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Whistler Vil­lage comes alive in the sum­mer with a se­ries of sum­mer fes­ti­vals and out­door mu­si­cal per­for­mances that has some­thing for ev­ery­one. Whistler Olympic Plaza, where the medals were awarded dur­ing the 2010 Win­ter Olympics and Par­a­lympics, comes alive ev­ery sum­mer with the Whistler Presents: Out­door Con­cert Se­ries. Take your pic­nic bas­ket, a blan­ket and re­lax, rock out or dance away the evening. The 2017 se­ries kicks off with a cel­e­bra­tion of Canada’s 150th birth­day, with back-to-back per­for­mances by the Van­cou­ver Sym­phony Orches­tra on July 1 (Canada Day) and July 2. The full sched­ule for the Whistler Presents se­ries is set for re­lease in June. Visit whistler.ca.

The Whistler Chil­dren’s Fes­ti­val, July 7 to 9, is a lon­grun­ning lo­cal event that fea­tures face paint­ing, bal­loon hats and origami-mak­ing work­shops, as well as kid-cen­tered per­for­mances on the Whistler Olympic Plaza stage.

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As part of the four-day Wan­der­lust Whistler fes­ti­val, on Aug. 3, vo­cal­ist and multi-in­stru­men­tal­ist Eli­jah Ray takes the stage for a dou­ble bill that also in­cludes Quixotic. Other Wan­der­lust con­certs at the stage in­clude Con Brio and Char­lotte Cardin (Aug. 4), and Ron Ar­tis + The Truth, fol­lowed by Charles Bradley & His Ex­traor­di­naires (Aug. 5). Visit wan­der­lust.com/fes­ti­vals/whistler.

The GranFondo Whistler, a 122-kilo­me­tre (75-mile) road bike ride/race from Van­cou­ver, fin­ishes at the plaza on Sept. 9. Fin­ish-line fes­tiv­i­ties in­clude a rock­ing mu­si­cal lineup. Visit gran­fon­dowhistler.com.

PHOTO JOERN ROHDE

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