City hall tours, live music at ‘Party for the Planet’ Saturday

SURREY – The city’s fourth annual Earth Day celebration will be held Saturday, April 26, at the outdoor plaza of Surrey’s glitzy new city hall.


Tours of the $97-million civic hub are part of the day-long Party for the Planet festival.


Live music will be performed by Said the Whale, Andrew Allen, Dear Rouge, Jordan Klassen, Jeremy Fisher, Jodi Proznick and Bobs and Lolo, among others, at 13450 104 Ave. Admission is free.


Opening ceremonies for the city hall start at 2 p.m; the unveiling of Together, a new sculpture by London-based Studio Roso that resembles a flock of birds, is scheduled to take place at 1 p.m. in the atrium.


Party for the Planet runs from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., with indoor and outdoor stages and attractions.


Other performers at the fest include Dora the Explorer, national yo-yo champ Harrison Lee, Raptors Ridge Birds of Prey, the Rockin’


Robin Show, juggler Mike Battie, the Mad Science program and the dance/theatre troupe PraiseTEAM.


Last year’s edition of Party for the Planet attracted close to 20,000 people.


Since 2011, when Spirit of the West headlined the inaugural Party for the Planet, the event has been held at Central City Plaza. Other headliners there were Down With Webster (in 2012) and Lights (in 2013).


For more event details, visit www.surrey.