Pulse of the City: Places To Go, Things To Do

Here are this week’s events for you and your friends and family to enjoy! Keep an eye out for the Pulse FM Street Team, powered by FREEWAY MAZDA.

Worlds of Wonder: Where nature, technology and history come to life, through LEGO® bricks! @ Museum of Surrey
Apr 24 – Sep 8 all-day


Did you know six eight-stud LEGO® bricks can be combined in over 915 million different ways? Wow! Imagine what a couple of million bricks could create.

The feature gallery is being transformed this spring in partnership with the VLC, Vancouver’s Community for Adult Fans of LEGO. Enter Worlds of Wonder and see existence transform before your eyes into creations made of colorful LEGO® bricks.

Which adventure will you choose? Whether nature, technology or history, inspired bricks will tell the story in a way you’ve never seen before. A tornado built of LEGO®? Yup! Take a walk back in time to see dinosaurs or medieval castles. Even visit the International Space Station – all without leaving Surrey.

Tuesday to Saturday Times: 9:30 am to 5:30 pm

Sunday Times: 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Monday Times: CLOSED

Royal Canadian Circus SPECTAC! under the Big Top
May 9 – Jun 9 all-day
Royal Canadian Circus SPECTAC! under the Big Top

An all new show, jam packed with explosive live entertainment, featuring high-flying acrobatics, death-defying tricks, clowning and towering feats of strength, teetering towers of balanced bodies, extreme bending and devilishly precarious aerials coming to Surrey, Richmond, and Tsawwassen! Don’t miss one of the best family shows South of the Fraser !


Richmond – Lansdowne Centre, May 9 – 20 (16 Shows)

Tsawwassen – Tsawwassen Mills, May 24 – 26 (6 Shows)

Surrey – Guildford Town Centre, May 31 – June 9 (12 Shows)

Play Pulse FM’s ‘Game of Tones Circus Edition’ game May 6th – 10th. Guess the correct circus sound, and be in to win a four pack of tickets to the show!

Cloverdale Rodeo & Country Fair @ Cloverdale Fairgrounds
May 17 – May 20 all-day
Cloverdale Rodeo & Country Fair @ Cloverdale Fairgrounds

One of North America’s longest running and most entertaining rodeos returns for its 73rd year this May Long Weekend with more competitions, live entertainment food and fun for fans of all ages.

The Cloverdale Invitational Rodeo will once again feature the World’s best Cowboys and Cowgirls as they compete for cash prizes in roughstock rodeo events like Saddle Bronc Riding, Bareback Riding and Bull Riding, as well as Ladies Barrel Racing.

Enter to win a four pack of tickets to the fair playing Pulse FM’s ‘Game of Tones’ Circus Edition all week long May 6th – 10th!

Also, join Pulse FM in the Cloverdale Rodeo parade in downtown Cloverdale, Saturday May 18th from 10am – 12pm. Wave and say hi to your favourite 90s, 2K and today station!

(Listen to Cloverdale Rodeo commercial)

City of Surrey Children’s Festival @ Surrey Arts Centre & Bear Creek Park
May 23 – May 25 all-day
City of Surrey Children's Festival @ Surrey Arts Centre & Bear Creek Park

The annual Surrey International Children’s Festival is the only arts-based children’s festival this side of the Fraser River!

The Festival inspires young hearts and minds to greater possibilities, and celebrates our rich and diverse cultural heritage through performing and visual arts experiences. Most performances and activities are ticketed but access to the site is free, as well as participation in Saturday’s parade!

Thursday & Friday, May 23 & 24 | 9:00am to 2:30pm
Saturday, May 25 | 10:30am to 7:30pm
Surrey Arts Centre and Bear Creek Park


2019 Festival Theme – “Seriously”

“Excited about living! It’s a rejuvenating experience to be surrounded by art all day.” – 2018 Festival Attendee

For fifteen years the Surrey International Children’s Festival has inspired the community to experience new things and to encourage children to become patrons of the arts. Above all, the Festival creates a space where the children and family participants are taken seriously, as artistic practitioners, observers and consumers. The Festival presents the best in international and national featured performances and works hard to offer a wide genre of art-making activities to ensure the highest standards of artistic exploration. Join us May 23 – 25, 2019 for some Serious Fun.


There are 5 performance venues which will feature national and international performers:

  • 3 venues inside the Arts Centre (Main Stage Theatre, Studio Theatre and Lily Pad Stage)
  • 2 venues in Bear Creek Park (Leap Frog Stage and Community Spirit Stage).

There are hands-on arts activities inside tents, and roving performances throughout the park. It is a unique and festive festival! A one-of-a-kind in Surrey and the surrounding area!

Getting to the Festival

We encourage attendees to carpool and use public transit to come to the Surrey International Children’s Festival.

