Surrey Summer Festivals 2011

Comments 4 by Rebecca Bollwitt

When I was growing up in Surrey, our summer activities included rollerblading over to Mac’s for some Frosters, swimming in the Kwantlen Park Pool, running various park trails, and heading out to the skate park with our BMX bikes. Over the last five years or so, there’s been much more going on throughout the summer (and even the whole year) in what was once the City of Parks. Here is a small sampling of some of the free summer festivals and events you can enjoy in Surrey this season.

Party for the Planet, Surrey

South Surrey Festival
When: Saturday, June 18, 2011 from 11:00am to 4:00pm
Where: Kwomais Point Park (1379 128 St)
What: Crafts for kids, live music and entertainment, face painting, artisan displays, and more

Surrey Fest Downtown
When: Saturday, June 18, 2011 from 11:00am to 6:00pm
Where: North Surrey Recreation Centre Parking Lot & Central City Plaza
What: The 13th annual festival that celebrates community. Free for all ages to enjoy entertainment, food, activities, silent auction, and displays

Park Play Palooza
When: Saturday, June 25, 2011 from 11:00am to 2:00pm
Where: Cloverdale Athletic Park (6330 168 St)
What: A free park party with live music, rock climbing wall, Science World activities, and more

Surrey Canada Day 2010

Surrey Canada Day
When: Friday, July 1, 2011 from 11:00am to 10:30pm
Where: Cloverdale Millenium Amphitheater (176 St and 64 Ave)
What: One of Western Canada’s largest Canada Day celebrations. This all-day event includes rides, food vendors, displays, activities for the family, and a main-stage lineup of artists including Trooper and Elise Estrada.

Surrey Fusion Fest 2010 Surrey Fusion Fest 2010

Surrey Fusion Festival

Surrey Fusion Festival
When: Saturday July 16 & Sunday July 17, 2011 from 11:00am to 10:00pm
Where: Holland Park (Corner of King George Highway & Old Yale Road)
What: A free celebration of global food, music, and culture. It’s one of our favourite annual events with so much to see and do — and did I mention the food? Sample delicacies from around the world, and watch dance and music on the festival stages. Headliners this year include Jay Sean and Bedouin Soundclash.

To reiterate, all of these festivals are free and (hopefully) out in the sunshine this June and July. You can get to all of these locations by transit (either SkyTrain or bus) and they are all family-friendly.

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  1. JennyTuesday, June 14th, 2011 — 3:10pm PDT

    I enjoy all the festivals but I have to say that Surrey “city of parks” is growing so quickly and there don’t seem to be any more parks in the works. Existing park facilities, while there are many are getting crowded in the city center as more condos and townhouse complexes bring new residents to the city. I hope city council will address this issue soon and ad more park facilities and not just rec centers.

  2. JustineThursday, June 16th, 2011 — 2:57pm PDT

    I love the Fusion Festival! It’s something I look forward to every year.

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    […] now live in Vancouver proper, but she grew up in Surrey. As such, she’s proud to showcase the summer festivals set to take place in Surrey this year. From Park Play Palooza to Surrey Fusion Festival, […]

  4. SharanFriday, June 17th, 2011 — 8:06pm PDT

    Is Jay Sean really going to be there on July 16 and 17?

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