Food, Music & Culture: Fusion Festival is Here!
Experiencing the vibrant cultures of foreign cities and tasting authentic cuisines seems to be on everyone’s bucket list. While travelling the world in two days is pretty much impossible, Surrey’s Fusion Festival makes the unthinkable a reality! Back for its ninth year, this exciting two-day festival celebrates the community’s rich culture and diversity. And it’s no coincidence Surrey has been named the cultural capital of Canada in the past. As a creative culture centre, Surrey’s Fusion Festival proudly showcases multiculturalism at its finest through music, food, and culture.
The award-winning festival hosts over 40 international pavilions, ranging from Taiwan to Jamaica. Nestled in Holland Park on July 23rd and 24th, you can get a plate of nachos from Mexico and pierogis from Russia, all a stones throw away. You can also learn how to tie a sari or a turban, or learn how to make mouth watering Portuguese food! A visit to each pavilion guarantees an educational experience through food, art, music and cultural activities.
If the food doesn’t entice you, come for the entertainment! There are three stages that showcase more than 50 recording artists and performers. Live entertainment doesn’t get much better than this. One of this year’s headliners is Maxi Priest; the first reggae artist to have a No. 1 hit worldwide! It’ll be “Easy to Love” the blend of Reggae, R&B and dance-hall music. Canadian band Delhi 2 Dublin are international entertainers, mesmerising their audiences with their funky electronic fusion of bhangra beats and Celtic fiddles. Juno award winning Alex Cuba will also be there, serenading the crowd with his smoky vocals and tropical Latin tunes.
There’s something for everyone at Fusion Festival. Learn about Canada’s Indigenous culture with a stroll through the Indigenous Village; try something new and partake in a Bhangra lesson; or let your kids burn off their sugar rushes at Kids World, where there are plenty of fun activities including: storytelling, and bouncy castles!
Oh but there’s more! What’s better than delicious food? Free delicious food. What’s the worst part of any event? Finding parking. But don’t worry, Discover Surrey is here to fulfil your wishes! Enter to win a weekend prize package that includes:
- $100 in Fusion Festival food tickets
- Complimentary event parking
- A gift basket of food from around the world
- and a Food With Thought guide to Surrey’s culinary scene.
There’s a reason why the Fusion Festival spans over two days, there’s so much to discover and explore, you’ll have to come back to taste and see it all. Come join the festivities and see how Surrey celebrates culture. We can’t wait to see you there!