Independence Day in Niagara Falls

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Celebrate the cherished holiday of Independence Day for the United States, a special day that marks the historic adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4th, 1776. Today, Independence Day is synonymous with family getaways, backyard barbecues, and unforgettable parties! It’s the perfect occasion to escape, unwind, and let loose with pure joy. Just a stone’s throw away from Niagara Falls, USA lies Clifton Hill, the “Street of Fun by the Falls,” in Niagara Falls, Canada.

Prepare for an extraordinary experience packed with attractions, games, dining, and sensational entertainment suitable for all ages. With early opening hours and late-night closings, you won’t miss out on any of the incredible moments. Enhance your adventure by grabbing the Clifton Hill Fun Pass, granting you access to six astounding attractions!

Fun Pass

Niagara Falls Fireworks

Experience the highlight of Independence Day in Niagara Falls with the captivating Fireworks Display. For the best view, position yourself atop the Niagara SkyWheel, towering 175 feet above the ground and situated at the peak of Clifton Hill. At exactly 10:00 pm in Queen Victoria Park, prepare to be mesmerized as the Falls burst to life with a radiant showcase in the colors of the United States.

Additionally, the Falls Illumination is an absolute must-see, captivating both newcomers and returning visitors alike. On this special day, witness the majestic Falls adorned in mesmerizing shades of red, white, and blue, illuminating the Falls for 15 minutes at the top of every hour. Don’t miss this awe-inspiring spectacle that celebrates the harmonious blend of natural splendor and patriotic spirit

Niagara SkyWheel

This unique sightseeing opportunity lets you soak in the awe-inspiring scenes of the Horseshoe and American Falls, the Niagara River, Niagara Parks, and other landmarks. As one of Canada’s largest observation wheels, the Niagara SkyWheel towers over the Niagara Falls horizon, providing unsurpassed views.

Each fully enclosed gondola is equipped with heating and air conditioning for a comfortable ride in any season. The ride lasts between eight to twelve minutes, offering spectacular aerial views for miles. Evening rides add a touch of magic with the dazzling lights of Clifton Hill and the surrounding Niagara skyline.

Make sure to include the Niagara SkyWheel in your Independence Day plans for an unforgettable experience!

Dinosaur Adventure Golf

Right next to the SkyWheel stands the Dinosaur Adventure Golf, offering an exciting prehistoric miniature golf experience with 36 holes. Take your pick from two unique 18-hole courses: T-Rex Trek, perfect for family fun and adventure, or Raptor Run, designed to satisfy your competitive nature with a challenging course.

Immerse yourself in a serene tropical environment, complete with a towering 50-foot volcano and cascading waterfall. But beware, as towering dinosaurs with realistic sound effects add an extra thrill to your game. Get ready to embark on a golfing journey unlike any other, where ancient creatures and captivating landscapes create an unforgettable experience for all.

The Zombies Are Here!

Prepare for an intense challenge! Zombie Attack beckons you to confront hordes of hungry zombies in an immersive adventure that engages all your senses, complete with cutting-edge 6D graphics. Engage in a thrilling competition with your loved ones, aiming to claim victory as the ultimate champion of humanity by achieving the highest score.

Step into this action-packed experience and put your skills to the test as you battle against the undead. It’s time to show your mettle and prove your dominance in this thrilling showdown!

The Niagara Speedway

Experience the buzz and excitement of our highly acclaimed attraction: the elevated go-kart track known as the Niagara Speedway! Exclusive to Canada, it seamlessly merges the heart-pounding exhilaration of kart racing with the awe-inspiring sensation of riding a roller coaster. Spanning across a vast four-acre course, this thrilling adventure takes you on a captivating journey through a four-story helical spiral, followed by a two-tiered coaster-style ramp that leads into another spiral.

Prepare for an unforgettable ride that guarantees endless enjoyment for the entire family (note: height restrictions may apply). Join us and embark on this ultimate escapade that will leave you with memories to treasure!

Kelsey’s Patio Clifton Hill

Getting hungry waiting for the fireworks to begin? You need to check out our newly renovated and expanded KELSEYS Original Roadhouse, located only minutes away from Queen Victoria Park at the top of Clifton Hill. We now feature Niagara’s largest patio bar with live entertainment all day and evening long.

KELSEYS features a menu with a great selection of appetizers and entrees perfect for sharing. They offer signature beverages to cool you down such as the Two-Handed Sangrias, and the “Beerita” which is a traditional frozen lime Margarita made with Tequila, and topped with an upside-down Corona. These are just a few Summer beverages to enjoy that are unique to KELSEYS. Live entertainment out on the covered patio will entertain you all day long!

