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Surrey Fusion Festival

Surrey Fusion Festival

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

In 2023 the festival’s dates are July 22nd and 23rd. That’s the same weekend as the Honda Celebration of Light, Fort Langley Jazz & Arts Festival, and Mission Folk Music Festival. What a great weekend that’s going to be!


Information in this article includes the following:

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

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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.


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 and 2021 the event was cancelled due to the pandemic. It returned on July 23rd and 24th in 2022. This year the festival runs from 11:00 am to 10:00 pm on both days on July 22nd and 23rd, 2023. It’s entirely free to attend! You can expect there to be 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, SFU Celebration Stage, KPU Community Dance Stage and Dished Global Beer & Wine Tasting Stage.


Festival Performance Schedule

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

In 2022 there were about 10 different areas with live entertainment. Schedules for the World Music Stage, Celebration Stage, Unity Stage and Siam Stage are listed below (with exact details subject to change). Other areas with performances, demonstrations and workshops included the Cultural Cooking Arena, Community Dance Stage, Family Fun Stage, Mindful Movement Space and more.

The festival performance schedule for 2023’s event is to be confirmed.


2022 Saturday Entertainment Schedule


World Music Stage

  • 1:30 pm – Parade of Culture
  • 2:00 pm – Indigenous Welcome & Opening Ceremony
  • 2:30 pm – Cookin’ With Brass
  • 3:30 pm – Blue Marble Ensemble
  • 4:30 pm – Golosa La Orquesta
  • 5:30 pm – Babylung
  • 6:30 pm – XL The Band
  • 7:30 pm – Shad
  • 9:00 pm – MANILA GREY


Celebration Stage

  • 12:30 pm – Hua Xia
  • 2:30 pm – Nahualli Folklore Society
  • 3:30 pm – Eire Born Irish Dance Company
  • 4:30 pm – Julio Avila Cuban Band
  • 5:30 pm – Francis Arevalo
  • 6:30 pm – Sadé Awele and Serengeti
  • 7:30 pm – Marafani World Beat
  • 8:35 pm – DJ Goddess


Unity Stage

  • 12:00 pm – Jobé
  • 1:00 pm – Nepal Cultural Society of BC
  • 3:00 pm – Edgar Muenala
  • 4:00 pm – Jill Barber
  • 5:00 pm – V-Love
  • 6:00 pm – Asis Singh


Siam Stage

  • 11:30 am – Tlingit/Gwitch’in Wolf Drummers
  • 12:00 pm – Stars of the North Drum Group
  • 1:00 pm – V’ni Dansi Metis Jigging/Fiddling
  • 3:00 pm – Seven Sacred Fires Powwow Troupe
  • 4:00 pm – Brad Henry
  • 5:00 pm – Tiger Will Mason
  • 6:00 pm – Helen Duguay Featuring Murray Porter
  • 7:00 pm – Mattmac
  • 8:30 pm – Nadjiwan


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2022 Sunday Entertainment Schedule


World Music Stage

  • 2:30 pm – Sweet Pan
  • 3:30 pm – Vancouver Okinawa Taiko
  • 4:30 pm – Desiree Dawson
  • 5:45 pm – Balaklava Blues
  • 7:00 pm – Zora Randhawa
  • 8:30 pm – Sharry Mann


Celebration Stage

  • 12:30 pm – Roots Peruvian Folk Dance
  • 1:30 pm – Islanders
  • 2:30 pm – Korean Traditional Arts Society Drummers
  • 3:30 pm – Tambura Rasa
  • 4:30 pm – Salsahall Collective ft. Aaron Ross (of The Boom Booms)
  • 5:30 pm – Yvonne Kushe
  • 6:30 pm – Luv Randhawa
  • 7:30 pm – Aché Brasil


Surrey Fusion Festival Vendor Stalls
Vendor Stalls at Surrey Fusion Festival


Unity Stage

  • 1:00 pm – Argentinian Showcase
  • 2:00 pm – Tim Readman and Prairie Wolfe
  • 3:00 pm – Bero Saker
  • 5:00 pm – A-Slam
  • 6:00 pm – Marlin Ramazzini


Siam Stage

    • 11:30 am – Buffalo Heart Medicine Healing Society Big Bear Medicine Bear Dancer
    • 12:00 pm – Spindal Whorl Dancers
    • 1:00 pm – V’ni Dansi Metis Jigging/Fiddling
    • 2:00 pm – Seven Sacred Fires Powwow Troupe
    • 3:00 pm – Tiger Will Mason
    • 4:00 pm – The Pat Calihou Band
    • 5:15 pm – Nadjiwan
    • 8:00 pm – Curtis Clear Sky and the Constellationz


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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 5:00 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

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

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