The Fusion Festival returns to Holland Park in Surrey July 16th and 17th. Easily our favourite festival of the summer, this two-day event combines entertainment, education, cultural celebration, and hundreds of different food options.
Four stages will be filled with song, dance, and performing arts throughout both days. Stage performances kick off at 11:30am both days and the official opening ceremony “Parade of Flags” will be Saturday at 4:30pm. You can catch Korean Art Society Drummers, Surrey Folk Bhangra Club, Taoist Tai Chi Demonstration, Lester Quitzau, Yoro Noukossi, Ukrainian Dulcimer Ensemble, Sun Hang Do Martial Arts, and more on both days. Saturday’s main stage will welcome Krystle dos Santos, Warren Dean Flandez, Bombino, and Bedouin Soundclash. Sunday’s headliner will be Jay Sean.
Portugese, Ukrainian, Mexican, Russian, whatever your taste buds are up for, you can probably find it at one of the food vendor tents (sorted by participating nation). We always get a Jamaican fruit smoothie, some type of flame-grilled meat (of which there is a lot in several different stalls), vegetable platers or whole mangos on a stick, and the kids love the taquitos.
Each country represented has a tent area where you can learn more about specific cultural events, browse clothing, and shop for unique trinkets and souvenirs. You can also take part in a pow wow presented by the Kla-how-eya Aboriginal Centre of SACS.
Take transit (it’s right between Central City and King George SkyTrain stations) and enjoy the festivities. Holland Park is located on the South West corner of King George Highway & Old Yale Road and all of the days events, activities, and entertainment is free. Miss604.com is proud to sponsor this event for the 3rd year in a row.