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10 things to do in Surrey this August

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Daniel Chai Jul 31, 2018 12:00 pm 588

Summer rolls on and August is bringing many fun events to Surrey, including Movies in the Park, Battles of the Brews, and more. Here is our list of 10 things to do around the city this month.

For more things happening around town, check out our events section.

Movies Under the Stars

  • What: Movies Under the Stars brings free outdoor films to Holland Park. Gather your blankets and lawn chairs and cozy up in front of a big screen for Ferdinand (August 4), Coco (August 11), Paddington 2 (August 18) and Wonder (August 25). Movies start after dusk but attendees are encouraged to arrive earlier to find a good seat and to enjoy the pre-show entertainment. Starting at 5 pm, there will be fun activities before the movie begins.
  • When: Every Saturday from August 4 to August 25, 2018
  • Time: Dusk
  • Where: Holland Park – 13428 Old Yale Road, Surrey
  • Admission: Free

Clayton Community Farmers’ Market

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  • What: The Clayton Community Farmers’ Market community is made up of a diverse community of farmers, fishers, artisans, food preparers and more. There will also be a Family Fun Zone, live music and food trucks.
  • When: Alternating Sundays from August 5 to September 30, 2018
  • Time: 10 am to 3 pm
  • Where: Clayton Heights Secondary School – 7003 188 St, Surrey
  • Admission: Free

Art in the Plaza

  • What: Have fun in the sun and make art. As skyscrapers rise up around City Centre, construct your own cardboard tower. This activity mixes together textiles, drawing, stickers, and lego-like stacking.
  • When: Wednesday, August 8, 2018
  • Time: 12 to 3 pm
  • Where: Civic Plaza, City Hall – 13450 104 Ave, Surrey
  • Admission: Free

Amrit Bains: Rocking The Summer

  • What: Amrit Bains’ 4th annual concert at the Main Stage at Surrey Arts Centre promises to be high energy and fun-filled with many catchy tunes.
  • When: Saturday, August 11, 2018 
  • Time:7:30 to 9:30 pm
  • Where: Main Stage at Surrey Arts Centre – 13750 88 Ave, Surrey
  • Tickets: Online, $15

Vintage Vacations Tea & Talk

  • What: Pack up your suitcase and take a trip down memory lane as you explore popular vacation spots and activities from the early 20th century. Explore artifacts, newspaper clippings, photographs and music from the Museum of Surrey. Tea, coffee and a light lunch is also included.
  • When: Wednesday, August 15, 2018
  • Time: 1 to 2 pm
  • Where: Guildford Recreation Centre – 15105 105 Ave, Surrey
  • Register: Online, $10-$15

Cloverdale Market Days

  • What: Cloverdale Market Days feature unique items from local BC Artisans and treasures from the downtown merchants with more than 100 vendors. Mix it up with street entertainment and food trucks, and you’ve got a destination outing for the whole family.
  • When: Saturday, August 18 and Saturday, September 22, 2018
  • Time: 10 am to 3 pm
  • Where: 176 Street between 56A and 58 Avenue, Surrey
  • Admission: Free

The Fish Eyes Trilogy

  • What: Anita Majumdar’s one-person The Fish Eyes Trilogy—presented in two parts—is a window into the lives of Canadian South Asian teens. Through this lens, Anita focuses on universal themes of identity, cultural heritage, and finding one’s place in the world.
  • When: Saturday, August 18, 2018
  • Time: 4 pm and 7:30 pm
  • Where: Main Stage at Surrey Arts Centre, 13750 88 Avenue, Surrey
  • More Info: Online

Come Try Ringette

  • What: Join the Surrey White Rock Ringette Association for a free day at the rink trying out ringette. All you need to participate is some warm clothes and a pair of gloves. If you have your own skates or helmet, please bring these with you. If not, helmet and skates will be available.
  • When: Sunday, August 19, 2018
  • Time: 1:30 to 3:30 pm
  • Where: Surrey Sport and Leisure Complex Arena – 16555 Fraser Highway, Surrey
  • Admission: Free

Battle of the Brews

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  • What: The Surrey Fire Fighters’ Charitable Society and 102.7 THE PEAK host the 2nd Annual Battle of the Brews. This fun charity event will offer attendees a great afternoon of craft beer tasting and delicious food sampling. Attendees will get the chance to help choose their favourite beers and all proceeds from the event will fund Athletics 4 Kids and Surrey Fire Fighters’ Charitable Society youth initiatives.
  • When: Saturday, August 25, 2018
  • Time: 2 to 5 pm
  • Where: Civic Plaza, City Hall – 13450 104 Ave, Surrey
  • Tickets: Online, $40-$50

Summer Art Gala

  • What: An evening of art, music, and hands-on activities featuring talented youth. Singers, musicians, writers and visual artists will be showcased along with an array of stunning artwork. Take a tour through our art gallery, grab some free food and drinks, and watch the artists perform live onstage, then join the youth DJ’s for the after-party.
  • When: Sunday, August 26, 2018
  • Time: 4 to 8 pm
  • Where: Surrey City Hall – 13450 104 Ave, Surrey
  • Admission: Free
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Daniel Chai
Daniel is a writer and comedian based in Vancouver, BC.

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