If you’re looking for some fantastic free events to check out in Metro Vancouver sooner rather than later, this is for you. Richmond Culture Days is officially back with just over three weeks of 70+ free events, ranging from interactive workshops to pop-up shows.

Every year, Culture Days invites the public to fully immerse themselves in the arts and culture scene in Richmond by participating in barrier-free opportunities like art exhibitions, film screenings, harvest celebrations, and more.

Last year, Culture Days recorded a record number of 3.8 million visitors, making it the most attended in the organization’s history. This year is expected to be no different, and will centre around the Richmond Culture Centre – where the majority of the festival’s free events will take place.

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Richmond Culture Days
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This year’s program begins this weekend, with an opening ceremony and a variety of artist-led activities planned for Saturday, September 23rd and Sunday, September 24th. The opening ceremony will take place from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on both days.

Highlights of the opening weekend include the launch of Richmond’s Writer-in-Residence program with Audrey Thomas, Date Movie video installation by Ron Reed, a Cinderella meet-and-greet at Gateway Theatre, and an all-ages art demo by Resident Art Groups of the Richmond Arts Centre, to name just a few.

The widely celebrated arts & culture festival will take place from Friday, September 22nd to October 15th.

Richmond Culture Days 

When: Friday, September 22nd to October 15th
Where: 7700 Minoru Gate and locations around Richmond 
Cost: Free