Richmond Children’s Arts Festival presents free Family Day fun

This Family Day, the Richmond Children’s Arts Festival will spark creativity with free registered offerings and self-guided opportunities at the Richmond Cultural Centre. The Family Day offerings on Monday, February 21 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. include:

  • Let’s Make a Song!, an interactive performance by Peter G-G in the Performance Hall, where audience members will help him create and perform new songs on the spot, on his groovy guita-lele. Performances at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Pre-registration recommended.
  • Drawing and painting activities to make small hand-made books inspired by the Nourish exhibition. Led by local artist, Jeni Chen and presented by the Richmond Art Gallery, these activities include developing words and pictures to tell a story about your favourite food or place. This project is suitable for all ages with sessions at 11 a.m., noon, 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. Registration required.
  • Go on a Richmond Public Art scavenger hunt to take “tableau” selfies with nearby artworks. Registered participants will receive a free tote bag with a map, creative art supplies and instructions for a fun afternoon with your camera phone. Plus, enter for a chance to win a gift certificate from Toys R Us at Lansdowne Centre. Pre-registration recommended.
  • New take-home kits, including bird watching, fishing, ukuleles and more from the Richmond Public Library. The Brighouse Branch will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. No registration required.
  • The Richmond Museum’s Reinventing Richmond exhibition and Creative City scavenger hunt to re-discover Minoru Park. Also, enter for a chance to win a gift certificate from Toys R Us at Lansdowne Centre. No registration required.
  • Tune in for a virtual livestream concert by young performer and songwriter, Rickie Wang. Presented by Branscombe House artist-in-residence Krystal Kiran, this performance will include a variety of original songs and compositions. This all-ages family program on Instagram - @BranscombeHouse is from 1 to 2 p.m. and requires parent participation, a computer, tablet or smartphone and access to the internet.

Visit to pre-register and learn more about all the activities happening at the Richmond Cultural Centre.

All provincial health order requirements and City of Richmond COVID-19 safety protocols will be in place including facemasks, proof of vaccination when required and limited seating to ensure physical distancing.

The 2022 Richmond Children’s Arts Festival is produced by the City of Richmond and presented by Lansdowne Centre. Community Sponsors are the Richmond Art Gallery, Richmond Museum and Richmond Public Library.

The Richmond Cultural Centre is located at 7700 Minoru Gate.