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Fireworks in New Westminster

The Farewell to Summer Fireworks Festival is a family-friendly event featuring market vendors, live entertainment, fireworks and more in New Westminster.

In 2022 it takes place on Saturday, August 27th.


Summer Fireworks in New Westminster

Most years there are fireworks in New Westminster on Canada Day. In 2022 the city had Canada Day celebrations, but, for various reasons, without the usual fireworks. Instead, the organizers of the annual July 1st fireworks show postponed their pyrotechnic festivities until the end of the summer.

Because of the above cancellation in July, the Farewell to Summer Fireworks Festival is a new event in New Westminster. It’s an afternoon and evening of family-friendly activities towards the end of summer.

At the end-of-August event there’s a market with local vendors and a stage with live music and entertainment, plus a spectacular fireworks display to close the night. Additional activities for children include face painting and arts and crafts. Best of all, the festival is completely free to attend!


When and Where

The Farewell to Summer Fireworks Festival runs from 1:00 to 9:30 pm on Saturday, August 27th in 2022.

All festivities happen outdoors at New Westminster Quay along Quayside Drive. The venue is close to the Fraser River Discovery Centre which is an especially fun place for children that’s worth a visit.

Whether the fireworks take place in New Westminster at the end of the summer again in future years is to be determined. The pyrotechnic show might happen again just on Canada Day, or maybe the end of summer date will become a new tradition. Or, in years going forward, perhaps New West will have fireworks at both times!


2022 Schedule of Activities

The first ever Farewell to Summer Fireworks Festival takes place on August 27th this year. The festival kicks off with a market that runs from 1:00 to 6:00 pm. There are over 30 vendors scheduled to attend. Expect to see a wide range of products on sale including everything from bath soaps and crafts to handmade pies and chocolates.

The live entertainment portion of the evening runs from 6:00 to 9:00 pm on the outdoor stage. There will likely be multiple singers and musicians performing during this time. As of mid-August, the full list of performers had yet to be announced. However, Brad Lovell Music from New Westminster was confirmed as one of the featured artists.

The Farewell to Summer Fireworks Festival concludes with a fireworks display at 9:15 pm. We expect the fireworks to run for about 10 to 15 minutes as the entire festival is scheduled to end at 9:30 pm.

As of mid-August, the full schedule of activities was still to be confirmed. Visit the Hyack Festival website for the most up-to-date details.


Other Information

For more information about the event, visit the Hyack Festival website.

The above fireworks event is presented by the Hyack Festival Association which is the same group that hosts the annual Hyack Parade & Festival in May most years.

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