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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

  • September 06, 2015 to October 25, 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

6th Annual Steveston Scarecrow Crawl

  • October 01, 2015 to October 31, 2015 (Recurring daily)
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Bring your family to enjoy the 6th annual Steveston Scarecrow Crawl in the village. You will find one-of-kind scarecrows lurking outside of many storefronts and restaurants. We invite you to go on a... more

Britannia Mine Spoo-ook-tacular Halloween Event

Have you ever wondered what Britannia Mine would be like at Halloween? It's time to find out! We're hosting our first ever Spoo-ook-tacular Halloween event. Come see the sights and sounds of Britann... more

Cameron Cartiere and the chART Collective: For All Is For Yourself

Academic and Public Art Facilitator Cameron Cartiere’s exhibition will highlight the decreasing bee populations which are being threatened by factors such as disease and parasites, pesticide use... more

For the Pleasure of Seeing her Again

  • October 09, 2015 to October 24, 2015 (Recurring daily)
  • Venue: Gateway Theatre
  • Address: 6500 Gilbert Rd., Richmond, BC V7C 3V4
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MOTHER KNOWS BEST. WHETHER YOU LIKE IT OR NOT.Have you ever accidentally insulted your mother's cooking? That didn't go well, did it? In this funny, nostalgic and bittersweet comedy, acclaimed Quebe... more

Halloween at FlyOver Canada

  • October 16, 2015 to November 01, 2015 (Recurring daily)
  • Venue: FlyOver Canada
  • Address: 201-999 Canada Place, Vancouver, BC V6C 3E1
  • Admission: Special Halloween Rates
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THE HAUNTED WITCH ACADEMY This Halloween, Broomelda is back and ready to lead all aspiring witches and wizards through the Haunted Witch Academy at FlyOver Canada.   Graduating is easy…. J... more

Halloween Fireworks Festival

  • October 31, 2015
  • Address: 7191 Granville Ave, Richmond, BC V6Y 4G2
  • Admission: Free
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Join the City of Richmond at the annual Halloween Fireworks Festival at Minoru Park where children's activities, clowns, a magic show, fire juggling and a spectacular fireworks finale will take place ... more

Haunted Halloween Skate at Richmond Olympic Oval

Enjoy a Haunted Halloween Skate at the Richmond Olympic Oval on October 30th from 8 - 9:45 pm.  Chocolates & Candies, Decorate YourOwn Pumpkin. more

Haunted Vancouver Trolley Tours

  • October 14, 2015
  • Address: 999 Canada Place, Vancouver, BC V6C 3E1
  • Admission: $40 per person
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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

Historical Halloween Adventure

Tour the historic buildings and hear Halloween tales throughout Britannia Shipyard. Make a paper Halloween basket and trick or treat along the boardwalk houses. 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

Lost 80’s Live at The River Rock Casino Resort

The unique Lost 80's Live Tour - featuring new wave bands Wang Chung, Naked Eyes, Animotion and When in Rome. Formed in London in 1980, Wang Chung - consisting of front man Jack Hues and bassi... more

Once Upon a Pumpkin

  • October 18, 2015 to October 31, 2015 (Recurring daily)
  • Venue: Richmond Nature Park
  • Address: 11851 Westminster Hwy., Richmond, BC V6X 1V4
  • Admission: FREE
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Drop in to the Nature House at the Richmond Nature Park for an exploration of Halloween and its origins in nature. The Richmond Nature House is open daily from 9:00am-5:00pm. The Richmond Nature Park ... more

Polishing the Gem Within

Polishing the Gem Within is a newly structured, informative, and interactive-packed women’s workshop that will focus on how you can increase your influence, presence, and confidence. Have you th... more

Reveen – The Next Generation at The River Rock Casino Resort

Hypnotist Tyrone Reveen will be bringing his enormously popular show to The River Rock Casino Resort. Born in Melbourne, Tyrone is the son of Peter Reveen aka "The Great Reveen" ... the ma... more

Steveston Folk Guild Presents - Tom Rawson

Tom is a veteran of the folk festival circuit, and his folk philosophy is guaranteed to leave you smiling. Tom and this audience are made for each other. They know lots of songs and heck, they'll si... more

The Case of the Cannery Curse!

This Halloween at the Gulf of Georgia Cannery, help us solve the Case of the Cannery Curse! Meet our ghostly victim and other ghoulish characters inside the historic cannery, to discover how they met ... more

The Case of the Cannery Curse!

This Halloween at the Gulf of Georgia Cannery, help us solve the Case of the Cannery Curse! Meet our ghostly victim and other ghoulish characters inside the historic cannery, to discover how they met ... more

The Pumpkin Patch

  • October 03, 2015 to October 31, 2015
  • Venue: Richmond Country Farms
  • Address: 12900 Steveston Hwy, Richmond, BC V6W 1A3
  • Admission: $8.00 Weekdays & $12.00 Weekends
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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

Trick-Or-Treating In Steveston Village

This extremely popular event grows larger every year !  Costumed trick-or-treaters take to the streets of Steveston from 3:00 - 5:00pm in the daylight and visit participating businesses offerin... more

Wild Things at Richmond Nature Park

  • October 24, 2015 to October 25, 2015 (Recurring daily)
  • Venue: Richmond Nature Park
  • Address: 11851 Westminster Hwy., Richmond, BC V6X 1B4
  • Admission: $3/adult and $2/child
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Once a year mischievous raccoon, a friendly bear, chatty crows and their forest friends emerge from the bog to greet visitors as they walk along a trail lined with hundreds of jack-o-lanterns. Join us... more

On-Going Events

Cannery Farmer`s Market

The Cannery Farmers' Market returns to Steveston starting October 4th to April 17th inside the Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site.  This indoor community market, operated by th... more

Gold Rush! Eldorado in BC

  • May 13, 2015 to October 31, 2015 (Recurring daily)
  • Venue: Royal BC Museum
  • Address: 675 Belleville Street, Victoria, BC V8W 9W2
  • Admission: Regualr Museum Admission Rates Apply
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Catch gold fever! In 1858 word of gold rang out in the Fraser Canyon, setting off a dramatic migration of people and propelling this once remote region of western North American into the moder... more

Trading Routes: Rivers, Fish and Oil Exhibit

Our multi-media exhibit “Trading Routes: Rivers, Fish and Oil,” focuses on the ecology and cultural changes caused by industry and development along Northern BC’s river ways and eula... more

Whale Watching with Steveston Seabreeze Adventures

Departing at 9:00am and 2:00pm daily until August 31st. Step into the ocean world of orcas, or depending on the time of year, perhaps humpback, minke whales, grey whales, porpoises, seals or... more

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