There’s something special about Surrey Canada Day. It could be the food trucks that roll up each year, dishing up everything from kettle corn and smoothies to burgers and poutine. It could be the abundance of exhibitor tents and activations, engaging everyone from kids to adults with interactive displays, activities, and helpful information.
Perhaps it’s the Surrey Canada Day tradition of the Seniors’ Strawberry Tea or it could also be the midway, packed with rides that take you up into the sky or spin you around. One might think it’s also the heavy-hitting concert lineup followed by a spectacular fireworks show to close out the evening. For me, above all, it’s the sense of community.
Surrey Canada Day 2014
Surrey is the 2nd largest city in BC and the 12th largest city in Canada with a population of over 468,000 — not bad for a place that became an official “city” just 21 years ago. As Vancouver strives to become the Greenest City in the world by 2020, Surrey is set to become the most populated city in Metro Vancouver that same year. Through a series of free, family-oriented, culturally-diverse, and entertainment-driven festivals throughout the year, Surrey has helped continue to build its sense of community in its town centres.
For the last seven years I have been a proud sponsor of one of Western Canada’s largest Canada Day celebrations, in my hometown of Surrey, and I’m as excited as ever to share this year’s pertinent details with you:
Where Bill Reid Millennium Amphitheatre, Surrey (176 St at 64th Ave)
When Tuesday, July 1, 2014 from 10:00am to 10:30pm
How to Get There You can walk, bike, take transit, or drive (parking is free).
Surrey Canada Day 2014
Surrey Canada Day is free to attend, you can bring your lawn chair or picnic blanket, camp out with the family all day. Arrive in time for the official kick-off with Mayor and Council at 1:30pm as it’s tradition to follow this up with a massive cupcake giveaway.
Surrey Canada Day Chevron Mainstage Lineup
11:00am to 11:25am Matt Henry
11:30am to 12:00pm Norma McKnight
12:15pm to 1:00pm Will Stroet
1:05pm to 1:25pm Vancity Bhangra
1:30pm Cedar Hills Caledonian Pipe Band
1:30pm to 2:00pm Opening Ceremonies with Mayor & Council
2:00pm to 2:10pm DRS Bboy Crew
2:30pm to 3:00pm Halfway To Hollywood
3:30pm to 4:10pm Ray Gibson
4:30pm to 5:10pm Country Divas
5:30pm to 6:10pm Barracuda Heart Tribute Band
6:10pm/7:10pm/8:15pm/10:15pm DJ Flip-Out
6:30pm to 7:10pm Kyprios
7:30pm to 8:30pm Daniel Wesley
9:00pm to 10:15pm Matthew Good
The Fireworks Spectacular will follow the mainstage concerts at 10:15pm.
More information about the Canada Day Expo, Shooting Stars Amusement Rides & Bouncy World, Seniors’ Strawberry Tea, and more can be found online and follow Surrey Events on Twitter and Facebook for details leading up to Canada day.