Although we may continue to enjoy a few glorious sunny days (okay, and the occasional rainy day), cooler weather has arrived as we start our transition into fall. It’s time to grab a sweater, order a pumpkin-spiced treat, put away our flip-flops 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, fall is one of the best times of the year to visit Surrey and there are lots of fun, family-oriented events happening. And there’s no better way to warm up on your adventures than with a stop at one of Surrey’s warm and flavourful Spice Trail restaurants. Try something new, you just might find your new favourite comfort dish.
Guided Nature Walks
Surrey Nature Centre
October 14 & 15, November 18 & 25, December 9, 2023
Join a Surrey Nature Centre team member for in-person guided walks to learn about nature and the diversity of Green Timbers Urban Forest. Walks are designed for all ages and will go rain or shine. Register online.
September 22 – October 15, 2023
The City of Surrey, in collaboration with Surrey’s diverse cultural organizations and artists, have a variety of arts and culture activities scheduled as part of the Canada-wide Culture Days celebrations. Programming includes a range of free activities and events at several arts and heritage facilities. Experiences include coffee breaks at historic Stewart Farm to play games and learn local history; artist tours and talks, and a Family Art Party, at the Surrey Art Gallery; Weaving Cultural Identities exhibit at Museum of Surrey; and Clayton Community Centre Arts Day.
Everything is Still Awesome!
Museum of Surrey
October 17, 2023 – March 31, 2024
Connect with LEGO® past and present as Museum of Surrey celebrates 20 years of Vancouver LEGO® Club (VLC) exhibits in 2023. The theme “Nostalgia” will draw from past Museum of Surrey exhibits including photos and some actual LEGO® recreations from earlier exhibits. The exhibit will also address the nostalgia of how LEGO® bricks and kits have changed over the past 30-40 years to connect different generations of LEGO® fans. Space and Castle themes will be featured, plus a giant LEGO® world map with a climb-inside viewing bubble! See yourself in a LEGO® creation in a green screen video interactive, or make your own creation at the building station.
Newton Cultural Centre
October 14, 2023
Celebrate the arrival of fall at the ACS Fall Fair. From 10 am to 2 pm, enjoy a craft fair, lawn games, kids crafts, face painting, live entertainment, photo stations and food trucks.
October 28, 2023
Join thousands of other craft beverage & music fans for a day of discovery. Cruise the festival sampling the best craft beer, wine, cider, spirits, and non-alcoholic beverages while enjoying live music, games, delicious food, and entertainment. Feeling brave? Enter one of the surprise contests or skills competitions or challenge your BrewCrew in the Games Zone – you never know what will happen at Brewhalla.
The Birds and the Bees
Main Stage at Surrey Arts Centre
October 11 – 21, 2023
Set in two adjoining bedrooms on a modern Canadian farm, the play tackles sex, love, science, family, and the artificial insemination of turkeys. The Birds and the Bees is a laugh-out-loud comedy with brains…and a huge, honeyed heart. Presented by the Arts Club on Tour, this hilarious caper will have audiences screaming with laughter! (note: mature themes)
Dinosaurs around the World
Guildford Town Centre, Centre Court
September 12 – October 9
Get ready to be blown away by Dinosaurs Around the World at Guildford Town Centre! Join in a prehistoric journey that will transport you back to the Age of Reptiles with mesmerizing animatronics and one-of-a-kind adventures. This free family-friendly event will be open daily in Centre Court and is sure to captivate both dinosaur enthusiasts and shoppers alike.
Get into the Halloween spirit and pick that perfect jack-o-lantern pumpkin at one of Surrey’s expansive pumpkin patches. Pumpkin patches will be open at Hazelmere Pumpkin Patch (Sep 23 – Oct 29), Rondriso Farms (Sep 30 – Oct 31), Port Kells Nursery (Oct 1 – 31) and Arts Nursery Pop-Up Pumpkin Patch (Sep 23 – Oct 31).
When fall rolls in we know that witching season is about to begin in Surrey, and both residents and visitors know exactly where to go to experience a terrifyingly good time. The haunting runs from September 29 to October 31 at Cougar Creek House of Horrors. And the Bear Creek forest comes alive after dark from October 13 – 31, with ghosts and ghouls intent on scaring passengers on the Scream Train! For the more sensitive souls, the Pumpkin Train runs earlier in the day beginning October 1.