From December 2023 to April 2024, Richmond Village and the surrounding Coal River Valley will commemorate its bicentenary with five weekends of festivals and events.

Richmond Village and the surrounding Coal River Valley are some of the most-loved destinations in Clarence and there will soon be multiple opportunities to acknowledge the Mumirimina people, the traditional owners of the country now known as the Coal River valley, and the district’s development since the town was proclaimed in 2024.

Clarence City Council is proud to support the Richmond Bicentenary, which will feature exhibitions, art, music, food, and entertainment with five long Weekends in the Valley. Each weekend will have a different theme to acknowledge the evolution of Richmond over the 200 years since British settlement.

Richmond Bicentenary will be launched in early December, with the first weekend of events to commemorate the 200th anniversary since the laying of the foundation stone of Australia’s oldest bridge, the Richmond Bridge.

Weekends in the Valley will share the stories and history of the people, buildings, agriculture and industry, and the significant heritage of the Richmond area.

The final weekend will coincide with the annual Richmond Fair in Autumn 2024.

Visit the Richmond Bicentenary website at or more information.