5 Must-Do Activities on a Niagara Falls Summer Getaway

May 22, 2018 3:54 pm
Hornblower boat heading towards Canadian Horseshoe Falls.

Canadian Horseshoe Falls.

Discover the best of the city when on a Niagara Falls summer getaway with these unique and exciting destinations and events:

Summer Falls Fireworks Series

May 18th – October 8th, Niagara Falls

The Falls Fireworks Series is celebrating its 25th anniversary with an expanded summer fireworks schedule that includes 111 spectacular shows happening all season long! Shows will be taking place:

  • May 18th – June 17th – Weekends (Friday, Saturday, Sunday) and holiday Mondays
  • June 18th – September 3rd – Daily
  • September 7th – October 8th – Weekends (Friday, Saturday, Sunday) and holiday Mondays

Each fireworks show will take place at 10pm and can be best viewed from the Niagara Parkway, Table Rock Welcome Centre, or Fallsview room at one of Niagara’s great hotels.


June 1st – 3rd, Queen Street, Niagara Falls

Niagara’s annual Springlicious street festival is coming back to Queen Street in downtown Niagara Falls from June 1st – 3rd. This year’s festivities will include a Magical Midway Carnival, a number of food vendors, live entertainment from local Niagara musicians, and an artisan market of specialty goods. Springlicious will also feature beer and wine from throughout the Niagara region and a number of family-friendly activities that people of all ages will love.

Trius Movie Night in the Vineyard

June 1st – 29th, 2018, Trius Winery & Restaurant, Niagara-on-the-Lake

Trius Winery in Niagara-on-the-Lake is hosting its very own version of a night at the drive-in with their Movie Night in the Vineyard event happening every Friday in June. Relax in Trius’ picturesque vineyard and enjoy a glass of wine, popcorn, and a classic movie. The lineup includes:

  • Dirty Dancing – June 1st
  • Grease – June 8th
  • Risky Business – June 15th
  • Pretty Woman – June 22nd
  • Forrest Gump – June 29th

Tickets for this event are $25 per person and include movie pass, one glass of wine in a souvenir glass, and one bag of popcorn.

Fallsview Dining

Massimo's Italian Fallsview Restaurant inside the Sheraton Fallsview hotel.

Massimo’s Italian Fallsview Restaurant.

Sheraton Fallsview & Crowne Plaza Niagara Falls – Fallsview, Niagara Falls

Two brand new Fallsview restaurants have just opened on Falls Avenue Resort and are definitely worth a visit this summer. Prime Steakhouse inside the Crowne Plaza Niagara Falls – Fallsview hotel and Massimo’s Italian Fallsview Restaurant inside the Sheraton Fallsview both offer incredible cuisine and breathtaking views of Niagara Falls.

Prime Steakhouse offers a menu of succulent steaks, fresh seafood, and other classic favourites while Massimo’s features authentic Italian cuisine in innovative and seasonal dishes. Both restaurants also offer extensive wine lists, hand-crafted cocktails, and some of the most spectacular dining that Niagara Falls has to offer.

Hornblower Niagara Cruises

Niagara Parkway, Niagara Falls

Take a journey past the beautiful American Horseshoe Falls and into the basin of the Canadian Horseshoe Falls on a Hornblower Niagara Cruises boat ride. This iconic Niagara Falls attraction offers a number of different voyages including:

  • Voyage to the Falls Boat Tour
  • Voyage to the Falls Evening Boat Tour
  • Falls Illumination Cruise
  • Falls Fireworks Cruise

It’s a wonderful activity for people of all ages to enjoy and will bring you as close as possible to the mighty Niagara Falls!