Community Services Events

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.





Spring Egg Hunt

February

Black History Month Dinner & Celebration

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.

16th Chinese New Year Celebration

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. 

April

Spring Egg Hunt and Recreation Information Day

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. 

Park Rx Day

CSD, in collaboration with Contra Costa Health Services and National Park Service, will hold its annual Park Prescription (Rx) Day on Saturday, April 27 from 11:00 A.M. to 2:00 P.M. at John F. Kennedy Park.   During the event, healthcare providers, park agencies, community groups, and other program leaders will organize events and activities at JFK Park, encouraging participants to improve their health and well-being by embracing the health benefits of nature. Join us for lots of fun and free activities such as free health screenings, yoga, tai chi, Walk with the Doc, bikes rides/repairs and giveaways, dance, instruction volleyball/soccer, and lunch.  Join us for a day of fun at your local park!
This event is hosted by the Community Services Department and is free and open to the public. 

May



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. 

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.

July

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. 

August



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. 

December

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.