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Niagara Falls Events and Attractions for an Awesome Summer Getaway

Make your Niagara Falls summer getaway into something you’ll never forget by checking out these wonderful Niagara Falls events, attractions, and destinations!

Niagara Speedway

Fireworks are a must-see Niagara Falls event.

Niagara Falls nightly fireworks.

The Niagara Speedway is one of Niagara’s newest attractions to check out this summer. It’s an elevated go-kart race track featuring a 4-storey helical spiral, a 2-tiered coaster style ramp, and over 2000 ft. of racing surface. It’s a thrilling attraction that the whole family will enjoy!

Drivers must be a minimum height of 58”. Tickets are $12 for drivers and $4 for passengers.

Coca Cola Concert Series

Catch great live music from local Niagara musicians all summer long as part of the annual Coca Cola Concert Series in Queen Victoria Park. This free event runs from June 1st to September 3rd and features performances from musicians across a variety of musical genres.

The Coca Cola Concert Series runs on select dates from June 1st to September 3rd, followed by fireworks over the Falls, which are happening nightly throughout summer at 10pm.


This year marks the 25th anniversary of the Falls Fireworks Series and Niagara Parks is celebrating the special occasion with a newly expanded summer fireworks schedule. Fireworks shows happen nightly at 10pm from now until September 3rd, offering a spectacular show that you won’t want to miss.

Niagara Brewing Company

Niagara Falls craft beer

Niagara Falls craft beer.

Sip some awesome craft beer out on the patio this summer at Niagara Brewing Company on Clifton Hill. With four signature brews including Niagara Premium Lager, Beerdevil IPA, Amber Eh! Ale, and Honeymoon Peach Radler, and a number of tasty seasonal beers on the rotating taps, Niagara Brewing Company is the place to sit back and relax with a beer this summer.

This award-winning craft brewery also offers delicious eats like warm soft pretzels, charcuterie boards, meatball sandwiches, flatbread pizzas, chicken melt sandwiches, artisan cheeseboards, and more. And with two outdoor patios, live music, and daily beer specials, it’s the perfect summer destination while visiting Niagara Falls.

Canada Day Celebration

Celebrate Canada Day in style this July 1st at the City of Niagara Falls’ amazing downtown parade and celebration, which will include:

  • Niagara Falls Canada Day Parade at 11am along Victoria & Queen Street
  • Magic show by renowned magician Greg Frewin
  • Live music on the City Hall Main Stage
  • Free birthday cake for the first 3,000 guests
  • Food trucks, vendors, and community groups
  • Scotiabank Children’s Zone with 70’ zip line, free rock climbing wall, and inflatables
  • Art Show hosted by Niagara Arts Showcase
  • Car Show sponsored by Brock Ford Sales
  • 1k & 5k Run for St. John Ambulance at Oakes Park at 9am

For more information on this exciting event, click here.

Check out these Niagara Falls events, attractions, and destinations for an unforgettable family vacation!

Best Places to Find Niagara Falls Father’s Day Fun

Experience an unforgettable Niagara Falls Father’s Day this June 17th at these amazing destinations and events.

Fallsview Restaurants

Niagara Falls Father's Day golfing.

Golfing in the Niagara Region.

Treat the dads in your life to amazing dining at one of Falls Avenue Resort’s brand new Fallsview restaurants. Visit Massimo’s Italian Fallsview Restaurant inside the Sheraton on the Falls for authentic Italian cuisine, an extensive wine list, and stunning views of Niagara Falls, or reserve a table at Prime Steakhouse inside the Crowne Plaza Niagara Falls – Fallsview hotel for casual steakhouse dining unlike anywhere else.

World-Class Golfing

The Niagara Region is home to a number of championship golf courses, including Whirlpool Golf Course, Battlefield at Legends on the Niagara, and Ussher’s Creek at Legends on the Niagara. No matter your skill level, you can tee off with dad and enjoy the beauty of the region at these wonderful 18-hole destinations.

Niagara Falls Fireworks

Enjoy a special Father’s Day fireworks show over Niagara Falls at 10pm on June 17th. Take in the spectacular sight of fireworks being launched from deep in the Niagara Gorge into the sky over the Canadian Horseshoe Falls and end the evening in style. The fireworks can be best enjoyed from the Niagara Parkway, Queen Victoria Park, Table Rock Welcome Centre, or from a Fallsview room at one of Niagara’s top hotels, so don’t miss out!

