Honda Celebration of Light: Win YVR Observation Deck Passes

Comments 103 by Rebecca Bollwitt

The unforgettable energy of the Honda Celebration of Light returns for its 28th year with a thrilling line-up featuring competing teams.

Front Row Fireworks

Honda Celebration of Light

For the first time ever, all three participating countries will be required to incorporate the same theme into their fireworks display and musical accompaniment. As voted by the public, this year’s theme
will be Love.

  • Saturday, July 28, 2018 Fireworks for Africa, representing South Africa
  • Wednesday, August 1, 2018 Unique Pyrotechnic, representing Sweden
  • Saturday, August 4, 2018 Daehan Fireworks Co., representing South Korea

At 10:00pm 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, which will be released in early summer. The winning team will be announced on August 7th, 2018.


Family Fun, Reserved Seating, and More

Back again for all three days, the Park Stage at Second Beach is a free family-friendly festival site featuring live music, food trucks, sponsor activations, a site-wide liquor license and the REMAX Family Zone.

Channel your inner funkmaster at The Park Stage at Second Beach while listening to the diverse musical lineup. The free concert will feature the musical stylings of talents like Jully Black, Five Alarm Funk and Busty and the Bass. Rhythm will fill the air all day on July 28th, August 1st and August 4th leading up to the fireworks show high above Metro Vancouver. This is the perfect location to sit back with family and friends, relax in the sun and enjoy the music.

YVR Observation Deck FireworksThe best of Vancouver’s food truck scene will be lined up along Beach Ave. offering something for everyone. Take a stroll to find a whole range of delicious choices, including The Kaboom Box, Vancouver favourite Hunky Bill’s, Reel Mac & Cheese and Kampong. You’re sure to find mouth-watering meals to please even the pickiest of palates. And to finish it all off, stop by for a scoop at Rocky Point Ice Cream.

Make sure to keep your eyes in the skies as all three nights of the festival will feature the Pete McLeod Airshow dazzling the crowd above English Bay. On Saturday, August 1st, before Sweden’s fireworks performance, the Pete McLeod Airshow will also be joined by the Canadian Forces Snowbirds. All three airshows are sure to be a hit amongst those young and old.

Attendees can reserve a seat at the 3-day summer festival with exclusive VIP and family-friendly viewing options of the fireworks with the best seats in the house! Limited seats are available for the 3 ticketed viewing locations: The Keg Lounge, the Concord Lounge at the Inukshuk, and the YVR Observation Deck with new partner Air Canada included in the Observation Deck experience.

Win YVR Observation Deck Passes

With an incredible festival line-up featuring South Africa, Sweden and South Korea, the YVR Observation Deck is the perfect place for families to sit back while enjoying the show. Your ticket includes reserved seats, fireworks performance music, ability to purchase alcoholic beverages and a designated bathroom facility.

I have a pair of tickets to give away so a lucky Miss604 reader and their guest can enjoy the fireworks from the YVR Observation Deck on Saturday, July 28 (value $88). Here’s how you can enter to win:

  • Leave a comment on this post (1 entry)
  • Have a fireworks photo from previous years? Follow and tag @CelebOfLight & @Miss604 on Instagram (1 entry)
  • Click below to post an entry on Twitter
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I will draw one winner at random from all entries at 2:00pm on Monday, July 9, 2018.

Follow the Honda Celebration of Light on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram for more info.

Update The winner is Terry!

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103 Comments  —  Comments Are Closed

  1. Gary MitfordFriday, July 6th, 2018 — 6:41am PST

    Would love to win a pair a tickets

  2. DaneFriday, July 6th, 2018 — 7:08am PST

    Did that exactly 20 years ago with my folks so would love to go down memory lane again. Best way to watch them!!

  3. RayFriday, July 6th, 2018 — 7:09am PST

    This would be a wonderful opportunity.

  4. AimeeFriday, July 6th, 2018 — 7:35am PST

    Haven’t been in years, but I think it’s time to go again.

