Festival & Event Locations in Parks

Many special places make Richmond unique. Now a regional destination, Richmond showcases dozens of breathtaking outdoor spaces that make ideal event venues. From an intimate wedding to a festival of thousands, Richmond offers the perfect spot for any size celebration.

The city features over 120 parks and over 50 km (31 mi.) of trails, greenways and streets, plazas and squares, waterfronts and waterways.

See Event Planning Resources to find out more about hosting an event in a Richmond park.

Park Locations

Richmond’s beautiful parks are designed and developed for the enjoyment of all city residents as well as visitors to Richmond. The following feature parks offer opportunities for hosting festivals and events.

Examples of festivals and events hosted in Richmond parks include:

  • Richmond Maritime Festival
  • Steveston Salmon Festival
  • Steveston Dragon Boat Festival
  • Richmond Garlic Festival
  • Halloween Fireworks Festival

Visit the City Events Calendar for more ideas.

Plaza Locations

Looking for a beautiful outdoor assembly space? Discover the plazas and squares in Richmond.

Richmond Olympic Oval Riverside Plaza

The Richmond Olympic Oval is a breathtaking venue on the banks of the Fraser River and winner of the Institution of Structural Engineers top award for Sports or Leisure Structures. The Riverside Plaza is Richmond’s premier outdoor assembly space and was designed as a festival place to accommodate up to 8,000 people.

  • Amphitheatre-style seating
  • Dramatic views of the Fraser River
  • Gathering areas
  • Public art
  • Site lighting and event power

Richmond Olympic Oval Legacy Plaza

This street-side plaza was designed as a ceremonial plaza. Three large screens, on the south side, provide opportunities for screening videos and live-event feeds. The plaza can hold up to 2,000 people for celebrations, commemorations and special events.

  • Gathering areas
  • Large screens
  • Public art
  • Site lighting and event power