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 markthe changing seasonswith 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.
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The BCFA welcomes all CFF and USFA fencers to the BC Provincial Open Championships! The team events will be in the Canada Games format, i.e. two people per team, fenced to 20 points, 5 points p... more
An ongoing sealed-bid art auction supporting the Richmond Gateway Theatre Society. Forty-seven original works of art arte displayed on the 2nd and 3rd floors of the Gateway Theatre lobby and are avai... more
National Aboriginal Day celebrates the unique and vibrant culture of Aboriginal people across Canada. This event will mark the seventh annual National Aboriginal Day event in Richmond organized by Ric... more
Explore the park as the sun goes down and the night creatures come out. Look for bats and owls and howl at the moon. Bring a flashlight and book early as spaces are limited. Pre-registration required.... more
Come play with the birds from Raptors Ridge this summer. Every day from June 22nd to September 2nd 10am to 6pm, you can see birds of prey including Red-Tailed Hawks, Lanner Falcons and Great Horned ... more
Family Sunday is a free drop-in art program that offers families the occasion to explore the Gallery exhibitions together through various art activities. Family Sunday is on the fourth Sunday of eve... more
History, adventure and fun will sail back into Richmond for Ships to Shore Steveston 2013. For the third year in a row, you can relive the days when Richmond's Steveston Village was a major port-of-... more
Ships to Shore Steveston 2013 presents Don Pepper as he tells tales of his life on the water more
Elsa and Jose have been performing together as Sangre Morena since 2007, playing traditional songs ranging from Spanish Flamenco to the romantic ballads of Mexico. Sangre Morena performs songs that ... more
Who will catch the "big one"? Spend the morning at Garry Point Park at this annual fishing event hosted by the Golden Rods and Reels Society. The two categories are kids 12 years and younger... more
Climb the Grouse Grind and help raise money to provide clean drinking water to over 10,000 people. On Saturday, June 22 join hundreds dressed in blue and "flood" the Grouse Grind - a chall... more
The 2013 Sport Fest West will be held in Richmond at various facilities including the Richmond Olympic Oval, Minoru Arena and Minoru Stadium. This is an opportunity to showcase elite athletes from B... more
Opening Reception: Thursday, June 27, 7 - 9pm Artist Talk: Thursday, June 27 at 8pm The exhibition Landed, will feature two video-based installations: I am Turkish, I am Honest, I am Diligent..... more
The first part of Healthy Lifestyle workshop is fitness and we start with Six Tibetan. Six Tibetan is an essential part of "Sain Esprit" Lifestyle fitness program. They say it is all you nee... more
Do you know how to entertain a crowd? Can you sing? Can you dance? Can you act? Do you have a dog that can flip up in the air? Or can you breath fire? Do you juggle? Can you walk on stilts? How about ... more
This summer, thousands of jellyfishes are invading the Vancouver Aquarium. With over 15 different species of jellyfishes from all over the globe on exhibit, plus new shows, activities and interactive ... more
This race will be a fun filled event that celebrates being active. – Everyone is welcome to come and run! Choose your distance, choose your pace at MEC's Run Race FOUR:5K/10K/Half Marathon in Ge... more
Richmond artist group the "Men in Hats" showing works by artists: John Beatty , Gordon Borgfjord, Brenda Elliott, Bob Heinrich, Dennis Magnusson, Dave McHolm, Mike Rossiter, Marv Skelton, an... more
There are lots of street food to try out. great food; amazing deals, electric atmosphere, and fun for the entire family. more
Step into the ocean world of orcas, or depending on the time of year, perhaps humpback, minke whales, grey whales, porpoises, seals or sea lions, eagles and a variety of seabirds. Your minimum of 3 ... more
Sturgeon Fishing on the Fraser River departs daily from the Delta Airport Hotel, just minutes from the Vancouver Airport. Their Spring Special offers guests the opportunity to fish for these pre-hist... more
See how the hotel has evolved from a stop for the night to the ultimate destination. Experience the hotel's evolution from a simple place to rest to an international symbol of travel, culture and d... more
Departing at 11:00am daily from April 1 - July 5, your 3 - 5 hour tour travels through the spectacular Gulf and San Juan Islands. Discover Orcas, bow riding Dall's porpoises, sea lions, seals, eagles... more