10 things to do in Richmond this July

Jun 23 2018, 1:55 am

Richmond is filled with fun events in July, including Starlight Theatre, Micromoon Festival, and more.

Fill your schedule with a list of 10 things to do around Richmond this month.

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

Digital Dungeon and Dragons

  • What: Are you a Dungeons and Dragons gamer looking for a regular group to game with? Richmond Public Library hosts a weekly digitally-styled D&D game for adults every Tuesday. Registration required as seats are limited.
  • When: Every Tuesday
  • Time: 7 pm
  • Where: Richmond Public Library – Brighouse Branch – 100-7700 Minoru Gate, Richmond
  • Admission: Free

City Centre’s Concerts in the Park Series

  • What: Enjoy a night of fun activities and entertainment by local artists at Garden City Park. This event is for all ages, and disability access is available.
  • When: Every Wednesday from July 4 to August 29, 2018
  • Time: 6:30 to 8 pm
  • Where: Garden City Community Park – 6620 Garden City Road, Richmond
  • Admission: Free

Starlight Theatre at Lansdowne Centre

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  • What: Take a trip back to the days of poodle-skirts, greased hair, and doo-wop music – the Drive-In Movie Series returns to Lansdowne Centre for its third 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 from July 5 to August 30
  • Time: Sunset (gates open at 6 pm)
  • Where: Lansdowne Centre, west parking lot – 5300 No. 3 Road, Richmond
  • Admission: Free

Richmond Community Day

  • What: A fun family-friendly environment to encourage face-to-face contact and real conversations between neighbours. The event will have local non-profit organizations revealing the various needs of the community and providing space and opportunity for our Musqueam neighbours to educate all of us on the importance of being good stewards of the land. Activities include a sidewalk chalk drawing competition, bouncy castle, live music, magic show, beach volleyball, refreshments, and more.
  • When: Saturday, July 7, 2018
  • Time: 5 to 8 pm
  • Where: Richmond Olympic Oval – 6111 River Road, Richmond
  • Admission: Free

Steveston Alive! Walking Tour Vignettes

  • What: Stroll through historic Steveston Village as the past comes to life with the Steveston Alive! Walking Tour Vignettes. Not just any ordinary walking tour – visitors will discover what the past was like as talented Hugh McRoberts Secondary School drama student actors perform five short plays about living and working in Steveston in the year 1917.
  • When: Every Saturday until July 21, 2018
  • Time: 1 pm and 3 pm
  • Where: Steveston Museum – 3811 Moncton Street, Richmond
  • Tickets: Online, $10

PandaLand at Aberdeen Centre

  • What: Aberdeen Centre is transformed into a one-of-a-kind bamboo oasis celebrating the iconic, beloved Panda Bear. The exhibit features a family of 9 whimsical origami paper panda bear sculptures and 500 fuzzy adorable panda bears. Aberdeen Centre has commissioned a Hong Kong artist to create live sketches of the Panda scenes on site. The exhibition also features an exclusive cultural fashion show featuring popular Chinese designer Crystal Zhang, the very collection showcasing in this year’s New York Fashion Week.
  • When: Every Day until September 3, 2018
  • Time: Mall Hours
  • Where: Aberdeen Centre – 4151 Hazelbridge Way, Richmond
  • Admission: Free

Richmond Chamber of Commerce Annual Summer BBQ Luncheon

  • What: Join the Richmond Chamber of Commerce for their Annual BBQ, poolside at the Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel. Members and those who are not yet members are invited to celebrate the summer with BBQ, raffle prizes, live music, networking, and more.
  • When: Thursday, July 19, 2018
  • Times: Registration 11:30 am, Luncheon 12 pm to 2 pm
  • Where: Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel – 7551 Westminster Hwy, Richmond
  • Tickets: Online, $49-$59 + GST

Car Boot Sale

Yard sales


  • What: Sell and search for new and used treasures at this unique parking lot sale. Rain or Shine.
  • When: Saturday, July 21, 2018
  • Time: 9 am to 1 pm
  • Where: Steveston Community Centre – 4111 Moncton St, Richmond
  • Admission: Free

Blueberry Sale and Tea

  • What: Blueberry season is here. Purchase fresh local blueberries and the best blueberry pie in town with proceeds supporting the Richmond Nature Park Society’s environmental education programs.
  • When: Sunday, July 22, 2018
  • Time: 11 am to 4 pm
  • Where: Richmond Nature Park – 11851 Westminster Hwy, Richmond
  • Admission: Free

Micromoon Festival

  • What: Enjoy a howling good time under the micromoon at this celebration of summer that includes an outdoor drum circle, dancing, food, and fun for all ages.
  • When: Friday, July 27, 2018
  • Time: 5 to 8 pm
  • Where: West Richmond Community Centre – 9180 No. 1 Rd, Richmond
  • Admission: Free
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