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FESTIVALS AND EVENTS 2014

Here’s a list of festivals and events that take place in beautiful Langley, British Columbia, throughout the year.


 Langley Community Farmer’s Market
May to October – Wednesdays 2:00 to 6:00 pm
Kwantlen University Campus Courtyard, 20901 Langley Bypass
Contact info@langleycommunityfarmersmarket.com

Every Wednesday afternoon from spring to fall, you will find more than 30 vendors that “Make it, Bake it or Grow it”, selling the very best this region has to offer.

 Cycle for Sight
Cycle for Sight is a fully supported, one-day cycling event that will take place Saturday, June 7, 2014 in support of the Foundation Fighting Blindness. Whether you're a cycling enthusiast or leisure rider, riding a single or tandem bike, Cycle for Sight will be the perfect one-day ride! We offer different distance options, free training and personalized support every step of the way. Go to cycleforsight.ca  to REGISTER TODAY for only $25!

This unforgettable ride in West Langley is all about you - if the longer distance options aren't enough of a challenge, then ride them faster. If the shorter options seem insanely challenging, then take your time and enjoy the scenery. You'll be supported and encouraged from the day you register until you cross the finish line!

There will be a rest stop along the way where riders can STOP and grab a snack, take a washroom break and rehydrate.  You will receive plenty of encouragement from team members, volunteers and fellow Cycle for Sight supporters along the way. Cycle for Sight will provide support vehicles en route, bike mechanics and EMS for your safety.  

West Coast Cycle for Sight has four distance options:
33 km (1 loop), 66 km (2 loops), 99 km (3 loops) or 132 km (4 loops)

Community Day Parade & Celebration
Third Saturday every June - 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Contact events@langleycity.ca

The parade takes place on Fraser Highway between 201Aand 207 Streets. Following the parade is Community Day in Douglas Park, filled with displays, entertainment, great food and family activities.

The Canadian Festival of Chili and BBQ
 
Welcome to the oldest and largest competition of its kind in Canada. June 21 is the BC Chili Championships and June 22 is the BC BBQ Championships. Come experience a real Southern Style Chili & BBQ Contest and take in the sights, smells and tastes from over forty competition teams! All donations received support the BC Professional Fire Fighter’s Burn Fund.

City Chic Fashion Show & Open Air Sale
Third Saturday every July - 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Contact events@downtownlangley.com

Downtown Langley businesses will be hosting sales outdoors and in-store that will appeal to the bargain hunter in all of us!  Browse and shop to your heart’s content and then complete your day with us as McBurney Plaza transforms into a fashion show runway, where local businesses have come together to bring you an exciting experience featuring the latest in women’s fashions and accessories.

  21st Annual Arts Alive Festival
Third Saturday every August - 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Contact artsalive@downtownlangley.com

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!

Downtown Fork & Finger Food Event
Forth Saturday every August – 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Contact events@downtownlangley.com

The sidewalks of the Fraser Highway one-way will entice your senses with the delicious aromas of cuisine from around the world, gourmet specialties dishes and decadent desserts! Take in cooking demonstrations at the culinary stage, participate in the cupcake eating contest and enjoy tasting all our downtown has to offer. 

Langley Good Times Cruise In
First Saturday in September following Labour Day – 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
Contact www.langleycruise-in.com

One of North America’s largest outdoor car shows. Over 1,500 cars and 50,000 people come out for this exciting day.

BBQ on the Bypass

Sunday, September 14th – 10 am to 6 pm
Contact: angie@wellseasoned.ca
 
This event takes place at 20771 Langley By-Pass and is the most popular BBQ competition in the lower mainland. Teams from all over the Pacific Northwest are invited and there’s always lots to eat and do all day.

Magic of Christmas Parade & Country Christmas
First Saturday in December – 6 pm to 8 pm
Contact events@langleycity.ca

The parade takes place on Fraser Highway between 203 and 207 Streets. Country Christmas follows at the Douglas Recreation Centre with the Mayor of Langley City kicking off the “tree lighting” ceremony, and lots of entertainment and family activities.

Our parades, musical events, art festivals and community celebrations happen because we want to provide free, family fun for everyone. We want to welcome one and all to this special place... So please spend a day in Douglas Park watching talented musicians, experience Arts Alive and its wonderful array of visual and performing artists or come join the thousands that cheer on our Community Day and Christmas Parades. But it doesn’t stop there—we also offer spectacular live evening entertainment at our Cascades Casino show lounge. Check out the links to the right for current and up-to-date events happening throughout our community!

THINKING OF OPENING A BUSINESS?

Thinking about opening up a business in downtown Langley? Click below to check out our new tool called Spacelist, that shows you lease rates, square footage, availability, listing agents and the exact location of every available commercial property in our BIA.

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TWO AMAZING VIDEOS

In the first video, Ryan Mund from Opus Art Supplies Video Production worked with Teri James & other Arts Alive sponsors & supporters to create a video that emphasized the importance of art as it pertains to businesses and the community.

In the second video, The City of Langley Development Services & Economic Development Department continue to aggressively and cost–effectively promote and market the City in a wide variety of means. The City of Langley video is appropriately titled “The Place To Be!’ Showcasing the City in a dynamic visual format interspersed with testimonials from the Mayor and selected business and community leaders.

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LIKE US ON FACEBOOK!

"LIKE" us on Facebook and keep up with the latest happenings in our downtown. Every month the first 100 people to LIKE us will be entered in a draw to win $152 Downtown Dollars which can be spent at any of the 40 participating businesses!

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ORGANIC WASTE SOLUTION

Did you know that Metro Vancouver has mandated that all organic material must be diverted out of waste mainstream by December 31, 2014.

To help you get a head start, the Downtown Langley Business Association and Northwest Waste Solutions are offering a special opportunity to local merchants.

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GET FRESH BUSINESS ENHANCEMENT GRANT PROGRAM

Our BIA has been offering matching grants to businesses wanting to improve the look of their store fronts, and the transformations have begun! Click here for a closer look.

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ANTI GRAFFITI WRAPS IN THE DOWNTOWN

In partnership with BC Hydro and the City of Langley, we now have seventeen beautifully wrapped Hydro and City traffic boxes throughout our downtown. Click below to see the amazing transformations!

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DOWNTOWN SALES AND PROMOTIONS

Click here to see what's happening downtown. Open houses, sales and events are all here so check it out!

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WHO'S JOB IS IT?

Do you ever wonder who to call when you see a damaged mailbox or broken traffic light? Click here to access this handy reference guide, designed to help you know who to call in our community.

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2014 CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Click here to see what 2014 has in store for you for festivals and events.

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FREE PARKING

Downtown Langley not only offers a great shopping experience, but free parking as well. Two hour, three hour and unlimited time parking is available, so you can stay for as long as you like.

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