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Bard-B-Q Fireworks: A Classic Vancouver Experience

Tuesday, July 10th, 2018 — 7:16am PDT
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Take two of the best parts of summer in Vancouver and combine them for one spectacular evening! Bard on the Beach is once again offering its Bard-B-Q & Fireworks nights where you can enjoy a Bard mainstage show, dinner, and a private view of the Honda Celebration of Light from their grounds at Vanier Park.

Bard on the Beach

Bard-B-Q Fireworks at Bard on the Beach

July 28, August 1 & 4, 2018 at 5:30pm & 6:00pm

See As You Like It or Timon of Athens followed by an exquisite salmon barbecue* from Emelle’s Catering with all the fixings, delicious desserts and an entire evening of entertainment! Visit the PIXSTAR photobooth, take in the award-winning Dowco Triumph Street Pipe Band and more before enjoying a private view of the spectacular Celebration of Light fireworks.

Bard on the Beach 2018 Season

As You Like It
June 12 – September 22 on the BMO Mainstage

June 6 – September 13 on the BMO Mainstage

Timon of Athens
June 26 – September 9 on the Howard Family Stage in the Douglas Campbell Theatre

July 6 – September 13 on the Howard Family Stage in the Douglas Campbell Theatre

Special Events

Notable returning special events also include Family Nights, Talkback Tuesdays, Wine Wednesdays and the Exploring Shakespeare Talks (one for each of the four plays).

On August 27, 2018 Bard hosts Forum: Gender and Shakespeare in 2018. Musical performances return to the BMO Mainstage, including Chor Leoni: Mane Event as well as Opera & Arias: Bold and Beautiful with the UBC Opera Ensemble and the Vancouver Opera Orchestra. Bard will also present two VocalEye performances and one Relaxed Performance, increasing the Festival’s accessibility.

View the full schedule online here »

Tickets for Bard on the Beach’s 29th season are now on sale beginning at $24. Early booking is recommended for best seat selection as many performances sell out in advance. Order online through the Bard website or call the Bard Box Office at 604-739-0559 or (toll free) 1-877-739-0559.

Enter to Win Bard-B-Q Tickets

I have a pair of tickets to see As You Like It on the BMO Mainstage followed by Bard-B-Q dinner and then the private viewing of the Honda Celebration of Light Fireworks from the Bard grounds (August 1, 2018).

Here’s how you can enter to win:

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I will draw one winner at random from all entries at 12:00pm on Tuesday, July 24, 2018. Prize is for the August 1, 2018 event and cannot be exchanged for another night.

* Alternate food options are available. Please call the Box Office if you have an allergies or food concerns. Dinner will be served outdoors.

Update The winner is Sheila Knowles!

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  1. Erin W says:

    This would be so much fun, a perfect date night!

  2. Greg says:

    What fun!

  3. Diana Pringle says:

    Believe it or not I have never seen the fireworks and I’m heading up there in age!! Would love to win this awesome experience!

  4. Mei LING LIU says:

    thanks for the chance

  5. Melissa Hoffmann says:

    Sounds like the perfect date night!

  6. Am says:

    I haven’t been to Bard On The Beach in so long. Hope I win this fantastic date night!

  7. Amy Lau says:

    What a perfect fun event!

  8. leana says:

    My mom and I go to Bard every year, what a great way to “up” the experience even more!

  9. leana says:

    Liked and commented on FB!

  10. Tracy says:

    This is great!

  11. Ray says:

    Excellent prize

  12. Samantha says:

    This would be so much fun to attend

  13. Nadya says:

    i’ve never been!

  14. Cheryl Green says:

    WOW! I have never been to Bard on the Beach or seen the fireworks! Would love to take my family!
    Thanks for the chance

  15. Christina says:

    This would be a beautiful night! Thanks for the opportunity to win.😊

  16. Aimee says:

    Sounds like a fun-filled night

  17. Bonnie says:

    This sounds like a wonderful evening…would love to go!

  18. Suzanne says:

    This would be a fantastic date night!

  19. Vera says:

    LOVE Bard and LOVE our annual summer fireworks! My hubby and I usually ride our bikes over Lions Gate Bridge to watch from English Bay but upping our evening enjoyment to include a Bard show as well would be fantastic! Thanks for the opportunity!

  20. Elizabeth The says:

    I would love to go!

  21. Maryanne says:

    What a great way to celebrate summer!