  5. CarolFriday, July 6th, 2018 — 7:39am PST

    Would be wonderful to see them close up.

  6. Amber KeitaFriday, July 6th, 2018 — 7:40am PST


  7. MelFriday, July 6th, 2018 — 8:28am PST

    Would love to go with the family!

  8. JanFriday, July 6th, 2018 — 8:31am PST


  9. ChrisFriday, July 6th, 2018 — 8:31am PST

    Me me me!

  10. SabrinaFriday, July 6th, 2018 — 8:37am PST

    I’d love to take my son who’s never been!

  11. janFriday, July 6th, 2018 — 8:37am PST

    I have always wanted to go to this event

  12. ChloeFriday, July 6th, 2018 — 8:41am PST


  13. Becky ChanFriday, July 6th, 2018 — 9:25am PST

    This would be a great date night for our 5 year wedding anniversary!

  14. Rachel WongFriday, July 6th, 2018 — 9:33am PST

    This looks awesome!

  15. RyanFriday, July 6th, 2018 — 9:44am PST

    That sounds amazing!

  16. Lorena GrandeFriday, July 6th, 2018 — 9:53am PST

    What a great completion of a night following listening to Jully Black and Five Alarm Funk, 2 very good music acts! Bring on South Africa for a spectacular show!

  17. Bonnie RFriday, July 6th, 2018 — 10:29am PST

    Wow — would love to attend this!

  18. AliFriday, July 6th, 2018 — 10:30am PST

    I haven’t gone to the fireworks in years. This would be a great way to try it again.

  19. Shannon HildebrandtFriday, July 6th, 2018 — 11:19am PST

    Great prize!

  20. ScottFriday, July 6th, 2018 — 11:19am PST

    Love this event! Thanks for the prize opportunity.

  21. Michael BFriday, July 6th, 2018 — 11:29am PST

    I’ve never seen the fireworks in Vancouver so this would be fantastic!

  22. ElizabethFriday, July 6th, 2018 — 11:31am PST

    I would love to see the fireworks…thanks for this chance ๐Ÿ™‚

  23. L.M.SFriday, July 6th, 2018 — 1:31pm PST

    I’ve never seen them so would love to be able to do this!

  24. BeckyFriday, July 6th, 2018 — 2:30pm PST

    I’ve never been! This would be rad

  25. HeatherFriday, July 6th, 2018 — 3:35pm PST

    We have tried to make it twice, but both times left because we couldn’t find parking!! ๐Ÿ™ Not giving up!!

  26. RickyFriday, July 6th, 2018 — 3:51pm PST

    Have never been before. Thanks for the chance.

  27. GloriaFriday, July 6th, 2018 — 5:39pm PST

    Love the fireworks!

  28. Kirsten FisherFriday, July 6th, 2018 — 5:50pm PST

    I love Fireworks!! I would love to win a pair of tickets! Thanks for the contest!

  29. StephanieFriday, July 6th, 2018 — 5:50pm PST

    Celebration of Light is one of my favourite summer events!

  30. Kathy PFriday, July 6th, 2018 — 6:02pm PST

    Would love to win!๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰

  31. Stephanie ParenteFriday, July 6th, 2018 — 6:07pm PST

    Would love to win! Thanks for the chance!

  32. AnnieFriday, July 6th, 2018 — 6:07pm PST

    Lord knows hubby and I need a date! Please and thank you!

  33. NarceliFriday, July 6th, 2018 — 6:08pm PST

    Yes, please! Thank you!

  34. Frances YoungFriday, July 6th, 2018 — 6:09pm PST

    Thanks for this chance to win tickets. Love your page!

  35. Christine WFriday, July 6th, 2018 — 6:13pm PST

    That would be amazing!

  36. veraFriday, July 6th, 2018 — 6:18pm PST

    Hubby and I usually ride our bikes over Lions Gate Bridge and take in the fireworks on the beach in English Bay – this prize would be a great upgrade!

  37. Melissa HoffmannFriday, July 6th, 2018 — 6:26pm PST

    Used to love going to this event every summer. This would be great fun with my friend Donna!

