Celebrate the Night

Festival and Fireworks Celebration


October 28 from 5:00 - 8:00 pm
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Join us for the third annual Celebrate the Night Festival & Fireworks! This free family-friendly festival will transform Memorial Peace Park into a wonderland of lights, lanterns, artwork, storytelling, Halloween pumpkins, crafts, games, food trucks and a popular fireworks finale. This year’s theme is “Light and Shadow” and includes a celebration of Diwali with music and dancing. Come join the fun and be part of this magical experience! This event is produced by the City of Maple Ridge with the support of community partners and sponsors.

Parking:
We recommend that, if possible, you walk or use transit to get to this event. That being said, Town Centre underground parking will be available. Not all entrances will be open due to road closures and detours. The entrance from Edge Street next to the ACT Arts Centre or from Dewdney Truck Road next to the Maple Ridge Library will be open.

Volunteer and Sponsorship Opportunities:
Opportunities to assist with the festival on October 28 include a variety of roles. Give the gift of your time and support of this spectacular event. Please email to volunteer or call 604-467-7325 for more details.


Event Schedule at a Glance



5:00PM - 7:00PM
ONGOING ACTIVITIES:
  Big and Bold Pumpkin Display
  Face Painting
  Food Trucks
 Lantern Making Craft for All Ages
  Photo Backdrop
 Spooktacular Active Games for All Ages
  Vancouver Supernatural  (paranormal investigations)                   

STORYTELLING: Kwantlen Stories and Tall & Dark Tales

ART, MUSIC, DANCE:

Interactive Aurora Light Installation in Bandstand 
       (400 lights activated by motion and music!)
“Love Begets Love” Light Installation by Gabrielle Odowichuk
        in trees on 224th

Light Labyrinth
Teapot in the Tuba Roving Performers:
       Katheryn Petersen on accordion and Mike Allen on clarinet

6:00 PM – 7:15 PM

CULTURAL DANCING AND INTERACTIVE WORKSHOPS:
South Asian Folk, Classical and Bollywood fusion dance performances

6:15 PM
COSTUME PARADE:
Assemble in front of the ACT Arts Centre for judging and prizes and then parade to follow that ends at the ACT.

7:30 PM
Greetings from the City of Maple Ridge and Count Down to Fireworks with Dignitaries and Guests. Fireworks begin approx. 7:45pm.

*All times are approximate and subject to change. Thanks for your cooperation


8:00 PM
Event ends.

NOTE: If you are early, please enjoy the afternoon at the ACT Arts Centre.
Pre-Festival Films at the ACT Arts Centre
Mary Shelley and Frankenstein classics at 1:00 and 4:00pm.