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.
Come and enjoy an afternoon at the Steveston Farmers & Artisan Market and enjoy the amazing artistry, plentiful produce, chef in the market and enchanting entertainers. Market runs from 10:00am - ... more
Few artists have achieved the level of public success and critical acclaim that Burton Cummings has enjoyed in a remarkable career spanning more than forty years. Whether as lead singer and songwriter... more
Artists, organizations and community groups in Richmond are hosting free participatory arts and culture activities during Sept 26,27 and 28th, and you're invited! Join Canadians in hundreds of citie... more
It was over four decades ago that Engelbert Humperdinck - music's "King of Romance" - emerged as one of the foremost entertainers in the world. Once called "the premiere voice of the ... more
Singer-songwriter Peter Noone has been entertaining audiences nearly all his life. It was in 1961 when Noone - who hails from Manchester, England - first made a name for himself as a child actor when ... more
Bring a blanket and enjoy the music of Fraser Union. By donation. Show starts at 7:00pm, all ages welcome. 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
Avast ye mateys! Celebrate International Talk Like a Pirate Day at the Gulf of Georgia Cannery -- Enjoy a fun scavenger hunt inside our 55,000 square foot historic cannery, and enter for a chance to w... more
Richmond Writes Out Loud! holds monthly open mic events for creative writers in Richmond. Join us once again as we host this fun literary event during Culture Days! Writers are welcome to bring poem... more
O'Hare's GastroPub and Liquor Store is pleased to announce the 2nd annual Steveston Beer Fest to be held at the historic Gulf of Georgia Cannery in Steveston, British Columbia on Saturday, September... more
Come join us for a 10km, 5km, or 1km walk or run to support cancer research! Bikes are accessible on the West Dyke for all routes. Wheelchairs may not be accessible due to rough surface on the... more
To celebrate Culture Days in Canada, Tourism Richmond will be hosting its Third Annual Pie Baking Competition (commercial kitchens only) as part of an annual celebration of the Visitor Centr... more
From 1:00pm - 2:30 pm every Saturday, stop by and ask a professional shipwright about your questions regarding boat restoration and maintenance. more
The third annual "Best Catch" Sustainable Seafood Festival will be held at the Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site on Sunday, September 14 from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm. Best Catch wil... more
Britannia Beach is 110 in 2014 and to celebrate we're digging deep into the collections and pulling artifacts, artwork and photographs that we think represent the Best of Britannia. Opening June 28 in... 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
The vibrant International Summer Night Market is open Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and Stat Mondays from now until September 14th. Night Market times on Friday and Saturday - 7pm - 12pm, Sunday a... more
The renowned Hong Kong power duet duo, Louie Castro & Rowena Cortes, dominated the stage at the HK Queen Elizabeth Stadium in 2013 performing to a full house crowd. The duo hi-lighted their rema... more
Just like Christmas and Thanksgiving in the West, the Moon Festival is one of the most important traditional events in Chinese culture. The Festival honours the full harvest moon symbolizing peace, pr... more
Every Sunday from May 4th to September 28th a naturalist highlights firsthand the plants and animals that live in the Fraser River Estuary. more
Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday in the liquor store enjoy free beer and wine tastings from 4-6pm. more
Celebrate the 2014 Mid-Autumn Festival with RCCS. Activities include a variety of display booths, Lion dance, Kung Fu, multicultural dances and more! Guess Lantern riddles for free mooncakes & lan... more