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Kid Approved Guide to October Events

It’s harvest season! And seasonal events involving pumpkins, costumes, corn mazes and more are happening in a community near you. Here’s a round up of October events in Surrey, Delta & White Rock to keep you going all month.

Kid Approved Top Ten in October


Diwali is India’s Festival of Lights. And beautiful celebrations honouring this event are happening in all three communities. Check out Diwali Downtown Surrey on October 1. In White Rock, the day-long Diwali Integration is happening in Semiahmoo Park, October 7. Or Celebrate Diwali on October 15 at the North Delta Rec Centre. 

Farmer’s Markets

It’s not too late for local Famers’ Markets. Both the North Delta and White Rock Farmers’ Markets run Sundays through October.

Halloween Fun

Don’t miss the Burns Bog Escape Halloween Ball. The grand opening is on October 14 with the Howloween Festival, featuring face painting, pumpkin carving, hot chocolate and more. And try the Bog Escape throughout October, with family friendly hours from 5-7. 

Family Fright Fest is the place to be for halloween fun in Delta, with two events – October 19 in North Delta, and October 25 in Ladner. Come in costume to these community gatherings and be ready for crafts and games, tricks and treats, and a marshmallow roast. 

Have fun and support a great cause by participating in the The Great Pumpkin Run Walk on October 22, in beautiful White Rock. This family fun run includes a 1km walk for all ages and abilities, strollers welcome! And stay for the Creative Kids Zone and Haunted House. Proceeds benefit the Peace Arch Hospital Foundation. 

Dress up for Halloween in the Forest at the Surrey Nature Centre, October 28. Try the scavenger hunt, learn about favourite fall creatures like bats, owls and spiders, and meet the Forest Fairy.

Another festive event is Haunted Farm Family Day at the Historic Stewart Farmhouse on October 28. Have throwback fun with a vintage graveyard, spooky scavenger hunt and palm reader. 

Costumes + Ice Skates = Family Fun… right?!?! Hit Halloween Skates at multiple Surrey arenas – October 21/22, 27-29. Or the Halloween Skate & Costume Party, at Delta arenas – October 25/26, 28/29. And for White Rock families, head down to the Halloween Howl Skate at Centennial Arena, October 28.

Another fun, themed event is Halloween Howl Pool Parties at particpiating Surrey recreation centres October 28 & 29.

And don’t forget to stop by a pumpkin patch near you!

Fall fun is #KidApprovedBC!