10 things to do in Surrey this September

Aug 30 2019, 9:30 am

Start your September with our list of 10 things to do around Surrey this month. Check out Fleetwood Festival, Olde Harvest Fair, and more.

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

Thursday Artist Talk: Fiona Tang, “Drawing Without Fear”

What: Vancouver-based artist Fiona Tang shares her process in the Thursday Artists Talk, “Drawing Without Fear.” Tang was the winner of Surrey Art Gallery Association’s first Competitive Art Paint-Off in 2019, and has exhibited at Richmond Art Gallery, Anvil Centre, Queen Elizabeth Theatre, and more.

When: September 5, 2019
Time: 7:30 to 9 pm
Where: Surrey Art Gallery – 13750 88 Avenue, Free
Admission: Free

Fleetwood Festival

What: The 21st annual Fleetwood Festival features cultural performances, interactive booths, activities for the whole family, and more. There will also be a Surrey Youth Talent Showcase.

When: September 7, 2019
Time: 11 am to 3 pm
Where: Fleetwood Community Centre – 15996 – 84 Avenue, Surrey
Admission: Free

Band-Aid Concert: Youth Musician Showcase

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What: Youth performers will showcase what they have learned at Band-Aid: Youth Musician Development Day in an evening of live music the Surrey Arts Centre.

When: September 14, 2019
Time: 7 to 10 pm
Where: Surrey Arts Centre – 13750 88 Ave, Surrey
Admission: By donation to the Surrey Food Bank. Cash donations of any amount are preferred

UrbanScreen Community Art Night

What: An evening of digital art at Chuck Bailey Recreation Centre. Check out local youth-made films, animations created by Surrey Art Gallery’s Art Together program participants with artist-in-residence Cindy Mochizuki, and a live, interactive rendition of Faisal Anwar’s CharBagh project.

When: September 18, 2019
Time: 8 to 9:30 pm
Where: Chuck Bailey Recreation Centre – 13458 107a Ave, Surrey
Admission: Free

Olde Harvest Fair

What: The Olde Harvest Fair includes local artisans and vendors, Surrey’s re-enactment troupe The Re-Enactors, children’s activities, face painting, potato sack races, and more. You can also go on a tour of the 1894 farmhouse.

When: September 21, 2019
Time: 11 am to 3 pm
Where: Stewart Farm House – 13723 Crescent Road
Admission: Free

Fifth Annual Scarecrow Festival 2019

halloween scarecrow haunted harvest party

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What: Art’s Nursery’s Annual Scarecrow Festival begins with a full day event on September 21 from 10 am to 4 pm, and features a DIY Build-a-Crow station, live entertainment, scavenger hunt, hayrides, and more. There will also be local vendors and food trucks to enjoy. The Scarecrow Festival is in support of Orphaned Wildlife Rehabilitation Society, Inclusion Langley Society, and The Versatile Society of Entertainers.

When: September 21 until October 31, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Art’s Nursery – 8940 192nd Street, Surrey
Admission: Free

Because We Are Girls

What: Because We Are Girls tells the story of a conservative Indo-Canadian family in small-town British Columbia who must come to terms with a devastating secret: three sisters were sexually abused by an older relative beginning when they were children. After remaining silent for nearly 25 years, the sisters decide to come forward, not only to protect other young relatives but to also set an example for their daughters.

Counsellors will be available for emotional support. Artworks on the theme of sexual abuse will also be on display, and there will be a moderated panel discussion after the screening. Part of Surrey Civic Theatres’ first-ever film series.

When: September 27, 2019
Time: 7:30 pm
Where: Main Stage at Surrey Arts Centre – 13750 88 Avenue, Surrey
Tickets: Online

National Tree Day

What: Celebrate National Tree Day at Maple Park in Surrey by helping to plant native trees and shrubs. There will also be live music to enjoy, face painting for the young ones, nature activities, and a free hotdog lunch (while supplies last).

When: September 28, 2019
Time: 10 am to 2 pm
Where: Maple Park – 14939 – 84 Avenue, Surrey
Admission: Free

Surrey’s Heritage Rail

What: Take a trip back through time by riding Surrey’s Heritage Interurban rail car. The 50-minute trip goes from Cloverdale to Sullivan and back. Then check out the interactive exhibits and explore the Discovery Centre.

When: Saturdays and Sundays until September 29, 2019
Time: First train at 10 am, last train at 3 pm
Where: Cloverdale Station – Hwy 10 & 176A St, Surrey
Tickets: Online

Clayton Community Farmers’ Market

What: The Clayton Community Farmers’ Market will showcase local farmers, crafters and artisans. The market will also have a Family Fun Zone, live music and food trucks.

When: Every second Sunday until October 6, 2019
Time: 10 am to 3 pm
Where: Clayton Heights Secondary School, 7003 188 St, Surrey
Admission: Free