GO Fest Whistler Satisfies Hipster’ish Urges This May Long Weekend

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Pack the plaid and the camera for Victoria Day Long Weekend Events May 19-22, 2017

WHISTLER, BC May 16, 2017 – We might not want to admit it, but we all have a little hipster in us that just wants to get out there and play. Don some plaid, lace up those hikers and roam and explore with likeminded creative creatures at GO Fest Whistler this May Long Weekend May 19-22, 2017.

Forged Axe Throwing – Friday, May 19
Who doesn’t love a primal thrill here and there? Get that plaid flannel into its natural habitat from noon to 4 p.m. at Whistler’s new axe throwing facility in Function Junction.

Wine About Art at the Crystal Lodge Gallery – Friday, May 19
This hands-on painting experience is so Bob Ross, but with wine instead of…umm, never mind. Sip, relax, paint and laugh while an artist guides you through techniques to create your painting from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Under An Arctic Sky Film with Speaker Chris Burkard – Saturday, May 20
As part of the Whistler Film Festival Adventure Film Series, “Under an Arctic Sky” will have its Whistler premiere on Saturday, May 20 at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. Director and Instagram super-influencer Chris Burkard, who has over 2.6 million followers, will introduce the film with an inspiring presentation.

Digital Camera Photography Workshop – Saturday, May 20
If you didn’t post it on Instagram, did it really happen? This Digital Photography Workshop, taught by Jeff Boyce of Photography Whistler, will give participants hands-on experience in the field with their digital cameras so they can master photo techniques that will elevate their shots to #instagood status.

Alpine Dogs Training Tips & Tricks – Sunday, May 21
What’s cooler than a dog? A well-trained dog. Learn some party tricks, and tips for a well behaved dog at training sessions starting at noon and going until 4 p.m. Bring your leashed pooch along and meet at the Florence Peterson Park beside the Library. Proceeds from donations will go to Whistler Animals Galore.

River of Golden Dreams self-guided tour – Saturday, May 20 and Sunday, May 21
“This weekend I floated down the River of Golden Dreams.” Can you beat that “humble brag”? No, you cannot. Access GO Fest pricing for this magical May Long weekend experience, provided by Backroads Whistler, where you paddle your own canoe, kayak or double kayak along one of Whistler’s most special waterways.

Choose your own adventure, all weekend long
Don’t forget to look at the schedule to find out what is going on and sign up for events. Space is limited in some events so be sure to sign up in advance, if possible.

GO Fest Free Concert Series
On the free concert front, 54•40 will launch the live music series planned for GO Fest at 7:30 p.m. on Friday night, May 19, as they perform from their incredible catalogue of hit songs. On Saturday, May 20, at 3 p.m., MAZACOTE, will lay down some world dance party vibes before breakout indie band The Zolas, follows later that night at 7:30 p.m. On Sunday, May 21 up and comers //AMISTAD// will play at 3 p.m. followed by the instantly recognizable sounds of Dear Rouge. The duo will wind up GO Fest Whistler’s May Long weekend, free concert series, in Village Square at 7:30 p.m.

Learn more about all of the events and activities at GO Fest, Whistler Great Outdoors Festival, and see the schedule of events by visiting www.greatoutdoorsfest.com and stay connected for updates and inspiration by following www.facebook.com/greatoutdoorsfest, and @GOFestWhistler on Instagram and Twitter.


Media Notes: Additional photos for GO Fest, Whistler’s Great Outdoors Festival, are available upon request. Please credit the attached photo to Clint Trahan.

Social Tags: @GOFestWhistler, @RMWhistler

About GO Fest, Whistler’s Great Outdoors Festival
GO Fest, Whistler’s Great Outdoors Festival, takes place May 19-22, 2017 and celebrates the convergence of winter and summer in North America’s premier four-season mountain resort. GO Fest is an initiative of the Resort Municipality of Whistler and is funded through the Resort Municipality Initiative. Part of the Festivals, Events and Animation Program, GO Fest is one component of the larger May Long Weekend Initiative. Learn more at www.greatoutdoorsfest.com.

About the Resort Municipality of Whistler
The Resort Municipality of Whistler (RMOW) is a destination resort community, local government organization, and leader in providing municipal programs, services, progressive planning and infrastructure for almost 12,000 residents and three million annual visitors. Situated in the Coast Mountains of British Columbia, Whistler was the Host Mountain Resort for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. Our vision: to be the premier mountain resort community as we move towards sustainability.