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Surrey Fest Downtown

Mazacote on Stage

Surrey Fest Downtown is a free one-day community festival that includes live entertainment and family-friendly activities at Holland Park.

A couple of years ago it took place on a Saturday in September. Since last year, however, it took place in mid-June. In 2019 it happens on Saturday June 15th.

Surrey Fest Community Festival

Surrey Fest Downtown happens at Holland Park which is located at 13428 Old Yale Road across the street from the Central City shopping mall and close to the King George SkyTrain Station in Surrey.

Previously known as the Whalley Community festival, the event is a medium-sized affair and attracts about 4000 or so attendees in years with good weather. In 2019 the event celebrates its 21st year.

Surrey Fest Downtown Display Booths
Vendor and Community Stalls at Holland Park

What to Expect

At Surrey Fest Downtown each year there are a small number of food and market vendor stalls, community organization informational booths, a silent auction and live performances.

In total, over four dozen businesses and other local groups usually participate and have a presence at the event, representing everything from credit unions, church groups, artists and non-profit organizations like Girl Guides and Crime Stoppers.

If you want to learn about the local community and organizations in it, Surrey Fest Downtown at Holland Park is a good place to go.

Lawns at Holland Park
Holland Park

2018 Entertainment

Surrey Fest Downtown is a fairly simple and low-key affair for the most part, but it does offer great live entertainment at specific times. Highlights of the 2018 performance lineup are listed below. The 2019 lineup will be similar.

(Note: Times and details were subject to change.)

  • 11:00 am – Zumba Class by Fit for Women Gym
  • 11:30 amThe Springmans
  • 12:30 pm – Opening Ceremony
  • 12:45 pmSun Hang Do
  • 1:30 pmThe John Welsh Band
  • 2:30 pm – TBD
  • 3:00 pmMazacote

Bands in previous years have included Pat Chessel (a Celtic singer and musician), Mazacote (a Vancouver-based Afro-Caribbean band) and The Fab Fourever (a Beatles tribute band).

Surrey Fest Kids Zone

In addition to the above and other live entertainment, each year there is also a Kids’ Zone at the festival which includes a couple of bouncy castles, face painting and a craft station for children. In 2018 there is also free popcorn.

Mazacote Band on Stage
The band Mazacote at Holland Park

Tips and Advice

The following is a list of suggestions and information to help you make the most out of your visit to the festival at Holland Park:

TIP #1: Take public transit. The King George SkyTrain Station is only a short walk away. Surrey Central Station is also just on the other side of the Central City shopping centre.

TIP #2: Unless you’re a young child, the main attraction, in our opinion, is the live music. For young children, however, the most fun will be at the Kids’ Zone (which is fairly small and simple, but still entertaining for little folk).

Other Information

For more information about the festival at Holland Park click Surrey Fest Downtown.

For information about the city and other things to do in the area, click Surrey.

In case you’re interested, other (and generally larger) major festivals at other times of the year in Surrey include the following:

Free Events in June