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Upcoming Entertainment Experiences in Niagara Falls

June 6, 2017 9:47 am

Summer is an exciting season in Niagara Falls, with a number of unique destinations, attractions, and events offering visitors one-of-a-kind experiences and unforgettable memories. The city features a number of world-class entertainment destinations and this summer, you can look forward to experiencing any one of the following events and shows.

Matthew Good

Matthew Good, lead singer of the popular Canadian alt-rock band, Matthew Good Band, will be performing a free concert at Niagara’s Scotiabank Convention Centre on August 26th as part of the city’s Canada 150th celebration. Doors open at 7pm, so make sure to arrive early in order to guarantee yourself a spot inside. The Scotiabank Convention Centre will also be hosting special Canada 150th festivities during the day on August 26th, offering visitors plenty of free family-fun activities including a mini Comic Con, children’s play area, art show, food trucks, and more.

Coca Cola Concert Series

Niagara’s annual Coca Cola Concert Series kicks off in Queen Victoria Park on July 1st and will run Monday through Friday right up until August 31st. The concert series features local bands performing in a picturesque setting across the street from Niagara Falls and will be followed by remarkable fireworks over the Falls at 10pm.

Oh Canada Eh! Show

This unique musical dinner show offers a completely Canadian theatre experience that pays tribute to quintessential Canadian things like hockey, Anne of Green Gables, lumberjacks, Mounties, and a number of famous recording artists from the Great White North. And with a five-course family-style meal featuring items like Alberta BBQ Ribs and Fried Atlantic Haddock, it’s a place that’s sure to make for a fantastic night out with friends and family.

Live Music at Niagara Brewing Company and Hard Rock Patio

You can stop by Niagara Brewing Company on Clifton Hill everyday in summer to experience live music from local musicians on the brewery’s beautiful outdoor patio while enjoying a cold pint of beer from the signature or seasonal taps. You can also catch some live music in a relaxing outdoor setting at the Hard Rock Patio on Falls Avenue Resort, which offers delicious food and drinks in a unique rock & roll setting just steps from Niagara Falls.

Dancing Queen at Fallsview Casino Resort

Get your tickets now for the Dancing Queen Show at Fallsview Casino Resort running from June 8th-18th and get ready to experience an amazing 70’s disco show featuring breathtaking dancing to the music of ABBA, Village People, The Bee Gees, and more.

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Celebrating Canada’s 150th in Niagara Falls

May 31, 2017 3:40 pm

This July 1st Canada is celebrating 150 years of confederation and Niagara Falls, one of the country’s most visited and beloved destinations, is the perfect place to celebrate this special day. Here are some of the many amazing events you can look forward to attending this Canada Day and all throughout the summer in celebration of this national milestone:

  • The city’s annual Canada Day Parade will be taking place on July 1st along Victoria Avenue to Queen Street, starting at 11am.
  • Matthew Good, lead singer and songwriter for the popular Matthew Good Band, will be performing at Niagara’s Scotiabank Convention Centre on August 26th as part of the city’s Canada 150th celebrations.
  • Free birthday cake will be given out at City Hall to celebrate Canada’s birthday on July 1st, beginning at noon while quantities last.
  • Live music and entertainment will be happening all throughout the day and night on July 1st on the main stage at City Hall.
  • A free raffle, caricatures, henna tattoos, and food vendors will be at the city’s Canada Day celebration in downtown Niagara Falls.
  • Scotiabank Children’s Zone at Queen Street and Erie Avenue will feature sandcastle building demonstrations, free electronic animal rides, free inflatables, a rock climbing wall, reptile kingdom, family mini putt, and more.
  • Fireworks and live entertainment in Queen Victoria Park will be happening on the night of July 1st, following the city’s full day of festivities.

There is no shortage of fun to be had in Niagara Falls this Canada Day, so start planning your getaway to the city this July 1st to experience Canada’s sesquicentennial at one of the country’s most unique and exciting celebrations.

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Celebrating Mother’s Day in Niagara Falls

April 20, 2017 11:51 am

Niagara Falls is a great place to celebrate Mother’s Day on May 14th with many exciting events happening throughout the city and countless beautiful sights to see and explore. A weekend visit to Niagara Falls is guaranteed to provide a truly special experience for the mothers and grandmothers in your life.

Niagara Falls

The Floral Showhouse is the perfect setting for a beautiful spring morning in Niagara Falls. Visitors can stop by the showhouse, located just a short walk away from the thundering waterfalls, to see flower displays, tropical birds, rose and fragrance gardens, ponds, and the spring Hydrangea Show which will be running on Mother’s Day weekend. And you can top off the morning with a leisurely stroll through the nearby Queen Victoria Park where you’ll experience spectacular views of the Horseshoe and American Falls and over 500,000 daffodils in bloom.

