what is the surrey vaisahki parade

Media Advisory – Surrey Vaisakhi Khalsa Day Parade

For Immediate Release
March 16, 2021

Surrey, British Columbia: Gurdwara Sahib Dasmesh Darbar, organizers of the annual Surrey Vaisakhi Khalsa Day Parade scheduled for April 24th in Surrey, British Columbia are committed to ensuring a safe and healthy environment for the community they serve and in adherence with provincial guidelines for COVID, have made the difficult decision to announce that the annual Surrey Vaisakhi Khalsa Day parade will not occur in 2021. Read press release

About Vaisakhi Day
Every April, millions of Sikhs world-wide celebrate Vaisakhi Day, a day that marks the New Year. Considered one of the most important festivals in the Sikh calendar, parades celebrating the event are held in Sikh communities around the world. One of the largest occurs in Surrey, where 80,000 - 200,000 people attend the annual Vaisakhi Parade and Celebration, making it one of the largest Vaisakhi parades outside India.

Parade Preparations: Preparations are underway for the 2021 event, scheduled for April 24. Community organizations interested in submitting an application for a parade float need to apply to… Read more…
Important Safety Tips For
Surrey Vaisakhi Parade

The annual Vaisakhi Parade, taking place on April 24, 2021, will once again host a lively and celebratory event to mark the birth of the Sikh faith, is expected to draw in excess of 300,000 people to the community to celebrate and enjoy one of the most important elements of the annual event, the amazing foods of India. Each year hundreds of local business and individual families present free food offerings to the crowd in celebration of the Parade. Read more...

Parade Route
Attendees of all cultures are welcome at the Surrey Vaisakhi Parade, which begins at the Gurdwara Dashmesh Darbar Temple (12885 85th Avenue in Surrey).

Temporary Stages Along Vaisakhi Parade Route
These stages have been used for a variety of activities including singing, dancing, greetings, well wishes, and speeches. Read more...