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Major Annual City Events

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

Party for the Planet

Surrey Celebrates Earth Day
April 14, 2018
Surrey Civic Plaza
Party for the Planet

Sam Roberts performing at Surrey Canada Day

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 four stages and a Tree Sale. The 2018 event featured an intimate acoustic performance by Canadian singer-songwriter Sam Roberts.

Surrey International Children's Festival

Arts Festival for Kids
May 23 to 25, 2019
Surrey Arts Centre and Bear Creek Park
Surrey International Children's Festival

The Surrey International Children’s Festival presents a vibrant arts and cultural experience that reflects our rich and diverse cultural heritage. We promote the arts as an integral part of a child's education.

Every year, we showcase seven new featured performances by artists from across Canada and around the world on the Festival's four performance theatres inside the Surrey Arts Centre and in Bear Creek Park. Come and celebrate our local professional and emerging artists on the Community Spirit Stage and explore the lively mix of activities throughout the site.

Surrey Canada Day

Western Canada's Biggest Canada Day Celebration
July 1, 2018
Bill Reid Millennium Amphitheatre
Surrey Canada Day

This legendary event will feature various Canadian performers, amusement rides, interactive games, drone racing, seniors' Strawberry Tea and a fireworks finale! Come celebrate Canada with this year's headliners: Serena Ryder and Brett Kissel.

Surrey Fusion Festival

The Ultimate Celebration of Music, Food and Culture
Saturday & Sunday, July 21 & 22, 2018
Holland Park
Surrey Fusion Festival

Surrey Fusion Festival is the ultimate celebration of music, food and culture! Experience the world's culture with Indigenous, Francophone and local Canadian talent, an Indigenous Village with carving demonstrations, dance workshops, plus cuisine and more from 45 different pavilions. Be sure to catch this year's headliner: Walk Off The Earth!

Pie in the Plaza

September 8, 2018
Central City Shopping Centre Plaza
Pie in the Plaza

Celebrate Agriculture Week at Central City Plaza (right outside Central City Shopping Centre) for this fun family event and see the creation of BC's largest blueberry pie!

Watch the pie being assembled and stay for a slice after the ceremonial pie cutting. There will also be other free, family-friendly activities throughout the afternoon.

Surrey Tree Lighting Festival

November 24, 2018
Surrey Civic Plaza
Surrey Tree Lighting Festival

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

The 2018 event will feature an expanded Holiday Market showcasing goods from local vendors. Be sure to stop by the Holiday Fun Zone on University Drive. Activities include free amusement rides, road hockey, road soccer and a DJ!  2018 performers will be announced at a later date. The 60-foot Christmas tree will light the plaza at 6:30pm.