The summer heat is back in Richmond so cool off with a fun event happening this July. Starlight Theatre to Music at the Cannery and Women’s Volleyball Grand Prix, and more, here are 10 things to do around the city this month.
What: Take a trip back to the days of poodle-skirts, greased hair, and doo wop music – the Drive-In Movie Series returns to Lansdowne Centre for third year, presented by Fresh Air Cinema. Enjoy classic, family-friendly, and even some of the latest hits on an outdoor screen. Take a drive and cuddle up, or bring a blanket and lawn chair and settle in. Parking is on a first-come first-served basis (first 200 vehicles), with movie audio will be broadcast over FM radio. And keep in mind that this is a family-friendly event, so smoking and alcohol are strictly prohibited.
When: Every Wednesday to August 30
Where: Lansdowne Centre, west parking lot – 5300 No. 3 Road, Richmond
What: Beyond the Horizon is a unique exhibition showcasing selected landscapes from the Richmond Art Gallery’s Collection and a series of new works developed in response by students from the Richmond Art Gallery’s Youth Mentorship Program.
What:This event features over 300 different booths including over 200 retailers and 60 food ones. Illumination will feature special weekends dedicated to themes such as Music Festival Weekend, Culture Festival Weekend, and Music, Dance, and Singing Competitions.
When: Fridays to Sundays until September 10
Time: Friday and Saturday from 7 pm to midnight, Sunday from 7 to 11 pm, and long weekends from 7 to midnight
Where: 12631 Vulcan Way (behind Home Depot on Sweden Way)
What: The Kwantlen St. Farmers’ Market launched in 2016 as Richmond’s first weekly farmers’ market. The market offers a rotating selection of food trucks and carts, vendors with local produce, fresh Okanagan fruit, SPCA certified chicken and eggs, and more. The market features products grown and crafted by local farmers and artisans, highlighting KPU’s own Sustainable Agriculture students.
What: FIVB World Grand Prix – one of the premier international tournaments for women’s volleyball – will take place at the Richmond Olympic Oval. The city will host six matches among four teams in Group 2 – Canada, Germany, Peru and Czech Republic. This will likely be the only chance for Canadians to see this calibre of women’s volleyball on home soil, as the tournament’s format will change and be re-branded in 2018.
When: July 21 to 23
Where: Richmond Olympic Oval – 6111 River Road Richmond,
What: Join the Richmond Chamber of Commerce for their annual BBQ. Members and those who are not yet members are invited to celebrate the summer with delicious BBQ, excellent raffle prizes, live music, networking and more.
When: July 27
Time: 11:30 am to 2 pm
Where: Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel – 7551 Westminster Highway, Richmond