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Movie Under the Stars

Every Sunday in August 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM

Every Saturday in August, the Downtown Surrey Business Improvement Association hosts Movies Under the Stars, a free outdoor movie event held at Holland Park.

A different movie is projected on the big screen each week and is joined by a showcase of amazing local performers, arts and crafts, games, and other fun activities for everyone to enjoy at no cost. The movie list this year features:

August 17 – The Lego Movie 2

August 24 – Spiderman: Into the Spider-Verse

Activities begin each night at 5:00 pm, with the movies themselves getting underway at dusk. Now in its 15th year, Movies Under the Stars is simply the place to be every Saturday in August!

Community Events

SURREY FUSION FESTIVAL

July 20-21st 11:00am to 10:00pm
Named the “Best Festival” in the world at the Special Events Magazine GALA Awards in 2019, Surrey’s Fusion Festival showcases and celebrates the cultural diversity of our City.
The two-day festival brings together over 50 cultural and community groups from around the world and more than 150 artists and performers. Live entertainment, food pavilions, and interactive cultural activities will keep you busy throughout the weekend.
Visit the website to learn more about the 2019 festival.
Where: Holland Park – 13428 Old Yale Road, Surrey BC

SOUTH SURREY FESTIVAL

July 27th 11:00am to 3:00pm
The South Surrey Festival is a fun, family-friendly event that offers safe, creative and inclusive activities for the whole community.
Join us for a variety of activities and attractions like entertainment at the stage, face painting, crafts and games, shopping from artisans and vendors, food trucks and much more.
Where: South Surrey Recreation & Arts Centre 14601 20 Avenue

PARK PLAY

July 2nd to August 22nd
Join Park Play staff in your neighborhood park for another summer of free sports, games and fun activities!.
Participation Guidelines: Participants must attend with an adult/guardian. Dress for the weather. Sessions run rain or shine with extreme weather exceptions. Pack a reusable water bottle/snacks. Activities vary daily and by park location.
Weekly Themes
July 2- 5: My Community (community-building activities)
July 8-12: Garden Wonder
July 15-19: Naturally Crafty
July 22-26: Fairytale Fun
July 29-Aug 2: Nature Detectives
Aug 6-9: Park Play (trying new activities in the park)
Aug 12-16: Blast off! (space and science)
Aug 19-22: Camping
Click here for more information and to find a Park Play Event near you!

SOUNDS OF SUMMER CONCERT SERIES

July 3rd to August 21st 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Surrey’s free Sounds of Summer concert series brings toe-tapping tunes to our beautiful park settings. Enjoy Wednesday evening performances from 6:30 to 8 pm as well as Friday afternoon performances from 1 to 2:30pm.
Bring blankets or folding chairs to enjoy each performance. Parking will be limited at some locations. Plan to carpool or arrange to be dropped off. All pets must be on leash with the exception of Glades Garden and Darts Hill Garden Park, where only service dogs are permitted.
Depending on location, you may need to walk through some parks to get to the stage. Look for wayfinding signs in the park.
Click here for more information and to find a concert near you!

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Fathers Day Fun Fact

This Father’s Day, thousands of neckties will be gifted. But have you ever wondered where the idea of a decorative necktie came from? The story goes that French King Louis XIII hired Croatian mercenaries to fight in the Thirty Years War. The Croats wore a red piece of cloth around their necks to tie their jackets together. The cloth had a striking effect that Parisians admired. King Louis made it a royal accessory and gave this piece of cloth the name “La Cravate,” a derivation of Croat. Cravat is the French word for necktie.

MAY EVENTS

FAMILY FUN NIGHTS IN SOUTH SURREY

Activities include crafts, games, snacks and more. No registration is required – just drop in!
May 16th 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
14601 20 Avenue Surrey BC

CLOVERDALE RODEO AND COUNTRY FAIR

Saddle up, Cowboys and Cowgirls, as the annual Cloverdale Rodeo & Country Fair returns to Surrey on May long weekend! Visitors to the Cloverdale Exhibition Grounds can once again expect this beloved annual tradition to be an action-packed weekend full of family fun.
Rodeo Hours
Friday, May 17, 2019
4:00pm – 11:00pm (no entry after 10:00pm)
Saturday, May 18, 2019
10:00am – 11:00pm (no entry after 10:00pm)
Sunday, May 19, 2019
10:00am – 11:00pm (no entry after 10:00pm)
Monday, May 20, 2019
10:00am – 5:00pm (no entry after 4:00pm)
For a detailed schedule of events, performances, and to purchase tickets please visit cloverdalerodeo.com

