Due to overwhelming demand, a new venue has been added for those who may be seeking a unique and fresh vantage point when the sky over English Bay lights up for the Honda Celebration of Light in just a matter of weeks.
Tickets for the Concord Pacific Patio, which will be adjacent to the Concord Pacific Grandstand, will provide spectacular, elevated unobstructed views. The licensed 19+ venue will be general admission in nature and include hors d’oeuvres and 2 drinks. The Concord Pacific Patio will be the perfect spot for socializing with friends or family as you take in the fabulous firework displays.
Photos by Jonathan Evans
Concord Pacific Patio tickets are already sold out for the July 26 event. Tickets for the July 22 and July 29 fireworks displays will go on sale today (Tuesday, June 20) at 10am at: www.hondacelebrationoflight.com.
“As a sponsor and partner of this monumental event, we are pleased to see such overwhelming demand from the public for new or unique areas in which they can gather socially and view the amazing display of fireworks,” says Terry Hui, President, and CEO of Concord Pacific. “This event has struck such a positive chord with the community, and we are proud to be a part of creating additional opportunities for individuals and families to enjoy the fireworks to their fullest.”
Limited seats are also available for the three previously announced ticketed viewing locations: Scotiabank Lounge, Inukshuk Point and the Concord Pacific Grandstand. For those interested in hosting private groups with the best views of the barges, there are VIP private cabanas available to rent.
SATURDAY | JULY 22 – AUSTRALIA – Howard & Sons
Howard & Sons Pyrotechnics are leaders in pyrotechnic innovation for a reason. From producing a firework display for the opening of Sydney Harbour Bridge in 1932 & the Opera House in 1973 to winning silver in the Celebration of Light in 2016, producing the highest quality fireworks in the world is what they continue to do best.
WEDNESDAY | JULY 26 – MEXICO – Grupo AVACON
Grupo AVACON has been providing the highest quality pyrotechnic shows since 2009. Their extensive experience has given Grupo AVACON the opportunity to show their talent internationally and participate in some of the most popular contests and festivals in Mexico, while also performing almost every day of the year for the best hotels and companies in the country.
SATURDAY | JULY 29 – THE PHILIPPINES – Blue Peacock
Blue Peacock Fireworks is regarded as one of The Philippines’ promising names in the pyrotechnic industry and has won more awards than all competing companies. Their team not only became part of history by culminating the 100th Philippines Independence Celebration but also was the first ever team to set up a pyro-musical show using the SkyRanch Eye, the tallest Ferris Wheel in The Philippines, so be ready for a colourful show.
At 10:00 p.m. each night the fireworks will begin from barges located in English Bay. Music simulcast can be heard on CFMI Rock 101. The winning team will be announced on Tuesday, August 2nd.
The event also welcomes back the Red Bull Air Show, a spectacular pre-show performance happening on all three festival nights, starting at 7:45pm.
Tickets to all three viewing areas can be purchased online: www.hondacelebrationoflight.com. Subscribe HERE for access to event details and contests. To stay up to date subscribe at hondacelebrationoflight.com and follow us on Twitter and Instagram, @CelebOfLight, using the hashtag: #celeboflight and like us on Facebook.
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, Vancouver Fireworks Festival Society, the event contributes more than $134 million in economic activity to the region each year. The Honda Celebration of Light event is produced by Vancouver-based Brandlive Management Group, in collaboration with Archangel Fireworks Inc.