Spend your lunch break with sunshine and tunes. Central City’s Noontime Notes has returned to the Central City Plaza. On July 3 to August 3, enjoy live music every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 11:45 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. This 24-concert series is free for all ages.
Discover a variety of musical offerings—from rock and country, to jazz and folk. Discover local musicians like rock artist Taylor James and Celtic folk guitarist Pat Chessell. For a full schedule, visit centralcity.ca/event/noontime-notes.
On July 11, Knight and Day Restaurant is hosting the annual Community Safety Breakfast from 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. The breakfast and seminar will take place at 9677 King George Boulevard.
Learn how to spot counterfeit bills from guest speaker Farid Sajli. As part of the Bank of Canada’s currency awareness and education team, he is experienced in detecting various forms of counterfeit. Farid has taught police and merchants how to identify fake bills and prevent debit card, cheque and other currency fraud.
This event is free for Downtown Surrey BIA members—anyone that runs a business within the DSBIA boundaries.
RSVP at safetybreakfast2018.eventbrite.ca.
Ryley and Chloe are back with another fun-raiser! This time, it’s full of sweets, sparkles, and sunshine.
Come out with your family and friends to the Glitter Unicorn Festival on July 14 at Forsyth Park from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. Delight in unicorn-themed crafts like glitter tattoos, unicorn slime, and face painting. Cool down with frozen treats while enjoying fun games and upbeat music.
Bring your empty bottles and cans for recycling. All proceeds will be donated to the Surrey Food Bank.
The Canucks Autism Network is celebrating their 10th Birthday Party at the Surrey Civic Plaza on July 7. This inclusive, free event will run from 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Enjoy outdoor inflatables, family-friendly activities, vendors and food trucks, photo opportunities with the Canucks mascot (FIN), and a chance to meet local celebrities.
The Birthday Festival will also host sensory-friendly hours from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. This session will offer smaller crowds, shorter line-ups, and reduced volume to accommodate individuals with sensory sensitivities. RSVP to attend sensory friendly hours at canucksautism.ca/bdayRSVP.
Are you ready for an afternoon with music, delicious food vendors, and local businesses?
Come out on Saturday, July 7 for the fourth annual Whalley’s Corner Community Festival. Find us at the corner of 108 Avenue and King George Boulevard from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Explore the unique history of the Whalley community. Photos and newspaper articles will give you a snapshot of Whalley’s past at the Whalley Historical Tent. There will also be a Vintage Firetruck from the Surrey Firefighters.
Want to see what your local business vendors and organizations have to offer? Visit the variety of booths at the festival for the opportunity to support local businesses and buy well-made crafts and other goods.
If you’re feeling hungry, try out one of the many ethnic food vendors that will be on site. Be sure to pick up your fresh produce at the Farmer’s Market. Visit the Kid’s Area for a chance to play fun games. Spend the day enjoying live music performances as you experience all these wonderful activities.
Come enjoy this free, family-friendly event and get to know your Whalley community.
For two summers, the Downtown Surrey Business Improvement Association (DSBIA) has created placemaking activities for positive community participation. You may have seen some: the #LOVE ball, Sweet Surrey or the live piano music at Surrey Central Skytrain Station.
This summer will be no different. The DSBIA wanted to create something beyond the concrete buildings of Downtown Surrey where there is an existing variety of coffee shops, parks and restaurants.
What is something Downtown Surrey doesn’t have? A beach!
With that, we introduce the Pop-Up Beach. You bring the sunglasses, we bring the beach.
This pop-up simulates a mini beach with a beautiful backdrop of the oceanside. It will include beach props such as chairs and a variety of pool accessories. To make the experience more immersive, there will be sounds of ocean waves and perhaps even the occasional seagull call.
Did you know that studies suggest that taking a vacation increases productivity? Even more, it decreases stress and improves overall mental health. We’re bringing a vacation to you and going to the beach has never been so easy. Pop by for quick break during work or summer school. We all want to enjoy paradise, so take a photo at the pop-beach and share it with your friends.
Pop-up beach is happening on Tuesday, June 12. From 3:00 to 6:00 p.m., find us in front of the North Surrey Recreation Centre near Surrey Central Station.
What if you could find children’s activities, delicious bites, and live music – all in Downtown Surrey?
Surrey Fest Downtown has it all!
Kick off your summer by attending one of Surrey’slargest community festivals. Join us at Holland Park on Saturday, June 16th to celebrate the 20th Annual Surrey Fest Downtown: A Celebration of Community.
Bring your dance moves as you listen to incredible local entertainment at the main stage of Surrey Fest. This year will feature Mazacote, a six-piece band that will energize you with their Latin dance beats. The Springman Family Band and John Welsh Band will also take the stage to share their wonderful music and talent.
Stroll through the tents to check out some of the great products of our vendors. Bid on a variety
of great prizes when you visit the Silent Auction. You can also take the opportunity to meet not-for-profit groups operating in the Surrey community, learn about their positive initiatives
and work, and see how you can get involved.
Surrey Fest Downtown would not be complete without a Kids Zone where there will be an abundance of free activities for families and children. A large bouncy castle will have kids leaping for joy in the summer weather. Visit Whalley Daycare’s tent to become transformed into a superhero or butterfly by a talented face painter. There is also fun glitter tattoos and beautiful henna. Want to be creative yourself? Bring out your inner artist in our arts and crafts section.
