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Surrey Events Calendar – September 25th to October 1st



Surrey events calendar

September 25th – October 1st


Diwali Downtown Surrey

Diwali Downtown features the best of contemporary and classical Indian culture with performances, rangoli, and an Indian-style bazaar (marketplace) featuring South Asian crafts and food. This year’s event welcomes various artists to showcase unity in diversity, with performances by Karima Essa & Aashritha Royyurn. You’ll find information about other artists and programming on the Diwali Fest website.

Location: Surrey City Hall, 13450 104 Ave

Date & Time: October 1, 2017 from 3 pm-6 pm


Cost: Free

Unveiling of Fern Facade and Meet Sean Alward

A new public artwork graces the windows of the Newton Recreation Centre expansion. Celebrate the unveiling of Fern Façade by Sean Alward as part of the grand re-opening of the facility on Saturday, September 30. The artist will be in attendance and you’ll have a chance to meet and chat with him.

About the Artist: Sean Alward is a painter and photographer. He received his BFA from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design and MFA from the University of British Columbia. Since 2002, he has exhibited in solo and group shows at numerous galleries across the Lower Mainland.

Location: Newton Recreation Centre, 13730 72 Ave

Date & Time: September 30, 2017 (12:30 PM – 2:00 PM)


Cost: Free

School’s Out Activities

Although class just started, school’s out on Monday, September 25! Plan ahead and keep your kids active and busy for the day. There will be variety of ways to keep kids entertained with the city-wide School’s Out Fun Zone, activities at our pools and arenas, or a Discovery Day at Surrey Nature Centre.

Location: Various

Date & Time: September 25, 2017 (9:00 AM – 3:00 PM)

Contact: 604-501-5100

Cost: $30,50 – Fun Zone; $45,25 – Kids Who Cook; $49,50 – Nature Discovery Camp.

Classical Coffee Concert: PianOpera

Elizabeth and Marcel Bergmann—known worldwide as the Bergmann Piano Duo—perform duet arrangements of favourite operatic repertoire ranging from Mozart’s Magic Flute and Rossini’s Barber of Seville to Liszt’s virtuosic fantasy of Bellini’s Sonnambula.

The concert takes place after a social hour with coffee, tea, and delicious goodies.

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

Date & Time: September 28, 2017 at 11 am (social hour at 10 am)

Box Office

Cost: Zone A $32. Zone B $25

Website: Bergmann Piano Duo

Culture Days in Surrey

Culture Days is a Canada-wide volunteer movement to raise awareness, accessibility, participation, and engagement of all Canadians in the arts and cultural life of their communities. Participate in the activities (Children’s Explore Zone, Visual artists and art educators helping you to make fun monsters, and etc.) and enjoy performances (African Stages, The Wild Moccasins Dancers).

Location: Central City Shopping Centre, 10153 King George Blvd

Date & Time: September 30, 2017 (from 1 pm–5 pm)

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Cost: Free


National Seniors Day Town Centre Events

Join Surrey to celebrate National Seniors Day (Oct. 1) with these various Town Centre events! From movies to afternoon socials to free demonstrations – be sure to join an activity near you.

Location: Various

Date & Time: September 27 to October 6, 2017 (9:00 AM – 3:30 PM)

Carissa Bootsma

Cost: Free

National Seniors Day Celebration

Don’t miss this fun and free event to celebrate National Seniors Day and learn why Surrey is an age-friendly city where people can enjoy lifelong activity and engagement.

Listen to Dr. Art Hister and enjoy a musical performance by the Classics Brass Trio.

Light refreshments will be served.

Be sure to register to secure your spot.
To register, please call 604-501-5100 and quote registration # 4554860.

Location: Surrey City Hall, 13450 104 Ave

Date & Time: September 29, 2017 (11:00 AM – 1:30 PM)

Carissa Bootsma

Cost: Free


Surrey CIBC Run for the Cure

Run or walk for the CIBC Run for the Cure in Surrey. Help make this year’s event inspirational and memorable, all while you help the Canadian Cancer Society create a future without breast cancer. Run or walk the 5K as an individual or as a team.

Location: Bear Creek Park, 13750 88 Ave

Date & Time: October 1, 2017 (8:00 AM – Noon)


Event Schedule:

Registration: 8:00 AM
Opening Ceremonies: 9:30 AM
Warm Up: 9:45 AM
Start: 10:00 AM
Survivor Parade:11:15AM
Awards & Closing Ceremonies: 11:00 AM

The Construction Expo Fall 2017

After the Grand success of our first construction expo held March 11 to 12, 2017 we are holding the next event this fall at the Cloverdale Agriplex. We will be presenting new products, services, technology and innovative ideas – all under one roof.

