Summer celebrations are occurring all over the lower mainland BC, but there are events happening specifically in Langley that you can capture on film, experience in full, and enjoy to your heart’s delight! Some of these are free admission and others may have fees to enter, so check them out.
July 2017 Events in Langley
July 1 – marks the Canada Day celebrations around the nation! In Langley at the Willoughby Community Park there is free admission/parking. Come for fun with the entire family for mini-golf, games, a charity BBQ, inflatables, kids’ zone, a spray park, and food trucks. The stage will have performers in live country music as well as performances, a magic show, and presentation.
July 1st in the Langley Centennial Museum in Fort Langley (or Fort Langley National Historic Site) there will be crafts, old-fashioned games, painting, live performances, and even cake!
July 15 – Jedi in the Plaza, 12pm-3pm, in McBurney Plaza.
July 28-29, Ride Into History at Kwantlen Polytechnic University campus, Langley. Register for this 2-day event at rideintohistory.ca, which includes breakfast, lunch, a scenic ride, Milestones dinner, and an event t-shirt. Part of the proceeds help Big Brothers Big Sisters of Langley. Included in the event is a by donation cruise-in and a live concert (July 28).
July 29, Sports in the Plaza, 12pm-3pm, in McBurney Plaza. If you love games this is for you whether you are in the field or in the sidelines cheering everyone else on. Local sports celebrities will be present, including activities that are interactive, plus the Revolution Martial Arts Obstacle Course. Card and prize giveaways and a BC Sports Hall of Fame will be part of the event. Meet and Greet Photo Opportunities: Langley Rivermen at 12pm–3pm, Fin (Vancouver Canucks) 1:45pm–2:45pm, Jeremy Kennedy (UFC – Revolution Fight Team) 12pm–3pm, Jamie Siraj (BFL – Revolution Fight Team) 12pm–3pm, Spike (Vancouver White Caps) 12pm–1pm, Vancouver Giants 12pm–3pm. This event is free!
July 30 – Aug 1 is Brigade Days, which is happening at the Fort Langley National Historic Site. Discover the Hudson’s Bay Company workers encampment, Royal Engineers, Aboriginal traders and Meti trappers as stories are shared, music is played, and traditional skills are presented, including a Monday 1pm canoe re-enactment of the “Arrival of the Fur Brigades”.
August 2017 Events in Langley
Aug 7 – BC Day Celebrations, from 10am-4:30pm at 9131 King Street, Fort Langley. Trains from the Model Railroad Club will be traveling on their tracks at the BC Farm Museum. Other demonstrations as well, including rope making, grading tomatoes, a working windmill, a working Blacksmith, sawing lumber, plus a children’s scavenger hunt and more! Admission by donation. See: www.bcfma.com
Aug 11, Prospera Cinema Under The Stars (starts at dusk) at Willoughby Park (beside Langley Events Centre. Come to the park with your chairs and/or blankets to reserve your spot and watch a movie on a huge screen underneath the stars. Movies are family-friendly with by-donation refreshments (proceeds help Big Brothers Big Sisters of Langley).
Aug 12, 5th Annual Day of Pos-Abilities, from 11am-5pm at Douglas Park. Information http://pos-abilities.org/calendar/5th-annual-day-of-pos-abilities/
Aug 12 – World in the Music Plaza, 12pm-3-pm, in McBurney Plaza. Music time with musical traditions from around the globe, live performances, acrobatics and dance. Some life performances included will be: Ache Brasil (www.achebrasil.ca), Canadian Celtic folk band Blackthorn (www.blackthornband.com) and others, plus enjoy the Jamaican fire limbo dancer “King Fish” (plus a limbo contest). Show Schedule: 12pm: Hurricanes Korean Youth Drum Association, 12:15pm: King Fish Limbo (followed by Limbo Competition), 1pm: Ache Brasil, 2pm: Blackthorn Band, 2:45pm: Hurricanes Korean Youth Drum Association.
Aug 19, Arts Alive, 10am-5pm, at McBurney Plaza. This signature event visual and performing arts celebration is called Arts Alive Festival in downtown Langley. The streets will be full of numerous participants who include artisans, crafters, fine arts, multicultural venues, and an activity area for the children. This event is free for the entire family.
Aug 20, Community Celebration Day, 11am-3pm, at Douglas Park, Langley. Food, dance, music, art, bouncies, and more, as well as free admission. Information: onlyatthej.com/outreach
Aug 26-27, Utopia Marketplace- Fall Frenzy, 11am-6pm/11am-5pm at the Fort Langley Community Hall. Heck out historic Fort Langley and shop with over 35 specifically chosen vendors, artisans, makers, and bakers! $2 entry, plus enjoy beverages, food carts, free parking, and shopping tote bags.
Aug 27, Longines FEI World Cup Jumping, Gates open at 12pm, activities begin at 12:30pm at Thunderbird Show Park, 6975 284th Street, Langley. Vendors, food trucks, horse jumping, pony rides, live band, and face painting. Information www.tbird.ca
September Events in Langley
Sept 16 – Create It in the Plaza, 12pm-3-pm, in McBurney Plaza.