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The Cranberry Festival draws upwards of 50,000 visitors to the charming area of    Fort Langley every October.

 

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Festivals and Events

Whether it is the rich heritage of the people, or the bounty of the harvest, every season provides a reason to celebrate in Langley.

                                        

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Experience good times at the many festivals and events held year round in Langley. Watch the arts and culture come alive at the annual Cranberry Festival in October, or the International Festival in August. The spirit of the community really shines on special occasions whether Langley is celebrating Canada or the Magic of Christmas. Mark your calendar, and come celebrate with us!

Upcoming Events 

Langley Canada Day JRBQ

July 1
On July 1st from 11:00am-8:00pm, head down to Willoughby Community Centre for a Canada Day Celebration. Featuring music by Rod Black, Washboard Union, Robyn & Ryleigh, and King & Cash. Enjoy the Kids Zone, Spray Park and BBQ. Kids Zone includes face painting, games, races, inflatables and more. All BBQ proceeds go to Basics for Babies. Free admission and parking!

Bard in the Valley Presents Love's Labour's Lost.

July 1 - August 2
Bard in the Valley (BIV) is presenting Shakespeare’s Love’s Labour’s Lost on three outdoor stages in Langley this summer. The play opens on Canada Day in Fort Langley for the first of two performances, then moves to the Township 7 Winery for five performances. The play will then be performed on the theatre company’s home stage, the Spirit Square Stage in downtown Langley, on: July 23, 24, 25 & 26 and July 30, 31, August 1 & 2. This is BIV’s sixth season, presenting lively Shakespearean classics. There is no charge for admission for the performances in Fort Langley and on the Spirit Square Stage. Come and bring your friends, family and a picnic and enjoy this free, outdoor theatrical experience.

Canada Day Giant Cake Celebration

July 1
Celebrate our nation's birthday! Come to Willowbrook Shopping Centre for a complimentary piece of cake from 11am to 2pm (or while limited quantities last) on July 1 at Centre Court by The Body Shop. For more information, visit www.shopwillowbrook.com.

Celebrate Canada Day in Fort Langley

July 1
Celebrate Canada Day where the Province was born in Fort Langley with Museums, Heritage Groups, First Nations Presenters, Multicultural Performers, Musicians, Dancers, Singers, Children's Entertainers, Heritage Presenters, Actors, Authors and more. Head to King Street by the Langley Centennial Museum and BC Farm Museum from 11am until 3pm.

Canada Day

July 1
Celebrate Canada’s 148th Birthday at the site where British Columbia was born. Enjoy multicultural music, cake and ceremony at noon and family activities. Fort Langley’s celebration continues at the neighbouring museums: Langley Centennial Museum and the BC Farm Machinery and Agricultural Museum – be sure to visit us all for a fun-filled day. Free admission.

Chaberton Annual BBQ Fundraiser for LMH

July 1
Join us for our annual BBQ fundraiser for the Langley Memorial Hospital. Doris' Deli will be BBQ'ing a selection of European smokies and weiners. Noon to 4pm. Music by local band: Heist

Langley Community Farmer's Market

May 20 - October 14
Fill your Basket and Feed your Soul at the Langley Community Farmers Market! The LCFM is pleased to welcome Vendors and Customers alike to participate in Langley’s tastiest outdoor market. Throughout the Spring and Summer each Wednesday from 2pm – 6:30pm at the Kwantlen Polytechnic University Campus you will find more than 40 vendors that “Make it, Bake it or Grow it” selling the very best this region has to offer. We are located at Kwantlen University Campus Courtyard, 20901 Langley Bypass, Langley, BC May 20 to October 14!

'First Thursday' free arts evening

July 2
On the first Thursday of each month the Fort Gallery presents a free arts evening. On July 2, 7-9pm we welcome Shelby Wyminga performing her short play Vicissitudes, along with artists Susan Falk and Elizabeth Anderson who will talk about their current show Visual Stories

Dancing in the Park

July 3
Douglas Park (Langley) 5409 206 Street, Langley Dancing for Dessert is once again hosting its outdoor summer dancing drop-in program at the Douglas Park Spirit Square. 7:00pm - 9:00pm Join dancers from their school and other members of the community for a fun night of dancing and music in the park.

