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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.

Special Celebrations

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.

Agricultural Events

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, apples and pumpkins in the fall. Some offer kid-friendly petting zoos and play areas, and in both summer and winter, the Steveston Farmers & Artisans Market offers up their best fruits and produce alongside jams, honeys, jewelry, crafts, soaps and other handmade items.

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.


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Special Events

Cannery Farmers' Market

Come and enjoy the amazing artistry, plentiful produce, chef in the market and enchanting entertainers inside the Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site.  We adhere to the "Make it... more


  • January 15, 2015 to March 05, 2015 (Every Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)
  • Venue: FlyOver Canada
  • Address: 201-999 Canada Place, Vancouver, BC V6C 3E1
  • Admission: Regular Admission prices include the double feature
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FlyOver Canada is proud to bring back the popular flight ride experience “Flight of the Dragon” for a second season! After the success of the first season of Flight of the Dragon in 2014 w... more

Exotic Reptile Show at Richmond Nature Park

Meet snakes, lizards and geckos and talk to staff from the West Coast Society for the Protection and Conservation of Reptiles. This is a great opportunity to talk with the people who know re... more

Grouse Mountain's Snowshoe Grind Challenge 2015

Whether you’re looking for the fun and exhilaration of testing your skills against other active snowshoers or looking to get out and have some social fun, the Grouse Mountain Snowshoe Grind Chal... more

Interwoven World - Identity and Fashion

  • November 06, 2014 to July 05, 2015
  • Address: 180 - 7700 Minoru Gate, Richmond, BC V6Y 1R9
  • Admission: No charge
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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

Lulu Series: Art in the City

Connie Watts Redefining Northwest Coast Art in Public Spaces.  A strong attachment to nature and quest to live in balance stems from the First Nations’ ways of being and living life. These ... more

Minoru Chapel Opera

  • March 04, 2015
  • Address: 6540 Gilbert Road, Richmond, BC V7C 3V4
  • Admission: $20 / $18 students/seniors
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Opera Mariposa presents From Wolfgang to Wagner: Great Moments in Opera Opera Mariposa is proud to make their Minoru Chapel debut with a costumed concert of sumptuous operatic highlights, featuring so... more

Spring Break at Britannia Shipyards

Come and join us at Britannia over Spring Break! There will be free guided 15 minute tours of our historic buildings at 1pm, 2pm, 3pm and 4pm. You can also borrow a Family Daypack which help you disco... more

Spring Break at the Cannery

Bring the family to the Cannery during Spring Break, for some historic fishy fun! The canning line machines will be turned on for demos from March 14-29, every day at 11am and 3pm, and there will... more

Steveston Folk Guild presents: Greg Meloche

Combining acoustic guitar and bodhran (Celtic drum) with the deep, smooth voice of a troubadour, Greg performs many nautical songs, original compositions, traditional folk and country and 50's an... more

Terry Fator Live at the River Rock Casino Resort

Singer, comedian and celebrity impressionist Terry Fator has been labeled "one of the best entertainers on the planet" and with the ability to do more than 100 impersonations with his pupp... more

On-Going Events

Daiso Facebook Weekly Contest

Daiso offers a CHANCE TO WIN EVERY WEEK! Each week, we give away a pair of tickets to Gateway Theatre to the weekly winner. These weekly contests run every Friday to Thursday for 15 weeks and simple &... more

Gateway Theatre presents Miss Caledonia

  • March 05, 2015 to March 14, 2015 (Every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)
  • Venue: Gateway Theatre
  • Address: 6500 Gilbert Rd., Richmond, BC V7C 3V4
  • Admission: Adult $35. Student rates, subscription packages, and early bird discounts available.
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Lights. Camera. Farm Girl. It’s 1955 in rural Ontario and Peggy Ann Douglas is hitching her wagon to the pageant circuit in the hope it’ll steer her to the bright lights of a Hollywood mov... more

Sea Monsters Revealed: The Exhibition at the Vancouver Aquarium

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

Solidarity on Ships and Shore: Organizing the West Coast Fishing Industry

Set in a historic cannery, our new feature exhibit "Solidarity on Ships and Shore" examines the fascinating history of the men and women who fought to improve conditions in the West Coast fi... more

Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2014

Celebrating 50 years of images, Wildlife Photographer of the Year showcases award-winning images that tell the astonishing stories of our natural world while pushing the boundaries of technical skil... more