Cultural fusion at Surrey festival

Free Fusion Festival takes place July 18 and 19 in Holland Park.

Jazzy B is one of the headlining entertainers at this year's Surrey Fusion Festival

Get a taste of Surrey’s diversity when the seventh-annual Fusion Festival takes over Holland Park next weekend.

The two-day event features back-to-back entertainment on five stages, plus dozens of cultural pavilions highlighting the food, traditions, arts and colourful attire of numerous countries.

Headlining Saturday on the Concorde Pacific World Music Stage is bhangra star Jazzy B featuring Miss Kaur, while world-renowned Latin musician Jose Feliciano will headline on the same stage Sunday evening.

Everything from pipers, to Chinese dancers, to a Santana cover band, to fiddling will provide non-stop entertainment on three other stages from morning to night.

There will also be a celebrity cooking stage where special guests, including MasterChef Canada winner David Jorge, will give demonstrations.

Get a glimpse of the world at the nearly 50 cultural pavilions on site. New this year are representatives of Afghanistan, England, Iran, Scotland, Thailand and Vietnam.

Admission to the festival and entertainment is free. Tickets to buy food at the pavilions are for sale on site.

The 2015 Surrey Fusion Festival takes place July 18 and 19, from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. both days. Holland Park is located at King George Boulevard and Old Yale Road.

For more information, including the full line-up of performers and demonstrations, a list of cultural pavilions and other things to do at the festival, check www.surrey.ca/fusionfestival

Video from last year’s Surrey Fusion Festival:

Just Posted

Mobility commission investigates how to charge Surrey motorists

32 Avenue and 152 Street considered ‘key congestion area’

VIDEO: Double-decker bus pilot in Langley gets rave reviews

The ceiling is a little low, but other than that, everyone seems to be a fan

Emaciated dog brought to Surrey shelter now healthy and up for adoption

Eclipse came into the Surrey Resource Animal Shelter last summer in skeletal, calloused condition

Comic Strippers return to Surrey’s Bell a year after ‘milestone’ show there

‘That was our biggest show ever,’ says Ken Lawson of male-stripper parody/improv-comedy production

Crash on Highway 10 in Surrey

DriveBC reports the crash happened eastbound, and that the left lane on highway is blocked

Solitary-confinement veto a chance to address mental health: advocate

B.C. Supreme Court made the landmark ruling Wednesday

Winter storm coming to B.C. this weekend

The bets are on as to how much snow the province will actually get in the coming days

B.C. civil rights group files complaint about RCMP arrest of man who later died

Dale Culver, a 35-year-old Indigenous man was arrested in Prince George last July

Lawyer says former B.C. government aide ‘barely guilty’ in ethnic vote scandal

Brian Bonney pleaded guilty to a breach of trust charge

Quite a few tears as homemade quilts distributed to residents of Ashcroft Reserve, Boston Flats affected by last summer’s fire

Quilters in B.C. and Alberta worked through the summer and fall to create more than 100 quilts.

Teachers’ union votes for non-confidence in school board

Lack of action after embattled trustee’s comments created unsafe workplace, Chilliwack teachers claim

Island Health: No need for alarm in wake of Victoria needle-prick incidents

Three incidents in a week prompts meeting between health authority, city service providers

B.C. coast loggers celebrate history, hope for improvement

Truck Loggers Association awaits B.C. NDP government’s new direction

Global Affairs aware of report of two Canadians kidnapped in Nigeria

The foreigners were heading south from Kafanchan to Abuja when they were ambushed around Kagarko

Most Read