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.
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
The Richmond Carvers Society is hosting its 26th annual show! Featuring some of the best carvers from Western Canada and USA, this will be a juried show with entrants ranging from student to expert. A... more
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
Come and enjoy an afternoon at the Steveston Summer Farmers & Artisan Market and enjoy the amazing artistry, plentiful produce, chef in the market and enchanting entertainers. T... more
It's hungry work discovering our province's past! But don't worry, the Royal BC Museum has you covered, as it rolls out its first ever Food Truck Festival! This summer-long event is sure to be a hit... more
Catch gold fever! In 1858 word of gold rang out in the Fraser Canyon, setting off a dramatic migration of people and propelling this once remote region of western North American into the moder... more
The vibrant 8th Annual International Summer Night Market is open Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and Stat Mondays from May 8th until September 27th. Night Market times on Friday and Saturd... more
The Richmond Night Market has never stopped emphasizing family fun for all ages with monthly grand prizes and amazing food from all over the world. This year, they return with the theme of Lol... more
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
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
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
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