Celebrate the Night
Friday, October 21 | 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM | Memorial Peace Park
Celebrate the Night 2022 is happening October 21 and will include the return of the annual fireworks display at Memorial Peace Park! Participate in activities that celebrate the fall season including Halloween, Diwali, Moon Festival and more. This free fall event features family-friendly activities, food trucks, music and light installations. Come celebrate with us in Maple Ridge...costumes encouraged!
Want to start celebrating now? Make a lantern for display at Celebrate the Night!
Join the Secret Lantern Society for a workshop on October 15 where you will create lanterns that will be displayed at the big event! Full details below in the "Lantern Workshop" tab.
Want to get involve? Volunteer with us at the event!
Email our team at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more about volunteering at Celebrate the Night 2022 and future events.
- Event Details
- Lantern Workshops
- Costume Contest
- Activities & Entertainment
- Food Trucks
- Last Year's Event
Event at a Glance
- Date | Friday, October 21
- Time | 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM (Fireworks* at 8:00 PM)
- Place | Memorial Peace Park (located in the downtown core on 224 Street between Lougheed Highway & Dewdney Trunk Road)
*The fireworks will be accompanied by music that will be broadcast on FM transmitter for local residents surrounding Memorial Peace Park (within 1KM) to enjoy from the comfort of their homes/at a distance. Just tune your radio to 89.3 FM at 8:00 PM!
Limited paid parking is available in the underground lot and surface lots behind the ACT Arts Centre. We encourage you to park by 7:00 PM in these lots, as parts will be barricaded closed for safety as we prepare for the fireworks. Limited parking can be found on streets surrounding the event site. Alternatives include carpooling or taking transit to the event.
Access to Memorial Peace Park will be blocked from 224 Street for the duration of the event starting at 4:00 PM.
By the Secret Lantern Society
Join us for one of two workshops on Saturday, October 15 to create lanterns with the Secret Lantern Society ! Your lanterns will be displayed at one of the City’s most beloved events, Celebrate the Night, on October 21.
At the workshops, attendees will have the opportunity to create two lanterns: one that will be used at the event and another to take home if they so choose.
Workshops are recommended for 5Y+. Please preregister to secure your spot.
FREE Workshop Details
- Date | Saturday, October 15, 2022
- Timeslots | 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM and/or 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
- Location | Maple Ridge Leisure Centre (11925 Haney Place) - Multi-Use #4
- Pre-Register Online | Click here and use barcode #44553 for the 10:00 AM workshop or #44554 for the 1:00 PM workshop
Pre-Register by Phone | Call 604-467-7422
COSTUME CONTEST & PARADE
By the ACT Arts Centre
Want to wear your Halloween costume more than once this year? Get dressed up for Celebrate the Night and enter our Costume Contest & Parade! Winners will receive a prize package including tickets to HOWL at the ACT Arts Centre on October 30 at 3:00 PM. Homemade, light-up and/or innovated costumes encouraged!
- Best Costume (Under 6Y)
- Best Costume (7Y-12Y)
- Best Costume (13Y+)
- Best Group Costume
- Best Overall Costume
How to Enter
- 6:15 PM | Gather in front of the ACT Arts Centre and find a staff/volunteer.
- 6:45 PM | The parade begins, starting at the ACT & ending at the bandstand.
- 7:00 PM | Judging & awards to take place after the parade at the bandstand.
PLEASE NOTE: Those who do not check in with a staff/volunteer before the parade begins will not be permitted to enter the Costume Contest & Parade.
When you arrive at Celebrate the Night, you'll wander through the park to discover activities suitable for all ages. Get ready to experience the magic of the night!
- Learn About the Paranormal
Cornerstone Supernatural will be onsite with devices, items and stories pertaining to the supernatural...boo!
- Be Mesmerized by Light & Lantern Displays
The Secret Lantern Society will be decorating the park, bandstand and 224 street with beautiful light and lanterns, some of which will be created by your fellow neighbours! Learn more by viewing the "Lantern Workshop" tab. Envision Financial will also be lighting up the park with light cups... find them onsite to find out how!
- Decorate & Marvel at Pumpkins
October wouldn't be the same without pumpkins! Weave through a display of pumpkins or contribute by decorating your own with local artist, Sandra Salon.
- Get Into the "Mind of a Snail"
Step into a space where you can explore and play with shadow and light murals. Mind of a Snail is a shadow puppetry duo that specializes in developing multilayered visual storytelling using handmade projections!
- Do Much, Much More!
Other activities include face painting, interactive displays, fun with folks from the Maple Ridge Public Library, shopping for light up items from the ACT Arts Centre and more.
Get ready for music, dance, circus-style performers and more... plus a headliner performance by Raincity followed by the return of the fireworks!
- Fireworks Show | 8:00 PM | Atop the ACT Arts Centre
They're back! Everyone's favourite fireworks show is returning to Celebrate the Night 2022 and will be accompanied by music. Be sure to wander towards the ACT before the show starts. Anyone watching the fireworks within 1KM of Memorial Peace Park (from your home, patio, car, etc) can tune in to 89.3 FM to listen to the accompanying music from a distance, too!
- Raincity | Performances at 6:00 PM & 7:15 PM | Bandstand in Memorial Peace Park
Raincity is a Vancouver-based funk band fronted by female leads on saxophone and vocals. Their influences include Amy Winehouse and Moon Hooch and they're sure to keep you movin' and groovin' throughout the park!
- NZR Productions | Roving Performances
Keep your eyes peeled for incredible circus performers from NZR Productions who will be roving throughout the park.
- Candy Bones Theatre | Roving Performances
Hoot hoot! Candy Bones Theatre will be onsite with roving performers in intricate owl costumes.
Thank You to Our Partners
Celebrate the Night is supported through funding and support from local businesses and organizations, without whom this event would not be possible. Thank you on behalf of the City of Maple Ridge!
Celebrate the Night 2022 Partners include: