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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.

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

2014 Summer Steveston Farmers & Artisans Market

  • September 07, 2014 to September 21, 2014
  • Address: Third Ave & Moncton St., Richmond, BC
  • Admission: Free
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Come and enjoy an afternoon at the Steveston Farmers & Artisan Market and enjoy the amazing artistry, plentiful produce, chef in the market and enchanting entertainers. Market runs from 10:00am - ... more

Burton Cummings at the River Rock Show Theatre

Few artists have achieved the level of public success and critical acclaim that Burton Cummings has enjoyed in a remarkable career spanning more than forty years. Whether as lead singer and songwriter... more

Culture Days

  • September 26, 2014 to September 28, 2014 (Recurring daily)
  • Admission: Free
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Artists, organizations and community groups in Richmond are hosting free participatory arts and culture activities during Sept 26,27 and 28th, and you're invited! Join Canadians in hundreds of citie... more

Herman's Hermits Starring Peter Noone at the River Rock Show Theatre

Singer-songwriter Peter Noone has been entertaining audiences nearly all his life. It was in 1961 when Noone - who hails from Manchester, England - first made a name for himself as a child actor when ... more

Music at the Shipyard

Bring a blanket and enjoy the music of Fraser Union.  By donation.  Show starts at 7:00pm, all ages welcome. more

Paddlewheeler River Cruise

Take a journey down-river from New Westminster on the elegant, spacious paddlewheeler "Native" towards Steveston harbour at the mouth of the Fraser River. Cruise past the float-hom... more

Pirates at the Cannery!

Avast ye mateys! Celebrate International Talk Like a Pirate Day at the Gulf of Georgia Cannery -- Enjoy a fun scavenger hunt inside our 55,000 square foot historic cannery, and enter for a chance to w... more

Prepare vegetable beds at the Sharing Farm in Richmond

  • September 20, 2014
  • Address: 100-3675 Westminster Hwy, Richmond, BC
  • Admission: Free
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Prepare vegetable beds at the Sharing Farm with the Lower Mainland Green Team. Spaces limited so sign up at our meeting spot. You'll meet like-minded people; learn about the environmental issues facin... more

Richmond Writes Out Loud

Richmond Writes Out Loud! holds monthly open mic events for creative writers in Richmond. Join us once again as we host this fun literary event during Culture Days! Writers are welcome to bring poem... more

Steveston Beer Fest

O'Hare's GastroPub and Liquor Store is pleased to announce the 2nd annual Steveston Beer Fest to be held at the historic Gulf of Georgia Cannery in Steveston, British Columbia on Saturday, September... more

The 5th Annual Grand Prix of Art

Come join us for the painting event of the year celebrating Historical Steveston Village! Artists are invited to participate in a competition of Plein Air painting.  Participating artists will ... more

Third Annual Pie Baking Competition

  • September 27, 2014
  • Address: 3811 Moncton Street, Richmond, BC V7E 3A7
  • Admission: Pie slices by donation (min. $2.00)
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To celebrate Culture Days in Canada, Tourism Richmond will be hosting its Third Annual Pie Baking Competition (commercial kitchens only) as part of an annual celebration of the Visitor Centr... more

TRAPPED TUESDAY - Save 30% Off All Rooms !

  • September 09, 2014 to October 07, 2014 (Every Tuesday)
  • Venue: Trapped Vancouver
  • Address: Unit #160 8351 Alexandra Road, Richmond, BC V6X 1C3
  • Admission: $14.70 (Regular Price $21.00)
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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

On-Going Events

Ask a Shipwright at Britannia Shipyards National Historic Site

From 1:00pm - 2:30 pm every Saturday, stop by and ask a professional shipwright about your questions regarding boat restoration and maintenance. more

City as Site: Public Art in Richmond

City as Site: Public Art in Richmond is the first exhibition to highlight the City of Richmond's Public Art Program, initiated in 1997 "to create a public art collection of the highest quality ... more

Curve Socials - Live music, drinks specials and tapas!

Drink, Eat, Chill at Curve Socials. Enjoy live music, drinks and tapas every Wednesday – Friday between 5pm and 8pm. more

Dressed in Drama

“Dressed in Drama”, an exhibit of Peking Opera theatrical costumes, shoes, head-pieces and jewelry, last seen 10 years ago in Toronto, is Vancouver’s chance to appreciate gorgeous pi... 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

Nature on the Waterfront at Britannia Shipyards National Historic Site

Every Sunday from May 4th to September 28th a naturalist highlights firsthand the plants and animals that live in the Fraser River Estuary. 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 Night Market 2014

  • May 16, 2014 to October 12, 2014 (Every Sunday, Friday, Saturday)
  • Venue: Richmond Night Market
  • Address: 8351 River Road, Richmond, BC V6X 4A5
  • Admission: $2 Regular Admission; Children 10yrs and under and Senior 60yrs plus FREE
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2014 promises to be another amazing year for the Richmond Night Market. Returning with a new theme and more games, it has never stopped emphasizing family fun for all ages with monthly grand prizes ... more

Room Escape Game Contest

  • September 01, 2014 to September 30, 2014 (Recurring daily)
  • Address: Unit 173 - 11860 Hammersmith Way, Richmond, BC V6A 5G1
  • Admission: $22+GST per player
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FREEING! Canada Station presents: The “WAR OF TOMORROW” Contest Do you have what it takes to survive our War of Tomorrow? If so, what are you waiting for? Start recruiting a team of 4-8 pl... more

Rosanne Lui in Concert 2014

  • September 29, 2014
  • Address: 8811 River Road, Richmond, BC V6X 3P8
  • Admission: $68, $88, $128, $168, plus service charges
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Hailed from Hong Kong, Rosanne Lui has made a name for herself as a singer and an actress. If you missed her performance the last time she was in Vancouver, you can catch her live at the River Rock Sh... more

Solidarity on Ships and Shore: Organizing the West Coast Fishing Industry

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

Steveston Museum Summer Walking Tours

  • July 04, 2014 to September 27, 2014 (Every Friday, Saturday)
  • Address: 3811 Moncton Street, Richmond, BC V7E 3A7
  • Admission: $5.00 per person per tour
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Take a stroll with us through history and experience Steveston's stories every Friday and Saturday from July 4th to September 27th.  Three tours each day starting at 11:00 am - &... more

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