Butterfly Release

July 4
The Langley Lodge and Langley Hospice Society are inviting the community to the 2nd Annual Butterfly Release at Krause Berry Farms & Estate Winery - 6179 - 248th street, Langley, on July 4, 2015. The event kicks off at 1:00pm and shortly after hundreds of Monarch Butterflies will be released into the sky. In addition to the butterfly release there will also be entertainment by Trevor Murray. You can release your own Monarch Butterfly through a $20.00 donation. You can register at Langley Lodge, Langley Hospice Society, or onsite at Krause Farms. Theres a limited number of butterflies available so get yours today! Krauser Berry Farms & Estate Winery Address: 6179 - 248st, Langley, BC Phone: (604) 856 - 5757 ext. 204 Email: events@krauseberryfarms.com Langley Lodge Address: 5451 - 204st, Langley, BC Phone: (604) 532 - 4200 Email: foundation@langleylodge.org Website: www.langleylodge.org.fundraising/events/butterflies Langley Hospice Society Address: 20660 - 48 avenue, Langley, BC Phone: (604) 530 - 1115 Email: info@langleyhospice.com Website: www.langleyhospice.com/butterflies

Will Stroet & the Backyard Band

July 4
Saturday, July 4 at 10:00am - 1:00pm Douglas Park (Langley) 5409 206 Street, Will Stroet and the Backyard Band are coming to the City to perform a FREE concert on Saturday, July 4. The band will be on stage from 11:00am to 12:00pm and there will be games and activities for the family before and after the concert.For more information about Will Stroet & the Backyard Band check out their website at http://willmusic.ca/

Aldergrove Summer Farmer's Market

May 30 - September 26
Seasonal Fraser Valley Farm produce and food products, Flowers, Plants, Fruit, Jams, Spices, Hand-made soaps & Oils, Jewelry, Arts & Crafts, Music and much more. Every Saturday from May 30th until September 26th from 9:00am-2:00pm.

The Artful Dodger Open Mic

May 3 - December 20
Every Sunday The Artful Dodger Pub in Langley Hosts "Open Mic with Roger Potter" from 6pm till 10pm Acoustic Based. All Ages till 9pm. Roger Potter is Sponsored by Long & McQuade and Darkwood Drums.

5 weeks of Summer Drama Day Camps

July 6
A week at Imagine That! Productions Drama Camp gives young people (8-16 yrs) the opportunity to use their imagination, creativity, and performance expression within a focused and structured curriculum. Drama Camp covers acting, improv/theatre sports games, voice and movement as well as working on the development of a play that will be presented for family and friends on the Friday afternoon; all campers will be given a role in the play! With a lot of fun games and creative activities spread throughout each day, committed Drama Campers will gain confidence and self-esteem.

BeYOUtiful Bridal Show

July 7
60+ vendors Free Parking Over 60 Door Prizes to be WON! Connect with us on facebook for more details

CLAY MAKERS WORKSHOP

July 8 - August 12
Make something beautiful from a block of clay! Have fun handbuilding clay into functional and decorative forms with coils, slabs, and tools! Each person will begin with a 2.5 kg block of air dry clay (more can be purchased at the studio) and a collection of hand tools. Bring photos for inspiration to design and build your own unique piece. You can make a vase or bowl, sculpt an animal or decorative trinket box, or build anything you can imagine! Once the piece is dry we’ll explore different types of varnishes and mediums to seal and beautify it. Level: Beginner – Intermediate (Ages 16 – Adult) MORE INFO & TO REGISTER: http://themakersroom.com/clay-makers/

Painting pARTy - benefits Kids Breakfast club

July 9
You are invited to Join us at the Mocha Room Coffee House for a painting pARTy! Partial proceeds will go to Langley City Kids Breakfast Club. No experience of artistic skill required, Local artist Freda Lombard will guide you step by step in creating a master piece of your own. Click on the website link to learn more!

Tip'n Taste

July 10
On July 10th, join the Langley Rotary Clubs as they host the Tip 'n Taste at Cascades Casino Resort! From 6pm until 9:30pm enjoy food samples and great beers from breweries both large and small! (Wine and coolers too). Tickets are $30 per person.

Dancing in the Park

July 10
Friday, July 10 at 7:00pm - 9:00pm Douglas Park (Langley) 5409 206 Street Dancing for Dessert is once again hosting its outdoor summer dancing drop-in program at the Douglas Park Spirit Square. Join dancers from their school and other members of the community for a fun night of dancing and music in the park.

BBQ Master Brian Misko from House of Q

July 11
Head down to JD Farms on Saturday, July 11th from 11am-2pm. Brain Misko will be giving tips about BBQ and the book signing: Grilling with House of Q! There will also be BBQ'd Pulled Turkey Samples, yum!

