Surrey Fusion Festival releases schedule for this weekend

Sharry Maan

THE City of Surrey has released the schedule for the 15th annual Surrey Fusion Festival.

The free event is held on Saturday, July 23 and Sunday, July 24 at Holland Park from 11 am to 10 pm

On Saturday, the Concord Pacific World Music Stage will feature performances by Surrey’s Manila Gray at 9 pm and Shad at 7:15 pm

On Sunday, the stage will feature Punjabi superstar Sharry Mann at 8:30 pm and Zora Randhawa at 7 pm

Surrey Fusion Festival’s new KPU Community Dance Stage will feature dance battles and cultural dance lessons from 12 pm to 7:30 pm both days.

The SFU Celebration Stage schedule has been extended on Saturday to offer a set by DJ Goddess at 8:35 pm

The new Siam Stage in the Indigenous Village will showcase performances by Nadjiwan at 8:30 pm on July 23, and by Curtis Clearsky and the Constellationz at 8 pm on July 24.

Cultural pavilion groups and local musicians will perform on the Unity Stage from 1 pm to 6:30 pm both days.

“We are thrilled to be hosting Surrey Fusion Festival in-person after two years of virtual events,” said Mary Rukavina, Manager of Special Events and Filming. “We invite attendees to taste authentic food, participate in dance lessons, and experience world-class entertainment at the biggest multicultural festival in Western Canada. We thank our presenting sponsor Coast Capital for their unwavering support over the past 15 years.”

Surrey Fusion Festival will also feature a Wellness Garden where attendees can recharge and participate in yoga and meditation.

Saturday will feature a cooking competition between Surrey youth from 12 pm to 8 pm in the Cultural Cooking Arena. On Sunday, the arena will feature cooking demonstrations from local professional chefs.

The Family Fun Stage will feature children’s performers, workshops and a drum circle.

The Dished Global Beer and Wine Tasting tent will also showcase local performers from 12 pm to 4 pm both days.

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