FREE Things To Do In Niagara Falls In July

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Not everything in Niagara Falls has to cost you money. Here is this month’s list of some free things to do in Niagara Falls in July 2018.

#1 Niagara Falls History Museum Events (all free)


Thursday, July 19th: 

Family Craft Night (6:00 pm – 9:00 pm):

It’s never too early to start thinking about the December holidays! Cool off from the summer heat with dreams of winter, by decorating a wooden sleigh.

Live at the Museum: Ol’ Child (7:00 pm – 9:00 pm):

Ol’ Child is a soulful jazz, funk, bluesy collective that weaves through varying musical scapes to bring out memorable and reminiscent themes with original tunes intended to exhibit the music composed by heart-to-heart connections. It demonstrates how people of all ages and backgrounds can unite through groove, dance and play. Led by Phil Davis, he’s a self-taught musician who enjoys genres of music from his traditional roots of the Haudenosaunee of Six Nations to Nina Simone, and everything in between and beyond.

Thursday, July 26th:

Community Art Project (7:00 pm – 9:00 pm):

Join video artist Dougie Hayz as he explores and documents the wide range of emotions expressed by humans. Return to the Museum for Niagara Falls Night of Art on September 20th to see the final art installation – starring you!

The Ongoing History of Turtle Island: Revisiting the Treaty Making Era (7:00 pm – 9:00 pm):

Jason Shawana of E’zheyaadiziwin Indigenous Consulting Services highlights the different perspectives during the treaty-making era, using primary sources to understand the actors and ideas involved. Jason will lead a discussion about the importance of treaties as ‘living documents’ that need to be renewed and acknowledged on a continual basis.

#2 Free Concerts and Fireworks in Queen Victoria Park

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When: Daily from June 18th until September 3rd, 2018 for the Niagara Falls Fireworks, and Thursday’s, Friday’s, and Sunday’s in July for the concerts

The Niagara Parks presents the annual Coca Cola Concert series on Thursday’s, Friday’s and Sunday’s in July at the Illumination Stage in Queen Victoria Park at 8 pm — followed by fireworks at 10 pm (until September 3rd).

#3 KELSEYS Clifton Hill Daily Free Live Entertainment


When: Daily from 11 am to 2 am

KELSEYS Original Roadhouse (located at the top of Clifton Hill), has live entertainment daily as you dine, free of charge to enjoy. There is never an entrance fee. Performers happen out on one of Niagara’s most popular patios!

#4 St Davids Annual Family Carnival

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When: July 25th – July 28th, 2018 at St Davids Lions Hall/Field, 1462 York Rd, St Davids, ON

Great rides, tasty food, games, raffles and live music for this 55th annual tradition. FREE admission and parking!

Hours: Wednesday through Friday 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm, Saturday 12:00 pm – 11:00 pm

#5 Art in the Gardens

Free things to do in July

Photo by Christine Hess Photography

When: July 21st – 22nd at the Botanical Gardens 

This is a free public event that will feature an outdoor art show and sale, set up along the path of the beautiful Botanical Gardens, showcasing original pieces created by talented Niagara artists. As well, there will be a Children’s Paint Corner situated beside the Butterfly Café for budding young artists to try their hand at basic painting techniques.

#6 Day of 1000 Musicians

free things to do in Niagara Falls in July

When: July 21st at Fireman’s Park from 12:00 pm – 9:00 pm 

Niagara’s goal is to gather 1000 musicians to perform simultaneously for the largest Canadian rock show ever.  Amateur and professional musicians will join forces performing 6 songs in one big production, while all money raised goes to local charities, including music for therapy programs in the region.

This event is FREE for spectators, however cash donations or non-perishable food items are gratefully accepted in support of Project SHARE . 

Refreshments, food trucks, and vendors will be available. Please visit Day of 1000 Musicians for schedule details and how to register if you wish to perform.


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