A Day of Pos-Abilities

July 11
Saturday, July 11 at 11:00am - 3:00pm Douglas Park (Langley) 5409 206 Street "A Day of Pos-Abilities" is our premier annual showcase event. Designed to promote understanding, inclusion and enthusiasm about issues that face people with disabilities. We are planning displays which will include: • attractive, interesting items for sale in our Marketplace, • a selection of mouth-watering food, • entertainment -- something for everyone, • a performers merchandise tent, • displays and personnel from other organizations, • and an area for fun and educational children's activities.

14th Annual Erikson's Daylily Gardens Open House

July 11
Saturday and Sunday July 11th and 12th, 10 am to 4pm each day. Come and visit the gardens at peak bloom time and see thousands of daylilies, lilies, hostas, rare and unusual trees, shrubs and perennials! Local garden-related exhibitors will be on hand as well as the VanDusen Master Gardeners to answer your questions, the Aldergrove Daylily Society and their fun raffle, and the soft sounds of Judy Henry playing her harp. This yearly event is to help support local charities - this year the BC Childrens Hospital and the Langley Christmas Bureau. Admission is by donation. Please note that these are private gardens, so sadly we are unable to accommodate wheelchairs, strollers and walkers. Children are welcome but must be kept with you at all times. No pets please.

George Preston Farmer's Market

July 11 - September 6
Where do you go to find locally grown produce and crafted goods? The Farm & Maker Market held in Brookswood is where you go to find locally made item and fresh grown foods this summer. Market days are July 11th, July 25th, August 9th, August 22nd and September 6th. The Market is located in George Preston Recreation Centre from 1:00pm till 6:00pm.

Critter Care's Open House

July 12 - July 13
On Saturday and Sunday, July 12 + 13, Critter Care Wildlife will be hosting an Open House Fundraising Event and we would love for you to join us!Admission for Adults: $2, Kids free! The doors will open from 11 am to 4 pm. Come early and book right away your tour. Have fun and talk to different organizations. Check out our saleable table & our craters. Enjoy delicious food, refreshments and ice-cream and meet new friends, connect with old ones, and learn more about Native Mammals from B.C. For more information check our website: www.crittercarewildlife.org Please join us and spread the word!

Boppin' in the Park

July 17
6:00pm - 8:00pm Douglas Park (Langley) 5409 206 Street Come out to the park with family and friends for an evening of live music. Hosted by You've Gotta Have Friends, non-profit organization, in partnership with the City of Langley.

Aldergrove Fair Days

July 17 - July 19
Join us for the 103rd Annual Aldergrove Fair Days – one of BC’s best small town fairs, with world-class fun for the whole family! From traditional agricultural and prize exhibit displays to the World Zucchini Luge Championships, from classic midway rides to the World Fast Draw Championships, the Aldergrove Fair has something for everybody!

Legendary Water Fight

July 18
Saturday, July 18 at 2:00pm - 4:00pm Al Anderson Memorial Pool 4949 207 Street, Langley Join us for an afternoon of fun as we battle the lifeguards and the fire department for the ultimate win. Admission is $5/person. Regular pool admission policies apply

Open Air Sale

July 18
On Saturday July 18th, from 11am to 3pm for shopping in Downtown Langley! Fantastic sales will once again be happening both out doors and in-stores as part of the 2015 Open Air Sale. This is the perfect opportunity to shop local, discover hidden gems, and uncover a great bargain or two. Enjoy all sorts of great entertainment including the popular Discover Downtown Scavenger Hunt. Downtown Dollar prizes totaling over $1000!

Canada's Parks Day: Brae Island Paddle and Pedal

July 18
Come try your skill in a kayak on the Bedford Channel or be part of a group paddling a 12-seat voyageur canoe. Enjoy campsite activities at Fort Camping or pedal a four-wheel bicycle on a skills circuit. Brae Island Regional Park, 1:00-3:00pm All equipment provided. Hosted by the Derby Reach Brae Island Parks Association.

Hot Rod Sunday at Willowbrook

July 19
The British Columbia Hot Rod Association will be holding Hot Rod Sunday at Willowbrook Shopping Centre from 10am to 4pm on Sunday, July 19 on the northwest parking lot of the centre (near Toys R Us). There will be up to 200 hot rods, vintage, classic, and custom cars and trucks showcased at this free public event! Come check out the vehicles, plus enjoy an awards presentation, musical entertainment, 50/50 raffle, door prize draws, food and automotive-related vendor sales taking place all day! For more information, visit bchra.ca.

PET PORTRAIT WORKSHOP (AGES 8-16)

July 23 - August 27
Paint a portrait of your pet cat or dog or horse or ??? Kids ages 8-16 will learn how to transpose an image of their pet to a 16″x20″ canvas and paint in a pop art or realism style. Cost: $225 (includes all material)

Bard in the Valley

July 23
Thursday, July 23 at 7:00pm Douglas Park (Langley) 5409 206 StreetLove’s Labour’s Lost by William ShakespeareAll performances in Douglas Park are Free to attend.

