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, 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.
Scarecrow festivals are popular throughout North America, and the Steveston Merchants Association is excited to host the 5th annual Steveston Scarecrow Crawl in the village. You will find one-of-kin... more
THE HAUNTED WITCH ACADEMY AT FLYOVER CANADA October 10 to November 2 This Halloween, Broomelda is back and ready to all lead all aspiring witches and wizards through her Haunted Witch Academy at Fly... more
Trick-or-treat indoors and enjoy family-friendly crafts, spooky scenes, bouncy castles and more. Brave souls aged 12+ are invited to delve into "The Darkness" - South Arm's multi-purpo... more
Come enjoy Halloween at Minoru Park for the free annual fireworks show where music, clowns, a magic show, fire juggling and a spectacular fireworks finale will take place from 6:30 - 8:30pm. Fir... more
Enjoy a Haunted Halloween Skate at the Richmond Olympic Oval on October 31st from 8 - 9:45 pm. Costume contest, Halloween crafts and prizes. more
The Vancouver Trolley Company and Vancouver Police Museum are partnering for an evening of murderous tales and infamous Vancouver ghost stories onboard HAUNTED VANCOUVER TROLLEY TOURS. As t... more
Enjoy complimentary 15 minute tours of historic buildings and the multicultural workforce that called Britannia home and hear tales of their Halloween traditions. Admission is free. Dates ... more
Take a journey down-river from New Westminster on the elegant, spacious paddlewheeler "Native" towards Steveston harbour at the mouth of the Fraser River. Cruise past the float-hom... more
The Pumpkin Patch is always part of the annual fall festivities at Richmond Country Farms. Enjoy professional entertainment, a sing-a-long hay ride, a visit to the animal farm, a Spartan apple a... more
TRAPPED TUESDAY = 30% OFF ALL ROOMS ! Trapped Vancouver is an interactive gaming facility that allows groups of all ages to work together to find clues, solve mystery, complete missions and ha... more
A FREE fun Halloween event for ages 12 & under! Ghosts, goblins, witches, princesses et al are invited to come play games, do a craft and participate in a one of a kind trick or treating event! No... more
Once a year mischievous racoons, a friendly bear, chatty crows and their friends emerge from the bog to greet visitors as they walk along a trail lined with hundreds of jack-o-lanterns. Join us to exp... more
City as Site: Public Art in Richmond is the first exhibition to highlight the City of Richmond's Public Art Program, initiated in 1997 "to create a public art collection of the highest quality ... more
“Dressed in Drama”, an exhibit of Peking Opera theatrical costumes, shoes, head-pieces and jewelry, last seen 10 years ago in Toronto, is Vancouver’s chance to appreciate gorgeous pi... more
When your dead mom won’t give up her ghost. After keeling over in her garden, family matriarch Hyacinth still roams the earth, despite the fact that she is very much dead. And while Hyacinth tri... more
Join us for a Halloween mystery tour inside the historic Cannery. Set in the 1940s during a contentious fishermen’s union vote, there’s been a murder at the Cannery and the police have arr... more
Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday in the liquor store enjoy free beer and wine tastings from 4-6pm. more
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
The first North American stop for this exhibition, Vikings challenges our commonly held beliefs as they emerge in a fascinating new light. Insights into Viking domestic life, death rituals, the signif... more