10 fun things to do in Richmond this April

Mar 25 2018, 7:32 pm

Explore all that Richmond has to offer this April, including Earth Day, Richmond Cherry Blossom Festival, and more.

Here is our checklist of 10 things to do around Richmond this April.

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

Two Solo Exhibitions: Karilynn Ming Ho and Ho Tam

  • What: Richmond Art Gallery presents two solo exhibitions by artists Ho Tam and Karilynn Ming Ho. In dialogue with these exhibitions but outside the physical gallery, RAG presents four public installations along the No.3 Road Canada Line stations and one at the line’s terminus at Vancouver’s Waterfront Station, in partnership with Richmond Public Art Program, Canada Line, and Capture Photography Festival.
  • When: Friday, April 6 to Sunday, May 27, 2018
  • Time: Various times
  • Where: Richmond Cultural Centre – 7700 Minoru Gate, Richmond
  • Admission: Free

Escape Photography Exhibition by Fang Tong

  • What: Fang Tong’s Escape series continues her subjective and movie-narrative style with a little more romance and humour.
  • When: Saturday, April 7 to Monday, April 30, 2018
  • Time: 9 am to 5 pm
  • Where: Vancouver Lipont Art Centre – 4211 No. 3 Road, Richmond
  • Admission: Free

Walk Richmond – Hamilton/McLean Park

  • What: Explore the East Richmond neighbourhood of Hamilton on this walk that winds through Hamilton Community Park and loops Mclean Park and the surrounding community.
  • When: Saturday, April 7, 2018
  • Time: 10 am to 12 pm
  • Where: Hamilton Community Centre – 5140 Smith Street, Richmond. Meet at the playground on the east side of the parking lot.
  • Admission: Free

2nd Annual Richmond Cherry Blossom Festival 

Cherry Blossoms blooming in winter at Doi Pui mountain ,Chiang mai ,Thailand


  • What: The festival, situated right beside the Fraser River, includes a day full of traditional Japanese music, dance performances, as well as traditional Japanese food and activities. Two stages at the festival will be dedicated to traditional Japanese dance, Taiko drumming, and feature a number of talented musicians. As expected, there will be plenty of space to sit and eat by the cherry blossom trees.
  • When: Sunday, April 8, 2018
  • Time: 11 am to 4 pm
  • Where: Garry Point Park – 12011 Seventh Avenue, Richmond
  • Admission: Free

Fate 2: The Dance and Illusions of Oslen

  • What: A magic show to raise money for the Surrey Memorial’s Intensive Care Unit. Featuring Oslen, Will Tsai, and TD Canadian Talent Showdown: Fate.
  • When: Sunday, April 8, 2018
  • Time: 8 pm
  • Where: River Rock Casino Resort – 8811 River Road, Richmond
  • Tickets: Online

Nine Dragons

  • What: A stylish murder mystery set in 1920s colonial Hong Kong. Nine Dragons is a compelling exploration of race and prejudice in a colonial society. On the surface, Tommy Lam is obsessed with tracking down a killer in his native Kowloon. In immersing himself in the opulent and lurid world of Victor Fung, however, Tommy finds himself investigating the mystery of his own identity.
  • When: Thursday, April 12 to Saturday, April 21, 2018
  • Time: Various times
  • Where: Gateway Theatre – 6500 Gilbert Road, Richmond
  • Tickets: Online, $35-$55

Earth Day at Hamilton Community Centre

  • What: Assemble a team from your organization, invite their families and help clean up the neighbourhood. Event includes crafts with Explore a Green World, junk disposal by donation, refreshments and prizes. Participants will be entered to win a $50 City of Richmond recreation gift card.
  • When: Saturday, April 21, 2018
  • Time: 10 to 11:30 am
  • Where: Hamilton Community Centre – 5140 Smith Dr, Richmond
  • Admission: Free. Email [email protected] to register your team by April 19.

Hummingbird Homecoming

  • What: Learn how to attract birds to a garden and other facts about these beautiful creatures. Presentations are held at 11 am, 12 pm, 2 pm and 3 pm.
  • When: Sunday, April 22, 2018
  • Times: 11 am to 3 pm
  • Where: Richmond Nature Park – 11851 Westminster Hwy, Richmond
  • Admission: By donation

Earth Day at Cambie Community Centre

  • What: Participate in a Community Cleanup (11 am to 12 pm and learn how to make seed paper (12 to 1 pm).
  • When: Saturday, April 28, 2018
  • Time: 11 am to 1 pm
  • Where: Cambie Community Centre – 12800 Cambie Road, Richmond
  • Admission: Free

Hawk and Owl Show

Delta owl

Owl ( Tim Zurowski / Shutterstock)

  • What: See live owls up close at this unique presentation by the Orphaned Wildlife Rehabilitation Society.
  • When: Sunday, April 29, 2018
  • Times: 11 am to 3 pm
  • Where: Richmond Nature Park – 11851 Westminster Hwy, Richmond
  • Admission: By donation
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