Five Must-Do Activities at Party for the Planet 2023

Surrey Parks plant sale

Taking place on Saturday, April 29 from 11am to 7pm at Surrey Civic Plaza, this free one-day event is packed with fun and sustainable activities for all ages.


1. Try Delicious Food from Local Food Trucks

people lined up at food trucks at Party for the Planet

What's a festival without food? Party for the Planet will feature a wide selection of local food trucks serving up delicious and sustainable cuisine, including tacos, burgers, curry, falafels, and more. Food trucks will offer a variety of vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free options.

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2. Buy Plants from the Surrey Parks Plant Sale

staff talking to customer at plant sale

Want to add some green to your home, yard, or balcony? You'll find a variety of native succulents, ferns, and perennials at affordable prices from $3 to $6. Purchase them (while quantities last) and add greenery to your outdoor space! Native plants are great for your garden because they do not require fertilizer, are naturally resilient to garden pests, need to be watered less, and help support local wildlife like birds, bees, and butterflies. 

Learn what plants are for sale


3. Attend Hands-On Environmental Workshops

staff helping child make solar light mason jar

Party for the Planet isn't just about having fun, it's also about learning how to live a more sustainable lifestyle. Throughout the day, there will be a variety of workshops on topics such as How to make a Beautiful Bonsai, How to Make a Beaded Moccasin Keychain, How to Reuse Fabrics & Old Clothing to Make Scrunchies, and more. You'll have the chance to hear from experts in their fields and learn practical tips to live a more eco-friendly life.

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4. Shop Local at the Sustainable Marketplace

marketplace vendor items for sale

If you’re looking for eco-friendly products made and sourced by local creators, the sustainable marketplace at Party for the Planet is the place to be. You’ll find everything from jewelry, tea, art, fruit, as well as organic skincare products and eco-friendly cleaning supplies. By supporting these businesses, you'll be making a positive impact on the planet while also getting some great, locally-made products.

Browse all vendors in the Sustainable Marketplace


5. Enjoy Live, Local Music and Dance Performances

girl breakdancing

No festival is complete without live music and entertainment, and Party for the Planet is no exception. Throughout the day, you'll be able to enjoy a variety of live performances across three stages including the TD Bank Group Family Stage within City Hall, the Concord Pacific Community Stage on Civic Plaza, and the Earth Stage on University Drive. Performers include Higher Ground Dance Company, A-SLAM, Sleepy Gonzales, Andy the Musical Scientist, Glisha, and more. Urban Safari Rescue Society and Science World will also be live on-site providing interactive demonstrations.

Check out the full performance schedule


Party for the Planet combines entertainment, education, environmental awareness, and sustainable living. Whether you're a music fan, a foodie, a gardener, or a family with young children, there will be something for everyone at this year's event. Mark your calendars and head down to Surrey Civic Plaza on Saturday, April 29 for a day of fun, learning, and celebration.

View all event details on the Party for the Planet website.