Community Events & Activities in Surrey & White Rock BC

Have a seat! White Rock offers many activities

Too many activities? Take a break! The area features lots of benches on which to recoup for your next adventure…

The Lower Mainland is not only a playground filled with natural resources abounding in snowcapped mountains, hiking trails, lakes, rivers, oceans and every nature-induced sport surrounding such things …its also bursting with communities proud to host various events throughout the year.

With that in mind, please enjoy my growing ‘list of listings’, which will help guide you to these events and activities, as they are presented in each community.




The Abbotsford International Airshow is an aviation festival that has grown well beyond its borders over the past 5 decades.

With a role from very early on as a significant stop on the ‘Airshow Circuit,’ Abbotsford has distinguished itself as an event focused on aviation excellence, aerospace advancement and community participation.

When: The Abbotsford International Airshow is always the 2nd full weekend in August.

Where: Abbotsford International Airport


The Lower Mainland provides various occasions for fireworks. Canada Day is a big one in all municipalities, so be sure to check out your local cities website during that time. In addition to our National holiday, however, the city of Vancouver puts on a spectacular display of fireworks every year from various countries around the world.

Arrive early and reserve a space on the grass, because this event explodes with throngs of people! Or switch it up, and dine and cruise while watching the fireworks. Skip the masses, and set sail for an evening of sea and sparking lights!

Celebration of Lights – Dine & Cruise


If you know me, you know of my love for amazing automobiles. With that in mind, I have created a list of car shows in various communities throughout the year that I personally enjoy attending. Select a few or enjoy them all. Ready. Set. Go!


Each car on display is handpicked by the Concourse d‘Elegance selection committee. Automotive enthusiasts of rare luxury supercars, vintage collectibles, electric/hybrid and concept cars will get the chance to view automobiles that are normally displayed only at select elite international automotive events.

Location: Great Lawn – VanDusen Botanical Garden

5251 Oak Street Vancouver, BC, Canada


Hot weather and hot cars, what could be better? Every August Cloverdale participates in an auto event not to be missed by hot rod enthusiasts. Mark your calendars and start your engines for this roaring event!


You’re invited to check out the New Location and New Show Day.

Back to the budget friendly $10.00 registration fee..

“Open” to all makes and models of specialty vehicles

Registration gates open at 9;00 am and event finishes at 3:00 with the Awards presentation….

People’s choice awards with Special Dams Manager Dept Awards ……and more!

Hosted by the Ford Galaxie Club of Canada.

Address: Dams Ford Lincoln, 14530 104th Ave Surrey BC

Telephone: 604 540-8531


On Sunday August 19th (varies year to year) the Downtown Merchants Association of Port Coquitlam, Sounds of Summer organizing team, and Metro Motors, will close the streets and fill them with 500 collector cars and 60,000 spectators.

You’re invited to make this the best show ever!. As a participant you have the unique opportunity to experience the Sounds of Summer Ford Mustang Show & Shine and the Downtown Port Coquitlam Car Show on the same day in one location.

It’s a win win situation for organizers, participants and the Children’s Wish Foundation.

There will be live music, entertainment, food and prizes for participants.

Your pre-registered vehicle admission is $25.00 with $5 from each registration going to the Children’s Wish Foundation.

Also included in your registration is breakfast, t-shirt, photo of your car, dash plaque and more!

Location: Port Coquitlam, British Columbia8th Annual Downtown


Started in 1997 with a small group of merchants and business people from the City of Langley, the event has grown from 430 vehicles registered in 1997 to 1,532 registered vehicles in 2002, and has grown exponentially since then. Even in a cold, wet day in 2000 saw over 1200 vehicles come out to support the event. The “Cruise – In” has become one of the largest mixed car shows in Canada and one of the Top 10 in North America according to Dennis Gage of My Classic Car.

The event is quickly gaining an International reputation, drawing cars and spectators from across Canada and the United States.

Come check it out!



For those of you who don’t know, honey is a super food. It has nutrients and antibodies that work wonders in your body. This seems worthy of a celebration yes?!

The third weekend in July, the Honeybee Centre creates a festival that you should definitely check out. Support your local bee harvesting business, and come enjoy a BBQ, various entertainment, along with market and beekeeping demonstrations.

This annual event is sure to be all the buzzzzzzzzz!

7480 176th Street, Surrey BC

Honeybee Centre Website

10am – 4pm Rain or Shine



Movies Under the Stars is back this year. Join them on every Saturday in August at Holland Park to watch a featured movie. A family friendly event that is absolutely FREE! Fun activities start at 5pm and the movie starts at dusk.

Bring your own lawn chairs, blankets, and umbrellas.

Refreshments are available at North Surrey Lions BBQ.

