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Events

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.

Holidays

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

Interwoven World - Identity and Fashion

  • November 06, 2014 to July 05, 2015
  • 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


Richmond Carvers 26th Annual Show

The Richmond Carvers Society is hosting its 26th annual show! Featuring some of the best carvers from Western Canada and USA, this will be a juried show with entrants ranging from student to expert. A... more


Steveston Sea Lion Safari

  • March 21, 2015 to May 31, 2015 (Recurring daily)
  • Admission: $30 per adult, $25 per child 3 - 12 yrs. Min. 4, max. 6 guests
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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


Steveston Summer Farmers & Artisans Market

  • May 10, 2015 to May 24, 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


On-Going Events

Food Truck Festival

  • May 22, 2015 to September 26, 2015 (Recurring daily)
  • Venue: Royal BC Museum
  • Address: 675 Belleville Street, Victoria, BC V8W 9W2
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It's hungry work discovering our province's past! But don't worry, the Royal BC Museum has you covered, as it rolls out its first ever Food Truck Festival! This summer-long event is sure to be a hit... 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


International Summer Night Market

  • May 08, 2015 to September 27, 2015 (Every Sunday, Friday, Saturday)
  • Address: 12631 Vulcan Way, Richmond, BC V6V 1J7
  • Admission: Free Admission
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The vibrant 8th Annual International Summer Night Market is open Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and Stat Mondays from May 8th until September 27th.  Night Market times on Friday and Saturd... more


Richmond Night Market 2015

  • May 15, 2015 to October 11, 2015 (Every Sunday, Friday, Saturday)
  • Venue: Richmond Night Market
  • Address: 8351 River Road, Richmond, BC V6X 4A5
  • Admission: $2.75 Regular Admission; Children 10yrs and under and Senior 60yrs plus FREE
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 The Richmond Night Market has never stopped emphasizing family fun for all ages with monthly grand prizes and amazing food from all over the world. This year, they return with the theme of Lol... more


Sea Monsters Revealed: The Exhibition at the Vancouver Aquarium

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


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 12:00pm daily from April 1st  - June 16th.  Step into the ocean world of orcas, or depending on the time of year, perhaps humpback, minke whales, grey whales, porpoises, seals o... more


Whale Watching with Vancouver Whale Watch

  • April 01, 2015 to July 01, 2015 (Recurring daily)
  • Venue: Vancouver Whale Watch
  • Address: 210-12240 2nd Avenue, Richmond, BC V7E 3L8
  • Admission: Adults $138.50, Students & Seniors $107, Children (4-12) $80.75, Infants (0-3) Free (all prices include GST and a $2.00 conservation fee)
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Departing at 11:00am daily from April 1st - July 1st, your 3 - 5 hour tour travels through the spectacular Gulf and San Juan Islands.  Discover Orcas, bow riding Dall's porpoises, sea lio... more