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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 2018 the event takes place on the weekend of July 21-22.

Surrey Festival at Holland Park

Celebrating music, food and culture, the free event attracts tens of thousands of people each year. Headliner bands last year included Nelly Furtado, The Zolas and Warren Dean Flandez, among others. The headliner band for 2018 is Walk Off the Earth.


Information in this article includes the following:

When & Where | Festival Activities | Performance Schedule | 2018 Performers | 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 2018 the Surrey Fusion Festival happens on the weekend of July 21-22. It runs most years from 11 am to 10 pm on both days 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

Major performances take place on the Concord Pacific World Music Stage each day starting in the late afternoon.

Various community groups perform or give dance lessons on the YVR Community Stage throughout the day on both days.

Culinary demonstrations happen at the Safeway Cooking Stage in the afternoons, cultural performances take place on the Canada 150 Stage daily from late morning until about 8 pm, and more music and live performances run all day each day on the SFU Celebration Stage.

Free Outdoor Concerts

2018 Festival Performers

Below is a list of some of the major concerts and performance highlights at the Surrey Fusion Festival in 2018.

(Note: performer details are subject to change.)


Saturday Entertainment Schedule


The following performers entertain on Saturday, July 21, on the various stages:

(Note: schedule details are subject to change.)

Concord Pacific World Music Stage

  • 4:30 pm – Welcome Ceremony
  • 7:30 pmToque Flamenco
  • 6:30 pmDawn Pemberton
  • 7:30 pmJohn Welsh & Los Valientes
  • 8:30 pmWalk Off the Earth
Dawn Pemberton in Concert
Dawn Permberton

SFU Celebration Stage

  • 12:30 pmZion Children
  • 1:30 pmNahualli Folklore Society
  • 2:30 pmThe Bingos
  • 3:30 pmShiamak Dance School
  • 4:00 pm – Welcome Ceremony & Parade of Culture
  • 4:30 pmEire Born Irish Dancers
  • 7:30 pmVan Namsadang
  • 6:30 pmMariachi Los Dorados
  • 7:30 pmThe Wheat In the Barley

Tim Hortons Maple Leaf Stage

  • 11:30 amAmy Eustergerling & Nehiyaw Eskwewak
  • 12:00 pmStars of the North Drum Group
  • 1:00 pmThe Wild Moccasins
  • 2:00 pmBC Métis Federation With Derrick Whiteskycloud
  • 3:00 pmKwhlii Gibaygum Nisga’a Traditional Dancers
  • 4:45 pmJJ Lavallee
  • 6:00 pmSix Foot Cherry
  • 7:00 pmSleepy Gonzales (Play Surrey Winter)
  • 8:00 pmViper Central

YVR Community Stage

  • 11:30 amKazakhstan Uyghur
  • 12:00 pmRejean Bussières
  • 12:30 pm – Turban Tying Demo
  • 1:00 pmRussian Showcase
  • 2:00 pmHua Xia
  • 3:00 pmNakajima Duo
  • 5:00 pmNrityanjali Kathak Dance Academy
  • 6:00 pmLos Blazetones
  • 7:00 pmJacky’s Essombe’s African Village Experience

Shaw Dance Stage

  • 1:00 pm – Zumba Demo
  • 2:00 pmVovinam Vietnamese Martial Arts
  • 3:00 pmVancity Bhangra
  • 5:00 pmHonduras Showcase
  • 6:00 pm – East Van Powwow
Vancity Bhangra Dancers
Vancity Bhangra

Dance Lessons YVR Community Stage

  • 1:30 pmVancity Bhangra Lessons
  • 2:30 pm – Westcoast Style Indigenous Dance Lessons
  • 3:30 pm – Westcoast Style Indigenous Dance Lessons
  • 4:30 pm – Mexican Dance Lessons
  • 5:30 pmVancity Bhangra Lessons

Sunday Entertainment Schedule


The following performers entertain on Sunday, July 22, on the various stages:

(Note: schedule details are subject to change.)

Concord Pacific World Music Stage

  • 4:30 pmBlue Strange
  • 5:30 pmRumba Calzada
  • 7:00 pmAché Brasil
  • 8:00 pmKhanvict
  • 9:00 pmRanjit Bawa

SFU Celebration Stage

  • 11:30 amHua Zia
  • 12:30 pmCedar Hills Caledonian Pipe Band
  • 1:30 pmFraser Valley Taiwanese Association
  • 2:30 pmHanyang Arts
  • 3:30 pmAfrican Stages
  • 4:30 pmDalaras Tribute
  • 5:30 pmCoco Jafro
  • 7:00 pmRicky Kej Live In Concert

Maple Leaf Stage

  • 11:30 amAmy Eustergerling & Nehiyaw Eskwewak
  • 12:00 pmStars of the North Drum Group
  • 1:00 pmThe Wild Moccasins
  • 2:00 pmBC Métis Federation With Derrick Whitescloud
  • 3:00 pmKwhlii Gibaygum Nisga’a Dance Group
  • 4:00 pmTerry-Lynn Williams-Davidson With Claire Lawrence
  • 5:00 pmSix Foot Cherry
  • 6:00 pmWintermitts

YVR Community Stage

  • 12:00 pmAlbanian Showcase
  • 1:00 pmNepalese Showcase
  • 2:00 pm“Kwel Eng Sen” Semiahmoo Youth Group
  • 3:00 pmThe Rheinlander Band
  • 4:00 pmPat Chessell Band
  • 5:00 pmIslanders
  • 6:00 pmBounda Vedere
  • 8:15 pmMngwa

Shaw Dance Stage

  • 1:00 pm – Zumba Demo
  • 2:00 pmSrikandi Indonesia
  • 3:00 pmChinese Canadian Seniors Society of Multicultural Song and Dance
  • 4:00 pmMiss Fiji Canada Dance Company
  • 5:00 pmThistlebrook Academy of Highland Dance
  • 6:00 pmSFU Giddha Club

Dance Lessons YVR Community Stage

  • 12:30 pm – Powwow Dance Lessons
  • 1:30 pm – Powwow Dance Lessons
  • 2:30 pmVancity Bhangra Lessons
  • 3:30 pmVancity Bhangra Lessons

Kids World & Sports Zone

The Surrey Fusion Festival is very much a family-friendly event. At the festival there is a Kids World & Sports Zone that features a crafts station, games, sporting activities, bouncy castles and live entertainment.

Surrey Fusion Festival Vendor Stalls
Vendor Stalls at Surrey Fusion Festival

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.