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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

Branscombe House Open Studio Drop-In - Rhonda Weppler

  • February 14, 2016 to May 08, 2016 (Every Sunday)
  • Address: 4900 Steveston Hwy, Richmond, BC V7E 2K3
  • Admission: FREE
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You are invited to drop by Branscombe House to visit Rhonda Weppler, Richmond's first artist-in-resident, and get a 'behind the scenes' look at the processes involved in her creative work. Learn abo... more


Britannia Mine Museum BC Family Day

We're saying thank-you to our community for all their support with our BC Family Day event! On February 8th Special event pricing: 50% off admission  bring the whole gang to enjoy a fun ... more


Britannia Mine Museum BC Heritage Week

Dive into the history of Britannia Mine with BC Heritage Week! Join us on the 15th, 17th and 19th at noon for an interactive presentation about the Mount Sheer Townsite. See photos of previous minin... more


Carver's Steakhouse - Dinner & Show package

  • February 04, 2016 to April 23, 2016 (Every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)
  • Venue: Carver's Steakhouse
  • Address: 7311 Westminster Hwy, Richmond, BC V6X1A3
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Gateway has partnered with Carver's Steakhouse to offer a fantastic and affordable evening out on the town. Enjoy a delicious 3-course meal from Carver's for only $32, and then check out one of Gate... more


CF Richmond Centre - Lion Dance Ceremony

Lion Dance Ceremony On Sunday, February 14 at 2:00PM, we will be hosting our annual Lion Dance ceremony in partnership with the Richmond Chinese Community Society. Our Choy Ching ceremonial pe... more


Charity Fortune Telling by Master Sherman Tai

Upon graduation from the Hong Kong Polytechnic, Sherman Tai furthered his education in USA. He was fortunate to receive guidance from an expert at a very young age, and for more than 40 years, researc... more


Children’s Arts Festival

  • February 08, 2016
  • Address: 7700 Minoru Gate, Richmond, BC
  • Admission: www.childrensartsfestival.ca for tickets and more information.
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Celebrate BC Family Day at the annual Children’s Arts Festival in Richmond. Kids under 12 can immerse themselves in a wide range of hands-on workshops led by professional artists and performer... more


Chinese New Year at CF Richmond Centre

Come celebrate the year of the monkey with us at CF Richmond Centre, Where Tradition Meets Fashion. Gift with CF SHOP! card® Purchase This New Year, treat your loved ones with a CF SH... more


Chinese New Year Cultural Showcase Celebration at Aberdeen Centre

  • February 13, 2016 to February 14, 2016
  • Venue: Aberdeen Centre
  • Address: 4151 Hazelbridge Way, Richmond, BC V6X 4J7
  • Admission: Free
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To commemorate the Year of the Monkey, Aberdeen Centre will host a weekend of cultural celebrations, performances and a variety of family-friendly activities to celebrate the year ahead.  ... more


Chinese New Year Flower & Gift Fair at Aberdeen Centre

  • February 01, 2016 to February 08, 2016 (Recurring daily)
  • Venue: Aberdeen Centre
  • Address: 4151 Hazelbridge Way, Richmond, BC V6X 4J7
  • Admission: Free
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Our popular fair has been an annual tradition since 1989.  Come stock up for the New Year of the Monkey with festive decorations, delicious treats, fresh flowers and more.  Open... more


Chinese New Year Flower Bazaar

Celebrate the Year of the Monkey Visitors can experience Chinese New Year celebrations with traditional blessing couplets, auspicious flowers, snacks, foods and much more.  All sales donat... more


Chinese New Year Lion Dance Celebration at River Rock Casino Resort

First time appearance of two Qilins at the River Rock! Celebrate the Year of the Monkey with a free Lion Dance ceremony featuring 5 Lions, a Dragon, and 2 Qilins And the ceremonial practice... more


Chinese New Year Stage Show at Yaohan Centre

Enjoy the festivities at Yaohan Centre with a Chinese New Year Stage Show from 1:30 to 3:30. more


