If you're planning a trip to Richmond or the MetroVancouver area and looking for information on events in Richmond, BC, bookmark this calendar for the most complete view of performances, activities and special celebrations during your stay, from opera in the historic Minoru Chapel to our Asian summer markets to the many sporting events that Richmond hosts each year.
The residents, businesses and attractions of Richmond mark the changing seasons with cultural performances, food booths and family activities. Cookouts and outdoor concerts make the most of Richmond's mild spring and summer months. As the year comes to a close, fireworks, "haunted" National Historic Sites and Steveston Christmas traditions make Richmond a special place to spend the fall and winter holidays in BC.
Large local celebrations - including our annual Canada Day Salmon Festival, Maritime Festival, Ships to Shore event - draw huge crowds to Richmond every year. Just as important, Chinese Lunar New Year celebrations ring through the city each year as spring approaches. Thousands of flowers perfume the air, restaurants offer sumptuous 10- and 12-course new year's feasts, and lion and dragon dancers take to the streets, undulating to the beats of drums and cymbals to chase away evil spirits and make way for prosperity in the new year.
Because Richmond is a mix of rural and urban areas, agriculture also plays an important role in the city's annual events. U-pick farms open to visitors with each new crop: berries in spring and summer,
Check our list of annual events to learn more about celebrations throughout the seasons, but whenever you visit, check the calendar below for the full range of upcoming Richmond, BC, events.
Come and enjoy an afternoon at the Steveston Summer Farmers & Artisan Market and enjoy the amazing artistry, plentiful produce, chef in the market and enchanting entertainers. T... more
Spend your summer nights dining and dancing as you drink in the sights of Vancouver’s own urban oasis at this year’s Enchanted Evenings Concert Series by the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Ch... more
Get ready to travel back in time to witness life on Earth when mammals began to emerge as a dominant species. As you wander through the Central Atrium, you'll get up close to amazing 3-D displays wh... more
What we wear reveals a lot about us. Our fashion choices have evolved over many centuries, often inspired by ideas about our cultural and individual identities. Join us as we learn more ab... more
McArthurGlen Designer Outlet Vancouver Airport is thrilled to announce that the centre - Greater Vancouver's first designer outlet - will open on Thursday, July 9th 2015 in the lead up to what is se... more
An annual summertime evening concert series occurring every Friday night at 6:30pm in July and August. Every week will feature a different musical act, catering to a wide range of musical taste... more
"One War, Two Victories" is a travelling museum exhibition, which was produced by the Chinese Canadian Military Museum Society in partnership with the Canadian War Museum. The photograph i... more
Let your spirit fly as you soar high above the valley floor at speeds reaching 80 km/hr. The zipline experience will give you a unique perspective of Grouse Mountain, combining heart-pounding ... more
Grab your runners and yoga mat and join hundreds of people as they get ready to work out at Richmond Rocks!, an outdoor workout at Minoru Park on Sunday July 19th. Benefiting Touchstone Family Assoc... more
All ten summer Saturday nights feature a jaw-dropping, dazzling Firework show with both aerial and ground displays choreographed to show tunes. After the show linger a while to enjoy the Night... more
Tea Zen is a unique multi-disciplinary media art exhibition at the heart of Vancouver's Chinatown and Dunbar Village. This exhibit features a rare opportunity to see the works of Chinese mas... more
The Butchart Gardens' summer festival presents The Jim Byrnes Band, playing the blues the way they were meant to be! This open air concert takes place on the Concert Lawn stage. Come sit on a bench,... more
Come join us at Thompson Community Centre Park at this annual event. Free food (while quantities last), live entertainment, interactive community booths, bouncy castle fun and children friendly game... more
The Richmond Art Gallery will host a juried exhibition this summer organized by the Richmond Arts Coalition (RAC). The exhibition, ArtRich 2015, will feature artworks by local and regional artists fro... more
It's hungry work discovering our province's past! But don't worry, the Royal BC Museum has you covered, as it rolls out its first ever Food Truck Festival! This summer-long event is sure to be a hit... more
Catch gold fever! In 1858 word of gold rang out in the Fraser Canyon, setting off a dramatic migration of people and propelling this once remote region of western North American into the moder... more
The vibrant 8th Annual International Summer Night Market is open Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and Stat Mondays from May 8th until September 27th. Night Market times on Friday and Saturd... more
The Richmond Night Market has never stopped emphasizing family fun for all ages with monthly grand prizes and amazing food from all over the world. This year, they return with the theme of Lolli-Duc... more
Climb aboard the historic "River Queen" for a fully narrated nature and history tour of Steveston's waterfront. Stops include Britannia Shipyards and the Gulf of Georgia Cannery, where you... more
Welcome aboard the famous "River Queen" for a leisurely and fascinating 45 minute, fully narrated nature and historical tour of Steveston and Cannery Channel. See the historic commer... more
Visitors to the Vancouver Aquarium Marine Science Centre starting March 5 through to Labour Day will experience the Canadian premiere of the groundbreaking Sea Monsters Revealed: The Exhibition. Throu... more
Our multi-media exhibit “Trading Routes: Rivers, Fish and Oil,” focuses on the ecology and cultural changes caused by industry and development along Northern BC’s river ways and eula... more
Departing at 9:00am and 2:00pm daily from July 2nd - September 1st, your 3 - 5 hour tour travels through the spectacular Gulf and San Juan Islands. Discover Orcas, bow rid... more