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SURREY EVENTS: 'Ice Age' outdoor movie night in Fleetwood to start summer + much more

A guide to Surrey-area events, entertainment, activities and attractions
A scene from the animated movie "Ice Age," playing a free-admission Movie Night in Fleetwood event this Saturday, June 22. See listing under Community.


“Hansel & Gretel”: Surrey’s Crescendo Operatic Society presents a production of the Engelbert Humperdinck story at Surrey Arts Centre’s Studio Theatre from June 21 to 23. “Crescendo Operatic Society offers affordable opportunities for singers to learn about performing in the practical setting of production.” Info and tickets:,, or call 604-501-5566.

“The Spongebob Musical”: Fraser Valley Musical Theatre brings the play to Surrey Arts Centre’s Main Stage from June 28 to July 7. “When the citizens of Bikini Bottom discover that a volcano will soon erupt and destroy their humble home, SpongeBob and his friends must come together to save the fate of their undersea world.” Info:,, or call 604-501-5566.

"Raju Raja Ram Aur Main" staged July 6 at Bell Performing Arts Centre, Surrey. "A story of mixed-up confusions. It follows the life of Madan Sukhnandani, an old but rich industrialist, his young wife and his loyal yet disloyal personal assistant. Trouble ensues when Madan discovers that his wife is having an affair with his pa." Box office: 604-507-6355.


FVDED In The Park: Two days of music at Holland Park in Surrey on July 5-6 presented by Blueprint Events and Live Nation Canada, with a lineup of dance and electronic acts including Swedish House Mafia, Kx5 (Kaskade & deadmau5), Diplo, John Summit and Dom Dolla. Info and tickets:

“Musical Mosaic: From Classical to Uyghur” concert Saturday, July 13 at Centre Stage at Surrey City Hall, 13450 104 Ave., presented by Uyghur Heritage Society. “Don’t miss the opportunity to experience the mesmerizing Uygur Piano concert by Kaisar, a highly talented professional painist hailng from Virgiania. With his exceptional skill and passion for music, Kaisar will take you on a captivating musical journey.” Info:, or call 604-501-5566.

Gone Country benefit concert returns to Cloverdale Fairgrounds' amphitheatre for a final time on Saturday, July 20, with country artists Dallas Smith, Aaron Pritchett, Karen Lee Batten, Chris Buck and others. Info: 

Salmon Sessions Musical Festival: On Saturday, Aug. 24, the second annual music fest at Semiahmoo Fish and Game Club (1284 184 St.) will feature performances by reggae-rocker Daniel Wesley, prog-rock band Brass Camel, sibling duo Fionn, Antonio Larosa and Camaro 67. A stage will be set up on the archery range with VIP tents, “Feast of Fire” food by Sheila’s Catering and more, with a beverage garden inside the nearby hall. Info and tickets:

Concerts at the Pier: In White Rock, admission is free at the Concerts at the Pier series of five outdoor shows starting July 4 with 54-40 at Grand Chief Bernard Robert Charles Memorial Plaza parking lot, East Beach. The BIA-backed series will also feature performances by Crystal Shawanda (July 11, Memorial Park, West Beach), Arrival & Gaslighter tribute bands (July 25, East Beach), Barney Bentall & The Legendary Hearts (Aug. 22, West Beach) and tributes to Bob Seger and Bruce Springsteen by American Rock Legends (Aug. 29, East Beach). All concerts begin at 7 p.m., with the headliner on at 8 p.m. Info:

Jazz Vespers in the Valley: Hour-long concerts at Northwood United Church on select Sundays, 3:30 p.m., at 8855 156 St. “Jazz meets the Spirit in a time of reflection and prayer.” Suggested donation $10. Info:, or call 604-581-8454.


