As our community grows and changes, so has the name of the festival. The organizing committee felt that the new name, Surrey Fest Downtown – A celebration of community better reflects the location of the event while at the same time, encourages other communities to participate.
The Surrey Fest Downtown (originally known as the Whalley Community Festival) was formed in 1999 to promote and celebrate community pride through a day of fun and entertainment for all ages while providing a venue for groups and organizations to inform the community of their services.
The Surrey Fest Downtown has continued to grow through the efforts of a small group of volunteers representing residents, businesses, city employees and non-profit groups.
In 2015, we will mark the 17th anniversary of the festival. There is always something new or different for pre-schoolers, children, youth, adult and seniors at the festival. As many as 7,000 people visit the festival each year to view the exhibits and en