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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.

2017 Events

Surrey Tree Lighting Festival

November 25, 2017
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.

The 2017 event will feature an expanded Holiday Market showcasing goods from local vendors, a Holiday Fun Zone on University Drive including a free zip line, amusement rides, road hockey, a Storyville igloo and a DJ!  Canadian singer-songwriter Ruth B. headlines this year's event, with the 55-foot Christmas tree being lit at 6:30pm.

2018 Events

Party for the Planet

Surrey Celebrates Earth Day
April 21, 2018
Surrey City Hall Plaza
Party for the Planet

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 as well as a Tree Sale and Earth Day marketplace.

Surrey International Children's Festival

Arts Festival for Children aged 0 to 12
May 24 - 26, 2018
Surrey Arts Centre and Bear Creek Park
Surrey International Children's Festival

children in costumes running

The 14th Annual Surrey International Children’s Festival inspired 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 Day Celebration
July 1, 2018
Bill Reid Amphitheatre
Surrey Canada Day

2017 celebrated Canada's 150th birthday with over 120,000 people at one of the largest Canada Day Celebrations in the Country! This legendary event featured various Canadian performers including rock band Hedley, amusement rides, interactive games, a zip line and a fireworks finale!  New in 2017 there was a Canada 150 stage with an all Canadian line up of entertainers as well as the Canada 150 Zone. See you in 2018!

Surrey Fusion Festival

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

Surrey Fusion Festival is the ultimate celebration of music, food and culture! The 2017 event included a Canada 150 zone featuring the Celebrate Canada 150 stage showcasing Indigenous, Francophone and local Canadian talent, an Indigenous Village with carving demonstrations, dance workshops,  authentic tipis and interactive pavilions!

This free family event features various cultural performances, including by 2017 headliner Nelly Furtado. While at Holland Park, attendees tasted cuisine and experienced culture from 44 cultural pavilions and experience cuisine from around the world.  See you in 2018!