Vancouver’s biggest event, and the world’s largest offshore fireworks competition, returns to English Bay this summer as the Honda Celebration of Light illuminates the sky on July 26th, July 30th, and August 2nd.
Rain or shine, the fireworks begin at 10:00pm as hundreds of thousands of spectators take to the shore to witness this spectacle. Plan your day and enjoy all of the following activities, entertainment, food and experience options.
Vancouver Fireworks Dates and Countries
Saturday, July 26, 2014: USA; Pyrotecnico
Wednesday, July 30, 2014: France; F.C. Pyro
Saturday, August 2, 2014: Japan; Akariya Fireworks
Food Truck Festival
The Sunset Beach parking lot will host some of the city’s best mobile dining options. Head down early and enjoy dinner on the beach.
Vancouver Fireworks Premium Seating
There are many viewing locations for the fireworks but if you would like to amp up your experience, you can purchase tickets in the Keg Lounge or the YVR Observation Deck bleachers.
The Keg Lounge
The Keg Lounge presented by The Keg Steakhouse and Bar will once again be located on top of the Bath House Roof at English Bay for the festival. The Keg Lounge offers guests prime viewing opportunities, delicious food offerings, and intimate music experiences from the English Bay SHOREfest stage. This 19+ area opens at 6:30pm, with entertainment beginning at 7:15pm. Proceeds from The Keg Lounge benefit the not for profit Vancouver Fireworks Festival Society. Price: $169.55 (includes welcome drinks, hors d’oeuvres, and more).
YVR Observation Deck
Fans of the fireworks can secure reserved seats at the YVR Observation Deck located at English Bay. These convenient seats offer simulcast of the fireworks, prime viewing and dedicated services. Price: $57.55.
Vancouver Fireworks Concerts
SHOREfest presented by Shore 104.3FM will host a fresh lineup of Canadian bands on two stages at English Bay and Sunset Beach. This year, Shore 104 is very pleased to announce that Juno-winners The Sheepdogs will be headlining the festival and rocking Vancouver into the twilight.
Vancouver Fireworks App
The Honda Celebration of Light mobile App will once again allow festival goers to keep informed of artist schedules for SHOREfest, search through an interactive map and vote for their favourite pyrotechnic team. The app will also play the audio simulcast for each fireworks presentation.
More information and ticket purchase links can be found on the Honda Celebration of Light Fireworks website. You can also follow along on Facebook and Twitter.