Dasmesh Gurdwara Vaisakhi 2016

March 11, 2016

Dasmesh Gurdwara VaisakhiWith 17 years in Surrey, BC, the 2016 Dasmesh Gurdwara Vaisakhi celebration and Khalsa Day Parade are not to be missed. Last year, more than 300,000 people attended this event of culture, celebration and beauty. This year could see an even bigger turnout. The Surrey festival is one of the largest outside India anywhere in the world.

Of course, Shooting Star Amusements will be there in Surrey with all the great midway rides, food and carnival games.  Shooting Star has the lowest priced all day ride pass in all of BC in April!  It’s our first event for 2016 and we’re pumped!

What is Vaisakhi?

Every April, millions of Sikhs the world over celebrate Vaisakhi Day as one of the most  important festivals in the Sikh calendar. It’s the time of year when farmers reap their crops and celebrate the Sikh New Year.

Plus… over 300 years ago, the fraternity of Khalsa was created, marking the full initiation of Sikhs. Couple this with the New Year and Dasmesh Gurdwara Vaisakhi has become one of the biggest, best and most fun annual cultural events.

Here in Surrey, BC, we are lucky enough to have one of the biggest of these celebrations in the world. People will be gathering soon for an infectiously good time.  Enjoy all the free food and treats along the parade route!

Where and When is the Action?

The awesome news is that it goes for 10 days! It all kicks off on Thursday April 14th at the Gurdwara Sahib Dasmesh Darbar in Surrey. See here for address, map, and times when midway rides will be open.

The festival’s special feature is the annual Khalsa Day Parade that will be on Saturday April 23rd. Click here for the parade route, road closure information, and more.

By the way, be sure to use public transit. Forget parking, leave the car and its stress, and have a real day out.

What You Can Expect

To put it simply – fun! The organizers outdo themselves year after year.  There will be miles and miles of smiles from happy people enjoying all the great attractions.

10 days of excitement, cultural joy, carnival rides, midway games and delicious food all come together and culminate in the annual parade. Dasmesh Gurdwara Vaisakhi 2016 is looking to be the biggest one yet.

Dasmesh Gurdwara VaisakhiDasmesh Gurdwara Vaisakhi is For Everyone

Dasmesh Gurdwara Vaisakhi welcomes everyone, not just Sikhs. Canada is a wonderful melting pot of beautiful cultures, races and religions living in harmony and happiness. Events like this one are a huge draw for everyone from our great melting pot, making it as Canadian as maple syrup and hockey.

Come celebrate learning about another culture, enjoy the sights and sounds, hit the first carnival rides of Spring 2016, and just bring the family for a great day out. There is something for everyone young and old, regardless of your beliefs.

So, put all the months of winter rain and cocooning behind you in grand style.  This April, Surrey shows off its best event with all its beauty and gaiety.

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