Surrey Winterfest returns for the fourth year next month for a full day of free family fun at Central City. John and I have been covering Winterfest since it first started in 2008 and it’s been fun to watch it grow — especially last year when it transformed into one of the most successful Vancouver 2010 celebration sites. This year the kids activities, food vendors, and maybe even the stilt walkers return Saturday, February 26th, 2011.
Festivities and concerts will run from 12:00pm until 10:00pm with an Olympic Flashback Ceremony at 6:00pm over on the main stage. Free activities include the toboggan hill, the outdoor skating surface, curling zone, road hockey, Kids World, Storyville, the Sustainability Zone, Right to Play / Adaptive Sports, and more.
Live entertainment includes performances by Stef Lang, Shaun Verreault of Wide Mouth Mason, Dr. Strangelove, Kyprios, and headliners Hot Hot Heat. On the secondary stage on the SFU mezzanine they’ll have the Surrey City Orchestra, Surrey Celebration Dance Team, SOULdiers & B-Boys, and Elite’s Most Wanted Bhangra. All shows are free and open to the public.
Winterfest is accessible by SkyTrain, located near the Surrey City Centre station and you can follow @Surrey_Events on Twitter for updates and information.