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.
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,
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.
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
Free Outdoor Movies! VIP Drive-in parking for the first 200 vehicles and front-row seating for pedestrians... all free! Check out the dinner and drink specials at Lansdowne Centre restaurants ... more
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
Come out to the Eat Rich Food Truck Festival and enjoy some delicious food, live entertainment and children's activities for you and your family! Free admission with a non-perishable foo... more
Enchanted Evenings Concert Series will turn the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden into a live stage for fiery trumpets and spacious flutes, mainstream jazz and swing tunes, funky folk-jazz an... more
Come and see the first solo exhibition of international, award-winning artist Kerri-Jo Stewart. The display will be on at City Hall Galleria from June 15 – August 31. The Fraser is part ... more
Circuses don't always have to be clowns and juggling. Thanks to the wild success of Cirque du Soleil, Canadian audiences now equate high-flying acrobatic artistry as the norm. Following in that trad... more
The Kwantlen St. Farmers Market strives to showcase the absolute very best of what we grow in #BC. Tuesday is the perfect day to restock your fridge, freezer or walk-in... so get to know our ... more
This summer get ready for some olde tyme London fun, and witness our record-breaking Guinness World Records Attempt at building the largest sculpture of the iconic Big Ben clock tower ever made - en... more
The Cannery's outdoor summer evening concert series returns, from July 8 to 29 every Friday night at 6:30pm. Enjoy a variety of musical acts as the sun sets in beautiful Steveston BC. E... more
The original Summer Night Market in Richmond is back for the vibrant 9th Annual International Summer Night Market - "Panda Market", operating Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays until Se... more
Richmond Night Market has become an annual tradition and one of the flagship summertime events of the region. BIG NEWS FOR 2016 - The biggest night market in North America will be delive... more
Climb aboard the historic "River Queen" for a leisurely and fascinating 45 minute, fully narrated nature and historical tour of Steveston's waterfront and the Cannery Channe... more
This year, SQ 20 includes a song writing competition and an anniversary concert. Not only the entry song might be chosen by the Hong Kong well established music label Media Asia Music, the winner from... more
Our Winemaker Series continues in July with a mouth-watering five-course dinner designed by our own Executive Chef Bruno, paired perfectly with the distinctive wines of Spring Valley Vineyards. ... more
All ten summer Saturday nights feature a jaw-dropping, dazzling Firework show with both aerial and ground displays choreographed to show tunes. After the show linger a while to enjoy the Night... more
Departing at 9:00AM & 2:00PM daily June 18th - Aug 31st, step into the ocean world of orcas, or depending on the time of year, perhaps humpback, minke whales, grey whales, porpoises, s... more
Departing at 9:00am & 2:00pm daily from June 16th -Sept 4th, your 3 - 5 hour tour travels through the spectacular Gulf and San Juan Islands. Discover Orcas, bow riding Dall's porpois... more
YVR Take-Off Fridays is back for our 7th annual summer celebration. Enjoy lunch specials from restaurants located throughout the airport. Take in the FREE entertainment including live mu... more
Enjoy an evening of activities and musical performances by local artist at this FREE community event. City Centre Community Centre's Concerts in the Park Series will happen every Wednesday in July and... more
The Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site’s feature exhibit, "Women on the Homefront", explores the fascinating contributions made by women toward the WWII war effort, with a ... more
Millions of years ago, giants roamed the earth. Standing more than 14 feet tall, mammoths and mastodons towered over the lands of Europe, Asia and North America from as long ago as 1.8 million years... more
Games, activities, face painting and more! August 3 is Seniors evening featuring the Richmond Community Concert Band 6:30-7:30pm August 17 is in combination with Outdoor Movie Night. more
Enjoy your weekend down to the very last second. The City of Richmond is hosting a free summer Sunset Series steps from the Richmond Olympic Oval. This outdoor summer event series features live music,... more