Niagara Brewing Company

Share a brew with Dad this Father’s Day at Niagara Brewing Company on Clifton Hill. This unique craft brewery is located right in the heart of Niagara Falls and offers innovative craft beer like you’ve never tasted before. They currently have a number of great seasonal beers on tap including a Marzen Lager, American Pale Ale, Cream Ale, and Hennepin Stout, along with four signature beers – Niagara Premium Lager, Beerdevil IPA, Amber Eh! Ale, and Honeymoon Peach Radler.

The brewery also features two outdoor live patios and has live musical performances and beer specials every day!

Father’s Day Car Show

Safari Niagara is hosting a Father’s Day Car Show on June 17th, featuring fun and exciting activities that people of all ages will love. In addition to the car show in the Stevensville Garden Gallery parking lot, there will be face painting, a magician, inflatables, a father/child fishing derby hosted by Bass Pro Shops, a Humberstone Speedway Car Display in the Safari Niagara Amphitheatre, and a special cake celebration.

Father’s also receive free admission, making it the ultimate destination for dad this Father’s Day!

Earth Day: Help Make a Cleaner, Greener Niagara

When is Earth Day?

Earth Day in Niagara

Experience Earth Day in Niagara Falls on April 22nd.

Earth Day is celebrated on April 22nd.

What is Earth Day?

Earth Day is an annual event observed all around the world in support of environmental protection, consciousness, and sustainability. It’s a day when people come together to appreciate and promote awareness of the Earth’s environment and take action towards protecting our world.

Where can I celebrate Earth Day in Niagara?

There are number of Earth Day events happening in Niagara that people of all ages can take part in and enjoy.

Earth Day in the Glen

Niagara Parks will be hosting a free clean-up event in the Niagara Glen on April 22nd from 11am to 1pm. The event will start with a guided tour through pristine Carolinian forest, followed by a complimentary lunch and a team clean-up in the Niagara Glen.

Participants will receive a reusable water bottle to keep and will be helping to create a greener and cleaner Niagara River Corridor for everyone in the community to enjoy!

Green Illumination of the Falls

On the night of April 22nd, the magnificent Canadian Horseshoe and American Falls will be illuminated in green lights every hour for 15 minutes in honour of Earth Day. The illumination will take place from 8pm to 1am and can be best enjoyed from the Niagara Parkway or Table Rock Welcome Centre.

Wild Ontario Exhibit at Butterfly Conservatory

From now until April 29th, you can visit the fantastic Wild Ontario Exhibit at the Butterfly Conservatory to learn about Ontario’s species and major ecosystems, and what you can do to protect them. The exhibit allows you to see a barn owl, porcupine, salamander, turtle, garter snake, and more, and will teach you about Ontario’s incredible biodiversity.

How else can I get involved in Niagara?

There are a number of great ways to continue supporting environmental protection and awareness in our community even after Earth Day is over. One way to do so is by taking part in a Community Clean Sweep event around Niagara Falls, or attending the Niagara Community Tree Planting event on May 5th in the Rapidsview Parking Area.

Help make Niagara a cleaner and greener place by supporting these amazing local Earth Day events!

Best Things to Do this Easter in Niagara Falls

Experience the Floral Showhouse this Easter in Niagara Falls

The Easter long weekend is almost here and if you will be spending some time in Niagara Falls with family to celebrate the special day here are some of the best attractions, destinations, and events to check out for an amazing Easter in Niagara Falls.

Fallsview Indoor Waterpark

One of Niagara’s best family-friendly attractions is Fallsview Indoor Waterpark, which sits just a short walk away from the Horseshoe Falls. This amazing 3 acre waterpark features 16 thrilling waterslides, a giant wave pool, 1,000 gallon tipping bucket, plunge bowl, year-round outdoor activity pool and sundeck, adult-only Jacuzzis, and more.

It’s a great family destination for the Easter long weekend, and you can even take the hassle out of planning your getaway with a Hotel & Waterpark Package that includes accommodations at Clifton Victoria Inn at the Falls and passes to some of Niagara’s best entertainment and dining destinations.

Easter Egg Hunt at Firemen’s Park

Experience an Easter Egg Hunt this Easter in Niagara Falls

Gather the kids and head to Fireman’s Park in Niagara Falls on Friday March 30th at 11am. This fun and family friendly Easter event will include a hunt for 500 pounds of chocolate eggs, a meet & greet with the Easter Bunny, bouncy castle and slide, and free coffee courtesy of Starbucks. Kids can also enjoy a fish pond game, face painting, colouring contest, and guessing game.