CLAYTON COMMUNITY FARMER’S MARKET

The Clayton Community Farmer’s Market is a bi-weekly community market where you will find fresh fruits and vegetables, handmade crafts and delicious foods right in the heart of Clayton.
Find us in the parking lot of Clayton Heights Secondary School at 188 Street and 70 Ave on alternating Sunday afternoons from May to October 2019.
A family fun zone with free face painting makes it the perfect spot to spend a Sunday with your family.
Every Sunday from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
7003 188 Street

April Events

Have you signed up for our Easter Fun Day yet?

April 20th 12:00pm to 2:00pm

Enjoy Easter crafts on the platform, take the train ride into the forest for an Easter Egg Hunt, and even meet the Easter Bunny! We are SO eggs-cited for:

  • A “Make-Your-Own Bunny Ears” Station
  • A train Ride into the forest on the Bear Creek Train
  • Egg hunt!!
  • LOTS AND LOTS of Easter candy treats
  • Professional photos with the Easter Bunny
  • Face painting
  • Lots of fun!

Where: Bear Creek Park Train – 13750 88 Avenue  

Click Here To Register!

FAMILY FUN NIGHT IN SOUTH SURREY

April 11th 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Bring the family to a free family fun night! Activities will include crafts, games, snacks and more. No registration is required – just drop in!
Where: South Surrey Recreation & Arts Centre 14601 20 Avenue

FAMILY FUN NIGHT IN CLOVERDALE

April 19th 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Stop by for Spring themed crafts and activities and kick off Easter long weekend!
Where: Cloverdale Recreation Centre 6188 176 Street

PARTY FOR THE PLANET

April 13th 10:00am to 6:00pm
The City of Surrey will host its ninth annual Earth Day celebration ‘Party for the Planet’ at the civic plaza. This signature Surrey event will feature the new Live Green World, offering environmental workshops, a sustainable marketplace, acoustic concert series, and local vendors.
Where: Surrey Civic Plaza 13495 Central Avenue

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WORLD OF WONDER

April 28th 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Celebrate all things brick with cake and fun, family-friendly activities. World of Wonder, the new LEGO inspired feature exhibit, debuts April 24th, 2019. See what the VLC, Vancouver’s Community for Adult Fans of LEGO, has uniquely prepared for this exhibit. The Lego Movie 2 will be running on a loop in the museum theatre.
Where: Museum of Surrey 17710 56A Avenue

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March Events

Swim, Skate and Activate with the Family Fun Pass

Enjoy an Affordable and Action-Packed Spring Break
Keep the entire family active over Spring Break at any recreation facility in Surrey with the Family Fun Pass. Explore fun fitness classes or find public swim times in the Spring Break Drop-in Schedules and get unlimited drop-in access from March 16 to March 31, 2019. Prices vary for adults, seniors, youth and children. On sale now!
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Spring Break Day Camps

March 18 to March 29, 2019
Let your child join the fun over Spring Break! View the Winter Recreation Guide (page 66 to 68) for a list of day camps for your children to enjoy like cooking lessons, art classes, swimming and basketball. Save time and help speed up the line by completing the required Medical Disclosure and Consent Form (PDF) before your child’s first day of camp.
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Family Fun Night in South Surrey

March 14th 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Bring the family to a free family fun night! Activities will include crafts, games, snacks and more. No registration is required – just drop in!
Where: South Surrey Recreation & Arts Centre 14601 20 Avenue

Family Fun Night in Cloverdale

March 15th 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Celebrate St. Patricks Day early and bring the family for a night of everything green! Join a scavenger hunt and discover a surprise at the end of the rainbow.
Where: Cloverdale Recreation Centre 6188 176 Street

Spring Break at Fort Langley

March 16th to March 31st
Enjoy great old-fashioned activities during spring break from 10am-5pm daily. Guided tours at 11am, 1pm, and 3pm. Blacksmithing demos at noon and 2pm.
Where: Fort Langley National Historic Site 23433 Mavis Avenue