May in Whistler means GO Fest and 2019 promises to be the best yet! From May 17 – 20, the 6th annual Great Outdoors Festival will celebrate arts, music, sport and education. It encourages people of all ages to get outdoors and even try something new.
“Celebration is an essential component of Whistler’s culture,” explains the Resort municipality of Whistler, “…and GO Fest launches Whistler’s summer season of events and animation.”
Here’s everything you need to know:
Who’s GO Fest For?
“Looking forward to an action-packed May long weekend with the family?” writes the Official blog, “GO Fest is teeming with activities to keep the good times rolling for, well, all the team.”
The beauty of GO Fest is that much of it is free and you can be as involved as you would like. The weekend is identified in four ways, as follows:
We love exploring the arts in this mountain town. The GO Fest schedule is so diverse that you definitely won’t want to miss it! Enjoy the All British Car Show in Creekside or indulge in a pancake breakfast at Whistler Public Library. Catch a showing by Whistler Film Festival or simply take to the Village Stroll for some street entertainment. Be sure to check out Whistler Farmer’s Market in the Upper Village for local crafts and produce.
The concert line-up for this years’ festival is incredible. Opening day sees Corb Lund take to the stage in Olympic Plaza with Jesse Roper and Said The Whale entertaining Saturday’s crowds. Sunday welcomes Buckman Coe & Tonye Aganaba performing as part of the free concerts with Lazy Syrup Orchestra closing the festivities.
There are a number of sporting events to check out and participate in during GO Fest. Try your hand at Pickleball or stand-up paddle boarding on one of Whistler’s lakes. Amp it up with the Whistler Parkrun or take it down a notch with an invigorating yoga session. There really is something for everyone. Many activities are free and you can simply “drop-in”. Others may require a small fee and should be booked in advance. For more on GO Fest sports, check out the official website by clicking here.
Learn something new with the Education schedule at GO Fest. Wannabe photographers may be interested in a Digital Photography Workshop, for example, or maybe you’d like to make your own birdhouse? A full schedule of clinics can be found by visiting the Go Fest website. Registration may be required and there may be a small fee to pay. We’d recommend checking specific classes in advance.
Learn more about all of the events and activities at GO Fest, Whistler’s Great Outdoors Festival, by visiting www.greatoutdoorsfest.com and stay connected for updates and inspiration by following www.facebook.com/greatoutdoorsfest, and @GOFestWhistler on Instagram and Twitter.