10 things to do in Surrey this September

Aug 25 2018, 6:20 pm

Fall is just around the corner, and September is full of fun events happening in Surrey. Here is our list of 10 things to do around the city this month, including Pie in the Plaza 2018, National Seniors Day, and more.

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

Get to Know: Blackie Spit Park

  • What: Drop in to relax, unwind, and connect with the urban forest. Go at your own pace and explore Blackie Spit Park. Discover some of the plants, animals, and stories that make this place special through a variety of themed activities, including guided walks and hands-on stewardship.
  • When: Wednesday, September 5, 2018
  • Time: 5 to 7 pm
  • Where: Blackie Spit – 3136 Mcbride Ave, Surrey
  • Admission: Free

Transportation Talks

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  • What: Transportation Talks is your chance to connect directly with transportation professionals to hear how concepts of community, walkability, accessibility, mobility, safety and more impact how transportation is planned. Presented in partnership by the City of Surrey and the SFU City Program, the program tackles hot topic urban issues through a comprehensive introduction to the transportation system in the Lower Mainland, with a particular focus on Surrey.
  • When: Every Thursday from September 6 to November 1, 2018
  • Time: 6 to 9 pm
  • Where: Surrey City Hall, 13450 104 Ave and SFU Surrey Campus, 13450 102 Ave
  • Admission: Free

Surrey’s Pie in the Plaza 2018

  • What: This annual celebration of the city’s local agri-food sector is running for its third consecutive year. This free event features live music by local Celtic-Canadian folk-rock group the Pat Chessell Band, a ventriloquist performance by Norma McKnight, pony rides, face painting, an inflatable corn maze, vendor booths, and the pièce de résistance – a giant, 8-foot 2,000-slice blueberry pie. Pie will be served right after the opening ceremonies at 12:30 pm, so be sure to plan accordingly.
  • When: Saturday, September 8, 2018
  • Time: 11 am to 4 pm
  • Where: Central City Shopping Centre’s outdoor plaza – 10153 King George Boulevard, Surrey
  • Price: Free

One Love Westcoast Fest

  • What: One Love Westcoast Fest is a Reggae, Latin and Afro festival that has been taking place on the lower mainland since 2001. Formerly hosted at Trout Lake, the festival is moving to Taj Park Convention Centre in 2018.
  • When: Sunday, September 9, 2018 
  • Time: 11 am to 7 pm
  • Where: Taj Park Convention Centre – 8580 132 St., Surrey
  • Admission: Online, $20 for adults, free for children

Kensington Prairie 8th Annual Fall Fair

  • What: Celebrate the harvest with games, snacks and more. All ages are welcome.
  • When: Saturday, September 15, 2018
  • Time: 11 am to 3 pm
  • Where: Kensington Prairie Community Centre – 16824 32 Ave, Surrey
  • Admission: Free

Guildford Recreation Centre’s Fall Open House

  • What: Drop by Guildford Recreation Centre’s Fall Open House and learn about programs and services in Guildford’s community. Aquatics, library and recreation staff will be on site to answer all of your questions about fall programs. There will be free activities for everyone to participate in, including Zumba (ages 13+), Aquafit, Stay & Play, games for youth, and ice cream in the seniors’ lounge. Enjoy live music and refreshments too.
  • When: Wednesday, September 19, 2018
  • Time: 5 to 7 pm
  • Where: Guildford Recreation Centre – 15105 105 Ave, Surrey
  • Admission: Free

Derina Harvey Band

  • What: Derina Harvey leads this Celtic-rock act, who offer an authentic east-coast experience with a fresh take on traditional tunes as well as their own original jigs and reels.
  • When: Friday, September 21, 2018
  • Time: 8 pm
  • Where: Studio Theatre at Surrey Arts Centre, 13750 88 Avenue, Surrey
  • Tickets: Online, $24

Olde Harvest Fair

  • What: Celebrate the harvest with food, neighbourly competitions and music. While the kids play in the hay, enjoy local vendors and artisans, live music and dancing, warm apple cider, performances by The Re-Enactors, tours of the 1894 farmhouse, and more.
  • When: Saturday, September 22, 2018
  • Time: 11 am to 3 pm
  • Where: Historic Stewart Farm – 13723 Crescent Rd, Surrey
  • Admission: Free

National Seniors Day Celebrations

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  • What: Celebrate National Seniors Day in Surrey with a variety of activities from September 28 to October 3. As part of the Age Friendly Strategy for Seniors, Surrey recognizes all of the important and valuable contributions from the 55+ community and wants to celebrate with these free and fun events. Grab a friend or two and come on out.
  • When: Friday, September 28 to Wednesday, October 3, 2018
  • Time: Various times
  • Where: Various locations
  • Admission: Free

Museum of Surrey Grand Opening

  • What: Be among the first to play, laugh and explore Surrey’s very own museum. In addition to Dinosaurs Unearthed, see the TD Explore Zone and everything else Museum of Surrey has to offer. Bring the family to experience live performances, textile demonstrations, crafts, activities and scavenger hunts.
  • When: Saturday, September 29, 2018
  • Time: 11 am to 3 pm
  • Where: Museum of Surrey – 17710 56a Ave, Surrey
  • Admission: Free
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