The spectacular energy of the Honda Celebration of Light returns for its 27th year on the shores of English Bay, with a thrilling line-up for this year’s festival, featuring Japan, the United Kingdom and home team Canada. The three teams are set to take to the skies on Sat. July 29th, Wed. August 2nd and Sat. August 5th, respectively, in the world’s longest running offshore fireworks competition.
This year, organizers are proud to focus their efforts on brand-new live musical entertainment that celebrates our country’s heritage, where Vancouverites can spend their afternoons soaking in the sun with thousands of fellow festivalgoers, listening to energetic and soulful live musical performances.
“The Honda Celebration of Light sparks togetherness and celebrates the spirit of our city as Vancouver’s premier event,” said Paul Tilbury, Co-Chair of the Vancouver Fireworks Festival Society.
“With over 1 Million spectators last year, the Honda Celebration of Light continues to be one of our best-known and most popular summer festivals,” said Mayor Gregor Robertson. “Celebrating 27 years in Vancouver, this signature summer event showcases our city on the world stage and is a huge boost to our vibrant local economy.”
“More than just breathtaking fireworks, we celebrate music, food and culture through our full-day of activities leading up the big show at 10PM. This truly is a celebration that lights up our region,” added Heather Owen, Co-Chair.
- July 29th: AKARIYA Fireworks, representing Japan
- August 2nd: Jubilee Fireworks, representing the United Kingdom
- August 5th: Royal Pyrotechnie, representing Canada
At promptly 10:00 p.m. each night, rain or shine, the fireworks will begin from barges located in English Bay. Music simulcast can be heard on LG 104.3 FM and through the festival’s mobile app. The winning team will be announced on August 8th.
The Keg Lounge
Looking to have a ball under the fireworks, listening to live musical performances? Once again this year, the Keg Lounge, located on the Bathhouse Roof in English Bay, offers a VIP lounge experience and great live music, brought to you by LG 104.3, featuring local and emerging talent. With unobstructed views of the fireworks, the Keg Lounge is the perfect way to treat yourself and your friends to the quintessential Vancouver experience. Tickets sell out fast so be sure to get yours early!
Limited quantity Early Bird tickets are on sale now, beginning at $ 159 and can be purchased at: HondaCelebrationofLight.com. Regular priced tickets will start at $ 179.
Concord Lounge at the Inukshuk
With the closest water view of the fireworks, the Concord Lounge at the Inukshuk on the peninsula at English Bay is the place to be if you’re in the mood for great energy, delicious food and fantastic drinks among a discerning crowd. Features of the Lounge include: guaranteed seating, musical simulcast of the fireworks soundtrack, hors d’oeuvres, cash bar service, private washroom facilities and a laid back vibe, making it the perfect place to soak up the atmosphere of the beach with your friends and colleagues!
Limited Early Bird tickets are on sale now for $ 149 and can be purchased at: HondaCelebrationofLight.com. Regular priced tickets are $ 169.
YVR Observation Deck
The custom built bleacher-style seating of the YVR Observation Deck is situated in the heart of the action at English Bay. This all-ages licensed area offers a fun, energetic atmosphere, as well as reserved seats with a prime view of the fireworks, musical simulcast of the fireworks soundtrack, cash bar service, private washroom facilities, direct access to food service, and giveaways.
Limited Early Bird tickets are on sale now for $ 44 and can be purchased at HondaCelebrationofLight.com. Regular priced tickets are $ 49.
YVR Business Class Cabanas in the YVR Observation Deck
Back by popular demand, the YVR Observation Deck Business Class corporate cabanas return once more, to offer the perfect location to host guests or a private party, overlooking the spectacular energy of English Bay! Located on the concourse level, each private hosting area holds 24 guests and offers comfortable seating and complimentary appetizers. Please get in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
For more information and tickets visit HondaCelebrationofLight.com