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, 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.
Celebrate the holiday season with everyone's favourite holiday guest "Scuba Claus" for his annual visit at the expanded Vancouver Aquarium. Enjoy the return of nostalgic memories as you re... more
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
Capilano Suspension Bridge Park's popular holiday event, Canyon Lights, has a tall order this year - laying claim once again to be the home of the world's tallest living Christmas tree?! Standing 46... more
Start you holiday gift shopping at Richmond's largest Christmas Craft Fair. 165+ Crafty tables of unique one-of-a-kind handmade items!! Admission by donation in support of the Steveston Pa... more
The Richmond Art Gallery in partnership with YVR Art Foundation is pleased to present Interweavings, an exhibition featuring the artwork of seven emerging BC First Nations artists and their mentors. T... more
Come experience the stunning reds, russets and golds of the Butchart Gardens as the gardens glow in autumn finery, followed by a splendid Dining Room High Tea. For $44.60, you will receive ... more
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
See how magical elves have transformed Grouse Mountain into the North Pole where you can have breakfast with Santa, visit his workshop, meet real reindeer or vote for your favourite creation i... more
Interweavings features the work of emerging BC First Nations artists and their mentors. The emerging artists were selected from past recipients of the YVR Art Foundation Youth Scholarship. The... more
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
Retreat this year to Semiahmoo Resort to celebrate Thanksgiving lunch or dinner at Packers Oyster Bar or Pierside Kitchen from 11 AM - 6 PM. Savor this specialty three-course a la carte holiday menu. ... more
The Vancouver Christmas Market is back for its fourth year from November 22 to December 24, 2014 on the Queen Elizabeth Theatre Plaza! Enjoy our expanded offerings of delicious food items and find you... more
SEE BOTH ABOVEUSA AND FLYOVER CANADA BACK-TO-BACK FOR A LIMITED TIME ONLY. FlyOver Canada is proud to present “AboveUSA”, a flight ride experience from the same team that brought you the p... more
Fishermen Helping Kids with Cancer is holding its 4th annual charity herring sale on Saturday, November 29th from 8am to 4pm (or until sold out!) at 12740 Trites Road (south end) in Steveston. The sal... more
Come and enjoy Happy Hour from 3:00pm - 5:00pm and then stay for a 3 Course Gourmet Dinner Special this Fall each week from Tuesday - Friday. Also, Monday - Friday enjoy a Fish & Chi... more
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