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Major Annual City Events

Kids playing with ribbons at the Surrey International Children's Festival.

Surrey hosts 5 major special events annually: Party for the Planet, Surrey International Children's Festival, Canada Day, Fusion Festival and the Tree Lighting Festival.

2017 Events

Party for the Planet

Surrey Celebrates Earth Day
April 22, 2017
Surrey City Hall Plaza
Party for the Planet

Celebrate the beauty of our Country at Party for the Planet, BC’s largest Earth Day Celebration.  Party for the Planet focusses on inspiring awareness for Canada’s natural environment and includes Eco-friendly activations,  live entertainment on 2 stages as well as a Tree Sale and Earth Day marketplace.

Surrey International Children's Festival

Arts Festival for Children aged 0 to 12
May 25 to 27, 2017
Surrey Arts Centre and Bear Creek Park
Surrey International Children's Festival

The 10th Annual Surrey International Children’s Festival inspires young hearts and minds to the greater possibilities and celebrates our rich and diverse cultural heritage though performing and visual arts experience.

Children have an incredibly rich arts experience as they take part in the many hands-on activities on site, led by professional artists. The ticketed programming is a national and international selection of the highest calibre of performances for young audiences, bringing inspiration and awe to the residents of Surrey and the surrounding areas.

Surrey Canada Day

Western Canada's Biggest Canada Celebration
July 1, 2017
Bill Reid Amphitheatre
Surrey Canada Day

Celebrate Canada's 150th birthday with over 100,000 people at one of the largest Canada Day Celebrations in the Country! This legendary event features headline performers, amusement rides, interactive games and a fireworks finale!  New in 2017 there will be a Canada 150 stage with an all Canadian line up of entertainers as well as the Canada 150 Zone where you can send a birthday message to Canada and listen to Elders sharing stories in authentic tipis.

Surrey Fusion Festival featuring the Canada 150 Zone

The Ultimate Celebration of Music, Food, and Culture
Saturday & Sunday, July 22 & 23, 2017
Holland Park
Surrey Fusion Festival

Surrey Fusion Festival is the ultimate celebration of Canadian Culture and in 2017 Fusion Festival will grow to include the Surrey Celebrates Canada 150 zone featuring the Celebrate Canada 150 stage showcasing Indigenous, Francophone and local  Canadian talent, an Indigenous Village with carving demonstrations, dance workshops,  authentic tipis and interactive pavilions, a history walk featuring the Re-Enactors and exciting headliners!

This free family event features past performances by K-OS, TOIFA Bollywood Remix, Jim Byrnes, Stephen Fearing, The Zolas, Jay Sean, Bedouin Soundclash, Arrested Development, Joel Plaskett, Jully Black, Jazzy B, Lehmber Hussainpuri, KS Makhan, Pavlo-Emmitt-Lopez, Said the Whale, En Karma, Alex Cuba, and Grapes of Wrath.

While at Holland Park, visit over 30 cultural pavilions and experience cuisine from around the world.

Surrey Tree Lighting Festival

November 25, 2017
Surrey City Hall
Surrey Tree Lighting Festival

Join Mayor and Council along with Frosty and Santa as they flip the switch to light the City’s official Christmas tree and kick off the holiday season in Surrey at this free family event. Free concerts, sleigh rides, food and fun activities all day long.