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 the amazing artistry, plentiful produce, chef in the market and enchanting entertainers inside the Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site. We adhere to the "Make it... more
COME FLY ABOVEUSA! MARCH 06 - APRIL 12, 2015 10am - 9pm daily with ride entrance times every 20 minutes SEE BOTH ABOVEUSA AND FLYOVER CANADA BACK-TO-BACK FOR A LIMITED TIME ONLY. FlyOver C... more
Spring Break Special SPRING BREAK SPECIAL 2015 MARCH 09 - APRIL 03, 2015 Mondays to Fridays only SAVE 25% ON CHILDREN AND YOUTH TICKETS! This Spring Break children and youth will rece... 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
Come and join us at Britannia over Spring Break! There will be free guided 15 minute tours of our historic buildings at 1pm, 2pm, 3pm and 4pm. You can also borrow a Family Daypack which help you disco... more
Bring the family to the Cannery during Spring Break, for some historic fishy fun! The canning line machines will be turned on for demos from March 14-29, every day at 11am and 3pm, and there will... more
Join Steveston EcoTours on a Steveston Sea Lion Safari! This special seasonal "Eco Tour" runs only in April and May when dozens of California and Stellar Sea... more
Visitors to the Vancouver Aquarium Marine Science Centre starting March 5 through to Labour Day will experience the Canadian premiere of the groundbreaking Sea Monsters Revealed: The Exhibition. Throu... 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
Celebrating 50 years of images, Wildlife Photographer of the Year showcases award-winning images that tell the astonishing stories of our natural world while pushing the boundaries of technical skil... more