An estimated 30,000 to 35,000 people attended the 25th edition of the annual Arts Alive Festival in downtown Langley City this Saturday (Aug. 18).
“The best one ever,” said Downtown Langley Business Association executive director Teri James.
At a conservative estimate, James said the attendance numbers represent an increase of at least 5,000 from the previous year, when a record was set.
From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. the stretch of Fraser Highway between 204 and 206 Streets was given over to more than 200 visual and performing artists.
The free family event included live music, live art demonstrations, a children’s venue, special performance surprises and dozens of booths showcasing work by local artists and artisans.
In McBurney Plaza, the main stage presented live music acts all day.
In addition to the range of arts on display, the festival will also included food offerings from local restaurants, food trucks and a stage side beer garden.