We invite architects, tradesmen, builders, contractors, designers, renovators, engineers, developers and real estate companies to come check it out. Industry leaders are all set to display products and services at this giant expo with many more businesses still signing up.

It will be a not-to-miss hub for leading construction professionals to meet and build strong relationships.

Location: Cloverdale Fairgrounds Agriplex Bldg, 6050 176 St

Date & Time: September 30 to October 1, 2017 (10:00 AM – 5:00 PM)


Visit site for ticket information – The Construction Expo

Get Surrey Working Hiring Fair

Bring a resume and meet with over 40 employers from various industries. Register for free and come by on September 28.

Location: Chuck Bailey Recreation Center, 13458 107a Ave

Date & Time: September 28, 2017 (10:00 AM – 3:00 PM); 10 am-11:30 am: WorkBC Clients Only; 11:30 am-3 pm: General Public

Cost: Free

Website: Surrey WorkBC

Community Links

Join us as we create a portrait of our community. Built of individual cardboard discs, each link tells the story of someone’s personal passion. Seen as a whole, this tower tells the story of a dynamic and vibrant community.

We are taking inspiration from Terry Fox’s life of service and dedication to reflect. How we can use our passions to serve those around us? Help us launch this project at the Surrey Community Terry Fox Walk/Run on September 29. While there, you can also participate in the event. Visit the SFU website for details.

Location: Central City Shopping Centre Plaza, 10153 King George Blvd

Date & Time: September 29, 2017 (11:30 AM – 1:30 PM)

Edward Westerhuis

Cost: Free

National Tree Day Planting Party

Help plant 500 native trees and shrubs in Green Timbers Park and enjoy:

  • live music
  • a scavenger hunt contest
  • nature activities
  • a free BBQ lunch for planters (while supplies last)
  • and more!

This event is open to all ages and abilities and all equipment will be provided.

Location: Surrey Nature Centre at Green Timbers Park, 14225 Green Timbers Way

Date & Time: September 30, 2017 (10:00 AM – 2:00 PM)


Cost: Free

Kids and Family:

Aloha Polynesia

This dynamic performance features colorful costumes, inspiring music (including ukulele), and graceful dances from the islands of Hawai’i, Tahiti, New Zealand, Samoa, and Fiji performed by dancers ages 4 to 94. Net proceeds will be donated to the ALS (Lou Gehrig) Society, Doctors without Borders, Operation Smile, and Union Gospel Mission’s Christmas Dinner for the Homeless.

Time: 1:30 pm: Doors open—it’s general seating so you’re encouraged to arrive early to choose your seats
Running time approximately 2 hours, including intermission.

Location: Main Stage at Surrey Arts Centre, 13750 88 Avenue

Date & Time: October 1, 2017 at 2 pm

Box Office

Cost: Adult $20. Student/Senior $15. Child 12 and under $10.

Newton Recreation Centre Grand Re-Opening

Join the celebration and have some fun at Newton Recreation Centre’s Grand Reopening with your friends and family! This free event includes many activities such as:

  • live entertainment,
  • wrestling demos,
  • children’s games,
  • giveaways,
  • mini golf,
  • face painting,
  • a bouncy castle,
  • and facility orientations.

Location: Newton Recreation Centre, 13730 72 Ave

Date & Time: September 30, 2017 (11:00 AM – 2:00 PM)

Contact: 604-501-5540

Cost: Free

Guardians of the Arena Skate

Try some fun challenges and meet superheroes during this enjoyable family skate. No skates? No problem! We have rentals available for a small fee.

Guardians of the Arena Locations, Dates & Times:

South Surrey Arena – Saturday, September 30 from 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm

Newton Arena – Sunday, October 1 from 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm

Cloverdale Arena – Friday, November 24 from 6:15 pm to 7:45 pm

North Surrey Arena – Saturday, November 25 from 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm

Surrey Sport & Leisure Arena – Sunday, November 26 from 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm

Cost: Regular admission applies

Farmers Markets:

Surrey Urban Farmers Market

This market features an amazing array of fresh local produce. Between 22-28 vendors set up each week with a focus on produce. You can find some amazingly delicious food from several food carts and fresh baked goods. There is aslo tons of community information, and you can enjoy weekly music, a battery drop off, water bottle refill and answers to your gardening and food growing questions.Hours: 2:00 pm-6:00 pm.

