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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

"A Capture of Memories" Film

This short film explores the Japanese Canadian experience through the memories of the Murakami family at Britannia. Young Japanese Canadians like Asayo Murakami’s great granddaughter Caitlin are... more


2015 Summer Steveston Farmers & Artisans Market

  • September 06, 2015 to October 25, 2015
  • Address: Third Ave & Moncton St., Richmond, BC
  • Admission: Free
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Come and enjoy an afternoon at the Steveston Summer Farmers & Artisan Market and enjoy the amazing artistry, plentiful produce, chef in the market and enchanting entertainers.  T... more


Cameron Cartiere and the chART Collective: For All Is For Yourself

Academic and Public Art Facilitator Cameron Cartiere’s exhibition will highlight the decreasing bee populations which are being threatened by factors such as disease and parasites, pesticide use... more


Culture Days

  • September 25, 2015 to September 27, 2015
  • Admission: Free
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Artists, organizations and community groups in Richmond are hosting free participatory arts and culture activities during Sept 25, 26 and 27th, and you're invited! Enjoy a weekend of free, han... more


DAISO KIDS COLOURING CONTEST ~ The Wizard of OZ ~

DAISO KIDS COLOURING CONTEST ~ The Wizard of OZ ~ オズの魔法使いミュージカル ダイソーぬりえコンテスト All children 12 & under are welcome to participate! No purchase necessary, FREE to join! Sept 4-30 Colour and submit th... more


Gateway Theatre Pacific Festival: Tuesdays with Morrie by Chung Ying Theatre

  • September 24, 2015 to September 26, 2015 (Recurring daily)
  • Venue: Gateway Theatre
  • Address: 6500 Gilbert Rd., Richmond, BC V7C 3V4
  • Admission: Adult Pricing: $40 Student Pricing: $20 Festival Pass: $60
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The Gateway Theatre Pacific Festival is a showcase of world-class contemporary theatre from Hong Kong and Canada. Throughout the month of September, Gateway Theatre will present new and exciting theat... more


Gateway Theatre Pacific Festival: COOK YOUR LIFE / MeCHAT (TWO SHOWS IN ONE)

  • September 17, 2015 to September 19, 2015 (Recurring daily)
  • Venue: Gateway Theatre
  • Address: 6500 Gilbert Rd., Richmond, BC V7C 3V4
  • Admission: Adult Pricing: $40 Student Pricing: $20 Festival Pass: $60
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一張戲票、兩場演出- 關於現代生活的喜劇 A hilarious double-bill about modern life. The Gateway Theatre Pacific Festival is a showcase of world-class contemporary theatre from Hong Kong and Canada. Throughout the month o... more


Gateway Theatre Pacific Festival: The Will to Build by Theatre du Pif

The Gateway Theatre Pacific Festival is a showcase of world-class contemporary theatre from Hong Kong and Canada. Throughout the month of September, Gateway Theatre will present new and exciting theat... more


Geocaching Extravaganza at Richmond Nature Park

  • September 13, 2015
  • Address: 11851 Westminster Highway, Richmond, BC
  • Admission: Admission by donation
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Geocaching is a worldwide treasure hunt that you can play with a GPS or a smartphone. Join the BC Geocaching Association for workshops, displays of creative caches and try it out with help from experi... more


Interwoven World - Identity and Fashion

  • November 06, 2014 to October 18, 2015 (Recurring daily)
  • Address: 180 - 7700 Minoru Gate, Richmond, BC V6Y 1R9
  • Admission: No charge
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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


jasna guy: not by chance alone

jasna guy is a visual artist who works primarily with drawing, often incorporating photography, text, and collage as intrinsic parts of the image-making process. Alarmed by decreasing bee populations ... more


Lunch with Team Cops for Cancer

Meet the Team Tour de Coast at Boston Pizza Ackroyd and Support Cops for Cancer. With over 100 delicious menu items including a Smart Eats Menu, Boston Pizza Ackroyd has something for everyone. Reserv... more


Matt & Kim - Free Summer Concert

  • September 05, 2015
  • Address: 7191 Granville Avenue, Richmond BC, BC V6Y 4G2
  • Admission: Free
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Part of the Richmond World Festival at Minoru Park, the Richmond BC Dynamic indie dance duo Matt and Kim will headline the inaugural Richmond World Festival in Minoru Park on the Labour Day weekend.... more


Mid-Autmn Moon Festival at the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden

The change of the season brings our big annual Mid-Autumn Moon Festival! This year, the Harvest Full Moon undergoes a special lunar eclipse throughout the night and the H.R. MacMillan Space Centre wil... more


Norm Macdonald - Headlines at the River Rock Casino Resort

River Rock Show Theatre Presents Actor-comedian Norm Macdonald will be bringing his hilarious stand-up to the River Rock Casino Resort on Saturday, September 12, 2015. Tickets on sale at all T... more


One War, Two Victories

"One War, Two Victories" is a travelling museum exhibition, which was produced by the Chinese Canadian Military Museum Society in partnership with the Canadian War Museum. The photograph i... more


OPEN HOUSE - Universal Learning Institute

  • September 09, 2015
  • Address: 713 - 333 Terminal Ave, Vancouver, BC V6A4C1
  • Admission: FREE
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Universal Learning Institute(ULI) is having an open house at our new Vancouver campus location. ULI has campuses in Richmond & Vancouver. We would like to invite those interested in post-secondary... more


Pirate Weekend at the Cannery

Avast ye mateys! Celebrate International Talk Like a Pirate Day at the Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site on September 19 & 20, 2015 from 12pm to 5pm – Shady Isle Pirates and Buc... more


Queen - It's a Kinda Magic

The long-running and critically acclaimed tribute show, Queen - It's A Kinda Magic will be bringing its updated production featuring an all-new international cast to the River Rock Casino Resort on ... more


Richmond Chinese Community Society (RCCS) Children Drawing Contest 2015

The Richmond Chinese Community Society is organizing a “2015 RCCS Children Drawing Contest.” The goal of the event is to promote awareness for water conservation. The drawing theme for the... more


Richmond Chinese Community Society (RCCS) TD Mid-Autumn Festival Celebration

According to the Chinese lunar calendar, the seventh, eighth, and ninth months constitute the autumn season. Mid-Autumn Festival is celebrated on the fifteenth day of the eighth month, precisely in th... more


Richmond World Festival

  • September 05, 2015
  • Address: 7191 Granville Avenue, Richmond BC, BC V6Y 4G2
  • Admission: Free
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Dynamic indie dance duo Matt and Kim will headline the inaugural Richmond World Festival in Minoru Park on September 5th. This free, day-long celebration of music, food and culture is presented by C... more


Steveston Grand Prix of Art

On race day, Saturday September 19th, registered artists are asked to arrive at Britannia Heritage Shipyards National Historic Site for 9am check-in: here they are assigned a painting location by ra... more


Steveston Museum - Guided Walking Tours

  • July 10, 2015 to September 26, 2015
  • Address: 3811 Moncton Street, Richmond, BC V7E 3A7
  • Admission: $7.00 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 10th to September 26th.  Two tours each day starting at 11:00 am - &q... more


Summer Fireworks at The Butchart Gardens

  • July 04, 2015 to September 05, 2015 (Every Saturday)
  • Venue: Butchart Gardens
  • Address: 800 Benvenuto Ave., Brentwood Bay, BC V8M 1J8
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All ten summer Saturday nights feature a jaw-dropping, dazzling Firework show with both aerial and ground displays choreographed to show tunes. After the show linger a while to enjoy the Night... more


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