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What: FUNCTION BLOCK PARTY The Whistler Arts Council presents its annual Block pARTy in Function Junction, showcasing artist studios and galleries, businesses and more! Come for live entert.ainment, local artisans, food vendors and DJ's, as well as street hockey and more.

When: Friday August 6, 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Where: Function Junction, go to for more


What: WHISTLER CHOPHOUSE COMEDY NIGHTS Players Chophouse in Creekside hosts comedy nights starting this weekend. The first featured comedian is CTV's Roman Danylo and a special guest. Tickets are $22 for the public and $15 for members of the Whistler Arts Council.

When: Friday August 6 and Saturday August 7, 9 p.m. show

Where: Players Chophouse, Creekside


What: WHISTLER NATURALISTS MONTHLY BIRD WALK The Whistler Naturalists present their monthly bird walk, counting all the warblers, finches, robins and jays you can find in Whistler's infinite forests. Bring binoculars and get ready to start counting.

When: Saturday August 7, 7 a.m.

Where: Meet at Valley Trail, bottom of Lorimer Road for walk to Rainbow Park


What: KOKANEE CRANKWORX Whistler's bike festival is here! Enjoy Slopestyle, dual slalom and downhill races featuring the best extreme cyclists in the world. It will also feature Cheese Rolling, the ultimate pump track challenge and the Canadian Open Enduro. Go to for more.

When: Saturday August 7 to Sunday August 15

Where: Go to for more


What: KEN QUON RIDE ON The Whistler Off-Road Cycling Association presents the Ken Quon Ride On, an event that includes the RE/MAX Corridor Cup and the BC Cup Cross-Country Mountain Bike Finals. All proceeds from the race go to purchase of emergency equipment for Sea to Sky. Sign-in at Riverside Campground.

When: Sunday August 8, sign-in at 8 a.m.

Where: Starts at Riverside Campground


What: FOODWORX The Whistler Community Services Society presents FoodWorx, a foody complement to the Crankworx biking festival. The WCSS is collecting cash and can donations for the foodbank. Come by the WCSS and drop them off. Kids get free face painting!

When: Wednesday August 11 to Saturday August 14

Where: Village Stroll


What: SLOW FOOD CYCLE SUNDAY The sixth annual Slow Food Cycle Sunday is happening this year after a one-year hiatus. It's a chance to cycle up through the Pemberton Meadows to see and taste the bounty that Pemberton's hallowed ground has to offer.

When: Sunday August 15, 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Where: Pemberton Meadows


What: MEC 5 PEAKS TRAIL RUNNING SERIES Whistler Blackcomb hosts a running series that traverses the country. Participants will race atop Whistler Mountain, starting and finishing in the upper alpine region. There will be steep climbs, sharp descents and craggy wilderness trails. $10 gets you a gondola ride up to the start of the race.

When: Saturday August 21

Where: Whistler Mountain


What: IN-SHUCK-CH DAYS The In-SHUCK-ch Nation hosts In-SHUCK-ch Days, a festival to celebrate In-SHUCK-ch culture and accomplishments. The festival is free of charge, with free food, live music, cultural games and activities. Contact Kelly at (604) 820-6873, ext. 114 for more, or

When: Saturday August 21 and Sunday August 22

Where: Head of the Lake School, Skatin


What: K9 WINE AND DINE FUNDRAISER WAG presents its main event of the year, a fundraiser for lost and abandoned animals. Owners share a fine dining experience with their dogs. They enjoy a gourmet three-course meal accompanied by vintage "Pinot Growlio," all courtesy of the Hilton's executive chef.

When: Saturday August 28, 6 p.m. - 10 p.m.

Where: Hilton Whistler Resort and Spa