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.

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.

Z-FEST

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.

FIREWORKS SIMULCAST

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.

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