*Pictured Above: Watching Fudge being made at the Fudge Factory on Clifton Hill*
Not everything in Niagara Falls has to cost you money. Here is this month’s list of free things to do in Niagara Falls in April 2016.
#1. Watch the entire process of how to make fudge
Watch the fudge cooks as they present what goes into the art of making fudge, from first laying out the ingredients to shelving it for you to take home. They make 18 delicious flavours right before your eyes. The Fudge Factory on Clifton Hill offers spectators a front seat row. Watch from outside through the showcase windows, or come inside for a closer look.
#2. Get your Yoga pose ready
April features a FREE community yoga class at the Niagara Falls History Museum. This is a relaxing hatha yoga class, geared toward reducing stress and anxiety, improving sleep quality and maintaining or re-gaining your health. No yoga experience necessary. Wear comfortable clothing, bring a water bottle and a yoga mat if you have one. Recommended for ages 16 and up. 20 Participants max, come early to ensure a spot.
April 7th & 21st @ 7:00 pm
#3. Go Medieval!
On Thursday, April 28th at 6:00 pm, you are invited to a FREE Chainmaille Workshop at the Niagara Falls History Museum.
Chainmaille was the earliest form of metal armour and was invented before the fifth century by the ancient Celts. Its original purpose was to protect the wearer from sword strikes, and until the fourteenth century, was the primary armour for soldiers. Learn the pattern used for centuries to make armour.
Pre-registration is required. Please call 905-358-5082 to register. Ages 16 and up only.
#4. Take some amazing photos
*Pictured Above: April showers and the Niagara SkyWheel*
April is one of the most magical months to get out and take photos around Niagara Falls. Flowers are just beginning to bloom, raindrops and wet days make unique images come to life, and feet start to tackle the hiking trails. Now’s the time to venture out and take photos of natural beauty at its finest. See the Oakes Garden Theatre, Queen Victoria Park, the Niagara Parks Botanical Gardens, and the Floral Clock — all just a few amazing spots to capture images.
#5. Niagara Falls Illumination
It costs nothing to watch this spectacular light show on the American and Horseshoe Falls. Every night in April from 8:30 pm – 11:00 pm daily (Midnight on weekends) the Niagara Falls will illuminate in a sea of colours.
Don’t miss its special illumination days as well:
April 14th , 2016: 10:00 pm (15 minute duration): Light will go blue for Global Meetings Industry Day
April 16th, 2016: 10:00 pm (15 minute duration): Lights will go blue for National Parkinson Foundation of WNY (Parkinson’s Awareness Month)
April 17th, 2016: 10:00 pm (15 minute duration): Lights will go red for World Federation of Hemophilia (World Hemophilia Day)
April 19th, 2016: 10:00 pm (15 minute duration): Lights will go amber, red, and blue for CHERUBS (CDH Action Day)
April 29th, 2016: 10:00 pm (15 minute duration): Lights will go white and blue for Make-A-Wish Foundation Canada (World Wish Day)
#6. Listen to live bands at Casino Niagara
Friday’s and Saturday’s in April from 9:00 pm – 1:00 am, you are welcome to dance the night away at Casino Niagara will their FREE live musical venues.
- April 8 – April 9 Limited Edition
- April 15 – April 16 Razorbax
- April 22 – April 23 Polyester Groove
- April 29 – April 30 Brass Monkey
#7. Learn to Dance like it’s 1812!
Step back in time with 1812 Period Dancing (Regency). Dances for all ages are made up of simple steps, no prior experience needed. You may even dress up in clothing from that period. Bring someone along and take photos — and have fun — for FREE!
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM at the Niagara Falls History Museum
#8. Spoil your doggy!
Take the furry love of your life to Bass Pro Shops Niagara-on-the-Lake (next to the Outlet Collection at Niagara) on April 8th & 9th for all kinds of FREE activities and giveaways!