Things To Do In Niagara Falls This Weekend
Friday, August 22nd – Sunday, August 24th, 2014
Looking for some fun things to do in Niagara Falls this weekend? Here is a list of some events taking place:
Theory of a Deadman with Special Guests Danko Jones & The Balconies
This is a triple bill outdoor rock concert party licensed For 4500 People – RAIN or SHINE! Doors open at 7:00 pm and the show starts at 8:00 pm at the Safari Niagara Amphitheatre on Friday, August 22nd, 2014.
For ticket information and online ticket sales click here.
Niagara Summer of Thrills
This is a brand new free event to arrive in Niagara Falls. The “Niagara Summer of Thrills” is a stunt show starring Texas native Enrique Valencia. For 10 weeks, he has temporarily moved to Niagara Falls to share his daredevil acts with us! Each day (with the exception of Wednesday’s and Thursday’s), he will perform 2 different stunts a day (10 minutes each time), four times a day. At 2:00 pm and 6:00 pm, Enrique will be perched upon the 10-storey Imperial Hotel on Victoria Avenue for the “Wheel of Fate”. The wheel is situated on the roof of the Imperial Hotel and is a revolving wheel that Valencia will conduct stunts within — and on top of.
At 4:00 pm and 8:00 pm, he drives a motorcycle across a highwire that is strung together between the Days Inn Victoria Avenue and the Louis Tussaud’s Wax Museum. Suspended beneath the highwire, his assistant will conduct acrobatic routines! This stunt is the “Highwire Sky Cycle” act.
Approximately a half hour before each and every routine, fire and chainsaw jugglers will entertain the audience and help to build and liven up the crowd for the main event. The “Niagara Summer of Thrills” is easy to find. Both stunt acts are located within 30 seconds of the corner of Victoria Avenue and Clifton Hill. Performances take place from June 27th to September 1st, 2014.
While you’re on Clifton Hill, don’t miss out on some of Niagara’s most popular attractions that only the Clifton Hill Fun Pass provides with savings at 50% off the retail price! Click the image below for details:
Check out our brand new Wizard’s Golf now included in the Clifton Hill Fun Pass!
This challenging 18-hole mini golf course showcases brightly coloured exhibits of Wizards, Trolls, Dragons, Fairies and Mystical Castles. Here, there’s something interesting for everyone to enjoy. Get lost in a medieval story of fantasy and wonderment.
Onguiaahra: Thunder of Waters
The Niagara Parks is pleased to present Onguiaahra: Thunder of Waters beginning this Friday, August 22nd to Monday, September 1st, 2014 for this very special Laser & Light show.
This is a FREE event that happens at the foot of Murray Street in Queen Victoria Park with a large fountain display that will be set up across from the American Falls. Expect to see a fountain of an ever-changing multitude of colours that will reflect off the spraying water to sights and sounds to astonish and mesmerize the whole family.
There will be THREE shows nightly at these times:
Coca-Cola Concert series and Niagara Falls Fireworks
Free Coca-Cola sponsored concerts take place on the Queen Victoria Park Stage at 8:00 pm before every fireworks show (every Friday, Sunday and Holiday until November 30th, 2014, and Wednesday’s until August 27th, 2014). This Friday, August 22nd “British Invasion Band” hits the stage and on Sunday, August 24th, “Motion Device” will perform.
Here’s a video of “Motion Device” performing their hit “Drama Queen”:
Niagara Jazz Festival
The Niagara Jazz Festival takes place Friday to Sunday this weekend that showcases over 20 of our great Canadian and internationally known jazz musicians.
Live performances will take place at a variety of mixed venues across Niagara-on-the-Lake, with the kick-off at Stratus Vineyards from 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm with Brownman Electryc Trio as the headlining act, with performances also by a local saxophonist, Alistair Robertson Quartet. Weekend Pass Holders will also have the opportunity to stick around for the VIP Launch Party that takes place from 11:00 pm – 1:00 am.
