One of the most popular events in Vancouver, The Honda Celebration of Light draws up to 400,000 spectators along English Bay each evening.
This year, the epic fireworks display takes place throughout the day and in the evenings on July 28, August 1 and August 4 this year.
2018 represents the 28th consecutive year of the popular event, and organizers are expecting it to be bigger than ever.
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.
The festival is encouraging people to walk, cycle, or take transit to the event. There will be a multitude of road closures in effect during this time.
Honda Celebration of Light 2018
The organizers have just announced the countries in the 2018 lineup:
- Saturday, July 28th, 2018: Fireworks for Africa, representing South Africa
- Wednesday, August 1st, 2018: Unique Pyrotechnic, representing Sweden
- Saturday, August 4th, 2016: Daehan Fireworks Co., representing South Korea
At 10:00 p.m. 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.
Furthermore, a number of exciting acts will take to the stage this year. This includes:
- Jully Black
- Five Alarm Funk
- Busty and the Bass
- Bend Sinister
- Missy D & Friends
- Ashleigh Ball
- The X Presidents
- Sister Says
- The Hairfarmers
- Luca Fogale
- Alex Maher
- Niska Napoleon
You’ll want to ensure you arrive very early and find a spot, if you don’t book seating ahead of time for the event.
For a complete list of ways to ensure that you have a great time at the Celebration of Light, and don’t spoil the occasion for others, have a look at our handy etiquette list here.
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