Lighting Vancouver’s Sky Up with the Celebration of Light

The Honda Celebration of Light, the province of British Columbia’s largest public event, celebrates its 26th anniversary with another year with a three-night international competition of some of the world’s biggest and best firework displays in English Bay on Saturday, July 23, Wednesday, July 27, and Saturday, July 30.

The shows start at 10:00 p.m. over English Bay, but there are a variety of pre-show activities including music entertainment and a variety of food options.

The Honda Celebration of Light attracts over a million visitors across the three festival nights from Metro Vancouver and beyond. Because of this widespread support, the organizers are giving back to those fireworks fans who go the distance to support the world’s longest running off-shore fireworks competition with the opportunity to experience the festival from a whole new perspective.

This year, three teams, Team Netherlands, Team Australia and Team USA – Disney will be competing to display their best firework shows.

About the 2016 Teams

Team Netherlands – Saturday, July 23: Founded in 2008, the Royal Fireworks have grown to be a well recognized company producing beautiful fireworks shows in the Philippines, China, and Dubai. In 2015 they won 2nd place in the China Changsha International Pyro-Musical Fireworks Competition.

Team Australia – Wednesday, July 27: This famous Australian fireworks family found their spark back in 1922. Since then they have produced dazzling fireworks displays on national and international levels. Most recently receiving a gold medal for their display at the 2015 Da Nang International Fireworks Competition. Howard & Sons Pyrotechnics is one of the best-known fireworks artists and producers in the world.

Team USA – Disney – Saturday, July 30: The Walt Disney Company has been producing fireworks since the 1960’s when Disneyland Park opened in California. The Fireworks shows have grown through the years, they now produce 11,000 pyrotechnic events every year in 7 parks and 4 cruise ships. Walt Disney Company sets a standard for delivering highly specialized, choreographed fireworks presentations that tell a story for all to see.

Visit the Honda Celebration of Lights for complete details.


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