The Honda Celebration of Light Fireworks competition kicks off this Saturday, July 25. Kitsilano is lucky to have two of the prime Vancouver fireworks viewing spots: Kitsilano Beach and Vanier Park. Roads close down during this well-attended summer event. Kits residents are encouraged to walk, bus or bike to the viewing areas. Although the pyrotechnics don’t kick off until 10pm, the picnic areas are packed hours before with families and friends who eat and socialize until the big bang.
China’s Lidu Fireworks is the first competitor. Find out more about them below. Next up, Brazil July 29 ,followed by Canada August 1.
Lidu Fireworks, established in 1974, is one of the largest fireworks manufacturers in China, and was the main supplier of the spectacular fireworks for the opening and closing ceremonies of the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics and Paralympic Games.
Lidu Fireworks enjoys an internationally renowned reputation of firework displays for many events. In addition to the 2008 Beijing Olympic and Paralympic Games, they handled Beijing APEC, Shanghai World Expo and P.R. China’s 50th and 60th Anniversary Celebration National Day.
Last modified: July 22, 2015