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!
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!
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.
Art show celebrating 100 years of rail in Fort Langley
July 15 - August 2
The Fort gallery is full steam ahead with the upcoming juried show '100 Years on Track' marking 100 years of CN Rail in Fort Langley. Nine emerging and established local artists share their visual musings on theme of railways and railway culture. Deb DeJong * Barbara Ferris * Vladimir Kostka * Kristin Krimmel * Barbara Adrienne Moore * Joy Munt * Chantal New * Jim Unger * Rosemary Wallace Come to the Fort Gallery Jul 15 - Aug 2 to enjoy these works and share your Railway perspectives! Opening reception Friday July 17, 7-9pm The Fort Gallery,
9048 Glover Road, Fort Langley, B.C. www.fortgallery.ca Twitter/Instagram @fortgallery email@example.com Gallery Hours: Wednesday – Sunday, noon - 5pm
Murrayville House Movie Nights in the Park
July 22 - August 5
Movie Nights in the Park presented by Murrayville House are starting July 22nd with Back to the Future, July 25th Home and August 5th is Pirates of the Caribbean. All movies start at dusk at Denny Ross Memorial park, but family activities on each day begin at 4pm. Moviegoers are asked to bring a non-perishable food item for the Salvation Army Community Food Bank.
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.
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.
Fraser Common Farm is hosting the third annual Come Forage farm dinner event, conceived and created by, Chef Chris Whittaker of Forage restaurant. A terrific chef, local award winning beer from Four Winds brewing, superb wine from Lotusland vineyards, cheeses from Farm House, local, ethically raised pork from Laurica Farm, live entertainment, and of course certified organic produce grown right here on the farm. This will be the perfect way to spend a Sunday evening on the farm! Upon arrival you will take a farm tour and assist Chef Whittaker by foraging items for the evening meal. Next a reception with complimentary beverages, and musical guests, followed by a truly remarkable, and taste tantalizing dinner. Nestled in the Fraser Valley, Fraser Common has been committed to providing social and educational experiences for more than thirty years. By attending this fundraising dinner, you are helping to continue the work and vision of the farm.
Civic Holiday at Chaberton Winery
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.
Fort Langley Brigade Days
On Monday, August 3rd, you are invited to join the Fort Langley Canoe Club as they re-enact the voyageurs' arrival at the Fort to trade their furs. The fun starts at 7:30 a.m. when we take a bus to Matsqui, launch our boats in the Fraser River, and paddle downstream for a 1 p.m. arrival back in Fort Langley. No paddling experience is required. The cost for this event is $35.00. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
"The trains are coming...the trains are coming..."
Visit the BC Farm Museum, Aug 1-3rd from 10 am to 3 pm and see the Fraser Valley G Scale Friends operate a large portable model train layout where they run garden scale trains using electric and live steam locomotives. Admission by donation. 9131 King Street, Ft Langley, BC
BC Day Family Fun
Celebrate BC Day with some family fun at the Farm Museum in Fort Langley. The Model G Railroad Club will be showing all weekend. On Monday we add live historic demonstrations, music, scavenger hunt and much more. 9131 King Street
Langley Eats Local
2:00-6:30pm Celebrate local meats, produce, cheeses, wines and more at this annual sustainable food festival! Free children's farm and food activities, free canning demonstration for adults. In partnership with the Langley Community Farmers Market, in the Langley Kwantlen Polytechnic campus courtyard (20901 Langley Bypass).
Prospera Credit Union Cinema Under the Stars
August 7 - August 20
Prospera's Cinema Under The Stars is a movie broadcast on a massive screen in an outdoor setting. This event begins at dusk in Willoughby Park located on 200th street beside the Langley Events Centre. Bring your own blankets or chairs and come early as seating is first come, first served. There will be popcorn and activities for the kids. Donations collected at this event go to Big Brothers Big Sisters Langley. On August 7th they will be showing Home and August 20th they will be showing Cinderella
Meteor Shower Watch and Walk: Astronomy Event Aldergrove Lake Regional Park
On Saturday August 8th at the Aldergrove Bowl entrance, please join us at our annual Perseid Meteor Shower Watch at Aldergrove Lake Regional Park. Gaze at the sky through telescopes, meet astronomers and walk lantern-lit trails. Crafts, fun learning activities, music and entertainment. Overnight camping available; campers must arrive between 5 and 8 pm. Event runs rain or shine. This year, Aldergrove Elks Lodge #66 will provide an evening concession with coffee, hot chocolate and snacks. In addition, campers can enjoy a Sunday morning breakfast. CASH ONLY. Proceeds support BC Elks Association and Aldergrove community initiatives.
Garden Party & Tour
In the lovely setting of Michaud Heritage House you can stroll through the beautiful garden featuring delightful and whimsical scenarios, enjoy tea and delicious scones and sit by the river listening to live music. The proceeds from this event are donated to the Grandmothers to Grandmothers campaign. This campaign supports the African grandmothers raising their grandchildren due to HIV/AIDS. Sponsored by the Langley Gogos Saturday, August 8th 5202-204th st. Langley (near Portage Park) 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Tickets at the door
Animals in the Plaza
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.
The Water Shed hosts a Community Feast :: Oil & Vinegar
Join us for a night of incredible food, drink and celebration. Showcasing oils and balsamics from local business 'All of Oils', Water Shed chef Jenn Cornish will be preparing a 3 course meal to tantalize the taste buds. Glenn and Kimm from 'All of Oils' will be with us for the night and opportunity will be given during the feast to hear about the world of oil vinegar and food. There is both a vegetarian ($35) and meat lovers option ($40). Call or stop in at The Water Shed or All of Oils (Langley branch) in order to reserved your space.