Taking Transit: From Surrey Central Skytrain Station, take the 321 Newton Exchange/White Rock Southbound or the 96 Newton Express bus and ask to be dropped off at 88th and King George Blvd.

Driving: Public parking is available for FREE right beside the Surrey Arts Centre, through the main entrance at the pedestrian light off of 88th Avenue.
There’s also parking available near the Bear Creek Park entrance (off of 140th street, south of 88th) and at the Gurdwara Nanaksar at 14210 88th Ave. Thanks to the Gurdwara for allowing us to use their parking!


There are uniformed and plainclothes RCMP officers on site for the full duration of the Festival. There are also volunteers from Community Policing assisting with traffic control and overall safety. In addition, trained first aid attendants are on site. Any child who gets separated from his/her class or family is taken to the Information Booth and RCMP officers work with staff to reunite them.

Food vendors

We have a wide range of options for food at the Festival, including a kid’s menu: $5.00 for a healthy kid’s portion meal. All plates and cutlery are compostable, so please be sure to use our compost and recycling stations. You can also bring your own food and have a picnic at any of the tables around the Festival site.

If you are a food vendor looking for opportunities, please contact Rod Grant 604-551-1615 or rgrant-icl@shaw.ca

The children’s festival does not provide booth opportunities.  Please contact the City’s special events team to inquire about booth opportunities at other events.



Launch contest rules.

Surrey International Children’s Festival @ Bear Creek Park / Surrey Arts Centre
May 23 – May 25 all-day
Surrey International Children's Festival @ Bear Creek Park / Surrey Arts Centre

Seriously creative since 2005! For 15 years the Surrey International Children’s Festival has been helping families and teachers fuel curiosity.

Join us in May 2019 and experience live music, dance, circus and theatre!  May 23 & 24 9:00 AM-2:30 PM May 25 10:30 AM-7:30 PM

Seven new live ticketed performances in French and English are coming to us from across Canada and around the world. We present high-quality programming that excites and challenges audiences of all ages and offers unique opportunities for our young people.

There are also free performances by local professional and emerging artists and 20+ activities led by professional artists where you can discover your creative side.

Check back soon for more programming information about the 2019 Festival.

School and Group tickets go on sale November 1, 2018
Teachers, homeschoolers, parents and anyone with a group of 10 or more, we have special group pricing!

We can also help you find ways to bring the Festival into your home or classroom before, during and after your visit with teachers’ resources and information on intermediate, preschool, and Francophone programming.

For more information, please contact surreychildrensfestival@surrey.ca.

Root Beer Festival @ Douglas Park,
May 25 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Root Beer Festival @ Douglas Park,

(From Event Brite)

In Partnership with the City of Langley, Sticky’s Candy Langley is excited to bring you the 4th Annual Root Beer Festival in our new venue, Douglas Park! Join us rain or shine on Saturday May 25th and celebrate Everything RootBeer with over 50 different Rootbeers from across North America available for tasting! There will be RootBeer floats, RootBeer pastries, RootBeer cotton candy, RootBeer candy and more!

Address: 20550 Douglas Cresent, Langley City

Date: May 25, 2019

Time: 11:00AM – 3:00PM

The event is FREE to attend but Root Beer SAMPLES ARE TICKETED and will be limited so we recommend purchasing early to avoid disappointment!

Live Entertainment, including Canadian Rockabilly Hit band Six Gun Romeo will be performing on the main stage. We will have a variety of vendors and activities onsite for a fun filled day celebrating root beer and its culture!

*RootBeer sales by the case will be available (our suggestion is to bring a wagon!).

Event Pricing:


Sample Pricing:

Tasting Tickets can be shared and enjoyed by groups, families or friends.

  • 50 RootBeer soda tastings………$25.00 (Only 500 packages available) *this package also allows you to have early access to the event at 10:00AM and you will also receive coupons to save at downtown Langley merchants.
  • 20 RootBeer soda tastings………$10.00 (Only 200 packages available)

Terms and Conditions:

  • No refunds after April 25, 2019
  • Tickets for Samples will not be guaranteed to purchase onsite. If we sell all of our sample packs online prior to the event there will not be any samples available for purchase day of onsite. We recommend purchasing online to avoid any dsappointmentt.
  • Doors for 50 sample pack holders open 10AM. Tickets are to be picked up at Main Ticket Tents.
  • Doors for 20 sample pack holders open at 11AM. Tickets are to be picked up at Main Ticket Tents.

Parking and Transportation:

Parking is limited directly around Douglas Park but there are various parking areas surrounding DownTown Langley.

Carpooling and transit are always great options for visitors as well!

Buy tickets here.

