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Looking for something new to do this summer?

Why not join us at the first annual NEWT FEST on July 27. With a beer garden, food, vendors and live DJ onsite, Def3, this free street art festival celebrates public art and new entrepreneurs. 


Date: Saturday, July 27, 2019, 4:00-10PM
Location: Newton Mural Lane-way
Address: 13655 72 Avenue, Surrey, BC V3W 2P2 
Cost: Free Admission



Beer Garden Rules:

  • No dogs apart from service dogs
  • No drinks to be taken outside the perimeter fence
  • Shirts to be worn at all times
  • Management reserves the right of refusal at all times



OPENING RECEPTION Friday July 05 7-9 p.m.




Spend the day at the beach, have an early dinner at one of the fine restaurants along Marine Drive, and then dance into the night with time for a late night dessert before heading home.

White Rock Dancing At the Pier 2019, will be lively Latin-themed events held at the new Memorial Park located on Marine Drive in White Rock beside the White Rock Museum and Archives (14970 Marine Dr, White Rock).

White Rock Dancing At the Pier are free community building, all ages, non-profit events with a fund raising component. In 2019, White Rock Dancing At the Pier will be working with Friends Of the Pier.

White Rock Dancing At the Pier is being presented by City of White Rock and the Semiahmoo Rotary Club and has support from local non-profit organizations and businesses on the Peninsula.

The evening will begin at 6:00 pm with a free mini dance lesson then social dancing with performances at 8:00 pm by local and Lower Mainland dancers. After the performances, social dancing will resume and end at 10:00 pm, leaving enough time to go for a dessert at a local restaurant before heading home.

Latin music is lively and festive, can be danced individually or as partners, is entertaining to watch and will include salsa, merengue, bachata, cha cha, cumbia, and some reggaeton. Music will be supplied by Hot Salsa Dance Zone

There will be water sales and a bag check areas, but participants are encouraged to bring a reusable water bottle to help minimize single-use plastics and protect our oceans.


Crescent Beach Ladies Bridge.

New members welcome. Sign up by August 10 with a partner or sign up single and we will find you a partner. Flexible schedule.

Call Sandra 604 536-6855


City Council Community Forum - Affordable Housing

Join White Rock City Council as they host a Community Forum regarding Affordable Housing in White Rock. Interact with City Council and ask questions and provide feedback during the Community Forum.

Date: Monday, July 29, 2019

Time: 5:30 p.m.

Location: White Rock Community Centre - Halls A/B/C (15154 Russell Avenue White Rock


"Art Night At West Beach"
 Every Thursday Evening 5 to 9pm starting July 25th

14833 Marine Dr, White Rock

 (604) 536-3049

In the tradition of tourist towns the galleries of West Beach, White Rock are excited to announce Thursday evening art nights.  The Golden Cactus Gallery/Studio and  The Art Couture Gallery are hosting art nights each Thursday evening starting July 25th and continuing every Thursday.  The galleries will feature their gallery artists and surprise visits and chats with guest artists and wine sampling from local wineries. 

Guest Artist
Golden Cactus Studio/Gallery   Brent Heighton
Whitbey’s Coffee   Serge Dube
Art Courture 


(Sand)Castles In Your Mind

Join us as we celebrate our newest exhibition, Castles In Your Mind: White Rock's Sandcastle Phenomenon 1979-1987. This exhibition explores the Sandcastle Competition, what made this festival so popular, and what it means in White Rock today.

The final year of the event made White Rock the SANDCASTLE CAPITAL OF THE WORLD. Over 400,000 people flocked to our sandy shores one Sunday afternoon. Yes you read that right over 400,000 ppeople. Proving once again if you have something they want, they will find a way to get to you.

We've had generous contributions from the community: interviews, photographs, new artifacts and memorabilia from these imagintive years on the beach. These numerous contributions add up to quite a show!

We invite you to join us to kick off summer! More information about the exhibition content can be found on our website:


Call to Artists!Call for Vendors – South Surrey Festival

Semiahmoo Arts society has partnered up with the City of Surrey for South Surrey Festival!

We will be featuring many artist vendors in our “Artist Alley” area of the event. Interested artist vendors can apply now!

