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10 things to do in Surrey in October

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Daniel Chai Oct 07, 2017 8:58 am 845

Surrey is full of fun events in October, such as Haunted Houses, Sound Thinking 2017, and more. Call up your friends and check out our 10 things to do around the city this month.

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

Potters House of Horrors

Potters House of Horrors

Potters House of Horrors / Faceboo

  • What: Potters has two haunted houses to get you in the Halloween spirit. Visit the classic Monstrosity house, or explore the new Devil’s Descent house.
  • When: October 6 to 31
  • Where: 12530 72nd Ave, Surrey
  • Tickets: Online

Stewart Farm Birthday Party

  • What: Celebrate eldest Stewart son William’s birthday with popcorn and hot apple cider while playing old-fashioned parlor games such as Shut the Box or Marble Shooters.
  • When: October 7
  • Time: Noon to 3 pm
  • Where: Historic Stewart Farm – 13723 Crescent Rd, Surrey
  • Price: Free

Bear Creek Haunted Forest Scream Train

  • What: Bear Creek Park’s forest becomes alive with ghosts and ghouls intent on scaring you amidst creepy sounds and special effects. Favourite characters like Chainsaw Charlie are back, and you might run into the walking dead who roam the platform every Halloween.
  • When: October 13 to 31
  • Where: Bear Creek Park Train – 13750 88 Ave, Surrey

Grand Opening: Bose Forest Park

  • What: Celebrate the official opening of Surrey’s newest park Explore scenic trails through forest and swamp, try out the new playground, enjoy family-friendly entertainment, go on a scavenger hunt (and enter a prize draw), and plant a tree or shrub.
  • When: October 14
  • Time: 11 am to 2 pm
  • Where: Bose Forest Park – 6203 164 Street, Surrey
  • Admission: Free

For the Pleasure of Seeing Her Again

  • What: A staged reading of the funny, nostalgic, and bittersweet play that pays homage to the playwright’s colourful, down-to-earth mother. Be transported in time to five different stages of their lives together, with a bird’s-eye view of their tumultuous and loving relationship.
  • When: October 18
  • Time: 8 pm
  • Where: Centre Stage at Surrey City Hall – 13450 104 Ave, Surrey
  • Tickets: Online, $15

Spooktacular Newton

  • What: Spooktacular Newton features trick-or-treating, a petting zoo, kid fun zone, face painting, food trucks and a haunted train. Enjoy dance performances by the Surrey Dance Company, and kickback with some popcorn in our spook theatre. And don’t forget to grab your free pumpkin by donation on your way out, all proceeds going to the Surrey Food Bank. Costumes are encouraged.
  • When: September 22 to 23
  • Where: Newton Grove – 13730 72 Ave, Surrey
  • Price: Free

Artist Talk with Thomas Nelles

  • What: Local artist Thomas Nelles was the winner of an open call to artists to create a temporary mural to surround the construction hoarding of the Surrey Central SkyTrain station while TransLink does upgrades. His two-part artwork titled Chrysalis and Butterfly Locomotion; Camouflaged are now installed and will be on display throughout the construction period.
  • When: October 24
  • Time: 7 pm
  • Where: City Centre Library – 10350 University Drive, Surrey
  • Admission: Free

God is a Scottish Drag Queen

  • What: A two-act comedy of biblical proportions. Dressed in a floral power suit, God comes to skewer religion and pop culture—everything from circumcision, Scientology, and Adam & Eve to Justin Bieber and Star Wars. Mike Delamont delivers an unforgettable night of laughter. Audience advisory: mature themes and strong language.
  • When: October 26
  • Time: 8 pm
  • Where: Centre Stage at Surrey City Hall – 13450 104 Ave, Surrey
  • Tickets: Online, $25-$35

Sound Thinking 2017: Sounds for Action

Sound Thinking 2017

Sound Thinking 2017 / Surrey Art Gallery

  • What: Artists from Ground Signals perform and discuss the ideas and stories embedded in the exhibition and the larger context of artmaking in North America. Participants include Marie Côté, Lindsay Dobbin, Farheen HaQ, Liz Howard, Peter Morin, Mavis Pierre-Sam, Charlene Vickers and Cathy Busby. Co-convened by Roxanne Charles and Jordan Strom.
  • When: October 28
  • Time: Noon to 4 pm
  • Where: Surrey Art Gallery – 13750 88 Ave, Surrey
  • Price: Free

Central City Halloween Fun Event

  • What: Families are invited to Central City for a free Halloween Fun Event. Children ages 12 and under dressed in costume can take part in the centre-wide trick-or-treating at participating stores (while limited treats last). Plus, families can enjoy Halloween craft activities, face-painting, balloon artists, entertainment, story-time, and more (near Winners).
  • When: October 31
  • Time: 4 to 6 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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