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.

EXPLORE THE FIREWORKS

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.

EXPLORE THE MUSIC

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.

EXPLORE THE FOOD

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.

OUR COUNTRIES

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.

OUR JUDGES

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.

OUR CRITERIA

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

 

our teams

South Africa

Don't miss the Fireworks for Africa team from South Africa performing Saturday, July 28th.

 

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. 

 

 

Sweden

Catch Sweden's Unique Pyrotechnic team as they light up the skies on Wednesday, August 1st. 

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. 

South Korea

Watch the Daehan Firework Co. team perform on behalf of South Korea on Saturday, August 4th.

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.

THE PETE McLEOD AIRSHOW RETURNS! 

Presented by Red Bull, Pete McLeod brings his dazzling air show back to the Honda Celebration of Light for the first time since 2013! Experience his jaw-dropping performance all three nights in English Bay.