 

In the afternoon, stop by the historic McFarland House in Niagara-on-the-Lake for their annual Mother’s Day afternoon tea in the charming Conservatory Tea Room. The afternoon will feature freshly baked goods and traditional tea, making for a relaxing afternoon with mom in a picturesque setting.

Rainbow Room

And end off this special day with an unforgettable Fallsview dinner at Windows by Jamie Kennedy Fresh Grill & Wine Bar, The Rainbow Room by Massimo Capra, or Fallsview Buffet Restaurant where you’ll find innovative and seasonal cuisine in spectacular dining rooms overlooking the magnificent Niagara Falls.

 

Make this Mother’s Day a magical one and start planning your getaway to Niagara Falls today!

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2021 Canada Summer Games Coming to Niagara

April 3, 2017 9:28 am

It’s official – the Niagara Region has been named the host of the 2021 Canada Summer Games. The Canada Games are the country’s largest multi-sport competition for amateur athletes, held every two years and alternating between summer and winter events. The Summer Games include sports like basketball, soccer, swimming, tennis, rowing, track and field, diving, cycling, and more, and with all of these sporting events happening throughout Niagara, it is bound to be an exciting and special time to visit the city.

Niagara will be bustling with excitement as young athletes from all across the country will be travelling to the region to represent their province or territory in various sports. Since the inaugural Games in 1967 in Quebec City, over 75,000 amateur athletes have participated in the Games with many having gone on to represent Canada in the Olympics. Spectators will have the chance to watch highly-skilled athletes compete at a national level, and by attending the events and ceremonies surrounding the Games, will also be connected with incredible experiences they won’t soon forget.

Stay up to date on Canada Games news and 2021 Canada Summer Games updates by following @CanadaGames and @Niagara2021 on Twitter, and become a part of the conversation by using #CanadaGames, #ExploreNiagara, #WeAreIn and #NiagaraAreYouIn on social media.

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Upcoming Events at Niagara’s Scotiabank Convention Centre

March 21, 2017 8:17 am

If you’re planning a Niagara Falls getaway this spring or summer, make sure to get tickets to any one of these incredible Niagara Falls events, which are all being held at the city’s Scotiabank Convention Centre:

Cuvee 2017 Grand Tasting

On March 24th, 2017 the Scotiabank Convention Centre will be hosting the Cuvee 2017 Grand Tasting where guests will have the chance to taste wines selected by winemakers, which will be revealed at the tasting. Guests will be able to pair these specially-selected wines with delicious cuisine prepared by local chefs at live cooking stations. And the celebration will continue well into the night at the Apres Cuvee Party starting at 9:30pm, which will feature dancing, sparkling wine, Icewine, and local craft beer.

Home & Garden Show

This year’s Home & Garden Show will be held at the Scotiabank Convention Centre from March 31st to April 2nd and will feature a number of great vendors, a home improvement zone, pool and spa showcase, landscape garden and outdoor living showcase, art gift & gourmet section, expert gardening seminars, and more. There will also be a Birds of Prey show and a kids zone with activities like glitter tattoos, face painting, and an obstacle course, making it a great weekend destination for the whole family.

Niagara Food and Wine Expo

The Niagara Food and Wine Expo will be held from April 21st to 23rd at the Scotiabank Convention Centre, offering guests the opportunity to sample some of the finest international wine, beers, and spirits along with fresh local cuisine prepared by some of the region’s best chefs. Each guest will receive a free wine sampling glass upon admission and will also receive a totally unique and amazing food and wine experience.

Niagara Falls Comic Con

On June 2nd to 4th, Niagara Falls Comic Con will once again be coming to the Scotiabank Convention Centre, with special celebrity guests like Peter Mayhew, Robert Englund, and Barbara Eden as well as a wide range of exciting exhibitors and attractions like a zombie photo-op experience, Optimus Prime truck, real life Peter Griffin, and much more.

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Buffet Bliss: The Most Amazing All You Can Eat Spots in Niagara Falls

March 6, 2017 9:58 am

Niagara Falls features a wide range of amazing cafes, restaurants, and eateries that connect visitors with the best food and wine from throughout the region in truly spectacular settings. And to experience a taste of it all without having to choose just one dish, make sure to check out any one of these spectacular all-you-can-eat buffet restaurants:

Grand Buffet at Fallsview Casino Resort

The Grand Buffet is a great all-you-can-eat dining destination located on the gaming floor of the Fallsview Casino. Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, the buffet offers an impressive selection of authentic Canadian, Italian, Asian, and Middle Eastern cuisine along with fresh seafood, sushi, hand-made stone oven pizzas, and a wide range of desserts.

