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.
This will be the 13th annual Art About Finn Slough Exhibition presented with the Finn Slough Heritage and Wetlands Society. Theme for 2013 is "Small is Beautiful and Historic, Celebr... more
Presented for a third year with all new photographs, this visually striking exhibition from the Natural History Museum, London, showcases the world's best wildlife and nature images. With 100 new phot... more
An exhibition by anthropologist and award-winning photographer Evelyn Nodwell as she explores village and small town life in Guizhou Province during China's growing urbanization. G... more
Jenny Tseng mostly known in Cantonese speaking regions as Yan Nei, is a Macau-born singer, based in Hong Kong for much of her career. Her father is Austrian while her mother is Chinese. Her powerful v... more
Keith Langergraber is a mid-career artist based in Vancouver. The exhibition, Theatre of the Exploding Sun, focuses on Langergraber's three-part film, Time Traveller Trilogy, completed in 2013, and ... more
Bring children 6-12yrs to the shipyards for this exciting spring break program! Have fun making maritime crafts, playing traditional games and listening to sailor tales and then become a maritime expl... more
Internationally acclaimed singer and humanitarian Nana Mouskouri has sold over 200 million records and is one of the best-selling recording artists worldwide. She was elected a member of the E... more
Vancouver Opera presents an evening of opera excerpts from the world's most popular masterpieces. Be seduced by Carmen, entertained by the Barber of Seville, and much more! A quartet of ta... more
Come and enjoy an open mic event for creative writers! This event is free and for youth (Ages 13-17), adults (Ages 18-54), and 55+ (Ages 55 and over) For more information visit www.richm... more
Our entertaining “Titanium Chef” show will return during Spring Break, presented daily at 11:30am and 2:30pm. You can also test your skills in a fun “Sustainable Scavenger Hunt&rdquo... more
Robert Burton Hubele a writer and performer of original blues-jazz, and a storyteller, has a catalogue of experiences as varied as the stylings of his bluesy jazz songs. Always a songwriter fi... more
Steveston Winter Farmers & Artisans Market Come and enjoy the amazing artistry, plentiful produce, chef in the market and enchanting entertainers. Market runs from 10:00am - 3:00pm for the winter... more
We are excited to welcome back the Vancouver LEGO Club to Britannia. The Club has specially designed and created a large display out of Lego that explores the history and future of mining which will... 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... more
When the Monoghan sisters lose their parents in a car accident, Deirdre is poised to enter university. Now she must care for her beloved older sister Isabelle, who’s adopted, First Nations and a... more
Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday in the liquor store enjoy free beer and wine tastings from 4-6pm. more
Ever wonder what it takes to care for over 50,000 aquatic creatures at the Vancouver Aquarium? Until April 30, experience aquatic life like never before during Vancouver Aquarium Up Close, where visit... more