About the Festival

 

Welcome to the Fort Langley Jazz & Arts Festival

Following up on the success and feedback from our inaugural day-and-a-half-long 2018 Fort Langley Jazz & Arts Festival, we expanded the 2019 festival to three days, and added more music, more venues, more headliner ticketed events, more art, and more for children to do.

From a New Orleans Mardis Gras strolling parade to open the festival, world-class jazz acts on two outdoor stages and talented youth and emerging talent performing at pop-up stages through the community to a Kidz Zone, All That Jazz art exhibit, jazz education workshop and history of jazz performances, there was something for everyone to enjoy!

Of course, our Friday night All-Star Blues Show was a night to remember with the best of the best blues musicians performing inside the walls of the Fort Langley National Historic Site. Festival goers also had an opportunity to take in Jazz Around Town performances and JazzFest AfterParty at local restaurants. We were thrilled to celebrate big band music with a Tribute to Frank Sinatra big band swing dance on Saturday evening, complete with swing dance lessons and professional swing dancers. The festival closed on Sunday with  an inspirational performance by the award-winning gospel trio, the Sojourners and the 50-voice Marcus Mosely Chorale.

The Fort Langley Jazz & Arts Festival is a community festival put on by the community and with the community. We invite you to visit our quaint, historic village and the many wonderful  shops, cafes, bistros, galleries and museums including the historic CNR rail station, the Langley Centennial Museum and the Fort Langley National Historic Site.

The Festival would not be possible without the hard work of passionate volunteers and our sponsors, funders and supporters. It’s a wonderful community to be a part of that celebrates music, art and culture!

We hope to see you at the 2020 Fort Langley Jazz & Arts Festival, July 24 - 26, 2020. We have some exciting plans!