GO Fest

GO Fest - The Great Outdoors Festival

The Great Outdoors Festival on May long weekend truly embraces everything that Whistler is about and what the local community lives for. Sporting events, music, arts, culture and friendly competition. 

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The sporting events taking place include, mountain biking, running, walking, rafting, DiscGolf, sailing, skiing/snowboarding touring and downhill, canoeing, kayaking and last but not least yoga! These are activities that you can do on a daily basis in Whistler and is what draws in a people from all over the world. The Festival is also bringing back The Great Snow-Earth-Water-Race an event from Whistler's past. 

Friday May 16 - GO Enduro

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Saturday May 17
- The North Face Half Marathon Run Clinic 
- AlpenGlow Fun Run
- The Great Green River Challenge
- DiscGO Disc Golf Tournament
- GO Ski to Sail Regatta

Saturday & Sunday May 17-18
- 5 on 5 Ultimate Frisbee Tournament

Sunday May 18 - The Great Snow-Earth-Water Race

Monday May 19
- The Great Slush Cup
- GO Yoga Jam
- The Great Cheakamus River Extreme Kayak Race

The Art and Culture scene is also a big part of makes Whistler so special, with many talented artistic people both living and visiting Whistler. The environment here not only allows people to be creative but also to showcase their work to an audience that has high appreciation for what they do. The Adventure Film Series part of GoFest combines the great outdoors and creativity. A selection of 20 of the world’s best independent outdoor adventure films from 5 countries will be showing.  

Saturday May 17 
– Whistler Film Festival (WFF) Adventure Film Series
– Painting the Peaks
– Plein Air-Artist Viewings

Sunday May 18
– The GoPro GOShow Presented by Whistler Blackcomb

Monday May 19
– The Chairlift Revue

There will also be live music from Canadian bands playing on the  mainstage in the Village Square throughout the festival.

Friday May 16 Thesheepdogs
– The Sheepdogs, 8pm - 9:30 pm

Saturday May 17
– Foxy Moron, 6pm - 6:30pm & 7pm-9pm
– The Boom Booms, 9pm - 10pm

Sunday May 18
– She Stole My Beer, 8pm - 9:30pm

Monday May 19
– Gordo, 2:30pm - 3:15pm
– Coloured Sky, 4:15pm - 5pm
– Blame the Weekend, 5:15pm-6:00pm

Go Fest is a celebration of the outdoors and here in Whistler we are very fortunate for our surroundings and the actitivites that come with it. It deserves a celebration. 

For more information visit GoFest Whistler.

By: Lodging Ovations May 13, 2014