10 things to do in Surrey this October

Oct 1 2019, 11:00 am

Fall has arrived in Surrey, and the new season brings these 10 fun events to the city this October. Enjoy Museum After Dark, Spooktacular Halloween Market, and more.

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

Bed & Breakfast

What: Surrey Civic Theatres presents Bed & Breakfast by Arts Club Theatre Company. Two actors portray dozens of amusing characters in what is described by Arts Club as “a heartfelt comedy about ‘being out.'”

When: Tuesday to Sunday from October 9 to October 20, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Main Stage at Surrey Arts Centre – 13750 88 Avenue, Surrey
Tickets: Online

Museum After Dark

What: Experience a unique adult-only evening at the Museum of Surrey themed around the newest feature exhibit, Being: Punjabi. Guests will go on a guided tour of the exhibit with the museum curator, and then check out the artifact collection in the museum vault. There will also be an artist talk with Punjabi artist Mandeep Wirk, Punjabi appetizers, Bhangra performances, and free henna applications. Ticket includes one complimentary glass of wine. Ages 19+ are welcome.

When: October 10, 2019
Time: 6:30 to 9:30 pm
Where: Museum of Surrey – 17710 56a Ave, Surrey
Admission: $27.25. Register online or by calling 604-501-5100 with barcode 4682804

2nd Annual Spooktacular Halloween Market

What: The Spooktacular Halloween Market features many activities for the whole family, including 30 handmade artisans, zombie cafe, face painting, Harry Potter Bounce Castle, and more. Attendees will get to meet Jasmine and Aladdin from 11 am to 12 noon, Captain Marvel from 12 to 1 pm, as well as Groot and other characters throughout the event.

When: October 12, 2019
Time: 10 am to 4 pm
Where: Sullivan Community Hall – 6306 152 St., Surrey
Admission: By donation to the Surrey Memorial Hospital Oncology Unit

Surrey Art Gallery Exhibition Tour

Surrey Art Gallery

What: Surrey Art Gallery curator Jordan Strom leads an informal tour of the digital artworks in Garden in the Machine exhibit.

When: October 16, 2019
Time: 7 to 8:30 pm
Where: Surrey Art Gallery – 13750 88 Avenue, Surrey
Admission: Free

Social Security

What: Surrey Little Theatre presents Social Security, a comedic play about a pair of married art dealers and the friends and family who arrive to disturb their domestic bliss.

When: Various dates from October 17 to November 16, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Surrey Little Theatre – 7027 184 St, Surrey
Tickets: Online

BC Genealogical Society Open House

What: British Columbia Genealogical Society and Walter Draycott Memorial Library and Resources welcomes the public, genealogists, and family history researchers to their open house. The BCGS Library has 20,000 books, around 10,000 journals and many online reference tools to help people research their family history. BCGS members will be there to answer any questions visitors may have.

When: October 18, 2019
Time: 10 am to 3 pm
Where: BC Genealogical Society and Walter Draycott Memorial Library and Resource Centre – Unit 211, 12837 76 Ave, Surrey
Admission: Free

Birding Walks in Surrey Parks

What: A local naturalist leads a birding walk through a Surrey park where you can see the various birds of the city. Learn about Surrey’s diverse habitats while exploring the park.

Walks are drop-in and will happen rain or shine, though may be cancelled due to high winds or extreme weather conditions. Wear appropriate footwear and clothing, and bring binoculars and a field guide if you have them. Binoculars will be available to borrow as well.

When: October 19, November 16, December 21, 2019, January 18, February 15, March 21, April 18, May 16, 2010
Time: 9 am to 11 am
Where: Various parks in Surrey
Admission: Free

Classic Scary Movie Marathon

What: Historic Stewart Farm presents a marathon of vintage scary movies on October 25. Films include The Bewitched Inn, filmed in 1899, and feature film Dracula from 1931.

When: October 25, 2019
Time: 6:30 to 8:30 pm
Where: Historic Stewart Farm – 13723 Crescent Rd, Surrey
Admission: Free. Call 604-501-5100 to reserve your spot with barcode #4674085.

Halloween in the Forest

Family-Friendly Halloween events


What: Surrey Nature Centre hosts Halloween in the Forest, where families and little ones can learn bats, spiders, owls, and raccoons from the Forest Fairy. Attendees can pick a pumpkin from the pumpkin patch (while supplies last), get Halloween treats and enter to win the costume prize draw.

When: October 26, 2019
Time: 10 am to 2 pm
Where: Surrey Nature Centre – 14225 Green Timbers Way, Surrey
Admission: Free


What: Museum of Surrey hosts Boo-seum, where attendees of all ages can go on a scavenger hunt and make spooky décor for Halloween. Costumes are encouraged for the trick or treating around the museum.

When: October 26, 2019
Time: 1 to 4 pm
Where: Museum of Surrey – 17710 56a Ave, Surrey
Admission: Free

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