Skylon Tower and Niagara Falls Illuminations

On Sunday April 1st the Skylon Tower in Niagara Falls will be illuminated in yellow lights in celebration of Easter Sunday, adding a little bit of spring cheer to the beautiful Niagara Falls skyline. And you can also check out the nightly illumination of the Canadian Horseshoe, Bridal Veil, and American Falls from 8pm-1am between April 1st and 31st.

Floral Showhouse Spring Show

The Floral Showhouse’s annual Spring Show is on now, showcasing beautiful displays of tropical plants, orchids, succulents, along with primula, calceolaria, cyclamen, cineraria, and more. The Showhouse is located along the Niagara Parkway just a short walk away from Niagara Falls, and is open daily from 9:30am-5pm.

Easter in Niagara Falls is an exciting time, so start planning your getaway today!

Discover our Limited-Time Niagara Spring Break Package

Fallsview Indoor Waterpark features 3 acres of family fun in Niagara Falls.

Our Spring Break Package features 4 passes to the 3-acre Fallsview Indoor Waterpark.

A family getaway to Niagara Falls is the perfect way to spend Spring Break, and when you stay with us at Clifton Victoria Inn or o

ne of three other Falls Avenue Resort hotels between March 9th and April 8th you can take advantage of our amazing Spring Break Package deal, featuring over $300 free in attractions and dining.

The Spring Break Package includes:

  • One nights accommodations
  • Up to 4 Fallsview Indoor Waterpark passes
  • Kids Eat Free dining at Fallsview Buffet, the Rainbow Room by Massimo Capra or Perkins Family Restaurant
  • 4 tickets to Wild Safari Mini Putt
  • 4 tickets to Traffic Slam Bumper Cars
  • 4 tickets to Team Adventure Heroes Interactive Laser Ride
  • $20 off Magnificent Tours (per adult)
  • Magic Show tickets (available March 10th-17th)
  • Free custom 4×6 Family Photo
  • Free Child 4D Motion Theatre Ride ticket with purchase of an adult ticket

Spring Break Packages start from only $139 and will connect you and your family with the very best hotel, dining, and entertainment experiences that the city has to offer. Book yours today and don’t miss out on all of the thrills and excitement of beautiful Niagara Falls!

Activities for a Fantastic Family Day in Niagara Falls

Fallsview Indoor Waterpark is a top destination this Family Day in Niagara Falls.

The 3-acre Fallsview Indoor Waterpark.

Family Day is coming up on February 19th and Niagara Falls is the perfect place to visit for an unforgettable long weekend. Experience incredible hotel, entertainment, and dining destinations just steps away from the magnificent Horseshoe and American Falls on Falls Avenue Resort, and get ready to have an unforgettable Family Day in Niagara Falls with your loved ones.

Family Day at the Museum

Stop by the Niagara Falls History Museum on February 19th for their exciting Family Day at the Museum event featuring Earth Rangers shows, up-close encounters with animal ambassadors, scavenger hunts, crafts, free family portraits, and more. This fun and educational event will teach you about biodiversity and habitat conservation, and will make for a great Family Day in Niagara Falls.

Fallsview Indoor Waterpark

The 3-acre Fallsview Indoor Waterpark is the ultimate Family Day destination, featuring 16 thrilling waterslides, a 1,000 gallon tipping bucket, full size wave pool, year-round outdoor activity pool and sundeck, adult-only Jacuzzis, plunge bowl, and more. And with amazing waterpark packages that connect you with the best accommodations and attractions in Niagara Falls, you can make this Family Day into a getaway that the whole family will love.

Floral Showhouse Annual Spring Show

The Floral Showhouse’s Annual Spring Show is on now until April 5th, featuring beautiful displays of primula, calceolaria, cyclamen, cineraria, and more. You can also visit the showhouse located on the Niagara Parkway to explore collections of orchids, succulents, and other tropical plants and take in the sight of tropical birds flying among the lush greenery.

Niagara’s Most Festive and Fun Holiday Events

During the holidays, Niagara Falls is transformed into a spectacular winter wonderland and there are a number of festive events to check out that will get you into the spirit of the season while on a winter getaway to Niagara Falls.

The sight of the Falls on a winter getaway to Niagara Falls.

Part of the beautiful Niagara Falls in wintertime.

A Christmas Carol at the Shaw

From now until December 23rd, you can catch Charles Dickens’ classic A Christmas Carol at the Shaw’s famous Royal George Theatre in Niagara-on-the-Lake, and experience world-class theatre in a historic Victorian atmosphere. A Christmas Carol tells the story of Ebenezer Scrooge and the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Yet to Come who visit him one Christmas Eve, which people of all ages will enjoy and love. It is a great activity for a holiday party or just a festive family outing, so make sure to get your tickets today.

