Panorama of Surrey Fusion Festival 2023

Attendees of all ages can celebrate, connect, learn, and eat at some of the largest free admission festivals in the region. 

January 22, 2024
Arts & Culture

Surrey is a hub of vibrant cultural diversity and community spirit. Take a closer look at five must-attend City of Surrey festivals happening this year.

1. Party for the Planet

Saturday, April 27 at Surrey Civic Plaza (City Centre)
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Highlights: Food trucks, family activities, live music, Surrey Parks plant sale

Party for the Planet on Surrey Civic Plaza

Surrey's commitment to sustainability shines brightly at Party for the Planet. This festival promotes environmental education through interactive booths and workshops.

Shop local at small businesses in the sustainable marketplace, enjoy free music and dance performances, taste vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free options from food trucks, and shop affordable plants at the Surrey Parks plant sale. 

Visit the Party for the Planet website

2. National Indigenous People's Day

Friday, June 21 at Bill Reid Millennium Amphitheatre (Cloverdale)
Expected attendance:
Highlights: Indigenous history, art, dance, music, and storytelling

Land-based Nations on stage at Surrey National Indigenous People's Day

Hosted by sǝmyámǝ (Semiahmoo), q̓ʷɑ:n̓ƛ̓ən̓ (Kwantlen), and q̓ic̓əy̓ (Katzie) First Nations, National Indigenous People's Day is a powerful and heartfelt celebration of Indigenous culture and heritage. The event features Indigenous cultural sharing, music, dance, community booths, a marketplace, and free food.

Join a celebration of culture and leave with a deeper understanding of the heritage of Indigenous Peoples. 

3. Surrey Canada Day

July 1 at Bill Reid Millennium Amphitheatre (Cloverdale)
Expected attendance:
Highlights: Food trucks, fireworks, live music, amusement rides, Indigenous Village

Fireworks above the stage at Surrey Canada Day

Surrey Canada Day is Western Canada’s premier Canada Day event. Every year, the City invites residents and visitors to experience a full day of concerts, food trucks, amusement rides, an Indigenous Village, exhibitor booths, and a fireworks finale. 

Visit the Surrey Canada Day website

4. Surrey Fusion Festival

Saturday, July 20 – Sunday, July 21 at Holland Park (City Centre)
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Highlights: Over 50 cultural pavilions, authentic international food, live music, dance performances

Gurnam Bhullar performing at Surrey Fusion Festival in 2023

Embark on a global culinary and cultural journey at Surrey Fusion Festival. With over 50 pavilions run by cultural groups and organizations from Surrey and the Lower Mainland, this festival transforms Holland Park into a trip around the world. Attendees can taste international cuisine, experience live music across seven stages, practice new dance moves, and learn about Indigenous culture in the Indigenous Village.

Visit the Surrey Fusion Festival website

5. Surrey Tree Lighting Festival & Holiday Market

Saturday, November 23 – Sunday, November 24 at Surrey Civic Plaza (City Centre)
Expected attendance: 30,000
Highlights: Surrey’s 60-ft Christmas tree, light features and displays, live music, food trucks

Surrey's 60-ft Christmas Tree at Surrey Tree Lighting Festival

As the holiday season approaches, Surrey's Civic Plaza transforms into a winter wonderland during the Surrey Tree Lighting Festival & Holiday Market.

Witness the magic of the tree lighting ceremony, shop for unique gifts at the holiday market, take photos at light displays, and enjoy live entertainment for all ages.

Visit the Surrey Tree Lighting Festival & Holiday Market website

These City of Surrey festivals offer an incredible opportunity to celebrate, learn, and connect with your community. Mark your calendar and get ready to experience Surrey’s biggest free admission festivals in 2024.

To learn more about other festivals and events in Surrey, visit the Surrey events calendar.