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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

Cannery Farmers' Market

Come and enjoy the amazing artistry, plentiful produce, chef in the market and enchanting entertainers inside the Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site.  We adhere to the "Make it... more

Gateway Theatre Academy for the Performing Arts presents: LEGALLY BLONDE JR.

LEGALLY BLONDE JR. Music and Lyrics by Laurence O'Keefe and Nell Benjamin Book by Heather Hach Based on the novel by Amanda Brown and the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer motion picture Legally Blonde f... more

Gateway Theatre presents Rodgers and Hammerstein: Out of a Dream

  • April 09, 2015 to April 25, 2015 (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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A new Rodgers and Hammerstein musical revue! Creatively curating the classics are musical theatre prodigies, Patrick Street Productions – delivering the best singing from Vancouver’s brigh... more

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

Jeff Bridges & The Abiders at the River Rock Casino Resort

An Oscar winner for his role in the 2009 film, Crazy Heart, actor, singer, songwriter and musician Jeff Bridges released his debut album, Be Here Soon in 2000. The album was a mix of country, rock and... more

Sixth Annual Wellness and Home Fair - Proudly brought to you by Nurse Next Door

To assist the community in accessing services from local businesses, non-profits and the government, local home care provider Nurse Next Door is proud to announce the 6th annual Wellness and Home Fa... 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

On-Going Events

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