NIGHTS LIKE NO OTHER
BC's largest live event is back for another season. Watch three different countries compete over English Bay on July 28, Aug 1, and Aug 4.
THE FIREWORKS ARE JUST THE FINALE
Check out the stage before you watch the sky. We've got a selection of BC-based talent and beyond for you to enjoy ocean-side before the fireworks close the show.
EAT, DRINK & BE MESMERIZED
You can actually taste the excitement. Details coming soon on our array of food trucks, tasty eats and west coast favourites.
WE’VE GOT A LOT TO CELEBRATE!
Share the love this summer
For the first time ever, the Honda Celebration of Light invited the public to vote on a theme for this year’s fireworks competition. “Love” was selected by an overwheliming majority, don’t miss your chance to share in the excitement and see how each team will incorporate this theme July 28, Aug 1, and Aug 4.
Share the love on social media by following us here.
TAKING TO THE SKIES July 28, August 1 & August 4
Each year, the Honda Celebration of Light welcomes three new countries to compete just off the shores of English Bay in Vancouver, BC.
This year, the festival is excited to welcome South Africa, Sweden, and South Korea! To learn more about each team, click here.
Join in the action
Pyrotechnic teams are judged by a panel of industry experts,
sponsor representatives, and celebrities that spark inspiration in their community.
Help us decide this year’s winner, download the Honda Celebration of Light mobile app to rate each team! Mobile app will be avaliable in the summer of 2018.
it’s ALL IN THE DETAILS
Sizing of the Show – 10 Points
Overall Design and Artistry – 30 Points
Synchronization – 20 Points
Originality of Effects – 15 Points
Quality of Soundtrack – 15 Points
Quality of Fireworks – 10 Points
Established in 1996, in their first year, Fireworks for Africa was the winner of the 2016 International Pyrodesigner Championship, Italy. This dynamic team has now produced pyrotechnic shows in 34 different countries and prides itself on being South Africa’s leader in the Fireworks Display Industry.
Established 2005, the Unique Pyrotechnic team is no stranger to the Celebration of Light as the winners of both 2004 and 2005 events. The team has also performed from 2014-2017 at the Bråvalla Festival, Sweden’s largest music festival. With immense expertise and experience, producing more than 600 shows annually, their performance at the 2018 Celebration of Light will be a can’t miss event.
A veteran team established in 1970, Daehan Firework Co. was involved in the 2002 FIFA World Cup and won on People’s Choice Award at 2014 Macau International Fireworks Display Contest. Travelling from across the globe for this year’s event, the Celebration of Light is thrilled to welcome this team to the shores of English Bay.
park stage at second beach
Sit back, Relax, and enjoy the music
Located at Second Beach in Stanley Park, this free all ages area will feature live music, food trucks, sponsor activations, a site-wide liquor license and the RE/MAX Family Zone. Bring your friends and family, kick back and relax in the sun while you enjoy the music!
Schedule coming soon.
A can’t-miss music event
Programmed by our radio partner Z 95.3 FM, Z-FEST will feature some of today’s top talent performing on the Bathhouse Roof at English Bay on each night of the fireworks.
Schedule coming soon.
DON’T MISS A BEAT
Tune into the fireworks music soundtrack from wherever you are by downloading the Honda Celebration of Light official Mobile App or tuning in to LG 104.3FM! The simulcast will begin at 10PM each night of the festival.
Official Mobile App will be released in the summer of 2018.
Festival OF food
with so much to see, you’re bound to work up an appetite
The Honda Celebration of Light is proud to host an array of local food options for our guests! Food Trucks will be located at English Bay and the Park Stage at Second Beach, along with hot & cold buffet options at our ticketed venues The Keg Loung, Concord Lounge at the Inukshuk, and YVR Business Class Cabanas.
More details coming soon.