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 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.
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.
he Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden and the Secret Lantern Society are proud to present the Winter Solstice Festival. Come bring light into the world on the longest, darkest night of the yea... more
Capilano Suspension Bridge Park’s popular holiday event, Canyon Lights, has a tall order this year – laying claim to the home of the world’s tallest living Christmas tree?! Standing ... more
The Steveston Merchants Association, in partnership with the Gulf of Georgia Cannery Society and the Steveston Farmers and Artisans Market, is excited to present the 4th annual Christmas at the Cann... more
Enjoy Britannia Mine Museum's annual admission-by-donation day, a way of giving back to our local community. Come celebrate the season, listen to carolers, visit Santa, and enjoy hot treats as w... more
Bring the whole family for a special meal at the Peak of Vancouver - featuring a delicious hot and cold buffet, a Christmas sing-a-long, face painting, reindeer antler-making, and of course the joll... more
Join The Vancouver Trolley Company and sing your favourite holiday carols while visiting two of Vancouver’s most spectacular light displays. Festively decorated Trolleys, equipped with karaoke m... more
The Go-Go's helped cement the foundation of the early 80's pop-rock sound as they conquered the charts, airwaves and pop culture in general. The band, featuring Belinda Carlisle, Jane Wiedlin, C... more
Celebrate The Magic of Christmas at The Butchart Gardens. Stroll the paths to experience all the lights, the Twelve Days of Christmas displays tucked throughout the gardens, sing along... more
4TH ANNUAL VANCOUVER CHRISTMAS MARKET OPENS FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 22ND Food, Fun & Christmas Cheer – Queen Elizabeth Theatre Plaza It’s the most wonderful time of the year! The belove... more
Christmas at FlyOver Canada will include a Christmas themed ride - fun for all ages. There will also be a free outdoor Christmas plaza featuring live entertainment and a Santa's Arctic Workshop displa... more