Surrey’s National Indigenous Peoples Day Celebration & Wellness Event: “Celebrate the rich culture and history of Indigenous Peoples of Canada,” on Friday, June 21 from 3 to 8 p.m. at Bill Reid Millennium Amphitheatre, Cloverdale. “The in-person event will include cultural sharing from the local First Nations with teachings and practice through art, music, storytelling, dance and more.” Info:

"Ice Age": Movie Night in Fleetwood presentation of the animated feature film, on Saturday, June 22 at Francis Park, 15971 83 Ave., Surrey. "Join the Fleetwood BIA for a free event to kick off the summer season. Bring your chairs, blankets and tents and enjoy a screening of Ice Age under the stars in Francis Park. We will be providing free popcorn, while supplies last. This event will happen, rain or shine."

Wednesday Game Nights at King George Hub: Join Downtown Surrey BIA for this event all summer, 6 to 8 p.m. starting June 5. “It’s the perfect opportunity to gather with friends, listen to live music, and play fun games. Whether you’re a board game enthusiast or looking to enjoy some time with friends, this event is perfect for a fun evening.” 604-580-2321. At King George Blvd. and 98A Ave., Surrey.


Surrey Urban Farmers’ Market: For 2024, this bi-weekly market (every second Saturday) started June 15 and runs until Oct. 5 at Royal Kwantlen Park, 13035 104 Ave. Surrey. “This vibrant farmer’s market is a multicultural, non-profit organization that honours local farmers, food producers, artisans and community groups,” notes a post on “The park boasts a vast playground, green spaces for picnics, areas for sports spectating, a modest skate park, a swimming pool and public restrooms.”

Ukrainian Soul Food: Perogies, cabbage rolls and borsch available on the last Friday of every month as fundraiser, 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Ukrainian Cultural Centre, 13512 108 Ave, Surrey. “Hot take out or choose to dine in, as well as frozen products to stock your freezer. Cash only. For information, call 604-531-1923 or 604-581-0313.

Battle of the Brews: An afternoon of beer tasting, food and music in support of Surrey Fire Fighters’ Charitable Society, on Saturday, Aug. 17 at Surrey Civic Plaza, presented by JR Country radio station. Admission ticket includes all beer samples and a souvenir tasting mug (no beer tokens needed). Info and tickets:


B.C. Halal Food Fest: June 22-23 at Holland Park in Surrey. Free admission for “Western Canada’s largest halal food festival,” to feature 40 halal food and drink vendors, 40-plus market vendors, carnival rides, cultural stage. Vendors and sponsors are sought for the 2024 festival:

Surrey Pride Festival at Surrey Civic Plaza on Saturday, June 22, in front of Surrey City Hall. “This year we are anticipating up to 5,000 attendees. This is an alcohol, drug free and family-friendly event, to feature performances by local live entertainers including Matthew Presidente and Queer as Funk, local drag queens, Canada’s Drag Race finalist Kendal Gendr.” Info:

Surrey Fiesta Extravaganza two-day festival June 29-30 at Surrey Civic Plaza (city hall). "Celebrate Filipino Heritage Month in British Columbia with a day full of fun, food, non-stop entertainment, games and prizes, and a special appearance by our celebrity guest." Info:,

Surrey Canada Day celebration will return to Bill Reid Millennium Amphitheatre on Monday, July 1 from 10 a.m. to 10:30 p.m., in Cloverdale, with Canadian rock and revival band The Sheepdogs, Juno Award winner Sass Jordan, Indigenous singer-songwriter Don Amero and much more. Info:

Surrey Latin Festival at Surrey Civic Plaza on July 13-14. Free admission. “The festival will feature a variety of Latin American cultural activities, including music, dance, food, and art. It is a great opportunity to showcase your talent and connect with the Latino community in Surrey.” Info:

Surrey Fusion Festival: Surrey’s free-admission Fusion Festival will feature headliners Sudan Archives and Malkit Singh on the weekend of July 20-21, 2024. For a 17th year, music and food from around the world will fill Holland Park with the theme of “Landmarks of the World” at the 50-plus pavilions and eight stages of entertainment. Festival also features amusement rides, a kid’s zone, dance battles and workshops, an Indigenous Village marketplace and more. Info:

