Upcoming Events in Whistler

September 2013

Salomon Meet Your Maker
August 31 - September 1, 2013

Run to heaven and back! This event redefines the 50 mile distance. With 90% single track trails surrounding world renowned Whistler, this course will thrill the true trail runner in us all. Race solo or as part of a team of up to seven people. Click here for registration info.

Whistler Presents Outdoor Concert Series: Jeremy Thom, Animal Nation, Ali Milner, Current Swell *FREE*
September 1, 2013

Jeremy Thom, Animal Nation, Ali Milner and Current Swell perform live in Whistler Olympic Plaza as part of Whistler’s free outdoor concert series.

RBC Gran Fondo

September 7, 2013

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. Plan to stay the night in Whistler for celebrations for you and your family.

Whistler Village Beer Festival
September 14, 2013

New for 2013, the Whistler Village Beer Festival is focused on celebrating the incredible diversity and talents of the Canadian and Pacific Northwest craft brewing industry, with some international brews on the side. The Festival happens Saturday in the heart of Whistler Village with satellite events throughout the week including tastings, special dinners and beer pairings. Whether you prefer a refreshing wheat beer, a hearty stout or the hoppiest IPA this is your chance to relax and drink beer, surrounded by gorgeous mountain views. Please view the website here.

K9 Wine and Dine
September 14, 2013

Presented in part by Scotiabank, the K9 Wine and Dine is a Whistler favourite. Dogs and their families come together to help better the lives of homeless dogs and cats in their community, with a fun evening of dining and a silent, live auction. Canine guests are served a 3 course meal of Yappetizers, homemade Meat Loaf finished with a secret blend called Pinot Growlio, and as the grand finale a Pupcake for dessert. After the happy dogs finish their meals, WAG volunteers look after them while the humans partake in a fabulous buffet with red and white wine. More info here.

The Terry Fox Run
September 15, 2013

Walk, run, wheel or ride either 4.2 km or 7.2 km in this annual fundraiser for the Canadian Cancer Society. Hosted by the Four Seasons Resort Whistler, registration beings at 10 AM and the run starts at 11 AM. Please click here for more information.

The Spirit Within Festival
September 26 to 29, 2013

Celebrate First Nations culture at the Spirit Within Festival. Festivities will include modern and traditional First Nations performance and visuals arts in venues throughout Whistler Village and in the beautiful Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre.

Whistler Spirit Run
September 29, 2013

The Whistler Spirit Run is a one-day cross-country and trail running event that takes place at Whistler Olympic Park and features options for all age groups from children to masters. Whether you are a highly competitive runner or a runner looking for a fun trail run or relay, the Whistler Spirit Run offers multiple options ranging from 1 KM to 8 KM including a family fun run. Come out and enjoy the spectacular scenery of the Callaghan Valley and know that your participation is helping to build healthier communities right here in British Columbia. Visit here for more details.

The Rubble Creek Classic Run presented by Escape Route
September 29, 2013

The Rubble Creek Classic is an early morning recreational trail run that has been going every year since 1985. Taking runners up a grueling 1338m climb, runners then proceed along the Helm Creek Trail through the Cinder Flats giving them epic views of the Black Tusk and down to Garibaldi lake and its environs. Through the beautiful Taylor Meadows ending with the final knee jarring decent of 1781m to finish at the Rubble Creek parking lot. It is a long run (24k) but the scenery is so spectacular you will not mind the work!

October 2013

Turkey Sale and Whistler Mountain Ski and Board Swap 
October 11 to 14, 2013

This is the weekend to get ready for the upcoming winter season! Shop for top name brands in ski and snowboard equipment all under one roof, at huge pre-season savings at the legendary Turkey Sale. The sale kicks off at noon on Friday at the Blackcomb Daylodge and continues throughout the weekend. Be sure to check out the Whistler Mountain Ski and Snowboard Swap offering quality pre-owned equipment, plus a wide selection of clothing and accessories from local Whistler retailers all under the "big tent" at the base of Blackcomb Mountain. Together, the Turkey Sale and Whistler Mountain Ski and Snowboard Swap are an unbelievable one-stop shopping opportunity for getting fully outfitted for the winter.

Whistler Readers and Writers Festival
October 18 to 20, 2013

The Whistler Readers and Writers Festival returns to celebrate the art of storytelling with an all-star lineup of guest authors and top tier events. Writers, readers and storytellers of all levels will be able to further their knowledge of the written word through a combination of development workshops, panel discussions, and reading and spoken word events during the action-packed weekend. The 2013 Festival lineup includes special guest Jian Ghomeshi (host of CBC Radio's "Q") and authors Lisa Moore, Patrick deWitt, Richard Wagamese and Roberta Rich.

Whistler 50 Relay and Ultra Marathon 
October 19, 2013

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 and 7k. With pre-race gatherings and post-race parties, this a fun athletic event and a great social weekend.

November 2013

Cornucopia - Annual Celebration of Wine and Food 
November 7 to 17, 2013

“Cornucopia” - an abundant, overflowing supply. Cornucopia is the fall festival that celebrates the best of food and wine from Whistler, British Columbia and beyond. The festival offers something for everybody with winemaker dinners, themed food and drink events, interactive seminars, and electric after parties. Ever-popular Cornucopia is expanding to 11 days in 2013, putting Whistler on the map as the ultimate destination for those who love food, wine and good times.

Bizarre Bazaar 
November 30 to December 1, 2013

Whistler's Original Artisan Market has built a reputation of presenting unique, quality, hand-made art and crafts for Whistler residents and visitors looking for one-of-a-kind treasures. Featuring over 100 artisans from the Sea to Sky Corridor, Lower Mainland and beyond, the 24th annual holiday craft fair will feature a wide array of ceramics, clothing, fine art, wood, glass, metal, jewelry, leather, candles and aromatherapy products as well as Christmas decorations. Bizarre Bazaar is a vibrant community event that includes live music, a silent auction, dance and food.

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