Honda Celebration of Light Announces New Summer Line-Up for Vancouver


Even if it’s not in your love life, everyone needs a little fireworks in their lives. Now in its 26th year, Vancouver’s Honda Celebration of Light is the world’s longest running offshore fireworks competition and BC’s largest public event, with approximately 400,000 spectators along Vancouver’s English Bay each evening.


This year, the mix of countries competing is:

  • July 23rd – Netherlands Royal Fireworks, Netherlands. Founded in 2008, they Dutch won 1st place at the 2015 Philippine International Pyromusical Competition in Manila.
  • July 27th – Australia Howard’s Fireworks, Australia. Fourth generation family of pyro-technicians has competed around the globe. In May 2015, they won a gold medal at Vietnam’s world famous Da Nang International Fireworks Competition.
  • July 30th – Walt Disney Entertainment, Florida, USA. With seven parks and four cruise ships, Disney executes over 11,000 pyrotechnic events per year and won 2nd place at the 2015 Liuyang International fireworks Competition in China and 1st place at the 2013 Flammende Sterne in Stuttgart, Germany.

Want a VIP viewing experience? The Keg Lounge, found on the Bathhouse Roof in English Bay, offers a VIP lounge experience as well as a side stage view of performances on the SHOREFEST Stage.


The Inukshuk Lounge has the closest water view of the fireworks on the peninsula at English Bay.

YVR Observation Deck is a licensed area is for all-ages and offers reserved seats with a prime view of the fireworks, musical simulcast of the fireworks soundtrack and more. The YVR Observation Deck Business Class has corporate cabanas are the perfect location to host guests or a private party.

Feeling competitive? The Concord Pacific Seawall Challenge means family and friends can put together teams and engage in fun activities along the seawall for a chance to win over $10,000 in prizing.

Make a night of it. The Food Truck Festival has more than 50 food vendors, and the largest number of food trucks brought together anywhere in Greater Vancouver.

For more information about the Honda Celebration of Light visit the website.

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