It’s time to put away those sweats and bust out those shorts!
Richmond and Delta have a plethora of events taking place over the next couple of months. Here are 40 things to do and see in Richmond and Delta this Spring.
Things To Do In Richmond This Summer
June 21 | Night Market
The 2018 Richmond Night Market features over 100 food stalls! With a variety of Asian inspired foods, there’ll be a plethora of dim sum, street meat, and ramen.
There will also be live entertainment, carnival rides, and a variety of games.
June 21 | Cineplex Family Favourites
Cineplex family favourites are back this summer, with an array of heartwarming classics on the viewing screen. Movies will be screened every Wednesday and Saturday in July, August, and September at 11AM.
June 23 | Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition
The international exhibition about the Titanic will be arriving at Lipont Place Arts Centre in Richmond June 23rd. The exhibition has been shown in places such as Paris and Stockholm, and has been seen by over 25 million visitors worldwide.
Come out for a celebration of Indigenous cultural traditions including song, dance, storytelling and food culture. Don’t miss the Bannock Bake-off from 2-3pm. Produced by Pathways Aboriginal Centre in collaboration with and support from the Gulf of Georgia Cannery Society.
June 23 | Bricks4Kidz Superhero Academy!
It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s…Learn the art of the Superhero at Superhero Academy! Join the Avengers as they conquer evil and lurk in the shadows with the Bat Clan. Be warned, as a superhero there is no fame, no fun, and no fortune – only justice! All students go home with a custom-made Minifigure.
June 24 | Kitten Yoga
Kitten Yoga is part of the Animal Yoga Fundraiser hosted by Sunberry Fitness to support local Animal Shelters.
This is an easy flow yoga class with a litter of 5-6 weeks old kittens exploring around you. The kittens are free to choose humans they like and explore the space (or boxes) while you practice yoga.
June 24 | 5 Course Parallel 49 Beer Pairing Dinner
Their Our chef will present a 5 course dinner, perfectly paired with 5 Parallel 49 Brewing Company Beers. Tickets are $45.
Paint, drink & have a fun night out at The Buck & Ear Bar and Grill. No artistic experience required.
June 30 | Archery Tag w/ NTG x SFUTA x UBCRC
Looking for an exciting way to celebrate the end of summer classes? Or are you simply looking to find some new ways to spend your summer? Join UBCNTG, SFUTA and UBCRC for an exciting game of archery tag! This archery, dodge ball, and paintball hybrid sport will sure get your spirits up after the dreadful exams.
July 1 | Canada Day Celebrations
A free, full-day street party throughout Steveston Village alongside the Steveston Salmon Festival is in store.
Hosted by the City of Richmond, a headline performance by Juno Award-winners Big Sugar and fireworks over the Fraser River will cap off the Canada Day celebrations.
The highlight of the day is indeed the Steveston Salmon Festival. the festival is famous for its salmon barbecue where over 1,200 pounds of wild salmon filets are grilled over open fire pits. An annual tradition since 1945, the Salmon Festival also features a huge Canada Day Parade through historic Steveston Village.
Enjoy free movies every Wednesday night beginning July 4th. Gates open at 6:30PM, and the showing begins at sundown.
The Steveston Market offers foods and crafts from local producers. Come out and see it for yourself!
July 15 | Puppy Yoga
This is an energetic yoga class with puppies running around you. The puppies are free to choose humans they like and explore the space while you practice yoga.
The yoga sequences are put together to be dog-friendly and to encourage dog-human interaction.
July 28 | Maritime Festival
Celebrate Richmond’s historical connection with the sea at the 15th Annual Richmond Maritime Festival, a free family event at a National Heritage Site.
Over two days, land lubbers and sea-goers of all ages will enjoy activities that delight one and all. Discover local lore, visit beautiful wooden boats, create works of art, bring your picnic blanket and enjoy the tasty treats. Take in music, painters, potters, stilt performers, puppets, story tellers and much more!
July 28 | City Centre Outdoor Movie Night
Come out for the annual Outdoor Movie Night at Garden City Park for a screening of Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017). This fun, family event includes a variety of activities, including live performances, face painting, arts and crafts, community information booths, and an outdoor movie on the big screen!
Admission is free!
The 6th Youth World Cup Live Painting Competition & The One Dollar for One Poor Child Charity Event is a global charity event that is hosted by The Canada Youth Arts Development Foundation and strongly supported by UNICEF Canada.
It is a global painting competition for children and youth artists ages 4 to 25 across the world. The event aims to help children who live in poverty. It provides a valuable platform to raise awareness for children’s welfare and access to basic education worldwide.
See it at the Richmond Olympic Oval this summer.
August 11 | Garry Point Park Beach Cleanup
Join Ocean Blu Vodka Soda for a shoreline cleanup at Garry Point Park!
Garry Point Park is large 75 acres waterfront park, located close to historic Steveston Village. The park provides spectacular views of the South Arm of the Fraser River and the Gulf Islands. With plenty of beach and waterfront access we will tackle the trash along the shore and prevent it from harming wildlife and flowing into the ocean, as well as leaving the park a cleaner and healthier place to hang!
August 15 | Tea ‘n’ Tunes at Two
Celebrate summer and make new friends at Tea ‘n’ Tunes with an afternoon of live music featuring ‘The King’ – Elvis Presley!
August 19 | Garlic Fest
Chefs from a number of restaurants in Richmond and Vancouver will be volunteering their time to bring festival-goers a selection of garlic-based delights.
There will even be garlic ice cream – a must try for any garlic lover! Of course, the crown of the day will be The Sharing Farm’s sale of its delicious own-grown garlic.
