The weather in Richmond is expected to cool down with a bit of rain this weekend, but there is an abundance of activities awaiting Richmondites. From Culture Days celebrations to charity events, there's bound to be something for everyone:
1. Celebrate the start of Richmond Culture Days
Richmond Culture Days is kicking off with a series of free family-friendly activities this weekend. Activities include a meet and greet with Cinderella, a repair fair, the launch of Richmond's writer-in-residence program and a exhibition featuring scenes of Richmond painted on Rocks. For a full list of events, visit the Richmond Culture Days website.
Date and time: Sept. 22 to Oct. 15, 2023
2. Meet adorable rabbits and celebrate Mid-Autumn Festival
Lansdowne Centre has partnered up with Richmond-based rescue Rabbitats for an adorable Mid-Autumn Festival celebration. Visitors will get to meet rescued bunnies, guess riddles and enjoy craft activities while supporting local vendors. Donations will benefit Rabbitats.
Date and time: Sept. 23 to 24, 2023 (12 to 4 p.m.)
Place: Lansdowne Centre, 5300 No. 3 Road
3. Enjoy free food and refreshments and support the Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue
Shelter Island Marina is raising funds for the Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue on Saturday with free outdoor BBQ and beer garden, as well as free coffee. A massive swap meet will be held at marina and boat yard tours will also be available.
Date and time: Sept 23, 2023 (9 a.m. to 3 p.m.)
Place: Shelter Island Marina, 6911 Graybar Road
4. Celebrate Mid-Autumn Festival at Gateway Theatre
Gateway Theatre is holding two sessions of activities this weekend to celebrate Mid-Autumn Festival. Visitors can enjoy an audio reading of The Legend of Whooshhh about three chum salmon's journey upstream, as well as crafts such as lantern-making. Mooncakes will be given to visitors.
Date and time: Sept. 24, 2023 (Session 1 is from 10 to 11:30 a.m. with doors opening at 9:15 a.m., Session 2 is from 1 to 2:30 p.m. with doors opening at 12:15 p.m.)
Place: Gateway Theatre, 6500 Gilbert Road
5. Support local vendors at an artisan market
Local vendors selling food, products ready for retail and upcycled art are heading to Lulu Island Winery on Saturday for an artisan market and trade show. Admission is free.
Date and time: Sept. 23, 2023 (11 a.m. to 4 p.m.)
Place: Lulu Island Winery, 16880 Westminster Highway
6. Learn how to maximize a whole salmon while cooking
Chef Ian Lai is holding a class on how to cook salmon including tips on scaling, deboning, curing, smoking and poaching local sockeye salmon. Tickets are $30 each.
Date and time: Sept. 23, 2023 (1 to 3 p.m.)
Place: Terra Nova Red Barn, 2631 Westminster Highway
7. Enjoy the best of B.C. breweries
The Steveston Beer Fest is returning this Saturday, featuring more than 100 different beers and snacks from local restaurants. Tickets are $78.56 each.
Date and time: Sept. 23, 2023 (7 to 9 p.m.)
Place: Gulf of Georgia Cannery, 12138 Fourth Avenue
8. Join other pirates in an annual themed run for a good cause
The second annual Big Pirate Run is taking place in Garry Point Park this Sunday and all ages and abilities are welcome. A variety of distances are available and participants are free to either walk or run. The route is pet and stroller-friendly. Door prize giveaways and vendors will also be available. The event has raised $1,821.89 for Richmond Food Bank so far.
Date and time: Sept. 24, 2023 (8 a.m. to 12 p.m.)
Place: Garry Point Park, 12011 Seventh Avenue
9. Walk and connect with the community to raise funds for Autism Speaks Canada
Autism Speaks Canada will be holding a fundraiser in the form of in-person walk on Sunday. Participants will get to enjoy a series of children's activities and performances. They can also support local autistic artisans and vendors and learn more about local organizations about their services at the resource fair and vendor market. The walk has a fundraising goal of $50,000 and has raised $38,000 so far.
Date and time: Sept. 24, 2023 (10 a.m. to 12 p.m.)
Place: Pacific Autism Family Network Centre, 3688 Cessna Drive
10. Find out what it's like to grow up in Richmond in a new exhibition
Richmond Museum's newest exhibition, "Richmond Kids" is kicking off this weekend. Visitors will get to see what kids have to say about growing up in the city in different time periods.
Date: Starting from Sept. 23, 2023
Place: Richmond Museum, 7700 Minoru Gate
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