Ride Into History

July 24 - July 25
The goal of the Ride into History is to celebrate motorcycling while raising awareness for homelessness. Proceeds from the event go to The Salvation Army Gateway of Hope who recognize that all people have histories and are working towards bettering their futures.

Bard in the Valley

July 24
Friday, July 24 at 7:00pm Douglas Park (Langley) 5409 206 Street Love’s Labour’s Lost by William Shakespeare All performances in Douglas Park are Free to attend

Bard in the Valley

July 25 - August 1
Love’s Labour’s Lost by William Shakespeare.Saturday, July 25 at 7:00pm Douglas Park (Langley) 5409 206 Street. All performances in Douglas Park are Free to attend.

Art in the Plaza

July 25
Head down to McBurney Plaza on Saturday July 25th from 12pm till 3pm. Art is thriving and can be found almost everywhere you look in Downtown Langley. Visit McBurney Plaza and enjoy presentations by local painters, cartoonists and sculptors. Bring out your inner artist and try your hand at your very own masterpiece - no experience required!

Picnic in the Park #2

July 25
Bring a picnic and join us for a garden outing, including garden tours, live music, and fun activities for the whole family. Limited barbecue and snacks will be available by donation. 10am - 12pm.

Bard in the Valley

July 26
Love’s Labour’s Lost by William Shakespeare. Sunday, July 26 at 2:00pm Douglas Park (Langley) 5409 206 Street. All performances in Douglas Park are Free to attend.

Brigade Days

August 1 - August 3
Join HBC workers, Aboriginal traders, and trappers as they swap stories, play music, and show off traditional skills such as carding and spinning wool and open fire cooking. The weekend features a large period encampment, and the “Arrival of the Fur Brigades” canoe re-enactment at 1 pm Monday. Regular admission, free for annual pass holders.

Civic Holiday at Chaberton Winery

August 3
Darla & Roy will be singing up a storm! Two food trucks, "Hot Grandma's Kitchen" and "Casalinga Carts", will be here and they'll both be open for business in our parking lot! Pick up s bottle of your favourite wine from our Wine Shop to enjoy with the food and music. A selection of gourmet cheeses, pates, cold cuts, crackers and chocolates will also be available in the Wine Shop.

Animals in the Plaza

August 8
Do you love things that crawl, slither, hop, and climb? Or maybe you prefer the cuddlier four legged friends. Join fellow animal lovers in McBurney Plaza from 12pm till 3pm, for a fun filled day of animal education and partake in some fun & fabulous animal crafts. . Do you love things that crawl, slither, hop, and climb? Or maybe you prefer the cuddlier four legged friends. Join fellow animal lovers in McBurney Plaza for a fun filled day of animal education and partake in some fun & fabulous animal crafts.

MEC Langley Duathlon

August 9
MEC Langley is very excited to be adding a duathlon to the triathlon event on Sunday August 9th. The event starts at the WC Blair Recreation Centre in Langley with a 5k run, followed by a 20k cycling leg that heads south toward the US border and the quiet, mostly flat rural roads of the Langley area. After completing the cycling portion, there will be another 5k run repeating the same course as the initial 5k. The run segment is a 5km out-and-back that heads west of WC Blair. This event will be chip-timed to ensure accurate results for each finisher, with medals for top male and female finishers in each age category. Participants must be 16 years of age or older.

MEC Langley Sprint Triathlon

August 9
MEC Langley is very excited to be hosting the triathlon again, on Sunday August 9th, after such a successful inaugural event! This short format (sprint distance) tri is ideal for those looking to complete their first multi-sport event, as well as a great training event for experienced triathletes. The event starts at the WC Blair Recreation Centre in Langley with a 750m pool swim. A rolling start will ensure participants have plenty of space for the swim. The cycling leg is a 20km route that heads south toward the US border and the quiet, mostly flat rural roads of the Langley area. The run segment is a 5km out-and-back that heads west of WC Blair. This event will be chip-timed to ensure accurate results for each finisher, with medals for top male and female finishers in each age category. Participants must be 16 years of age or older.

22nd Annual Arts Alive Festival

August 15
On Saturday August 15th from 10am to 5pm marks the 22nd Annual Arts Alive Festival. With over 200 visual and performing artists, our festival has become a signature event in the lower mainland. This free, family event features live musical performances, artists and artisans showcasing a myriad of mediums, live demonstrations, a children's venue and special performance surprises throughout the day!

