I’ve lived in Surrey for almost 15 years now. In my time here, I’ve seen Surrey grow into a great city, a place where I’m raising my family. Why I think Surrey is so great? Many reasons. Affordability being one, diversity is another. Everything from the vast green spaces, to the culture (hey, did you know that the city has recently got his own orchestra? Surrey City Orchestra, check them out!) True, the city is not perfect, but it is a pretty good place to live and grow.
The city has done a great job in putting lots of great family-friendly events throughout the year; such as the tree lighting ceremony in December, Earth Day in the spring, Fusion Fest in the summer, and of course, Canada Day on July 1st.
This year, The City of Surrey is going up and above in bringing you a fantastic festival! Headlining is one of my favourite bands, Our Lady Peace, and Vancouver icon Bif Naked. (I’ve seen her perform a couple of years ago at New West Pride, and I tell you if you haven’t seen her live, you’re in for a treat – her energy is infectious!). Altogether, more than 19 bands and entertainers will be performing in four stages. Each one is as unique and diverse as Canada itself.
With me, it’s all the small details that make celebrating Canada Day in Surrey worth it. There will be lots of fun and yes, FREE family fun activities going on, such as the new Rodeo Zone, where the whole family can enjoy country-themed activities such as an inflatable corn maze, country music, and even ax throwing!
Of course, what’s a festival without food? Mexican, Jamaican, Asian, Greek and more internationally-themed food trucks will be available to satisfy any craving. But don’t fret, your favourite carnival treats will still be there, from hot dogs to kettle corn.
There will be lots of rides and midway games to play. Single tickets are $1.25 and there are discounts if you buy more than $20.
Surrey Canada Day will take place at the Bill Reid Millennium Amphitheatre – 17728 64 Ave, Surrey, from 10 am until 11 pm (with the fireworks grand finale at 10:30 pm. Admission is free.