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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

5th Annual Steveston Scarecrow Crawl

  • October 01, 2014 to October 31, 2014 (Recurring daily)
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Scarecrow festivals are popular throughout North America, and the Steveston Merchants Association is excited to host the 5th annual Steveston Scarecrow Crawl in the village. You will find one-of-kin... more


Boz Scaggs at the River Rock Show Theatre

Grammy Award-winning singer, songwriter and guitarist Boz Scaggs and his band are heading back on the road and performing the best-known songs of his career including "Lowdown", "Lido S... more


Cannery Farmers Market

The Cannery Farmers' Market is operated by the Gulf of Georgia Cannery Society and operates bi-weekly (except Dec. 28th, Jan. 4th and Jan. 11th) from the first Sunday in October to the last Sunday i... more


HALLOWEEN AT FLYOVER CANADA

  • October 10, 2014 to November 02, 2014 (Recurring daily)
  • Venue: FlyOver Canada
  • Address: 201-999 Canada Place, Vancouver, BC V6C 3E1
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THE HAUNTED WITCH ACADEMY AT FLYOVER CANADA October 10 to November 2 This Halloween, Broomelda is back and ready to all lead all aspiring witches and wizards through her Haunted Witch Academy at Fly... more


Haunted Vancouver Trolley Tours

  • October 15, 2014 to October 31, 2014 (Every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)
  • Address: 999 Canada Place, Vancouver, BC V6C 3E1
  • Admission: $40 per person
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The Vancouver Trolley Company and Vancouver Police Museum are partnering for an evening of murderous tales and infamous Vancouver ghost stories onboard HAUNTED VANCOUVER TROLLEY TOURS.  As t... more


Historical Halloween at Britannia Shipyards National Historical Site

Enjoy complimentary 15 minute tours of historic buildings and the multicultural workforce that called Britannia home and hear tales of their Halloween traditions.  Admission is free.  Dates ... more


Kenny Rogers at the River Rock

Legendary country music icon Kenny Rogers' career began in the mid-1950's when he recorded the single, "Poor Little Doggie" with a doo-wop group called The Scholars. It was then in 1967 when... more


Oktoberfest

Steveston Community Society hosts Oktoberfest! Friday, October 3 at 7:30pm! featuring Rheinlander Band Tickets $30 (incl. GST) and can be purchased at the Steveston Community Centre. Price includes a ... more


Paddlewheeler River Cruise

Take a journey down-river from New Westminster on the elegant, spacious paddlewheeler "Native" towards Steveston harbour at the mouth of the Fraser River. Cruise past the float-hom... more


Richmond Night Market 2014

2014 promises to be another amazing year for the Richmond Night Market. Returning with a new theme and more games, it has never stopped emphasizing family fun for all ages with monthly grand prizes ... more


Steveston's Haunted Walk

Murder mysteries, mayhem  and ghost stories are revealed on this 2 hour tour that starts at the Steveston Museum and ends at the Britannia Shipyards National Historic Site for refreshments and Ha... more


The Pumpkin Patch

  • October 04, 2014 to October 31, 2014 (Recurring daily)
  • Venue: Richmond Country Farms
  • Address: 12900 Steveston Hwy, Richmond, BC V6W 1A3
  • Admission: $8.00 Weekdays & $12.00 Weekends
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The Pumpkin Patch is always part of the annual fall festivities at Richmond Country Farms.  Enjoy professional entertainment, a sing-a-long hay ride, a visit to the animal farm, a Spartan apple a... more


Thousand Armed Goddess of Mercy Charity Event

  • October 04, 2014 to October 05, 2014 (Recurring daily)
  • Address: 8811 River Road, Richmond, BC V6X 3P8
  • Admission: $48, $68, $88, $148, plus service charges
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"Among us, some cannot hear, some cannot see and some are physically disabled." Artists with hearing impairments speak their minds, with graceful and colorful dances; Artists with visual imp... more


TRAPPED TUESDAY - Save 30% Off All Rooms !

  • September 09, 2014 to October 07, 2014 (Every Tuesday)
  • Venue: Trapped Vancouver
  • Address: Unit #160 8351 Alexandra Road, Richmond, BC V6X 1C3
  • Admission: $14.70 (Regular Price $21.00)
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TRAPPED TUESDAY = 30% OFF ALL ROOMS ! Trapped Vancouver is an interactive gaming facility that allows groups of all ages to work together to find clues, solve mystery, complete missions and ha... more


Trick-Or-Treating In Steveston Village

This extremely popular event grows larger every year !  Costumed trick-or-treaters take to the streets of Steveston in the daylight and visit participating businesses offering treats.  N... more


WorldHost Customers with Disabilities Workshop

This half-day workshop is designed to increase front-line employees' sensitivity toward people with disabilities, and to provide superior customer service skills that respect every  visitor's u... more


On-Going Events

City as Site: Public Art in Richmond

City as Site: Public Art in Richmond is the first exhibition to highlight the City of Richmond's Public Art Program, initiated in 1997 "to create a public art collection of the highest quality ... more


Curve Socials - Live music, drinks specials and tapas!

Drink, Eat, Chill at Curve Socials. Enjoy live music, drinks and tapas every Wednesday – Friday between 5pm and 8pm. more


Dressed in Drama

“Dressed in Drama”, an exhibit of Peking Opera theatrical costumes, shoes, head-pieces and jewelry, last seen 10 years ago in Toronto, is Vancouver’s chance to appreciate gorgeous pi... more


FNB (Friday Night Beers)

Every Friday night we tap a new keg of craft beer, so come on down and try something new! more


Gateway Theatre presents Conversations With My Mother

  • October 09, 2014 to October 25, 2014 (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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When your dead mom won’t give up her ghost. After keeling over in her garden, family matriarch Hyacinth still roams the earth, despite the fact that she is very much dead. And while Hyacinth tri... more


Murder at the Cannery! Halloween Tours

Join us for a Halloween mystery tour inside the historic Cannery. Set in the 1940s during a contentious fishermen’s union vote, there’s been a murder at the Cannery and the police have arr... more


O'Hares Liquor Store Tastings

Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday in the liquor store enjoy free beer and wine tastings from 4-6pm. more


Richmond Night Market 2014

  • May 16, 2014 to October 12, 2014 (Every Sunday, Friday, Saturday)
  • Venue: Richmond Night Market
  • Address: 8351 River Road, Richmond, BC V6X 4A5
  • Admission: $2 Regular Admission; Children 10yrs and under and Senior 60yrs plus FREE
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2014 promises to be another amazing year for the Richmond Night Market. Returning with a new theme and more games, it has never stopped emphasizing family fun for all ages with monthly grand prizes ... more


Solidarity on Ships and Shore: Organizing the West Coast Fishing Industry

Set in a historic cannery, our new feature exhibit "Solidarity on Ships and Shore" examines the fascinating history of the men and women who fought to improve conditions in the West Coast fi... more


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