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Apr
20
Sat
Vaisakhi Day Parade @ Gurdwara Sahib Dasmesh Darbar
Apr 20 @ 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Vaisakhi Day Parade @ Gurdwara Sahib Dasmesh Darbar

(From the City of Surrey)

Everyone is welcome at the annual Vaisakhi Day Parade, featuring cultural floats, community performers and live music.

To pay tribute to the harvest celebration roots of the parade, attendees are given free food and drink from hundreds of local residents and businesses.

Vaisakhi Day takes place every year in April.

Parade Route and Road Closures

The parade will begin at approximately 9:00am at Gurdwara Sahib Dasmesh Darbar, located at 12885 85 Avenue, and will conclude there at approximately 6:00pm. To facilitate parade activities, area residents and businesses should be advised there will be:

  • Road Closures
  • Traffic Disruptions
  • Restrictions to Access
  • Temporary Parking Restrictions

Traffic controls will start at 6:00am and last until approximately 8:00pm.

Access to 128 Street and road sections along the parade route will be impacted most significantly. Increased delays may be expected for travel through and within the area between 72 Avenue to 88 Avenue, and Scott Road to King George Boulevard. Please plan your routes accordingly. 

Resident Access to Closed Off Areas

Residents do not need a permit to pass through the closed area. In order to streamline the process and eliminate extra work for residents, residents in the affected area will simply need to show their BC Driver’s License and the Officials at the checkpoints (intersections) will let them through as long as the address on their BC Driver’s License is in the affected area. Please update your address with ICBC if you have recently moved. Permits will only be required by, and issued to affected businesses.

Business Access to Closed Off Areas

Businesses in the affected area will need to download and complete a permit application to pass through the closed areas. Once the permit application has been filled out, it needs to be taken in person to the District Three RCMP office, located at 13700 72 Avenue.

Stages and Food Service

If you plan to have a performance stage or provide food service, these activities must be on your property – the use of City road and/or sidewalks is not permitted. The property owner must accept all responsibility and liability for the stage and food services operation, ensuring that the activities are operated in a safe manner, and have all necessary permits and approvals. Please review Fraser Health’s Vaisakhi Food Service Information and review the following links for detailed permit information:

No Drone Zone

The Surrey Vaisakhi Parade is a No Drone ZoneTransport Canada safety rules prohibit flying drones close to people, buildings, and areas where aircraft take off and land (airport, heliports, aerodromes). If you are a recreational drone operator and do not follow the rules, you could face fines of up to $3,000. All non-recreational drone operators need permission to fly.