The 2016 Honda Celebration of Light competition begins promptly over English Bay at 10:00pm each night, rain or shine.

July 25

Saturday, July 23

July 29

Wednesday, July 27

Aug 1

Saturday, July 30

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Keg Lounge

The Keg Lounge

Most popular VIP viewing stage-side with the bands.

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Clearly Lounge

Clearly Spectacle Lounge

A chill VIP lounge with the closest view of the fireworks.

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YVR Observation Deck

YVR Observation Deck

Bleachers that are perfect for families or groups

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Business Class Cabanas

YVR Business Class

The perfect location to host guests for a private party

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Music, food and more


We are in the early stages of planning the 26th Honda Celebration of Light.  We thank you for showing your support and enthusiasm for this annual event.

To our sponsors, safety support, and pyro teams – we look forward to working with you again to ensure the 26th anniversary of the Honda Celebration of Light continues its legacy as free, family fun for fireworks fans and B.C.’s largest public event.

Tickets for our prime viewing areas will go on sale early in 2016.  Make your plans now so that you and your friends don’t miss out.

The fireworks

The 2016 Honda Celebration of Light competition begins promptly
at 10:00 pm each night, rain or shine, on the following dates:

Saturday, July 23

Wednesday, July 27

Saturday, July 30

Three pyro companies will once again represent their countries in 2016.  Stay tuned for the announcement in Spring 2016.

Check out highlights from the 25th anniversary of the
Honda Celebration of Light 2015 –
the longest running offshore fireworks competition in the world
and BC’s largest public event!

Latest News

Read more of the latest news on the 2015 Honda Celebration of Light

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    Are Drones the Future of Fireworks?

    Ars Electronica Futurelab in Linz, Austria seems to think so. Using 100 drones, a group of small artists and technology researchers created an outdoor flying light show syncopated to a live orchestra. While the light-equipped drones danced and painted 3D shapes in the sky, they were breaking a Guinness Book of World Record for most UAV’s airborne simultaneously.

    This dazzling light show has been said to redefine the fireworks experience without the inherent risk of traditional pyrotechnics. With technology advancing at a surprisingly fast rate, maybe in the future we’ll see a fireworks show as spectacular as the Celebration of Lights done with drones.

    Check out the full article here and watch how they turned 100 drones into a Light Bright in the sky.

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    HCOL AdminAre Drones the Future of Fireworks?