  22. V. Conn says:

    this would be soooooooooooo fun!!!!!!!!!

  23. Gloria says:

    Wow Shakespeare, BBQ and fireworks all in one night!

  24. jan says:

    this would be a great evening

  25. Leanne S says:

    This would be e spectacular night out!

  26. Jason T B says:

    It would be great to see Bard & Fireworks

  27. Trisha says:

    Bard on the Beach is such a wonderful, quintessential Vancouver experience!

  28. Cindy says:

    This would be a great date night for my husband and I!!

  29. Christine W says:

    Yes, please! This would be an amazing evening with my hubby.

  30. Jocelyn says:

    great giveaway!

  31. jane james says:

    Entered and liked on facebook.

  32. Diane G says:

    We’ve attended the shows since its inception but have never been to the BBQ or the fireworks. Would be fun!! 😊

  33. Ali says:

    what a great date night!

  34. Theresa says:

    That’s my wedding anniversary! This would be the perfect thing to do with my husband to celebrate our 7th anniversary!

  35. Cheuk Lau says:

    What a lovely event to attend

  36. Heather says:

    I’ve never been, but heard it’s amazing!! Food and fireworks too make it super amazing!!

  37. Cynthia Bishop says:

    This has been a wish of mine for many summers. You have no idea how much I need this.

  38. Velma Sandry says:

    Seriously phenomenal night this will be!! Talk about fulfilling all senses! Absolutely delicious.

  39. Ginger Gervais says:

    My sister will be here visiting from Ontario. This would be awesome to take her to πŸ™‚

  40. Linda H says:

    What an amazing night!

  41. Sheila Knowles says:

    I’ve never been to Bard on the Beach – this would be a wonderful opportunity!

  42. Ricky says:

    Great way to spend a summer evening in Vancouver!

  43. Kathy P says:

    Would love to win!πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰

  44. DTES resident would love a salmon BBQ.

  45. Christina says:

    Sounds like a wonderful summer evening to spend with my Mom!

  46. Isabel says:

    It would be awesome to win!

  47. Lisa Mennell says:

    Would loveeeee to win! Love Shakespeare! Love the Beatles!

  48. Anna M says:

    Would love to go!

  49. Grace G says:

    I’d love to go!

  50. Lucie B says:

    Wow, I’ve never been to Bard on the Beach and have always wanted to! As You Like It has been getting great reviews as well.

  51. Bonnie R says:

    This would be great!

  52. tracy k says:

    this would be an amazing summer night out!

  53. Vince says:

    Perfect anniversary evening!

  54. Andrea G says:

    I love BOTB! This would be a blast to attend πŸ™‚

  55. db says:

    Fantastic prize!!

  56. Angela says:

    A favourite! I’d love to win!!!

  57. Eileen says:

    I’d love to go!

  58. Lynn Montes says:

    This is the ONLY summer thing I’ve never done in Vancouver!! Keep meaning to but summer always seems to get away from me and another year passes and I don’t go! Help make it finally happen for me pleeeeeease!! πŸ™‚

  59. Tabby72 says:

    I really enjoy Bard and would love to win this wonderful prize!

  60. Linda says:

    I love Bard on the Beach! What a great night out.

  61. Susannah says:

    I would love this experience!

  62. Michael says:

    This would be fantastic to win!

  63. Elizabeth B says:

    ‘As You Like It’ is the play that I want to see at Bard this year and to see the fireworks for the first time would be icing on the cake! πŸ™‚

  64. Buffi says:

    Wow that sounds like a fun evening!

  65. Carrie-Anne Hollywood says:

    I would love the opportunity to go see a live performance it would be amazing!

  66. Tammy says:

    How fabulous to go to see!!

  67. Kelly says:

    What an amazing evening!

  68. Kim C says:

    Fun! Classic combination.

  69. Michele Webb says:

    Sounds like an AMAZING night!

  70. Sunshine H says:

    What an awesome way to spend the night!

  71. Michelle Boutin says:

    I’ve never been but I’ve always wanted to go!

  72. Don M says:

    This would be fantastic and a wonderful way to show my partner how much I love her. Went to my first Bard on the beach last year and fell in love with it. Last time I attended the fireworks at English Bay was back in the old Sea Festival days.

  73. Diane To says:

    This would be a fun night!

  74. Patricia Reggin says:

    Would love love love to win for my family! πŸ™‚

  75. Ruby says:

    Sounds like fun!

