10 things to do in Richmond this August

Jul 13 2019, 6:52 am

Discover all that Richmond has to offer in August, including concerts, walking tours, and more. Here is our checklist of 10 great events happening this month.

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

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Farm Fest at Garden City Lands

What: Richmond celebrates local food, sustainability and its agricultural past, present and future at Farm Fest. Garden City Lands is a 136.5-acre park currently being developed as one of Richmond’s signature parks and will be home to active farming and agricultural programs.

When: Saturday, August 10, 2019
Time: 10 am to 3 pm
Where: Garden City Lands – Garden City Rd and Lansdowne Rd, Richmond
Admission: Free

Steveston Heritage Experience 

What: ​The Steveston Heritage Experience leads you back in time on an interactive walking tour led by a guide, stopping at four celebrated historic attractions—Britannia Shipyards National Historic Site, the Steveston Tram, the Steveston Museum, and the Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site. Food and beverage tastings will also be served, offering a taste of life back in 1914.

When: August 17, September 14, and October 5, 2019
Time: 2 to 5 pm. Meet at the Britannia Shipyards NHS Visitor Centre at least 15 minutes before tour start time.
Where: Britannia Shipyards National Historic Site 5180 Westwater Drive Richmond
Tickets: Online

11th Annual Richmond Garlic Fest



What: The 11th Annual Richmond Garlic Fest features fresh farm grown garlic, garlicky delights made by chefs of local restaurants, Farmers’ Market, live birds of prey flying demos, kids zone, farm tours, and more. This event is by donation, with all proceeds from the festival going to supporting The Sharing Farm in their mission to grow fresh healthy produce for families in need.

When: Sunday, August 18, 2019
Time: 10 am to 3 pm
Where: Terra Nove Rural Park (The Sharing Farm) – 2771 Westminster Hwy, Richmond
Admission: By donation

City Centre’s Concerts in the Park Series

What: Enjoy live entertainment, arts and crafts and more in this weekly event at Garden City Community Park. All ages are welcome.

When: Every Wednesday until August 28, 2019
Time: 6:30 to 8 pm
Where: Garden City Community Park – 6620 Garden City Road, Richmond
Admission: Free

Lansdowne Centre Drive-In Movie Series

What: The Drive-In Movie Series returns to Lansdowne Centre for its fourth 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), and the movie audio will be broadcast over FM radio. Keep in mind that this is a family-friendly event, so smoking and alcohol are strictly prohibited.

When: Every Wednesday until August 28, 2019
Time: Gates open at 6 pm
Where: Lansdowne Centre – 5300 No. 3 Rd., Richmond
Admission: Free

Steveston Alive!: Walking Tour Vignettes

What: The Steveston Historical Society, together with the Steveston Museum, present the third season of Steveston Alive! Walking Tour Vignettes – a play in five parts during a walking tour of Steveston. Through these vignettes, residents and visitors alike will learn about what makes Steveston unique, and about how its early immigrants overcame hardship and learned to live and work together in this diverse community. This year, the vignettes will be acted by talented drama students from Steveston-London Secondary School, with returning cast members from Hugh McRoberts Secondary

When: Every Saturday until August 31, 2019
Time: 1 pm and 3 pm
Where: Steveston Museum – 3811 Moncton Street, Richmond
Tickets: Online

Music at the Cannery

What: The Cannery’s annual summertime evening concert series returns. Every Friday evening will feature a different musical act, catering to a wide range of musical tastes, including blues, folk, and more.

When: Every Friday until August 30, 2019
Time: Doors at 6 pm, show at 6:30 pm
Where: Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site – 12138 Fourth Avenue, Richmond
Tickets: At the door, $7 for adults, $5 for ages 2 to 17-years-old

Richmond World Festival 2019

What: The fifth annual Richmond World Festival features a smorgasbord of music, arts, food and culture from around the globe. Presented by Coast Capital Savings, the nationally award-winning festival showcases over 90 artists on nine stages, Your Kontinent Digital Carnival, over 50 food trucks in the FEASTival of Flavours, artisan marketplace, and more. The Strumbellas and Bedouin Soundclash are headlining the festival.

When: August 30 to 31, 2019
Time: 4 to 10 pm (Friday) and 11 to 10 pm (Saturday)
Where: Minoru Park & Richmond Cultural Centre Plaza – 7191 Granville Avenue, Richmond
Admission: Free

Kwantlen Street Farmers’ Market – Richmond

What: The market offers a rotating selection of food trucks and carts, vendors with local produce, fresh Okanagan fruit, locally brewed beer and BC wines, SPCA certified chicken and eggs, freshly baked French breads and pastries, and natural soap and body care products.

When: Every Tuesday until October 8, 2019
Time: 12 to 4 pm
Where: Plaza in between the Richmond Public Library and the Minoru Place Seniors’ Centre – 7660 Minoru Gate, Richmond
Admission: Free

Richmond Night Market

What: This wildly popular event is gearing up for another season filled with epic eats and live entertainment. There will be over 100 food vendors and 200 retail stalls this year.

When: Now until October 14, 2019. Open Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and stat holidays
Time: 7 pm to 12 am (open to 11 am on Sundays after September 2 and stat holidays)
Where: 8351 River Road, Richmond (near Bridgeport Station)
Admission: General $4.75, Children (under eight) and seniors (60+ years) are free

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