Event Dates: Weekly on Wednesday June 7, 2017 to Wednesday October 4, 2017

Location: North Surrey Rec Centre, 10275 City Parkway, Surrey

Contact: 778-228-3276

White Rock Farmers Market

Every Sunday this authentic community-based farmers market bring out all their fabulous vendor-produced goods, including fresh fruits and veggies, with an emphasis on locally-grown farm produce. There are also baked goods, preserves, garden products (bedding plants, hanging baskets and flowers), many specialty food items such as organic cheese, local seafood, and gourmet dog biscuits plus unique crafts by local crafts people. Much, much more awaits you.You can purchase a cup of fair trade coffee (or buy it by the bag) and enjoy live entertainment and other activities in a delightful ambiance.

Hours: Open 10:00 am-2:00 pm.

Event Dates: Weekly on Sunday May 7, 2017 to Sunday October 29, 2017

Contact: 604-897-3276

Location: 15154 Russell Ave, Miramar Village Plaza, White Rock

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6 events you need to attend in Surrey: Aug. 6-14



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Looking for something to do? You’re in luck! From outdoor movies to a butterfly release, there is so much to do in Surrey this week.

Aug. 6: Movies Under the Stars


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You can head over to Holland Park for a free movie under the stars starting on Aug. 6. The fun starts at 6pm with plenty of games, singers, crafts, draws, and so much more. Be sure to bring a picnic blanket or lawn chair and some yummy snacks to enjoy. The movie schedule is as follows: 

Aug. 6: Sing 2

Aug. 13: Encanto

Aug. 20: Sonic the Hedgehog 2

Address: Holland Park, 13428 Old Yale Rd.


Aug. 6-7: Music and Meditation Festival

Need some relaxation? Visit Surrey City Hall on Aug. 6 and 7 for the Music and Meditation Festival. The event starts at noon, and on Aug. 6 there will be “meditative flute music by Edgar Muenala, Indigenous dance by the Wild Moccasin Dancers, meditation workshops with Rani Thompson of Raaga with Rani and multi-instrumentalists The Nair Brothers, activities for children and parents, and much more! On Aug. 7 you can enjoy free outdoor music from members of Sahaja Yoga BC from noon–2pm, and free meditation classes at the Surrey Central Library from 2-4pm.

Address: Surrey City Hall, 13450-104th Ave.


Aug. 6-7: Play Time: Heritage Board Games

Tired of Monopoly? Learn about the board games that residents in Victorian Surrey would have played. This event is free and the only thing you need to supply is the players. 

Address: Historic Stewart Farm, 13723 Crescent Rd.


Aug. 10: Sounds of Summer: Dalannah Gail Bowen


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Enjoy a free outdoor concert in Holland Park on Aug. 10 from 6:30–8pm. This week’s performance is Dalannah Gail Bowen who is a “76-year-old Afro-Canadian Cherokee singer, songwriter, actress, play writer, storyteller, event producer, social activist, International Memphis Blues Awards semi-finalist (2017) and a Blues Hall of Fame Master Blues Artist (2015).”

Address: Holland Park, 13428 Old Yale Rd.


Aug. 13: Habitat for Humanity 11th Annual Butterfly Release

Watch a live butterfly release at the Fleetwood Villa on Aug. 13 starting at 11:30am. This event is free to watch but you’re also able to purchase a butterfly to release, with all proceeds going towards Habitat for Humanity. Butterflies cost $20 each and include a butterfly cookie. There will also be live entertainment and a barbecue lunch. For more information on how to reserve your butterfly, check the City of Surrey website

Address: Fleetwood Villa, 16028 83 Ave.


Aug. 13-14: Play Time: Old Fashioned Toys

You can visit the Historic Stewart Farm to play with the toys that the Stewart children would have enjoyed in the early 1900s. You’ll also be able to play some outdoor games and make your own toy to take home! This free event is a part of the Historic Stewart Farm’s themed summer weekends. 

Address: Historic Stewart Farm, 13723 Crescent Rd.

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6 events for you to check out in Surrey: July 1–9



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From ice cream making to free concerts in the park, there is so much to do in Surrey (@thecityofsurrey / Instagram)

Looking for something to do? Well, you’re in luck! There is so much to do in Surrey this week.


Surrey Canada Day

Canada Day 2022 is coming up quickly and the City of Surrey has plenty of plans to celebrate. You can check out an Indigenous Village, the Summer Market, or enjoy some live music from artists like Arkells! There will also be plenty of food trucks and amusement park rides to enjoy. You can check out our previous article for a full breakdown of everything happening. 

