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Celebrate the Night at Halloween in Maple Ridge

Celebrate the Night in Maple Ridge

Celebrate the Night is a free Halloween-themed community event in Maple Ridge that features fireworks on the weekend before October 31st.

In 2022 the event runs from 6:00 to 8:00 pm on Friday, October 21st. The fireworks display won’t be happening at the event this year, but there are lots of other activities to enjoy.

 

Celebrate the Night Community Event and Fireworks

The event takes place in late October at the Memorial Peace Park in Maple Ridge. The event was quite different from normal in 2020. It took place on Sunday, October 25th. COVID-19 restrictions, however, limited it to a drive-in light show and a virtual concert.

In 2021 the event took place on Friday, October 22nd. Celebrate the Night returns on Friday, October 21st in 2022. The event runs from 6:00 to 8:00 pm.

Celebrate the Night is a free family-friendly event that features pretty lights, lanterns, craft activities, a costume contest and food trucks. There is also live entertainment each year. A top highlight at the event is usually the fireworks which blast off at the end of the night. Unfortunately, due to the local fire ban and recent weather, the fireworks have been postponed to a later date in 2022.

 

Entertainment

Celebrate the Night features live entertainment for folk to enjoy. In 2022 there are performances by the Raincity band at 6:00 and 7:15 pm. Other entertainment is provided by roving circus and theatre performers from NZR Productions and Candy Bones Theatre.

There are multiple lights displays to check out, from lanterns to shadow and light murals. There are also interactive displays and face painting opportunities for all. This year, there are also pumpkin displays and spooky supernatural stories. Since the fireworks aren’t happening, new activities have also been added. New for 2022 is a playground with LED lights and a fun photo booth. There’s also a Halloween Games Alley with carnival-style games.

In years that the fireworks finale takes place, it starts at about 8:00 pm. The display usually comes with a soundtrack timed with the fireworks. In previous years, you could normally listen to that soundtrack even if you weren’t at the event itself by tuning in to 89.3FM on the radio. Hopefully the fireworks return in 2023.

 

Halloween Video

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, check out the Halloween event at Minoru Park in Richmond as well. The fireworks and festivities there are impressive too, and the venue is accessible by SkyTrain.

 

Halloween in the Lower Mainland

 

Other Information

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: