10 things to do in Surrey this June

May 7 2019, 7:46 am

Surrey is filled with fun events in June, including Surrey Doors Open, Pride Party In The Plaza, and more. Fill the new month with these 10 things to do around the city this month.

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

Thursday Artist Talk: Doreen Brust Johnson, “A Dream is to Write”

What: Canadian historical fiction novelist Doreen Brust Johnson tells her story of writing novels while having no formal education beyond grade eleven. She will take you through her early years growing up on a small farm in Saskatchewan to where she is now: a published author with three books titled Walking Barefoot in my ShoesSounds in My Shadow, and Momma, Momma, the Preacher’s Comin’.  In addition to sharing her writing journey and how she navigated the publishing world, Doreen will tell stories of northern prairie life, making history come alive. Copies of her books will be available to purchase at the talk.

When: Thursday, June 6, 2019
Time: 7:30 to 9 pm
Where: Surrey Art Gallery – 13750 88 Avenue, Surrey
Admission: Free

Surrey Doors Open 2019

What: Surrey Doors Open is an annual one-day event for organizations to invite community members to “discover the story behind every door”. This free event at 27 venues offers fun activities for all ages, behind-the-scenes guided tours, entertainment, contests, prizes and more.

When: Saturday, June 8, 2019
Time: 11 am to 4 pm
Where: Venues across Surrey
Admission: Free. Some venues may offer additional experiences or goods for a fee.

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Surrey Fest Downtown 2019

What: The annual Surrey Fest Downtown promotes and celebrates community pride through a day of fun and entertainment for all ages while providing a venue for groups and organizations to inform the community of their services. There is always something new or different for pre-schoolers, children, youth, adults and seniors at the festival. As many as 4,000 people visit the festival each year to view the exhibits and enjoy food and live entertainment.

When: Saturday, June 15, 2019
Time: 11 am to 4 pm
WhereHolland Park – 13428 Old Yale Rd, Surrey
Admission: Free

Father’s Day at Historic Stewart Farm

Historic Stewart Farm

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What: Take Dad out for a memorable date at Historic Stewart Farm. Bring the whole family for locomotive fun, featuring the Greater Vancouver Garden Railway Club and their display model trains, train rides courtesy of the Pacific Trackless Trains (by donation), sack races with Dad on the lawn, baked treats made on the wood burning stove in the farmhouse kitchen, and more.

When: Sunday, June 16, 2019
Time: 11 am to 3 pm
Where: Historic Stewart Farm – 13723 Crescent Road, Surrey
Admission: Free

National Indigenous Peoples Day 2019

What: This event brings together First Nations, Metis and Inuit families through a celebration of the culture and traditions of Indigenous PeopleSurrey’s National Indigenous Peoples Day includes traditional games, crafts, activities and sports; traditional and non-traditional food sampling; cultural sharings, conversation and stage performances; and a variety of exhibitors offering health and wellness opportunities to the community

When: Friday, June 21, 2019
Time: 3 to 8 pm
Where: Holland Park – 13428 Old Yale Road, Surrey
Admission: Free

Park Play Palooza

City of Surrey

What: Since 2006, Park Play Palooza is the annual kick-off event for Surrey’s free Park Play drop-in summer program for kids. Dance to live entertainment by the Langley Ukulele Ensemble, watch a dazzling magic show at 12 pm. play games, meet the Park Play staff and friendly bird mascot, Pip, and more. Plus get your Park Play summer passport and enter the prize draw.

When: Saturday, June 22, 2019
Time: 11 am to 2 pm
Where: Francis Park – 15951 83 Ave, Surrey
Admission: Free

Ivan Coyote: Chest Air

What: With the nuanced and finely-honed timing of a gifted storyteller, Ivan Coyote grapples with complex and intensely personal issues such as gender identity, family, class, social justice, and queer liberation—always with a generous heart and a quick wit. Ivan’s stories remind the audience of their own fallible and imperfect humanity while at the same time inspiring them to change the world. Audience advisory: strong language.

When: Thursday, June 27, 2019
Time: 7:30 pm
Where: Centre Stage at Surrey City Hall – 13450 104 Ave, Surrey
Tickets: Online

Surrey Youth: Street Dance Showcase

What: Surrey’s first outdoor street dance competition at City Hall Plaza. There will be battles, performances, prizes, food and refreshments. Food and refreshments will be provided by the SAFE program and other community partners. Registration will open June 1.

When: Friday, June 28, 2019
Time: 1:30 to 6:30 pm
Where: Surrey City Hall – 13450 104 Ave, Surrey
Admission: Free

Dominion Day 2019

What: Celebrate Canada Day the old-fashioned way with heritage demonstrations, live music and performers and old-fashioned games with prizes.

When: Saturday, June 29, 2019
Time: 11 am to 3 pm
Where: Historic Stewart Farm – 13723 Crescent Road, Surrey
Admission: Free

Surrey Pride Party In The Plaza

What: Surrey Pride Party In The Plaza celebrates its 20th anniversary with drag performances, spoken word, vendor booths, live music, kids and family zone, cultural and literary Xpo inside of SFU, and lots more activities.

When: Saturday, June 29, 2019
Time: 3 to 8 pm
Where: Central City Shopping Plaza, Surrey
Admission: Free

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