The annual Richmond Garlic Festival is on this weekend.
What’s happening in Richmond
Published 11:36 PDT, Fri August 16, 2019
The weekend ahead (Aug. 16 to 18) is chock full of things to do. Here’s but a sample.
3rd Annual Best on the Block BBQ Rib Cook-Off
Who: Chefs from 75 West Coast Grill, CAVU
Kitchen Bar and Harold’s Bistro & Bar
What: You can get a 1/4 rack of ribs from all
three restaurants, and the opportunity to vote for your favourite rib team. 100
per cent of the proceeds are going to the Richmond Food Bank Society.
When: Saturday, Aug. 17 from 11 a.m. to 2
Where: Marriott & Sheraton Hotel Parking
Lot, 7571 Westminster Hwy
Tickets: At the door. Cash and credit cards
Price: $15 for 1/4 rack of ribs and $5 for 3
beer tasters. Free parking.
Website: More details on Richmond Sentinel’s Facebook page (The Richmond Sentinel), under events.
11th Annual Richmond Garlic Festival
Who: Hosted by The Sharing Farm
What: A community event filled with farm
fresh garlic, local garlicky delights, a farmers market, kid’s activities, live
music, farm tours, garlic ice cream and much more.
When: Sunday, Aug. 18 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: The Sharing Farm, 2771 Westminster
Price: By donation (all proceeds go to
supporting The Sharing Farm)
Steveston Farmers & Artisans Market
Who: Steveston Farmers & Artisans Market
(not-for-profit operation run by volunteers)
What: Fresh locally grown produce,
artisan-prepared foods, local arts and crafts, music, refreshments, fresh food,
kids’ crafts and activities
When: Sunday, Aug. 18 from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30
Where: Easthope Parking Lot—across from the
Steveston Community Centre, 4320 Moncton St.
Rita Mckeough: Dig as Deep as the Darkness
Who: Richmond Art Gallery
What: An exhibition by Calgary based
artist Rita McKeough, Dig as Deep as the Darkness is an
immersive media installation that proposes an abstractive narrative of an
excavation site that reveals subterranean layers below an imagined city.
When: Recurring daily through Sept. 15 (10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; 5 p.m. on weekends)
Where: Richmond Art Gallery 180 - 7700 Minoru
Music at the Cannery
Who: Gulf of Georgia Cannery National
What: The Gulf of Georgia Cannery National
Historic Site‘s annual summertime evening concert series returns Friday
evenings to Aug. 30. Each Friday features a different musical act, catering to
a wide range of musical tastes, from blues, jazz, folk, swing and more.
Concerts will take place outdoors on the Cannery's Tank Deck, or inside the
historic cannery if it rains. Suitable for all ages.
When: Recurring weekly through Aug. 30 (6:30
p.m.; doors open at 6 p.m.)
Where: Gulf of Georgia Cannery National
Historic Site, 12138 Fourth Ave.
Price: $7 Adult; $5 Youth (2 to 7 years)
Richmond Country Farms Sunflower Festival
Who: Richmond Country Farms
What: Upwards of 20 different varieties of
sunflowers over 8 acres of land with hay rides and train rides, live music,
food trucks, beer garden, wine tasting in the vineyard on weekends
When: Through Sept. 15 (10 a.m. to 7 p.m.)
Where: Richmond Country Farms 12900 Steveston
Price: $8 on weekdays, $15 on weekends (plus