Celebrate the Night is a free Halloween-themed community event in Maple Ridge that features fireworks on the weekend before October 31st.
In 2021 the event happened on Friday, October 22nd, between 6:00 and 8:30 pm. 2022 details are to be confirmed.
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, from 6:00 until 8:30 pm.
Celebrate the Night is a free family-friendly event that features pretty lights, lanterns, craft activities, a costume contest and food trucks. In 2021 there were also short plays and a shadow puppet performance. A top highlight at the event of course was the fireworks which blasted off at the end of the night.
Celebrate the Night usually features live entertainment for folk to enjoy. In 2021 the top music act was Gamelan Bike Bike, an Indonesian group that performs with instruments made out of material from scrap metal bins. They played two shows, one at 6:00 pm and one at 7:20 pm.
There were multiple lights displays to check out, from lanterns to mural projections to creative abstract structures. These were available to view all night from 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm.
There were also various theatrical performances. The Emerald Pig Theatrical Society put on three short plays over the course of the night. In addition, there was a wayang kulit-style shadow puppet performance at 6:45 pm and various roving performers from NZR Productions.
Finally, at 8:00 pm there was the big fireworks finale. The display came with a soundtrack timed with the fireworks. You could listen to that soundtrack even if you weren’t at the event itself by tuning in to 89.3FM on the radio.
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