One of Surrey’s largest (and most vibrant) celebrations is set to return for one weekend only this summer.
The 15th annual Surrey Fusion Festival will bring live entertainment, dance battles, food and more to Holland Park from Saturday, July 23 to Sunday, July 24. And the best part is, admission is free.
It’s BC’s largest multicultural event, with more than 40 community-hosted cultural pavilions and dozens of vendors serving up cuisine from around the world.
This year’s festival kicks off at 11 a.m. and runs all day through 10 p.m.
Here’s what to expect:
Spectators can enjoy a variety of performers, including Surrey R&B duo MANILA GREY and Canadian hip-hop artist Shad on Saturday.
On Sunday, Indian-Punjabi singer Sharry Mann and Surrey-based Zora Randhawa will headline the festival.
The full list of performers includes the likes of:
- MANILA Grey
- Sharry Mann
- Zora Randhawa
- XL The Band
- Balaklava Blues
- Golosa La Orquesta
- Curtis Clear Sky & The Constellationz
- Luv Randhawa
- Sade Awele and Serengeti
- Yvonne Kushe
- Francis Arevalo
- Julio Avila Cuban Band
- Helene Duguay featuring Murray Porter
- Salsahall Collective ft. Aaron Ross
- “Tiger” Will Mason
- Vancouver Okinawa Taiko
- Spindle Whorl Dancers
- Stars Of The North Drum Group
- Korean Traditional Arts Society
- Marlin Ramazinni
- Cookin’ with Brass
- Edgar Muenala
- Argel MDR
- Alec Doré
- Jada Klein
- Andy the Musical Scientist
- Bero Saker Fusion
- Yuki the Juggler
- Nahualli Folklore Society
- Ivan Hartle
- ROOTS Peruvian Folk Dance
- Hua Xia Multiculture Society
- Nepal Cultural Society of BC
Surrey Fusion Festival Activities + Stages
Experience free music and dance performances across Surrey Fusion Festival’s many stages:
Concord Pacific World Music Stage
Located on the Great Lawn, the World Music Stage showcases rising local and international talent, as well as headliner performances.
SFU Celebration Stage
The Celebration Stage is located within the fountain area at Holland Park. This stage features traditional cultural performances, as well as contemporary performances by rising local artists.
Located in the Indigenous Village, Siam means “Respected Ones” in Coast Salish languages. It features traditional cultural sharing, dance, and contemporary performances.
New this year, the Unity Stage will showcase Surrey-based performers, local talent and performances by Surrey Fusion Festival’s cultural pavilions.
Dished Global Beer & Wine Tasting Stage
Listen to local live music while enjoying cold beverages in the Global Beer & Wine Tasting tent.
Discover Indigenous cultures through education, workshops, cultural sharing and contemporary performances:
Meaning “Respected Ones” in Coast Salish languages, the new Siam Stage will feature Indigenous cultural sharing and contemporary music performances.
Residential School Sharing Circles
The Indian Residential School Survivors Society has partnered with the Indigenous Village to host “Sharing Circles”. Here, the public is invited to participate in discussions with residential school survivors to learn first-hand about the hardships they lived through while attending the schools.
Residential School Transformation Mural Painting with Brad Henry
This project began on Surrey Canada Day and will be completed at the Surrey Fusion Festival in honour of residential school survivors and the children who never made it home.
Brad Henry is a traditional northwest coast Tlingit artist whose art can be found all around the globe.
Learn How to Make a Ribbon Skirt using the Kokum Scarf Material
The sunflower is the National flower of Ukraine. It is a symbol of solidarity and peace. When Ukrainian immigrants settled in Canada they gifted “Cree” First Nations grandmothers with their bright floral pattern scarves.
Visit the Indigenous Village to learn how to use the “Kokum Scarf Material” to demonstrate how to make a ribbon skirt and recognize the relationship established between the Indigenous and Ukrainian people.
Shop authentic Indigenous artwork, products and crafts. Market vendors will be announced soon.
Cultural Cooking Arena
Watch Surrey youth compete in cooking competitions, as well as professional chefs teaching the public how to make delicious and authentic dishes.
Head on over to the KPU Community Dance Stage, formerly known as the Community Stage. This stage has been expanded to include cultural dance lessons and dance battles. Catch some shade under the Community Dance Stage tent, and learn some new moves.
Try delicious, authentic food/drinks and learn about other cultures at over 40 pavilions, including the Global Beer & Wine Tasting area, featuring beverages from around the world.
Alcoholic beverages can be purchased between 12:30 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. each day. Two drinks can be served per person at one time.
Surrey Fusion Festival will take place at Holland Park (13428 Old Yale Road).
The park is located directly across from King George Station, and a short walk from Surrey Central Station. Furthermore, the closest bus loop to the site is located at Surrey Central Exchange, one block away.
There will be a limited amount of parking spots available near Holland Park. If you plan to drive, attendees can park at Surrey City Hall (13450 104 Ave). Parking underground at City Hall is $1.50 per hour or a $4.00 weekend flat rate for a maximum of 12 hours.
Surrey Fusion Festival 2022
When: Saturday, July 23 to Sunday, July 24
Time: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Location: Holland Park, 13428 Old Yale Road, Surrey