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 ran from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Friday, October 21st. While there was no fireworks display at the event that year, there were 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 in 2020 was quite different from normal years. 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 returned on Friday, October 21st in 2022. The event ran from 6:00 pm 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 were postponed to a later date in 2022.
Celebrate the Night features live entertainment for folks to enjoy. In 2022, there were performances by the Raincity band at 6:00 pm and 7:15 pm. Other entertainment was 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. In 2022, there were also pumpkin displays and spooky supernatural stories. Since the fireworks didn’t happen in 2022, new activities were added such as a playground with LED lights and a fun photo booth. There was also a Halloween Games Alley with carnival-style games.
In years that the fireworks finale does 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 into 89.3FM on the radio. Hopefully the fireworks return in 2023.
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 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.
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