  76. Jessica Roberts-Farina says:

    A fun romp with rave reviews is just what I need right now in this world!

  77. Angela Mac says:

    I love watching the fireworks & I love Bard on the Beach! I’ve been to both every year for the past 10 years, but not at the same time, so this would be Awesome! Plus BBQ! I’d take my sister!

  78. cindy quach says:

    Shakespeare and sunset…what could be better???

  79. Steven Oatway says:

    “the play’s the thing wherein I’ll catch the conscience of the king”. I LOVE this magnificent portrayal of the legendary Plays from the greatest Playwright (or group of playwrights) of all time in spite of what happened in Miss Dover’s Grade 11 English Class.

  80. Julia says:

    Woo hoo!

  81. Jonathan says:

    I have never yet been to Bards on the Beach, so it would be fantastic if I were lucky enough to be chosen for this contest.

    I have Liked the Facebook post and also tweeted!

  82. P.Thi.Bui says:

    Sounds fun, would love to go and take my beau!

  83. Anita says:

    Thanks for the chance

  84. Lauren says:

    I’ve never been to bard on the beach
    This would be so much fun!

  85. wen says:

    Winning combo!

  86. Lori M says:

    Perfect date night!

  87. Darcy says:

    Bard on the Beach is iconic!

  88. Luc says:

    Great combo!

  89. Karen Miller says:

    Oh! Yes, please! My husband and I would love this!

  90. Amanda says:

    This would be a perfect date night! I have always wanted to go to Bard on the Beach! 😊

  91. bcwli says:

    Love BBQ!

  92. neena says:


  93. bjh says:

    I’ve never been, but have always wanted to!

  94. Michelle W says:

    This would be a wonderful evening out! I love Bard on the Beach as well as the fireworks!

  95. Olivia says:

    I’d love to attend Bard on the Beach!

  96. Ashley says:

    This would be amazing!! I’ve always wanted to go to bard on the beach!

  97. Tania says:

    What a perfect fun event!

  98. Rino says:

    Would be amazing!

  99. Janet Kong says:

    It’s been a while since I’ve been to a Fireworks Evening – would love to go!

  100. Pauline Wilkinson says:

    Whats not to love Sun sea and Shakespeare

  101. AC says:

    Would love to go to Bard-B-Q!

  102. Jason b says:

    I have never been, would like to go.

  103. Amanda Feder says:

    Ive never been to Bard on the beach, would love to win this!

  104. Rebecca Comte says:

    I’d love this!! Timon of Athens all the way πŸ˜‰

  105. If I win I hope they have vegan options

  106. Jazzy says:

    I would love to go!

  107. Marlene says:

    Bard on the Beach sounds fabulous. What a nice Vancouver event and the BBQ and frireworks would be a lot of fun. Thanks for the chance to win!

  108. Chloe says:

    to BBQ or not to BBQ- that is the question

  109. katie borrett says:

    sounds fun!

  110. Shelley Butcher says:

    Love bard on the beach and the celebration of light! Love them even more together!β›±πŸŽ†

  111. Vince says:

    Love the Bard!

  112. Dee says:

    What a great night!

  113. R says:

    Hate fireworks in theory until I see them and i forget about the puppies and the moneys. Everything else in the prize I love in theory and practice πŸ˜€

  114. Susan says:

    Great prize! πŸ™‚

  115. Kirsty says:

    Fun stuff!

  116. Kirsten says:

    This is a fantastic prize! What an awesome way to spend the evening! Thanks for the wonderful contest!

  117. carolyn says:

    thank you

  118. Tara says:

    Bard is such a must every summer.

  119. dd says:

    summer fun

  120. Stotes says:

    This would be a great date night!

  121. Tammi L. says:

    This would be the BEST! We live on the island and I have wanted to do this forever – this would finally get my husband there! My fingers are crossed so tight they hurt, lol! Thanks for the opportunity!!!!

  122. Wes says:

    Hottest ticket in town, this would be a great prize to win!! πŸ™‚ !

  123. AH says:

    Thanks fort For the write up!

  124. Ally says:

    Love to attend.

  125. Aria says:

    Part of Vancouver summer!

  126. Aria says:

    Part of Vancouver summer.

  127. Ari says:

    A summer classic.

  128. Garden says:

    Got to polish up my Shakespeare.

  129. Aria says:

    A perfect summer event.

  130. Aria says:

    Remembering my favourite English teacher….

