Surrey Events Calendar: October 16th to October 22nd

Surrey Events Calendar:
October 16th to October 22nd

Halloween Activities


1. Halloween Family Dance

There will be music, crafts for the kids, and prizes for the best costumes. Dress up and gather your friends and family for some festive fun. Register in advance to book your spot!

  • Don Christian Recreation Centre
    Friday October 20 at 6pm to 9pm
    Cost: $3.50 per person; children under 2 years are free – Register with code # 4548955
  • Fleetwood Community Centre
    Friday October 27 at 6:00pm to 8:30pm
    Cost: $5.00 – Dinner included! – Register with code # 4553384

Register Here

2. Halloween Family Fun

Halloween family fun afternoon with games, crafts and a costume parade and contest!

  • Fraser Heights Recreation Centre
    Saturday October 14 at 6pm to 8pm
    Cost: $3.50 per person; free under 2 years – Register with code # 4551391
  • South Surrey Recreation & Arts Centre
    Sunday October 29 at 1 pm to 3 pm
    Cost: $3.50 per person – Register with code # 4549747

Register Here

3. 55+ Halloween Activities

Join us for a fun afternoon with live entertainment, light lunch, desserts and halloween activities! Dress up in your best costume for a chance to win a prize.

  • Guildford Recreation Centre
    Tuesday October 31 at 12:00pm to 1:45pm
    Cost: $10/Members, $15/Non-Members – Register with code # 4547477
  • Fleetwood Community Centre
    Tuesday October 31 at 11:30 am to 1:30 pm
    Cost: $10/Members, $15/Non-Members – Register with code # 4561377

Register Here

4. Halloween in the Forest

Dress up for some fun at Halloween in the Forest! Bring your family and friends to this indoor/outdoor event and:

  • Meet the Forest Fairy and her forest creature friends
  • Check out our “Pumpkin Path” scavenger hunt
  • Learn about bats, owls and spiders
  • Carve a pumpkin (while supplies last)
  • Enter the costume prize draw

Where: Surrey Nature Centre – Saturday October 28 at 10 am to 2 pm – Free!

5. Haunted Farm Family Day

A shadowy barn, creaky floorboards, rustling trees – visit our haunted farm if you dare! Haunted Farm Family Day shares old-time All Hallow’s Eve traditions, crafts and spooky treats.

Where: Historic Stewart Farm – Saturday October 28 at 12 pm to 3 pm – Free!

6. Halloween Howl Pool Parties

Come practice your tricks and treats with us and have a good time in the pool! There will be games and activities for everyone to enjoy. Regular admission applies.

Saturday October 28 at 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm

  • Surrey Sport & Leisure Complex
  • South Surrey Indoor Pool
  • North Surrey Indoor Pool

Sunday October 29 at 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm

  • Newton Recreation Centre

7. Halloween Skates in Surrey

Grab your wand or broom and head out to one of our fun haunted public skates! This spooktacular event will have fun games and a costume contest. Suitable for all ages. Regular admission applies.

  • North Surrey Arena 
    Saturday October 21 at 12 pm to 1:30 pm
  • Newton Arena 
    Sunday October 22 at 12 pm to 1:30 pm
  • Cloverdale Arena 
    Friday October 27 at 6:15 pm to 7:45 pm
  • South Surrey Arena
    Saturday October 28 at 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
  • Surrey Sport & Leisure Complex – Arena
    Sunday October 29 at 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm

8. Spooktacular Newton

Complete with trick-or-treating, petting zoo, kid fun zone, face painting, food trucks and a haunted train, Spooktacular Newton has something for everyone. Don’t miss the special dance performances by the Surrey Dance Company, and kickback with some popcorn in our spook theatre. And don’t forget to grab your free pumpkin by donation on your way out, all proceeds going to the Surrey Food Bank. Be sure to come in your costume!

Location: Newton Grove, 13730 72 Ave

Date & Time: October 21, 2017; Noon – 4:00 PM


Cost: Free

9. Bear Creek Haunted Forest Scream Train

Each child who paid an admission will receive a treat to enjoy on the pumpkin express train as it travels through the decorated forest.

As they depart from their adventure they will be given a child size pumpkin to remember their day. (Adults and children under 2 years old do not receive pumpkins)

Location: 13750 – 88th Avenue at King George Blvd. Surrey, BC

When: October 13 6:30 PM – October 31 10:00 PM

Cost: $11.00 per person – Adult or Child (2 years old – 12 years old) including tax.

10. The Pumpkin Patch

Enjoy a hayride down to our pumpkin fields and pick out your own pumpkin, or choose from an assortment of already-picked pumpkins.

