Despite the wonderful warm weather that has been easing our transition in to fall, we know that cooler days are just around the corner! Soon it will be time to grab a sweater, order a pumpkin spiced treat and put on our socks (oh the horror) as the temperatures start to dip. The cooler weather doesn’t mean that we slow down though, in fact, the fall is one of the best times of the year to visit Surrey and there are lots of fun activities happening this September.
American Crown Circus and Circus Osorio
September 15 – 19, 2022
Guildford Town Centre
The circus is in town!! An international showcase of talent from Mexico, Belarus, Russia, Argentina, Romania and the US, the American Crown Circus & Circo Osorio heads to Surrey to spread some “Big Top Magic”! Prepare to be captivated as aerial artistry unfolds, motorcycles perform incredible stunts and acrobats defy the laws of gravity, all inches away from your seats! This unique circus was designed with the family audience in mind. Tickets are $10 and up.
Concealed Cultures: Visualizing the Black Vernacular
September 17 – December 11, 2022
Surrey Art Gallery
This exhibition connects seven artists (Oluseye Ogunlesi, Karice Mitchell, Fegor Obuwoma, Clancy Ngolah, Odera Igbokwe, Michèle Bygodt, and Nura Ali) whose works in this exhibit are connected through a desire to make visible the specificities of language that emerge as a result of lived experiences in the diasporic world. The representation of Blackness is understood in this exhibition as a means of communication interpreted through storytelling and portraiture. These stories unfold and interweave with one another through film, photography, and printmaking amongst other media, deepening a consideration of how community is visualized with agency. Bringing together themes of community, language, racial violence, voyeurism, spirituality, Black agency, erasure, and cultural reconnection, Concealed Cultures is meant to be expansive. Visit the Surrey Art Gallery website for a complete list of their current exhibitions.
Play On! Surrey
September 24 & 25, 2022
5748 176 Street
Canada’s largest street hockey festival is back in 2022 and open to all ages and experience levels. No skating ability is necessary – just grab your sneakers and a stick and you’re ready to play for just $49 for the weekend. Play On! Surrey is a family-oriented event that will take place in Cloverdale. The festival will feature interactive games, food, sponsor activations, and special events, including a celebrity street hockey game and a new Canadian hockey clinic. You can sign up as an individual or get people together and register a team. Whether you’re a returning street hockey champion or a curious novice who wants to try street hockey for the first time, there is a division perfect for everyone. If you don’t want to play, there are also many ways to become involved, whether as a referee, an event volunteer, or just a fan cheering on the participants.
Cloverdale Market Days
Don’t miss the last Cloverdale Market Days of 2022! Attended by thousands of locals and visitors, Market Days has become a large exciting market with vendors coming from all over Surrey and the surrounding region. Enjoy displays by the Arts Council of Surrey, family activities, vendors, activities and food trucks. Hosted by the Cloverdale Arts & Entertainment Association (CAEA), Cloverdale Market Days returns for its last of five dates in 2022. September 17, 2022 | 176 Street in Cloverdale
Clayton Market Fall Festival
Head to the Clayton Market this weekend and celebrate all things fall at the annual Fall Festival. Check out the pie baking contest, play fall-themed games and visit the local makers, bakers and growers while shopping for fall produce. September 18, 2022 | Clayton Heights Secondary School
Surrey Urban Farmers Market
Taking place every Saturday until October 9, plan to bring the family and spend the morning (or afternoon) shopping for local produce, prepared foods, confectionaries, unique artisan crafts and more, and then kick back at the park. Enjoy live music, community workshops and kids activities. September 17, 2022 | Royal Kwantlen Park
Fall Openings at Glades Woodland Gardens
Weekends through September
457 – 172 Street
Escape into lush greenery, where you can get lost amongst the canopy of trees, picturesque ponds, and flowering plants at Glades Woodland Garden. This carefully cultivated marvel was a product of love and a whole lot of work from members of the community and the city to make it what it is today and after being closed for the month of August, the garden is open Saturdays and Sundays through September. Tickets are required for entry.
September 23 – October 16, 2022
Culture Days is Canada’s celebration of arts and culture. You can join the millions of people attending thousands of free arts and cultural events happening across the country from September 23 – October 16. The City of Surrey is celebrating with loads of free online digital presentations and activities as well as in-person arts and heritage experiences including a free, interactive afternoon of arts activities and and a fun all-ages dance party at Clayton Community Centre. Find details on the City of Surrey’s Event and Activity Hub on the Culture Days website.
Olde Harvest Fair
September 24, 2022
Historic Stewart Farm
Celebrate the harvest at the Historic Stewart Farm. Take in some cider press and butter making demonstrations, play traditional games and visit the children’s craft station. While onsite, take a house tour, explore the grounds and grab a snack from the Little Devils Wood Fire Pizza food truck. There will also be performances by The Re-enactors, music by the Vancouver Fiddle Club and dancing with the Vancouver Morris Men, Tiddley Cove Morris and Little Mountain Step ‘n’ Clog.
South Rock Art Tour
September 24 & 25, 2022
Meet the artists and artisans who are creating in South Surrey and White Rock and discover their creative processes. Over the course of the weekend, visit 17 locations and find that perfect piece of art to take home and enjoy, or just wander thorugh the studios and appreicate the creativitiy at work. There’s something for everyone, from original paintings in every mediaum, wood and stone sculptures to glass art, ceramics, jewellry and paper art.
September 24, 2022
Museum of Surrey
Celebrate Filipino culture at Museum of Surrey with performances, the RCMP diversity team, textile displays, Tinikling, and a Tagalog and English storytelling session. While you’re at the museum check out the multiple galleries, let the kids play in the TD Explore Zone and explore the Indigenous Hall. (free event)
September 29, 2022
Centre Stage | 13450 – 104 Ave
Steeped in traditional music and culture, Chubby Cree is an Indigenous hand drum group. Featuring twelve-year-old Noah Green, a prodigy with a larger-than-life voice, and his grandmother, Carol Powder. Joining the duo on Centre Stage for this powerful performance will be drummers and dancers, and Surrey audiences can expect to be wowed by this authentic Cree performance.