Cloverdale Station Music Festival: Fraser Valley Heritage Railway Society hosts a series of performances in 2024 from the end of June to the beginning of September. Each band/artist will play two sets, one at 11 a.m. and one at 1 p.m., Saturday and Sunday. At Cloverdale Station, Highway 10 and 176A Street in Surrey. Info:


"Sensory fun at the Museum": The Museum of Surrey, in collaboration with the City of Surrey’s Accessibility Services Team, is "thrilled to invite the community to a free and inclusive family event," on Saturday, June 22 from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Info:

Museum of Surrey: At 17710 56A Ave., Cloverdale. Info:, 604-592-6956. “Teens: Creative Minds,” a travelling exhibition from Sherbrooke Museum of Nature and Science, to Aug. 4; “Witness Blanket,” a reproduction of an art installation by master carver Carey Newman, to July 21 in Indigenous Hall.


Surrey Muse: Interdisciplinary art and literature presentation group meets on fourth Friday of each month except December (5:30-8:30 p.m.). Gatherings feature an author, a poet and an artist/performer at varying levels of artistic development, followed by an Open Mic session. Virtual gatherings continue for now.


Dreaming Our Futures at Family Art Party on Saturday, July 13, noon to 4 p.m., at Surrey Art Gallery. "Join us for an exciting afternoon of artmaking and interactive performances. Reflect on the theme Dreaming Our Futures inspired by the summer exhibition Future Memoria, running until Aug. 25. All are welcome at this free drop-in event; children must be accompanied by an adult." 

Surrey Art Gallery: Multiple galleries at Bear Creek Park, 88 Ave./King George Blvd. 604-501-5566, “Arts 2024” juried exhibit, to July 6. 

Newton Cultural Centre features works by local artists at 13530 72 Ave., at venue of the Arts Council of Surrey. For calendar visit, or call 604-594-2700.

Thursday Artist Talks: Events hosted by Surrey Art Gallery Association (SAGA) on the first Thursday of every month, 7:30 p.m. Free admission. Info: 604-501-5566, On Facebook.surreyartgalleryassociation.


Aakash Gupta comedy show Sunday, June 30 at Bell Performing Arts Centre, Surrey, 7 p.m. Gupta, winner of Amazon Prime Comicstaan Season 2, is one of the top comedic voices of his generation, who has achieved success on internet and on stage.” Tickets:

Yuk Yuk’s comedy club at Elements Casino Surrey, with shows Friday/Saturday at 17755 60 Ave., Cloverdale. For calendar and tickets, visit or call 1-800-899-9136, ext. 0.


Donegal’s Irish House: Live music and jams at 12054 96th Ave., Surrey. Info: 604-584-2112,

Whalley Legion’s Vimy Lounge: Live music Friday-Sunday, Tuesday karaoke at #102-10626 City Parkway, Surrey. Info: (604) 582-0697,

Dublin Crossing: Live music on stage at 18789 Fraser Hwy. 604-575-5470, online at

Mojitos: Latin music and more at The Turf Hotel, by bands and DJs, 12411 King George Blvd. Info: 778-223-6936,

Taphouse Guildford: Music/sports bar, 15330 102A Ave., Surrey. Info: 604-583-8828,

Brewster’s Pub: Live music Saturday nights at 7380 King George Blvd. No cover. Info:,


Landmark Cinemas 12 Guildford: 15051 101 Ave. 604-581-1716, Info:

Strawberry Hill Cineplex: 12161 72 Ave., Surrey. 604-501-9400,


The Cloverdale Market: “Your Weekly Treasure Hunt” in two buildings with 200 tables and 100+ outdoor spots, open every Sunday from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Cloverdale Fairgrounds, off 176 St. (Hwy 15) and 62 Ave., Surrey. Info: 604-837-1676,


Surrey Board of Trade Annual General Meeting June 20, 11:30 am to 2 pm at Sheraton Vancouver Guildford Hotel (15269 104 Avenue, Surrey). Keynote by the CEO of the Invictus Games 2025, Scott Moore, and Chief of Staff of the Department of National Defence, Bryan Price. Info: or call 604-581-7130.

