10 things to do in Richmond this September

Aug 25 2018, 6:34 pm

New month means new events to check out in Richmond! From Pirate Weekend at the Cannery to Craig Ferguson and more, here are 10 fun things to do in the city in September.

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

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

Richmond Night Market

Richmond Night Market kicking off


  • What: This market draws crowds from across the province, who travel to check out the rows on rows of vibrant cuisine along with the diverse line-up of nightly performances on the 50-foot entertainment stage. There will be over 100 food vendors and 200 retail stalls this year.
  • When: Now to Monday, October 8, 2018
  • Time: Fridays and Saturdays from 7 pm to midnight; Sundays and holiday Mondays from 7 to 11 pm
  • Where: 8351 River Road, Richmond (nearby Bridgeport Station)
  • Price: $3.75 (regular admission)

Kwantlen Street Farmers’ Market

  • 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. Kwantlen St. Farmers Market also features products grown and crafted by local farmers and artisans, highlighting KPU’s own Sustainable Agriculture students.
  • When: Every Tuesday to Tuesday, October 2, 2018
  • 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

ISU Junior Grand Prix of Figure Skating Canada 2018

  • What: Richmond hosts a qualifying competition on the ISU Junior Grand Prix of Figure Skating 2018/19 series. Watch some of the top junior skating talent from around the world, including members of the Skate Canada NextGen team.
  • When: Wednesday, September 12 to Saturday, September 15, 2018
  • Time: Various times
  • Where: Minoru Arenas – 7551 Minoru Gate, Richmond
  • Tickets: Online, $10 per day or $25 for a full three-day pass. Admission is free for children ages 12 and under.

Xiaojing Yan – In Suspended Silence

  • What: In this meditative installation, Ontario artist, Xiaojing Yan, navigates natural and cultural realms deeply grounded in Chinese philosophies, myths and folklore. Combining two bodies of work that derive from classical Chinese ink wash painting and portrait sculpture, Yan’s poetic explorations delve into the meaning of spirituality and the transformation of self.
  • When: Artist Talk and Tour and Opening Reception on Thursday, September 13, 2018. Exhibition runs from Friday, September 14 to Saturday, November 10, 2018
  • Time: Artist Talk and Tour from 6 to 7 pm, Opening Reception from 7 to 9 pm
  • Where: Richmond Art Gallery – #180 – 7700 Minoru Gate, Richmond
  • Admission: Free

Pirate Weekend at the Cannery

  • What: Pirates (the friendly kind) invade the Cannery in celebration of Talk Like a Pirate Day. The Shady Isle Pirates will set up a pirate encampment inside the historic cannery, with lots of games and swashbuckling fun for the entire family to enjoy. Wear your best pirate gear, or try some from their collection, and be sure to brush up on your pirate-speak before you dare to enter the pirate zone.
  • When: Saturday, September 15 to Sunday, September 16, 2018
  • Time: 12 to 4 pm
  • Where: Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site – 12138 Fourth Avenue, Richmond
  • Admission: Adults $11.70, children 17 and under are free

Simon Kempston

  • What: Steveston Folk Guild presents Simon Kempston in concert. Described as “one of Scotland’s best songwriters” by The Sunday Herald, Simon performs music that is steeped in the history of folk, blues and Celtic traditions. He will be playing songs from his latest cd “Vanishing act: and from “Onward she travels”.
  • When: Thursday, September 20, 2018 
  • Time: 7:30 pm
  • Where: Britannia Shipyards National Historic Site – Chinese Bunkhouse – 5180 Westwater Drive, Richmond
  • Tickets: $10 at the door

2018 Grand Prix of Art

Grand Prix of Art BC

Grand Prix of Art BC / Shutterstock

  • What: Over 100 artists of all ages and experience levels take part in a day of intense fun and competition, as artists race against the clock in this three-hour painting challenge. The exhibition is open to the public from 3 to 6 pm on Saturday and will remain on display at Britannia Heritage Shipyards National Historic Site until Sunday, September 23 from 12 to 4 pm.
  • When: Saturday, September 22 to Sunday, September 23, 2018
  • Time: 10 am to 6 pm
  • Where: Various locations around Steveston
  • Registration: Online

Craig Ferguson – Hobo Fabulous Tour

  • What: A comedy legend in film, television and the stage, Craig will be bringing his hilarious observations with a bit of a Scottish bent to Richmond. Come see the former late-night star as he talks about current events and the absurdities of life in this 18+ show.
  • When: Saturday, September 22, 2018
  • Time: 8 pm
  • Where: River Rock Casino – 8811 River Rd, Richmond, Richmond
  • Tickets: Online

Les Belles-soeurs

September 27

Ruby Slippers Theatre – Gateway Theatre / Facebook

  • What: The hilarious misfortune of one woman’s fortune. Ruby Slippers Theatre presents the Metro Vancouver professional premiere of Michel Tremblay’s iconic play (English-language version), Les Belles-soeurs.
  • When: Thursday, September 27 to Saturday, October 6, 2018
  • Time: Various times
  • Where: Gateway Theatre – 6500 Gilbert Rd., Richmond
  • Admission: Free

Fossil Show at Richmond Nature Park

  • What: Learn about BC’s fascinating prehistoric past with real fossils displayed by the Vancouver Paleontological Society. Make fossil casts and fossil rubbings too.
  • When: Sunday, September 30, 2018
  • Time: 11 am to 4 pm
  • Where: Richmond Nature Park – 11851 Westminster Hwy., Richmond
  • Admission: By Donation
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