If you are looking for a location that’s host to a great range of events which you can attend this year either on your own, with your partner, with friends or with family, you should look no further than Niagara Falls. Along with the majestic waterfalls themselves, the city of Niagara Falls, Canada, is home to a huge range of great events ranging from everything from music festivals to wine tasting experiences. We’ve put together some of the best events held around the Niagara Falls area to give you a good idea of what’s on offer.
National Wine Awards of Canada
Also known as the ‘Nationals’, the National Wine Awards are held during mid-June in Niagara, Ontario. The seventeen judges present at the event are all renowned wine experts, critics, journalists and educators, who are chosen to discover and award Canadians who are making the best wine in the country. The National Wine Awards is a large affair, with over 1,000 wines from across the country being sampled.
Niagara Falls International Marathon
Voted as one of the most scenic marathons in Niagara, those into sports will love to take part in the Niagara Falls International Marathon event. A successful event for the past eighteen years, the Niagara Falls International Marathon features as one of the most unique marathons in the world to run as not only is it a Boston Marathon qualifier, it also begins in one country whilst ending in another. Along with the main marathon, there are a range of separate events to take part in, such as a Schools Marathon Challenge and 5k and 10k races.
OPG Winter Festival of Lights
If you are planning to visit the Niagara Falls during the winter time, the Festival of Lights is definitely a must-see. With over a hundred spectacular illuminations, weekly fireworks displays and a fun, family-friendly program, the OPG Winter Festival of Lights provides the perfect destination for those on a winter break with their family. And, with Niagara Falls having been voted as one of Canada’s most festive cities, it’s definitely going to put you in the Christmas mood!
Niagara Falls Beer Festival
Each year in August, the Niagara Falls Beer Festival attracts ale lovers from all over the country and beyond. If you’re partial to tasting local and artisan ales and are always up for a beer, you might want to consider checking out what this awesome festival has so offer. Sample original ales from some of the most long-standing Breweries in Canada, such as the Niagara Brewing Company.
If you’re planning to visit Niagara Falls in the summer, planning your visit to coincide with the 1ST July means that you’ll be able to take part in the Canada Day celebrations. On this national holiday, you can expect plenty of special events planned for throughout the day, on street entertainment, a kids’ play zone, and more.
Niagara Falls Comic Con
Fans of science fiction and cosplay who are planning to visit Niagara Falls during the summer months should definitely check out the Niagara Falls Comic Con. Each year, the hugely popular event features a range of your favorite celebrities, thousands of popular comic book retailers, memorabilia from a whole range of different brands, and much more.
Those visiting Niagara Falls during the spring should definitely pay a visit to the Springlicious festival, which is usually held late in May. This uniquely grown festival aims to provide the best of everything that Niagara has to offer when it comes to entertainment, culinary tastes, ales, and wine.
Niagara Food and Wine Expo
The Niagara Food and Wine Expo is an event that is held yearly in the Niagara Falls area. An international, luxury tasting event, the National Food and Wine Expo features a range of great wines, beers and spirits from around the world, along with a selection of stunning regional wines. You will also be able to watch local chefs create their most interesting and tantalizing creations before sampling the wares.
Niagara Icewine Festival
Those visiting Niagara Falls during the winter months but after the Christmas festivities should consider paying a visit to the Niagara Icewine Festival. This event is a unique Canadian winter experience, and offers a range of delicious food, drinks and fabulous live entertainment with both indoors and outdoors events.
If you’re planning a trip to Niagara Falls, there’s always something available to do no matter the time of year. From food to sporting and festivity, there’s no end to the great events to attend in Niagara Falls.