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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.

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

5th Annual Steveston Scarecrow Crawl

  • October 01, 2014 to October 31, 2014 (Recurring daily)
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Scarecrow festivals are popular throughout North America, and the Steveston Merchants Association is excited to host the 5th annual Steveston Scarecrow Crawl in the village. You will find one-of-kin... more

CAVU Thursdays

  • October 09, 2014 to November 06, 2014 (Every Thursday)
  • Address: 5911 Minoru Blvd, Richmond, BC V6X 4C7
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Come check us out every Thursday from 5-8:30pm for $3.40 domestic beer and wine, FREE appetizer samplers and live music! more


  • October 10, 2014 to November 02, 2014 (Recurring daily)
  • Venue: FlyOver Canada
  • Address: 201-999 Canada Place, Vancouver, BC V6C 3E1
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THE HAUNTED WITCH ACADEMY AT FLYOVER CANADA October 10 to November 2 This Halloween, Broomelda is back and ready to all lead all aspiring witches and wizards through her Haunted Witch Academy at Fly... more

Haunted Vancouver Trolley Tours

  • October 15, 2014 to October 31, 2014 (Every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)
  • Address: 999 Canada Place, Vancouver, BC V6C 3E1
  • Admission: $40 per person
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The Vancouver Trolley Company and Vancouver Police Museum are partnering for an evening of murderous tales and infamous Vancouver ghost stories onboard HAUNTED VANCOUVER TROLLEY TOURS.  As t... more

Historical Halloween at Britannia Shipyards National Historical Site

Enjoy complimentary 15 minute tours of historic buildings and the multicultural workforce that called Britannia home and hear tales of their Halloween traditions.  Admission is free.  Dates ... more

Paddlewheeler River Cruise

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

Steveston's Haunted Walk

Murder mysteries, mayhem  and ghost stories are revealed on this 2 hour tour that starts at the Steveston Museum and ends at the Britannia Shipyards National Historic Site for refreshments and Ha... more

Steveston's Haunted Walk

  • October 25, 2014 to October 26, 2014 (Recurring daily)
  • Address: 3811 Moncton Street, Richmond, B.C. V7E 3A7
  • Admission: $15.00
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Murder mysteries, mayhem and ghost stories are revealed on this 2-hour tour that starts at the Steveston Museum and ends at the Britannia Shipyards National Historic Site for refreshments and Hallowee... more

The Pumpkin Patch

  • October 04, 2014 to October 31, 2014 (Recurring daily)
  • Venue: Richmond Country Farms
  • Address: 12900 Steveston Hwy, Richmond, BC V6W 1A3
  • Admission: $8.00 Weekdays & $12.00 Weekends
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The Pumpkin Patch is always part of the annual fall festivities at Richmond Country Farms.  Enjoy professional entertainment, a sing-a-long hay ride, a visit to the animal farm, a Spartan apple a... more

TRAPPED TUESDAY - Save 30% Off All Rooms !

  • September 09, 2014 to October 07, 2014 (Every Tuesday)
  • Venue: Trapped Vancouver
  • Address: Unit #160 8351 Alexandra Road, Richmond, BC V6X 1C3
  • Admission: $14.70 (Regular Price $21.00)
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TRAPPED TUESDAY = 30% OFF ALL ROOMS ! Trapped Vancouver is an interactive gaming facility that allows groups of all ages to work together to find clues, solve mystery, complete missions and ha... more

Trick-Or-Treating In Steveston Village

This extremely popular event grows larger every year !  Costumed trick-or-treaters take to the streets of Steveston in the daylight and visit participating businesses offering treats.  N... more


  • October 25, 2014
  • Address: 12080 Horseshoe Way, Richmond, BC V7A 4V5
  • Admission: FREE
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A FREE fun Halloween event for ages 12 & under! Ghosts, goblins, witches, princesses et al are invited to come play games, do a craft and participate in a one of a kind trick or treating event! No... more

Wild Things

Once a year mischievous racoons, a friendly bear, chatty crows and their friends emerge from the bog to greet visitors as they walk along a trail lined with hundreds of jack-o-lanterns. Join us to exp... more

On-Going Events

City as Site: Public Art in Richmond

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

“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

FNB (Friday Night Beers)

Every Friday night we tap a new keg of craft beer, so come on down and try something new! more

Gateway Theatre presents Conversations With My Mother

  • October 09, 2014 to October 25, 2014 (Every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)
  • Venue: Gateway Theatre
  • Address: 6500 Gilbert Rd., Richmond, BC V7C 3V4
  • Admission: Adult $45. Student rates, subscription packages, and early bird discounts available.
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When your dead mom won’t give up her ghost. After keeling over in her garden, family matriarch Hyacinth still roams the earth, despite the fact that she is very much dead. And while Hyacinth tri... more

Murder at the Cannery! Halloween Tours

Join us for a Halloween mystery tour inside the historic Cannery. Set in the 1940s during a contentious fishermen’s union vote, there’s been a murder at the Cannery and the police have arr... more

O'Hares Liquor Store Tastings

Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday in the liquor store enjoy free beer and wine tastings from 4-6pm. more

Solidarity on Ships and Shore: Organizing the West Coast Fishing Industry

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

Vikings - Lives Beyond the Legends

  • May 16, 2014 to November 11, 2014 (Recurring daily)
  • Venue: Royal BC Museum
  • Address: 675 Belleville Street, Victoria, BC V8W 9W2
  • Admission: General museum admission applies
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The first North American stop for this exhibition, Vikings challenges our commonly held beliefs as they emerge in a fascinating new light. Insights into Viking domestic life, death rituals, the signif... more