Honda Celebration of Light

Join in on the fun for three days of fireworks displays over the forever beautiful English Bay in Vancouver.The new dates are July 23, 27 and 30, 2022. 

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Community: Vancouver
Province: British Columbia
Festival Type: Food Music

Come and celebrate the Honda Celebration of Light in Vancouver when it returns for its 30th anniversary in 2022. You'll be treated to amazing fireworks displays, incredible music, food and more on July 23, 27 and 30 The Honda Celebration of Light competition begins promptly over English Bay at 10 p.m. each night. This is an international fireworks display by teams from around the world, which has also evolved into a cultural celebration. Also, enjoy "Shorefest" a music festival which will be taking place during the celebration of light.

Fireworks displays

Three teams representing their country perform a 25-minute fireworks display set to accompanying music. Each display will be judged on a number of things including: 

  • Sizing of the Show
  • Overall Design and Artistry
  • Synchronization
  • 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.

Artists have included Platinum Blonde, Vancouver's very own Bend Sinister and more!


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

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