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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.

In 2022 the Arts Alive Festival takes place on August 20th.



The festival didn’t happen in 2021. In its place, however, was City Summer Beats. The new event took place on Saturday, August 14th, at Douglas Park Spirit Square. That was the same day that the Arts Alive Festival would have been, had it not been cancelled. In 2022 City Summer Beats takes place on July 16th, so about a month before the Arts Alive Festival returns.

This year, City Summer Beats happened between noon and 4:00 pm. It features live music and admission was free. The schedule of performances at the City Summer Beats event in 2022 is the following:

  • 12:00 pmFunkdalicious
  • 1:00 pmTrilojay
  • 2:00 pmDr. Strangelove

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. The event returns on August 20th in 2022 from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.

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 jewelry 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 2022 is listed below.

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


On the Main Stage

  • 10:00 to 11:30 am – Krystle Dos Santos
  • 12:00 to 12:45 pm – Travis Bernhardt
  • 1:00 to 2:45 pm – The Promised
  • 3:00 to 5:00 pm – John Welsh & Los Valientes


On the Salt Lane Stage

  • 10:00 to 11:30 am – David Capper
  • 12:00 to 1:45 pm – Nikita Afonso
  • 12:00 to 1:45 pm – Dueling Pianos Vancouver


On the Children’s Zone Stage

  • 10:30 to 11:15 amCosmos Stage Show
  • 11:30 am to 12:15 pm – Ginalina Trio
  • 12:30 to 1:15 pm – Mike Norden Magic Show
  • 1:30 to 2:15 pm – Kellie Haines – Ventriloquist
  • 2:30 to 3:15 pm – Wild Moccasin Dancers
  • 3:30 to 4:15 pm – Aché Brasil – Dance & Music


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.