10 things to do in Richmond this October

Oct 1 2019, 12:00 pm

Enjoy autumn in Richmond with our checklist of 10 fun things to do in October. Check out  Steveston Scarecrow Crawl, Ice Cube, and more!

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

Steveston Scarecrow Crawl

What: Throughout the month of October, Steveston Village in Richmond is being taken over by scarecrows for the annual Steveston Scarecrow Crawl. Dozens of scarecrows are the first point of contact outside many of the village’s merchants, and the best scarecrow will win a $1000 prize based on Richmond celebrity judges voting. Perfect for autumn selfies.

When: October 1 to October 31, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Various locations in Steveston Village
Admission: Free

Ice Cube

What: The ledgendary Ice Cube is stopping in Vancouver for two epic shows. He started his career with NWA two decades ago where he wrote most of the lyrics to Straight Outta Compton and his debut solo album AmeriKKKa’s Most Wanted sold more than a million copies. He has sold over 10 million solo albums to date. In 2016, the rapper was inducted into the Rock & Rock Hall of Fame as part of NWA and a year later, he was honoured with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

When: October 3, 2019
Time: 8 pm
Where: River Rock Casino Resort
Tickets: Online

Cannery Farmers’ Market

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, as well as live entertainment, inside a historic cannery setting. Admission to the museum is free on market days.

When: October 6 and 20, November 3 and 17, December 1, 8 and 15, 2019. February 9 and 23, March 8 and 22, April 5 and 19, 2020
Time: 10 am to 3 pm
Where: Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site – 12138 Fourth Avenue, Richmond
Admission: Free

Cranberry Sale

A cranberry farm in Richmond. (James C. / Flickr)

What: Purchase fresh cranberries at Richmond Nature Park Society’s annual cranberry sale. Proceeds support the park’s educational and public programs.

When: October 12, 2019
Time: 10 am to 3 pm
Where: Richmond Nature Park – 11851 Westminster Hwy, Richmond
Admission: By donation, berries are market price

The Coquettish Diva

What: The Coquettish Diva narrates the life of renowned Cantonese Opera Actress, Hong Xian Nu, and celebrates her tireless pursuit of the arts. The play stars Su Chun Mei, the desciple of Hong Xian Nu and the lead actress of the Guangzhou Hong Dou Cantonese Opera Troupe and Shenzhen Cantonese Opera Troupe.

When: October 13, 2019
Time: 8 pm
Where: River Rock Casino – 8811 River Rd, Richmond, Richmond
Tickets: Online

CommuniTEAtime: Tea with Richmond Neighbours

What: Enjoy tea with fellow Richmond residents on Thanksgiving Monday. There will be conversations, tea, light snacks, and the making of new friends.

When: October 14, 2019
Time: 1 to 3 pm
Where: City Centre Community Centre – 5900 Minoru Blvd, Richmond
Admission: Free, reserve online

Harvest Lantern Festival

What: Harvest Lantern Festival features various activities including lantern making, face painting,  drumming circle, a photo booth, and more. There will also be a lantern procession around the park.

When: October 17, 2019
Time: 6 to 7:30 pm
Where: West Richmond Community Centre – 9180 No. 1 Road, Richmond
Admission: Free

Artist Talk: Cindy Mochizuki with Makiko Hara

What: Richmond Art Gallery hosts an artist talk with Cindy Mochizuki and independent curator Makiko Hara. They will chat about Mochizuki’s latest work and explore the themes of “Cave to Dream.

When: October 19, 2019
Time: 2 to 3 pm
Where: Richmond Art Gallery – 7700 Minoru Gate, Richmond
Admission: Free

The Haunted Sea: Halloween at the Cannery

Gulf of Georgia Cannery / Facebook

What: The Haunted Sea features Halloween crafts, treats and activities suitable for children of all ages. Dress up in costume and marvel at the colourful undersea decor made from recyclable material.

When: October 26 and 27, 2019
Time: 11 am to 4 pm
Where: Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site – 12138 Fourth Avenue, Richmond
Admission: Adults $11, Youth (6-17) $7, Free for society members

Halloween Fireworks at McLean Park

What: Hamilton Community Association presents Halloween Fireworks, along with a trick or treat station and hot chocolate on the corner of McLean and McRae beforehand.

When: October 31, 2019
Time: 7 to 8:30 pm. Fireworks at 8:15 pm
Where: Mclean Park, Richmond
Admission: Free