Niagara City Cruises

It’s easily one of Niagara’s favourites! The Niagara City Cruises is a thrilling new way to experience Canada’s most spectacular wonder of the world. They will take you on the ride of your life! An intimate tour that gets you as close as possible to the breathtaking flow of water, power and mist that is the magnificent Niagara Falls. Within the Niagara Great Gorge, the catamarans will journey past the American Falls, Bridal Veil Falls and into the very heart of the famous Horseshoe Falls. Night cruises available!

Niagara City Cruises is located on the Niagara Parkway at the north end of Queen Victoria Park, close to the Rainbow Bridge and the Oakes Garden Theatre at the foot of the Clifton Hill tourist area.

Greg Frewin Presents: Evolution…A Night Of Magic and Illusion!

Prepare to be dazzled by “Evolution,” a mesmerizing show featuring rare magic, exotic birds, and cutting-edge illusions. This unforgettable spectacle will ignite your imagination and leave you amazed.

Starring Greg Frewin: At the heart of “Evolution” is Greg Frewin, a master magician renowned as the Grand Champion of Magic. With appearances on over 45 TV shows worldwide, Greg’s Las Vegas-style performance showcases his unmatched skill and dedication, making each show a must-see event.

Featuring Alexandra, Canada’s Lady of Magic: Joining Greg is Alexandra, Canada’s Lady of Magic. With a 16-year career and performances on “Canada’s Got Talent” and “Penn & Teller: Fool Us,” she brings a unique flair to the stage. Fun fact: Alexandra is the only Canadian female magician to have ever fooled Penn and Teller, adding a touch of history to her incredible acts.

The Greg Frewin Theatre features a true Las Vegas style show, and just a 5-minute walk from Clifton Hill, the “Evolution Magic Show” runs at 6:00 & 7:30 pm on Independence Day, July 4th. Click here for ticket information and pricing.

Parking for Independence Day 

You will find plenty of parking over the Independence Day weekend at the Clifton Hill lot in the map below. Over 700 vehicles can be accommodated and it’s only a 5 minute walk down Clifton Hill to the fireworks show, the Niagara Parks attractions, Zipline to the Falls, and the Niagara City Cruises.

It’s also just steps away from the Fallsview district for those of you who wish to do a little gambling at the Fallsview Casino Resort.

Clifton Hill Local Map of Niagara Falls' tourist area

Key Parking Features:

  • Wheelchair accessible parking
  • Security patrolled
  • 2 ways in, 3 way out of this lot
  • Central to viewing the Niagara Falls, Clifton Hill, and the Fallsview District.
  • Well illuminated Parking lot

Niagara Falls Border Crossing

We can help you prepare for crossing the border into Niagara Falls, Canada! A little preparation will go a long way, helping to simplify the process of entering from the United States.

American Spring Break in Niagara Falls

Entry Into Canada

Independence Day weekend is considered one of the busier cross-border times in the Niagara–Fort Erie corridor. The busiest day being Independence Day Thursday. Travelers taking advantage of the many cross-border activities on Independence Day, should consider some of the following border crossing tips to limit hassles between crossing the U.S.A. and Canada.

**Follow this link for additional border crossing info from the US into Canada:

Nearby Niagara Falls Hotel Options

Celebrate Independence Day with us in comfort and style! Nestled in the vibrant Clifton Hill area, our hotels offer the perfect spot for your holiday getaway. Enjoy easy access to fantastic sightseeing, shopping, dining, and entertainment options. Whether you’re planning a family vacation or a romantic escape, we’re here to make your stay unforgettable. Come join the festivities and create lasting memories this Independence Day!

Howard Johnson
Country Inn Clifton Hill
Country Inn & Suites
Sheraton Fallsview Hotel
Double Tree Inn Clifton Hill Pool Areas
Double Tree Resort & Spa
Courtyard Marriott
Old Stone Inn
Old Stone Inn

Independence Day Week Giveaway!

Three days in a row, we will be giving away 3 Carnival Chaos tickets starting July 4th and ending the 6th!

Contest Details Below:

  1. Follow our Facebook page, Instagram or TikTok Accounts @cliftonhillfun
  2. Comment 3 WORDS to describe Carnival Chaos
  3. Share on your Facebook feed, or post on IG and tag us @cliftonhillfun
  4. Tag two or more family and friends 😉

Epic Prize Package Includes:

  • Three (3) Carnival Chaos tickets to win per Day from July 4th – July 6th, 2024
    • 12 Carnival Chaos Tickets Total
  • Three Winners will be announced every morning via Facebook and IG stories and not by direct msg or DM.
  • You can win more than once thus keep sharing and commenting

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