Jamaican Festival 2008 in Surrey

Comments 5 by Rebecca Bollwitt

Just in time for the sun to return there will be many events heating up Metro Vancouver this weekend. If you’re not downtown for the Pride Parade on Sunday (kicking off at noon and running all along Robson, down Denman, and up Beach over to Sunset Beach) then there is another festival happening at Holland Park in Surrey that should be just as jubilant.

Celebrating 46 years old Jamaican independence, Surrey’s Jamaican Festival on Sunday August 3rd will feature volleyball, soccer, tug-o-war, and various other challenging events alongside reggae music, soca music, foods and games.


Jamaica Tent @ Fusion Festival – Photo credit: John Bollwitt on Flickr

Sunday’s outdoor event is preceded by a banquet Saturday night at the Portugese Banquet Hall in Surrey (visit the JCCABC site for more details).

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  1. kellyThursday, July 31st, 2008 — 6:21pm PST

    Hi there, I am glad to find this blog. I am in Vancouver for a month and have been trying to find blogs or websites that talk about things going on locally, best restaurants, etc. Any advice on where to look? I tried the 24hours and Straight websites. thanks!

  2. BradleyThursday, July 31st, 2008 — 11:04pm PST

    jamaican me wanna go to this! ha ha ha…….

  3. AstroSunday, July 12th, 2009 — 9:01am PST

    Is The festival happening this year again??

  4. LeahFriday, July 31st, 2009 — 11:33am PST

    your date is Wrong – festival is Sunday Augst 2 – not 3rd. 3rd is Monday

  5. Miss604Friday, July 31st, 2009 — 11:37am PST

    @ Leah This post was published July 31st, 2008 @ 8:13 am. In 2008, that was the correct date for the festival.

    @Astro Yes it is!! You can read about the Jamaican Festival and more activities this weekend in my BC Day Long Weekend 2009 post.

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