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MONDAY, JULY 5, 2010

2010 Celebration of Light Fireworks in Vancouver

One of the most anticipated summer event in Vancouver, British Columbia is the Celebration of Light Fireworks show which kicks off its 20th year in 2010. This four day display of nightly fireworks lighting up the skies above English Bay has been a summer tradition for families across the Lower Mainland as four countries compete to win the title of the best fireworks with spectacular pyrotechnics, music and an electrifying atmosphere enjoyed by thousands of people. This year cheer on USA, Spain, Mexico and China as they battle it out over English Bay on July 21, 24, 28 and 31!

The Celebration of Light Fireworks lights up English Bay on July 21, 24, 28 and 31, 2010 in Vancouver, British Columbia.Come to the shores of English Bay to watch one of the best display of fireworks on the West Coast at the Celebration of Light!

  • USA: CELEBRATION OF LIGHT | July 21, 2010 | 10:00pm (rain or shine) | Theme: In the Mood | In the Mood is a tribute to the Big Band era utilizing high energy, with patterns, water effects, fountains and an exciting finale! (Video: Team USA)
  • SPAIN: CELEBRATION OF LIGHT | July 24, 2010 | 10:00pm (rain or shine) | Theme: Hell and Heaven | Hell & Heaven is about the fight between light and the darkness using the latest trends of firework choreography and technologies. (Video: Team Spain)
  • MEXICO: CELEBRATION OF LIGHT | July 28, 2010 | 10:00pm (rain or shine) | Theme: Journey | This Journey will used a wide variety of rhythms and music to guide viewers through this sensory journey of varying emotions.
  • CHINA: CELEBRATION OF LIGHT | July 31, 2010 | 10:00pm (rain or shine) | Theme: The Butterfly Lovers Legend | Inspired by a historical Chinese tale, the show will guide viewers through a world full of sound and visual beauty with exotic choreographies of fireworks.

Make sure you come several hours in advance to get a seat as the event draws thousands of people. Viewing is available from the southern edge of Stanley Park to Spanish Banks (map) - the best viewing points are: First Beach, Kitsilano, Vanier Park and Jericho Beach. Music will be broadcast on Shore 104FM at 10:00pm. The fireworks shows are half an hour and parking is limited so try to take public transit (transit map) (road closure map)

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