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Dates and countries revealed for 2017 Honda Celebration of Light

The United States of America's show in 2016

The United States of America’s show in 2016

This summer, the evening skies over English Bay will light up with a trio of pyrotechnic performances for the 2017 Honda Celebration of Light.

The three teams representing their countries in the annual fireworks competition are:

  • Akariya Fireworks for Japan on Saturday, July 29th
  • Jubilee Fireworks for the United Kingdom on Wednesday, August 2nd
  • Royal Pyrotechnie for Canada on Saturday, August 5th

On each day of the fireworks, live music, food and other activities are available to entertain the crowds. In addition to watching (for free) from the beach, there’s paid seating available.

The organizers behind the event are hosting a vote for the top three Canadian songs as part of Canada’s 150th birthday. To cast your ballot, visit the Honda Celebration of Light web site.

Source: Honda Celebration of Light

Symphony of the Goddesses adds more tour dates, including Canada, Mexico, Europe

The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses: Master Quest performance at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre in Vancouver, BC.

The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses: Master Quest performance at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre in Vancouver, BC.

The wildly popular The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses is on the road again! With success around the world, the live musical concert based on the Legend of Zelda video game series had added more dates to its schedule as it tours the United States, Canada, Mexico, the United Kingdom, France, Portugal and Germany.

A full orchestra performs the four-movement symphony with selections from titles in the franchise including The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask, The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker, The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess, The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks and The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword. Visuals from the franchise accompany the music, bringing more impact to the experience.

Unlike traditional symphonies, fans are encouraged to cosplay and wear their favourite Legend of Zelda gear to the concerts. Posters, t-shirts and music books will be available for purchase at each venue and through the symphony’s online store.

The 2016 leg of the concert will stop in 26 cities. Tickets can be purchased in advance through The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses web site.

  • Nashville, TN at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center on January 21st and 22nd, 2016
  • Boston, MA at the Symphony Hall on February 23rd, 2016
  • Costa Mesa, CA at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts on March 8th, 2016
  • Toronto, ON at the Sony Centre on March 19th, 2016
  • Jacksonville, FL at the Moran Theatre on March 24th, 2016
  • Kansas City, MO at the Music Hall Kansas City on March 26th, 2016
  • Memphis, TN at the The Orpheum on March 31st, 2016
  • New Orleans, LA at the Saenger Theater on April 1st, 2016
  • Columbus, OH at the Ohio Theater on April 3rd, 2016
  • Charlottesville, VA at the JPJ Arena on April 8th, 2016
  • London, UK at the SSE/Wembley Arena on April 23rd, 2016
  • Guadalajara, Mexico at the Auditorio Telmex on May 11th, 2016
  • Monterrey, Mexico at the Arena Monterrey on May 13th, 2016
  • Mexico City, Mexico at the Arena de Ciudad on May 15th, 2016
  • San Antonio, TX at the Majestic Theater on May 21st, 2016
  • Los Angeles, CA at the Dolby Theater on June 13th, 2016
  • Austin, TX at the Long Center on June 23rd, 2016
  • Montreal, QC at the Place des Arts on June 25th, 2016
  • San Francisco, CA at the Davies Symphony Hall on August 21st, 2016
  • Atlanta, GA at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre on September 10th, 2016
  • Edmonton, AB at the Southern Jubilee on September 21st, 2016
  • Vancouver, BC at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre on September 23rd, 2016
  • Paris, France at the Palais Des Congres on October 8th, 2016
  • Lisbon, Portugal at the Coliseu de Lisboa on October 14th, 2016
  • Essen, Germany at the Grugahalle on October 15th, 2016
  • Chicago, IL at the Chicago Auditorium on November 12th, 2016

The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses is a joint production between Nintendo and Jason Michael Paul Productions, Inc.

Honda Celebration of Light 2013 – United Kingdom

The United Kingdom was the first up in the three-night 2013 Honda Celebration of Light fireworks competition. Pyro 2000 was chosen to represent the island nation with a selection of songs from the James Bond film series, featuring the themes from Goldfinger, Skyfall, Live and Let Die, Diamonds are Forever and The Man With Golden Gun. It was a spectacular evening and while I did manage to get some good shots; many of them were out of focus. If you weren’t able to make it out, there’s still two more days: Canada performs on Wednesday followed by Thailand on Saturday.

Honda Celebration of Light 2013 - United Kingdom Honda Celebration of Light 2013 - United Kingdom Honda Celebration of Light 2013 - United Kingdom

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Honda Celebration of Light 2013 line-up

Celebration of Light 2012 - Vietnam

Celebration of Light 2012 – Vietnam

Get ready to brighten those summer evenings with the Honda Celebration of Light. Three countries will take the stage, er barge, this July and August with their music-infused pyrotechnical performances.

  • Saturday, July 27th, 2013 – United Kingdom
  • Wednesday, July 31st, 2013 – Canada
  • Saturday, August 3rd, 2013 – Thailand

Before the shows on July 31st and August 3rd, look to the sky over English Bay for Pete McLeod and his single-seat Red Bull Air Race plane. In 2011 McLeod wowed the crowd with his aerial acrobatics waiting for the fireworks. You can read more about this ace on the Honda Celebration of Light web site.

The YVR Observation Deck is back for those who prefer having a seat to a spot on the sand or seawall to catch the illuminating explosions. Prices per seat are between $39.00 and $59.00 and help fund the Vancouver Fireworks Festival Society. Tickets can be purchased online through the web site.

Each country will start their show at 10:00 pm PDT. Remember to come early to stake out a good spot.

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