Niagara Falls in July is one of the best times of year to visit. The weather is beautiful and the warmest it is all year, so if you love being outside, now’s the time to make a trip. And because summer is peak visitor season, there are tons of Niagara Falls events going on for the whole family to check out.
Use this guide for Niagara Falls attractions and fun things to do in Niagara Falls in July so you make the most of your trip. And if you need to book a room, check out Falls Avenue Resort accommodations to be close to the waterfalls.
July 4: Independence Day at Clifton Hill
Even when you’re in Canada, you can still celebrate with fun things to do in Niagara Falls for the United States Independence Day. At Clifton Hill, there are Niagara Falls attractions, games, dining and entertainment galore. There’s a Niagara Falls fireworks show at 10 p.m., too.
Every Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. in Queenston Heights Park, enjoy free family-friendly concerts. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own lawn chairs. Here’s the July line-up:
- July 7: Merrick & Steelman, classic country music
- July 14: Fort Erie Legion Band, big band, rock, classical, Broadway, marches
- July 21: The Music of Now and Then, ’50s and ’60s rock, country
- July 28: Niagara Falls Concert Band, big band, rock, classical, Broadway, marches
Friday’s in July: Movie Nights in the Vineyard
Every Friday night in July, head to Trius Winery & Restaurant for free movies in the vineyard. The gates open at 8 p.m., and guests can sip on vino while they’re watching and enjoy theatre-style snacks. The July movies are:
- July 5: You’ve Got Mail
- July 12: The Notebook
- July 19: Jurassic Park
- July 26: A Star Is Born
Comfy seats are provided by the winery. Tickets cost $25 per person plus tax, attendees must be 19 years old and older, and each ticket includes a glass of wine, souvenir glass and bag of popcorn. There are also dinner-and-a-movie options.
All July: Annual Summer Show
See gorgeous plants and florals at the Annual Summer Show at the Floral Showhouse. Open daily from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., this year’s botanical display’s summer theme is Seaside Succulents. You’ll find a wooden boardwalk and pier surrounded by in-season grasses and succulents. There will also be yellow and pink annuals and some flamingo topiaries to liven up the space. Admission is $7 for adults and $4 for children 6 to 12 years old.
Tuesday’s in July: Fort Erie Race Track Free Summer Concert Series
Every Tuesday night, the Fort Erie Race Track hosts free concerts after racing, which begins at 4:20 p.m. Concerts are rain or shine and will go indoors during inclement weather. Each one starts around 7:30 p.m., and all ages are welcome. The July line-up is:
- July 2: The Figure Four
- July 9: LMT Connection
- July 16: Split Second
- July 23: Jonesy
- July 30: Helix
Head to the outdoor Tiki Bar to watch the shows. Get more info here.
July 11 and 25: Community Art Project
Work with Sam Thomas, local Indigenous beadwork artist, on a large-scale beaded project that will be debuted at Niagara Falls Night of Art in September. The art project is based on issues of environment, water, land and treaties with Indigenous nations. You can have a hand in creating a meaningful artwork with Thomas, who is a member of the Iroquois Nation’s Lower Cayuga Band.
July 7 and 21: White Water Walk Guided Meditation
The White Water Walk is a top Niagara Falls destination. It’s a quarter-mile boardwalk where visitors can get close to the Great Gorge Rapids from the Canadian side of the Niagara River.
On July 7 and 21 at 8 a.m., visit the White Water Walk in a unique way, as Namaste Niagara hosts a 45-minute guided meditation. After meditating, you can head to the Whirlpool Restaurant for breakfast. Tickets are $60 and include meditation and breakfast.
Don’t Miss Out on July Niagara Falls Events: Book Your Stay
There are so many more fun things to do in Niagara Falls in July, including a Muddy Paws Wine Festival, Brew at the Zoo and a re-enactment of the Battle of Fort George. Book your Niagara Falls adventure now.
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