About the Festival
The first annual festival was held on Saturday, July 28, 2018 and started with a Mardi Gras parasol strolling parade led by the six-piece Dixieland band, the RazzMaJazz Ensemble, from the Fort Langley Farmers' (add ' after Farmers') Market on Glover Road to the main festival stage in front of the Fort Langley Community Hall. Festival activities continued throughout the day.
An impressive line-up of jazz bands and buskers
A diverse line-up of swinging world-class jazz bands performed on two outdoor stages from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm: the Fort Langley Community Hall on Glover Road; and the Bedford Plaza boardwalk on Billy Brown Road. Festival visitors also enjoyed talented youth jazz buskers performing at six locations throughout the community.
A self-guided ArtWalk of local art studios and galleries
Visitors were welcomed into 13 artists’ studios and galleries throughout Fort Langley, enjoying original works of art in many genres and mediums, and watching demonstrations.
Many dining and shopping experiences Fort Langley
Make the most of your trip to Fort Langley. Enjoy the many fine eateries and all the great shopping around town that makes Fort Langley a favourite destination.
Dance the night away to the sounds of music from Motown
A sold-out crowd enjoyed a fabulous evening of entertainment and dancing at the (remove Tribute toMotown dance held at the historic and iconic Fort Langley Community Hall. A scorching 12-piece band of seasoned musicians and some of Vancouver’s most talented vocalists will covered the music of Aretha Franklin, Diana Ross, The Temptations, Otis Redding, Gladys Knight, Marvin Gaye, James Brown, Jr. Walker and more.
The festival wrapped-up on Sunday, July 29 with a free Jazz Education Workshop and Jam for youth artists and emerging talent who wanted to develop their careers and are influenced by jazz performance.