During all this festival fun, don’t forget to take a break and relax in the cool shade while the Surrey Central Lions Club cook up lunch on the barbeque. All proceeds will be donated to local charities and organizations.
Surrey Fest Downtown runs from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event is organized by the Whalley Community Association and sponsored by the Downtown Surrey Business Improvement Association.
Whether it’s food, community or fun, there’s something for everyone. Join us for a funfilled
Saturday and let’s celebrate the Surrey community together.
“Hear the Stories, Feel the Passion, Celebrate the Game!”
Pull out your favourite team’s jersey and get ready to celebrate one of Canada’s most loved sports, because on December 9th and 10th, Hometown Hockey is coming to Surrey!
For the ultimate NHL fan experience, join us at Surrey Civic Plaza (behind City Hall) for some true Canadian fun on Saturday from 12pm-6pm and Sunday 12pm-10pm.
Hometown Hockey is a family-friendly festival providing a weekend of free outdoor hockey activities for all ages. It is a chance for the community to gather together and show their passion for the game, as well as a chance to hear stories about local upcoming talent and some of the game’s most famous stars. Hometown Hockey is the ultimate experience for any NHL fan: enjoy live music, games, and even get the chance to meet some NHL alumni!
On December 10th there will be a broadcasting of the Edmonton Oilers vs Toronto Maple Leafs game at 3:30 pm. Don’t miss Ron MacLean and Tara Slone, who will be hosting live on site from the Sportsnet Mobile Studio.
The Downtown Surrey BIA will be on site with some hockey-themed crafts to get you into the spirit, as well as face painters so you can show support for your favourite team.
Come celebrate the game that has become synonymous with Canadian culture with Rogers Hometown Hockey. Learn more about Hometown Hockey and keep an eye out for new event activities here: http://www.hometownhockey.com/
Join us on December 3rd for a holiday celebration like no other, as the annual Big Rigs for Kids Lighted Truck Parade rolls back through Downtown Surrey.
For the last seven years, the Lighted Truck Parade has been a holiday tradition for many local families. Children and adults alike love to see the elaborate light displays that the truck drivers decorate their vehicles with, depicting different Christmas scenes from Frosty the Snowman to a giant Rudolph semi-truck. Stopping in front of City Centre Library, there’s lots of chances to get your photo taken with one of the festive trucks.
There will be events and entertainment throughout the evening, beginning with the one and only Chris Hamilton at 4:30 pm. Warm up your voices and get ready to sing some of your favourite Christmas classics with the 2nd annual Christmas Carol sing-a-long from 5-6 pm.
In the spirit of the holidays, the Surrey Food Bank and the Surrey Christmas Bureau will be on site collecting donations from all the generous people in the Downtown Surrey community. The Surrey Central Lions will also be on site selling some delicious snacks such as hot dogs and hot chocolate.
Celebrate the holiday season with family and friends right in the heart of Downtown Surrey by watching a parade of lighted trucks and singing along to your favourite Christmas classics. For more information and updates about the event, make sure you follow us on twitter @dtsurreybia
Little girls can do big things, and big things can help local charities like the Surrey Christmas Bureau! On November 18th Ryley and Chloe (and their latest team member Aubrey) will be hosting their 4th annual FunRaizer Spaghetti dinner to raise toys and cash for the Surrey Christmas Bureau.
The dinner will take place at Knight and Day Restaurant on King George Boulevard in Surrey from 5-7 pm. Tickets will be sold for $12 which includes a buffet style pasta dinner (vegetarian options available). We ask that all guests please bring a toy or cash donation to be given to the Surrey Christmas Bureau in addition to their ticket.
Ryley and Chloe first decided to hold a FunRaizer in 2014. Every year since she was 2 years old, Ryley and her Auntie Bonnie would buy a toy and take it to the Christmas Bureau for Ryley to put on the shelf. Ryley said she wanted to find a way to take more toys to the Christmas Bureau, and Bonnie gave her the idea to hold a fundraiser dinner. However, not any old fundraiser would do for Ryley and Chloe. The girls wanted to call it a “FunRaizer” instead of a “Fundraiser” because “toy’s are fun, and all kids should have fun at Christmas!”. The first annual Spaghetti dinner was a success, and as it has progressed over the years the girls have gotten more and more involved, holding meetings in the summer to plan the upcoming dinner. Every year after Christmas they hold a follow up meeting to decide what they would like to do next year, and they always say they want to raise more toys for the Christmas bureau. Ryley and Chloe like being able to bring the toys to the Christmas bureau themselves, lining the shelves with all the gifts they have worked hard to collect.
In the past three years, Ryley and Chloe have raised over $4000 and 10 boxes of toys. Aubrey, who was an intern elf in 2016, is excited to help with this year’s annual Spaghetti Funraizer dinner. Please join us for some delicious food and exciting door prizes. Your generosity is sure to put a smile on many children’s faces.
If you’d like to purchase a ticket, please contact Bonnie or Tracey at the Downtown Surrey BIA office 604.580.2321.