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Whistler Summer Music Festivals and Events Guide

Summer Music Festivals Around Whistler

What makes each summer memorable is the music that accompanies every experience. Whistler offers various events during the summer, and the most talked-about ones are the music festivals that are happening around the area. Here’s your guide to this summer’s music festivals and events happening around Whistler.


Whistler Outdoor Summer Concerts

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[icon style=”calendar” color=”gray”]June – September 2014[/icon]
[icon_link style=”link” href=”” color=”gray” target=”_blank”]Whistler Presents: Outdoor Concert Series[/icon_link]

Whistler Presents: Outdoor Concert Series is a 12-day series which will be held at Whistler Olympic Plaza from June up until September. The event is free to watch, and is open for all ages. Vancouver Symphony Orchestra will be one of the performers, and the rest of the lineup for the outdoor concerts are packed with local and internationally known artists, including Chantal Kreviazuk! Stay tuned for more details as more performances are announced.


Pemberton Music Festival

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[icon style=”calendar” color=”gray”]July 16 -18, 2015[/icon]
[icon_link style=”link” href=”” color=”gray” target=”_blank”]Pemberton Music Festival[/icon_link]

The Pemberton Music Festival is back after a five-year absence; and organizers made sure the comeback event is epic. The music festival will be held in Pemberton Valley on July 16 – 19, 2015. All the big names in music will gather at the base of Mt. Currie in a massive outdoor celebration. Performances by Kendrick Lamar, The Black Keys, J. Cole, Tiesto, Hozier, Kid Cudi and Missy Elliott just to name a few. If you are trekking the long distance to get to the festival grounds, the closest airport is YVR as there is no airport in Whistler. For those staying in Whistler, there are frequent shuttles taking you to the festival grounds, unlimited rides for $89.

Music Festival ticket information are as follows:
[icon style=”tag” color=”green”][/icon] 4-Day General Admission $299
[icon style=”tag” color=”green”][/icon] 4-Day VIP $1,199
[icon style=”tag” color=”green”][/icon] 4-Day Super VIP $1,699

For those who prefer not to rough it out through the night, there are various Whistler vacation rental options through alluraDirect. There will be a shuttle running from Whistler Olympic Plaza and Whistler Creekside every hour from 10 AM until after the music ends each night. It’s about a half an hour drive from Whistler to the Pemberton Music Festival Grounds.


Squamish Valley Music Festival

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[icon style=”calendar” color=”gray”]August 7 – 9 2015[/icon]
[icon_link style=”link” href=”” color=”gray” target=”_blank”]Squamish Valley Music Festival[/icon_link]

The Festival takes place in Squamish (map) which is about a 30 minutes away from Whistler. Headlined by Sam Smith on Friday, Drake on Saturday and ending it off with a bang as Mumford & Sons closes the festival on Sunday. Get the best of both worlds, but rocking it out at the Festival and unwinding in Whistler on your private hot tub or a beer the balcony overlooking the mountains. Various Whistler accommodations options are available for those who prefer not to spend the night outdoors. There will be shuttles picking up and dropping off music festival participants for $40 roundtrip.

Music Festival ticket information are as follows:
[icon style=”tag” color=”green”][/icon] Single Day Pass $149.50 | VIP $349.50
[icon style=”tag” color=”green”][/icon] Regular Weekend Pass $325 | VIP $799
[icon style=”tag” color=”green”][/icon] MUSICBOX + Timber Lounge $1, 299


It’s time to follow your ears this summer, to the Whistler area and get treated to an amazing music festival experience. Whether you’re looking to enjoy the outdoors camping out, or taking it easy and staying in Whistler for the night, you’ve got options. For all other Whistler events during the summer, visit our Whistler summer events calendar page on Rentals

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