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By Elizabeth Shushkovsky

Published 12:13 PDT, Tue July 30, 2019

Pride Picnic and Social. Paige Gratland hosts an afternoon social Aug. 3 at the Branscombe House, 4900 Steveston Hwy. The community event also includes a Drag Queen Story Time with Peach Cobblah. The event will run from noon until 4 p.m.

What’s Happening in Richmond, Aug. 1 to 13

EVENTS

Pride Picnic and Social

Paige Gratland hosts an afternoon social Aug. 3 at the Branscombe House, 4900 Steveston Hwy. The community event also includes a Drag Queen Story Time with Peach Cobblah. The event will run from noon until 4 p.m.

Farmers & Artisans Market

This classic Richmond Farmers Market is located right by Steveston Community Centre on 4320 Moncton St. More than 50 vendors bring their unique products right to your doorstep.

On Aug. 4 from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., come out to support the community as Richmond Agricultural and Industrial Society will be using the money raised to support projects and activities such as the Steveston Water Park.

Lansdowne Drive-In Movie

This iconic summer event is back with some real crowd-pleasers. On Aug. 7, the featured movie at the drive-in will be Aquaman. Pull up to Lansdowne parking lot, make sure you’re early to get a good spot, and do not forget the popcorn. 

Music at the Cannery 

Friday evenings at the Gulf of Georgia Cannery is the place to be now that the summertime music series has returned. Aug. 2 brings Harpdog Brown Quartet, a vintage blues and harp master, to the cannery. Aug. 9, it’s the award-winning blues guitarist Steve Kozak. Ticket sales start at 5:30 p.m. and the doors open at 6. Tickets are $5 for youth (2-17 years old) and $7 for adults. 

Steveston Alive! Walking Tour

The Steveston Historical Society and the Steveston Museum has put together a five-part play during a one-hour walking tour of Steveston. The play and tour touch on topics such as immigration, hardship, and diversity. Cast members include students from Steveston-London and Hugh McRoberts secondary schools. Tickets are $12 for adults, with children 12 and under admitted free when accompanied by a paying adult. The tours recur every Saturday until Aug. 31 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Bonus: use the code TOURISM for 15 per cent off tickets.

Summer Fun in the Park 

A Richmond summertime tradition, this family-friendly event is free and features countless activities, food trucks, and live music. Some notable features this summer include young musicians and a yo-yo show. Held at Thompson Community Centre, the event recurs every Thursday until Aug. 29.

Richmond Sunflower Festival

For those without the time to travel to Chilliwack, you’re in luck. Richmond is opening up its first Sunflower Festival on Aug. 3. From the same family that brought the Richmond Country Farms Pumpkin Patch, this new Sunflower Festival includes over 20 varieties of sunflowers and dahlias that span over eight acres of land. The festival also features an estate winery, country vines, with a patio and tasting room. On the weekends, there are also food trucks and performances. The festival is located at 12900 Steveston Hwy. and be open every day from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and tickets are $8 plus tax on weekdays and $15 plus tax on weekends (online or at the gate).

SPORTS

Baseball provincials

Richmond City Baseball is hosting the 18U College Prep Baseball Provincial Championships Aug. 3 and 4 at Latrace Field, located in Minoru Park.

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