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 markthe changing seasonswith 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, 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.
The 2014 CWWBC will be Canada’s first women- only wheelchair basketball national championship. Come watch Canada’s best female wheelchair basketball players, including members of the natio... more
Dreams Take Flight is a national non-profit organization consisting of volunteers dedicated to providing the trip-of-a-lifetime to physically, mentally or socially challenged children. The local spons... more
Celebrating our 13th year of fine wines and culinary delights, it's time to raise your glass once again and toast to some exceptional wines, craft beers and local cuisine at the Steveston Rotary - G... more
Experience a sampling of the rich diversity of spiritual and cultural traditions within the Richmond community. Participants visit four local places of worship - Minoru Chapel, Ling Yen Mountain... more
Joan Rivers' career skyrocketed in 1965 when she appeared on NBC's "The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson". She went on to host several television shows over the years and in 1990 wo... more
O.W.L. (Orphaned Wildlife) Rehabilitation Society is a rehabilitation and education centre established for the rescue, rehabilitation and release of injured birds of prey. The birds we care for includ... more
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Opening Reception: April 6, 2:00-4:00 At the Hall of One Hundred Rivers Entrance on Carrall St All displayed artwork is for sale Lori Popadiuk is both a visual artist and interior designer. As she put... more
Family Sunday is a free drop-in art program that offers families the occasion to explore the Gallery exhibitions together through various art activities. Family Sunday is on the fourth Sunday of... more
Abby and Julius are as close as a granddaughter and grandfather can be. But when Abby starts university and moves in with Julius, they must learn to negotiate a new and difficult relationship: roommat... more
Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday in the liquor store enjoy free beer and wine tastings from 4-6pm. more
Richmond Art Gallery presents Elders and Roots by Vancouver Artist Evan Lee. Evan Lee is known for his experimental photo-based work but also works across a range of media and subjects. The exhibition... more
THEY'RE HERE EARLY!!!! Join Steveston EcoTours on a Steveston Sea Lion Safari! This special seasonal "Eco Tour" only runs NOW until the end of May, to view scores... more
Ever wonder what it takes to care for over 50,000 aquatic creatures at the Vancouver Aquarium? Until April 30, experience aquatic life like never before during Vancouver Aquarium Up Close, where visit... more
Departing at 12:00pm daily from April 1st - June 17th. Step into the ocean world of orcas, or depending on the time of year, perhaps humpback, minke whales, grey whales, porpoises, seals o... more
Departing at 11:00am daily from April 1st - July 3rd, your 3 - 5 hour tour travels through the spectacular Gulf and San Juan Islands. Discover Orcas, bow riding Dall's porpoises, sea lions, seal... more