The 2018 Honda Celebration of Light kicks off this weekend

Jul 24 2018, 8:49 pm

The 28th annual Honda Celebration of Light kicks off over the skies of English Bay this weekend!

There is no question that the fireworks competition each night is the main attraction, but the entertainment in the hours leading up to the shows only adds to the experience.

Three fireworks shows will be staged, with South Africa starting the festival on Saturday, July 28, followed by Sweden on Wednesday, August 1, and then South Korea on Saturday, August 4.

Free live music

The Park Stage returns to Second Beach at Stanley Park with live musical acts from artists such as Jully Black, Five Alarm Funk, and Busty and the Bass. Other acts joining the line-up at Stanley Park include Bend Sinister, DiRTY RADiO, Missy D & Friends, Ashleigh Ball, Schwey, The X Presidents, Sister Says, The Hairfarmers, Luca Fogale, Alex Maher and Niska Napoleon.

There is also the the Z Fest presented by Z95.3 FM from the bathhouse roof at English Beach, with performances by Langston Francis, Francesco Yates, and Ria Mae.

Food trucks and licensed area

Expect food trucks at the festival site at Second Beach, along with the RE/MAX Family Zone and sponsor activations. There will even be alcohol service between the hours of 2 pm and 9 pm daily.

Red Bull Air Show

There will be a pre-fireworks air show over English Bay each evening before sunset, and the show on Wednesday, August 1 will be extra special as it features a performance by the Canadian Forces Snowbirds squadron.

Honda Celebration of Light fireworks 2018

Schedule and nations:

  • Saturday, July 28: South Africa, represented by Fireworks for Africa
  • Wednesday, August 1: Sweden, represented by Unique Pyrotechnic
  • Saturday, August 4: South Korea, represented by Daehan Fireworks Co.

Time: 10 pm to 10:25 pm (25-minute duration each night). Rain or shine. Music simulcast on radio station LG 104.3 FM.

Location: English Bay, Vancouver

Tickets: On sale through the festival’s website.

Daily Hive is a Proud Media Sponsor of the Honda Celebration of Light

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