The Twilight Concert Series is a weekly community event featuring live music on Friday evenings in the summer at Fraser River Heritage Park in Mission.
Twilight Concerts at Fraser River Heritage Park
In 2019, the Mission Twilight Concert Series celebrated its 29th year and took place between 7:00 and 8:00 pm from June 7th until August 30th. Unfortunately, the concerts in 2020 were cancelled because of COVID-19. 2021 details are to be confirmed.
The event was previously held at Fraser River Heritage Park which is located at 7494 Mary Street in Mission. Mission itself is a rural community in the Fraser Valley on the north side of the Fraser River from Abbotsford.
In 2019, as part of the Twilight Concert Series, a live performance of some kind happened at Fraser River Heritage Park every Friday in the summer except for on July 26th which was the weekend of the Mission Folk Music Festival.
2019 Twilight Concert Series Events
For an idea of what to expect in 2021, below is the schedule of events for the Twilight Concert Series from 2019.
2019 June Performances
- Friday, June 7th – Mission Secondary School
- Friday, June 14th – Heritage Park Middle School
- Friday, June 21st – Ostwelve
- Friday, June 28th – Crescent Sky
2019 July Performances
- Friday, July 5th – Innerwild
- Friday, July 12th – Koalala
- Friday, July 19th – Nikki Werner Band
- Friday, July 26th – instead of the Twilight Concert Series, the Mission Folk Music Festival takes place today and all this weekend.
2019 August Performances
- Friday, August 2nd – DerbyTown
- Friday, August 9th – West, My Friend
- Friday, August 16th – Tiller’s Folly
- Friday, August 23rd – Roads
- Friday, August 30th – Big City Soul
What to Expect
At the Mission Twilight Concert Series you can expect to see between 100 and up to about 700 people in lawn chairs and on blankets enjoying an evening of live music in the park. Average attendance is up to about 400, but it depends on the featured band and the weather.
There is usually a bit of food for sale and the park has a play area nearby for kids. There is also a restaurant at the park and folk on its outdoor patio have good views of the concert.
A lot of the attendees are from Mission, but folk come from other parts of the Fraser Valley and Lower Mainland too.
Tips and Advice
Below are some tips to help you make the most out of your experience at the event.
TIP #1: Take a blanket or chair to sit on, and an umbrella if it looks like rain.
TIP #2: Explore the region while you’re in the area. Rolley Lake Provincial Park and Stave Falls aren’t too far away and the Chilliwack Sunflower Festival runs most years beginning in early to mid-August. The Sunflower Festival is about a half-hour drive away and well worth a visit.
TIP #3: Coming via the Lougheed Highway, the turnoff is at Stave Lake Street. From there turn right at 5th Avenue and you’ll find the park at the end of the street.
For more information about the events see the District of Mission‘s events calendar.
For a list of other free live music opportunities taking place in the summer in other parts of the Lower Mainland click Vancouver Summer Concerts.