Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend
How many events and festivals can you fit in this Friday through Sunday? Read on for our top picks for things to do in Vancouver this weekend!

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Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Surrey Fusion Festival 2012

Surrey Fusion Festival. Photo: Tourism Surrey

Metro Vancouver’s multiculturalism is on display at the annual, free Surrey Fusion Festival this weekend, July 21 – 22, 2012.

A huge festival that attracts 60,000+ people every summer, the Surrey Fusion Festival is part music festival—the 2012 line-up includes performances by Los Lobos, Good for Grapes, two-time JUNO award nominee Jeremy Fisher and multiple world music fusion groups like Ranj Singh and The Discriminators and Delhi 2 Dublin—and part multicultural fest, featuring 38 “cultural pavilions” that let you experience food and culture from around the world.

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Surrey Fusion Festival 2012

Surrey Fusion Festival July 18 – 19

Surrey Fusion Festival

Surrey Fusion Festival

Festival lovers have two major events to choose from this (gorgeous) weekend: the Vancouver Folk Music Festival and the Surrey Fusion Festival.

The massive Surrey Fusion Festival is an annual celebration of multiculturalism that attracts over 60,000 people. The free, two-day festival features performances and music on three main stages and has 60 different international pavilions that showcase food, music, dance, and crafts from around the world.

The festival runs July 18 – 19 in Surrey’s Holland Park, about 45 minutes by car from downtown Vancouver.