Honda Celebration of Light – July 27, 31 and August 3 (Thailand Ticket Giveaway!)

Engagement Rings by Dennis Oppenheim + Fireworks

Lots of cities put on fireworks shows. But how many host a three-night, international competition every summer featuring pyrotechnic all-stars from around the globe?

The Honda Celebration of Light returns to Vancouver July 27, July 31 and Aug. 3. This year, teams from the United Kingdom, Canada and Thailand will light up the sky over downtown’s English Bay beach. Each squad has 30 minutes to impress the judges with the most eye-popping pyrotechnics, all tightly choreographed to a matching soundtrack.

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Honda Celebration of Light – July 27, 31 and August 3 (Thailand Ticket Giveaway!)

Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Weekend Events
This weekend is packed full of exciting events; from fireworks to art exhibitions to story telling evenings.  Start planning now!  Here’s a roundup of events happening all over Metro Vancouver this Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.

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Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Best Spots to Watch the Celebration of Light Fireworks

Photo credit: Klim Levene | Flickr

Vancouver’s annual fireworks event, the Celebration of Light competition, is back this weekend! Every year, different countries compete with a dazzling array of pyrotechnics over English Bay. This year, the schedule is as follows:

Saturday, July 27th, 2013: United Kingdom
Wednesday, July 31st, 2013: Canada
Saturday, August 3rd, 2013: Thailand

But the Celebration of Light is more than just fireworks. In addition to being the largest offshore fireworks competition in the world, the fireworks are preceded by SHOREfest, a live music concert series, and an airshow featuring pilot Pete McLeod. So where’s the best place to take in all the action?

English Bay Beach
The best view is arguably from English Bay Beach at the end of Davie and Denman Street. Here is where you can catch headliners Serena RyderDaniel Wesley, and Mother Mother playing before the fireworks begin, and nearby vendors, restaurants, and washrooms make the location prime. However, be prepared for huge crowds. Arriving early to stake out a spot is a necessity, while driving is not an option. Use Translink to find out about bus route and stop changes during the fireworks and plan accordingly.

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Best Spots to Watch the Celebration of Light Fireworks

Honda Celebration of Light – July 27, 31 and August 3 (Canada Ticket Giveaway!)

Engagement Rings by Dennis Oppenheim + Fireworks

 
Lots of cities put on fireworks shows. But how many host a three-night, international competition every summer featuring pyrotechnic all-stars from around the globe?

The Honda Celebration of Light returns to Vancouver July 27, July 31 and Aug. 3. This year, teams from the United Kingdom, Canada and Thailand will light up the sky over downtown’s English Bay beach. Each squad has 30 minutes to impress the judges with the most eye-popping pyrotechnics, all tightly choreographed to a matching soundtrack.

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Honda Celebration of Light – July 27, 31 and August 3 (Canada Ticket Giveaway!)

Everything you Need to Know about Vancouver’s 2013 Celebration of Light Fireworks, July 27-Aug 3

Photo credit: jonrawlinson | Flickr

Photo credit: jonrawlinson | Flickr

For most cities, one night of summer fireworks would be enough.

Vancouver takes it to another level with its annual three-night fireworks showdown at English Bay, the Honda Celebration of Light.

This year, teams from the United Kingdom (Saturday, July 27), Canada (Wednesday, July 31) and Thailand (Saturday, Aug. 3) will compete for the coveted fireworks crown.  Each squad has 30 minutes to dazzle crowds with their most stunning pyrotechnics.  Shows start promptly at 10 p.m. and are carefully choreographed to a musical soundtrack broadcast on Shore 104.3 FM.

An estimated 400,000 people turn out for each of the three free fireworks shows.  The best spots on English Bay beach fill up hours beforehand, with people staking their claims with blankets and beach chairs.  As the afternoon progresses and the crowds filter in, the real party starts. Continue reading:
Everything you Need to Know about Vancouver’s 2013 Celebration of Light Fireworks, July 27-Aug 3