On Saturday, August 23rd, it’s a full day of jazz! Head to the Outdoor Stage at The Village from 11:00 am – 7:30 pm. This is a FREE event located at 111 Garrison Village Dr. in Niagara-on-the-Lake:
11:00 – 11:45: Loose Change Quintet
11:45 – 12:15: DJ Marinko
12:15 – 1:00: Duo Neuvo
1:30 – 2:15: Rob McBride Trio
2:15 – 2:45: DJ Marinko
2:45 – 3:30: Ashley St. Pierre Quartet
3:30 – 4:00: DJ Marinko
4:00 – 5:30: Blue Note Tribute Quintet
5:30 – 6:00: DJ Marinko
6:00 – 7:30: Don Naduriak Xavierjazz
Sunday wraps it up with the Dixieland Jazz Brunch from 11:30 am – 2:00 pm and the Old Winery Restaurant at 2228 Niagara Stone Road. The Festival Wrap Party will take place back at Stratus Vineyards from 2:30 pm – 5:00 pm.
For a full list of the schedule (including locations for an opportunity to meet the artists on Saturday), click here.
For online ticket purchasing (such as Weekend VIP Passes, the Launch and Wrap-Up Parties), click here.
Free Live Music at Casino Niagara
If gambling isn’t your thing, here’s another reason to head to Casino Niagara: Friday’s and Saturday’s in August and September from 8:00 pm – 12:00 am has live music on the level 3 stage located near the Market restaurant. This upcoming Friday and Saturday night (22nd & 23rd) has “Polyester Groove” performing.
A sample of “Polyester Groove” live on-stage:
Parkway Artist Guild – Art in the Gardens
Head to the beautiful scenery of the Niagara Botanical Gardens for the “Parkway Artist Guild – Art in the Gardens” event happening on Saturday, August 23rd – Sunday, August 24th from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.
Artists will be showcasing their works and talents within the park, which also features a “Children’s Paint Corner” for children of all ages to show off their talents! Art supplies will be provided.
This a free event to attend.
Do some Shopping at the Canada One Factory Outlet Mall
The Canada One Factory Outlet Mall has some store-wide sales still happening!
Sales such as:
the Body Shop - Limited time offer for students. Valid until September 1st, 2014:
Guess - Denim $29; Tees $15; Shirts $29; Activewear $29; Tote Bags $35 (select styles) until August 27th, 2014
Roots – 30% off all sweats and sunglasses (until Sunday, September 7th, 2014)
**Now Open! Toys R Us Express and Lululemon **
For a full list of all promotions click here.
RCMP Officer Meet & Greet
On Friday, August 22nd to Sunday, August 24th from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, head to the Table Rock Welcome Centre, near the brink of the falls, to meet a real RCMP Officer for photos and to answer questions. Don’t forget your camera!
Ghost Walks of Niagara-on-the-Lake
Niagara on-the-Lake is known as Canada’s most haunted town. There are so many old buildings rich in history that tell of many ghost stories. This 1.5 hour tour will feature the angry ghost of a murdered soul inside the Angel Inn, story telling alongside Lake Ontario for a violent and ancient legend, stops alongside the Niagara-on-the-Lake Courthouse, Prince of Wales Hotel, the Royal George Theatre and even a house that makes cameras go crazy!
This tour happens every night in August, not just the weekend, from 8:30 pm to 10:00 pm. It is an all-ages event. Pricing is $13 for adults, $5 for children under 14 and seniors ages 60+ are $10.
Click here to make reservations or call 1-855-8GHOSTS.
Rumours Night Club “Ladies Night”
Join us at Rumours Night Club every Friday night for “Ladies Night”, where cover is free for all the women, and Top 40, Hip Hop and Dance are pumping this Friday, August 22nd beginning at 9:00 pm!
These are just a few things to do in Niagara Falls this weekend. Whatever you decide to do, there is always something happening in Niagara Falls. Stay connected to me for more information on Niagara Falls events, news and upcoming contests.