Langford Days on hiatus

Council opts to forego this year's annual summer event, citing lack of interest

Don’t hold your breath for Langford Days.

After 10 years of the staple one-day summer festival, council opted to hold off this year.

“We just couldn’t get people out and the parade hasn’t been well attended,” said Coun. Lanny Seaton. “There is no sense spending money if no one is going to attend.”

Each year the city spent between $2,000 and $2,500 on the event.

Aside from having lacking numbers of attendees, the city cited a dwindling number of entries in the parade and dropping numbers in volunteers.

“Young families just have so much on the go,” Seaton said.

Council will look again at the event next year.

“We are just taking a hiatus,” Seaton said.

The festival began as a two-day event 11 years ago called Langford Lavender Festival before being renamed Langford Days.

 

The summer festival is usually held on the third weekend in July and offered a parade, fishing derby, pancake breakfast and family activities.