Address: Bill Reid Millennium Amphitheatre, 176th St and 64th Avenue, Surrey


Ice Cream Making

From July 1 to 3 you can visit the Historic Stewart Farm to learn how to make your own homemade ice cream like Surrey residents from the 1900s. Not only that, but you’ll be able to take some home. 

Address: 13723 Crescent Rd, Surrey


Surrey Rides


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If you’re 18 or younger and like to skateboard, bike, or scooter, then head over to South Surrey Youth Park on July 5 from 4 to 8 pm for Surrey Rides. There will be free snacks, good jams, and prize giveaways for everyone who attends. Helmets are mandatory and spectators are welcome. Be sure to visit the City of Surrey website for a full schedule of Surrey Rides. 

Address: South Surrey Youth Park, 14601 20 Avenue, Surrey


Sounds of Summer: Sons of Granville


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Visit Glades Woodland Garden for a free summer concert with Sons of Granville on July 5. Be sure to bring a picnic blanket or chairs and you’re encouraged to bring a picnic dinner to enjoy. Sons of Granville started as a busking duo back in 2010 and have since gained popularity and brought on more band members. This is definitely a concert you won’t want to miss. Gates open at 5 pm and the concert starts at 6:30 pm. 

Address: The Glades Woodland Garden, 457 170 Street, Surrey


FVDED in the Park

FVDED in the Park returns to Holland Park this year on July 8 and 9. Headlining the iconic Surrey festival are Illenium, Excision, Rick Ross, and Don Toliver. Tickets are on sale now and you can purchase them online

Address: Holland Park, 13428 Old Yale Road, Surrey


SHIAMAK: spirit of India

BC’s biggest Bollywood dance company is coming to the Bell Performing Arts Centre on July 8 at 7:30 pm to perform “spirit of India.” This is a celebration of India’s spirituality, mythology, colourful festivals, weddings, music, dances, Bollywood, and will include over 90 performers! Tickets start at $36 and can be purchased onlineAddress: Bell Performing Arts Centre, 6250 144th Street, Surrey

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BC’s biggest Bollywood dance company, SHIAMAK, is performing “spirit of India” in Surrey



This event is to celebrate the 75th year of India’s Independence.

SHIAMAK is coming to Surrey on July 8 for the “spirit of India,” a celebration of the 75th year of India’s Independence with music and dance. 

The performance will include India’s spirituality, mythology, colourful festivals, flamboyant weddings, magnificent music, exhilarating dances, and, of course, Bollywood — this production manifests the true spirit of India’s multiculturalism.

There will be over 90 different performers who come from all over the Lower Mainland and the performance will include a retelling of the Ramayana, one of the largest ancient epics in world literature.

Not only is this a must-attend event but this will be SHIAMAK’s return to the stage since their last performance in 2019.

You can buy tickets to “spirit of India” online starting at $28. The performance will take place at the Bell Performing Arts Centre on July 8 starting at 7:30 pm. 

Address: Bell Performing Arts Centre, 6250 144th Street

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Here’s what to expect from Surrey’s Canada Day Celebration



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The event will be headlined by Arkells and have an Indigenous Village, amusement rides, a summer market, and more! (City of Surrey / Facebook)

Canada Day 2022 is coming up quickly and the City of Surrey has plenty of plans to celebrate. Here are some of the highlights of this year’s celebration. 



There will be musical performances for the entire day with Arkells headlining the show. You can also expect performances from Shawnee Kish, Haviah Mighty, En Karma, Teon Gibbs, Ashley Pater, Glisha, Kung Jaadee, Pleasant Trees, and many more! Plus, all of these performances are free so you can enjoy as much music as you want. 


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Summer Market: 

Plenty of local vendors will be making their way to the Canada Day celebration this year, and they’ll be set up in the Summer Market. Some of the vendors include Mysgreen, lil so&so handmades, The Refill Shop, Mountain Mornings, and So Fresh Air Fresheners. 


Food Trucks:

No Canada Day celebration is complete without food, and there will be tons of food trucks available for you to choose from. Whether you’re feeling like some delicious sandwiches from Bread and Cheese, Bannock from the Bannock Queen, vegan delights from the Dirty Vegan, Japanese-inspired hotdogs from Japa Dog, or mini donuts from Mr. Ken’s Donuts, Surrey’s Canada Day will have it all! There will be over 30 different food trucks at the event. 


