10 things to do in Richmond this February

Jan 25 2019, 2:36 pm

Richmond is filled with fun things to do in February! From Lunar New Year to Family Day, here are 10 events to check out around the city this month.

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

Chinese New Year Tea

What: Celebrate the festive Chinese New Year at the London Heritage Farm with a delicious serving of Chinese New Year Tea and homemade goodies.

When: Saturday, February 2 and Sunday, February 3, 2019
Time: 12 to 5 pm
Where: Tea Room – London Heritage Farm – 6511 Dyke Rd Richmond
Price: $15

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Cannery Farmers’ Market


(Gulf of Georgia Cannery)

What: The Cannery Farmers’ Market is Steveston’s indoor winter market, held at the Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site. This unique market features local food and artisan merchants, inside a historic cannery setting. Admission to the museum is free on market days, with guided heritage tours by donation.

When: February 3, February 17, March 3, March 31, April 14 and April 28, 2019 
10 am to 3 pm
 Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site – 12138 Fourth Avenue, Richmond

Aberdeen Centre Countdown Night to Chinese New Year of the Pig

What: Countdown night to Chinese New Year will kick off with a live variety stage show from 8:30 to 10 pm featuring dance, music and games. Starting at 10:30 pm, there will be a live broadcast countdown to Chinese New Year and personal blessings from The Chinese God of Fortune, who makes a special appearance to greet customers and bring good luck.

When: Monday, February 4, 2019
Time: 8:30 pm to 12:10 am
Where: Aberdeen Centre -4151 Hazelbridge Way, Richmond
Admission: Free

Blessing Ceremony and Lion Dance at River Rock Casino Resort

What: Celebrate the Year of the Pig at River Rock Casino Resort. Watch the colourful lions and dragon come to life and join us in the resort lobby for our Blessing Ceremony and Lion Dance.  All ages are welcome.

When: Tuesday, February 5, 2019
Time: 6:15 to 8 pm
Where: River Rock Casino Resort Lobby – 8811 River Road, Richmond
Admission: Free

Yoga Play

What: In this theatrical production, Joan has been hired to stabilize Jojomon, a yoga apparel giant, after its CEO is brought down by a fat-shaming scandal. But just as she finds her footing, more trouble surfaces and the sales freefall. Jojomon needs an image makeover—and fast. Risking everything on a wild plan, Joan and her colleagues are willing to try anything to save face. This hilarious satire asks what it takes to find authenticity in a world determined to sell enlightenment.

When: Thursday, February 7 to Saturday, February 16, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Gateway Theatre – 6500 Gilbert Road Richmond
Tickets: Online

Lion Dance Centre at Richmond Centre

What: Celebrate the Year of the Pig and welcome the Lunar New Year at Richmond Centre. Marvel at large-scale and eye-catching lantern displays suspended from the ceilings, and enjoy exciting cultural experiences including a traditional Lion Dance. Enjoy visits with the God of Fortune who will be handing out Lucky Red Pockets with a chocolate coin.

When: Sunday, February 10, 2019
Time: 11 am
Where: Main Galleria, Richmond Centre – 6551 No. 3 Rd., Richmond
Admission: Free

Family Day at the Oval

Richmond Olympic Oval

Interior of the Richmond Olympic Oval in its post-Games, multi-sport mode, with the speed skating ice surface removed. (Richmond Olympic Oval)

What: Take on the Family Passport Challenge, with activities including Olympian autographs, Vancouver 2010 Olympic Podium Photo, trivia and more. Then explore the Olympic Experience Museum, enjoy family rock climbing, and skate with the family. Skate and helmet rentals available. Extra fees apply for activities and equipment.

When: Monday, February 18, 2019
Time: 10 am to 5 pm
Where: Richmond Olympic Oval – 6111 River Road, Richmond
Admission: $10 family admission (up to 2 adults + 3 children)

Children’s Arts Festival 

What: Celebrate BC Family Day at the 11th annual Children’s Arts Festival in Richmond. Children and their families are encouraged to spark their imagination through music, hands-on activities, literary and performing arts. Enjoy a vibrant, colourful atmosphere with interactive workshops, activities and events tailored for children ages 3 to 12.

When: Monday, February 18, 2019
Time: 10 am to 4 pm
Where: Richmond Cultural Centre – 7700 Minoru Gate, Richmond
Admission: General Admission is $5. Creativity Classes are $15 (register in advance here). Children ages 2 and under are free.

Community Movie Night – Big Hero 6

What: Bring a blanket and get comfortable for a showing of this popular animated, action-packed and family-friendly movie of a band of high-tech heroes. Yummy treats will also be provided. All ages.

When: Friday, February 22, 2019
Time: 6:30 pm
Where: City Centre Community Centre – 5900 Minoru Blvd., Richmond
Admission: Free

91st Oscars Viewing Party

What: Celebrate cinema with a viewing of the 91st annual Academy Awards. Light refreshments will be provided. This event is for all ages.

When: Sunday, February 24, 2019
Time: 3:30 to 9:30 pm
Where: City Centre Community Centre – 5900 Minoru Blvd., Richmond
Admission: Free

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