Market Buffet at Casino Niagara

You’ll find an abundance of culinary choices at Casino Niagara’s Market Buffet, ranging from fresh salads to pasta and meat dishes and decadent desserts like the incredibly popular Sticky Toffee Pudding. Open daily for lunch and dinner, this casual buffet is a great place to stop for a diverse and delicious meal, especially after spending some time in the casino.

Copacabana Brazilian Steakhouse

Located on Fallsview Boulevard in the heart of the city’s tourist district, Copacabana Brazilian Steakhouse offers a lively Rodizio style dining experience featuring savory grilled and seasoned meats and a harvest table offering fresh and grilled vegetables, fruit, breads, cheeses, soups, salads, pastas, and more. And while you eat, you’ll be entertained by live dancers in beautiful costumes and a Capoeira Brazilian martial arts show.

Fallsview Buffet Restaurant

The Fallsview Buffet Restaurant features live-action cooking stations and a dining room with incredible views of both the American and Horseshoe Falls from floor-to-ceiling windows. It’s a great place for a family get-together, business meeting, special celebration, or just a relaxing breakfast, lunch, or dinner. And between 5-6pm, when you purchase one adult buffet dinner ticket, you’ll receive a kids eat free dinner voucher for children 12 years of age and younger.

Greg Frewin Magic Theatre Buffet

For a one-of-a-kind dinner and show experience, check out the Greg Frewin Magic Theatre’s pre-show dinner buffet. Available before most evening shows, the buffet offers a fresh salad station, baked breads, a hot station featuring dishes like baked whitefish, grilled chicken thighs, braised prime rib, baked penne arabiatta, and a range of sweet desserts, which can all be paired with amazing wine selections from Reif Estate Winery in Niagara-on-the-Lake. 

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Family Day Fun in Niagara Falls

February 13, 2017 3:45 pm

Family Day is on February 20th and there’s no better way to spend the holiday than on a family trip to Niagara Falls. So we’ve compiled a list of some of the best activities to do while on a weekend getaway to the city:

Hershey’s Chocolate World Niagara Falls

Step through a 4-storey high Hershey’s Milk Chocolate Bar into a one-of-a-kind retail experience at the Hershey’s Chocolate World Niagara Falls store. You can commemorate this Family Day with the Hershey’s Wrap Happiness experience which lets you personalize a chocolate bar with your very own photo. Afterwards, don’t forget to try the Bake Shoppe’s delicious freshly baked treats and shop around for your great Hershey’s candies and merchandise.

Niagara Brewing Company

Unwind with some great beer, food, and live entertainment at Niagara Brewing Company, Niagara’s newest craft brewery located right on Clifton Hill. The brewery’s rotating taps feature innovative and delicious beers like a limited-edition Icewine Beer, a pumpkin pie spiced ale, and the Flapjack Maple Wheat beer. Happy hour is everyday from 3-4pm and 7-8pm so don’t miss out.

Fallsview Indoor Waterpark

If you’re looking for an attraction that parents and kids can enjoy together, make sure to check out the 3-acre Fallsview Indoor Waterpark. There’s something for everyone with 16 thrilling waterslides, a 1,000-gallon tipping bucket, full-sized wave pool, year-round outdoor activity pool, and adult-only Jacuzzis. Right now, you can even book a hotel & waterpark getaway at a discounted price as part of the waterpark’s amazing and limited-time Family Week Sale.

Journey Behind the Falls

Experience the thundering Horseshoe Falls from below and behind at Journey Behind the Falls. This exciting attractions allows you to walk through tunnels that are located behind the rushing waters and takes you to an upper observation deck where you can marvel at the power and beauty of this incredible force of nature.

Butterfly Conservatory

The Niagara Parks Butterfly Conservatory is a beautiful attraction that allows guests to walk along the winding paths of a tropical greenhouse where over 2,000 colourful butterflies freely float and fly. It’s a place that’s sure to please both young and old and gives guests the perfect opportunity to connect without nature away from the winter’s cold.

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Best Ways to Have a Romantic Valentine’s Day in Niagara Falls

January 31, 2017 3:32 pm

Niagara Falls is a romantic and beautiful destination that boasts the title of “Honeymoon Capital of the World”, making it the perfect place to spend Valentine’s Day with that special someone. So, here are a few of the best ways to make the most of a romantic visit to Niagara Falls this Valentine’s Day:

Have a Romantic Fallsview Dinner

For a spectacular Fallsview dining experience, make a reservation at the 4-Diamond Windows by Jamie Kennedy Fresh Grill & Wine Bar, which offers fresh and seasonal farm-to-table dishes, the Rainbow Room by Massimo Capra restaurant, which offers modern and innovative Italian cuisine, or the Fallsview Buffet Restaurant which is a wonderful buffet experience with live-action cooking stations. Each restaurant features fantastic views of Niagara Falls from floor-to-ceiling windows and will offer a romantic and intimate setting in which to enjoy a special Valentine’s Day dinner.

