Annual Niagara Flower and Garden Show

Niagara Parks Botanical Gardens Together with Master Gardeners of Niagara. The Niagara Parks Commission School of Horticulture hosts a three-day garden extravaganza, entitled The Niagara Flower and Garden Show – “Visions from the Gardens”. Visitors will have the opportunity to hear first-rate speakers, see “hands-on” demonstrations, and buy garden-related items, plants and other “must have” from the over 100 vendors who will be in attendance. Niagara Parks Botanical Gardens. Visitors will be able to walk the paths and take in the beauty of the Rose Garden, the Annual Display Garden, The Vegetable Garden, the Herb Garden and the Arboretum. A highlight of the show will be a botanical and contemporary art show.

Contact: 905-356-2241

Fort Erie Celtic Festival Old Fort Erie Formerly known as the Loch Sloy Highland Games, the Fort Erie Celtic Festival has returned to its roots in Old Fort Erie.  The Celtic Festival features pipe bands, demonstrations of all forms of Celtic dancing, music, and athletic events. Traditional Celtic foods and merchants are  on site.

Contact: 905-356-2241

Annual Cruise the Falls  Niagara Falls, Ontario Canada
PT Cruisers from 35 States and Canada, and even from Kent England, drive an estimated 100,000 miles collectively, for a three day meet & greet/ show & shine. Events included fireworks over the falls Friday evening, a police escorted tour through Niagara Falls, the LARGE show on Saturday followed by a 500+ PT Cruiser cruise to a private BBQ down Niagara Falls Blvd, passing both the American and Canadian falls. Awards given for “PTs of DISCTINCTION”, “FURTHEST DRIVEN”, “BEST NEONS”, “BEST OF SHOW”. There is also a PT Cruiser Concept display by Daimler Chrysler Canada, as well as a free lunch. Email: [email protected]  


1:  City of Niagara Falls-Annual Canada Day Celebration

 Optimist Park, Morrison St. & Dorchester Rd. Niagara Falls, ON FREE ADMISSION, Parade begins at 11:00 a.m. from the Delta Bingo Hall on Drummond Rd. to Optimist Park on Morrison St. across the street from Zehrs Supermarket. 3 stages of entertainment for everyone; The Crowning of Miss Niagara, Lumberjack Show, The Annual Rod and Classic Car Show and much, much more!! ENTERTAINMENT, FOOD AND FESTIVITIES GALORE (11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.)

Contact: Vito Scaringi, Community Development Coordinator, City of Niagara Falls, Parks, Recreation & Culture 905-356-7521 Ext. 4326

Battle of Lundy`s Lane and Chippawa (Centennial Event)

Don Johnson Park, Spring Street, Niagara Falls, Ontario Come witness the Battles that decided the fate of a Nation and forged the destiny of two Countries. See period camps, merchants, artisans, and battle re-enactments. Hourly tours of Drummond Hill Cemetary, tour the Lundy`s Lane Historical Museum, the Battle Ground Hotel Museum and much more! Contact: Lundy`s Lane Historical Museum at Phone: (905) 358-5082


Annual Niagara Bigga Tomatafest

The main Sunday Family Day event includes entertainment at the Queenston Heights Band Shell, a food Fair in the two Pavilions- a bocce tournament in the Park- children`s activities with inflatable air bounce rides- ballons and games- special interest groups such as the Niagara Nutritionists Healthy Living Programs- Master Gardeners of Niagara- a prize wheel- a giant tomato weight-off competitiion- and the highly celebrated tomato stomping contest. Contact: Carol Stewart-Kirkby at the Niagara Falls United Way Office


Annual Blues in the Park

Fireman`s Park, Mountain Rd, Niagara Falls An outdoor blues festival where all profits go towards the many charities of the Stamford Centre Volunteer Firemans Association. Children under 12 years of age are free. Runs Friday 5:00pm to 11:00pm and Saturday 3:00pm to 11:00pm. Discounts available for tickets purchased in advance. Contact: 905-658-8219

