Every year, I either utter these words or I overhear them: “I’m going to Mexico, then Greece, but first I’ll stop at India and Nepal, so I’ll meet you over at Portugal.” With dozens of cultural pavilions, serving up amazing fare along with activities, shopping, demos, and music, the Surrey Fusion Festival is like no other festival around.
Surrey Fusion Festival
Where: Holland Park, Surrey
When: Saturday, July 22 & Sunday, 23, 2017 11:00am to 10:00pm
Admission: FREE! You can also purchase food tickets $1 each.
Surrey Fusion Festival Lineup
Nelly Furtado, Classified, Alx Veliz, The Zolas, White Thunder Dance Theatre, Carmanah, Sagkeeng’s Finest, Jory Kinjo, Nuela Charles, Warren Dean Flandez, Crystal Shawanda, William Prince, Kytami, Desi Sub Culture, Bobs & Lolo, Karen Flamenco, and more.
There will be many community performances on 6 stages: Concord Pacific World Music Stage, Guildford Dance Stage, SFU Celebration Stage, Safeway Cooking Stage, YVR Community Stage, Canada 150 Stage.
Activities & Attractions
Some of the participating organizations and activity areas are: Coast Capital Activity Tent, Kids World & Sports Zone, Kin’s Farm Market, Port of Vancouver, Storyville, Toddler Town, Canuck Soap & Candle Inc., Encorp Pacific Return-It 101, FlyOver Canada, KPU Photo Booth, Metro Vancouver Regional Parks, Re-Enactors at Surrey Fusion Festival, Surrey Hearing Care, The Centre for Child Development.
The Canada 150 Stage will feature a full line up of talent representing Canadians across the country and will include Indigenous artists, French Canadian performers as well as local acts.
The 150 Zone will also host five interactive pavilions including Canada, French Canada, First Nations; both West Coast and Prairie, Metis and Inuit. Each of the pavilions will showcase culture, dance and cuisine.
An Indigenous Village within the Canada 150 Zone will showcase 9 full-size tipis programmed with carving demonstrations, storytelling, drum making, traditional hand games and arts & crafts vendors. A Shabotan tipi long lounge as well as a furnished Inuit summer home and traditional medicine wheel will be included in the village.
Vietnamese Canadian Community
Democratic Republic of Congo
Trinidad and Tobago