Celebration of Light festival kicks off July 28

One of the largest off-shore fireworks competition in the world, Vancouver’s Celebration of Light, will take place this summer on July 28, Aug. 1 and 4 (shows begin at 10 p.m.). Lighting up the sky over English Bay and the city’s downtown core, the pyrotechnic show is choreographed to music and showcased free to the public, drawing crowds of more than 1.5 million people annually to the city’s beaches, waterfront parks and restaurants. (http://www.celebration-of-light.com)