10 Free things to do in Niagara Falls for August
26th Annual Peach Festival
When: Saturday, August 13th from 10:00 am to 7:00 pm
There will be a sidewalk sale from merchants, as well as lots of tasty “Peachy” delights from local bakeries and restaurants and of course local growers selling their delicious fresh peaches on Queen Street from Victoria Street to King Street. On Sunday, the festival continues at St. Vincent de Paul Church.
Enjoy live music from 5 bands including: The Toronto All Star Band, David Hoy, St.Catharines Pipe Band, The Local Fife and Drum.
“The Ben Show” will be in attendance, who is a street performer for all ages.
If you have any questions please contact 905-468-1950.
Niagara Falls Beer Festival
When: Saturday, August 13th from 12:00 pm to 9:00 pm & Sunday, August 14th from 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm
The Niagara Falls Beer Festival will feature more than 40 Microbreweries and Food Trucks from across Canada.
Live entertainment all weekend long including Big Wreck who will be headlining Saturday’s music acts. Canadian Pop-Rock band Wave reuniting to headline Sunday’s festivities.
Seminars are available featuring the Thirsty Traveler, Kevin Brauch.
Niagara Caribbean Festival
When: Sunday, August 21st from 10:00 am to 10:00 pm
Come to Queen Victoria Park to enjoy a cultural festival featuring multi-coloured costumes, lively music and energetic dance plus so much more!
The Seige of Fort Erie Re-enactment
When: Saturday, August 6th from 10:00 am – 9:00 pm and Sunday, August 7th from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
This is Canada’s largest annual re-enactment at Canada’s bloodiest battlefield, featureing battle re-enactments, demonstrations, historic merchants and more.
It is Ontario’s oldest British Fort, built in 1764, and the site of the bloodiest battlefield in Canada from 1814. Old Fort Erie is an amazing structure of Canadian History, that has withstood the test of time despite the Seige of Fort Erie — labeled the bloodiest battle on Canadian soil in 1814.
It was home to one of the last engagements between the British and American forces during the Niagara campaign of the War of 1812. The Americans successfully defended Fort Erie against the British Army but eventually they were forced to abandon it because of shortage of supplies.
Over 3,000 troops were killed and wounded during the Siege of Fort Erie that took place from August 3rd to September 21st, 1814.
All battles are free to watch. Fort tours start in the theatre on the hour from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Regular admission for entry to the fort, separate admission for the Saturday night lantern tour.
For the complete event schedule visit www.oldforterie.com
Coca Cola Concert Series and Niagara Falls Fireworks
From May 1st until October 30th, 2016, every Wednesday, Friday, Sunday and Holidays at 10 p.m., enjoy a spectacular Niagara Falls fireworks displays in Queen Victoria Park. Come early on fireworks evenings to enjoy free Coca Cola concerts at 8 p.m.
|Monday, August 1||The David Love Band|
|Friday, August 5||After U|
|Sunday, August 7||Max Hillier Band|
|Friday, August 12||The Remnants|
|Sunday, August 14||Vinyl Flux|
|Friday, August 19||Rhythm & Bones|
|Sunday, August 21||Fenian Raid|
|Friday, August 26||Steve Burnside & the Marques|
|Saturday, August 27||Liquid Courage|
|Sunday, August 28||Charlotte and the Dirty Cowboys|
|Monday, August 29||Getting Strange|
|Tuesday, August 30||The Dynamite Groove|
|Wednesday, August 31||The Slickbrothers|
Note: All dates and times are approximate and subject to change.
Fireworks displays are weather permitting.
Onguiaahra Sound and Light Show
When: Friday, August 26th to Monday, September 5th from 8:15 pm to 10:30 pm
This FREE event 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: *8:15 pm *9:15 pm *10:15 pm
What makes this extra exciting, is that the Onguiaahra: Thunder of Waters will commence during the Coca-Cola concert series (8:00 pm), with the final showing right after the Niagara Falls Fireworks displays (10 pm).
When: Every Tuesday Night at 7:00 pm in August
This is the Summer 2016 Concert Series in Firemans Park. Bring a lawn chair for this all ages free musical event!
Playground, Washrooms and refreshments available.
August 2 – Randy Thomas
Randy has performed at Twilight Tuesdays several times. He has a full complement of Country, Rock, Latin, Swing, Oldies, and many other styles, and writes his own original music too. Always in demand, we are pleased Randy was able to return for our 2016 season.
August 9 – Brett Baker
Brett first took to our Twilight Tuesday stage in 2010, and has returned every year since to provide us with amazing country music from all the popular country music stars, as well as some great songs of his own. A show full of energy, laughter and toe tapping music.
August 16 – Niagara Falls Concert Band
Our official Concert Band for the City of Niagara Falls returns to Twilight Tuesday to give another great performance of popular music from movies, shows, the stage, and of course, composers! Not to be missed…
August 23 – James McDermaid
James was a first timer at Firemen’s Park in 2015. He is a multi-talented performer and tribute artist. His repertoire includes country classics from the fifties, sixties and seventies, and James has been an Alan Jackson tribute artist for over 20 years.
August 30 – David Horton
David is a master of the keyboards and covers a variety of musical styles, including rock and roll, country, and blues standards. David is really engaging with his audience, inviting you to clap your hands, tap your feet and sing along to crowd favourites.
Thursday Blues in the Park
When: Every Thursday Night at 7:00 pm in August
Niagara Falls Motorcycle Show & Shine
When: Saturday, August 13th from 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm & Sunday, August 14th from 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
The Niagara Falls Motorcycle Show & Shine is FREE to anyone who wants to show off their two-wheeled prized possessions!
Riders are encouraged to park their bikes along Queen St. between St. Lawrence Ave. & Ontario Ave. Trophies will be given out for the best overall bike, best Harley & best custom bike.
In addition, there will be vendors selling a wide variety of items. Registration is FREE.
For more information please visit www.niagarafallsmotorcycleshow.com
Sunday Concerts at Cummington Square
When: Every Sunday in August at Cummington Square in Chippawa at 6:30 pm (8918 Cummington Square, Niagara Falls)
Come and check out free music concerts featuring the hits from the 50’s and 60’s, crooners and much more.
A free will donation is collected to help pay the musicians. Be sure to come out to enjoy this great evening.