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.
China Super Vocal comes to Canada to find potential musicians! China Super Vocal is a Chinese reality talent show that premiered in July 2012 on Zhejiang Television. The aim of this serie... 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
The Kwantlen Student Association (KSA), in conjunction with Farm Fresh Events, presents the newest Richmond farmers market every Tuesday from 3:00pm - 7:00pm in the parking lot of Kwantlan Poly... 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
Beautiful orchids will be on display at the Richmond Nature Park on Sunday, May 28. View different varieties of orchids up close and learn how to care for these unique plants from members of the Richm... 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 f... 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 and Stat... 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
Slug lovers unite! The Richmond Nature Park is the place to be for all those who have, or want to gain an appreciation for, these slimy, yet fascinating creatures. On Sunday, May 29 from 1 to 4 p.m., ... more
Departing at 12:00 pm daily 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 or sea lio... more
Departing at 11:00am daily from April 1st - June 15th, your 3 - 5 hour tour travels through the spectacular Gulf and San Juan Islands. Discover Orcas, bow riding Dall's porpoises, sea li... 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