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.
Celebrate the holiday season with everyone's favourite holiday guest "Scuba Claus" for his annual visit at the expanded Vancouver Aquarium. Enjoy the return of nostalgic memories as you re... more
Bell's Bake Shop will be hosting an adults only gingerbread house decorating evening. This is a 2 hour event that will include your house, baked and assembled by us on a board ready to decorate, and a... more
December 12th through 20th we are running our Annual Mistletoe Lunch Buffet. We run this from 11:30am to 2:30pm on those dates. Price is all inclusive at $27 per adult and $18 for children... more
Capilano Suspension Bridge Park's popular holiday event, Canyon Lights, has a tall order this year - laying claim once again to be the home of the world's tallest living Christmas tree?! Standing 46... more
Richmond Nature Park celebrates the longest night of the year on Saturday, December 20 from 1 – 4 pm with lanterns, drumming, a wildlife tree, roasted marshmallows, fire wishes, crafts and a lan... more
Enjoy your holiday dining at American Grille Dec. 24th - Christmas Eve Dinner - A la carte menu and 3 course turkey dinner - 5:00pm - 9:00pm Dec. 25th - Christmas Day Brunch Buffet fro... more
FlyOver Canada transforms into a Winter Wonderland this holiday season as we take guests on a magical journey with Santa across Canada and on to the North Pole - from December 5, 2014 to January 6, ... more
Let us do the cooking - and the cleaning - for you this holiday season! December 24th - Christmas Eve Buffet: 5:00pm - 9:00pm December 25th - Christmas Day Brunch: 11:00am - 3:00... more
Enjoy a festive Christmas Brunch from 11:30am to 3pm and Christmas Dinner Buffet from 5:30pm to 9:30pm. All Seating's are by Reservations Only. Parking is complimentary for all Special Holiday Buffe... more
Head over with the entire family to Semiahmoo Resort on Christmas Day. Savor an amazingly delicious and delightfully seasonal buffet menu presented in Semiahmoo Ballroom. Prices, excluding tax and s... more
Come fa la la la la with us on Christmas Day evening. Dine at either Pierside Kitchen or Packers Oyster Bar from...relax following the hustle of the earlier part of this special day. A scrumptious t... more
The Richmond Art Gallery in partnership with YVR Art Foundation is pleased to present Interweavings, an exhibition featuring the artwork of seven emerging BC First Nations artists and their mentors. T... more
Celebrate Christmas Ever on December 24th and enjoy our Festive Dinner Buffet from 5:30pm to 9:30pm. Seating is by Reservation Only. Parking is complimentary for all Special Holiday Buffet Date... more
On New Years Eve enjoy our Festive Prime Rib dinner Buffet from 5:30pm to 9:30pm. Seating is by Reservation Only. Parking is complimentary for all Special Holiday Buffet Dates. more
Join Vancouver's unique celebration of the Holidays. The waters of Vancouver harbour and surrounding communities come alive with luminous colour of the Carol Ships Parade of Lights. Part... more
Come dance the night away, and join Vancouver's unique celebration of the Holidays. The waters of Vancouver harbour and surrounding communities come alive with luminous colour of the Carol Shi... more
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
Join The Vancouver Trolley Company and sing your favourite holiday carols while visiting two of Vancouver’s most spectacular light displays. Festively decorated Trolleys, equipped with karaoke m... more
Want to celebrate this New Year's Eve complete with all the bells and whistles? Then look no further than Semiahmoo Resort. Savor a scrumptious and lavish buffet prepared and presented by Culin... more
Join us on December 31st for our New Years Eve Dinner & Dance Party! 1st Seating: 5:00pm - 9:00pm (4-course Table d'Hote Menu) - $39.00 (all ages) 2nd Seating: 9:00pm - 1... more
Want to begin your 2014 New Year's Eve celebration in an amazingly relaxed yet awesome culinary fashion? Then look no further than Pierside Kitchen. Savor a scrumptious seasonal five-course me... more
See how magical elves have transformed Grouse Mountain into the North Pole where you can have breakfast with Santa, visit his workshop, meet real reindeer or vote for your favourite creation i... more
Interweavings features the work of emerging BC First Nations artists and their mentors. The emerging artists were selected from past recipients of the YVR Art Foundation Youth Scholarship. The... more
From December 1st until Twelfth Night on January 6th, thousands of lights twinkle and glow throughout The Gardens. Christmas at the Gardens is a time to celebrate the spectacular year gone by, enjoy... more