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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

2015 Summer Steveston Farmers & Artisans Market

  • June 07, 2015 to August 30, 2015 (Recurring every 2 weeks Sunday)
  • Address: Third Ave & Moncton St., Richmond, BC
  • Admission: Free
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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

All Aboard

Climb aboard for family fun, vintage music and transportation exploration. more

Blueberry Sale & Tea

The blueberries are ripe and ready to enjoy! Savour the best blueberry pie in town or purchase fresh scrumptious berries. Proceeds support the Richmond Nature Park Society. All ages welcome. more

Curve Socials at Curve Patio

Enjoy live music, drinks and tapas every Wednesday - Friday between 5pm and 8pm. Check out the Dining Menu and Beverage Menu for some great food & drinks! CURVE SOCIALS MENU Prawn... more

Enchanted Evenings Concert Series by Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden

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

Free Outdoor Movie at Garry Point Park

  • August 08, 2015
  • Address: 12011 Seventh Ave, Richmond, British Columbia V7E 4X2

Admission by donation, supporting Cops for Cancer.  BBQ, burgers, hot dogs, snacks and beverages available for purchase. 50/50 Raffle, music and silent auction. more

Garlic Festival

  • August 23, 2015
  • Address: 2631 Westminster Hwy, Richmond, BC V7C 1A1
  • Admission: Free
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Get your breath mints ready, the Sharing Farm's 7th annual Garlic Festival is back at Richmond's Terra Nova Park. Open to all ages, this free event combines organically grown artisan garlic and garl... more

Happy Hour at Lulu's Lounge

Happy Hour at Lulu's just got a whole lot happier!  Join us for Happy Hour every weekday from 3pm to 6pm 16oz Granville Island Pints $4 Happy Appy Deals $8.88 LULU'S LUCKY ... more

Ice Age Giants Return to Aberdeen Centre

  • July 01, 2015 to August 31, 2015 (Recurring daily)
  • Venue: Aberdeen Centre
  • Address: 4151 Hazelbridge Way, Richmond, BC V6X 4J7
  • Admission: Free
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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

Interwoven World - Identity and Fashion

  • November 06, 2014 to October 18, 2015 (Recurring daily)
  • 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

London Family Farm Day 2015

London Family Farm Day offers a variety of fun activities that normally include a petting zoo, pony rides, bouncy castle, face painting, live entertainment, bake sale, plant sale, craft fair, conces... more

Michael McDonald at the River Rock Casino Resort

Michael McDonald is an American singer and songwriter. McDonald is known for his soulful tenor and baritone, and the richness of his voice in the higher registers. His early career included singing wi... more

Music at the Cannery

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

"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

PechaKucha Night Richmond Vol. 11

City of Richmond's Public Art Program in partnership with Gateway Theatre presents the 11th volume of PechaKucha Night Richmond entitled "Gateways: Culture in Translation" on Wednesday, Augu... more

Peter Cetera at the River Rock Casino Resort

Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Peter Cetera will be bringing his string of chart-topping hits to the River Rock Casino Resort on Friday, August 7, 2015. It was in 1968 when Cetera joine... more

Ponies in the Park

Giddy up on over to the Nature Park for a pony ride through the woods! Suitable for children 4-12 years. Tickets are available on a first come first serve basis on event day only. Cash only. ... more

Ponies in the Park

Giddy up on over to the Nature Park for a pony ride through the woods! Suitable for children 4-12 years. Tickets are available on a first come first serve basis on event day only. Cash only. ... more

Richmond Maritime Festival

Join Richmond in exploring its maritime heritage with the 12th annual Richmond Maritime Festival, a celebration of nautical and natural splendor taking place on August 8th and 9th. Expect exciting a... more

Richmond Olympic Oval's Fresh Air Adventure Series - Kayaking Deep Cove

Challenge your skills and abilities in this 2 hour kayak adventure. Explore Deep Cove and the southern part of Indian Arm, learn about local history and relish the beauty of our surrounding mo... more

Richmond Raptor Festival

  • August 16, 2015
  • Address: 2631 Westminster Hwy, Richmond, BC
  • Admission: Free
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Get up close to some of the fabulous birds of prey that make Richmond their home through interactive exhibits and activities. Experience breathtaking falconry displays at 11:30am, 1:30pm and 3:30pm.&n... more

Steveston Dragon Boat Festival

Visit the Steveston Dragon Boat Festival for a fabulous sunny day of fun. Enjoy entertainment on the World Beat Stage, kid's arts and crafts, great vendors, food, and of course, exciting dragon boat... more

Steveston Museum - Guided Walking Tours

  • July 10, 2015 to September 26, 2015
  • Address: 3811 Moncton Street, Richmond, BC V7E 3A7
  • Admission: $7.00 per person / per tour
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Take a stroll with us through history and experience Steveston's stories every Friday and Saturday from July 10th to September 26th.  Two tours each day starting at 11:00 am - &q... more

Summer Fireworks at The Butchart Gardens

  • July 04, 2015 to September 05, 2015 (Every Saturday)
  • Venue: Butchart Gardens
  • Address: 800 Benvenuto Ave., Brentwood Bay, BC V8M 1J8
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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

Summer Q at The Buffet

  • July 08, 2015 to August 27, 2015 (Every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday)
  • Venue: River Rock Casino Resort
  • Address: 8811 River Road, Richmond, BC V6X 3P8
  • Admission: Adults & Senior $29.95; Child $14.95
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Come to The Buffet at The River Rock Casino Resort this summer and dine Memphis style BBQ! Enjoy grilled BBQ pork rib, roasted BBQ chicken, pulled pork, BBQ beef brisket, cornmeal crusted fish and S... more

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