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10 things to do in Surrey in May

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Daniel Chai Apr 26, 2018 7:21 pm 1,593
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Surrey is packed with great events in May, with Surrey Youth Week, Cloverdale Rodeo, and more. Fill your time with our 10 things to do around the city this month.

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

Stop Overdose Surrey: Connection Saves Lives

  • What: Stop Overdose Surrey: Connection Saves Lives is a series of events happening across Surrey that will provide information for the general public on how to be a part of the solution to the opioid overdose crisis. Attendees will learn how to reduce the stigma and isolation that are driving the overdose crisis and how to have compassionate conversations related to substance use with family, friends and colleagues. Attendees will also hear Kajan Johnson’s story of perseverance and how he became a mixed martial arts star. Take Home Naloxone kits and training will also be available.
  • When: Monday, April 30, Monday, May 7, Wednesday, May 23, 2018
  • Time: 5:30 to 7:30 pm
  • Where: City Centre Library – 10350 University Dr (April 30), Shannon Hall, Cloverdale Rodeo Grounds – 6050a 176 Street (May 7), White Rock Community Centre – 15154 Russell Avenue (May 23)
  • Admission: Free, seating is limited, no registration required

Surrey Youth Week

  • What: Celebrate Surrey’s Youth Week with free, fun activities at various recreation centres and parks. Sports, cooking classes, and more.
  • When: Tuesday, May 1 to Monday, May 7, 2018
  • Time: Various times
  • Where: Various locations
  • Admission: Free

High Tea For Hospice

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  • What: Celebrate an early Mother’s Day at this special fundraiser for the Surrey Hospice Society. At High Tea For Hospice, guests can expect delicious teas, refreshments, fine china, special linens, the sounds of harp and violin, and flowers arranged with love.
  • When: Sunday, May 6, 2018
  • Time: 12:30 to 3 pm
  • Where: Surrey City Hall – 13450 104 Ave, Surrey
  • Tickets: Online, $23-$38

“Perk Up, Pianist!”

  • What: Sarah Hagen pairs anecdotes with music to transform from her role as an award-winning concert pianist into a stand-up, or rather sit-down, comedian. Through awkward but heartfelt storytelling, Sarah shares the ups and downs of life as a touring musician on the lookout for love, and her belief that ultimately, in some way, there is a pianist inside all of us.
  • When: Saturday, May 12, 2018
  • Time: 8 pm
  • Where: Centre Stage at Surrey City Hall – 13450 104 Ave, Surrey
  • Tickets: Online, $25-$35

Surrey Intercultural Showcase

  • What: Experience culture, food, dance and music from diverse communities across Surrey. Visit resource booths and cultural booths, enter for door prizes and enjoy tasty food. Presented by the Surrey Seniors’ Planning Table.
  • When: Saturday, May 12, 2018
  • Time: 11 am to 3 pm
  • Where: Guildford Recreation Centre – 15105 105 Ave, Surrey
  • TicketsAdmission, Free

Clayton Community Farmers’ Market

  • What: The Clayton Community Farmer’s Market will showcase local farmers, crafters and artisans. The market will also have a Family Fun Zone, live music and food trucks.
  • When: Select Sundays starting on May 13 until September 30, 2018
  • Time: 10 am to 3 pm
  • Where: Clayton Heights Secondary School, 7003 188 St, Surrey
  • Admission: Free

Mother’s Day at The Glades Garden

  • What: Celebrate Mother’s day in a stunning woodland garden. Listen to classical music among blooming rhododendrons. Gourmet coffees, teas and hot chocolate will be available for purchase, as well as a spring plant sale. Cash sales only.
  • When: Sunday, May 13, 2018
  • Time: 10 am to 4 pm
  • Where: The Glades – 561 172 St, Surrey
  • Tickets: $7 at the gate, cash only. Children under 12 are free

130th Annual Cloverdale Rodeo & Country Fair

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  • What: One of North America’s longest running and most entertaining rodeos returns on May Long Weekend with more competitions, live entertainment, food and fun for fans of all ages.
  • When: Friday, May 18 to Monday, May 21, 2018
  • Time: Various times
  • Where: Cloverdale Fairgrounds Agriplex Bldg – 6050 176 St, Surrey
  • Tickets: Online

Tagore Spring Festival 2018

  • What: The 4th Annual Tagore Spring Festival is a multicultural celebration of spring through live music, dance and poetry. Artists from different backgrounds will perform presentations highlighting their traditions and heritages. The event is inspired by Nobel-laureate Rabindranath Tagore’s idea of cultural diversity and pluralism.
  • When: Saturday, May 19, 2018
  • Time: 7 to 9 pm
  • Where: Centre Stage at Surrey City Hall – 13450 104 Ave, Surrey
  • Admission: By donation / Pay-it-forward

Surrey International Children’s Festival

  • What: Surrey International Children’s Festival features ticketed performances from around the world and Canada.
  • When: Thursday, May 24 to Saturday, May 26, 2018
  • Time: Various times
  • Where: Bear Creek Park and Surrey Arts Centre – 13750 88 Avenue, Surrey
  • Tickets: Online
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Daniel Chai
Daniel is a writer and comedian based in Vancouver, BC.

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