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10 things to do in Richmond in June

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Daniel Chai Jun 06, 2017 11:02 pm 320

Richmond is loaded with interesting events in June, from movies in the park to a car show and shine and everything in between. To get you started, here are 10 things to do around the city this month.

For more things happening around town, check out our events section.

Walking Tour Vignettes

  • What: The Steveston Historical Society and Steveston Museum present a play in five parts during a walking tour of Steveston. Costumed interpreters (who also happen to be talented high school drama students from Hugh McRoberts Secondary School) will accompany the summer walking program.
  • Where: Tours will leave from Steveston Museum
  • When: Fridays at 4:30 pm and Saturdays at 1 pm in June and July
  • Tickets: $7. Children under 12 are free of charge when accompanied by a paying adult. To book, contact the Steveston Museum & Visitor Centre at 604-271-8280 or in person at 3811 Moncton Street. Ask for the “Walking Tour Vignettes” tour.

Richmond Night Market

  • What: The Richmond Night Market draws crowds from across the province who travel to taste to rows on rows of vibrant cuisine offered and check out the diverse line-up of nightly performances on to 50 ft entertainment stage.
  • Where: 8351 River Road (nearby Bridgeport Station), Richmond
  • When: Fridays and Saturdays 7 pm to midnight, Sundays and holiday Mondays 7 to 11 pm. To October 9.
  • Admission: $3.75 (regular admission). Kids 10 and under, seniors 60 and up are free. Zoom pass (up to 7 visits) is $20.

Lions Club Annual Sockeye Run Car Show and Shine

  • What: Show off your classic car at the Lions Club Annual Sockeye Run Car Show and Shine. There will be trophies for all makes, models and years. Plus enjoy music, entertainment and hot wheels racing in the park.
  • Where: Steveston Park – 4111 Moncton St, Richmond , BC
  • When: June 11. Register your vehicle from at 8 am to noon. Judging starts at noon.
  • Cost: Car entry is $10 in advance or $15 on the day. Spectators by donation

Steveston Farmers and Artisans Market

Steveston Farmers and Artisans Market

Image: Steveston Farmers and Artisans Market / Facebook

  • What: Returning for its tenth year, the Steveston Farmers and Artisans Market will be operating in the parking lot of the Steveston Community Centre, the market will feature a mix of stalls, including food vendors, artists, and craftspeople.
  • Where: Steveston Community Centre parking lot – 4111 Moncton Street, Richmond
  • When: June 18 from 10:30 am to 3:30 pm
  • Cost: Free

Richmond Chamber of Commerce 34th Annual Golf Tournament

  • What: Join the Richmond Chamber of Commerce’s 34th Annual Golf tournament and join in on a community tradition. Well over 100 business professionals and local leaders gather to network, have fun, and enjoy 18 holes, followed by a lavish buffet dinner.
  • Where: Quilchena Golf & Country Club – 3551 Granville Avenue, Richmond
  • When: June 22 from 11:30 am to 9 pm
  • Tickets: Online, $65-$235

Seth’s Dominion and Omnis Temporalis

  • What: A free film screening of Seth’s Dominion, followed by a live performance of Omnis Temporalis. Seth’s Dominion is a 2014 National Film Board of Canada animated/live action documentary directed by Luc Chamberland about the Canadian cartoonist Seth. Following the film, Mark Haney will lead a live musical theatre performance of Omnis Temporalis, bringing Seth’s graphic novella George Sprott: 1894-1975 to life.
  • Where: Richmond Art Gallery – 7700 Minoru Gate, Richmond
  • When: June 22 from 7 to 9 pm
  • Cost: Free

28th Annual Bullhead Derby

Steveston Salmon Festival

Image: Steveston Salmon Festival / Facebook

  • What: Spend the morning at Garry Point Park at the Bullhead Derby at beautiful Garry Point park. Pack your fishing gear, including barbless hooks and a picnic basket. It’s a perfect occasion to bring your family for a fun day of fishing. There are two categories: kids 12 and under and seniors 65+.
  • Where: Garry Point Park, Steveston
  • When: June 25 from 9 am to 1 pm
  • Cost: Free

Hamilton Night Out

  • What: One of Hamilton Community Centre’s biggest events of the year. Enjoy carnival inflatables, games, local entertainment, plus Beauty and the Beast at 9:30 pm.
  • Where: McLean Park, Richmond
  • When: June 23 from 6:30 to 11 pm.
  • Cost: Movie viewing free, all-access pass to play games $10 in advance, $12 on the day

Elaine Quehl – A Design Journey

  • What: Award-winning Canadian quilt artist, teacher and designer, Elaine Quehl offers a digital presentation and trunk show of her recent work. Elaine is best known for colourful, nature-themed art quilts featuring luscious foliage, flowers and trees. She was the Canadian Quilter’s Association Teacher of the Year in 2015.
  • Where: Richmond Cultural Centre – 7700 Minoru Gate, Richmond
  • When: June 27 from 7 to 8:30 pm
  • Cost: $5

Our Home and Native Bloom: The Art of Ikebana with Judie Glick

  • What: Join Judie Glick from the Vancouver Ikebana Association who will give a presentation on Ikebana and the Japanese art of arranging local plant material. Participants will create their own small arrangement to take home at the end of the workshop.
  • Where: Richmond City Hall – 6911 No. 3 Road, Richmond
  • When: June 28 from 12:10 to 1:15 pm
  • Cost: Free, RSVP by email to Elisa Yon at [email protected]

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Daniel Chai
Daniel is a writer and comedian based in Vancouver, BC.

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