10 fun things to do in Richmond this February

Jan 21 2018, 6:04 pm

Pack your February with fun events happening in Richmond, including Family Day, Chinese New Year, and more to enjoy.

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

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

Aberdeen Centre’s Chinese New Year Flower & Gift Fair

  • What: Ring in the Year of the Dog and stock up your supplies at this annual Chinese New Year Flower & Gift Fair. Featuring booths specializing in Chinese New Year-themed decorations, traditional snacks, sweets and foods, gifts, toys, fresh flowers and plants, and more.
  • When: Friday, February 9, 2018 to Sunday, February 18, 2018
  • Time: 11 am to 7 pm
  • Where: Aberdeen Centre – 4151 Hazelbridge Way, Richmond
  • Admission: Free

Family Day at West Richmond Community Centre

  • What: Bring your family and fuel up with a free pancake breakfast, arts and crafts and family style games.
  • When: Saturday, February 10, 2018
  • Time: 9:30 am to 12 pm
  • Where: West Richmond Community Centre – 9180 No. 1 Rd, Richmond
  • Admission: Free

Family Fun Days at the Nature Park

  • What: Visit Richmond Nature Park for adventurous family fun. Explore the bog through special scavenger hunts, then stop by the Woodland photo booth. Choose a wacky animal prop, snap a family portrait and create a take-home twig picture frame.
  • When: Saturday, February 10 to Monday, February 12, 2018
  • Times: 11 am to 4 pm
  • Where: Richmond Nature Park – 11851 Westminster Hwy, Richmond
  • Admission: Free, though admission are appreciated

2018 Children’s Arts Festival

  • What: Kids under 12 can immerse themselves in a wide range of hands-on workshops led by professional artists and performers. Dance the day away with the Big Easy Funk Ensemble, get down with the Blues Berries, be amazed with the ever-popular Magic 2 Go, get your sillies out with Tickle Me Pickle and create your way through the many kid-inspired Imagination Stations.
  • When: Monday, February 12, 2018
  • Time: 10 am to 4 pm
  • Where: Richmond Cultural Centre 7700 Minoru Gate, Richmond
  • Tickets: Online, $5 General Festival Admission, $15/each Creativity Class (includes General Festival Admission)

Salt-Water Moon

  • What: A bold, lyrical interpretation of David French’s classic Canadian play. A Factory Theatre production touring with Why Not Theatre, directed by Ravi Jain.
  • When: Thursday, February 15 to Saturday, February 24, 2018
  • Time: Various times
  • Where: Gateway Theatre – 6500 Gilbert Road, Richmond
  • Tickets: Online, $35-$55

Guided Tour at Lulu Island Winery

  • What: Learn the process of winemaking from harvesting to crushing to bottling.  Complete the tour with wine tasting, including famous Canadian ice wine, with soft cheese and fruits to pair with. Lastly, bring home a little gift to share with friends and family.
  • When: Thursday, February 15 to Wednesday, February 28, 2018
  • Time: 11 am to 2 pm
  • Where: Lulu Island Winery – 16880 Westminster Hwy., Richmond
  • Admission: Free with advanced booking. RSVP by calling 604-232-9839

Steveston Folk Guild Presents Jana Seale

  • What: West Coast acoustic guitarist and vocalist Jana Seale has mesmerized audiences from all over the world with her unique and gentle style. Jana reinterprets folk, country and singer/songwriter favourites covering decades from the ’60s to modern times.
  • When: Thursday, February 15, 2018
  • Time: 7:30 pm
  • Where: Britannia Shipyards – Chinese Bunkhouse – 5180 Westwater Drive, Richmond
  • Tickets: $10

Chinese New Year Festival at Lansdowne Centre

  • What: A full day of free family fun including a Lion Dance, Money God visits, live traditional and modern stage performances, community booths, giveaways and more.
  • When: Saturday, February 17, 2018
  • Time: 12:30 to 5 pm
  • Where: Lansdowne Centre – 5300 No. 3 Rd., Richmond
  • Admission: Free

Walk Richmond – South Arm Park

  • What: Discover South Arm Park up close with its beautiful trees, greenery and sports amenities.
  • When: Saturday, February 24, 2018
  • Time: 10 to 11 am
  • Meeting Spot: The basketball court to the west of South Arm Community Centre – 8880 Williams Rd, Richmond
  • Admission: Free

The Blossoming of Mongolia Flower Wulan Tuya

  • What: Wulan Tuya, also known as the “Flower of Mongolia” is a Mongol Chinese singer from Inner Mongolia, China. Her music incorporates elements of Mongolian traditional music, such as the morin khuur, and modernized by electronic beats.
  • When: Sunday, February 25, 2018
  • Time: 8 pm
  • Where: River Rock Casino Resort – 8811 River Road, Richmond
  • Tickets: Online, $58-$168
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