Hay wagon rides go from 10:00-6:00 on weekends, holidays and professional days, and 3:00-6:00 on weekdays throughout October.

We also have mini-pumpkins, gourds, cornstalks and hay bales available for sale at the farm stand. Don’t forget your winter veggies from our general store!  Finish off your day with a visit to our cows and chickens.

  • If you want to get your pumpkin from the field, plan at least an hour for your visit.
  • We have parking available on our farm, with overflow parking on the road. But make sure to check our lot first!
  • Make sure you visit our cows and chickens – children love to see our animals up close.
  • The best time for families with young children to visit is on weekdays from 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm.   We find that visiting the Pumpkin Patch while things are quieter will help your toddler have a more enjoyable experience!

When: October 1 10:00 AM – October 31 6:00 PM

Location: Rondriso Farms, 8390 172 Street, Surrey, BC

11. Great Pumpkin Run Walk

Come join 1500 runners and walkers to raise money for a new all abilities, all ages playground. Have fun with Creative Kids Zone and the pancake breakfast! We’re also introducing the Peace Arch Toyota Haunted House to get you into the spooky Halloween spirit.
Date: October 22, 2017;  9:00 am – 12:00 pm



A play: For the Pleasure of Seeing Her Again

This funny, nostalgic, and bittersweet play pays homage to the playwright’s colorful, down-to-earth mother. Be transported in time to five different stages of their lives together, with a bird’s-eye view of their tumultuous and loving relationship.

Running time: approximately 90 minutes, no intermission.

Location: Centre Stage at Surrey City Hall, 13450 104 Ave

Date & Time: October 18, 2017 at 8 pm

Box Office

Cost: $15

The Canada Show:

The Complete History of Canada in One Hour

Three bickering historians—one English (Alex Gullason), one French (Carly Pokoradi), and one First Nations (Frankie Cottrell)—battle to tell their version of Canadian history. With song and sketch comedy they pair pop culture references with historical happenings. It’s 60 laugh-packed minutes!

Suggested ages: 8 and up

Running time: approximately 1 hour, no intermission

Location: Studio Theatre at Surrey Arts Centre, 13750 88 Ave

Date & Time: October 22, 2017 at 2 pm

Box Office

Cost: $15

Guildford Jazz Festival 2017

Featuring many UK and international acts, the event will create a vibe reminiscent of something between the Cork Jazz festival Ireland and London’s South Bank.

The Guildford Jazz Festival 2017 will be the first of a new annual event set in Guildford in collaboration with Guildford Borough Council and Experience Guildford.

The festival will be a mixture of traditional and contemporary jazz, as well as both gospel and new talent showcases from Guildford itself and all around the UK. Guildford Jazz Festival will engage the local community as a whole, and providing a mix of both free public entertainment and ticketed events that will be suitable for the whole family and various generations of music lovers. It will utilise various locations across the town, including the notable landmarks such the Tunsgate Arch, Guildford Castle, the cobbled High Street and the newly re-furbished Village Guildford.

Box Office: Guildford Tourist Information Centre
Opening Times:  Monday – Saturday 9.30-17:00
155 High Street Guildford, Surrey

When: October 20th – 22nd

Website: Guildford Jazz Festival Info


School’s Out Activities

Date & Time: October 20, 2017; 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Contact: 604-501-5100

School’s out on Friday, October 20! Plan ahead and keep your kids active and busy for the day. We have a variety of ways to keep kids entertained with our city-wide School’s Out Fun Zone, activities at our pools and arenas, or a Discovery Day at Surrey Nature Centre.

Fun Zone

Camps include age appropriate programming for children ages 6 to 12 years. Activities include sports, arts, crafts, music, dance and games. Please check with the recreation facility in your community for specific details. Camp Connections are available for extended camp hours.

All Fun Zone camps run from 9 am to 3 pm and cost $30.50.

  • Chuck Bailey Recreation Centre
    Registration Code: 4553286
  • Don Christian Recreation Centre
    Registration Code: 4542570
  • Fraser Heights Recreation Centre
    Registration Code: 4551066
  • Guildford Recreation Centre
    Registration Code: 4553101
  • Newton Recreation Centre
    Registration Code: 4551019
  • South Surrey Recreation & Arts Centre
    Registration Code: 4549092

Register Here

Kids Who Cook

The pantry is open! Kids will learn to create a variety of healthy and fun foods and make their own receipe book. This School’s Out activity is for kids ages 6 to 12, runs from 9am to 3pm and costs $45.25.

Bridgeview Community Centre
Registration Code: 4550600

Register Here

Art Adventure

Have an art-filled day off school! Create amazing artworks and artifacts with instructors who are experienced art educators and practicing artists. This camp is for kids ages 6 to 11 years and costs $47.75.

