A free Canada Day Party takes place in Douglas Park on July 1st. The event in Langley City features live music, a beer garden and family-friendly activities.
In 2023 the festivities happen at Spirit Square between noon and 4:00 pm.
Note: The Township of Langley and the City of Langley are two separate municipalities. There are events in both municipalities on July 1st. To learn about the events in the Township of Langley, in Aldergrove and Fort Langley, see our article about Canada Day in Langley. To learn more about the free, family-friendly celebrations in Langley City, either continue reading or click Langley’s Canada Day Party in 2023.
Canada Day Celebrations in Downtown Langley
Quarry Rock Developments presents a free Canada Day event in downtown Langley. Last year the celebrations were called Party in the Parque, and it was a great success!
A similar event happens this year, but with a new name. Langley’s “Canada Day Party” takes place on July 1st in 2023. It’s a family-friendly event at an outdoor venue. This year’s celebration includes a beer garden, live music, market vendors and all sorts of other fun activities.
Admission to the event is free, but organizers encourage people to RSVP online at EventBrite.ca. You don’t have to register in advance. Doing so, however, will help give the organizers an idea of how many people they might expect (which is important for the food which is available by donation).
When and Where?
In 2023 the celebrations run from noon until 4:00 pm on Saturday, July 1st.
The event takes place at Spirit Square at 20550 Douglas Crescent in the City of Langley. The outdoor venue is just one part of Douglas Park which also features a spray park, lacrosse box, tennis courts and more.
To RSVP to the event, click Langley City Canada Day Party 2023.
What to Expect
Langley’s Canada Day Party is full of activities. Expect to see lots of families and people of all ages taking in the celebrations and having fun.
The event features a main stage where you can enjoy live music performed by Sons of Stanley. The energetic band plays a mix of genres, including fusions of Rock, EDM, Country and Hip-Hop music. Langley City Mayor Nathan Pachal also makes a brief appearance on stage during the event.
The Canada Day Party offers lots of games and activities for kids as well. There’s a bouncy castle and inflatable basketball court, along with face painting and other activities.
For adults there’s a beer garden with tables and umbrellas. Other food options for everyone include popcorn. There’s also a barbecue lunch with proceeds supporting Kimz Angels and their work with homeless individuals in the community. A 50/50 draw takes place on the day of the event too, with half of the proceeds going to the charity and the other half going to the winner.
Except for the food, drinks and products you can buy, pretty much everything at the event is free (including the face painting and bouncy castles). Although not “free”, even the food at the barbecue is by donation!
Tips and Advice
Below are suggestions to help you make the most out of your experience at the event.
TIP #1: If you’re planning on buying alcoholic beverages while you’re there, don’t wait until too late! The beer garden closes at 3:30 pm, so about a half-hour before the rest of the event concludes.
TIP #2: Go with an empty stomach! There’s so much food on offer at Langley’s Canada Day Party, including a barbeque for a great cause.
TIP #3: Seating at the event is limited. Organizers recommend bringing lawn chairs just in case it’s very busy. Of course, the other option is to bring a blanket and enjoy a picnic in the park.
For more information about the event, click Langley’s Canada Day Party.
Other events that take place in the City of Langley include the following:
- Westcoast Wellness Show – at Cascades Casino Resort once or twice a year.
- Langley Community Day – an event with music, food vendors, an artisan market and other activities at Douglas Park in June.
- Arts Alive Festival – an arts festival in downtown Langley in August.
Other articles that might be of interest include the following:
- Canada Day in Metro Vancouver
- Vancouver on a Budget
- July Calendar of Events
- The City of Langley and the Township of Langley