Cascades Of Fire Niagara Falls

2018 Cascades of Fire International Fireworks Competition
Starting November 9th 2018.
November 16th, 17th, 18th.
Time: All shows start at 9:00 PM
Where: Queen Victoria Park, Niagara Falls, Canada
Cost: Free

This November see the skies explode with color, lights and sounds over Niagara Falls as the premiere edition of the “Cascades of Fire International Fireworks Competition” kicks off. This grand event is widely anticipated to become the largest and most impressive firework show in the country this fall!

These remarkable displays will thrill audiences from across the region with events starting November 9th, 2018. Cascades of Fire boasts multiple 18-minute pyrotechnic light shows, beautifully matched to music.

The event will be held at Queen Victoria Park, at the foot of Clifton Hill’s extremely popular amusement area. There is no admission fee for the firework competition and visitors will have full access through Queen Victoria Park, so you can enjoy all the fun of Clifton Hill with thrilling rides like the Niagara Speedway and some for the less adventurous (or young) plus a multitude of themed dining and retail venues.

Though Niagara Falls has hosted many traditional firework shows over the years, all the teams in this upcoming competition will get as imaginative as possible to bring their best displays to the audience by synchronizing the fireworks with music and putting together some incredible multi-sensory spectacles.


Each show starts at 9:00 PM and pits some of the best pyrotechnic companies in the world against each other in the 6-day competition. There is a diverse group of teams from across the globe which include:  China, Finland, Brazil, Vietnam, Italy with a special closing ceremony event by the host country: Team Canada.

Here is the full schedule for the event with competing teams:

  • Friday, November 9th: Team China
    • Celebrations Fireworks from Liuyang, China
  • Friday, November 16th: Team Finland
    • Pyroman Finland Ltd. from Espoo, Finland
  • Saturday, November 17th:  Team Brazil
    • Fireworks Do Brasil from Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
  • Sunday, November 18th: Fireworks Show
    • Fireworks display from the Lower Niagara Gorge. 
  • Cancelled:  Team Vietnam
    • Da Nang Fireworks Display Team, DaNang, Vietnam
  • Cancelled:  Team Italy
    • I.P.O.N. Fireworks S.R.L. from Ottaviano, Italy
  • Cancelled:  Team Canada
    • David Whysall International Fireworks Inc. from Canada

Each of the fireworks displays will take place at 9pm weather permitting.
The competition displays taking place on November 16 and 17 will have music broadcast simultaneously on Star 102.5.

As you can see from the competitor line-up, each team hails from different corners of the world and will be showcasing their own unique theme, music, creativity, effects and synchronization! Additionally, each team is among the best around the World and hold a huge number of awards and accolades between them. Click here to read about all the competitors in this years Cascades of Fire

Judging Panel

The decision of the judging panel is final. Teams will be rated as follows:

  • 20 points – Theme and choice of music
  • 20 Points – Creativity
  • 20 Points – Selection of Effects and use within the display
  • 20 Points – Synchronization to the music selection
  • 20 Points – Crowd reaction and appreciation

Following each presentation, jury members will rate the performance on: theme and music, creativity, effects, synchronization and crowd reaction. Awards will be handed out by the city of Niagara Falls Mayor at the closing ceremony on Sunday, November 18th.

Frequent Questions:

How much are tickets for the event?

It is a free event. 

Can the fireworks be seen from Niagara Falls, New York?

Yes, the fireworks will be visible from the New York side as well. 

Will it be televised?

Not at the moment, though you can listen to the music of each presentation on the radio via Star 102.5 FM, each night of the event.



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