Fang-tastic Halloween activities in Richmond
19 October 2022
Fun and fa-boo-lous Halloween-inspired events and activities are on now through Monday, October 31, complete with a spectacular Halloween Fireworks Festival in Minoru Park on Halloween night. All the details about this year’s 20+ events can be found in one location – www.richmond.ca/halloween.
Leading up to October 31, spend time with ghouls, goblins, friends and family at events across the city including:
- Visit the Halloween Hoot at the Richmond Nature Park to view the Halloween decorations over the Pond Trail, purchase a pumpkin at the pumpkin sale and get a spooky sketch created by local artist, Bea
- Get active at a Halloween-themed skate in costume at Minoru Arenas
- Listen to spooktacular stories, songs and rhymes at the Richmond Public Library
- Watch cool science demonstrations by Science World On the Road and making some spooky and fun Halloween-themed crafts at Hamilton Community Centre
- Decorate pumpkins with your spookiest designs at Steveston and South Arm community centres
On Halloween night, bring friends and family to the Halloween Fireworks Festival at Minoru Park from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Watch stage performers including a magician, jugglers and acrobats, take in the roaming performers including face painters and stilt walkers, wander through the inflatable corn maze, and participate in games and activities led by City Centre Community Association’s youth leadership group. Food trucks will also be on-site selling hot dogs, mini donuts and beverages including bubble tea. The 15-minute fireworks finale starts at 8:30 p.m.
Other Halloween night activities include:
- Halloween Hangouts for youth at South Arm and Cambie community centres
- Magical Potions and Slime Making workshops at West Richmond Community Centre
- Spooky Skele-bration with family-friendly Halloween-themed crafts, games and roving entertainment at South Arm Community Centre
- Monster Mash Dance Party at Cambie Community Centre
- Trick-or-treating at many Richmond community centres
Fireworks and firecrackers can be dangerous and it is illegal to possess, buy, sell or detonate them in Richmond. Under Richmond’s Fire Protection and Life Safety Bylaw 8306, offences and fines include purchasing fireworks ($1,000 fine), displaying fireworks for sale ($1,000 fine), selling or distributing fireworks ($1,000 fine) or ignition of fireworks without a permit ($200 fine). A zero tolerance approach will be taken.
Visit www.richmond.ca/halloween for all details, including registering for programs.