Party for the Planet is Metro Vancouver’s largest Earth Day event. It’s free and takes place on a Saturday in mid-April outside Surrey City Hall.
Surrey Earth Day Celebrations
At Party for the Planet there is a tree and plant sale and other vendor stalls, crafts for children, free concerts and many ways to have fun while celebrating planet earth.
Party for the Planet is an exceptional event for young families, with kids’ concerts as well as entertainment for adults.
It’s a fairly big event and one of the largest Earth Day celebrations in the Lower Mainland. In recent years up to about 20,000 people attend over the course of the day.
EVENTS IN SURREY
Party for the Planet is a great event that’s well worth checking out. See further below for more information about it.
Other events happening in Surrey in the next couple of months include the Royal Canadian International Circus with shows at Guildford Town Centre on May 4th to 7th as well as at other venues in Vancouver and Richmond later in the month. (TIP: It’s a great circus, and very affordable, especially if you use the promo code VANSBESTPLACES and get 2-for-1 pricing on general admission.)
Also happening in Surrey is the Cloverdale Rodeo & Country Fair on the Victoria Day Long Weekend and the Surrey Block Party on the Saturday and Sunday of June 3rd and 4th.
Which of these events will you be attending?
When and Where
In 2023, Party for the Planet is on Saturday, April 29th. The event runs from 11:00 am until 7:00 pm at Surrey City Hall at 13450-104th Avenue.
What to Expect at the Party
There are usually stalls selling things and promoting different community organizations and services. There are also live shows taking place throughout the day in different locations.
Scheduled performances in 2023 include Andy the Musical Scientist for children and young families, as well as various artists for adults, plus lots of other entertainment.
Most years exhibits and displays at the Party for the Planet event include a climbing wall and a hockey zone tent. In 2023, there is also a sustainable marketplace, a series of environmental workshops, and more.
One of the highlights of the event in years prior to 2018 was the acrobatic group Blink Acro on their trampoline. Their stunts are amazing and hopefully they’ll return in future years!
Party for the Planet is a great family-friendly event, and it’s FREE.
Party for the Planet Entertainment
Performers at the 2023 event include A-SLAM, CircusWest, DJ K-Matics, Kwel Eng Sen Dancers, Kylie V, Mivule, Matt Cook-Contois and Erik Severinson. Also performing are the KP Glee Club, Higher Ground Dance Company, Flare Dance Company, Glisha, North Surrey Dance, and the Rangla Punjab Arts Academy. Rebecca Sichon, Sleepy Gonzales, Stars of the North Drum Group, DJ Hollaholly, The Wee Drams, “Tiger” Will Mason and WEST are also performing at the event this year.
There are three stages at the 2023 event. The entertainment schedule for each is listed below.
2023 TD FAMILY STAGE
- 11:30 am – WEST
- 12:20 pm – Science World
- 1:00 pm – Andy the Musical Scientist
- 1:45 pm – Kwel Eng Sen Dancers
- 2:05 pm – Indigenous Welcome and Mayor & Council Green Ceremony
- 2:40 pm – Encanto Singalongs with the Madrigal Sisters
- 3:30 pm – Urban Safari Rescue Society
- 4:30 pm – KP Glee Club
- 5:30 pm – CircusWest
2023 CONCORD PACIFIC COMMUNITY STAGE
- 11:00 am – Bhangra with Rangla Punjab Arts Academy
- 11:00 am – DJ K-Matics
- 11:30 am – Zumba
- 12:00 pm – Higher Ground Dance Battles
- 12:30 pm – The Wee Drams
- 1:00 pm – Stars of the North Drum Group
- 1:30 pm – Kids Dance Party
- 2:00 pm – Higher Ground Dance Battles
- 2:30 pm – DJ Hollaholly: Tabletutors
- 3:00 pm – Hip Hop Dance Workshop with Higher Ground Dance
- 3:30 pm – Encanto Dance Party
- 4:00 pm – Higher Ground Dance Battles
- 4:30 pm – A-SLAM
- 5:00 pm – Learn to Bollywood Dance with Flare Dance Company
- 5:30 pm – North Surrey Breakers
- 6:00 pm – A-SLAM
- 6:30 pm – Higher Ground Dance Battles: Final
2023 EARTH STAGE
- 12:00 pm – Glisha
- 1:00 pm – “Tiger” Will Mason
- 2:00 pm – Rebecca Sichon
- 3:00 pm – Mivule
- 4:00 pm – Matt Cook-Contois & Erik Severinson
- 5:00 pm – Kylie V
- 6:00 pm – Sleepy Gonzales
Tips and Advice
Below are some suggestions to help you make the most out of your experience at Surrey’s big April event.
TIP #1: Party for the Planet is an Earth Day celebration so leave the car at home and take public transit if you can. The planet will love you for it, plus roads will be busy and parking extremely limited.
TIP #2: Party for the Planet usually takes place on the weekend around April 21st and so on the same day as Surrey’s largest event of the year – the Surrey Vaisakhi Parade. If you want free food and an incredible cultural experience, then check that out too.
See the Party for the Planet website for more information on Surrey’s Earth Day event, or Earth Day in Metro Vancouver for other similar (but smaller) Earth Day activities.
For a list of major events and activities on other days, check out the Vancouver Calendar of Events or Vancouver Festivals & Events schedule.