  131. Rose says:

    A favourite venue of mine to take in some cultural experience.

  132. Ying says:

    Would take my granddaughter to the show.

  133. Monique Cheung says:

    awesome event!

  134. Alex says:

    Would love to take my mom.

  135. Victoria says:

    Perfect event for the summer.

  136. Peter says:

    Would love to send my wife and daughter.

  137. Pete says:

    Thanks for the opportunity. Best blogger in town!

  138. Randy says:

    Bard on the Beach and fireworks. Great combination

  139. Jeff S says:

    This would be an awesome evening out! Thanks for the chance to win!

  140. Bruce L. says:

    Commented on FB and tweeted.

  141. Bruce L. says:

    My wife has been trying to get me to the fireworks for years, this package would definitely be worth going across to the mainland for! Thanks!

  142. Shannon says:

    Great experience!

  143. Scott says:

    Love the fireworks!

  144. Pat W says:

    Sounds like a fun night out!

  145. cindy quach says:

    tickets tickets…a kingdom for some tickets!

  146. tammy says:

    Fun night out!

  147. Kate says:

    Dinner and a show, topped off by fireworks sounds like a fantastic evening out! 😊

  148. Vivian says:

    would love this!

  149. MJ says:

    The Bard, the Beach, the BBQ- what more could a girl want?

  150. Cyril says:


  151. Janice M says:

    Great night out!

  152. Becky says:

    Great fun!

  153. Marissa Bergeron says:

    What an amazing opportunity! I have never been to Bard on the Beach but have always wanted to go! Plus, I love fireworks! Fingers crossed!

  154. Alana P says:

    Date night would be awesome!

  155. Karima says:

    Great way to celebrate my daughter’s GRAD!! πŸŽ“ Thx!

  156. Ari says:

    What a great prize!

  157. Sherry F says:

    Such a great combo. I would love to share this with my sister.

  158. Vanesa says:

    This would be amazing!

  159. Sheila says:

    Fabulous prize – would love to win this!

  160. Chelsea M says:

    I’d love to go! I find my theatre/entertainment budget never goes as far as I’d like! love to win!

  161. Karen Miller says:

    A perfect evening! What a great prize!

  162. Have never done this ever, so will be cool to experience it should I get picked and win. Here’s to hoping!

  163. Liesa says:

    Bring on the Bard!

  164. Graziella gambron says:

    This would be so much fun! Fingers crossed!

  165. SHANE GROVER says:

    I love bard on the beach great plays and love the fireworks go every summer would love to win this awesome prize

  166. Lindymum says:

    What a great way to celebrate husbands birthday. Shakespeare and fireworks. Wow.

  167. Anand Shah says:

    Sounds like a good date !

  168. dennyd says:

    I want to see them all!

  169. Emily says:

    I haven’t been in years! This would be amazing!

  170. lisa says:

    this would definitely be a nice night out!

  171. Faris Khan says:

    Never been to see any shows of bard on the beach… would love to go!!

  172. Valerie says:

    This West Ender would *love* to see the fireworks from other side of the Bay! Also: am a bit of a Shakespeare nerd.

  173. Kirsten says:

    I haven’t been to Bard on the Beach in years! And have always wanted to experience it on fireworks night!

  174. Pauline says:

    Pick me!

  175. Alan says:

    Me too!

  176. M-A says:


  177. anne marie slater says:

    I would love to go to Bard and Fireworks, sounds so delightful!

  178. naomi says:

    fingers and toes crossed, love to win!

  179. Bal says:

    Thanks, this would be a great way to spend the evening πŸ™‚

  180. Anna says:

    Sounds like a nice summer evening

  181. Ron S says:

    Would love to win this and take my wife!

  182. Nn says:

    This sounds amazing! Didn’t even know it existed :$

  183. Leanne S says:

    This would be amazing!

  184. Sunrise says:

    Good luck everyone.

  185. Alex says:

    How romantic!

  186. Grace Isaac says:

    Yes please!

  187. Johnathan says:

    This sounds amazing

  188. Kaylee says:

    Id love to win this!! I have never been to bard on the beach ; this would be an amazing night for sure !

  189. Tracy says:

    Haven’t seen Bard on the Beach in ages. Would love to go!

  190. Ricky says:

    Great date night for sure!

  191. Tal says:

    This would be great to do with my wife!

  192. Trevor says:

    Great Contest!

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