Despite the wonderful warm weather that has been easing our transition into 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, autumn is one of the best times of the year to visit Surrey, and there are lots of fun activities happening this September.
Bill Reid Millennium Amphitheatre Park | until September 10
The world’s biggest bouncy castle is in Surrey until September 10! Unleash your inner child and bounce into a world of fun and adventure with family and friends at the 25,000-square-foot inflatable park, located at the Cloverdale Fairgrounds. There are bounce sessions to suit everyone, with dedicated sessions for toddlers, under 7s and under 15s. And there are even adult-only sessions! One ticket, three hours, and a whole bunch of fun!
Guildford Town Centre | September 14 – 18
Run away to the circus! An international showcase of talent from Mexico, Belarus, Russia, Argentina, Romania and the US, the American Crown Circus heads to Surrey to spread some “Big Top Magic”! Children and adults will be mesmerized as they witness the internationally renowned cast. This unique circus was designed with the family audience in mind. Children and adults will be captivated as aerial artistry unfolds, motorcycles madness, acrobats defying the law of gravity inches from their seats.
Bell Performing Arts Theatre | September 15
All aboard, sisters! The hysterical sequel to the smash-hit Menopause The Musical is finally here! The show picks up five years after four ladies have their chance encounter in a department store. Set sail with the stars for tales of their lives, loves and losses as they set off on the high seas. Cruising Through the Change is a hilarious, heartfelt, reassuring, and unflinching look at the joys of menopause and friendship – plus hot flashes, mood swings, and memory lapses! Step on board and take a trip of self-discovery, love and friendship all backed by a soundtrack of brand-new toe-tapping parodied hits!
Centre Stage at Surrey City Hall | September 15
Enjoy a mesmerizing performance with maestro Pandit Yogesh Samsi as he moves through time with his tabla! Moving in Time: A Journey of Rhythm is an exciting collaboration between the Indian Classical Music Society of Vancouver (ICMSV) and Surrey Civic Theatres. In this concert, tabla maestro Pandit Yogesh Samsi will present an exhilarating percussion solo, accompanied by Hardeep Chana on Harmonium. Samsi is a senior disciple of the world-famous Allah Rakha, and during his celebrated career has delighted audiences worldwide with solo and accompaniment performances.
Darts Hill Garden | September 9 & 10, 16 & 17
Join artist-in-residence, Celeste Snowber as she interprets the wonder of Darts Hill Garden Park in a site-specific performance of dance, poetry and spoken word. Visitors will be walking together in a tone of contemplative silence, experiencing the garden through all their senses while Celeste interprets through an artistic lens. This is a culmination of her work as an artist in residence in the garden and she is excited to share the poetry, dance and spoken word which has emerged from the time in this magical place.
Various Locations | September 23 & 24
32 artists and artisans who live and/or work in the South Surrey and White Rock areas will be welcoming visitors into their workspaces in a self-guided open studio/art tour. Don’t miss this chance to meet these exceptional artists and artisans and gain a deeper understanding of their methods and what inspires them to create. They will be on location to talk with visitors, and answer questions and, in some cases, you’ll be able to watch them at work. Demonstrations will be taking place at various locations and will include paper art, sculpture, Chinese brush painting, watercolours, ceramics and beaded jewellery.
Museum of Surrey | September 23
Enjoy live performances, dance, music, an ocean-inspired expressive arts with Filipino-Canadian artist Paulina Constancia, Tagalog and English storytelling and more! 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.
Cloverdale Agriplex | September 23 & 24
A wonderful collection of vendors will be gathered in Cloverdale for two days of “Junking”! Explore antiques, vintage, collectables, handmade, jewellery, farmhouse, re-purposed, re-finished, shabby chic and more. Make a day of it and do some fall treasure hunting for you and your home!
Cloverdale Agriplex | September 30
Get a head start on the Fall craft fair season and support over 130 local handmade vendors at this fantastic showcase of talent. Shop art, pottery, candles, soaps and much more!
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.