Address: 13428 Old Yale Road Surrey BC

Telephone: 604 580-2321


Grab your family, friends and neighbours and come to Crescent Beach for Camp Alexandra’s Annual Alexandra Festival. This Family Fun Zone will run from 11am to 4pm with lots of attractions, activities and entertainment for the kids, and a children’s art auction will showcase the community’s budding Rembrandts.

Browse more than 60 crafters, try your luck at the draw prize valued at $500 or go on a Treasure Hunt with your little one and win a prize! There will be refreshments available all day long, and a beverage garden will open at 3pm. Live entertainment begins at 11am on the outdoor stage.

Spend an enjoyable afternoon and evening by the beach at this free family event, where there’s something for everyone!

Address: 2916 McBride Avenue, Surrey BC

Telephone: 604 535-0015


If you have never adventured into a corn maze, it’s a must-do. Who knew getting lost in a field of giant corn stalks could be so much fun? Come give it a try!

Corn maze runs from August to October 2012

Located at 16390-64th Avenue, Surrey, B.C.

See the website for Venues. Children must be chaperoned by an adult.


Sunday December 2, 2012 at 6:00pm

Santa’s Parade Event Pages

This annual evening event includes a parade through the town centre and includes a Tree Lighting Ceremony. The event blends a traditional marching parade with antique cars, floats, horses and marching units with a very large Decorated Truck Parade that is made up of decorated semi rigs that come from Vancouver Island and are combined with local big rigs.

The parade starts at the Cloverdale Fairgrounds and then travels through historic downtown Cloverdale.

This event saw over 18,000 visitors and is a fund raiser for the Surrey Food Bank and Surrey Christmas Bureau. A number of local service clubs also raise funds during the event …so come enjoy and support your local community for this family-friendly old-fashioned kind of fun!


Every May long weekend, the Cloverdale Rodeo gallops into town for a ho-down of epic proportions. Family friendly during the day, and a little more country-crazy in the evening hours at the Longhorn Saloon, there’s definitely something for everyone at this event!

Come play with the family, or meander out in the evening hours – either way, fun is had as country boys and girls get down on this “farm for the weekend”.

Location: Cloverdale Fairgrounds

Info: 604-576-9461


This Annual Bed Race is part of Rodeo Week in Cloverdale. The event is a friendly competition among businesses, schools, local media and other service organizations which have a foot race pushing a bed with a rider over two city blocks in downtown Cloverdale. The warm up activity for the bed race is a decorated bike parade that encourages children to get creative by decorating their bike or wagon in the rodeo theme.

Location: 176A St.


This Annual Chili Competition is held on the sidewalks at the Clover Square Village Mall and encourages friendly competition between different merchants and service organizations. The spicy event also includes a Jr Talent Showcase that is western themed.

Fun and flavourful to watch!


The BIA and Chamber organize a number of pre-rodeo parade activities like live entertainment and pancake breakfasts to welcome visitors to see the Annual Cloverdale Rodeo Parade. The Parade averages over 85 entries per year with crowds of approx. 10,000 watching and has over 1,000 participants that make up the parade.

Old-fashioned fun for the whole family!


Every July long weekend, Cloverdale celebrates our National holiday with all kinds of family friendly fun.

Be sure to mark your calendars and join in the fun!

FREE EVENT 10am -10:30pm

FIREWORKS at 10:15



The first weekend of every August marks The Spirit of the Sea Festival – a weekend full of free fun for the whole family. Including: a children’s carnival and parade, beach games, races, fireworks & continuous live entertainment for all.

Driven by the dedication and spirit of community partners, donors and volunteers, the festival has evolved into a world-class event!


If you have a little Princess in your life between 2 and 10 years old…THIS IS AN EVENT YOU DO NOT WANT HER TO MISS!!

Last year’s Annual Princess Party was a huge success with over 190 Princesses in attendance and $10,200 raised!! This year is a chance for even more girls to experience a day of anticipation, excitement, magic, fun and surprises!

Cost: Donation per Princess is $25.00 (plus $2.49 processing fee) Due to space restrictions only 1 Chaperone per paid Princess please

Click Here for Event Details


Who doesn’t enjoy a good scare on ice? The Star of the Sea Community Centre creates a fun-filled family event, where ghouls and princesses alike can come, skate, and scare the night away!

Location: 15262 Pacific Avenue, White Rock BC, V4B 2P4


This authentic community based Farmers’ Market has all the fabulous vendor-produced goods—including fresh fruits and veggies, with an emphasis on locally grown farm produce. There are also baked goods, preserves, garden products (bedding plants, hanging baskets and flowers), many specialty food items such as organic cheese, local seafood, and gourmet dog biscuits plus unique crafts by local crafts people.

You can purchase a cup of fair trade coffee (or buy it by the bag) and enjoy live entertainment and other activities in a delightful ambiance.

Come celebrate the Heart of Our Community at The White Rock Farmers’ Market!

Location: 14600 North Bluff Road, White Rock, BC