Arts Festival for Kids - May 23 & 24, 2019

Last updated on
Wednesday, September 12th, 2018
Program Description

Seriously creative since 2005! For 15-years, the Surrey International Children's Festival has been helping teachers’ fuel curiosity and creative thinking. Join us! We host school groups on Thursday, May 23rd or Friday, May 24th of our 3-day festival. Our curriculum connected live performances in French and English for K-7 students come to us from across Canada and around the world. We present high quality programming and hands-on arts activities by artists and educators. Seven featured performances and 20+ activities for your students to explore drama, music, movement and visual arts as unique languages for creating and communicating. Indigenous stories and traditions, storytelling, nature play and art making will excite and challenge students of all ages. It's in our mandate to keep the festival as accessible as possible and we’re proud to say that ticket prices have not increased since 2010! We check all the boxes, all in one beautiful setting that's easy to get to. Join us in May for a hassle-free, relevant and affordable field trip for your class.

Big Ideas
  • Designs grow out of natural curiosity.
  • Skills can be developed through play.
  • Skills are developed through practice, effort, and action.
  • Complex tasks require the acquisition of additional skills.
  • Dance, drama, music, and visual arts express meaning in unique ways.
  • Engagement in the arts creates opportunities for inquiry through purposeful play.
  • People connect to others and share ideas through the arts.
  • People create art to express who they are as individuals and community.
  • Creative expression develops our unique identity and voice.
  • Dance, drama, music, and visual arts are each unique languages for creating and communicating.
  • Inquiry through the arts creates opportunities for risk taking.
  • People connect to the hearts and minds of others in a variety of places and times through the arts.
  • Creative experiences involve an interplay between exploration, inquiry, and purposeful choice.
  • The arts connect our experiences to the experiences of others.
  • The mind and body work together when creating works of art.
  • Artists experiment in a variety of ways to discover new possibilities.
  • Creative expression is a means to explore and share one’s identity within a community.
  • Exploring works of art exposes us to diverse values, knowledge, and perspectives.
  • Engaging in creative expression and experiences expands people’s sense of identity and belonging.
  • Works of art influence and are influenced by the world around us.
  • Artistic expressions differ across time and place.
  • Dance, drama, music, and visual arts are each unique languages for creating and communicating.
  • Engaging in the arts develops people’s ability to understand and express complex ideas.
  • Experiencing art challenges our point of view and expands our understanding of others.
  • Through art making, one’s sense of identity and community continually evolves.
  • Stories and traditions about ourselves and our families reflect who we are and where we are from.
  • Healthy communities recognize and respect the diversity of individuals and care for the local environment.
  • Indigenous knowledge is passed down through oral history, traditions, and collective memory.
  • Indigenous societies throughout the world value the well-being of the self, the land, spirits, and ancestors.
  • Learning about indigenous peoples nurtures multicultural awareness and respect for diversity.
  • People from diverse cultures and societies share some common experiences and aspects of life.
  • Trip Details
    For Grades: 
    K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
    Months Available: 
    Days Offered: 
    Duration: 
    See notes. minutes unless otherwise stated.
    Maximum Students: 
    Offered In French: 
    Packages Provided: 
    Fee Details
    Cost Per Student: 
    $8.00
    Cost Per Adult: 
    $8.00
    Fee Notes: 

    Prices include GST and fees.

    School and Group Pricing $8 per person. Includes one show and a free Arts Activity Wristband (valid all 3 days of the Festival!).

    Under 3 years $6. One show ticket and a free Arts Activity Wristband.

    Arts Activity Wristband $5. Explore over 20 inspiring art activities. Valid all three days of the Festival!

    Site entrance is FREE. Explore a select number of art activities in Bear Creek Park.

    Additional Notes

    12 featured performance times to choose from on Thursday, May 23 and Friday, May 24. Performances range from 40 to 55 minutes in English and French.