  38. BevFriday, July 6th, 2018 — 6:35pm PST

    This would be amazing! Would love to take my hubby..thanks for the chance Miss 604!โค

  39. Amy LFriday, July 6th, 2018 — 6:42pm PST

    Wow what a great prize pack
    I would love to take my family

  40. D PRINGLEFriday, July 6th, 2018 — 6:42pm PST

    Never been, little intimidated of big crowds and all the travel to get there! Sooo this would be fabulous to win! Thanks for the chance

  41. LindsayFriday, July 6th, 2018 — 6:50pm PST

    Would love this ๐Ÿ™‚

  42. Katie BorrettFriday, July 6th, 2018 — 7:59pm PST

    Sounds great!

  43. Barbara CalderFriday, July 6th, 2018 — 8:39pm PST

    Have always wanted to see the fireworks close up!

  44. JazzyFriday, July 6th, 2018 — 9:16pm PST

    I would love to win these tickets!

  45. LillianFriday, July 6th, 2018 — 9:21pm PST

    Awesome place to view fireworks.

  46. JudyFriday, July 6th, 2018 — 9:47pm PST

    I would love to see the Fireworks for Africa!

  47. NicoleFriday, July 6th, 2018 — 9:50pm PST

    Would be so fun!

  48. Cheryl GreenFriday, July 6th, 2018 — 9:53pm PST

    Fabulous event! Thanks for the chance!!

  49. StaceyFriday, July 6th, 2018 — 10:12pm PST

    Yes, please!

  50. ChristinaFriday, July 6th, 2018 — 10:17pm PST

    I would love to go see the fireworks. We would have such a good time.๐Ÿ˜Š

  51. Linda HFriday, July 6th, 2018 — 10:21pm PST

    This is awesome!

  52. Carman BenoitFriday, July 6th, 2018 — 10:41pm PST

    It would be such a sensational experience to take my daughter to.

  53. Kai Yue GengFriday, July 6th, 2018 — 10:46pm PST


  54. Melissa lavergneFriday, July 6th, 2018 — 10:59pm PST

    Fireworks ๐ŸŽ‡ ๐Ÿ’•

  55. neenaFriday, July 6th, 2018 — 11:29pm PST

    sure way to beat the crowds at the beach!

  56. LucFriday, July 6th, 2018 — 11:59pm PST

    Bring on the fireworks!

  57. AngelaSaturday, July 7th, 2018 — 12:24am PST

    Ooh… I’d love to win!

  58. VickySaturday, July 7th, 2018 — 6:54am PST

    Yes please! ๐Ÿฅ‚๐Ÿฅ‚๐Ÿ’ฅ

  59. TerrySaturday, July 7th, 2018 — 8:08am PST

    Would love to attend. Always watch from Vanier Park.

  60. Amy LeungSaturday, July 7th, 2018 — 8:50am PST

    I haven’t gone to see the fireworks for the last couple years because it was getting very crowded… it’d be nice to see them on the observation deck!

  61. wenSaturday, July 7th, 2018 — 10:29am PST

    This will be awesome! Thanks!

  62. dbSaturday, July 7th, 2018 — 10:34am PST

    Never been but always wanted to!

  63. VinceSaturday, July 7th, 2018 — 10:36am PST

    This would be awesome!

  64. KarenSaturday, July 7th, 2018 — 12:02pm PST

    Thank you for the giveaway – this sounds so fun!

  65. Kim CSaturday, July 7th, 2018 — 12:32pm PST

    Amazing! Would love to check this out.

  66. Anita SharmaSaturday, July 7th, 2018 — 1:12pm PST

    I would love to see this for the first time!!

  67. KellySaturday, July 7th, 2018 — 1:20pm PST

    Fantastic prize!

  68. Shelley ButcherSaturday, July 7th, 2018 — 5:23pm PST

    Love fireworks! ๐ŸŽ†

  69. JustinSaturday, July 7th, 2018 — 6:46pm PST

    Yayyy fireworks

  70. bonnie lamSaturday, July 7th, 2018 — 6:51pm PST

    Haven’t seen the fireworks for a long time. Wouls love to see it without someone tall in front of me & blocking the view. Good luck to you all. Huggies.

