The annual Surrey International Children’s Festival inspires young hearts and minds to greater possibilities, and celebrates our rich and diverse cultural heritage through performing and visual arts experiences. Join in the fun May 25-27, 2017 at Bear Creek Park and the Surrey Arts Centre.
Surrey International Children’s Festival
Where: Surrey Arts Centre and Bear Creek Park (13750 88 Ave)
When: May 25-27, 2017
Tickets: Access to the site is free, as well as participation in Saturday’s parade. However most performances and activities are ticketed. Purchase tickets online now. Learn about festival passes, activity wristbands, and school/group tickets here »
This year’s festival theme is Be Moved! We all have times when we’ve “been moved” by artistic experiences, whether it’s a beautiful artwork, a theatrical or musical performance, or even a movie or TV commercial. This year the festival is investigating performances and experiences where people will feel moved: physically, emotionally, and beyond.
Thursday, May 25, 2017 9:00am to 2:30pm
Celebrate First Nations culture during the opening ceremony (including traditional blessings with songs and dances) and be the first to experience the 2017 site activities. If you can’t fit all of the activities into the first day, you’ll be welcome back. Each arts activity wristband is valid all 3 days.
Friday, May 26, 2017 9:00am to 2:30pm
Experiment the Francophone way! Chantez et dansez and learn new skills at francophone performances and workshops, laugh with bilingual roving performers and be amazed by our bilingual Community Spirit Stage performances. Faites partie du party: fun is all around.
Saturday, May 27, 2017 10:30am to 7:30pm
After enjoying the Festival with your class, come back on Saturday with your family and be part of the action during the Festival Procession.
There are 5 performance venues which will feature national and international performers:
- 3 venues inside the Arts Centre (Main Stage Theatre, Studio Theatre and Lily Pad Stage)
- 2 venues in Bear Creek Park (Leap Frog Stage and Community Spirit Stage)
- There are hands-on arts activities inside tents, and roving performances throughout the park. It is a unique and festive festival. A one-of-a-kind in Surrey and the surrounding area!
View the full schedule here »
Want to just get your groove on all day long? Performances in the Canadian Maple Leaf Dance Hall happen all day long. All performances are free to attend (not ticketed/no wristband required) in Bear Creek Park.
I have 4-Saturday Festival Passes available to give away to a lucky Miss604 reader! This includes all day access to ticketed performances and all arts activities on Saturday May 27th. Here’s how you can enter to win:
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I will draw one winner at random from all entries at 12:00pm on Tuesday, May 16, 2017.
Update: The winner is Tiffany!