Festival

A man rides a horse through a bonfire as part of a ritual in honor of Saint Anthony the Abbot, the patron saint of animals, in San Bartolome de Pinares, Spain, Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018. Horses burst through the soaring flames of night-time bonfires in a dramatic annual festival in this small Spanish town. The bonfires are called “luminarias,” and the Las Luminarias festival is believed to be centuries-old. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)

VIDEO: Locals ride horses through fires as Spanish festival makes comeback

Las Luminarias celebrates Spain’s patron saint of animals

 

Costumed interpreters help visitors explore French-Canadian history at the Fort Langley National Historic Site during Vive les Voyageurs. (Fort Langley NHS/Special to The News)

French-Canadian culture celebrated at Fort Langley festival

Vive les Voyageurs Festival runs Jan. 21 and 22 at Fort Langley National Historic Site

 

Ukrainians take photos of a newly built Christmas tree as partial power outages continue in Kyiv, Ukraine, Saturday, Dec. 17, 2022. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)

Jewish festival of lights begins in Ukraine as battles rage

Tens of thousands remain without electricity

Ukrainians take photos of a newly built Christmas tree as partial power outages continue in Kyiv, Ukraine, Saturday, Dec. 17, 2022. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)
Elinor Atkins (right) with a visitor at July’s Fort Langley Jazz and Arts Festival. The collaborative project was designed by Elinor and Noah Atkins. The mural was recently put on display at Foundry Langley office. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Foundry Langley receives a 98-square-foot outdoor mural

‘Paint by number’ is designed by two First Nation siblings

Elinor Atkins (right) with a visitor at July’s Fort Langley Jazz and Arts Festival. The collaborative project was designed by Elinor and Noah Atkins. The mural was recently put on display at Foundry Langley office. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Vancouver police have identified another 15 people they believe took part in criminal activity during a riot at Breakout Festival in September 2022. (Image courtesy of VPD)

7 Breakout Festival riot suspects identified, more sought: Vancouver police

Police department released photos of 15 more suspects Nov. 24

Vancouver police have identified another 15 people they believe took part in criminal activity during a riot at Breakout Festival in September 2022. (Image courtesy of VPD)
This photo taken by Debbie Thiessen on Oct. 9 2021 shows the annual cranberry harvest in Langley. (Submitted).
This photo taken by Debbie Thiessen on Oct. 9 2021 shows the annual cranberry harvest in Langley. (Submitted).
The 17th annual Heritage Apple Day takes place Saturday, Oct. 1 (Black Press Media files)

It’s apple season and Langley knows how to make the most out of it

Decade old tradition is all about the fruit and its history

The 17th annual Heritage Apple Day takes place Saturday, Oct. 1 (Black Press Media files)
The annual Kwantlen First Nation First Salmon Ceremony opens fishing in the spring. A new festival on KFN’s reserve on McMillan Island on Oct. 1 will mark the fall harvest and the end of the season. (KFN/Special to the Langley Advance Times)

Salmon and Cranberry Festival comes to McMillan Island

Kwantlen First Nation launches new event with food, entertainment

The annual Kwantlen First Nation First Salmon Ceremony opens fishing in the spring. A new festival on KFN’s reserve on McMillan Island on Oct. 1 will mark the fall harvest and the end of the season. (KFN/Special to the Langley Advance Times)
Chef Spencer Watts returns to Fork & Finger in downtown Langley, to the delight of local foodies!

Downtown Langley’s most delicious event returns!

Indulge your culinary cravings at Fork Finger, Aug. 27.

