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Who to see and what’s free at Surrey’s Earth Day party (B.C.’s biggest)

Close to 10,000 people attended the event in 2023
Surrey’s Party for the Planet festival celebrates Earth Day. (Photo:

The first of Surrey’s four “major city events” in 2024 brings another Party for the Planet to Civic Plaza on Saturday, April 27, in and around Surrey City Hall.

Billed as the largest Earth Day celebration in B.C., the eight-hour festival runs from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. with performances on four stages, an expanded marketplace, environmental education, food trucks, a plant sale, Indigenous cultural sharing, free tomato plants for 500 and more. Admission is free.

Last year’s event attracted close to 10,000 people who “wanted to increase their knowledge of environmental initiatives and learn how they can live more sustainably,” according to a news release on

Returning this year is a plant sale hosted by Surrey Parks, featuring native plants priced from $3 to $6. Along University Drive, look for food trucks, a rock-climbing wall and local exhibitors. Also, 500 tomato plants will be given to those who gather for festival’s “welcome ceremony,” starting at 2 p.m.

The Earth Stage will feature live musical performances, while the Community Stage will showcase dance battles and local Surrey performers. Attractions for families include the Ocean Wise Sea Dome and new performers on the Family Stage.

Performers for 2024 include The Wookiez, Little Mermaid’s Under the Sea Adventure, Tess Anderson, Argel MDR, Tinkerbelle and Wendy’s Neverland Adventure, Robin Layne & The Rhythm Makers, Jamie Thomson, Matt Hermano, Miss Shauna, Wilona, Science World, Urban Safari Rescue Society, Harmeet Kaur Virdee, Surrey City Orchestra, Jocelyn Pettit & Adam Dobres, Shaw Bullshields, Higher Ground Dance, North Surrey Dance, Stars of the North, Zumba Troop, Merlin the Magician, Thistlebrook Academy of Highland Dance, Silent St. J and DJ Miko So.

CLICK HERE to watch a promo video showing Party for the Planet attractions for 2024.

Festival-goers are urged to walk, bike or take public transportation to 13450 104 Ave.

“How we take care of our environment is a reflection of the overall health of our communities, and Party for the Planet is a celebration of our continued stewardship,” Surrey Mayor Brenda Locke said in a news release. “Come join us to learn new ways to be more sustainable and to enjoy the live entertainment by local talent.”

TD presents Party for the Planet for a 13th consecutive year.

The three other festivals planned by Surrey’s special events department are Canada Day in Cloverdale on July 1, Fusion Festival at Holland Park in mid-July and the city’s Tree Lighting Festival in November.

Tom Zillich

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I cover entertainment, sports and news stories for the Surrey Now-Leader, where I've worked for more than half of my 30-plus years in the newspaper business.
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