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Surrey Fusion Festival

Surrey Fusion Festival

The Surrey Fusion Festival is a large 2-day community event that features free live music and family-friendly activities at Holland Park in late July.

In 2020 the event was going to take place on the weekend of July 25-26, but it has since been cancelled.


FESTIVAL STATUS AND COVID-19

The Surrey Fusion Festival has been officially cancelled for 2020 due to the outbreak of the coronavirus.

As of mid-May, most major events scheduled to take place in Surrey in the late spring and summer have already been cancelled or postponed, but not all. The Fusion Festival is now yet another casualty of the pandemic. Its dates for 2021 are July 24th and 25th.

For a list of Lower Mainland events that have suspended operations in 2020, click Vancouver, COVID-19 and Event Cancellations.


Surrey Festival at Holland Park

Celebrating music, food and culture, the free event attracts tens of thousands of people each year. Headliner bands in recent years have included Nelly Furtado, The Zolas and Walk Off the Earth.


Information in this article includes the following:

When & Where | Festival Activities | Performance Schedule | Saturday Schedule | Sunday Schedule | Tips & Advice | Other Information

Click on any of the above links to jump to specific information, or continue reading to learn all about the Surrey Fusion Festival.

When and Where

The Surrey Fusion Festival takes place in Holland Park in Surrey which is located at 13428 Old Yale Road just across the street from Central City Mall and close to the King George SkyTrain Station.

In 2020 the Surrey Fusion Festival was going to happen on the weekend of July 25-26. Because of the coronavirus pandemic, however, it won’t now be taking place until July 24 and 25 in 2021.

In years when it doesn’t get cancelled, the festival usually runs from 11 am to 10 pm on the Saturday and Sunday with multiple shows and activities going on simultaneously at any given time.

Fusion Festival at Holland Park
Surrey Fusion Festival at Holland Park

Festival Activities

At the Surrey Fusion Festival there are market vendors and community organization information booths as well as lots of live entertainment.

At the festival there are over three dozen cultural pavilions showcasing different countries from Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, Latin America, Europe and North America. The Surrey Fusion Festival also includes an Indigenous Village, a Kids World & Sports Zone and numerous exotic ethnic food vendors.

There are also half a dozen different stages at the festival including the Concord Pacific World Music Stage, YVR Community Stage, Safeway Cooking Stage, Canada 150 Stage and SFU Celebration Stage.

Festival Performance Schedule

The Surrey Fusion Festival has a wide variety of entertainment to enjoy throughout the day. From music, dance to cooking demonstrations, the festival has something for everyone.

The 2020 schedule hadn’t been announced before the festival got cancelled. For an idea of what to expect in 2021, below is the schedule of performances from last year.


2019 Saturday Entertainment Schedule


Main Stage Performances

SFU Celebration Stage

Tim Hortons Maple Leaf Stage

YVR Community Stage

Dished Cooking Stage

  • 12:30pmSuper Chefs
  • 1:30pmDylan Ellis
  • 2:30pmKayla Dhaliwall – JRG
  • 3:30pmDominion Kitchen
  • 4:30pm Elizabeth Balogun

Free Events and Activities in July

KPU Dance Stage

AHFOMAD Stage

Kids Stage


2019 Sunday Entertainment Schedule


Main Stage Performances

SFU Celebration Stage

Tim Hortons Maple Leaf Stage

Surrey Fusion Festival Vendor Stalls
Vendor Stalls at Surrey Fusion Festival

YVR Community Stage

Dished Cooking Stage

  • 12:30 pmTrevor Randle – Take a Bite of BC
  • 1:30 pmSuper Chefs
  • 2:30 pmJust Cakes
  • 3:30 pmIndigenous Cooking Demo

KPU Dance Stage

AHFOMAD Stage

Kids Stage

Tips and Advice

Below are some tips and advice to help you make the most of your time at the Surrey Fusion Festival.

TIP #1: If you have young children, go in the afternoon. Children’s storytelling and entertainment is between around 11:30 am and 5 pm each day and that’s when the place is full of families. Evenings are when the place gets really crowded, especially with younger adults (as well as older ones).

TIP #2: Take public transit! There isn’t enough parking in the area for tens of thousands of people, and the King George SkyTrain station is just across the street! If you stay until the very end of the day, however, like until the last song at the evening’s final concert, be prepared for long lineups at the station.

TIP #3: If you do plan to drive, go early if you want to find parking. Or park somewhere close to a SkyTrain station further down the line and then take transit for the last little bit there.

Surrey Fusion Festival at Holland Park

Other Information

Click Surrey Fusion Festival for more details on the July event at Holland Park.

For information about other things to do and see in the area, click Surrey or the Fraser Valley.

And for a list of other events in the Lower Mainland, see Vancouver’s July Calendar or Festivals & Events Calendar.