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Diwali Downtown Surrey

Saturday, NOVEMBER 5th., 3pm to 7pm Centre Stage at Surrey City Hall 13450 – 104 Ave. This year’s event welcomes various artists to showcase unity in diversity with Shiamak Vancouver for a Bollywood dance performance finale. Look for information about other artists and programming on the Diwali Fest website. Diwali Downtown is the festival’s main event and a key attraction for our festival sponsors, drawing thousands of attendees from all demographics for a South Asian cultural extravaganza. Diwali Downtown brings together the best of contemporary and classical Indian culture for the entire family. This year’s event will include over...

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Garden Light Festival at Bear Creek Park

Tuesday, OCTOBER 18, from 6 to 9pm Bear Creek Park, 13750 – 88 Ave Come on out for some FREE family entertainment! This year we are working with 365 Productions as well as the Surrey Arts Centre to bring the garden to life with lights, lanterns and performers. The trails and the trees will be illuminated as you wander through an ever changing display of colours. Grab a snack (mini donuts, grilled cheese sandwiches and hot beverages), make a lantern and prepare to be wowed! Don’t forget to pack a flashlight and dress for the weather – rain or...

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City Centre Library Turns 5!

You are invited to City Centre Library’s 5th Anniversary! Saturday, October 1st, 11 AM – 3 PM City Centre Library, 10350 University Drive. It’s a day of free fun for everyone, including: · special guests like Bing Thom Architects , author Ujjal Dosanjh, Surrey Poet Laureate Renée Sarojini Saklikar, and City of Surrey Community Planning Division · facepainting · musical performances · storytimes Listen to the Langley Ukulele Orchestra and the Sunrise Seniors Choir. Meet musician and illustrator Chris Hamilton. Remember to check out our Community Group Hub and discover a new pastime. Activities’ Program: https://www.facebook.com/events/1813631182201695/ Join us on...

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Surrey Reggae Festival September 10th

September 10, from 1pm to 10pm Cloverdale Fairgrounds – Stetson Bowl 6050 – 176th Street LUCIANO A celebration of Caribbean and African culture through music, food and handcrafts. TURBULENCE An all ages shows with some of the greatest artists of the Reggae scene. Some of the artists include Jamaican sensation Luciano and Turbulence, Vancouver’s Pendomoja, Maffie and Crew, Empress Omolara, Los Furios, top DJs and more. Maffie and Crew Advance Tickets $20, FREE for kids under 12 years old accompained by an adult. On line= https://www.ticket-pal.ca/event/Surrey-Reggae-Festival Empress Omolara Ticket outlets: Reggae Cafe, Calabash Bistro in Gastown, Riddim n’ Spice...

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