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 Farmers & Artisan Market. This popular annual summer market is a venue where local farmers, artists and craftsperson's make the... more
Connect with the oceans like never before at Discover Rays at the Vancouver Aquarium Marine Science Centre. Featuring an interactive touch pool, Discover Rays gives visitors the rare opportunity to ex... more
Enchanted Evenings Concert Series will turn the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden into a live stage for fiery trumpets and spacious flutes, mainstream jazz and swing tunes, funky folk-jazz an... more
The Kwantlen St. Farmers Market strives to showcase the absolute very best of what we grow in #BC. Tuesday is the perfect day to restock your fridge, freezer or walk-in... so get to know our ... more
Visit the London Heritage Farm Classics & Collectibles Car Show on our south lawn. Our historic site also has a Farmhouse with period themed rooms for viewing, a Tea Room (reservations recommended... more
For over two decades the work of Vancouver artist Lyse Lemieux has balanced between representation and abstraction while still maintaining a relationship to the human figure. Body references e... more
Oysterfest is on now! Buck a shuck oysters available every night all night until June 30th. Kushhi, Kumomoto, Chef's Creek and more! The Steveston Seafood House is committed to using only the ... more
The original Summer Night Market in Richmond is back for the vibrant 9th Annual International Summer Night Market - "Panda Market", operating Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays until Se... more
Richmond Night Market has become an annual tradition and one of the flagship summertime events of the region. BIG NEWS FOR 2016 - The biggest night market in North America will be delive... more
Climb aboard the historic "River Queen" for a leisurely and fascinating 45 minute, fully narrated nature and historical tour of Steveston's waterfront and the Cannery Channe... more
Music icon Diana Ross will be bringing her In the Name of Love Tour to the River Rock Casino Resort. It was in 1961 when Diana started out as lead singer of the world-renowned singing group The Supr... more
Set in historic Steveston Village, Ships to Shore is a free three day family festival where visitors are invited to tour the vessels, enjoy dockside programs, entertainment, and celebrate Canada Day... more
Departing at 9:00AM & 2:00PM daily June 18th - Aug 31st, step into the ocean world of orcas, or depending on the time of year, perhaps humpback, minke whales, grey whales, porpoises, s... more
Departing at 9:00am & 2:00pm daily from June 16th -Sept 4th, your 3 - 5 hour tour travels through the spectacular Gulf and San Juan Islands. Discover Orcas, bow riding Dall's porpois... more
The Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site’s feature exhibit, "Women on the Homefront", explores the fascinating contributions made by women toward the WWII war effort, with a ... more
Millions of years ago, giants roamed the earth. Standing more than 14 feet tall, mammoths and mastodons towered over the lands of Europe, Asia and North America from as long ago as 1.8 million years... more