Surrey Arts Centre
9 am to 3 pm
Registration Code: 4552306

Register Here


Spend the day with your fellow witches and wizards as you make scary decorations, get your fortune told and create a potion to enjoy with spooky treats. This camp is for kids ages 6 to 12 years and costs $33.00.

Historic Stewart Farm
9 am to 3 pm
Registration Code: 4551787

Register Here

BC Growth Opportunities Tour

Companies like IBM will be in Surrey on October 20th and they’re looking for BC tech solutions to their business challenges. Come hear more about what these companies are looking for and network with peers, potential customers and influencers.

Location: Surrey City Hall, 13450 104 Ave

Date & Time: October 20, 2017; 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM


Cost: Free

Website: BC Growth Opportunities Tour

Parks and Environment:

Bulbs for Beauty Community Plantings

Drop by and help plant flower bulbs to brighten one of Surrey’s parks for spring! Everyone is welcome to these free community planting events. Events run rain or shine. Tools provided. Bring a mug for hot chocolate after the planting.


  • Bryan Place Park – 8969 King George Boulevard (Friday, October, 20th; 11 am – 1 pm)
  • Forsyth Park – 10632 139 Street (Saturday, October, 28th; 11 am – 2 pm)
  • Queen Elizabeth Meadows – 9400 134 Street (Friday, October, 30th; 2 am – 4 pm)

Cost: Free

Grand Opening:

Forsyth Park

Come out and celebrate the official opening of Surrey City Centre’s newest park. Drop by to get this know this special place and:

  • Explore the new TD Nature Play Area
  • Enjoy family-friendly entertainment
  • Walk your dog in Surrey’s newest dog off-leash area
  • Go on a scavenger hunt (and enter a prize draw)
  • Plant a tree

Location: Forsyth Park, 10635 140 St

Date & Time: October 28, 2017; 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM


Cost: Free


Tree to Our Nature Canada 150 Celebration

Come celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary with a tree planting ceremony at the Ocean Park Community Orchard. Our stewardship committee, with the support of Parks staff, is hosting a public event that will feature a dedication ceremony, lots of hands-on activities, refreshments, and bulb planting all made possible by Tree Canada, Canadian National Railway, and the Government of Canada.

Location: Ocean Park Community Orchard, 12815 22 Ave

Date & Time: October 21, 2017; 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM


Cost: Free

Website: Facebook Event Page


Surrey Newcomer Employment Week

Surrey Newcomer Employment Week – Surrey NEW – will take place from October 21 to October 27, 2017 with over 35 events throughout the city.

Events include:

  • Career fairs
  • Mock interview sessions
  • Open houses
  • Skills training workshops

The goal of Surrey NEW is to provide more opportunities for face-to-face connections between employers and newcomer job seekers. The initiative is organized by Surrey LIP in collaboration with 20 community partners. Check out the Surrey NEW calendar of events for full event details.

Cost: Free

Website: Surrey NEW

Surrey International Writers’ Conference

The Conference starts on Friday October 20 and ends on Sunday October 22.

Friday – October 20th

  • Friday Workshops
  • Lunch (Full conference passes and day passes)
  • Evening Banquet (Full conference passes) with Keynote speech and award presentations. Costumes optional.
  • Friday Night Owl event – Slade’s Shock Theatre 10

Saturday – October 21st

  • Saturday Workshops
  • Mystery presenter lunch (Full conference passes and day passes)
  • Author Book Signing Event
  • Evening Banquet (Full conference passes) with Keynote speech and Gala. Formal dress optional.
  • Saturday Night Owl event – SFU-sponsored open mic event

Sunday – October 22nd

  • Sunday Workshops
  • Lunch (Full conference passes and day passes) with Keynote speech and Silly Writing Contest Winners announced
  • Workshops

Location: Sheraton Vancouver Guildford Hotel – 15269 104th Avenue, Surrey, British Columbia
Telephone: 604-582-9288

Tickets: Buy Here


Alie Slabenko
Alie Slabenko is a local writer and poet passionate about human rights. She recently completed the New Media Journalism Program at Simon Fraser University. She also holds a Masters in Tax Crimes from Russia and PDD in Marketing from Douglas College in Vancouver. Alie has volunteered for the YVR airport magazine as a creative contributor and written several travel and lifestyle articles for an online Russian magazine. She is a traveler by heart and has visited Hong Kong, Macau, South Korea, China, and the USA. In her free time Alie likes to paint, take photographs, write poems, and manage her social justice oriented website. Alie is a human rights advocate who seeks to serve people through her journalistic skills focusing on racism, transgender rights, women rights, and human trafficking.