Surrey Technology and Skills Centre grand-opening celebration host by Surrey Board of Trade and Western Community College, on Tuesday, June 25, 5:30 p.m. start. "As a co-owned second location for the Surrey Board of Trade, we are revolutionizing the chamber of commerce/board of trade industry to bring a unique, groundbreaking initiative designed to make Surrey a technology destination." Free to attend, pre-registration required.

Surrey Business Excellence Awards: Surrey Board of Trade is now accepting nominations for the 2024 awards in seven categories, for presentation Sept. 4. "Anyone can nominate a business or individual for a Surrey Business Excellence Award and self-nominations are accepted. A Surrey Board of Trade membership is not required, although the business must be based in Surrey and have a Surrey business license." Info:


Canada Cup International Softball Championship held June 28 to July 7 at Softball City, South Surrey. “With past, present, and future Olympians all taking part, the tournament is considered one of the most high-profile events on the fastpitch calendar for college recruitment.” Info:

2024 Junior Pan American Championships, organized by Field Hockey Canada, from July 3 to 12 at Tamanawis Park, to feature top-tier talent from around the world in the junior women’s and men’s divisions. “Attendees can expect an electric atmosphere with a captivating opening and closing ceremony, community group activations, food trucks and intense on-field action.” Info:

Champion of the Crescent: Annual paddleboarding event July 13, 2024, at Blackie Spit Park, Crescent Beach. A fundraiser in support of youth mental health at Surrey Memorial Hospital. “Our one-of-a-kind event makes for a great team building opportunity, complete with a fun-filled day at the beach.” Info:

Surrey Eagles: Junior hockey games at South Surrey Arena from fall to spring. For schedule and tickets, visit or call 604-531-GOAL (4625).

Surrey Knights: Junior A hockey games at North Surrey Sport & Ice Complex, 10950 126A St., in PJHL league action from September to March. Home games Thursdays, 7 p.m. Schedule:


Community Tree Planting events in Surrey at various sites. “Help grow Surrey’s urban forest by planting trees and shrubs in your community park this spring.” Schedule and info:, email

Surrey Tree Sale Program: “Surrey residents can buy quality trees at an affordable price to help grow the urban forest.” Purchases are made online and then later picked up from Surrey Operations Centre. Info:

Nature Work Parties: “Help care for Surrey parks by removing invasive plant species, cleaning up litter, and enhancing habitat within the park. Remove invasive plant species, clean up litter, and enhance habitat within the park. Tools and training are provided. Bring your family and friends; all ages are welcome.” For info and dates, visit




The Network to Eliminate Violence in Relationships (NEVR) is offering free 3-hour online workshops every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. “Goal of the workshop is to learn to identify different types of abuse, support survivors of abuse and learn how to find additional supports and resources for survivors of abuse.” Email nevr@kpu to register for a free VIP workshop. Info: 604-599-2267.


READ Surrey/White Rock Society’s Partners Program offers free, one-to-one tutoring for adults who want reading, writing or math support. “If you or someone you know needs literacy help, call Shanti at 778-242-7323 or email” Info at


MYzone and MYgame After School Drop-in Programs run from October to June at seven locations across Surrey. “These fun programs provide children ages 8-12 the opportunity to explore a variety of activities during critical after-school hours in a safe and fully supervised environment.” MYzone and MYgame are included with the purchase of a MY Fun Pass or annual children’s pass, via City of Surrey. To register for MYzone and MYgame without the purchase of a MY Fun Pass, a one-time fee of $27.75 per child and $16.75 per child, applies respectively. Info:


Walk for Mental Wellness hosted by Emotions BC on Sunday, June 23 at Surrey Bend Regional Park Hawk (red) Picnic Shelter, 17775 104 Ave. “Bring your family, friends, coworkers. This is a half day of fun, entertainment and connection,” from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. “We’ll be walking the 3.2km loop of Surrey Bend Regional Park.” Visit for registration.