Lessons from the Past: Everyday Sustainability @ Museum of Surrey
Jun 1 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Lessons from the Past: Everyday Sustainability @ Museum of Surrey

Whether you’re a recycling guru, eco-worrier, organic food lover or simply a parent who wants to teach your children about the idea of sustainable living, there’s only one place to be on June 1– at Museum of Surrey.

Lessons from the Past: Everyday Sustainability is a free one-day event that runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., offering hands-on fun and inspiring tips for the whole family.

Outside, the plaza will be transformed into Cloverdale’s first-ever eco-themed market, featuring a variety of local vendors, a trade-in clothing booth where visitors can bring in and swap their gently used clothing, a free plant walk and more.

Visitors will also learn about ‘green’ initiatives of the past with the museum’s unique artifact collection, including soap savers and sock darners.

For those who want to purchase a bite to eat, Eat the Dishes – an innovative new food vendor that specializes in plant-based soups and hot chocolate served in edible cups and bowls – will be on site.

This event is part of the City of Surrey’s Environmental Extravaganza– a city-wide series of free environmental programs that runs April 13 to June 9.

Museum of Surrey is located at 17710 56a Ave.

About the Museum of Surrey:

Museum of Surrey showcases Surrey’s communities and cultures with dynamic and changing exhibits and programs that are hands-on, participatory, family friendly and fun. The Feature Gallery, TD Explore Zone, Indigenous Hall, Surrey Stories Gallery and program areas are places where visitors can learn about Surrey, share and contribute their stories, and connect with each other. Three heritage buildings are on site as well as Veterans Square, Surrey Archives (in the 1912 City Hall) and Cloverdale Library.

Surrey Board of Trade Hot Topic Series: Fraser River @ Civic Hotel, Autograph Collection
Jun 4 @ 7:30 am – 9:30 am
Surrey Board of Trade Hot Topic Series: Fraser River @ Civic Hotel, Autograph Collection

The Fraser River is an untapped market to grow Surrey’s economy. Attend the Surrey Hot Topic on The Fraser River on Tuesday, June 4, 2019 to voice your concerns, ask your questions, and learn the facts.

To register, click here.

The Fraser River: Untapped Potential for Economic Growth @ Surrey Civic Hotel
Jun 4 @ 7:30 am – 9:30 am
The Fraser River: Untapped Potential for Economic Growth @ Surrey Civic Hotel

The Fraser River is an untapped market for economic growth and business expansion. The Surrey Board of Trade wants to hear from you on how to take advantage of all of the economic opportunities the Fraser River has to offer.

Participate in the Surrey Hot Topic Dialogue to learn more about:

  1. How the Fraser River can be diversified 2. What barriers exist to growth 3. Which businesses can thrive in this untapped market 4. The economic benefits that come with diversification
  2. What barriers exist to growth
  3. Which businesses can thrive in this untapped market
  4. The economic benefits that come with diversification

Panelists to be announced.

To register online visit businessinsurrey.com or call 604-581-7130.

*7:30am registration
8am – 9:30am program


City of Surrey Doors Open Event @ 26 Different Venues (see writeup below)
Jun 8 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
City of Surrey Doors Open Event @ 26 Different Venues (see writeup below)

Discover the Story Behind Every Door

Surrey Doors Open is an annual one-day event for organizations to invite community members to “discover the story behind every door”. This free event offers fun activities for all ages, behind-the-scenes guided tours, entertainment, contests, prizes and more! Almost 7,500 visitors attended in 2018.

Surrey Doors Open 2019 will take place on Saturday, June 8 from 11:00am to 4:00pm.

Participating Venues

Explore 26 venues offering a behind the-scenes look into Surrey’s rich heritage, art, culture and architecture in four communities.


  • Fraser Valley Heritage Railway
  • Harness Racing BC
  • Honeybee Centre
  • Museum of Surrey & Fraser Valley Virtual
  • Surrey Animal Resource Centre
  • Surrey Archives
  • Surrey Heritage Society dba BC Vintage Truck Museum
  • Surrey Historical Society


  • Maranatha Canadian Reformed Church
  • Surrey Amateur Radio Training & Operations Centre
  • Surrey Operations Centre

South Surrey

  • Historic Stewart Farm
  • SORCE Bike Club
  • South Surrey Operations Centre
  • Surrey Parks & Sunnyside Acres Heritage Society


  • Central City Brewers & Distillers
  • Chuck Bailey Recreation Centre
  • City Centre Library
  • Di Reggae Cafe
  • Douglas College Training Group
  • Sprite Multimedia Systems Ltd.
  • Surrey Biofuel Facility
  • Surrey City Hall
  • Surrey Nature Centre
  • Viva Care Medical Group

History of Doors Open

Surrey Doors Open inspiration stems from origins in France where the first Doors Open (La Journee Portes Ouvertes) took place in 1984. The idea soon began to spread to neighbouring countries and has since expanded around the globe.