Carve out some time for Halloween activities in Richmond

Illustration of kids dresses in Halloween costumes

Over 20 spook-tacular Halloween-inspired events and activities are now on through Tuesday, October 31 with the fang-tastic Halloween Fireworks Festival in Minoru Park on Halloween night. All the details about this year’s 20+ events can be found at richmond.ca/halloween.

Leading up to October 31, spend time with ghouls, goblins, friends and family at events across the city, which include:

  • Visit the Richmond Nature Park to purchase a freshly-picked pumpkin from a local farm 
  • Get active at a Halloween-themed skate in costume at Minoru Arenas
  • Groove at a costumed Zumba dance party
  • Join a special Grandparent and Grandchild trip to Aldor Acres Pumpkin Patch
  • Decorate pumpkins with your spookiest designs at Steveston, South Arm and Thompson community centres

On Halloween night, bring friends and family to the Halloween Fireworks Festival at Minoru Park (7191 Granville Avenue) from 6:30 to 8:45pm to:

  • Watch stage performers including a magician, jugglers and musicians, take in the roaming performers including face painters and stilt walkers
  • Participate in games and activities led by City Centre Community Association’s youth leadership group
  • Visit the onsite food trucks for hot dogs, mini donuts and beverages including bubble tea
  • View the 15-minute fireworks finale that starts at 8:30pm

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 richmond.ca/halloween for all details, including registering for programs.