August 20 | Starstruck – VBS
RPC Kids would like to invite you to Starstruck -our Summer VBS. Come out August 20th to 24th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for music, games and astronomical fun. It’ll all take place at Richmond Pentecostal Church.
August 29 | Summer Fun Night 2018
Bring the family down for this fun free family event. Enjoy games, crafts, face painting and much more at King George/Cambie Community Park. The event includes a feature performance by the Vancouver Puppet Theatre.
August 31 | World Festival
The Richmond World Festival is the City’s signature event attracting over 35,000 people in 2016. On Friday, August 31 and Saturday, September 1, this festival will celebrate the city’s cultural diversity through music, food, sport and art from around the world. The event features over 75 artists on the festival’s nine stages. And ever popular FEASTival of Flavours returns with over 50 of the region’s best food trucks. There’s something for everyone and admission is free!
September 13 | CSAE BC Annual Golf Tournament
This annual event is always a fun day filled with networking, contests and a fantastic round of golf on a course that is perfect for all skill levels! CSAE BC members and guests have always enjoyed the camaraderie and to unwind with a delicious dinner after a day on the course. Registration & lunch is at 12:30 p.m. and tee-off is at 1:30 p.m.
September 14 | Yoga Teacher Training 200 Hours
Learn yoga basics with Perfect Hearts Yoga this September in an experience you’ll never forget!
Things To Do In Delta This Summer
June 21 | Beach Bonanza
More than just a fun place to play, the beach is home to some amazing creatures. Join us to learn more! Come out to Boundary Bay Regional Park for a fun day on the beach.
Admission is free!
June 21 | My first Cooking Class with Epicure
The Epicure Cooking Class is a great way to familiarize yourself with Epicure’s products. The products feature clean, wholesome ingredients and are nut and gluten-free. We strive to be sodium and sugar-conscious and to keep our products as true to nature as possible, which means no added MSG, fillers, or artificial flavours or colours.
The class runs from 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Celebrate International Day of Yoga on June 21st with a free, all-levels yoga class at Memorial Park in Ladner! Registration opens at 6pm – please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to class.
June 23 | Family Games
Unplug and reconnect with your family by playing board games together. Choose one of the many games provided by the library, or bring your favourites to enjoy!
June 28 | 30th Annual Chamber Golf Tournament
The Delta Chamber of Commerce is proud to host their 30th Annual Golf Tournament at Beach Grove Golf Club!
Come out on Thursday, June 28, 2018 for a fantastic day of golf and networking.
After your round, head over to the Beach Grove Golf Clubhouse where the evening will continue with a delicious summer buffet dinner and live auction. Don’t miss this opportunity to participate in one of the Delta Chamber of Commerce’s signature annual events.
July 6 | Tour de Delta
Tour de Delta presented by Beedie kicks off with the North Delta Criterium on Friday, July 6. This exhilarating event features a 1.2 km loop around the social heart of North Delta.
July 15 | St Joseph Middle Eastern Food Festival
Come and enjoy a delicious Mediterranean feast at the new church location in honour of our patron saint feast day, St Joseph the Damacene! There will be falafel & beef kebab sandwiches, delicious Middle Eastern sweets like Baklava,music and dance, and much more!
July 20 | Tsawwassen Pop Up Lawn Summer Nights
Lawn Summer Nights is a unique lawn bowling fundraiser that is held in cities across the country, benefiting Cystic Fibrosis Canada.
Founded in Vancouver in 2009, the event has helped raise over $2.7 million, generated awareness about cystic fibrosis, introduced thousands of young Canadians to community engagement, and revived one of summertime’s classic leisure sports: lawn bowling.
July 20 | 30th Annual Jog for the Bog
The Jog for the Bog is a run/walk event in the Delta Nature Reserve to raise money for the protection of the Burns Bog and the education of youth in the Lower Mainland. It includes a 5 km run, a 10 km run, live entertainment and a pancake breakfast!
All the fun starts at 8:00 a.m.
The 3rd Annual Primerose Hotrod & Classic Car Show returns this July for another stellar event. This event supports the Delta Hospital Foundation.
August 6 | Tsawwassen Sun Festival
The 45th annual Tsawwassen Sun Festival returns for the BC Day long weekend. The weekend’s activities include: a ball tournament, great food, fireworks, an antique fair, a skateboard competition, a parade, an international market, a petting zoo, a children’s festival, a bike show and more!
August 10 | Beat The Heat
Cool down this summer with Hockey Community’s 6th annual Beat the Heat hockey tournament.
It takes place from Friday, August 10th – Sunday, August 12th, 2018.
Held at Planet Ice Delta, you can join one of the four divisions to play in by registering as a team or an individual.
August 11 | Creating Encaustic Paint
learn the ins and outs of working with wax and pigment then. As a group, you will create a range of gorgeous, pigment filled encaustic paints. In past workshops, participants have ended the day with over 20 new colours to take home.
Tickets are $125.
August 12 | SummerTogether Beach Volleyball
You can’t go wrong with a game of volleyball on Centennial Beach. Come and play, or just
come and enjoy the sea air. There is a playground for kids and lots of sandy beach for the whole family.
September 7 | TRAMA
TRAMA , long a favourite and if you are familiar with Trooper you will love seeing Tommy and Doni perform with Elio! See them perform this September at Kennedy’s Pub.
September 8 | Day At The Farm
“Day at the Farm” is a great opportunity to learn about farming in our community.
This event is free and fun for the whole family. There will be music, food, contests and activities for all. Learn about local farms by taking a Hay-wagon farm tour led by a local farmers or try milking a cow with the BC Dairy Foundation.