Email: [email protected]

Niagara Wine & Food Classic Queen Victoria Park, Niagara Falls ON Join us in Niagara for a spectacular wine and culinary event held during the autumn wine harvest. Your luxurious weekend registration includes premium Grand Tasting receptions, food and wine pairing events, celebrity chef cooking demonstrations and a passport tour of the Niagara Wine Route…all set against the breathtaking backdrop of Niagara Falls. To request a complimentary information and registration kit for the next Niagara Wine and Food Classic, please call Niagara Falls Tourism at 1-800-563-2557 (1-800-56FALLS) Contact: 1-800-563-2557 or 905-356-6061 Fax: 905-356-5567


Art by the Falls -Annual Falls Festival Art & Craft Show

Optimist Hall & Park, Morrison St. & Dorchester Rd, Niagara Falls Ontario Over 100 juried designers and craftspeople from across Ontario participate in this two day event. Entertainment for both children & adults. Time: 10:00am to 5:00pm Admission Price: $3.00 Contact: Cathy Henderson 905-227-7248

Casino Niagara International Marathon

Buffalo N.Y. , Niagara Falls On. Starting in Buffalo N.Y. the marathon runs for five miles in the USA before crossing the Peace Bridge to the Historic town of Fort Erie, then heads north on the beautiful Niagara River Parkway to finish at the magnificent Niagara Falls.

Contact: Jim Ralston, Race Director 905-356-9460


Annual `Festival of Lights` Cheerleading Championship

Niagara Falls Memorial Arena, 5145 Centre Street, Niagara Falls, Ontario Friday from 6:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M. Saturday and Sunday from 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. Times are subject to change.  Contact: Nick Nero, 24 Grove Street , Welland, Ontario L3B 4B4 at 1-905-734-9518 (905-734-3444 Fax)

Art by the Falls Annual Christmas Art & Craft Show

Optimist Hall, Dorchester and Morrison Street in Niagara Falls, Ontario Juried designers and craftspeople from across Ontario participate in this two day event – last minute Christmas shopping at its best! Admission price: $2, Seniors & Students over 12: $2, Wheelchair access and washrooms. 10am – 4pm

Contact: Cathy Henderson 905-227-7248 or fax 905-227-8037

Ice Festival Niagara/Niagara Falls Ice Festival

City of Niagara Falls & Niagara, Stage at Holiday Inn Ice and Snow carvings on display at the Holiday Inn by the Falls. Also, we invite the community to participate with their children and friends of all ages to make their own snowman to win prizes. Enter at Website or by mail. Admission: $Free Prizes Contact: 905-371-2718

New Years Eve in the Park Welcome in the New Year 2005 with the Winter Festival of Lights New Year`s Eve Outdoor Concert Extravaganza in Queen Victoria Park!! Contact: 1-800-563-2557 or 905-374-1616

Several major horticultural floral displays occur throughout the year, including:

Spring Show

Mid January to Easter. Primula, Calceolaria, Cyclamen, Cineraria, Schizanthus, Forced bulbs and Shrubs.

Easter Display

Easter Weekend, lasting 2-3 weeks. Easter lilies, Forced Spring bulbs, Schizanthus.

Hydrangea Show

May. Hydrangeas, Delphiniums, Digitalis

Regal Geranium Show

June. Regal Geraniums, Fuchsia, Caladiums

Summer Show

July to Mid September. Geraniums, Coleus, Mixed Annuals

Hiemalis Begonia Show

Mid September, October. Rieger Begonias, Coleus

Chrysanthemum Show

November. Cascade, Exhibition and Bush Chrysanthemums

Christmas Show

November. Poinsettias, Cyclamen, Azaleas, Christmas Cactus

All dates are approximate and include set-up times. For show completion dates please call the Greenhouse at:


Toll Free in North America

Within the local calling area dial 371-0254

Fax: 1-905-356-8448