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Five things to do in Richmond on Canada Day weekend

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The Steveston Salmon Festival is celebrating its 75th anniversary this year.

The long weekend is almost here, and we are excited to see how our readers celebrate Canada Day.

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If you’re still looking for celebration inspirations, here are five activities you might be interested in.

1. 75th Steveston Salmon Festival

The long-awaited Salmon Festival is back in-person -- with a twist.

Despite the cancellation of the parade and fireworks, and there is much to look forward to. Live performances will be featured at various “festival zones” throughout Steveston. Richmondites can also visit different art and culture demonstrations, including a wood carving demonstration at the Nikka Building. The carvings made on Canada Day will be used on the Labour Day weekend to make prints using large-scale woodblocks and a full-sized steamroller as a press.

2. Royal Canadian International Circus

The Royal Canadian International Circus has arrived at Lansdowne and will be here until July 3.

The family-friendly event will feature performances by aerialists, acrobats, and even a human slinky and a human cannon ball. Tickets are available online.

3. Richmond Night Market

The Richmond Night Market will be opening at an adjusted schedule over Canada Day weekend to ensure foodies in Richmond can get their fill. The market will open today (June 30) at 7 p.m., and runs throughout the long weekend.

An online coupon book is also available to those looking to get the most out of the experience.

4. Richmond Olympic Parkrun – Canada Day edition

The free weekly parkrun will be holding a special Canada Day run at 9 a.m. on July 1, in addition to its weekly Saturday run.

The parkrun is a timed 5km run, jog or walk that is open to everyone in the community – even dogs on leashes and children aged 4+. Those interested can register for a free parkrun barcode and receive a time for their run on the day. Runners will meet at 7891 Cambie Road.

5. Morris folk dancing performance at London Heritage Farm

A free performance of the traditional English folk dance, Morris Dance, will be held at the Gazebo at London Heritage Farm on Saturday, July 2, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.