The Twilight Concert Series is a weekly community event featuring live music on Wednesday evenings in the summer at Fraser River Heritage Park in Mission.
Twilight Concerts at Fraser River Heritage Park
In 2023 the Mission Twilight Concert Series ran weekly from July 5th until August 30th. Shows took place from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm each day. Exact dates for the summer concert series in 2024 are to be confirmed.
The event is 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.
2023 Twilight Concert Series Events
Below was the schedule of events for the Twilight Concert Series in 2023. Each concert was on a Wednesday starting at 7:00 pm.
2023 July Performances
- July 5th – The Moonliters
- July 12th – Minor Gold
- July 19th – Old Time/Celtic Fiddle Show
- July 26th – Ashley Pater
2023 August Performances
- August 2nd – Nap and Mara
- August 9th – Miss Shauna
- August 16th – Bob Liley Jazz Quintet
- August 23rd – Feelin Alright
- August 30th – Gin & Tall Tales
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 folks on its outdoor patio have good views of the concert.
A lot of the attendees are from Mission, but folks come from other parts of the Fraser Valley and Lower Mainland too.
Tips & Advice
Below are some tips to help you make the most 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 30-minute 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.
To learn more 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.