The Surrey International Children’s Festival presented by Envision Financial is thrilled to be celebrating their 10th Anniversary this month.
This year’s Surrey Children’s Festival will take place May 22nd to May 24th at Bear Creek Park and the Surrey Arts Centre and it’s the only arts-based international children’s festival south of the Fraser River, providing an opportunity for children to become the creative thinkers of tomorrow.
Surrey Children’s Festival Highlights
Eric Litwin, author of the first four Pete the Cat books from Atlanta, Georgia (USA)
Interactive Erth’s Dinosaur Zoo from Australia
World music and dance Language of Rhythm
Shiamak Bollywood Jazz Dance Team all ages workshop
Moving theatre performance Jake’s Gift
The Nylon Zoo dress up and storytelling
Beautiful puppet show Little Old Man
The Marimba Station Learn to play the marimba in this fun and easy workshop
There are 5 performance venues, with 3 inside the Arts Centre (Main Stage Theatre, Studio Theatre and Lily Pad Stage) and 2 in Bear Creek Park (Leap Frog Stage and Community Spirit Stage).
Arts Activities (some free, some ticketed) include clay, face paint, mehndi, chalk, family tree, art cards, animation, and more. There will also be workshops and a procession each day. A full schedule of events is available online.
Surrey Children’s Festival Tickets
School group prices:
Please remember every person (student, teacher, and adult helpers) will need a ticket to see a performance.
Show ticket: $8.00. Includes Arts Activity Wristband
Arts Activity Wristband: $4.00. Valid all 3 days. Free for adults supervising children
Site Entrance: Free
Regular ticket prices:
Regular Ticket: $10.00. Includes Arts Activity Wristband.
Under 3 years: $6
Arts Activity Wristband: $5 Valid all 3 days. Free for adults supervising children.
Family Pack (4 tickets): $36.00
Saturday All Access Pass: $12* limited number available
Site Entrance: Free
Tickets are on sale now at Surrey Art’s Centre box office. The Arts Centre Box Office can be contacted at 604-501-5566.
Envision Financial invites teachers and students to help raise awareness about childhood hunger by bringing a non-perishable food item to the Surrey International Children’s Festival. Envision Financial has committed the next ten years to raising $1 million for food banks in each of the communities where we live and work. Their community-based program, The Full Cupboard, was launched in March 2013 and since then has raised over $90,000 and collected more than 10,000 pounds of food.
Each month more than 30% of BC’s children access their local food bank. In Surrey, 42% of the 14,000 individuals served by the Surrey Food Bank are children. Drop off your donations at the Envision Financial marquee tent and fill our Full Cupboard shopping carts. Your school will be entered into our draw–five teachers will win a healthy and nutritious lunch for their whole class.
Festival times are 9:00am to 2:30pm on Thursday, May 22nd and Friday, May 23rd; 10:30am to 7:30pm on Saturday, May 24th. The Surrey Arts Centre and Bear Creek Park are located at 13750 – 88 Avenue (King George Boulevard at 88 Avenue).