Labour Day Long Weekend Happenings

It’s the final weekend of summer! Kids (well, parents) are getting ready to head back to school and our thoughts are turning to fall and all things pumpkin. But, there’s time for one last adventure and there are loads of activities and events happening in Surrey to help make this final summer weekend the best weekend yet.

African Heritage Festival of Music and Dance

Civic Plaza | September 2 – 4, 2022

The African Heritage Festival of Music and Dance (AHFOMD) Festival is a three-day event with workshops and pop-up markets on Friday, and an amazing line-up of performers & performances Saturday and Sunday, featuring international artists from East, Central & West Africa, plus a carefully curated line up of emerging & established Canadian artists. (please note that Friday & Saturday are free, while there is an admission price for Sunday due to the appearance of Fally Ipupua, an award-winning Congolese performer.

Farm Chores at Historic Stewart Farm

13723 Crescent Road | September 3 – 5, 2022

Learn about the cider-making process and watch a demonstration of the cider press in operation, using apples from the Stewarts’ orchard. Take time to visit the farmhouse and learn about how families once lived in Surrey, and be sure to explore the farm grounds and Elgin Heritage Park afterwards. Guided tours are also available at various times.

Ride into the past on Surrey’s Heritage Rail

Cloverdale Station, Hwy 10 & 176A Street | Saturdays & Sundays

If you’re looking for a little bit of history in Surrey, Surrey’s Heritage Rail operates on weekends from May through September. The 1225 car departs from Cloverdale station for its first daily voyage at 10:00 am, and last at 3:00 pm. Each trip lasts just under one hour, round trip, and passes through idyllic farmlands to Sullivan Station, travelling across Highway 10. Then be sure to step into the past in the Discover Centre and discover Surrey’s heritage rail history on a behind-the-scenes guided tour. Tours run Saturdays & Sundays. Tickets and more information.

Fall Openings at Glades Woodland Garden

457 – 172 Street | Weekends through September

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.

Farmers Markets

Surrey’s bounty of fresh local produce is just waiting to be devoured and late summer is when the best veggies are finally ready for the picking … and eating!  Visit the makers, bakers and growers this weekend at the Surrey Urban Farmers Market and the Clayton Market and stuff your shopping bag full of homegrown goodness.

Paddling at Crescent Beach

3136 McBride Avenue

There’s still time to get in one last, or maybe your first, paddle of the summer. Head to Crescent Beach and rent a standup paddleboard or kayak from the friendly folks at the Crescent Beach Paddleshack and then head out into the warm, calm waters of Boundary Bay. And remember, life is better at the beach!

Doodle Classroom & Back to School Shopping

Guildford Town Centre, 10355 152 Street | until September 5

What do doodling and shopping have in common?  You can do them both in the Doodle Classroom at Guildford Town Centre until September 5. Get recognized for all of the artistic doodles you (or your kids) made *while paying attention in class*. Visit the Doodle Classroom at Guildford Town Centre’s centre court and scan the QR code to enter to WIN one of five $1,000 back-to-school shopping sprees.  And pick up everything you need for back-to-school supplies! For every visitor to the Doodle Classrooms, $5 will be donated to the Breakfast Club of Canada “to help give all children access to a healthy breakfast to fuel their learning.”

Comedy Show at Yuk Yuks Comedy Club –  Justin Nichol

Yuk Yuks Comedy Club, 17755 60 Ave |  September 3 @ 8:00 pm

Enjoy a night of laughs at Surrey’s only comedy club! Justin Nichol is a high-paced, in-your-face comedian who doesn’t pull any punches. An everyday, blue-collar comic, he will win you over with his take on life as a new father, and his frustration with how the world seems to work. He’s toured all over the country with highlights including Just for Laughs Northwest. He is the creator of Justin Nichol’s Comedy Brawl, and he has hosted for legends like John Cleese, Tim Dillon, Jeremy Hotz and Miss Pat.