Community Day is a free family-friendly event with live entertainment, play zones, market vendors, food trucks and more at Douglas Park in Langley.
The event took place in 2023 on June 10th which was the Saturday just before the Father’s Day Weekend.
There were over 30 vendors on-site at the event in 2022 offering tasty treats and unique things to buy. The event in 2023 was similar. The date for the 2024 event is to be confirmed.
Community Day in Langley
The City of Langley hosts a Community Day event in Douglas Park most years. As its name suggests, the annual event is an outdoor celebration of the community. In years when the event takes place, there are lots of family-friendly activities to enjoy on-site.
In 2019, Langley’s Community Day celebrated its 25th anniversary on Saturday, June 15th. Unfortunately, the event didn’t happen in 2020 or in 2021 (at least not to our knowledge) due to COVID-19.
Community Day returned on Saturday, June 18th, in 2022. It ran from 11:00 am until 6:00 pm. Community Day returned again in 2023 and happened on Saturday, June 10th. It ran from 11:00 am to 7:00 pm. As it has done in the past, the event is hosted at Douglas Park which is located at 5403-5409 206th Street in Langley. The park is on the same block as the Douglas Recreation Centre and Douglas Park Community School.
What to Expect at Community Day
In years when Community Day happens, expect to see lots of people around the Douglas Park area. It’s a popular event that’s open to the public and free to attend. The event is fun for all ages, so you’ll likely see lots of families participating in the various activities.
Community Day Activities
In 2023 Community Day featured a stage with live performances by Krystle Dos Santos, Karima Essa and Silver Diamond Country Dancers, to name but a few. There were also several informational booths run by representatives from community organizations.
Some of the biggest activities attendees can take part in include mini golf, ball hockey, an inflatable safari, a radical run obstacle course, arts and crafts, and more! These activities were open from 11:00 am until 3:00 pm during the event’s run in 2023.
For the adults, the beer garden was back in 2023 to enjoy. The 2022 event also had a small market with over 15 different vendors. High quality products that were on display ranged from handmade houseware to finely scented soaps.
Another large component of the event is presented by the Greater Vancouver Food Truck Festival and it was back in 2023. There are over 20 food trucks at Douglas Park offering everything from poutine and mac & cheese to mini donuts and ice cream. In 2022 the food trucks, beer garden and market vendors were open from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm. In 2023 the Greater Vancouver Food Truck Festival was open from 11:00 am to 8:00 pm and the market vendors were open from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm.
Live Entertainment in 2023
Live entertainment takes place on the Douglas Park Spirit Stage. At the time of writing, the exact schedule for 2023 was still to be confirmed. We do though know the names of artists who performed. They were Karima Essa, Krystle dos Santos, the Silver Diamond Country Dancers and Johnny Elvis. There was also Viva Mexico, the Quintessential Jazz Band, Country Cuties, Kat Moon and the Wild Moccasin Dancers.
Tips & Suggestions
Below are tips that will help you make the most of Langley’s Community Day event.
TIP #1: Don’t go to the event with a full stomach! There are so many food trucks to choose from! Unless you want to save some money by bringing your own snacks, treat yourself to fresh and yummy treats at the event.
TIP #2: In 2022 the Community Day event ran from 11:00 am until 6:00 pm. In 2023 the food trucks and the market were on-site until 8:00 pm.
TIP #3: There are so many different kinds of food to choose from. If you go with friends or family, buy a number of food items to share.
MORE FOOD TRUCK EVENTS
Other food truck events that happened in 2023 were:
- Coquitlam Block Party – on May 13th & 14th at Town Centre Park.
- Surrey Block Party – on June 3rd & 4th at the Cloverdale Fairgrounds.
- Mission Block Party – on the Saturday and Sunday of June 24th and 25th at Fraser River Heritage Park.
- Chilliwack RibFest – on July 28th to 30th at Vedder Park.
For more information about the Community Day event, visit the official Langley City website. To learn more about the food trucks and the market vendors in 2023, check out the Greater Vancouver Food Truck Festival website.
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