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Sport & Event Hosting


The City of Richmond is ready and waiting to host your next event. 

Oval Running Machines Court ViewRichmond has premier facilities for sport hosting, staging large festivals, mid-sized conventions, trade shows, exhibitions, markets, parties, weddings and a deepwater port for maritime events and tall ships.

Sport Hosting
Richmond is well positioned to take advantage of the emerging sport tourism market. What makes Richmond a prime location for your event is:

  • the City’s inventory of facilities,
  • an abundance of accommodations,
  • an excellent transportation network,
  • a strong history of sport hosting by community sport groups and active educational institutions,
  • an established sports council and an engaged corporate community.

Richmond is an experienced host having delivered the premier venue for Olympic Speed Skating Championships at the 2010 Winter Games in addition to hosting numerous aquatic, ice, track and field, gymnasium and equestrian sports events each year. See our Hosting Portfolio for more information.

Our legacy from the 2010 Winter Games, the Richmond Olympic Oval  is a 32,000 square metre, multi-use facility with state of the art training facilities. This unique facility is capable of hosting a wide variety of summer and winter sports, recreation, health and wellness programs, cultural events and community activities.

Other Events
Richmond hosts numerous large and small community events each year in indoor and outdoor venues with up to 400,000 people in attendance.

Community festivals, tall ships festivals, concerts, meetings and trade shows, night markets, farmers markets, horse shows, car shows, dog shows even kite flying. We also have numerous small venues for private parties and family events or birthday parties. For information on upcoming events visit our Calendar of Events and our Special Events section for major events news.

Major Events: A review for 2016

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Please browse the menu in this section to find out about our many facilities and Hosting Services, and to view our Information Guide for Event Planners and find out about our new online Event Application and Approvals System.

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