Not only is the Honda Celebration of Light the biggest event of the summer, it’s also BC’s biggest outdoor event that is free to watch! 2015 is the 25th year that the fireworks have been lighting up English Bay and to celebrate, this year is going to be huge.
The details of the 2015 Vancouver Fireworks Celebration of Light were announced recently, and this year Canada is coming back to enter the competition. In addition, along with the firework show, there will also be live performances, an Urban Adventure seawall challenge, and two new areas for prime viewing opportunities.
This year the 2015 Celebration of Light fireworks schedule will be as follows:
- Saturday, July 25, 2015 – People’s Republic of China
- Wednesday, July 29, 2015 – Brazil
- Saturday, August 1, 2015 – Canada
As The Province Newspaper reported, this Vancouver Fireworks Celebration of Light is truly an international event, with over 85 fireworks shows over the last quarter-century,17 different countries representing every continent except Antarctica have competed.
Spain has won more competitions than any other nation, with six titles, followed by Canada (four) and China (three). Here’s hoping that Canada brings a powerhouse performance to move closer to the top rank.
The Celebration of Light is the longest-running offshore fireworks competition in the world, but also attracts an astounding 400,000 spectators along English Bay each evening of the event.
This year, in addition to the return of the free SHOREFEST concert series, The Keg Lounge and the YVR Observation Deck, there will also be two new spaces to enjoy the nighttime fireworks: a licensed, ticketed lounge at the English Bay Inukshuk and a family-friendly, licensed bistro in the Sunset Beach Park that will not require tickets for admission.
More details about the 2015 celebration of light and tickets for the observation areas can be found at hondacelebrationoflight.com
Only 3 months until the best 3 nights of the summer! What is your favourite part about the Vancouver Celebration of Light? Let us know in the comment section!