It’s Canada Day on July 1 and to celebrate this historic day, the city of Niagara Falls has a number of events lined up. Citizens and visitors can enjoy the wonderful occasion and participate in the various activities that will take place throughout the day.
Niagara Falls Canada Day Events
Start the day on a healthy and positive note by taking part in the 4th Annual 5K Run or Walk for St. John Ambulance at Oakes Park. Entry forms can be picked from St. John Ambulance or by logging on to Events Online for the same. The registration for this event begins at 8 a.m. with the actual event kicking off at 9 a.m.
Canada Day Party in Downtown Niagara
Canada Day also includes celebration ceremonies that are held across the country. In Niagara Falls, the ceremony will be held at the Seneca Queen Theatre from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. It is a great way to welcome new citizens of the country and will shed light on the rights and responsibilities of all citizens.
What’s a celebration without music? Head to the Niagara Falls Public Library at Victoria Avenue to enjoy a performance by the Niagara Falls Concert Band between 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. The band consists of musicians of all ages from all over Niagara who come from diverse backgrounds. Their musical performances include:
- big band
- show tunes
- Disney & pop tunes.
At 11 a.m. catch the Canada Day parade that begins at Armoury Street on Victoria Avenue and then moves north to Valley Way, after which it heads east onto Queen Street ending at Queen and St Clair Avenue. After the parade, make your way to the Niagara Falls City Hall on Queen Street for the opening ceremonies that begin with the national anthem at 12.30 p.m. The Good Canadian Citizen Awards will be presented and there’s free yummy cake from Portage Bakery that will be given out till supplies last. There’s also live entertainment by Chicago Transit, Rookie and The Kings until 4:00 pm.
Canada Day Makes it way to Niagara's Tourist District
Families with children can have a fun time between 12 p.m. and 4 p.m. at the Scotiabank Children’s Zone & Scotiabank Children’s Stage (Rosberg Family Park). Most of these activities are free and will entertain children of all ages. There’s children's inflatables, electronic animal rides, family mini-putt, face painting, Legoland play area, Mad Science fun station and plenty more. The children’s stage includes Baby Boogie Family Dance Party, Princesses Elsa, Anna & Rapunzel and several other wonderful events.
Take a look at the work of local artists at Queen Street, and St. Clair Avenue to Ontario Street for the Niagara Arts Showcase. In addition to this, car lovers can head to the Car Show sponsored by Brock Ford Sales and hosted by Cruising on the Q between 1:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. The cars will be lined up on Queen Street along Victoria and Crysler Avenue.
Music, dance and sports performances, skateboarding demos, and more await you in Niagara Falls this Canada Day. Enjoy!
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