10 things to do in Richmond this April

Mar 26 2019, 5:11 am

Find your fun in Richmond in April, with Easter, Earth Day and more events to enjoy. Here is our list of 10 events to check out this month.

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


What: The inspirational, triumphant, and incredible true story of the Preston Rivulettes women’s hockey team. In 1933, four friends set out to prove to Canada that hockey isn’t just a sport for men. As they fight through the Great Depression, prejudice, and personal upheaval, can they overcome the odds and forge their own path to glory?

When: Thursday, April 4 to Saturday, April 13, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Gateway Theatre – 6500 Gilbert Road, Richmond
Tickets: Online

Lulu Series: Debra Sparrow

What: Debra Sparrow’s ties to this land are centuries old. As she weaves, she draws connections to her ancestors and to the people whose traditional lands once encompassed Richmond and much of Vancouver. Growing up in Musqueam, Debra remembers spending time in Richmond gathering knowledge from her family and from the land itself.

In this talk, Debra will share some of the Indigenous histories of this place and discuss the links between her ancestors, her creative practice and the modern city we now call Richmond.

When: Thursday, April 4, 2019
Time: 7 to 9 pm
Where: Richmond City Hall – 6911 No.3 Road, Richmond
Tickets: Online, Free

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3rd Annual Richmond Cherry Blossom Festival

What: In its third year running, the festival celebrates the arrival of spring and the blooming of cherry blossoms. The festival, situated right beside the Fraser River, includes a day full of Japanese music, as well as traditional Japanese food and activities. Attendees can also expect traditional Japanese dance, Taiko drumming, and a number of talented musicians.

When: Sunday, April 7, 2019
Time: 11 am to 4 pm
Where: Garry Point Park – 12011 Seventh Avenue, Richmond
Admission: Free

Australia’s Thunder From Down Under

What: Thunder has been featured on television shows such as “The View,” “The Today Show” and “The Ellen DeGeneres Show.” With dynamic dance routines, colourful costumes, state-of-the-art lighting and hilarious acts, Thunder From Down Under is a fully interactive experience that is like no other male revue show in the world.

When: Friday, April 12, 2019
Time: 8 pm
Where: River Rock Casino Resort Lobby – 8811 River Road, Richmond
Tickets: Online

Hummingbird Homecoming

What: Attract birds to your own backyard by understanding what helps them survive.
Presentations at 11 am, 12 pm, and 3 pm.

When: Sunday, April 14, 2019
Times: 11 am to 4 pm
Where: Richmond Nature Park – 11851 Westminster Hwy, Richmond
Admission: Free with donations appreciated

Easter at the Cannery

What: This annual fun-filled family-friendly weekend features crafts, story time, games, and of course, the Easter Salmon Scavenger Hunt, all inside the Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site. Throughout the day, the Cannery will have activities suitable for kids ages 2 to 12 years old, including the Easter Salmon “Egg” Hunt – hunts start every 30 minutes, beginning at 11 am and ending at 4:30 pm. All Easter hunt participants will receive an Easter treat for their efforts!

When: Friday, April 19 to Sunday, April 21, 2019 
10 am to 5 pm
 Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site – 12138 Fourth Avenue, Richmond
$4.90 for Kids/Youth (2-16) and $3.90 for accompanying Adults 17 and over.

Easter Eggstravaganza


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What: Celebrate Easter at Hamilton Community Centre with an Easter Egg Hunt, crafts, games and a visit with the Easter Bunny. Parent participation and registration of child only required.

When: Saturday, April 20, 2019
Time: 11 am to 1 pm
Where: Hamilton Community Centre – 5140 Smith Drive, Richmond
Admission:$10 per child. To register contact the front desk at 604-718-8055

Welcome Ramadan, Celebrate Eid!

What: Welcome Ramadan, the holy month of fasting in the Islamic calendar. Learn about the meaning of Ramadan and enjoy family activities including calligraphy, crafts, henna tattoos, and more. This event is held in partnership with City of Richmond, Touchstone Family Association, Welcome Ramadan & Eid Celebration Committee and BC Muslim Art House.

When: Saturday, April 27, 2019
Time: 12 to 4 pm
Where: Richmond Public Library Brighouse Branch – 100-7700 Minoru Gate, Richmond
Admission: Free

Earth Day at Hamilton Community Centre

What: Head to Hamilton Centre for a family-friendly event with a neighbourhood cleanup that includes a free electric shredder, crafts and junk disposal by donation. Rock Art Canada will also be leading rock painting.

When: Saturday, April 27, 2019
Time: 10:30 am to 12 pm
Where: Hamilton Community Centre – 5140 Smith Drive, Richmond
Admission: Free

Earth Day Celebration at Richmond Nature Park

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What: Celebrate Earth Day at Richmond Nature Park, with fun activities for the whole family. Co-hosted by Vancouver Family Fun Club.

When: Sunday, April 28, 2019
Times: 1 to 3 pm
Where: Richmond Nature Park – 11851 Westminster Hwy, Richmond
Admission: By donation

International Dance Day – Free Dance Workshops and Performances

What: 2019 marks the 5th annual celebration of International Dance Day in Richmond. Sudnya Dance Academy and Clarkson Events have partnered with Aberdeen Centre to provide free dance celebrations, performances and workshops.

When: Sunday, April 28 and Monday, April 29, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Aberdeen Centre – 4151 Hazelbridge Way, Richmond
Admission: Free

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