Three things to check out this weekend

1Central City Plaza will be a lively place Saturday (June 14) during Surrey Fest Downtown, an event that annually draws close to 7,000 people with food, live music, vendors, family-friendly activities and more. The action happens from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.; performers on stage include tribute band Totally Tom Petty, featuring Sensational Stevie (Nicks), party-rock cover band Jane’s Blonde, winners of BC Junior Talent Search, Music with Marnie, Tony Prophet and others. Details at

2Father’s Day is celebrated Sunday (June 15) at Historic Stewart Farm in South Surrey, with members of Greater Vancouver Garden Railway Club and their toys in attendance, from noon to 3 p.m. (details at Also Sunday is the 57th annual Salmon BBQ event hosted by Semiahmoo Fish & Game Club, a 1 p.m. start at 1284 184th St. (info:, 604-535-8366).

3A day-long Latin Caribbean Festival will fill South Surrey’s Pacific Inn Resort with tropical sights, sounds and food on Saturday, June 14 – from 10 a.m. to the late-night conclusion of an “after-glo party” at the hotel’s Rhumba Room bar. Attractions include live music (Mostly Marley reggae band, The California Beach Boys, others), a beer garden, swimsuit fashion show and more. Info: 778-378-7827,

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