Come and celebrate 25 years of the Honda Celebration of Light in Vancouver this summer. With amazing fireworks displays, incredible music, food and more. The 2016 Honda Celebration of Light competition begins promptly over English Bay at 10:00pm each night, rain or shine. Be treated to fireworks displays by teams from the Netherlands, Australia, and USA. Also enjoy "SHOREFEST" a music festival which will be taking place during the Celebration of Light.
Read as Mike Morrison explains why the Honda Celebration of Light is the place to be this summer.
Three teams representing their country perform a 25-minute fireworks display set to accompanying music. This year features teams from the Netherlands, Australia, and USA. Each display will be judged on a number of things including:
- Sizing of the Show
- Overall Design and Artistry
- Originality of Effects
- Quality of Soundtrack
- Quality of Fireworks
An amazing part of the celebration of light includes SHOREFEST. Which showcases some of Canada’s top musical acts in one of Vancouver’s most picturesque settings on the shores of English Bay. Come down early to the Sunset Beach stage for live music all afternoon. Then move on over to English Bay to catch our feature performers on the stage in The Keg Lounge. This stage plays to the beach – to you the fans – with rock and roll starting at 7:30pm.
This year's artists include, Platinum Blonde, Vancouver's very own Bend Sinister and more!
For a full line up, check out the official website.
The fireworks display on all three nights are free, however, experience the Honda Celebration of Light in a whole new way by saving your spot in the Keg Lounge. The Keg Lounge a popular choice for VIP viewing, selling out every year. Featuring your favourite hors d’oeuvres by The Keg Steakhouse + Bar, live music from some of Canada’s best talent and a social lounge atmosphere, The Keg Lounge is the perfect way to treat yourself and your friends to the quintessential Vancouver experience.
Vancouver is a city rich in arts and culture. Enjoy nature, night life, art, music and more!
Photo: Jay Hailey
Tickets to the lounge are $169 and include:
Live music + fireworks soundtrack simulcast
2 Complimentary cocktails
Complimentary Hors D’oeuvres and Grill Station
VIP washroom facilities
- For a complete festival guide the official Honda Celebration of Light website.
- Read our FestivalSeekers story about the eye popping excitement in the sky.
- Discover more about B.C. Check out HelloBC or plan an amazing trip to Vancouver.
- Getting there: Direct flights to Vancouver via Edmonton and Calgary on Air Canada, WestJet are available daily.
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