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Falls Fireworks & Illumination Schedule


Enjoy the FREE fabulous fireworks high above the Niagara Falls from Queen Victoria Park just minutes away from the Howard Johnson Hotel by the Falls. In addition to the regular fireworks displays, there are also special occasion and special event displays throughout the year.
See below for details and schedules.

Tentatively Fireworks are scheduled for every


Monday to Friday evenings at 10 PM from the beginning of June 12th until September 1st.


Friday, Sunday & Monday

In addition to the above-scheduled dates, Niagara Parks wants to light up your long weekends in Niagara Falls, Canada and have added these dates to help you celebrate:

Victoria Day - May 22
Memorial Day - May 29
Canada Day - July 1
Independence Day - July 4
Civic Holiday - August 7
Labour Day - Sept 1
Note: All dates and times are subject to change and dependent upon weather and wind conditions.


Saturday, November 18th (WFOL Opening Ceremonies)
Fridays: November 24, December 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, January 5, 12, 19 & 26
Cascades of Fire - International Fireworks Competition: November 9-11 & 16-18
Nightly: Dec. 23 to Dec. 29
New Year's Eve: Saturday, December 31st at Midnight

All performances take place at 9 PM unless otherwise noted. Fireworks schedule is subject to change. As always, fireworks performances are weather permitting and may be cancelled due to poor weather conditions.

Niagara Falls Illumination Schedule

Every evening beginning at dusk, the Niagara Falls is illuminated in the colours of the rainbow. Don't miss the unmatched beauty of Niagara Falls at night!

Dates On Off
January 1 to January 31 5:00 pm Midnight
February 1 to February 28 6:30 pm Midnight
March 1 – March 11 7:00 pm Midnight
March 12 to March 31 8:30 pm Midnight
April 1 to April 30    8:00 pm 1:00 am     
May 1 to May 14 8:15 pm 2:00 am
May 15 to May 31 8:30 pm 2:00 am
June 1 to July 22 8:45 pm 2:00 am
July 23 to July 31 8:30 pm 2:00 am
August 1 - August 15 8:15 pm 2:00 am
August 16 to August 31 7:45 pm 2:00 am
September to September 19 7:15 pm 2:00 am
September 20 to September 30 6:45 pm 2:00 am
October 1 to October 15 6:30 pm 1:00 am
October 16 - November 4 6:00 pm 1:00 am
November 5 to December 30    4:30 pm Midnight
December 31 ( New Year's Eve )    4:30 pm 2:00 am
Note: Times are approximate and subject to change according to light conditions.  Weather Permitting.

Special Niagara Falls Illumination Schedule Request

The Niagara Falls are often lit in special colours in support of many charities. Download our illumination request form to apply for special lighting for your event.

Note: Special Colour Illuminations are for a fifteen (15) minute duration, with no back to back time slots. When making a request, please ensure a minimum 15-minute gap is left between time slots. A maximum of three (3) time slots x one (1) evening can be accepted. Both Falls are illuminated. Illumination times are approximate and subject to change according to light conditions.

Fireworks in Niagara Falls

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