Langley’s 2024 Mystery Weekend
February 24 @ 9:00 am - February 25 @ 4:30 pm PST
There’s a “murder” mystery afoot in downtown Langley. It’s happened every year for the past 39 years.
If you’re new to Langley’s Mystery Weekend, here’s a brief recap of how to play:
Purchase tickets online at VisitLangley.com. Ticket consists of Langley Mystery Weekend Clue Map with Ballot and The Langley Gazette. All tickets are will-call and will not be mailed. Tickets are non-refundable; the event takes place rain or shine.
Tickets are $15 for adults 16-64: https://visitlangley.com/product/2024-mystery-weekend-tickets/
($12 if age 65+, military, or youth under 16): https://visitlangley.com/product/2024-mystery-weekend-tickets-seniorveteranschild-discount/
Langley Mystery Weekend Clue Maps are available Mystery Weekend, February 24 and 25 at the Visitor Information Office located at 208 Anthes Ave. The office opens 9 a.m. for Will Call, and 10 a.m. for the general public.
Begin by reading the news articles about the crime in the once-yearly newspaper, “The Langley Gazette.”
Check out the Clue Map. This map shows locations where you can pick up printed clues, or which characters will have clues for businesses not in town. All of the clue locations and the scene of the crime are within a mile of downtown. The suspect photos will be in the program. As you walk around town getting your clues, you will encounter some of the suspects (i.e. characters) described in The Gazette. You never know who might have valuable information which will help you solve the mystery. But beware! Information pried from these characters may not necessarily be reliable. After all, the real “criminal” is out there and he or she has every reason to lead you in the wrong direction!
Finally, when you think you have figured out “whodunit,” enter your solution on the Official Ballot.
Bring your completed form to the Langley Visitor Information Center (Mystery Weekend Headquarters) at 208 Anthes Avenue before 4 p.m. Sunday. Correct ballot solutions will be placed in a drawing for Grand Prizes ranging from Weekend Getaways and Merchant Gift Certificates to Mystery Weekend memorabilia. All the other incorrect ballots will be placed in a drawing for other prizes.
Synopsis: The Silence of the Mime
This year’s mystery centers on, essentially, a talent contest. In the story a PR firm has been hired to select 12 individuals to act as Langley Host for one month. Each month advertising will feature a different individual and theme promoting Langley and its businesses. For example, January’s host might focus on the town’s artistic history, giving tours of our architecture, galleries, and teaching classes on chainsaw carving. March might be about our performing arts, highlighting upcoming plays and teaching juggling and busking. June might be about water sports, kayaks, and windsurfing with classes in teaching your dog to paddle-board.
First though hosts must be chosen and our PR guru is holding a series of group auditions. Those hoping to land a spot will gather twice a day during the weekend and they will be taught a brief dance. The PR guy doesn’t care how well they dance but it allows him to look for individuals with the charisma, joy, goofiness, energy and attitude he wants.
The town is awash with Langley-ites in ridiculous costumes practicing their juggling, showing off their paintings made by bugs and trying to coordinate their kazoo band–anything to get attention. Anything?
As the audition days draw near a windstorm hits town knocking down trees and power lines and ripping holes in roofs. It’s not all bad though. A Buncha Dufas Roofers are on the job!
In the midst of this craziness, we have a murder! A local businessman, dressed as a mime and practicing his unicycle skills, is run down by a car with no driver. No driver, and yet it was seen tracking him, turning as he did. How is this possible? Who’d do such a thing? And why?
Read The Langley Gazette, gather the clues, visit the scene of the crime and ask the hard questions, then turn in your best guess and join us for the reveal!
Prizes donated for the reveal:
- Cutting Board from Rob Schouten Gallery
- Artwork by Sarah Dial Primrose
- Gift box from Music for the Eyes
- T-shirt from Double Bluff Brewing Co.
- Chocolates From Sweet Mona’s
- Gift pack from WISH by the Sea
- $100 Gift Card from Alma
- Jewelry from Foamy Wader
- Jewelry From Foamy Wader
- Jewelry from Foamy Wader
- $25 Gift Card from Langley Whale Center
- Octopus Mask
- $25 Gift Card from Ultra House
- $25 Gift Card from Tonic
- Gift Bag from Fair Trade Outfitters
- Prima Gift Card
- Saltwater Gift Card
- Cook on Clay Tray
- Gift bag from Artisan Crafted Home
- Inn at Langley Gift Card
- Gift bag from Sea Glass Cove
- Gift Bag from Sea Glass Cove
- Gift Bag from Kalypso
- Bottle of Wine from Saratoga Inn
- Gift Box from Wildly Beloved Foods
- Gift Certificate for a stay at the Inn at Langley
- Gift Certificate for a stay at Country Cottages