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Summer Events, Events, Arts

10 things to do in Surrey in August

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Daniel Chai Aug 04, 2017 6:38 am 236

Summertime in Surrey is a great time to check out a fun event, like outdoor movies, a Summer Art Gala, and more.

To get you started, here are 10 things to do around the city this month.

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

Music on the Plaza

City of Surrey

Music on the Plaza / City of Surrey

  • What: Featuring Caribbean rhythms to Celtic melodies, Surrey is celebrating Canada 150 with a series of free outdoor performances. Bring your folding chairs or blankets and join the fun.
  • When: Every Tuesday in August
  • Time: 6:30 to 8 pm
  • Where: Civic Plaza, Surrey City Hall – 13450 104 Ave, Surrey
  • Admission: Free

Wild Wednesdays

  • What: Discover incredible natural surroundings and go at your own pace as you pick and choose from outdoor activities at Surrey Nature Centre. Bring a picnic to make an evening of your visit. Ages 13 and under require parent participation. Rain or shine.
  • When: Every Wednesday to September 13
  • Time: 5:30 to 7:30 pm
  • Where: Surrey Nature Centre – 14225 Green Timbers Way, Surrey
  • Admission: Free

Outdoor Movie Nights in Cloverdale

  • What: Free outdoor movie nights in Cloverdale are back for the summer. Don’t forget your chairs, blankets and snacks. Films this year are Tangled (August 4), Shrek (August 11), Up (August 18), and Sing (August 25).
  • When: Every Friday until August 25
  • Time: Activities start at 8 pm, movies start at dusk
  • Where: 
    • Don Christian Recreation Centre – 6220 – 184 Street, Surrey (August 4 and 18)
    • Katzie Elementary School – 6887 194a St, Surrey (August 11 and 25)
  • Admission: Free

White Rock Sea Festival

  • What: The White Rock Sea Festival over the August long weekend is a summer tradition, that has been celebrating seaside fun for more than 60 years. A favourite of locals and visitors, there are live performances, a waterfront market, fireworks, torchlight parade, kids’ sandcastle competition and the crowning ceremony of Miss White Rock.
  • When: Saturday, August 5 and Sunday, August 6
  • Where: The Waterfront – 14970 Marine Drive, White Rock
  • Admission: Free

Movie Under The Stars

  • What: Grab a blanket and a friend and head down to Holland Park for Movies Under the Stars. The family-friendly event not only showcases a film weekly, but it also features activities, games and entertainment from local performers.  Films this year are Lego Batman (August 5), Sing (August 12), Moana (August 19), and Beauty and the Beast (August 26).
  • When: Every Saturday until August 26
  • Time: Activities begin at 5 pm, movie starts at dusk
  • Where: Holland Park – 13428 Old Yale Road, Surrey
  • Admission: Free

Rock With Me with Amrit Bains

  • What: Full of energy, fun loving singer songwriter Amrit Bains is returning to perform his new show Rock With Me. Amrit is a wizard at creating catchy tunes and meaningful lyrics. He will be accompanied by award-winning entertainer Paul Anthony. If you want to forget everything for a while and be part of a fun evening, this is the show for you.
  • When: Saturday, August 12
  • Time: 7:30 pm
  • Where: Main Stage at Surrey Arts Centre – 13750 88 Avenue, Surrey
  • Tickets: Online, $15

Summer Art Gala

  • What: An evening of art, music, and hands-on activities featuring talented youth from Surrey. From singers and musicians to writers and visual artists, the gala will showcase an array of stunning artwork. Interact with these budding artists, take a tour through the art gallery, grab some food, and watch the artists perform live onstage. Then join the youth DJs for the after party.
  • When: Saturday, August 12
  • Time: 4 to 8 pm
  • Where: Surrey City Hall – 13450 104 Ave, Surrey
  • Admission: Free

Great Gatsby Coffee and Dessert Night

Beauty Shop Dolls

Beauty Shop Dolls / City of Surrey

  • What: Relive the Jazz Age with a live performance by the Beauty Shop Dolls. Put on your dancing shoes and enjoy music from the 1920s to 1940s while sipping on a cup of coffee or tea and indulging in sweet treats. Don’t forget to wear your Gatsby-themed costume for a chance to win a prize.
  • When: Monday, August 14
  • Time: 6:45 to 8:15 pm
  • Where: Guildford Recreation Centre – 15105 105 Ave, Surrey
  • Register: Call 604-501-5100 and quote registration #4530299. Members pay $13.50 non-members pay $18.50

The Heart of Robin HoodThe Commedia Tales of King Arthur

  • What: Following outstanding successes with Shakespeare, Oscar Wilde, and Larry Shue, Beach House Theatre is extremely excited to present a new play, The Heart Of Robin Hood, by David Farr of the Royal Shakespeare Company. For the younger audiences, BHT also presents the adventures of another great hero of English folklore, with Lane Riosley’s The Tales of King Arthur.
  • When:
    • Robin Hood on August 15 to 20
    • King Arthur on August 16 to 20
  • Time: 
    • Robin Hood at 8 pm
    • King Arthur at 11 am
  • Where: Blackie Spit Park – 3136 McBride Ave, Surrey
  • Tickets: Online $34.50 for Robin Hood, $9.99 for King Arthur

Surrey Urban Farmers’ Market

  • What: Just steps away from the Surrey Central SkyTrain station and bus loop, Surrey Urban Farmers’ Market is a vibrant gathering place that aims to promote small-scale farmers, food producers, and artisans.
  • When: Every Wednesday until October 4
  • Time: 2 to 6 pm
  • Where: North Surrey Rec Centre – 10275 City Parkway, Surrey
  • Admission: Free

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Daniel Chai
Daniel is a writer and comedian based in Vancouver, BC.

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