Sam Roberts headlines Surrey’s 2018 Party for the Planet festival on Saturday, April 14.

Surrey celebrates Earth Day a week early at Party for the Planet

Day-long festival set for Saturday, April 14 at Surrey Civic Plaza

Earth Day isn’t until April 22 this year, but Surrey will celebrate the occasion more than a week early.

The city’s annual Party for the Planet festival will fill Surrey Civic Plaza with environment-related attractions this Saturday (April 14) from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Admission is free at the day-long festival, presented by TD in partnership with the City of Surrey.

The event, billed as B.C.’s largest Earth Day celebration, features live music and performances on three stages.

Quebec-born rocker Sam Roberts is the headliner this year, in an acoustic-duo setting on the Main Stage starting at 3:15 p.m.

• RELATED: Surrey’s Earth Day party to feature Sam Roberts in matinee concert, from Feb. 28.

(STORY CONTINUES BELOW VIDEO)

The event will also feature performances by children’s musical duo Bobs & Lolo, pop/R&B band Star Captains, DJ and production group The Freshest, children’s entertainers Rockin’ Robin, Colin Bullock Duo, Smile Band, Matt Henry and others. The complete entertainment schedule can be found at surrey.ca/partyfortheplanet.

New at the festival for 2018 is an “Adventure Zone” along University Drive, featuring a zip-line, enviro-bungee, rock climbing wall, DJ booth, road hockey, Lifecycle Bike Fun and Skills, and food trucks.

Other attractions include Ta-Daa Lady’s Eco Dome, an annual tree and plant sale, bike-powered smoothie stop, storytelling, kid’s eco-crafts, an urban farmers’ market, KPU’s digital photo booth, animals from Surrey’s Urban Safari Rescue Society, a mobile version of the Museum of Surrey, tree-care tips from B.C. Plant Health Care and more.

Surrey Civic Plaza is located at 13450 104th Ave.



tom.zillich@surreynowleader.com

Like us on Facebook Follow us on Instagram and follow Tom on Twitter

 

Map of the 2018 Party for the Planet event at Surrey Civic Plaza.

Just Posted

Junior Team Canada brings home gold to the Lower Mainland, again

In a 9-4 victory over Switzerland, a Langley-based curling team earned its 2nd straight world title

Surrey-Langley curlers in the running again for gold

Junior men’s team out of Langley hopes to defend its world title Sunday, going up against Switzerland

Surrey Central SkyTrain Station upgrades completed

It’s the seventh station along Expo Line to see upgrades completed. Construction began in March 2017

Semiahmoo Trail students surpass Coldest Night fundraising goal

Rocco Forte and his team are third-year participants in Saturday’s Coldest Night of the Year walk

Tardi and team playoff bound in junior curling worlds tonight

Friday night Team Canada’s men’s team faces off against Norway, hoping to secure a spot in the finals

Indigenous leaders, politicians say Trans Mountain report flawed

The National Energy Board has endorsed an expansion of the Trans Mountain pipeline a second time

UPDATE: B.C. ticket holder winner of $25.9-million Lotto Max jackpot

Next draw set for Mar. 1 with an estimated jackpot of $10 million

People gather for funeral of seven children killed in fast-moving Halifax fire

Traditional portion of the service will be followed by words from community members

B.C. weavers to help Alaska Native project honouring survivors of violence

Dozens of Chilkat and Ravenstail weavers from all over North America will be weaving 5-inch-by-5-inch squares

B.C. skip Sarah Wark and team eliminated at Scotties Tournament of Hearts

Nontheless pretty impressive stuff from the 24th-ranked team in the country

Twilight Drive-In announces open season start date

Opening weekend will showcase a double feature with Aquaman at 7:15 p.m. and Glass at 9:50 p.m.

Pope’s sex abuse prevention summit explained

It’s A high-stakes meeting designed to impress on Catholic bishops the global problem

VIDEO: Giants earn 40th victory in a 4-0 triumph over Victoria

G-Men move within a point of clinching the B.C. division banner at Friday’s at-home game in Langley

Girl heard saying ‘Help my Dad’ in suspicious radio message on Vancouver Island

Police asking for help following mysterious signals from somewhere between Comox and Sayward

Most Read