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Langley’s Arts Alive Festival (and City Summer Beats)

Langley Arts Alive Festival

The Arts Alive Festival is a free arts festival that takes place in the City of Langley along the Fraser Highway between 204th and 206th streets in August.



The festival isn’t happening this year. In its place, however, is City Summer Beats. The new event takes place on Saturday, August 14th, at Douglas Park Spirit Square. That’s the same day that the Arts Alive Festival would have been, had it not been cancelled.

City Summer Beats takes place between noon and 4:00 pm. It features live music and, the same as the Arts Alive Festival would have been, admission is free.

The schedule of performances at the City Summer Beats event in 2021 is the following:

  • 12:00 pmEagle Ex Machina
  • 1:00 pmKrystle Dos Santos
  • 2:00 pmSide One Band

To learn more about the event see the Downtown Langley Business Association‘s website.


Side One Band
The Side One Band


Arts Alive Festival

In 2020 the Arts Alive Festival was going to take place on August 15th, from 11:00 am until 5:00 pm. Unfortunately, the festival was cancelled due to COVID-19. Dates and details for the 2022 festival are to be determined.

The event usually includes musicians, artists, art demonstrations, food vendors, market stalls and as many as 25,000 participants over the course of the day. It’s not a huge event, but it is a nice one and of a fair size.


Arts Alive Festival
Fraser Highway at Arts Alive Festival


Festival Activities

At the Arts Alive Festival, in years when it does take place, there is live music, art displays and a small Children’s Fun Park.

The art exhibits feature dozens of area artists including jewellery designers, potters and painters of all kinds. The artists have stalls all along the two blocks of the highway, which is really just a small town main street.

The Arts Alive Festival is also a family-friendly event with its Children’s Fun Park which features a magician, clown, face painting, crafts and various other fun activities for kids.


Carnaval del Sol 2021


Performance Schedule

For an idea of what to expect in future years, the live music and entertainment lineup for the Langley Arts Alive Festival in 2019 is listed below.

(Note: Performance times and other details were subject to change.)


On the Main Stage


At the Children’s Venue

  • 11:00 am to 1:00 pmAri Neufeld


Arts Alive Street Festival
Vendor stalls at the Arts Alive Festival


Other Things to Do

The Arts Alive Festival is a community event that’s popular with locals as well as folks visiting from out of town. People traveling to the area from a distance may want to combine their trip with a visit to other attractions in the area.

Also happening on the same Saturday most years is the Fort Langley Village Farmers Market which happens between 9:00 am and 3:00 pm at 9025 Glover Road in Fort Langley. A little further afield, the Abbotsford Farm and Country Market also takes place from 9:00 am until 12:00 pm in downtown Abbotsford.

Also important to note is that August is the start of the harvest season for area vineyards, making mid-August to October the best time of the year to visit local wineries, some of the best of which are located in Langley. Click Lower Mainland Wineries for details.


Other Information

To learn more about the event see the Downtown Langley Business Association‘s website.

For information on other things to do in the area click Langley or Fraser Valley.

For a list of other events taking place in the Lower Mainland check out the August Calendar or Festivals & Events Calendar.