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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 markthe changing seasonswith 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

15th Annual Pacific International Cup at Richmond Curling Club

There will be 16 men's and 16 women's teams from the United States, Australia and all over BC will be competing to become the Pacific International Cup Champions!  The public is welcome to come a... more


2014 Canadian Women's Wheelchair Basketball Championships

The 2014 CWWBC will be Canada’s first women- only wheelchair basketball national championship. Come watch Canada’s best female wheelchair basketball players, including members of the natio... more


Britannia Mine Museum Easter-Dino Egg Hunt

He's back !  Britanniasaurus Rex is here on Saturday, April 20th hiding his little dino eggs filled with gemstones and goodies throughout the site for kids to find.  Visitors can enjoy kid... more


Dreams Take Flight Vancouver Masquerade Gala

Dreams Take Flight is a national non-profit organization consisting of volunteers dedicated to providing the trip-of-a-lifetime to physically, mentally or socially challenged children. The local spons... more


Easter Tea & Count the Easter Egg Contest at London Heritage Farm

Visit London Farm for Easter Tea and enter the "Count the Easter Egg Contest" while enjoying tea and scones and other baked goodies and don't forget to stroll the park and allotment garden... more


Easter weekend at the Cannery!

Look for Easter Eggs and join our Easter Scavenger Hunt inside the historic Cannery building in Steveston Village. There will also be Kids’ Easter crafts, prizes and more! The Easter Salmon will... more


Grapes, Hops & Bites Festival

Celebrating our 13th year of fine wines and culinary delights, it's time to raise your glass once again and toast to some exceptional wines, craft beers and local cuisine at the Steveston Rotary - G... more


Heritage Bus Trip - Temples of Faith

  • April 26, 2014
  • Address: 7700 Minoru Gate, Richmond, BC V6Y 1R9
  • Admission: $40.00

Experience a sampling of the rich diversity of spiritual and cultural traditions within the Richmond community.  Participants visit four local places of worship - Minoru Chapel, Ling Yen Mountain... more


Joan Rivers Live At The River Rock Casino Resort

Joan Rivers' career skyrocketed in 1965 when she appeared on NBC's "The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson".  She went on to host several television shows over the years and in 1990 wo... more


O.W.L. Spring Open House

O.W.L. (Orphaned Wildlife) Rehabilitation Society is a rehabilitation and education centre established for the rescue, rehabilitation and release of injured birds of prey. The birds we care for includ... more


Richmond Wellness and Home Fair

  • April 26, 2014
  • Address: 11051 No. 3 Rd., Richmond, BC
  • Admission: Free

Brought to you by Nurse Next Door. Find Information at your fingertips, door prizes, blood pressure and glucose testing and coupons for services with 20 businesses & non-profit agencies all ... more


Semiahmoo Resort Easter Celebration

Come join in the fun this Easter Sunday, April 20 for a very fun, FREE Easter egg hunt from 9 – 11 AM in the courtyard outside Seaview Lobby. Hundreds of eggs will be hidden for the hunting deli... more


Vancouver Airport Marriott Hotel Easter Egg Hunt

Come join us in celebrating Easter with an Easter Egg Hunt in the Coastal Mountain Ballroom at the Vancouver Airport Marriott Hotel on Sunday, April 20 from 10:00am to 11:00am. This is open to th... more


On-Going Events

"Essence" by Lori Popadiuk

Opening Reception: April 6, 2:00-4:00 At the Hall of One Hundred Rivers Entrance on Carrall St All displayed artwork is for sale Lori Popadiuk is both a visual artist and interior designer. As she put... more


Family Sunday

Family Sunday is a free drop-in art program that offers families the occasion to explore the Gallery exhibitions together through various art activities.  Family Sunday is on the fourth Sunday of... 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 The Grandkid

  • April 10, 2014 to April 26, 2014 (Every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)
  • Venue: Gateway Theatre
  • Address: 6500 Gilbert Rd., Richmond, BC V7C 3V4
  • Admission: Adult: $48, Student: $30, Season packages from $68.
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Abby and Julius are as close as a granddaughter and grandfather can be. But when Abby starts university and moves in with Julius, they must learn to negotiate a new and difficult relationship: roommat... 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 Art Gallery presents: Elders and Roots by Vancovuer Artist Evan Lee

Richmond Art Gallery presents Elders and Roots by Vancouver Artist Evan Lee. Evan Lee is known for his experimental photo-based work but also works across a range of media and subjects. The exhibition... more


Steveston Sea Lion Safari

THEY'RE HERE EARLY!!!!  Join Steveston EcoTours on a Steveston Sea Lion Safari! This special seasonal "Eco Tour" only runs NOW until the end of May, to view scores... more


Sunday Brunch at MoMa Contemporary Bistro

Join us on Sunday, April 20 for our first ever Sunday Brunch! Chef Henry Mok & Chef Xin Mao will be preparing a special 3 course menu for $25 per person (taxes & gratuities not included). We h... more


Vancouver Aquarium Up Close

  • February 06, 2014 to April 30, 2014 (Recurring daily)
  • Venue: Vancouver Aquarium
  • Address: 845 Avison Way, Vancouver, BC
  • Admission: General admission
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Ever wonder what it takes to care for over 50,000 aquatic creatures at the Vancouver Aquarium? Until April 30, experience aquatic life like never before during Vancouver Aquarium Up Close, where visit... more


Whale Watching with Steveston Seabreeze Adventures

Departing at 12:00pm daily from April 1st  - June 17th.  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, 2014 to July 03, 2014 (Recurring daily)
  • Venue: Vancouver Whale Watch
  • Address: 210-12240 2nd Avenue, Richmond, BC V7E 3L8
  • Admission: Adults $130, Students & Seniors $100, Children (4-12) $75, Infants (0-3) Free
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Departing at 11:00am daily from April 1st - July 3rd, your 3 - 5 hour tour travels through the spectacular Gulf and San Juan Islands.  Discover Orcas, bow riding Dall's porpoises, sea lions, seal... more