Run Surrey Run: The 2024 event at Holland Park on Sept. 8, with 5K/10K routes for walkers and runners. This is an annual event that emphasizes fun and fitness. “Our homegrown event will take walkers, joggers and avid runners throughout the streets and neighbourhoods of Surrey’s city core.” Info:

Guided Nature Walks at Surrey Nature Centre on various dates:“Join a Surrey Nature Centre team member for in-person guided walks to learn about nature and the diversity of Green Timbers Urban Forest. Walks are designed for all ages and will go rain or shine.” More info: 604-501-5100.

Surrey Trekkers Volksport Club: “A friendly walking club where everyone is welcome. We have a proud heritage as an associate of International Volkssporting with regularly scheduled walks throughout the Lower Mainland.” Walks are on Wednesdays, Saturdays, Sundays, most statutory holidays. Info:

Surrey Walks Together: City hall initiative encourages residents to “reconnect with others while walking to improve both mental and physical health.” Meeting locations are posted to Surrey Walks website ( along with other walking resources including trail maps, information on self-guided walks, walking groups, charity walks and more.


Belinda’s Connection Café at Newton Cultural Centre: “A free monthly event for 55+ seniors to connect with others while participating in art-related activities,” on select dates, 10 a.m. to noon, register by email to, call 778-879-4097. June 27: Water marbling on paper with Desmon Tompkins.

Senior’s bingo every Saturday from 11:15 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Chuck Bailey Recreation Centre in Whalley. Cards are 25 cents each. Telephone registration is required: 604-598-5898.

Surrey Singles Over Sixty: “We are a group that meet for dinners, card games, bowling, dancing, picnics etc. We are based in the North Surrey/North Delta area. New members (fully vaccinated) are welcome.” Call Georgie at 604-585-7304 or Bob at 778-545-5350.

TALK (Third Age Learning at Kwantlen): Program promises “creative and stimulating educational activities” for the 50-plus age group in Surrey and surrounding cities, with a mix of in-person and online events. TALK courses are “ideal for retirees who want to continue learning.” Fees range from $15 to $30, plus $10 annual membership fee. Info:, 604-599-3077.

Seniors Centre Without Walls: Join various presenters for telephone-based exercises, literature or coffee clubs, learning mindfulness or estate planning. View details for information about the Seniors’ Centre Without Walls initiative by Seniors Come Share Society and register by calling 604-531S-9400 ext. 205 or


Surreys Heritage Rail: Rides from Cloverdale Station. Arrive at least 15 minutes before departure to be able to enjoy all rides. Accessible. Parking is available at the station, at 17630 / Highway 10. Info:

Bear Creek Park Train and MiniGolf: Mini train rides through forest at Surrey’s largest park, 13750 88 Ave. For hours and rates, call 604-501-1232, visit


Surrey No Longer Alone Nar-Anon Family Group (for people affected by someone else’s drug use) in-person meetings on Monday evenings, from 7-8 p.m. at Bethany-Newton United Church, 14853 60 Ave., Surrey. Entrance at north side of the church.

Recovery Canada: “We are a free, in-person, self-help support group for people experiencing symptoms of anxiety or depression. In-person meeting Tuesdays 1:30-3pm at St. Cuthbert Angl ican Church, 11601 82 Ave, Delta BC. For more info contact Anita at or 604-788-4633. The virtual meeting will continue Thursdays 7-8:30 pm. Contact Gilles at for more info, or visit

Surrey Prostate Cancer Support Group meetings on last Saturday of month at Valley View Memorial Gardens 14644 72 Ave., Surrey (no meetings July and December). “Everyone is invited who are interested in knowing more about prostate cancer. Coffee & cookies provided. Call 604 594-5257.”