Closer Than Ever at The Gateway Theatre

  • February 04, 2016 to February 20, 2016 (Every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)
  • Venue: Gateway Theatre
  • Address: 6500 Gilbert Rd., Richmond, BC V7C 3V4
  • Admission: $45 adults/$20 students/group rates available
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Love grows up: art imitates life, and sometimes the other way around, in this intimate and brave, boldly modern two-act musical that raises a satirical, often hysterical glass to the challenges and ti... more


DRAGON'S DEN - Open Auditions

  • February 17, 2016
  • Address: 8771 Lansdowne Rd., Richmond, BC V6X 3X7
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It's time for entrepreneurs across Canada to polish their pitches to be part of DRAGONS' DEN's extraordinary 11th season on CBC-TV. This February, producers will hit the road on a 33-city audition t... more


Engelbert Humperdinck at River Rock Casino Resort

Legendary singer Engelbert Humperdinck will be bringing his string of timeless hits to the River Rock Casino Resort for two shows on Friday, February 19 & Saturday, February 20, 2016. Engelbert fi... more


Family Day at the Cannery

Celebrate BC Family Day on Monday, February 8th by exploring local history with a visit to the Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site -- kids 16 years and under will receive free admission! Pi... more


Family Day Fun

  • February 08, 2016
  • Address: 12800 Cambie Road, Richmond, BC V6V 0A9
  • Admission: FREE
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Join us for FREE activities for the whole family including: Performance by Mrs. Lori Moore Martial arts/fitness/dance/arts classes Open gym Cocoa and popcorn and more! more


Family Day Fun at Boston Pizza Ackroyd

Bring your family for lunch on Monday, February 8th for BC Family Day and get a Free Kids Meal Coupon for your next visit! Have a go at our Kids Colouring Contest and you could win a BP Pizza Party fo... more


Family Day weekend at Britannia Heritage Shipyard

Join us on the long weekend for free activities and tours of exhibits. Check in at Britannia Visitors Centre for details and be sure to visit the Murakami House to check out the new exhibit film "... more


Family Fun Day at the Richmond Nature Park

Come to the Richmond Nature Park for some adventurous family fun! Explore the bog through special scavenger and treasure hunts. All ages are welcome. Admission is by donation. Proceeds support educati... more


Flight of the Dragon at FlyOver Canada

  • January 14, 2016 to March 06, 2016 (Recurring daily)
  • Venue: FlyOver Canada
  • Address: 201-999 Canada Place, Vancouver, BC V6C 3E1
  • Admission: General Admission Adult (18+) $19.95 Student / Youth (13-17) / Senior (65+) $17.95 Child (12 and Under) $14.95 FastLane Adult (18+) $22.95 Student / Youth (13-17) / Senior (65+) $20.95 Child (12 and U
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COME SOAR OVER CHINA SEE BOTH FLIGHT OF THE DRAGON AND FLYOVER CANADA BACK-TO-BACK January 14 – March 06, 2016 Daily 10AM – 9PM* *February 9th 11AM – 9PM Entrance time every 20 min... more


FOOTLOOSE 2016

  • February 26, 2016
  • Address: 8160 St. Albans Road, Richmond, BC V6Y2K9
  • Admission: $10
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Welcome to Footloose! Footloose is RC Palmer Secondary School's very own hip-hop dance competition. Featuring high school dance teams from all over BC. Footloose began in 2007 and is celebrating its 1... more


Free Chinese New Year Event for the Whole Family

Join us on Saturday, Feb. 13th as the Dharma Drum Mountain Vancouver Centre (located in Richmond, BC) welcomes you and your family to come and celebrate Chinese New Year.   The centre... more


Golden Dragon & Lion Dance at Aberdeen Centre

Start the New Year off right by attending the Golden Dragon & Lion Dance at Aberdeen Centre. This event held in the Outdoor Courtyard is a great cultural event to attend for people of all a... more


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