Crazy for Christmas at Oh Canada Eh! Dinner Theatre

Crazy for Christmas at the Oh Canada Eh! Dinner Theatre tells the story of an odd married couple who deals with the holiday in two very different ways. It’s a warm and funny show that will get you into the spirit of the holidays and offers a ton of laughs and Christmas carols, along with a delicious family-style meal served by the cast throughout the show. Crazy for Christmas is running now until December 23rd, and both Show-Only and Dinner & Show tickets are available to purchase.

Floral Showhouse Christmas Display

Fireworks to experience on a winter getaway to Niagara Falls.

Spectacular fireworks as part of the Winter Festival of Lights.

The Floral Showhouse is a beautiful greenhouse style destination that features displays of rare and exotic tropical plants and flowers, just a short walk away from the magnificent Horseshoe Falls. You can experience the Showhouse’s Christmas Display now until January 1st, and walk through a lush oasis that features poinsettias, cyclamen, Paperwhite Narcissus, and Christmas Cactus, free flying tropical songbirds, and other beautiful Christmas surprises.

Winter Festival of Lights & Fireworks

Niagara’s annual Winter Festival of Lights illuminates the parklands and tourist district of Niagara Falls in millions of sparkling lights and unique displays from now until January 31st. This year’s festival features 3-D Canadian Wildlife displays and over 50 beautifully-wrapped trees in Dufferin Islands, the illumination of the iconic Skylon Tower and Zimmerman Fountain, the world’s largest Canadian-American flag, and much more. The festival also features amazing laser light shows and fireworks shows every Friday until December 26th, and special shows nightly from December 23rd-29th and on New Year’s Eve.

Family-Friendly New Year’s Eve Events in Niagara Falls

Watching fireworks over Niagara Falls is the perfect family-friendly New Year's Eve activity.

New Year’s Eve fireworks over Niagara Falls.

If you’re planning a family visit to Niagara Falls this New Year’s Eve there’s no shortage of entertainment and attractions for people of all ages to enjoy. From the free New Year’s Eve concert in Queen Victoria Park to the Winter Festival of Lights, you and your family will be fully entertained during your Niagara Falls getaway.

Winter Festival of Lights

The city’s annual Winter Festival of Lights is on now until January 31st, illuminating the city in millions of sparkling lights and stunning displays. The 8km illumination route winds through the beautiful landscapes of Niagara Parks, Dufferin Islands, and the city’s surrounding tourist district.

Free NYE Concert

This year’s free New Year’s Eve concert in Queen Victoria Park will feature an all-Canadian musical lineup of Marianas Trench, Simple Plan, Jess Moskaluke, and James Barker Band. It’s one of the largest outdoor New Year’s Eve celebrations in Canada, and will also feature a midnight countdown followed by spectacular fireworks over Niagara Falls.

Fireworks and Skylon Tower Illumination

There will be two amazing fireworks shows happening on New Year’s Eve, launched from deep in the Niagara Gorge and lighting up the sky above the Horseshoe and American Falls. The first show is happening at 9pm followed by a second show at midnight after the New Year’s Eve countdown.

Have family-friendly New Year's Eve fun at the Fallsview Indoor Waterpark.

The 3-acre Fallsview Indoor Waterpark.

Dinner at Fallsview Buffet

The Fallsview Buffet restaurant inside the Sheraton on the Falls hotel will be offering two amazing New Year’s Eve dinner seatings where you can enjoy fresh and delicious food from live-action food stations and sweeping views of Niagara Falls from the dining room’s floor-to-ceiling windows. The Early Seating is from 4:30-7pm and the Late Seating is from 8:30-9pm.

Fallsview Indoor Waterpark

Have some all-day family fun at the 3-acre Fallsview Indoor Waterpark, where you can experience 16 thrilling waterslides, a giant wave pool, 1,000 gallon tipping bucket, adult-only Jacuzzis, private cabanas, and so much more. It’s a great place to visit to get out of the cold and is a thrilling destination for people of all ages.

Where to Find the Best Winter Fun in Niagara Falls

The air may be getting colder and winter on its way in, but Niagara Falls is still alive with excitement and has a number of incredible sights, attractions, and events to check out with your family all season.

