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Friday, July 6th, 2018 — 6:20am PDT
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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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  1. Gary Mitford says:

    Would love to win a pair a tickets

  2. Dane says:

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

  3. Ray says:

    This would be a wonderful opportunity.

  4. Aimee says:

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

  5. Carol says:

    Would be wonderful to see them close up.

  6. Amber Keita says:


  7. Mel says:

    Would love to go with the family!

  8. Chris says:

    Me me me!

  9. Sabrina says:

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

  10. jan says:

    I have always wanted to go to this event

  11. Chloe says:


  12. Becky Chan says:

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

  13. Rachel Wong says:

    This looks awesome!

  14. Ryan says:

    That sounds amazing!

  15. Lorena Grande says:

    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!

  16. Bonnie R says:

    Wow — would love to attend this!

  17. Ali says:

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

  18. Shannon Hildebrandt says:

    Great prize!

  19. Scott says:

    Love this event! Thanks for the prize opportunity.

  20. Michael B says:

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

  21. Elizabeth says:

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

  22. L.M.S says:

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

  23. Becky says:

    I’ve never been! This would be rad

  24. Heather says:

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

  25. Ricky says:

    Have never been before. Thanks for the chance.

  26. Gloria says:

    Love the fireworks!

  27. Kirsten Fisher says:

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

  28. Stephanie says:

    Celebration of Light is one of my favourite summer events!

  29. Kathy P says:

    Would love to win!๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰

  30. Stephanie Parente says:

    Would love to win! Thanks for the chance!

  31. Annie says:

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

  32. Narceli says:

    Yes, please! Thank you!

  33. Frances Young says:

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

  34. Christine W says:

    That would be amazing!

  35. vera says:

    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!

  36. Melissa Hoffmann says:

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

  37. Bev says:

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

  38. Amy L says:

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

  39. D PRINGLE says:

    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

  40. Lindsay says:

    Would love this ๐Ÿ™‚

  41. Katie Borrett says:

    Sounds great!

  42. Barbara Calder says:

    Have always wanted to see the fireworks close up!

  43. Jazzy says:

    I would love to win these tickets!

  44. Lillian says:

    Awesome place to view fireworks.

  45. Judy says:

    I would love to see the Fireworks for Africa!

  46. Nicole says:

    Would be so fun!

  47. Cheryl Green says:

    Fabulous event! Thanks for the chance!!

  48. Stacey says:

    Yes, please!

  49. Christina says:

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

  50. Linda H says:

    This is awesome!

  51. Carman Benoit says:

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

  52. Kai Yue Geng says:


  53. Melissa lavergne says:

    Fireworks ๐ŸŽ‡ ๐Ÿ’•

  54. neena says:

    sure way to beat the crowds at the beach!

  55. Luc says:

    Bring on the fireworks!

  56. Angela says:

    Ooh… I’d love to win!

  57. Vicky says:

    Yes please! ๐Ÿฅ‚๐Ÿฅ‚๐Ÿ’ฅ

  58. Terry says:

    Would love to attend. Always watch from Vanier Park.

  59. Amy Leung says:

    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!

  60. wen says:

    This will be awesome! Thanks!

  61. db says:

    Never been but always wanted to!

  62. Vince says:

    This would be awesome!

  63. Karen says:

    Thank you for the giveaway – this sounds so fun!

  64. Kim C says:

    Amazing! Would love to check this out.

  65. Anita Sharma says:

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

  66. Kelly says:

    Fantastic prize!

  67. Shelley Butcher says:

    Love fireworks! ๐ŸŽ†

  68. Justin says:

    Yayyy fireworks

  69. bonnie lam says:

    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.

  70. Nielene Chand says:

    Would love to have a date night with my husband.

  71. Lindymum says:

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

  72. Greg L. says:


  73. Theresa P says:

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

  74. Megan K says:

    It would be amazing to win this!

  75. Viktoriya says:

    This would be so awesome!

  76. Carolyn says:


  77. Lana says:

    Fantastic! Thanks for the chance!

  78. Stotes says:

    This would be great!

  79. connie says:

    would love to go!

  80. Velma Sandry says:

    What a spectacular treat this would be!

  81. Avril Ramsey says:

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

  82. Tania says:

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

  83. Rino says:

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

  84. Michelle says:

    This sounds like an incredible night out!

  85. Jason B says:

    Great event.

  86. Grace V says:

    I love fireworks!

  87. SHANE GROVER says:

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

  88. Stephanie says:

    I love attending this every year!!

  89. Eric says:

    Love this annual event!

  90. Ashley says:

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

  91. Ana says:

    This sounds awesome!

  92. Isabel says:

    Would be awesome to watch it up close!

  93. kristine graumans says:

    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.

  94. tracy k says:

    love the fireworks competition every year!

  95. Lance. L says:

    Nothing better than a night at the Fireworks.

  96. Sy says:

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

  97. Pauline Wilkinson says:

    This would be an amazing View to have

  98. Jason B says:


  99. Cheryl Borgmann says:

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

  100. alana p says:

    over due date night…..

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