  • Aug 15, 2022
Chef Spencer Watts returns to Fork & Finger in downtown Langley, to the delight of local foodies!
People take photos of the view during the second annual Chilliwack Sunflower Festival on Saturday, Aug. 3, 2019. (Jenna Hauck/ Progress file)

Chilliwack Sunflower Festival now open with 50 varieties of vibrant, towering flowers

Special fundraiser at sunflower festival will help bring humanitarian aid to Ukraine

People take photos of the view during the second annual Chilliwack Sunflower Festival on Saturday, Aug. 3, 2019. (Jenna Hauck/ Progress file)
Hosted by the four Rotary Clubs in Langley, the third annual RibFest is expected to attract more than 35,000 people this year. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Langley RibFest to be close to 100% sustainable this year

Kids’ zone to offer Nintendo gaming experience, for the first time

Hosted by the four Rotary Clubs in Langley, the third annual RibFest is expected to attract more than 35,000 people this year. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Joani Bye from Big City Soul will kick off the 2022 Summer Festival Series at Willoughby Community Park Amphitheatre on July 7 at 7:00pm. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Free musical evening every Thursday night for two months

Township of Langley returns with summer festivities

Joani Bye from Big City Soul will kick off the 2022 Summer Festival Series at Willoughby Community Park Amphitheatre on July 7 at 7:00pm. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Jonathan Sedman prepared fireworks for discharge. (Special to The Star)

Tribute lights up the skies over Aldergrove Fair

Fireworks are returning as a part of the festivities on Saturday, July 16 at 10:20 p.m.

Jonathan Sedman prepared fireworks for discharge. (Special to The Star)
Robin McIntosh is president of the Aldergrove Fair and speaks to efforts to make it into a week-long community-wide event. (Special to The Star)

Week-long lead up to Aldergrove Fair

New this year, a few events ahead of main festivities

Robin McIntosh is president of the Aldergrove Fair and speaks to efforts to make it into a week-long community-wide event. (Special to The Star)
Robin McIntosh (passenger) has been giving Aldy driving lessons on a gator, ahead of this year’s Aldergrove Fair. Aldy is the event mascot, and according to McIntosh he’s not picking up well on driving – so stay out of his way.  (Susan McIntosh/Special to The Star)

Welcome to a week of fun in Aldergrove

fair is back in-person, starting with a movie night Thursday and featuring a weekend packed with fun

  • Jul 9, 2022
Robin McIntosh (passenger) has been giving Aldy driving lessons on a gator, ahead of this year’s Aldergrove Fair. Aldy is the event mascot, and according to McIntosh he’s not picking up well on driving – so stay out of his way.  (Susan McIntosh/Special to The Star)
Aaron Pritchett will play the Summerfest Country Music Festival in Abbotsford on June 11, as part of this year’s West Coast Women’s Show. (Photo Courtesy of Mary Winspear Centre)

Aaron Pritchett hits main stage at new country music festival

Summerfest incorporated into women’s show in Abbotsford next month

Aaron Pritchett will play the Summerfest Country Music Festival in Abbotsford on June 11, as part of this year’s West Coast Women’s Show. (Photo Courtesy of Mary Winspear Centre)
Tickets are on sale for this year’s PNE Prize Home, which – for the first time ever – is located in Langley. It will be open for tours in the Willoughby neighbourhood starting in June. (PNE/Special to Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: 2022 PNE Prize Home is ready for occupancy in Langley

Langley contractor crafts this year’s lottery home in his own backyard

Tickets are on sale for this year’s PNE Prize Home, which – for the first time ever – is located in Langley. It will be open for tours in the Willoughby neighbourhood starting in June. (PNE/Special to Langley Advance Times)
After one year of online concerts, and another year with a hybrid festival (above), the Fort Langley Jazz & Arts Festival is back to full in-person shows in late July. (Langley Advance Times files)

Langley festivals kickin’ into high gear

With COVID restrictions decreasing, more entertainment is back

After one year of online concerts, and another year with a hybrid festival (above), the Fort Langley Jazz & Arts Festival is back to full in-person shows in late July. (Langley Advance Times files)
Kids in the community love the decorations and enjoy visiting to celebrate Easter. (Tanmay Ahluwalia/Langley Advance Times)

Langley home front yard decorated with Easter theme cut outs

Garden is open for kids in the community

Kids in the community love the decorations and enjoy visiting to celebrate Easter. (Tanmay Ahluwalia/Langley Advance Times)
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