Pop by fun at Douglas Park

The Langley Pops! Festival is celebrating its fifth annual arts, culture, and heritage event in Douglas Park in downtown Langley City on Saturday, May 23.

With activities and entertainment for all ages, it’s the ideal way to amuse the whole family for the afternoon or to simply spend an hour or so to learn more about the community.

Organizer Kim Hilton, the director of recreation, culture and community services with the City of Langley, noted entertainment lineup has changed to feature the Lounge Brothers, pop country meets celtic group Seabillys, Han Yang Professional Chinese Dancers, alternative rock band Her Brothers, the Flying Ritas, and country line dancers the Silver Diamond Country Dancers. 

“There are different performers this year,” she said.

The event allows for artists, organizations, and the community to interact and discuss art, what’s important to the region, and Langley’s origins among other topics.

 There’s also a great deal of fun planned for visitors of all ages.

The action begins at 1 p.m. and carries on until 4 p.m. with a children’s booth complete with facepainting, balloon art, games, crafts, and other family-friendly activities.

“If it’s a hot day, the water park will be open,” Hilton added.

There will also be a wide range of artisan vendors showcasing their hand-crafted and/or locally grown wares from artists and jewelry makers to people who grow their own food along with a range of not-for-profit organizations. 

“There is a wide range of vendors,” Hilton added. 

Hilton invites families to drop by with a picnic to take part in the festival and enjoy the live entertainment. 

The event, organized by a task group from the recreation, culture, public art advisory committee together with the Langley Arts Council will run rain or shine.

“However, if it’s really nasty [outside] we can move [the event] inside the main hall,” Hilton noted.

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