On July 27, a team representing the United Kingdom will kick off this year’s Vancouver’s Celebration of Lights Festival, followed by Canada on July 31, and Thailand on August 3. Each squad will have 30 minutes to impress the judges with the most eye-popping pyrotechnics. The presentation will be judged based on colour, originality, quality of production, and music correlation.
The event regularly attracts an estimated 400,000 spectators to the shores of English Bay. This year, free live music by Canadian songstress, Serena rider and other bands will grace the stages of English Bay and Sunset Beach. While a Red Bull airshow with air race pilot Pete McLeod promises to excite the audience on July 31 and August 3.
Every year, the magic happens at exactly 10pm. This is when thousands of shells and rockets are launched and paints the night sky into a glittering canvas of gold, pink, green, blue, and silver.
Due to last year’s success, the festival was awarded the “Best Festival Award” by the Canadian Event Industry National Star awards. According to News 1130, this year’s festival is expected to draw $37 million toward the local economy.
As in the past years, the festival offers two exclusive paid viewing areas. For $54.75 you can reserve one of the seats at the YVR Observation deck or take part in the party atmosphere at Keg Lounge for $129. This option comes with complimentary welcome drinks and VIP seating for the live music and fireworks.
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