Croatia, India and Canada to light up the sky at the
2019 Honda Celebration of Light
Three full days of family-friendly activities, July 27th, July 31st, and August 3rd
Vancouver, B.C. – The unforgettable energy of the Honda Celebration of Light returns for its 29th year with a thrilling line-up of pyrotechnic performers featuring competing teams from India, Canada, and Croatia. Performing for the first time in Vancouver, India and Croatia are set to take to the skies above Metro Vancouver Saturday, July 27th and Saturday, August 3rd respectively, while fan favourite, Canada, returns Wednesday, July 31st, in the world’s longest running offshore fireworks competition.
“Back for its 29th year, the Honda Celebration of Light will once again set the sky above Vancouver aglow. This event is a wonderful opportunity for families and communities to come together to enjoy three nights under the stars celebrating community and culture. It’s always a momentous occasion when hundreds of thousands of people gather in one place; especially this year with the return of team Canada, not to mention the anticipation behind what newcomers Croatia and India will present.” says Yuri Fulmer and Michael McKnight, co-chairs of the Vancouver Fireworks Festival Society.
“The Honda Celebration of Light is a terrific way for families and friends to spend time together while experiencing the sensational musical fireworks that set aglow Vancouver’s magnificent skyline,” says Lisa Beare, Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture. “This world-class international festival offers an array of activities while generating positive social and economic returns for Vancouver and the people who live there.”
“Each and every year the Honda Celebration of Light brings so much joy and excitement to Vancouver, and there is no question that this year will be any different. With an incredible lineup of participating countries and a host of wonderful activities for the public to enjoy, the fireworks will once again be a highlight for our city this summer,” says Kennedy Stewart, Mayor of Vancouver. “Celebrating 29 years in Vancouver, this popular summer festival is a wonderful platform to showcase our city on the world stage.”
“For the past 50 years, Honda Canada has been committed to supporting families and communities across Canada. We are happy to help spark friendly competition at such an inclusive, family-oriented event that creates lasting memories across generations of families,” says Jean Marc Leclerc, Senior Vice President, Honda Canada Inc. “Honda will be cheering on all the teams as they light the skies this summer.”
“The Park Board is pleased to again support this premier summer event, which allows residents and visitors to experience stunning fireworks displays at our beaches and parks. Public safety and the well-being of spectators and West End residents is our top priority,” says Vancouver Park Board Chair Stuart Mackinnon. “As in past years, Park Board and City staff will clean up our beaches, parks and seawalls the morning after each firework show. We ask all visitors to our parks and beaches to use litter and recycling bins or to take their garbage home.”
- July 27th Amir Morani Fireworks (India)
- July 31st Firemaster Productions Inc. (Canada)
- August 3rd Mirnovec Fireworks (Croatia)
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 The Breeze 104.3 FM and through the festival’s mobile app, which will be released in early summer. The winning team will be announced on Tuesday, August 6th, 2019.
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, and a site-wide liquor license. The event also welcomes back the Red Bull Air Show, a spectacular pre-show performance happening over all three festival nights. Returning this year, radio partner Z95.3 will be presenting Z-Fest on The Keg Lounge stage overlooking English Bay for three nights of music programming before the pyrotechnic displays. Taking the stage in 2019 are:
- July 27 – Vidya Vox, Khanvict + special guests to be announced
- July 31 – Scott Helman, Famba + special guests to be announced
- August 3 – Kardinal Offishall & Maestro Fresh Wes
Attendees can reserve a seat at the three-day summer festival with exclusive VIP and family-friendly viewing options with the best seats in the house! Limited seats are available for the three ticketed viewing locations: The Keg Lounge, the Concord Lounge at the Inukshuk, and the YVR Observation Deck. For those interested in VIP private events with the best view in the house, Air Canada’s Business Class Cabanas offer an unrivalled hosting experience, whilst the new space, The Patio, offers larger groups of up to 65 a space to relax and enjoy the show with friends or colleagues.
To take advantage of Early Bird pricing, subscribe online to the Honda Celebration of Light newsletter at www.hondacelebrationoflight.com before Thursday, April 11th. Early Bird pricing is limited.
Tickets to all three viewing areas go on sale to the public on Friday, April 12th through www.hondacelebrationoflight.com
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About the Honda Celebration of Light:
The Honda Celebration of Light is B.C.’s largest public event and the longest-running offshore fireworks competition in the world. It attracts up to 400,000 spectators along the shores of English Bay each night. Owned by the volunteer, not-for-profit Vancouver Fireworks Festival Society, 2019 represents the 29th consecutive year of the event, which contributes over $174 million in incremental tourism and hospitality spending each year. The Honda Celebration of Light event is produced by Vancouver-based BRANDLIVE Management Group, in collaboration with Archangel Fireworks Inc.