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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

2016 Steveston Farmers & Artisans Market

  • June 19, 2016 to June 26, 2016
  • 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

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

Enchanted Evenings Concert Series at Dr. Sun Yat Sen Classical Chinese Garden

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

Kwantlen St. Farmers Market

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

London Heritage Farm Classics & Collectibles Car Show

Visit the London Heritage Farm Classics & Collectibles Car Show on our south lawn. Our historic site also has a Farmhouse with period themed rooms for viewing, a Tea Room (reservations recommended... 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

Oysterfest at Steveston Seafood House

Oysterfest is on now! Buck a shuck oysters available every night all night until June 30th. Kushhi, Kumomoto, Chef's Creek and more! The Steveston Seafood House is committed to using only the ... 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 until Se... 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: General Admission $3.25; Children (under 10 yrs) & Seniors (60+) Free.
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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

River Queen: Nature and Historical Tours & Sunday Ferry Service

  • June 08, 2016 to September 04, 2016 (Recurring daily)
  • Venue: Vancouver Whale Watch
  • Address: 210-12240 Second Avenue, Richmond, BC V7E 3L8
  • Admission: River Queen prices only - Adults: $12.00, Students $ Seniors: $10.00, Children (12 and under): $8.00, Family of 4: $35.00, Family of 6: $50.00
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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

River Rock Show Theatre Presents - Diana Ross

Music icon Diana Ross will be bringing her In the Name of Love Tour to the River Rock Casino Resort. It was in 1961 when Diana started out as lead singer of the world-renowned singing group The Supr... more

Ships to Shore 2016

  • June 30, 2016 to July 02, 2016 (Recurring daily)
  • Address: 4000 Bayview Street (Bayview Street & English Ave), Richmond, BC V7E 4R7
  • Admission: Free
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Set in historic Steveston Village, Ships to Shore is a free three day family festival where visitors are invited to tour the vessels, enjoy dockside programs, entertainment, and celebrate Canada Day... more

Whale Watching with Steveston Seabreeze Adventures

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

Whale Watching with Vancouver Whale Watch

  • June 16, 2016 to September 04, 2016 (Recurring daily)
  • Venue: Vancouver Whale Watch
  • Address: 210-12240 2nd Avenue, Richmond, BC V7E 3L8
  • Admission: Adults $130.00; Students & Seniors $110; Children (4-12) $75.00 Infants (0-3) Free. GST & a $2.00 Conservation Fee added to all prices.
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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

On-Going Events

Feature exhibit: Women on the Homefront

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

Mammoths: Giants of the Ice Age

  • June 03, 2016 to December 31, 2016 (Recurring daily)
  • Venue: Royal BC Museum
  • Address: 675 Belleville Street, Victoria, BC V8W 9W2
  • Admission: Included in admission to the Royal BC Museum
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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