2017/18 Winter Festival of Lights

Winter Festival of Lights display

Winter Festival of Lights

A beloved Niagara Falls tradition for more than thirty years, the Winter Festival of Lights is a must-see for anyone visiting the city from November 18th to January 31st. Featuring beautiful illumination displays all throughout Niagara Parks, Dufferin Islands, and the Niagara Falls tourist district, the festival transforms the area into a sparkling winter wonderland. This year’s 8km festival route will feature illumination displays of 3D Canadian wildlife, the world’s largest Canadian-American flag, and beautiful trees, along with spectacular fireworks shows over the Falls at 9pm for the duration of the festival.
Fallsview Indoor Waterpark

The 3-acre Fallsview Indoor Waterpark is a top winter destination for families, featuring 16 thrilling waterslides, a 1,000-gallon tipping bucket, full-size wave pool, year-round outdoor activity pool, adult-only Jacuzzis, children’s play area, and more. And right now you can take advantage of the biggest waterpark sale of the year and book a getaway package for four featuring hotel accommodations, waterpark and mini golf passes, and kids eat free dining starting from $139.

Christmas on Ice Show

The Christmas on Ice show at Fallsview Casino Resort is a thrilling spectacle featuring world-class ice skaters, dancers, and singers that will get you and your family into the holiday spirit. The show is on now until December 3rd and is a holiday entertainment experience that you won’t want to miss out on.

Movie Nights at Old Fort Erie

Have a family movie night this holiday season and stop by Old Fort Erie for their weekly movie nights, on now until December 21st. You can catch holiday classics like It’s a Wonderful Life on December 7th, Elf on December 14th, and Home Alone 2: Lost in New York on December 21st. This historic venue is the spot to be to watch some great movies this holiday season, so grab some popcorn and sit back and enjoy.

Niagara Falls Santa Claus Parade

This year’s Niagara Falls Santa Claus Parade is taking place on Saturday November 18th at 11am in downtown Niagara Falls. The parade will begin on Victoria Avenue at Armoury Street and travel north onto Valley Way, ending on Queen Street at City Hall. It will feature 12 amazing marching bands, beautiful floats, inflatable gingermen and snowmen, a giant inflatable Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer, and of course Santa Claus. During the parade, Canada Post will be collecting letters to Santa along the parade route, Tim Hortons will be giving out free hot chocolate, coffee, and lattes at the corner of Valley Way and Queen Street, and there will be free face painting, balloons, and caricatures near City Hall. It will be an action-packed day of holiday fun that people of all ages will love.

3 Ways to Have an Amazing Halloween in Niagara Falls

received_10150708766624987Halloween is just around the corner, which means it’s time to bring out the candy, costumes and pumpkins, and get into the spirit (and spookiness) of the season. If you’ll be celebrating this Halloween in Niagara Falls, here are three fun and exciting destinations you won’t want to miss:

Fort George Halloween Ghost Tours

Fort George in Niagara-on-the-Lake is an historic site where many battles were fought during the War of 1812. Today, people believe the fort to be haunted, which you can find out for yourself by embarking on a Fort George Halloween Ghost Tour. On the spooky two-hour walking tour, you’ll be guided around the fort at night, hear incredible ghost stories, and have exclusive access to the Officers’ Quarters building, which is usually off-limits. It’s a one-of-a-kind, eerie experience that’s perfect for the Halloween season.

The Rocky Horror Picture Show

Whether you’re a longtime fan or absolute newcomer, The Rocky Horror Picture Show is a totally unique event that’s best experienced around Halloween. The Seneca Theatre in Niagara Falls is showing The Rocky Horror Picture Show on October 29 at 8pm and it’s guaranteed to be like nothing you’ve ever seen before in a theatre. The Rocky Horror Picture Show is a cult-classic because audience members get involved in the show, and performances happen both on and in-front of the screen. Find out more about the show and how to book your tickets at

Hershey’s Chocolate World Niagara Falls

One of the best parts about Halloween is getting to shamelessly indulge in candy and chocolate, so why not pick up some delicious Hershey’s treats while you’re visiting Niagara Falls? The Hershey’s Chocolate World Niagara Falls store has all of your favourite Hershey’s chocolate bars and candies along with freshly baked goods and exclusive Hershey’s merchandise, which will make your Halloween in Niagara Falls as sweet as can be.

And you can make this Halloween into an unforgettable weekend getaway by booking a hotel stay at the Clifton Victoria Inn at the Falls, located just steps away from the magnificent Niagara Falls, Clifton Hill and the non-stop excitement of Falls Avenue Resort.