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What: ONE-LOVE GATHERING An event to celebrate life, Mother Earth and all its beautiful creatures. There will be a potluck around a fire and DJ’s to keep you dancing all night. Be sure to bring drums. Event is by donation.

When: Friday July 18 to Saturday July 19

Where: Birkenhead Lake Campground – take Highway 99 to D’Arcy, make a left to Birkenhead Lake Provincial Park. The campground is on the left at km 7.

What: BIRKEN COUNTRY MARKET Fresh-baked goods, local sculpture, photography, jewellry and more.

When: Saturday July 19, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Where: Gates Lake at Whispering Falls Resort, D’Arcy

What: WHISTLER MUSIC FESTIVAL That other music festival in the Sea to Sky Corridor. Two-day festival includes Elvis Costello, Thievery Corporation, the Roots, Bedouin Soundclash and Medeski Martin and Wood. Single-day pass $67.50, two-day pass $120.

When: Saturday July 19 to Sunday July 20

Where: Tube Park, Base II, Blackcomb Mountain

What: WAG DOGGY WASH WAG holds a dog wash, bake sale and BBQ fundraiser. WAG washes your dog while you enjoy the food. All proceeds to the WAG animal shelter.

When: Saturday July 19, 12 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Where: Whistler Village Fire Hall

What: BEAR BASICS Michelle Sims from Bear Aware covers the basics on black bears, including their physical characteristics, food and living spaces.

When: Wednesday July 23, 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Where: Community Room, Whistler Public Library

What: PEMBERTON MUSIC FESTIVAL Speaks for itself. Three-day festival includes bands such as Tom Petty, Coldplay and Nine Inch Nails. Three-day event ticket $259.50.

When: Friday July 25 to Sunday, July 27

Where: Foot of Mount Currie

What: PREVENTING HUMAN-BEAR CONFLICT Bear Aware’s Michelle Sims tells you how to keep bears out of your backyard. Includes what initiatives Whistler is taking to become a Bear Smart Community.

When: Wednesday July 30, 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Where: Community Room, Whistler Public Library

What: FEAST OF FIELDS FESTIVAL The Chateau Whistler has partnered with the FarmFolk/CityFolk Society for the third annual harvest festival, an event that aims to expose Whistler residents to the finest organic foods that the community can offer. Cost is $199 per person, gets each participant a night’s sleep at the Cheateau, as well as a private tour through Whistler’s Farmer’s Market and a brunch buffet at the Wildflower restaurant.

When: Saturday August 30 to Sunday August 31

Where: Rebagliati Park

What: WHISTLER MUSIC AND ARTS FESTIVAL Four days of fun with street entertainment, music and art activities for the whole family.

When: Sunday August 10 – Wednesday August 13

Where: Whistler Village Stage

What: INAUGURAL MR. GAY CANADA COMPETITION Whistler is playing host to the first Canada-wide search for Mr. Gay Canada. The purpose is to identify people who take the responsibility to speak out for equal rights on a global stage.

When: Thursday September 18 – Sunday September 21

Where: Fairmont Chateau Whistler

What: RCMP SEA TO SKY REGIMENTAL BALL RCMP officers from all over Canada gather at this annual event to raise funds for Cops for Cancer. Event will include silent auction, live music, piping, a traditional grand march, and, of course, dancing with officers in red serge.

When: Saturday September 20, 6:30 p.m.

Where: Westin Resort and Spa

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