Indigenous Village:

For this year, the City of Surrey is putting a big emphasis on reconciliation with Indigenous peoples. On the Surrey Canada Day Website, the City said “July 1st is a day to chart a new and better path forward. Together, we can work towards reconciliation and a more equitable society for all. We invite you to come together to experience diverse cultural expression, as well as the best of Canada and its hope for the future. Surrey Canada Day is committed to sharing music, education, entertainment, and the cultural practices of many Indigenous and multicultural artists. Event organizers are working with leaders from land-based Nations and an Indigenous consultant in the planning and programming of this event.”

One of the highlights of this year’s celebration is the Indigenous Village with plenty of different sections to check out. The Siam Stage (which means “Respected Ones” in Coast Salish languages) will feature Indigenous cultural sharing, the Residential School Survivor Honouring Ceremony, and contemporary music performances. There will also be a sharing circle where “the public is invited to participate in discussions with Residential School Survivors to learn first-hand about the hardships they lived through while attending the schools. Attendees will also have the opportunity to meet the children of the Residential School Survivors, who will share how their lives were impacted by the inter-generational trauma caused by the Residential School system.” 

In addition, there will be traditional teachings, doll-making demonstrations, game playing from the Onyota’aka Nation with S^yowah (Son-Yo-Wah), ribbon skirt making, and a community mural painting with Brad Henry.


Amusement Rides:

If you’re looking for some thrills then you’re in luck, there are plenty of amusement park rides available at Surrey’s Canada Day celebration. You can ride on the Ferris wheel, crash into some bumper cars, get turned around in the Zipper, or walk through the Kreepy Kastle. To get on these rides you must buy tickets, with one ticket costing $1.50. You can also buy 20 tickets for $30 or 40 Tickets for $50. There will be 16 different rides to choose from. 



The celebrations will end with a fireworks display starting at 10:15 pm that you will not want to miss. 


For more information on everything happening for Surrey’s Canada Day, be sure to visit

Address: Bill Reid Millennium Amphitheatre, 176th St and 64th Avenue, Surrey

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7 events for you to check out in Surrey June 10–18



7 events for you to check out in Surrey June 10–18
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Looking for something to do? Well, you’re in luck! There is so much to do in Surrey this week.


June 10: Seniors Week

Visit the Historic Stewart Farm on June 10 from 11 am to 2 pm for Seniors Week. There will be live music and performers, heritage activities and demonstrations, tours of the 1894 farmhouse, samples of delicious homemade treats, and activities in recognition of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

Address: Historic Stewart Farm, 13723 Crescent Road


June 11: Magical QUIRK-E Tour

QUIRK-E (Queer Imaging and Riting Kollective for Elders) is hosting numerous spoken word and video performances at the Museum of Surrey on June 11 from 2 to 4 pm. There will be cartoons, videos, short films, songs, a scene from a play, stories, and poems. This event is 14+. 

Address: Museum of Surrey, 17710 56a Ave


June 11: Car-Free Day

Car-Free Day is coming to Surrey Saturday, June 11. This event will turn 137 street into a car-free paradise with tons of local merchants, musicians, and family-friendly activities like balloon twisting, jugglers, and face painting. There will also be a beer garden (for the grown-ups) and plenty of food trucks. 

Address: 7380 King George Blvd


June 16–19: Strawberry Tea on the Farm

If you missed Seniors Week, then you can visit the Historic Stewart Farm from June 16–19 for strawberry tea on the veranda. There will also be ice cream and other treats for you to enjoy. Tickets cost $18.20 and you can register for them online or by calling 604-501-5100.

Address: Historic Stewart Farm, 13723 Crescent Road


June 17: Youth Pride Dance

Youth ages 13 to 18 are welcome to attend the Youth Pride Dance, an inclusive and welcoming event to celebrate Pride. There will be dancing (of course), games, snacks, and prizes for the most creative outfits. LGBTQ2S+ and allies can attend this event. Registration for this free event is available online

Address: Chuck Bailey Recreation Centre, 13458 107A Avenue


June 18: International Picnic Day

Visit Hazelgrove Park for International Picnic Day on June 18 from 5:30 to 7:30 pm. Bring a packed meal and your friends and family to enjoy an evening full of fun activities. There will be mini-golf, storytime, different fun park activities, and different vendors from the Cloverdale Farmers Market. This event is free and open to all ages. 

Address: Hazelgrove Park 7080 190 Street


June 18: Surrey Fest

This year is the 22nd anniversary of Surrey Fest! Head over to Holland Park from 11 am to 4 pm to enjoy music, prizes, vendors, and more! This event is free but expect it to get busy. 

Address: Holland Park, 13428 Old Yale Rd

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