(download registration here)


Maritime festival features tall ship battle at sea

Preparations are underway for the 16th annual Richmond Maritime Festival on Saturday and Sunday, July 27 and 28.

Tall ship gun battles, scenic waterfront heritage, wooden boats and entertainment are part of the free, family fun at this summer’s festival at the Britannia Heritage Shipyards.

The festival brings to life the eight-acre shipyards into a colourful, nautical-themed playground with artists, storytellers, dancers and hands-on activities happening in every nook and cranny.

This year, in addition to the day-time festival, the Richmond Maritime Festival will offer special evening outings out on the water.

Guests can purchase their tickets now to take part in a Tall Ship Gun Battle or a sunset dinner cruise aboard an authentic paddlewheeler.

On Friday July 26 and Sunday July 28, from 6 to 9 p.m., a thrilling Tall Ship Battle, featuring the Lady Washington and the Hawaiian Chieftain will take place off the shores of Garry Point Park.

Featuring booming cannons, close-quarters maneuvers, and a taste of 18th century life aboard tall ships, guests can experience the ships in action as they vie to win the battle.

For $80 a ticket, you can watch the action aboard a ship.

For those who prefer to watch from land, optimal viewing will be at Garry Point Park, with a selection of over 20 food trucks.

On Saturday, July 27 from 6 to 9 p.m., a three-hour evening buffet cruise along the Fraser River onboard the M.V. Native, an authentic replica of a paddlewheeler, can be had for $130 each. Go online here.

Festival hours are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, July 27 and Sunday, July 28. For more details, visit here.



The Peninsula’s 7th Annual Plein Air Competition

Celebrate the beauty of Semiahmoo Bay by creating art with us! August 10th, 9am-1pm at Memorial Park (beside the White Rock Museum and Archives, 14970 Marine Drive). Free Registration for artists of all ages and skill levels.  

First Prize: $500

Second Prize: $250

Third Prize: $100

Young Artist Award: $100

Pre-registration is required.   |   One 16×20” canvas is provided.   |   Bring your own paints and brushes. NO OIL PAINT PLEASE.  |    Artists of all ages, mediums, and skill levels are encouraged to participate!

The artwork will be displayed at the White Rock Community Centre! Awards and Reception for artists and supporters will take place on Aug 15, 7pm-9pm.

To register fill out the form below and you will be automatically emailed all of the event details.  


Tickets for our August 10th fundraiser are ON SALE NOW!

In place of our annual En Blanc fundraiser, we're throwing a fun party including finger food, wine and cocktails. Choose your side: wear white for Montague, wear black for Capulet at our Masquerade Party.

Tickets available now at:



(Click here for tickets and performance details)


Join us at Picnic on the Point
August 17, 2019

**Purchase your tickets here!**


Our beloved White Rock Pier may be out of commission for the time being but that doesn’t mean the best picnic of the summer has to end!

Introducing… Picnic on the Point!

Join Landmark Premiere Properties and its Foster Martin development on Saturday, August 17 for a magical evening overlooking the Pacific and taking place at an exclusive and private ocean-front luxury estate in South Surrey. This is the ultimate alfresco cocktail party featuring live music, a fabulous menu expertly curated by Blank Canvas Catering, refreshing libations, and a gorgeous view of the Pacific. 

You’ll sip wine, beer and sangria. Chat with friends, or make new ones! Network, nosh on incredible food, and enjoy a stunning sunset, all in support of Peace Arch Hospital.

Tickets are $175 and there are just 300 – when they’re gone, they’re gone! Picnic on the Point starts at 6:00 p.m. and wraps at 9:00 p.m. A shuttle from behind Central Plaza (1530 Foster Street) will transport you to the *top secret* location and will run for the duration of the event to return you back to your car.



Clover Valley Beer Festival presented by The Property Twins

 August 10, 2019

Beer in the Valley – Yee Haw!


You won’t want to miss #CVBF2019! Last year sold out so get your tickets early to the Clover Valley Beer Festival presented by The Property Twins on Saturday August 10, 2019 at the Bill Reid Amphitheatre. 40+ Breweries, 80+ Brews, Live Music, and a kick-ass time! Partial proceeds go towards Twins Cancer Fundraising. Together, they have raised over $3,000,000 to fight cancer,

Cheers to that!

Check out our recap video of 2018’s killer event!










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