MEC Langley Sprint Triathlon
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.
MEC Langley Duathlon
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.
22nd Annual Arts Alive Festival
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
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)
West Fine Art Show
August 20 - August 23
The West Fine Art Show is a unique partnership with the Langley Hospice Society and West Fine Art Society, responsible for creating and bringing one of BC’s largest and most prestigious artists to the Fraser Valley. Our 6th Annual West Fine Art Show and Sale, and will be hosted by Langley’s Thunderbird Show Park, August 20th to 23rd, 2015 during one of their International Hunter Jumper Shows - The CSI2’ & WCHR Summer Fort Festival, which draws competitors from around the world, and spectators galore. This show creates some fabulous opportunities to interact with the artists who are onsite throughout the weekend, and is open to the public. Here’s some footage of JoyTV’s coverage of last year’s West Fine Art Show at the Thunderbird: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vyId5jgSOGE. For more information and a list of participating artists visit www.westart.ca
August 22 - August 23
On August 22 & 23rd, the Langley's International Festival Society is celebrating its 15th annual festival at the 'Willoughby Community Park' just outside the Langley Events Centre, located at 7888 - 200 Street. Both days will be full of entertainments as hundreds of dancers and musicians from different cultures have been confirmed to perform on the Main stage. At the Food Pavilion, you will find 15 food vendors having different cultural foods, over 60 vendors from around the world selling items like handmade jewellery, clothing, and gifts, and many other activities such as International Pavilions, Art Gallery, rides, Parade of Nations, and so on. Everyone is cordially invited to come and enjoy multicultural entertainment through colorful ethnic performances, visual arts, visiting an international marketplace, taste different cultural foods, and many more activities. The entry will be by donation $2/each or $5/family.
Fork & Finger Foodie Event
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!
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 email@example.com. 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
Susan Tang, Piano
The program will include works by Ives, Ligeti and Chopin. Tickets are $18 for Adults, $15 for Seniors and $10 for Students. Commentary & Coffee 2:30PM, 3:30 PM Concert. Rose Gellert Hall Langley Community Music School 4899 207th Street Langley, BC V3A 2E4 Tel: 604-534-2848
10th Annual BBQ OFF the Bypass
"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
Flatiron Art in the Park
Saturday, September 19 at 12:00pm - 5:00pm 23230 Billy Brown Road, Fort Langley Come and join us for our first "Art in the Park" exhibition at FLATIRON, Bedford Landing, Fort Langley. Judy Nygren, Pat Barker Art of the Pencil Studio, as well as myself, Susan Galick Artist, will be holding our first exhibition as a group. Please join us to mingle, watch us demo plus listen to awesome jazz music by local musician Dave Quinn of RazzMaJazz. Our galleries will also be open. Dave Quinn will be performing a duo of jazz from 1:00 to 4:00 pm. RazzMaJazz is a popular local band playing each Saturday at Leləm’ Arts and Cultural Cafe. Located in the award-winning community of Bedford Landing, the FLATIRON shares the name of New York’s iconic landmark. While most people think the building got its name from its resemblance to a cast-iron household iron, in fact, the triangular area where it was built, contained by Broadway, Fifth Avenue, 22nd Avenue and 23rd Streets, had been known as the Flat Iron District, long before the building’s construction. You’ll find the Flatiron in Fort Langley, located across from the Bedford Channel and the Fort-to-Fort Trail.
Circus in the Plaza
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!
Nikita Pogrebnoy, viola & Henri-Paul Sicsic, piano
Program will feature masterworks for viola and piano including the sonorous Brahms f minor Sonata. Tickets are: Adult $18 | Senior $15 | Student $10 Commentary & Coffee 2:30PM, 3:30PM Concert. Rose Gellert Hall 4899 207th Street Langley, BC V3A 2E4 Tel: 604-534-2848
This Montreal based baroque ensemble brings a fascinating blend of European polyphony and Latin American traditional music together in an unusual way through a programme called Salsa Baroque. This unique ensemble will highlight music of Latin America and Spain of the 17th and 18th Century. Tickets are: Adult $18 | Senior $15 | Student $10. Commentary & Coffee 2:30PM, 3:30PM Concert. Rose Gellert Hall 4899 207th Street Langley, BC V3A 2E4 Tel: 604-534-2848
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.
Mercer Park Duo
The cello and piano duo has commissioned and premiered numerous new Canadian works - hear the highlights of multiple collaborations. Tickets are: Adult $18 | Senior $15 | Student $10. Commentary & Coffee 2:30PM, 3:30PM Concert Rose Gellert Hall 4899 207th Street Langley, BC V3A 2E4 Tel: 604-534-2848
Benjamin Butterfield, tenor & Sarah Hagan, piano
Regarded by the Washington Post as a tenor who sings “...with taste, authority and agility,” Benjamin Butterfield joins “outstandingly inventive” pianist Sarah Hagen in concert. Their recital will explore a wealth of vocal repertoire spanning from the masterful Schumann’s Dichterliebe to the modern day Art Songs of Randy Newman. Tickets are: Adult $25 | Senior $22 | Student $16 LCMS Student $10. Rose Gellert Hall 4899 207th Street Langley, BC V3A 2E4 Tel: 604-534-2848