Campbell Valley Wine Route Summer Wine Fest

August 16
Join us the four wineires of the Campbell Valley Wine Route (Backyard, Chaberton, Township 7 and Vista d'oro) for a fun filled afternoon in the Campbell Valley's very own wine region. Each winery will host guests to live music, complementary culinary offerings and tastings of their newest releases. Starting at noon until 4pm on August 16th!

ENCAUSTIC PAINTING & BEYOND

August 19 - August 26
Learn and experiment with encaustic painting techniques In this inspiring 2-day workshop you’ll learn to layer and fuse wax, build up colours and scrape them away to reveal the layers beneath, work with oil pigments, embed paper, fabric and objects – and so much more! You’ll go away with two completed pieces! Level: Beginner-Intermediate (Ages 16-Adult) Cost: $160 (includes all material)

Fork & Finger Foodie Event

August 22
Calling all Foodies! On Saturday August 22nd from 11am to 4 pm, join us to celebrate the unique and delicious restaurants located in Downtown Langley. Visit McBurney Plaza for exciting food demonstrations by local chefs. Reward yourself by participating in the Passport Program and you could win Downtown Dollar prizes totaling over $1000!

Butterfly Release

August 28
Join us in our beautiful outdoor courtyard for entertainment and refreshments as we release painted lady butterflies. Make a wish, commemorate a family event or release in the memory of a loved one. All proceeds from the purchase of butterflies will be donated to the Langley Memorial Hospital Foundation. Limited number of butterflies available. Call today to reserve yours!

Bicycle Trek for Life & Breath

September 12 - September 13
Join us on September 12th and 13th for an incredible 2-day, 200km ride through BC's picturesque Fraser Valley! Riding from White Rock to Cultus Lake and back, enjoy an unforgettable weekend getaway that includes all food, accommodation, entertainment, gear transportation and medical & mechanical support - all by committing to fundraise only $500 in support of the BC Lung Association’s fight against lung disease! Who: You! Bring friends and family if you like! When: Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 12-13th, 2015 Where: Fraser Valley To Register: Space is limited! For more info or to register, visit www.bicycletrek.ca, call the BC Lung Association at 604.731.5864 or email trek@bc.lung.ca. Registration is $25 per teammate before July 1st ($40 each after that day). Bicycle Trek for Life and Breath is a fundraiser for the BC Lung Association. All event proceeds support vital lung health and air quality research, education & advocacy. Follow Trek on Facebook! http://on.fb.me/1JwGan6

10th Annual BBQ OFF the Bypass

September 13
"The 10th annual BBQ OFF the Bypass will take place on Sunday September 13th at #117-20353-64 Avenue, Langley. The event is FREE to the public with live music, interesting displays, tasty vendors and delicious BBQ samples. The BBQ on the Bypass is also the site of the Great BC Bake Off, an annual amateur pie baking competition, open to the public" Details: 10th Annual BBQ OFF the Bypass Sunday September 13th, 2015 10am-4pm

Circus in the Plaza

September 26
Head down to McBurney Plaza on Saturday September 26th from 12pm till 3pm for Circus in the Plaza! The Circus is coming to town! Expect to see stilt walking, juggling, unicycles, carnival games, face painting, balloon twisting and more. Immerse yourself in the circus experience as you test out your own skills and maybe you’ll be running away to join the circus one day!

The 2nd Annual Christmas Show

November 13 - November 15
Shop, learn, taste and experience the best the holiday season has to offer at the 2nd Annual Christmas Show – at the Langley Events Centre November 13, 14, 15, 2015. Parking is FREE! Three fun filled days of reveling in the contagious holiday spirit right in the Heart of The Fraser Valley! Featuring 200 holiday décor, fashion, food and gift exhibitors, it’s a shopping extravaganza not to be missed. Visitors will be treated to an exciting schedule of guest appearances on the main stage. Lots of activities for the kids, not to mention each child will receive a FREE picture with Santa. O’ and let’s not forget the adults…what about a free picture wearing his/her crazy/ugly Christmas Sweater! For more information visit our website or contact us at 604.613.9419.

West Coast Christmas Show & Marketplace

November 20 - November 22
The most unique Christmas gifts you will ever find, created by both artisans and favourite manufacturers. Hundreds of vendors under one roof; old fashioned Christmas activities for the children, Santa and his elves, local community and school groups singing Christmas carols, a Festival of beautifully decorated Christmas trees, home decor & Holiday cooking stage presentations... Experience the magic of Christmas and create family holiday memories at The West Coast Christmas Show, November 20, 21 & 22, 2015 at Tradex in Abbotsford, with free parking.

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