Surrey, BC – Party for the Planet, presented by TD, returns to Surrey Civic Plaza on Saturday April 30 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. This year’s free event will celebrate the return of the largest in-person Earth Day celebration in B.C. It will feature a Surrey Parks plant sale, environmental workshops, live music, a free plant giveaway, educational speaker series, clothing swap, plant-based food trucks, and activities for all ages to learn about ways they can live more sustainably.
“It is more important than ever to learn about environmentalism and how we can work together to create a more sustainable future,” said Mayor Doug McCallum. “Party for the Planet is one of our most popular events for families, and this year’s event will feature a variety of fun, environmental activities and live entertainment. I personally invite you to join us as we celebrate in-person on April 30.”
Party for the Planet will offer 1,000 complimentary tomato plants to attendees after the Welcome Ceremony with Mayor and Council at 2:00 p.m. University Drive will feature environmental workshops, exhibitors, and Chickpea and Dirty Vegan plant-based food trucks. The event will also feature a full day of live entertainment on the TD Main Stage, a dance battle on the new Plaza Stage, an expanded Surrey Parks plant sale, Indigenous performers, and an acoustic concert series. Additionally, visitors can enjoy family-friendly activities in the Live Green World located on Civic Plaza featuring a sustainable marketplace, a speaker series, a Surrey Parks display and the Environmental Extravaganza.
“More than a celebration, Party for the Planet is where attendees can meet with experts to learn about how they can help to create a more vibrant and sustainable world,” said Chris Sirovyak, TD District Vice President for Surrey. “TD is thrilled to be Party for the Planet’s presenting sponsor. We look forward to bringing people from right across the Lower Mainland together for what is sure to be one of the most memorable Earth Day celebrations in the City of Surrey’s history.”
New to Party for the Planet, the event will feature an educational speaker series located in the Live Green World where guests can learn about City initiatives and daily practices to live sustainably. Attendees can learn about textile waste and bring second-hand clothing to the clothing swap inside Surrey City Hall. Additional festival activities include a rock-climbing wall and sports activations from Sport Surrey on University Drive. All event activities will meet health and safety guidelines as set out by the Provincial Health Officer, Worksafe BC, Fraser Health and appropriate industry associations.
For more information, visit surrey.ca/partyfortheplanet.