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Major Annual City Events

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.

2016 Events

Party for the Planet
Surrey Celebrates Earth Day

April 23, 2016
Surrey City Hall Plaza

Party for the Planet

Surrey’s Party for the Planet is one of the largest Earth Day celebrations in BC and it's free!  Earth Day is intended to inspire awareness for the Earth’s natural environment and Surrey has a lot to be inspired by. There will be something “green” for everyone at this event.

Surrey International Children's Festival
Arts Festival for Children aged 0 - 12

May 26-28, 2016
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, 2016
Bill Reid Amphitheatre

Surrey Canada Day

Over 100,000 people celebrate Canada's birthday in Surrey at this free, family festival complete with live entertainment, the Shooting Stars Midway, and. great food. From Strawberry Tea for seniors to Science World for the young at heart, there's activities for all ages. 

This year's headliner is Tom Cochrane with Red Rider. Other performers include Michael Bernard Fitzgerald, The Dudes, En Karma with Vancity Bhangra, Lanie McAuley, Kristie McCracken, and Ginalina. Stay until the end and experience the Fireworks Finale.

Surrey Fusion Festival
The Ultimate Celebration of Music, Food, and Culture

Saturday & Sunday, July 23 & 24, 2016
Hollande Park

Surrey Fusion Festival

Surrey Fusion Festival features 70 performances on 4 stages over 2 days. 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.  Check out the Flavours of Surrey and celebrity chefs on the Safeway Cooking Stage.

Surrey Tree Lighting Festival

November 19, 2016 
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.