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Free Things to Do in July

Kids blowing flowers in a field.

When the weather is warm, what better way to cool off than a trip to Surrey's no cost water parks and outdoor pools? And you'll definitely want to save energy for the Free Public Swims Sponsored by FortisBC at the Newton Recreation Centre wave pool! Looking for some dryland events and adventure too? Check out this boatload of free activities waiting for you this month!

Surrey Canada Day
Bill Reid Millennium Amphitheatre | July 1 from 10am to 11pm
Canadian singer-songwriters Serena Ryder and Brett Kissel will co-headline City of Surrey’s annual Canada Day celebration on Sunday, July 1 at Bill Reid Millennium Amphitheatre. Join all of the activities and entertainment to ring in Canada's birthday!
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Surrey Rides Tournament
Cloverdale Youth Park and Chuck Bailey Park | July 1 and July 21
Grab your skateboard, scooter or bike and head to the annual Surrey Rides Event Series. Young riders of all levels are invited to various youth parks in Surrey to build confidence and sharpen their skills in a safe and competitive environment. 
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Check out the LIVE 5210 Playboxes
Various Parks  | Dawn to Dusk 
Summer is here! Access sports equipment and games with Live 5-2-1-0 Playboxes. Simply unlock the box, enjoy the gear, return it when you're finished and have fun! Everyone is able to sign up for free access to the Playbox, which is accessible from dawn to dusk, or when the park is open. Please return the equipment to the Playbox after each use to allow it to be available for other users.
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Outdoor Pools
Bear Creek, Greenaway and Sunnyside Outdoor Pools | Now open until September 3
Cool off when the weather is warm in Surrey! Bear Creek, Greenaway and Sunnyside outdoor pools are now open for free swimming all summer long. Enjoy an afternoon in the park and make a splash. Mark your calendar: The other five outdoor pools in Surrey open on June 30, 2018.
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Park Play
Various Parks | All of July
Park Play Staff will be in your neighbourhood parks this summer from July 3 to August 23, 2018 for free sports, games, and other activities. Gather up your kids and call up your friends for some fun in the sun! Weekly drop in sessions run rain or shine (with the exception of extreme weather.) See you out there—and make sure you wear sunscreen! 
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Get to Know: Blackie Spit Park
Various Locations | July 4, 11, 13, 18 and 25
Drop in to relax, unwind, and connect with the urban forest. Go at your own pace and explore Blackie Spit Park. Discover some of the plants, animals, and stories that make this place special through a variety of themed activities, including guided walks and hands-on stewardship.
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Sounds of Summer Music Series
Blackie Spit | July 4
From Bluegrass to New Orleans Jazz, Surrey's free Sounds of Summer concert series brings toe tapping tunes to our beautiful park settings. Please bring blankets or folding chairs to enjoy each performance.
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Outdoor Movie Nights in Cloverdale
Don Christian Recreation Centre or Katzie Elementary School | Every Friday night in July
Join us for Cloverdale's free Outdoor Movie Series! Bring your snacks, blankets and chairs and enjoy a Friday evening with your family and friends. Activities starting at 8pm, show starts at dusk.
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Discovery Days
Surrey Nature Centre | July 6 and 20
Bring the whole family, your sense of adventure and maybe even a picnic lunch as you discover the Surrey Nature Centre and Green Timbers Park. Our leaders will be onhand to guide you in nature activities.
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Bridgeview Community Festival
Bridgeview Commuity Centre | July 7
Join us in celebration of the people and families residing in the Bridgeview Community. There will be entertainment and a free barbeque for everyone to enjoy!
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Canucks Autism Network's 10th Birthday Party
City Hall Plaza | July 7
Have fun with your community at the free CAN Birthday Festival, an accessible and inclusive birthday celebration like no other! 
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Stewart Birthday Party
Historic Stewart Farm | July 14 from 12pm to 3pm
Who doesn't like a birthday party? Drop-in to celebrate the youngest Stewart, John Massey’s, birthday! Churn ice cream, have popcorn and play Victorian party games.
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Free Swims at Newton Wave Pool, Sponsored by FortisBC
Newton Wave Pool | July 17
Join us at Newton Wave Pool throughout the summer for free swims sponsored by FortisBC. During the free swims, residents can learn how to save energy in their home and be entered into a contest to win a $500 gift card.
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Recreation Recruitment Info Evening
Newton Seniors Centre | July 18
Learn about job opportunities and various positions in recreation facilities!
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Guided Nature Walk
Surrey Nature Centre | July 21
Join our guide for a family-friendly nature walk to discover Green Timbers Park and the animals and plants who call it home! Walk routes and themes may change from month-to-month, so come back often. All ages welcome. Drop-in, rain or shine.
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Fusion Festival
Holland Park | July 21 and 22
This two-day festival brings together over 45 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!
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South Surrey Community Festival
South Surrey Recreation & Arts Centre | July 28
Celebrate culture, diversity and history in South Surrey! Enjoy an afternoon full of fun with your family and meet other community members at the annual South Surrey Community Festival. 
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For more information on the above activities and events, please contact the host facility.

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