Festival

Image from the poster for “Macaroni Soup,” an animated short by Surrey-based filmmaker Alayna Y.

Surrey-based animator’s ‘Macaroni Soup’ stirs interest at Vancouver Queer Film Festival

Six-minute story follows a young woman who falls in love with a waitress in a Hong Kong-style café

 

White Rock Sea Festival and Semiahmoo Days kicked off their final day, Sunday, July 31 with a morning car show which brought out nearly a thousand spectators. The show was complete with all types of cars, music and food trucks to enjoy. (Sobia Moman photo)

PHOTOS: Car-enthusiasts unite for White Rock Sea Festival and Semiahmoo Days Car Show

White Rock Sea Festival and Semiahmoo Days ran the last weekend of July, concluding on Sunday

 

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Music and meditation to fill Surrey City Hall, plaza during new 2-day festival in August

Transformational Theatre’s inaugural in-person festival follows online concert in May 2021

 

The City of Surrey hosted the 15th annual Surrey Fusion Festival at Holland Park in Surrey on Saturday, July 23, 2022. The free event goes from 11 am- 10 pm July 23-24, 2022. The festival will feature 40 cultural pavilions, vendors, an Indigenous Village, eight stages, a kid zone and amusement rides. The cultural pavilions will also seek to educate the public on their history and traditions and how they relate to this year’s theme of “CommUNITY.” (Photo by Anna Burns/Surrey Now-Leader)

VIDEO, PHOTOS: Surrey Fusion Festival fills Holland Park with music, food, cultures of world

The event’s 2022 theme ‘CommUNITY’ was displayed at more than 40 cultural pavilions at park

The City of Surrey hosted the 15th annual Surrey Fusion Festival at Holland Park in Surrey on Saturday, July 23, 2022. The free event goes from 11 am- 10 pm July 23-24, 2022. The festival will feature 40 cultural pavilions, vendors, an Indigenous Village, eight stages, a kid zone and amusement rides. The cultural pavilions will also seek to educate the public on their history and traditions and how they relate to this year’s theme of “CommUNITY.” (Photo by Anna Burns/Surrey Now-Leader)
Music is performed on veena during an event hosted by Sanskriti Cultural Awareness Society of BC, which is planning another Festival of India at Surrey’s Holland Park on Saturday, July 30. (Submitted photo)

Back-to-back festivals celebrate India, Jamaica at Surrey park on July’s final weekend

Holland Park to host Festival of India, followed by Jamaica Day Festival

Music is performed on veena during an event hosted by Sanskriti Cultural Awareness Society of BC, which is planning another Festival of India at Surrey’s Holland Park on Saturday, July 30. (Submitted photo)
The Bee Beard Showcase is one of the Honeybee Festival’s most popular events. (Images courtesy Honeybee Centre)

Honeybee Festival returns in July

Two-day, family-friendly event is free

The Bee Beard Showcase is one of the Honeybee Festival’s most popular events. (Images courtesy Honeybee Centre)
A free zumba workout is part of the fun of Surrey Fest, which returns to Holland Park on Saturday, June 18, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., with live music by Reckless (Bryan Adams tribute), Mazacote and Cookin’ With Brass, food, games and more, in an annual event planned by Downtown Surrey BIA. See listing under Festivals. (File photo)
A free zumba workout is part of the fun of Surrey Fest, which returns to Holland Park on Saturday, June 18, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., with live music by Reckless (Bryan Adams tribute), Mazacote and Cookin’ With Brass, food, games and more, in an annual event planned by Downtown Surrey BIA. See listing under Festivals. (File photo)
Surrey-raised R&B duo Manila Grey, shown performing at New York City’s Bowery Ballroom in June, will headline the 2022 Surrey Fusion Festival. (Photo: facebook.com/manilagreymusic)

Surrey’s rising R&B stars Manila Grey to headline Fusion Festival 4 years after losing band contest

Annual showcase of music, food and cultures returns to Holland Park on July 23-24

Surrey-raised R&B duo Manila Grey, shown performing at New York City’s Bowery Ballroom in June, will headline the 2022 Surrey Fusion Festival. (Photo: facebook.com/manilagreymusic)
Global Peace Alliance BC Society works to biuld a world where peaceful co-existence is universally accepted in place of violence and prejudice. (Contributed photo)

‘End Racism, Build Peace’: Give Peace a Chance festival scheduled for October

Global Peace Alliance BC Society runs the festival annually with a contest that is now open

Global Peace Alliance BC Society works to biuld a world where peaceful co-existence is universally accepted in place of violence and prejudice. (Contributed photo)
Hundreds lined the streets for the annual North Delta Family Day parade on June 23, 2019. (Ryan McLeod photo)

North Delta family day returns this weekend

Parade starts at 11 a.m. at Sands Secondary; festival at North Delta Community Park runs 12 to 4 p.m.

