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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

10th Annual Plant Sale & Mother's Day Tea at London Heritage Farm

Visit our 10th Annual Plant Sale, Saturday & Sunday, May 7th & 8th, 10 - 5 pm featuring a large selection of perennials, annuals, herbs & hanging baskets. Free plant for each child at chec... more


2016 Steveston Farmers & Artisans Market

  • May 08, 2016 to May 22, 2016 (Recurring every 2 weeks Sunday)
  • Address: 4111 Moncton St., Richmond, BC
  • Admission: Free
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Come and enjoy an afternoon at the Steveston Farmers & Artisan Market.  This popular annual summer market is a venue where local farmers, artists and craftsperson's make the... more


Best of the West Gymnastics Fest at Richmond Olympic Oval

Join us as gymnasts compete and perform at one of the largest gymnastics celebrations in Canada! The Best of the West Gymnastics Fest, hosted by Delta Gymnastics, highlights athletes from Adva... more


Branscombe House Open Studio Drop-In - Rhonda Weppler

  • February 14, 2016 to May 08, 2016 (Every Sunday)
  • Address: 4900 Steveston Hwy, Richmond, BC V7E 2K3
  • Admission: FREE
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You are invited to drop by Branscombe House to visit Rhonda Weppler, Richmond's first artist-in-resident, and get a 'behind the scenes' look at the processes involved in her creative work. Learn abo... more


Dine & Drive for Chris Cayford - Boston Pizza Ackroyd

Join us on Thursday May 12, 2016 for a special event in support of local man, Chris Cayford, during his battle with cancer. *Test drive a luxurious vehicle and Dueck Auto Group will make a $25 donatio... more


Discover Rays at the Vancouver Aquarium

  • March 10, 2016 to December 31, 2016 (Recurring daily)
  • Venue: Vancouver Aquarium
  • Address: 845 Avison Way, Vancouver, BC
  • Admission: Included with admission
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Connect with the oceans like never before at Discover Rays at the Vancouver Aquarium Marine Science Centre. Featuring an interactive touch pool, Discover Rays gives visitors the rare opportunity to ex... more


Family Fun Day at Britannia Mine Museum

We're celebrating BC Mining Week with Family Fun Day May 14th, 2016. Climb aboard a Finning loader, enjoy our costume photo booth, face painting, cookie mining and performances by the Sansho Daiko J... more


Geocaching Extravaganza at Richmond Nature Park

Set your calendars for Sunday May 1st - our second annual Geocaching Extravaganza in conjunction with the City of Richmond is happening soon! Search for hidden treasures at Richmond's annual Geocach... more


Grapes Hops and Bites Festival

Please join us to celebrate our 15th Annual Steveston Wine Festival. We'll be bringing the best-of-the-best wine, beer, food and entertainment to say thanks for your continued support of our incredi... more


Lulu Series: Art in the City

Norie Sato Site and Specificity: Meaning Through a Personal Lens Seattle-based artist, Norie Sato will examine several of her public art projects from process to completion, describing what she looks ... more


Lyse Lemieux: A Girls's gotta do what a Girl's gotta do

For over two decades the work of Vancouver artist Lyse Lemieux has balanced between representation and abstraction while still maintaining a relationship to the human figure.  Body references e... more


Minoru Chapel Opera - Great Arias and Duets for Soprano and Baritone

  • May 04, 2016
  • Address: 6540 Gilbert Road, Richmond, BC V7C 3V4
  • Admission: $20 adults, $18 students & seniors (+GST)
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City Opera Vancouver presents: Great Arias and Duets for Soprano and Baritone Three of Vancouver’s finest musical talents— soprano Chloé Hurst; baritone Samuel Chan and pianist Rich... more


Move for Health Festival

Celebrate Move for Health Day on May 6 at Minoru Park and discover some of the many opportunities for your family to be active in Richmond! This event is for All Ages. more


Orchid Show at Richmond Nature Park

Beautiful orchids will be on display at the Richmond Nature Park on Sunday, May 28. View different varieties of orchids up close and learn how to care for these unique plants from members of the Richm... more


Owl Show at Richmond Nature Park

Have a “HOOT” at the Richmond Nature Park. Stop by the Richmond Nature Park on Sunday, May 8 between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. for a unique opportunity to see and learn about these secret... more


Panda Market

  • May 23, 2016
  • Address: 12631 Vulcan Way, Richmond, BC V6V 1J7
  • Admission: Free Admission
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The original Summer Night Market in Richmond is back for the vibrant 9th Annual International Summer Night Market - Panda Market, operating Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and Stat Mondays fro... more


Panda Market

  • April 29, 2016 to September 11, 2016 (Every Sunday, Friday, Saturday)
  • Address: 12631 Vulcan Way, Richmond, BC V6V 1J7
  • Admission: Free Admission
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The original Summer Night Market in Richmond is back for the vibrant 9th Annual International Summer Night Market - "Panda Market", operating Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and Stat... more


Penn & Teller - Legendary Comedic Magicians

Since first teaming up in 1975 when they combined Teller's silent, occasionally creepy magic with Penn Jillette's clown college education and juggling expertise, the duo have created an entertainmen... more


Richmond Chinese Community Society's Asian Heritage Fair 2016

The month of May has been designated by the Government of Canada as Asian Heritage Month across Canada. Richmond Chinese Community Society (RCCS) will present the Asian Heritage Festival on Saturday, ... more


Richmond Gem and Mineral Society 55th Annual Show - Shades of Turquoise

  • April 30, 2016 to May 01, 2016 (Recurring daily)
  • Admission: Admission by Donation
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Come spend the day with us as we host our 55th Annual Rock & Gem show! Plenty of exciting things to see and do. Great family event for all! Demos - Activities - Displays - Seminars Demonst... more


Richmond Night Market

  • May 13, 2016 to October 09, 2016 (Every Sunday, Friday, Saturday)
  • Venue: Richmond Night Market
  • Address: 8351 River Road, Richmond, BC V6X 4A5
  • Admission: Admission $2.75. Children under 10 years and Seniors Free.
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Conveniently located just footsteps away from SkyTrain Canada Line's Bridgeport Station and The River Rock Casino Resort, The Richmond Night Market has become an annual tradition and one of the flag... more


Richmond Night Market

  • May 23, 2016
  • Venue: Richmond Night Market
  • Address: 8351 River Road, Richmond, BC V6X 4A5
  • Admission: Admission $2.75. Children under 10 years and Seniors Free.
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Conveniently located just footsteps away from SkyTrain Canada Line's Bridgeport Station and The River Rock Casino Resort, The Richmond Night Market has become an annual tradition and one of the flag... more


Richmond Public Works Open House

  • May 14, 2016
  • Address: 5599 Lynas Lane, Richmond, BC
  • Admission: Free
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Stick your hands into wet cement, play in the largest sandbox you'll ever see and enjoy lots of other fun activities at this popular and award-winning free family event. This event offers plenty to ... more


Slugfest at Richmond Nature Park

Slug lovers unite! The Richmond Nature Park is the place to be for all those who have, or want to gain an appreciation for, these slimy, yet fascinating creatures. On Sunday, May 29 from 1 to 4 p.m., ... more


Steveston Folk Guild Presents Victor Anthony

Singer/songwriter and photographer Victor Anthony was born in Nashville. Old friends joke that he came into the world with a guitar in one hand and a camera in the other. His musical style is firmly... more


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