Visit a Winery for Tour and Tasting

Spend a day in the charming town of Niagara-on-the-Lake, just a short drive from Niagara Falls, and visit one of the area’s many award-winning wineries for a tour and tasting. There are a wide variety of great wineries to choose from such as Peller Estates, Inniskillin, and Trius and the picturesque vineyards are the perfect backdrop for a day of romance.

Relax and Rejuvenate at the Spa

Relax and rejuvenate with your partner at the Christienne Fallsview Spa inside the Sheraton on the Falls hotel, which offers a number of amazing couples experiences packages. These packages feature services and treatments such as side-by-side massages, signature facials, essential pedicures, and time in the Infinity Hydrotherapy Tub which overlooks the Falls.

Experience the City’s Nightlife

After your romantic Fallsview dinner, hit the town and experience the very best of Niagara’s nightlife. Stop by Casino Niagara of Fallsview Casino Resort to play your favourite slots and table games, or take a stroll along Clifton Hill, which is known as Niagara’s “Street of Fun”.

Stay in a Fallsview Room

Experience the very best in Fallsview accommodation by booking a room at the Sheraton on the Falls or Crowne Plaza Niagara Falls-Fallsview hotels. You can take in the breathtaking beauty of Niagara Falls from your room’s floor-to-ceiling windows, and with certain Deluxe Fallsview Rooms you can also enjoy amenities like a relaxing whirlpool bathtub.

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The Best Shopping in Niagara Falls

January 24, 2017 8:16 am

If you’re in need of some retail therapy, Niagara Falls is the place to be. This world-class destination offers amazing shopping centres, specialty boutiques, and gifts shops where you’re sure to find everything you want and more. Here is a list of some of the top places to shop in and around Niagara Falls:

Outlet Collection at Niagara

Niagara’s newest shopping centre, Outlet Collection at Niagara offers more than 100 brand name outlet stores like Bass Pro Shop, Adidas, J.Crew, and Kate Spade, all in a wonderful open-air mall setting. The mall also offers a great food court, free wifi, and is dog-friendly, making your shopping experience both fun and convenient.

Always Refreshing Soda Shop

This one-of-a-kind shop is located right on Falls Avenue and is inspired by classic 1950s-style diners. The Always Refreshing Soda Shop offers delicious floats, milkshakes, soda, and ice cream to sit and enjoy, as well as amazing Coca Cola collectors merchandise and souvenirs to shop around for afterwards.

Fallsview Casino Resort Shopping Galleria

Niagara’s Fallsview Casino Resort is an impressive complex that features a casino floor, concert theatre, nightclub, restaurants, hotel rooms, and a shopping galleria with dozens of boutiques. Here you’ll find shops filled with the latest fashions, accessories, gifts, specialty foods, toys, and much more.

Canada One Brand Name Outlets

Located on Lundy’s Lane in Niagara Falls, Canada One Brand Name Outlets offers a number of outlet stores for popular brands like Nike, Roots, Coach, Adidas. It’s conveniently located just a short drive away from the city’s bustling tourist district and is always offering great deals on clothing, accessories, and more.

Hershey’s Chocolate World Niagara Falls

The Hershey’s Chocolate World Niagara Falls store is one of the sweetest retail experiences in the city. You can enter the store through a 4-storey high Hershey’s Milk Chocolate bar and find amazing experiences inside like Hershey’s Wrap Happiness where you can personalize your Hershey’s bar wrapper. You’ll also find freshly-made baked goods, all of your favourite Hershey’s candies and treats, and unique merchandise from Hershey’s brands like Reese’s, Jolly Ranchers, and Twizzlers.

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New Year’s Eve in Niagara Falls

November 30, 2016 9:22 am

serena-ryderIt’s almost time once again to say goodbye to another year and celebrate the start of a new one. And there’s no better way to ring in 2017 than at the annual Niagara Falls New Year’s Eve celebration in Queen Victoria Park.

Join in on one of Canada’s longest-running New Year’s Eve celebrations and take in a live show featuring musical performances from Sam Roberts Band, Serena Ryder, and High Valley. This year’s celebration features an all-Canadian lineup with local band James Blonde kicking things off at 8pm. The show is free for everyone and will offer a variety of food and beverage options in the park and access to a licensed outdoor area.

The whole celebration takes place just steps away from the thundering Niagara Falls and the fireworks show at midnight is a truly remarkable sight you won’t ever forget.

Make this New Year’s Eve into a romantic getaway or one-of-a-kind family celebration and book a room in the centre of the action at the Sheraton on the Falls, Crowne Plaza Niagara Falls-Fallsview, Skyline Hotel & Waterpark, or Clifton Victoria Inn. Ring in 2017 in style at the annual celebration in Queen Victoria Park and make 2017 your most spectacular New Year’s Eve yet.

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