The City of Richmond is committed to building community through enriching experiences and citywide special events. These events are designed with the entire family in mind and offered throughout the year. We are able to offer many great events to our residents with the support of the public and private sector through sponsorships. For more information about upcoming events, please contact (510) 620-6793.
A cultural celebration of the African American community in Richmond. Enjoy a meal and entertainment from local artists; and an honoring of community members who have contributed positively to the City. The City of Richmond Community Services Department will host its annual Black History Celebration on Saturday, February 23, 2019, from 1:00 P.M. – 3:30 P.M. We will have performances that include: Praise Dancing, Music & Song, Poetry, and Spoken Word. This year, we will also feature a Q&A panel discussion on the achievement gap deficit of black students in the WCCUSD. Refreshments will be provided by Main Avent Catering. This event is hosted by the Community Services Department and requires a purchased entry.
This day is the first new moon day of the first Chinese lunar month in the Chinese Lunar Calendar system. We celebrate this event with our Chinese and greater community in Richmond on February 9, 2019. Enjoy a meal and entertainment from local performers and musicians for a night of fun and festivities. This event is hosted by the Community Services Department and requires a purchased entry.
Join us on April 13, 2019, at the Civic Center Plaza for our annual egg hunt and recreation information day to learn more about the different programs the Community Services department offers. The Egg Hunt will begin at 10:00 A.M. This event is rain or shine. If it rains, the event will be moved inside the Richmond Memorial Auditorium (403 Civic Center Plaza). This event is hosted by the Community Services Department and is free and open to the public.
Come Join the Bay Area’s largest annual Cinco de Mayo Family Fiesta! This is a two-day event from May 4 - 5, 2019, with a parade hosted by the City of Richmond and the City of San Pablo. Experience traditional Hispanic culture, food, dance, and music. Learn more about local community resources, services, and businesses through a variety of information booths. This event is hosted by the 23rd Street Merchants Association, City of Richmond, other sponsors, and is free and open to the public.
Senior Health & Information Day
Join us on May 8, 2019, at The Richmond Memorial Auditorium. This event is hosted by the Community Services Department and is free and open to the public.
On Thursday, May 9, 2019, from 7:00 A.M. - 9:00 A.M., the City of Richmond in collaboration with Bike East Bay, 511 Contra Costa, Richmond Bicycle Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BPAC), Rich City Rides, Columbia Sportswear Company, and SunPower, will be hosting five Energizer Stations across the Richmond community. Stop by on your way to work for refreshments and a Bike to Work Day bag filled with promotional materials from local businesses!
Annual Senior Night Out
The City of Richmond, Community Services Department, and the Commission on Aging invite you to attend a night of fun and dancing on May 11, 2019, at The Richmond Memorial Auditorium. This event is hosted by the Community Services Department, only for seniors, and requires a purchased entry.
Don't miss out on the 3rd annual Taste of Richmond on Saturday, May 18! Enjoy delicious food and beverages from Richmond restaurants, caterers, wine and craft beer producers, all while soaking in spectacular sweeping views of the Bay, the City of San Francisco skyline, and a Richmond's treasured shoreline! It was created to increase the patronage of Richmond food and beverage establishments and inform Richmond residents and visitors of the amazing restaurants and beverage venues in Richmond. This event is hosted by the Richmond Economic Development Commission with support from the Riggers Loft Wine Company and other sponsors and requires a purchased entry.
Juneteenth Festival & Parade
The entire community is welcomed to join this year’s West County Juneteenth Parade and Festival! The event will take place on Saturday, June 15th from 10:00 A.M. - 6:00 P.M. at Nicholl Park. This event is hosted by the City of Richmond, Neighborhood Block Association, Chevron, other sponsors, and is free and open to the public.
3rd of July Fireworks & Celebration
Fireworks, food, and fun are what this event is all about. Celebrate with your fellow community members at Marina Bay Park from 5:00 P.M. - 10:00 P.M. to enjoy music and the youth play area (for a fee) until the night sky explodes with color in our 20-minute fireworks display at approximately 9:15 P.M. This event is hosted by the Community Services Department and is free and open to the public.
National Night Out
Richmond's Night Out takes place on Tuesday, August 6, 2019, from 5:00 P.M. - 8:30 P.M. throughout various neighborhoods in Richmond. Join us for the kickoff event in the Richmond Target parking lot (4500 Macdonald Ave.) and follow the RPD caravan throughout the night! The list of locations will be listed in the calendar details. This event is hosted by the Richmond Police Department and is free and open to the public.
Annual Zydeco Dance
Join us on August 24, 2019, at the Richmond Recreation Complex located at 3230 Macdonald Avenue. This event is hosted by the Community Services Department and requires a purchased entry.
Candy Cane Classic Basketball Tournament
Basketball tournaments held at various gymnasiums on December 13, 14 and 15, 2019. Divisions include 10U, 12U, & 14U for both boys and girls. For more information please call 510-620-6793. This event is hosted by the Community Services Department and requires a purchased entry.
66th Snowball Dance
This formal event is for all high school students, grades 9th - 12th from the WCCUSD. It's an evening you won't want to miss! The event will be held at the Richmond Memorial Auditorium on December 14, 2019. This event is hosted by the Community Services Department, only for high school students in the local school district, and requires a purchased entry.
22nd Senior Winter Ball
Join us for an evening of dinner and dancing. This event will be held at the Richmond Memorial Auditorium on December 21, 2019. This event is hosted by the Community Services Department and requires a purchased entry.