  71. daneSaturday, July 7th, 2018 — 6:52pm PST


  72. Nielene ChandSaturday, July 7th, 2018 — 7:47pm PST

    Would love to have a date night with my husband.

  73. LindymumSaturday, July 7th, 2018 — 8:50pm PST

    What a wonderful way to watch the fireworks. Can’t wait.

  74. Greg L.Sunday, July 8th, 2018 — 2:38am PST


  75. Theresa PSunday, July 8th, 2018 — 5:00am PST

    This would be Amazing! I love the Celebration of Light!

  76. Megan KSunday, July 8th, 2018 — 9:20am PST

    It would be amazing to win this!

  77. ViktoriyaSunday, July 8th, 2018 — 11:28am PST

    This would be so awesome!

  78. CarolynSunday, July 8th, 2018 — 1:34pm PST


  79. LanaSunday, July 8th, 2018 — 2:34pm PST

    Fantastic! Thanks for the chance!

  80. StotesSunday, July 8th, 2018 — 2:47pm PST

    This would be great!

  81. connieSunday, July 8th, 2018 — 11:12pm PST

    would love to go!

  82. Velma SandryMonday, July 9th, 2018 — 12:12am PST

    What a spectacular treat this would be!

  83. Avril RamseyMonday, July 9th, 2018 — 9:33am PST

    I would love to win tickets to see my country (South Africa) represented. I’m so excited about it.

  84. TaniaMonday, July 9th, 2018 — 12:40pm PST

    Iโ€™d love to take my son whoโ€™s never been!

  85. RinoMonday, July 9th, 2018 — 12:41pm PST

    Thank you for the giveaway โ€“ this sounds so fun!

  86. ojMonday, July 9th, 2018 — 1:10pm PST


  87. MichelleMonday, July 9th, 2018 — 1:47pm PST

    This sounds like an incredible night out!

  88. Jason BMonday, July 9th, 2018 — 3:45pm PST

    Great event.

  89. Grace VMonday, July 9th, 2018 — 6:47pm PST

    I love fireworks!

  90. SHANE GROVERMonday, July 9th, 2018 — 7:20pm PST

    I love going to the fireworks every year I have been going every year for about 30 years my favorite time of year

  91. StephanieMonday, July 9th, 2018 — 7:27pm PST

    I love attending this every year!!

  92. EricMonday, July 9th, 2018 — 9:28pm PST

    Love this annual event!

  93. AshleyTuesday, July 10th, 2018 — 2:01am PST

    Iโ€™ve always wanted to see these fireworks! This would be amazing!

  94. AnaTuesday, July 10th, 2018 — 8:45am PST

    This sounds awesome!

  95. IsabelTuesday, July 10th, 2018 — 3:50pm PST

    Would be awesome to watch it up close!

  96. kristine graumansTuesday, July 10th, 2018 — 3:50pm PST

    I Would love to win tickets to take a friend from out of town and show her around beautiful Vancouver! The Celebration of Light is one of my favorite in all of the city.

  97. tracy kTuesday, July 10th, 2018 — 8:49pm PST

    love the fireworks competition every year!

  98. Lance. LWednesday, July 11th, 2018 — 1:46am PST

    Nothing better than a night at the Fireworks.

  99. SyFriday, July 13th, 2018 — 9:40am PST

    Would be fantastic to see from deck ! Summertime fun ๐Ÿค—

  100. Pauline WilkinsonFriday, July 13th, 2018 — 4:51pm PST

    This would be an amazing View to have

  101. Jason BFriday, July 13th, 2018 — 5:20pm PST


  102. Cheryl BorgmannSunday, July 15th, 2018 — 11:57am PST

    OMG yes please!!! This is my bucket list item!!!!

  103. alana pThursday, July 19th, 2018 — 12:01pm PST

    over due date night…..

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