The Ultimate Guide to the White Rock Sea Festival

White Rock Sea Festival August long weekend on White Rock Beach

White Rock Sea Festival and Semiahmoo Days 2018 and White Rock has a fantastic line up of events and festivals but there is one do not miss event of the summer and that is the White Rock Sea Festival which takes place annually on the August long weekend!

The White Rock Sea Festival is one of Canada’s longest-running festivals with events spanning the entire length of White Rock beach from west beach to east beach. The Festival also coincides with Semiahmoo Days, the Semiahmoo First Nation’s annual festival taking place in Semiahmoo Park.

To make getting to the Sea Festival as easy as possible there are a number of free transportation options including:

  • Free trolley will be running from Centennial Arena to west beach every 30 minutes. Parking at Centennial is $2 for the entire day and the trolley is accessible for everyone including strollers and is FREE to ride!
    • 10 am – 11:30 pm on Saturday and Sunday
    • 7 pm – 11:30 pm on  Friday, Aug. 3.
  • Free waterfront shuttle will be running Friday – Sunday until 10:30 pm.
  • A designated drop off zone has been created next to Feral Boardsports at 15626 Marine Dr (east beach) so families & gear can be dropped off.
  • LOTS of parking will be available in the Semiahmoo First Nation lot which is only $7 for the day

Here’s the full scoop on what to expect at the White Rock Sea Festival for 2018!

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Outdoor Movies coming to South Surrey / White Rock summer 2018!

White Rock South Surrey Outdoor Movies

This July, Fresh Air Cinema BC is bringing TWO memorable and unique outdoor movie series to life in South Surrey / White Rock!

The Celestial Cinema outdoor movie series takes place every Saturday night in July at Grandview Aquatic Center and for 3 Monday’s in July the Summer Drive-In series returns to Semiahmoo Park!

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Holiday Break Skates – 2017/2018

City of White Rock Holiday Break Skates 2017 / 2018
Looking for something to do over the holiday break? Check out the Holiday Break Skates at Centennial Arena!

With Christmas falling on a Monday it feels as if the kids are going to be out of school FOREVER! With 2.5 weeks to fill up with kids activities the City of White Rock is running their Holiday Break Skates out of Centennial Arena!

Every day from Dec. 23 – Jan. 7th (except Dec 25 / 26) the arena will be open from 11:30 – 2:30 for families to enjoy some time on the ice through Stick n Puck hockey or special themed family skates! Continue reading “Holiday Break Skates – 2017/2018”

Halloween & Fall Events in South Surrey and White Rock

Fall events around South Surrey White Rock for 2017!
Pikanik is serving up delicious fall treats like pumpkin pie and as always they are gluten free, dairy free, soy free, nut free, vegan and delicious.

Pumpkin spice everything is in full force around town just check out Laura’s, EverBean, Modern General and Pikanik for their delicious fall favourite treats!

Along with the delicious flavours of fall come a host of fun activities including the Festival of Lights: Diwali Integration, The Great Pumpkin Run / Walk, local pumpkin patches, and spooktacular Halloween events! We’ve put together a list of everything happening in South Surrey and White Rock for October 2017.

Are we missing something? Send us an email – jenny@baysidesocial.com.

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Pop-Up Drive-In Movie Theatre coming to White Rock this August!

Don't miss the pop-up drive-in movie theatre on White Rock Beach for 3 Monday's in august.The South Surrey Smiles Summer Drive-In movie theatre returns to White Rock for 3 Monday nights in August! Load up the car with family & friends and drive down to the Semiahmoo Park parking lot behind the WAG on east beach to watch 3  Hollywood Blockbuster movies on Fresh Air Cinema’s 4 storey inflatable screen!

Admission is $20 / car load which includes up to 8 people. SAVE $5 when you buy your admission in advance online with the code SOUTHROCKBUZZ!

PLUS we’ll be giving away car load passes to EACH movie so be sure to follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for a chance to WIN!

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Capt’n Korki’s Pirates in the Park Children’s Festival & Semiahmoo Days Festival Aug 4-6th!

Pirates in the Park childrens festival in White Rock BC on the august long weekend
Capt’n Korki hosts the annual Pirates in the Park parade and festival in Semiahmoo Park Aug 4-6th in White Rock

An annual tradition for families on the August long weekend is the FREE Pirates in the Park children’s celebration headlined by Capt’n Korki the clown and her team of pirates! This year the festival is the family zone to the Semiahmoo First Nation’s first ever Semiahmoo Days Festival! While both of these events are not technically part of the White Rock Sea Festival they are happening concurrently creating a great experience for families to take in a full weekend of fun on White Rock beach!

A big thanks to the Semiahmoo First Nation for sponsoring Pirates in the Park Festival this year and hosting activities throughout Semiahmoo Park over by east beach all weekend! See the complete line up of events for August 4th – 6th the BC Day long weekend!

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2017 Summer Events Guide for South Surrey & White Rock

Don't miss a single event in South Surrey and White Rock this summer with the South Rock Buzz Summer Events guide
The Torchlight Parade is one of White Rock’s most iconic events part to the legendary White Rock Sea Festival happening Sunday Aug. 5th from 830 – 11pm.

Summer has FINALLY arrived and along with summer in South Surrey / White Rock comes a number of great community events, and festivals that you won’t want to miss. We’ve compiled a list of the best summer events around town to make sure you get the most out of summer living in South Surrey & White Rock!

 

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FREE hop-on, hop-off White Rock beach shuttle is back for summer 2017!

Take the Free hop-on, hop off White Rock beach shuttle weekends and special events from June 24 - Sept 4 2017.
Free hop-on, hop-off shuttle returns to White Rock for summer 2017.

Great news beach lovers – the FREE hop-on, hop-off White Rock shuttle is back making it easy to get you to and from White Rock beach between June 24th – Sept 4th!

Run by the Vancouver Trolley Company the White Rock shuttle will move people from various stops in uptown White Rock to stops along Marine Dr. on weekends and during special events (see schedules below).  A big thanks to the City of White Rock and the White Rock BIA for bringing this service back for 2017!

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The BEST local Father’s Day gift ideas & CONTEST!

The Handpicked Home in White Rock BC is a great place to find Fathers Day gifts and gifts for any occasion
Cards for every occasion available at the Handpicked Home.

Shopping for the dads in my life is always a challenge – I can never think of the perfect gift. This year I’ve been proactive putting lots of thought into great local Father’s Day gift ideas that every dad would love including some input from my husband – he nixed the idea of a tie…..?! 😉

My fellow South Surrey / White Rock’ers you get to benefit from my research as here’s a list of great Father’s Day gift ideas available in South Surrey & White Rock perfect for the dad(s) in your life!

As an added bonus all of the companies featured have agreed to give away their featured gift as part of a contest for South Rock Buzz! One lucky winner will get to take home ALL of these awesome gift ideas valued at over $150!

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