The Best Upcoming Events in Whistler 2020

9th December, 2019

New year, new events, who’s ready for a new decade? Ring in the New Year in Whistler, check out a list of New Year’s Eve Events here.

You won’t want to miss out on these exciting Whistler events lined up for 2020. Check out some of the best and highlights for the upcoming year below.

P: Mike Crane | TW

January: Whistler Pride & Ski Festival

January 26 – February 4, 2020

There are lots of upcoming events in Whistler, and this is one you won’t want to miss out on. As one of the biggest LGBTQ+ events globally, the Whistler Pride & Ski Festival takes over the town hosting a ton of events including a pool party, snowball dance, parade, and more!

Learn more about the festival here.


February: Peak to Valley Race 36th Anniversary

February 21 – February 22, 2020

Celebrating this event’s 36th year, the Peak to Valley Race gathers teams of four in a race down Whistler Mountain. To learn more and register for the event, click here.


March: Fire & Ice Show

Every Sunday in the winter, head to Skier’s Plaza at 7pm to watch talented skiers and snowboarders jump through a ring of fire. This free event makes for the perfect way to end the weekend here in Whistler. To learn more about the event, click here.


April: World Ski & Snowboard Festival

The World Ski & Snowboard Festival draws people from all over the globe for this well-known event. In 2019, the festival featured the World Championships of the Monster Energy Boarderstyle Tour as well as ski and snowboard big air competitions. This event is a blast regardless if you are participating or simply spectating. The dates have yet to be announced, stay tuned to find out more.


May: Go Fest – Whistler’s Great Outdoors Festival

May 15 - 18, 2020

Come and celebrate Whistler’s great outdoors to kick off Whistler summer events over the May Long Weekend. From sports to arts and culture, there is something for everyone to enjoy. To learn more about this year’s festival, click here.  


June: Tough Mudder Classic & Tough Mudder 5k

June 13 - 14, 2020

Tough Mudder is a summer classic here in Whistler. Believe it or not, but the events have hosted over one million participants since it first began in 2010. This isn’t your ordinary 5km or 20km race, Tough Mudder has a set of obstacles to test your team’s strength to come together. Learn more about the Tough Mudder here.


August: Crankworx

August 5 - 16, 2020

This action-packed summer mountain bike festival is an event to see. As a spectator, don’t miss the world-class bikers compete on the hill. Apart from the competition itself, there is everything from biking to concerts to parties to fill the 12 days full of fun. Click here to learn more about Crankworx Whistler 2020. 


September: Grandfondo

September 12, 2020

The Sea to Sky Highway is one of the most breathtaking scenic drives here on the West Coast. Every year on Labour Day weekend, cyclists bike 122km from Vancouver to Whistler along the beautiful stretch of road. Learn more about Grandfondo by clicking here.


October: Whistler 50 Relay & Ultra

Whether you’re running solo or with a team, the Whistler 50 Relay challenges participants to a 50-mile relay race around the Valley Trail system. To learn more and stay tuned for more details, click here.


November: Whistler Cornucopia

Do you like wine & food? Every year in November, Cornucopia puts on events and tastings to show off the best food and wines from around British Columbia and abroad. From their signature event, Crush Grand Tasting, to Wine and Junk Food Drink Seminar, there is an event for everyone. 


December: Whistler Film Festival:

Kick off December with the annual Whistler Film Festival, showcasing over 80 films over the four-day festival. Attend their Signature Series listen to WFF feature actors Simon Pegg, Joseph Pantoliano, and Chelsea Peretti in a mix of interviews, presentations, and awards.


Have you made your vacation plans for 2020 yet? Ask our Crystal Lodge reservations team about how you can make the most out of your stay in Whistler. Call 1.800.667.3363  or email [email protected] to book your Whistler accommodation today!