Niagara Falls Civic Holiday Long Weekend Activities

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Civic Holiday makes a perfect long weekend getaway to Niagara Falls

Another Civic Holiday long weekend is just around the corner (Monday, August 7th, 2017). Are you ready for some well deserved extra time off?  Well here in Niagara Falls, we are gearing up along Clifton Hill to accommodate you and your family for a weekend filled with adventures on “The Street of Fun by the Falls.”

Did you know?

The date of the Civic Holiday is historically linked to the abolition of slavery in the British Empire in 1834 but was chosen primarily for its timing: between Canada Day and Labor Day there were no recognizable holidays; one of the longest stretches on the Canadian calendar without a holiday.

What to do this Civic Holiday in Niagara Falls

If you are coming to Niagara Falls to let loose you will not be disappointed, and if you are staying at any of the Niagara Falls hotels in the Clifton Hill district, you are off to a good start.

Civic Holiday Fireworks in Niagara Falls!

Civic Holiday Niagara Falls

It wouldn’t be an amazing Civic Holiday in Niagara Falls without Fireworks. Enjoy the best fireworks show in Niagara Falls on your long weekend. There will be fireworks on the Holiday Monday and daily until Friday, August 11th at 10 pm. The bottom of Clifton Hill is one of the best spots to capture the fireworks at Queen Victoria Park.

Civic Holiday Niagara Falls

Another fantastic way to view the fireworks and the beauty of the Niagara Falls is from the 175 foot Niagara SkyWheel. Each gondola can hold up to eight people with panoramic views of the Niagara skyline. Enjoy the comfort of climate-controlled enclosed gondolas. Wheelchair accessible gondolas are also available.

Don’t forget about the FREE Coca-Cola concerts occurring before the fireworks shows at 8:00 pm down at the Queen Victoria Park Illumination stage. On Monday, August 7th,  “The House of David Gang” will play songs that pay homage to the classic 70’s & 80’s Jamaican sound mixed with a modern rootsy Canadian feel.

Grab ahold of the Clifton Hill Fun Pass online, and experience the Niagara SkyWheel (two times when buying online!), as well as 5 other popular Clifton Hill attractions, which include our all-new Zombie Attack, Movieland Wax Museum, Dinosaur Adventure Golf or Wizards Golf, Ghost Blasters Dark Ride, and Wild West Coaster.

Zombie Attack” challenges you against brain-hungry zombies in this multi-sensory adventure, featuring real-time 6D graphics. Challenge your friends in the scoring battle to prove who is champion of mankind! It is located on Clifton Hill next to KELSEYS Original Roadhouse in the SkyWheel Courtyard plaza.

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Free Entertainment on KELSEYS Clifton Hill Patio Bar 

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Experience great food, fun, and live entertainment at KELSEYS Original Roadhouse. The all-new patio has been expanded to accommodate more of you, and you can experience the comfort of your own home in one of the outdoor tables with booth seating.

Our talented roster of musicians perform everyday throughout the Summer from 11:00 am to 2:00 am. Grab a seat and experience all of Clifton Hill’s exciting action at one of Niagara’s favourite Summer hot spots!

Port Colborne Canal Days – August 4th – August 7th, 2017

The Canal Days Marine Heritage Festival offers activities and attractions that will enliven the senses. The Tall Ships gather in Port Colborne each Civic holiday weekend, for a four-day celebration of history and heritage. Explore the decks, try your hand at the wheel, or feel the spray as you cruise a Tall Ship on Lake Erie.

The Canal Days Festival encompasses the entire community, with activities at a dozen different Canal Days, Port Colborne Historical & Marine venues: HH Knoll Lakeview Park hosts Ontario’s largest outdoor classic car and kite show. The Seaway Park children’s area has games, entertainment and kid’s activities throughout the weekend.

At the Port Colborne Marine Museum, the history of the Canal is on display, and heritage artisans can be seen working their trade. At the Roselawn Centre, Saturday & Sunday offers two days of live entertainment. Festival guests can ride the free Canal Days shuttle to the Vale Centre where the indoor Craft Show is held. Festival food and shopping kiosks fill historic West Street, and the Market Square concert venue features top-notch entertainment nightly.

Don Felder at Fallsview Casino Resort

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August 3rd – 8:30 PM
August 4, 5 – 9:00 PM

Tickets start at $25

Formerly of the Eagles and co-writer of the legendary hit, “Hotel California”, Don Felder takes the stage to perform such hits as: “Hotel California”, “Tequila Sunrise”, “Peaceful Easy Feeling” and “Witchy Woman”.

Buy your tickets at Fallsview Casino Resort’s Box Office (open Noon on show days), at all Ticketmaster locations, by calling Ticketmaster at 1-877-833-3110 or online at

Hornblower Niagara Cruises

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The Hornblower Niagara Cruises let’s you experience Canada’s most spectacular wonder of the world by taking you on an unforgettable journey. 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.

Hornblower Niagara 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.

Make it a family trip this Civic Holiday long-weekend!

There are so many great attractions to enjoy with the family on Clifton Hill, Niagara Falls. With so much to do, you may want to look into a package deal. We let you build the package that YOU want:


Online only, you can purchase 180 Great Canadian tokens for $50 ($44.25+tax). Click the image below for details on our “Family Token Offer“:

Niagara Falls Parking

You will find plenty of parking over the Civic Holiday weekend at this lot pictured in the map below. It’s only a 5 minute walk down Clifton Hill to the fireworks show, in the middle of it all! It’s a short walk from the Fallsview Casino and their adjoining restaurants. There’s even a jolly cut that allows you to bypass crowds and get from the parking lot to the Queen Victoria Park and Falls in a matter of seconds! Queen Victoria Parks is where you need to be to watch the fireworks shows, access the Hornblower Niagara Cruises, and the brand new MistRider Zipline to the Falls attraction!

Click the image below for directions and more information:

Hopefully you have enough information to plan your Civic Holiday in Niagara Falls.  We look forward to seeing you!

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  1. Hey you have got a very nice and informative blog on Niagara Falls. Hotels, events, activities, restaurants… you have got it all

  2. beautiful place , romantic place . i met someone there but lost his contact, but next year i’ll definately go there. i just love that place