Online for COVID! The 37th Annual Whistler Children’s Festival

Whistler Children's Festival 2020For 2020, the Whistler Children’s Festival is going online. The 2020 virtual Whistler’s Children’s Festival is FREE to enjoy.

Check out the performers lineup:

♦ Ira Pettle – Whistler’s own Ira Pettle is back with his PJ Dance Party! So don’t forget to bring your whole family along and get everyone wearing their pajamas!

♦ The Kerplunks – Playing catchy self-penned original tunes guaranteed to get kids engaged, singing along and joining in on the actions.

♦ Leif David – Leif David’s international award-winning act, showcasing his specialty in close-up and stage magic, has been amazing audiences for over 26 years. Get ready to be astounded as he showcases his tricks just for you!

♦ Mike Bryden – Children’s entertainer, author, and artist uses his many talents to bring stories and sing-alongs crashing tunefully together

♦ Susan Holden – A favourite Whistler performer (and Arts Whistler team member), Susan Holden showcases her musical talent with an upbeat sing-a-long to share some joy-filled music with everyone!

Check out the workshop line up:

♦ Paint On People – Have your paint brushes at the ready as Nina and Blossom from Paint on People walk you through some wonderful face paint creations!

♦ Jazz the Balloon Man – Jazz showcases his extraordinary balloon twisting talent and will even show you how to make some of your own!

♦ Professor Science – Who knew science could be so much fun! Professor Science and her Number.1 assistant walk you through some super fun science experiments! You can do these at home too, so get involved.

♦ Make-It-Tent – Just like the in-person festival, the make-it-tent is where creative crafting happens! Follow along with these super easy and fun crafts!

♦ Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre in Whistler – The SLCC is a thriving cultural center engaging residents and visitors from around the world. They’ll be sharing an Indigenous craft using traditional techniques that you can make from the comfort of your own home!


Past Event: (below is a description of what the Whistler’s Children’s Festival has looked like prior to COVID. Here’s hoping we can return to this next year!)

Fancy a weekend away that the whole family will enjoy? This summer make plans to head to Whistler for the annual Whistler Children’s Festival. The fun-filled weekend features a multitude of hands-on art workshops led by professional artists in fine arts, crafts, theatre, multi-media, dance and music from across BC. The Whistler Olympic Plaza will come alive with free activities and entertainment by popular children’s performers, roving musicians and zany characters.

Whistler Children's Festival

The fun starts Friday night with the FREE PJ Party hosted by DJ Ira. Wear your PJs (parents are encouraged to do the same) and get ready to laugh with ventriloquist Kellie Haines and sing along with Smilin’ Rylan.

On Saturday the Circus comes to Whistler. The Olympic Plaza morphs into a playground of imagination filled with music, crafts and circus fun. Circus West dazzles with their performance of Fireflight: A Supernatural Circus. Don’t miss out on the Make It Tent, a fun, creative place for kids and families to let their imaginations run wild! Each Make It Tent activity has its own Fun Ticket pricing, with crafts from one ticket ($5) to three tickets ($15). 1 Fun ticket = $5 | 5 Fun Tickets = $20 (get 1 free!)

The Whistler Children’s Festival ends with a bang on Sunday. There will be new crafts to try and plenty to explore in the activity tents and musical playground. On the mainstage, DJ Ira starts the day with a dance-off and five-time JUNO-nominated kids performers Bobs and LoLo bring their hugely popular music and hijinks to the festival finale.

Kids will love the dozens of workshops, live musical performances, and a myriad of activities designed to spark their imagination. There are so many crazy characters to meet at the festival. Be on the look out for the Roaming Diva with her eclectic mix of songs. Kids will also enjoy seeing the Ta-Daa Lady with her engaging stories complete with costumes for a story parade at the end of each tale! And never fear the beloved kid-favourites – face painting and balloon art – plus activity booths and art stations are all part of the family fun weekend.
Whistler Children's Festival

The Whistler Children’s Festival is organized by the Whistler Arts Council, a non-profit organization which is on a mission to weave arts & culture into the fabric of Whistler.

Whistler Children’s Festival:

When: July 12, 2020
Where: online
Websitewww.whistlerchildrensfestival.com

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