Home Vancouver Monthly Calendar Festivals and Events in Vancouver Surrey’s Party for the Planet

Surrey’s Party for the Planet

Party for the Planet in Surrey

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.

In 2021, the event was held online because of COVID-19. In 2022, Party for the Planet returns as an in-person event on Saturday, April 30th.

 

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 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.

Note: In 2019 Party for the Planet was smaller than it has been in the past. There was still live music, but no big-name bands as there have been in previous years. Also, the event was more indoors than outdoors compared to before. 2022 appears to be similar.

 

When and Where

The 2021 event took place online because of the coronavirus pandemic and restrictions imposed by the government. The livestream happened on April 22nd, from 5 to 7 pm.

In 2022, Party for the Planet is happening in its normal in-person format on Saturday, April 30th. The event takes place at Surrey City Hall at 13450-104th Avenue.

 

What to Expect at the Party

At Party for the Planet 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 2022 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 2022, there’s also a sustainable marketplace, clothing swap, speaker series and more. This year, one thousand tomato plants are available for free after the Welcome Ceremony.

 

Blink Acro Acrobat at Surrey City Hall
Blink Acro performing outside Surrey City Hall

 

One of the highlights of the event in years prior to 2018 was been 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 Schedule

Performers scheduled for 2022 include Post-Modern ConnectionA-SLAMBen DunnilBrad HenryDACEY, Ginalina Music, Harrison Lee, Jenny Banai, JJ Lavallee, Josh Bogert and Ranj Singh. Also performing are the Kwel Eng Sen Dancers, North Surrey Dance, Royal Academy of Bhangra, Surrey City Orchestra, The Norma McKnight Show, The Well Worn Trail, and more.

The exact schedule of performances in 2022 is below. For more details on all the performers click Party for the Planet Schedule.

 

2022 MAIN STAGE SCHEDULE (outside City Hall in the Plaza)

 

2022 CONCORD PACIFIC COMMUNITY STAGE

 

2022 ACOUSTIC CONCERT SERIES

 

2022 KID’S STAGE

 

Surrey Party for the Planet

 

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 21 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. (Note: Surrey’s Vaisakhi festival hasn’t happened for a few years because of COVID-19. It’s not happening in 2022 either.)

 

Other Information

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.