Hundreds lined the streets for the annual North Delta Family Day parade on June 23, 2019. (Ryan McLeod photo)
The annual Long, Long Table dinner returns to Surrey Civic Plaza on Tuesday, June 28. (Photo: facebook.com/DowntownSurreyBIA)

Long, Long Table and Surrey Fest events return downtown on 2 dates in June

Downtown Surrey BIA also plans a Community Conversation on how to support LGBTQ2SIA+ youth

The annual Long, Long Table dinner returns to Surrey Civic Plaza on Tuesday, June 28. (Photo: facebook.com/DowntownSurreyBIA)
Drag performers sing “We Are Family” at the 2020 Surrey Pride festival at Central City Plaza. The 2022 festival returns there on Saturday, June 25. (File photo: Lauren Collins)

In June, Pride Month events in Surrey lead up to festival at Central City plaza

Music, movies, drag shows, a Pride history talk, bingo and more at sites around Surrey

Drag performers sing “We Are Family” at the 2020 Surrey Pride festival at Central City Plaza. The 2022 festival returns there on Saturday, June 25. (File photo: Lauren Collins)
Young Thug in a video posted to NPR Music’s YouTube channel in July 2021. (YouTube.com)

UPDATE: Rapper arrested on gang charges now replaced at Surrey’s FVDED music fest in July

Announced Tuesday were two new headliners for July 8, Excision and Rick Ross

Young Thug in a video posted to NPR Music’s YouTube channel in July 2021. (YouTube.com)
A promo photo of Doug & The Slugs, a Vancouver-based band that had a string of rock hits in the early 1980s. Film director Teresa Alfeld’s new documentary, “Doug and The Slugs and Me,” debuts at Vancouver’s DOXA Documentary Film Festival on May 14-15. Pictured from left are band members Doug Bennett, Simon Kendall, John Burton, Wally Watson, Richard Baker and Steve Bosley. (Submitted photo)

Singer’s journals are key in the poignant Vancouver music story ‘Doug and the Slugs and Me’

Director Teresa Alfeld’s documentary debuts at DOXA festival May 14-15

A promo photo of Doug & The Slugs, a Vancouver-based band that had a string of rock hits in the early 1980s. Film director Teresa Alfeld’s new documentary, “Doug and The Slugs and Me,” debuts at Vancouver’s DOXA Documentary Film Festival on May 14-15. Pictured from left are band members Doug Bennett, Simon Kendall, John Burton, Wally Watson, Richard Baker and Steve Bosley. (Submitted photo)
Halibut burger as seen on facebook.com/freshstmarketfleetwood.

Halibut Festivals return to Surrey’s Fresh St. Markets with burgers and more May 14-15

Fish-filled events include food demonstrations, children’s activities

Halibut burger as seen on facebook.com/freshstmarketfleetwood.
Tickets are on sale for this year’s PNE Prize Home, which – for the first time ever – is located in Langley. It will be open for tours in the Willoughby neighbourhood starting in June. (PNE/Special to Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: 2022 PNE Prize Home ready for occupancy in Langley

Langley contractor crafts this year’s lottery home in his own backyard

Tickets are on sale for this year’s PNE Prize Home, which – for the first time ever – is located in Langley. It will be open for tours in the Willoughby neighbourhood starting in June. (PNE/Special to Langley Advance Times)
The crowds enjoyed plenty of sunshine at the 2019 Clayton Community Festival, held in Clayton Heights on May 11. The festival is returning in 2022 after a two-year, COVID-caused hiatus. (Black Press Media file photo)

Clayton Community Festival to return May 14

Popular festival returns after two-year absence

The crowds enjoyed plenty of sunshine at the 2019 Clayton Community Festival, held in Clayton Heights on May 11. The festival is returning in 2022 after a two-year, COVID-caused hiatus. (Black Press Media file photo)
“The Comic Strippers” improv-comedy show features fictitious male stripper troupe, on Friday, May 6 at Bell Performing Arts Centre in Surrey. For tickets and info, call 604-507-6355 or visit bellperformingartscentre.com. (Submitted photo)
“The Comic Strippers” improv-comedy show features fictitious male stripper troupe, on Friday, May 6 at Bell Performing Arts Centre in Surrey. For tickets and info, call 604-507-6355 or visit bellperformingartscentre.com. (Submitted photo)
Beer lovers at a previous Battle of the Brews event at Surrey Civic Plaza. (Photo: facebook.com/thepeak)

Summer ‘Battle of The Brews’ charity event in Surrey to help kids play sports

Beer, food and rock music to fuel August event at Surrey Civic Plaza

Beer lovers at a previous Battle of the Brews event at Surrey Civic Plaza. (Photo: facebook.com/thepeak)
A burger from Shameless Buns is among menu items at the Food Truck Wars event coming to Cloverdale Fairgrounds for three days this weekend, from Friday to Sunday (April 8-10). (submitted photo)

Weekend ‘Food Truck Wars’ in Surrey with live music, site-wide liquor, awards and more

Trophies and prizes will be given to winning food trucks in several categories

A burger from Shameless Buns is among menu items at the Food Truck Wars event coming to Cloverdale Fairgrounds for three days this weekend, from Friday to Sunday (April 8-10). (submitted photo)