More information on the entire 2018 Summer Concert Series lineup will be confirmed soon.

We Heart Local Art


Formerly “ArtWalk,” We Heart Local Art has been upgraded to an on-going art experience throughout the year. Whistler’s artists and businesses pair up to create a series of pop-up galleries in Whistler village and throughout the Whistler Valley. 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 maps and more, grab a copy of Art Scene in the Whistler Visitor Centre, or for more information visit the Whistler Arts Council website.

Whistler Half Marathon

June 2, 2018

The Whistler Half Marathon offers one of Canada’s most scenic runs, with 5 great distances to choose from: a 21.1 km half marathon, 10 km, 5 km, and 1 km kids run, and a 30 km. Each course is run along a hybrid paved and gravel surface route while runners can take in Whistler’s world famous natural beauty. With a festival atmosphere including live music, kids activities, seminars and more; the Whistler Half Marathon weekend is one not to be missed.

Vancouver Symphony Orchestra

June 30 & July 1, 2018

The Vancouver Symphony Orchestra returns to Whistler. Pack your picnic basket and blanket, then head over to Whistler Olympic Plaza for 8:30pm to enjoy the sounds of classical music.

Whistler Canada Day Parade

July 1, 2018

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!!

BC Bike Race

July 6 – 13, 2018

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.

Whistler Children’s Festival

July 6 – 8, 2018

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.

Red Bull 400 Race at Whistler Olympic Park

July 14, 2018

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.

Subaru IRONMAN® Canada

July 29, 2018

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.

BC Day Long Weekend

August 6, 2018

Whistler has you covered this BC Day long weekend.

Wanderlust Whistler

August 2 – 5, 2018

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.

Canadian National BBQ Championships

August 3 – 5, 2018

Come see the pros in action, enjoy family entertainment, sample some of the best BBQ you will ever eat & enjoy free music throughout the weekend.The Canadian National BBQ Championships competition is the highlight of the Pacific Northwest’s competitive BBQ circuit. Don’t miss Whistler’s favourite summer event, hosted by Dusty’s Bar & BBQ in Whistler’s Creekside.


Crankworx Whistler Freeride Mountain Bike Festival                                                   

August 10 – 19, 2018

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 10, 2018 to August 19, 2018. Check out the website for full details.

North Face Valley to Peak Race

September 1, 2018

It’s time to put yourself to the test and sign up for the 4th annual The North Face Valley to Peak trail running race. The 25 KM race option offers participants the chance to test themselves against the full 1,609 vertical climb of Whistler Mountain. Athletes also have the option of a 10 KM, 3 KM or a 1 KM kids fun loop. For more information and to register, contact the Whistler Blackcomb Reservation Centre at 1.800.766.0449.

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September 8, 2018

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.


Whistler Village Beer Festival

September 11 – 16, 2018

Beer in the mountains – it just feels right. This year marks the 6th annual Whistler Village Beer Festival, which means even more craft beer celebrations. New to 2018, a sixth day of programming has been added to enhance the feature food pairing dinners, unique cask nights, live music, and of course, the incredible two-day Main Event at Olympic Plaza. The Main Event, hosted on Saturday and Sunday will feature over sixty breweries and guests can try over 120 of the best craft beers and ciders BC has to offer, with some nation-wide and international brews will be available as well.

Whistler Turkey Sale

October 5 – 8, 2018

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.

Whistler Writers Festival

October 11 – 14, 2018

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.

Whistler 50 Relay & Ultra Marathon

October 13, 2018

This 8-person, 50 mile relay race or solo ultra-marathon is centred around Whistler Village and the winding Valley Trail system. Relay legs alternate between 13k & 7k. With pre-race gatherings and post-race parties, this a fun athletic event and a great social weekend. The 50 mile total distance is an achievable goal for novice ultra-marathoners, while still being a recognized qualifying distance for National Team selection.

cornucopia whistlerCornucopia Food & Wine Festival

November 8 – 18, 2018

Cornucopia is the fall festival that celebrates the best of food and drink from Whistler, British Columbia and beyond. The festival offers something for everybody with winemaker dinners, themed food and drink events, interactive seminars, health and wellness events and electric after-parties. Sip and sample your way through food of all kinds, beer, wine and spirits and enjoy a fantastic social atmosphere.

Whistler Film Festival

November 28 – December 2, 2018

The Whistler Film Festival welcomes film fans and filmmakers to experience its 18th edition with fresh films, special guests, epic events, innovative industry Summit and talent programs, and time to play in North America’s premiere mountain resort destination.

Arts Whistler Holiday Market

November 24 – 25, 2018

The market is back Saturday, November 24 & Sunday, November 25, 2018. Arts Whistler Holiday Market is two days of hand-baked, hand-made goodness. Grab some local artwork, a cozy sweater, or a delicious treat. With over 100 vendors form the Sea to Sky region and across BC, the young entrepreneurs of Bratz Biz, local live music, and visits from Santa, this is your one-stop-shop to get something for everyone on your “nice” list. If you haven’t attended before, the dates fall on an American long weekend and usually coincide with the opening weekend of the mountain – which means the resort is packed!