What: Celebrate Agriculture Week at Central City Plaza (right outside Central City Shopping Centre) for this fun family event and see the creation of BC’s largest blueberry pie. Watch the pie being assembled and stay for a slice after the ceremonial pie cutting. There will also be other free, family-friendly activities throughout the afternoon.
When: September 9
Time: 11 am to 4 pm
Where: Central City Shopping Centre Plaza – 10153 King George Blvd, Surrey
What: The Olde Harvest Fair includes local food vendors and artisans, the Irish fiddle orchestra, Surrey’s re-enactment troupe The Re-Enactors, childrens activities, tours od the 1894 farmhouse, and more.
What: Rummage through the attic, check out the storage area in the garage, and bundle up that treasured item. All items will be given a verbal appraisal by experts who are knowledgeable about jewellery, antiques, collectibles, antiquarian books, and Asian, European, and First Nations art.
When: September 16
Time: Noon to 3 pm
Where: Surrey Art Gallery – 13750 88 Avenue, Surrey
Price: $10 for the first item, $5 for each additional item. No entrance fee.
What: Sing along with internationally-acclaimed songbird Leisa Way and The Wayward Wind Band as you party to the music of The Guess Who, Bryan Adams, Michael Bublé, Shania Twain, Leonard Cohen, Gordon Lightfoot, and many more.
When: September 22
Time: 8 pm
Where: Main Stage at Surrey Arts Centre – 13750 88 Avenue, Surrey
What: Enjoy some of the films—ranging from action to romantic comedy to thrillers—shortlisted for the 2017 Canada Golden Maple Film Festival. This film festival raises awareness of the film industry, culture, media, and online network, and fosters the international development of the film industry.
When: September 22 to 23
Where: Centre Stage at Surrey City Hall – 13450 104 Ave, Surrey
What: Come see and take pictures with over 60 scarecrows. This fun, family friendly event begins September 23rd with a kick-off party. Make your own scarecrow at the DIY Build-A-Crow station, have a hay ride, take part in kids crafts and activities and enjoy more activities. The scarecrows will be on display until Halloween.
What: Celebrate the harvest at Darts Hill Garden Orchard. Take part in apple-activities and fall-festivities amongst the fall colours, including perennial planting workshops, Honeybee Centre demonstrations, orchard tours, seasonal snacks, live music, plant sale and more.
When: September 23
Time: 11 am to 3 pm
Where: Darts Hill Garden Park – 1660 168 St, Surrey
What: Art in the City is a two-day self guided art tour, offering a behind the scenes look into Surrey’s art scene. With over thirty participating artists and artisans, pique your interest with a glimpse into Surrey’s diverse art scene. Learn a new craft with artist-hosted workshops, or wander through artists’ collections in the galleries. The event runs in conjunction with the nation-wide Culture Days imitative to celebrate art, artists, and artisans right here in Surrey.
What: Learn why Surrey is and age-friendly city where people can enjoy lifelong activity and engagement. Listen to Dr. Art Hister and enjoy a musical performance by the Classics Brass Trio. Light refreshments will be served.
When: September 29
Time: 11 am to 1:30 pm
Where: Surrey City Hall – 13450 104 Ave, Surrey
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Daniel Chai is a writer and actor based in Vancouver, BC.