Celebrate the Night is a free Halloween-themed community event in Maple Ridge that features fireworks on the weekend before October 31st.
Celebrate the Night Community Event and Fireworks
The event takes place on the last Sunday in October at the Memorial Peace Park in Maple Ridge. It celebrated its fourth season from 5:00 until 8:00 pm on October 27th in 2019. 2020 details are to be confirmed (although we understand that if happening this year, the activities will likely just be online).
Celebrate the Night is a free family-friendly event that features pretty lights, lanterns, craft activities, games and food trucks. Last year there was also East Indian Diwali music and dancing. Another highlight of the event of course is the fireworks which usually blast off starting at around 7:30 pm.
The theme for Celebrate the Night in 2019 was “Light and Shadow”. It was the same theme as the previous year, which was lots of fun.
Celebrate the Night usually features live entertainment for folk to enjoy. In 2019 there were two performers scheduled throughout the night:
- Blackberry Wood – energetic country music performances and storytelling (performances at 5:30 and 6:45 pm).
- Teapot in the Tuba – miniature circus-jazz orchestra with a clarinet and accordion.
Below is a video of the Celebrate the Night event from a couple of years ago to show you what the Halloween festivities look like in Maple Ridge.
Tips and Advice
Below are some suggestions to help you make the most out of your visit to Maple Ridge and the Celebrate the Night event:
TIP #1: Memorial Peace Park is located in the heart of Maple Ridge at 22407 Dewdney Trunk Road. There is a fair bit of parking in the area, but not a ton. Try to arrive early and be prepared to walk a bit.
TIP #2: The event happens rain or shine, so, if it looks like rain, still go but remember to take your umbrella and waterproof gear.
TIP #3: Make a day out of your trip and explore the area. Kanaka Creek Regional Park is close by and Alouette Lake and Golden Ears Provincial Park aren’t too far away either. All are beautiful this time of year and great places for a walk.
TIP #4: If you like fireworks but don’t plan to be in the Maple Ridge area, check out the Halloween event at Minoru Park in Richmond. The fireworks and festivities there are impressive too, and the venue is accessible by SkyTrain.
For more details about the event click Celebrate the Night.
To learn more about the area see Pitt Meadows and Maple Ridge.
For lists of other things happening in the Lower Mainland check out the following:
- Halloween Weekend in Vancouver
- Vancouver’s October Calendar
- Vancouver’s Best Places in Autumn
- Lower Mainland Halloween Events
- Halloween in Vancouver for Kids
- Vancouver’s Festivals & Events Calendar