Surrey Singles Over Sixty: “We are a friendly group that meet for dinners, card games, bowling, dancing, picnics, walks, etc. Our club is based in the North Surrey/North Delta area. New members are welcome.” Call Julie, 604-218-2946.

Surrey Air Cadets: 278 Cormorant RCACS, launched in 2017, welcomes new members aged 12-18. “We parade (train) on Tuesday Evenings from 6:30 p.m. to 9:15 p.m. from September to June of each year,” at Princess Margaret Secondary School, 12870 72 Ave, Surrey. Info:, 778-832-0278.


Peace Arch Chorus: A capella group rehearses at Newton Cultural Centre under direction of Elvera Collier and assistant director Bev Feick. “Auditioned members are provided with excellent musical education and vocal coaching.” Chorus welcomes women to join. Info:

Aequitas Singers: ”Located in Surrey, Aequitas Singers is an adult-only, non-auditioned choir that sings to bring hope, to raise awareness of social justice issues, and to have fun.” New singers can attend rehearsals Tuesdays at 7 p.m.; for details, email Info:

Soundscape A Capella Chorus: A mixed-voice, auditioned community chorus for adults. Rehearsals Tuesday evenings at Fraser Heights Secondary, Surrey. Info:

Handel Society Choir invites new members. Rehearsals are Tuesdays 7.30 p.m. at Cloverdale Canadian Reformed Church, on 174 Street and 60 Avenue. Soprano, alto, tenor and bass voices wanted.” Phone 604 202 7801 for information.

Westcoast Harmony Chorus: Group rehearses in Surrey at Parkland Community Church (9574 160th St.) on Wednesday evenings, 7 p.m. “A group of women and people of marginalized genders who love to sing and are personally committed to excellence and lasting friendships.” New members sought. Visit for info.

South Fraser Community Band welcomes new members, particularly needing brass/horns. Rehearsals Thursdays 7:30-9:30 p.m., September to June, at Earl Marriott Secondary, 15751 16 Ave. Email, visit


Surrey Memorial Hospital Auxiliary has provided volunteer services and fundraising since 1947, and needs additional volunteers. “We manage the hospital gift shop, the lottery booth and hospital gift cart. All funds raised go towards enhancing patient comfort and promoting patient welfare, assisting with much needed hospital expansions and equipment, fostering good relations between Surrey Memorial Hospital and the community.” Visit the gift shop to learn more. Info:

Bell Performing Arts Centre seeks new volunteers. “Our volunteers gain experience in box office sales, ushering, concession sales, working with the public, and more. Get a backstage view of the arts in your community. Learn about teamwork, and experience the joy of giving something back to your community. Volunteers of various ages and all cultural backgrounds welcome.” For info call 604-507-6355. Application form on

Volunteer Cancer Drivers organization needs drivers in Surrey and other cities. Anyone wishing to become a volunteer driver can find more information at

Community Thrift Store: “Can you spare 4 hours a day to volunteer at Newton’s Community Thrift Store, a joint project of Surrey Hospice Society and Surrey Fire Fighters’ Charitable Society?” At 7138 King George Blvd. Call Donna at 604-599-9930 or visit to learn more.

Surrey Art Gallery docent program seeks volunteers to lead weekday school group tours of contemporary art exhibitions. Visit “Volunteering at the Gallery” page on or contact Chris Dawson-Murphy, Volunteer Coordinator,, 604-501-5198.

READ Surrey/White Rock Society is recruiting volunteer adult literacy tutors for their fall training. Info:

Fraser Health Crisis Line is marking 50 years of operation this year; that’s 50 years of 24/7 service delivered by volunteers. If you would like to volunteer, contact the Fraser Health Crisis Line:

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