Looking for an earth-friendly, eco-celebratory event the whole family can enjoy? Head to Party for the Planet, BC’s largest Earth Day celebration at Surrey Civic Plaza on Saturday, April 13. The signature event hosted by the City of Surrey features the new Live Green World, offering environmental workshops, a sustainable marketplace, acoustic concert series and local vendors. And guess what? It’s free!
Party for the Planet highlights
Presented by TD, this year’s free event is gifting 1,000 succulent to attendees providing opportunities for all ages to learn about environmental initiatives.
Tree and plant sale
If you’re looking for plants for your garden now that spring has truly arrived, this year’s tree and plant sale features native trees for $20 each, and plants from $2 to $5.
Kids Adventure Zone
For kids who like a little action, The Adventure Zone includes a free zip line, a rock climbing wall, road hockey and food trucks for that all important snack or lunch break.
Live music from Bobs & Lolo and more
Soulful singer Colin Bullock, indie pop duo Harlequin Gold, and kid faves Bobs & Lolo will perform on the TD Main Stage, located inside Council Chambers. Live music will take place throughout the event, with a DJ in the Adventure Zone and acoustic performances in Live Green World and City Hall Atrium.
Enviro-Bungee, Big Bird, Elmo and more!
There will also be a Surrey Parks display, a Library Stage featuring children’s performers, an Enviro-Bungee, meet and greets with Big Bird and Elmo, environmental educational booths, kid’s crafts and a variety of local vendors.
There’s so much to see and do, it could be hard to squeeze it all in. Thankfully, the party goes all day April 13, from 10 am to 6 pm so plenty of time to climb, zip, dance, eat, pick up plants, get crafty and meet some kiddie super stars!
Join us for the greatest FREE Earth Day celebration and concert in the Lower Mainland. Listen to amazing performers, learn about ideas for a better world, make children’s eco-crafts: there’s something for everyone! For the latest updates, ‘Like’ the Party for the Planet Facebook Page, or follow @Surreybcevents on Twitter and look for the #P4TP hashtag to join in the conversation! Find out more: www.surrey.ca/partyfortheplanet
Harriet Fancott is the Editor and Social Media Manager for Vancouver Mom. She has over 20 years experience in the arts, tech and mom-based blogging arenas. She lives in East Vancouver with her husband and son where they enjoy exploring all that Vancouver has to offer from festivals and events to playgrounds and beaches to sushi and ice cream (although not together).