Canada Day Long Weekend Fireworks, Illuminations and Concert Series
- Friday, June 28
- Saturday, June 29
- Sunday, June 30
- Monday, July 1
8:00 P.M. – 10:00 P.M. Concert Series
Illumination Tower Stage – Falls Fireworks, Illuminations & Coca-Cola Concert Series 2013 marks the 20th anniversary of Canada’s longest running fireworks series!
10:00 P.M. Fireworks
Start off the night at 8:00 pm with a free concert featuring classic rock favourites and end the evening with a spectacular fireworks display over Niagara Falls at 10:00 pm
2013 Friendship Festival
June 28, 2013 – July 01, 2013
The Friendship Festival at Mather Arch, Fort Erie features spectacular concerts, entertainment, crafts and more in celebration of over 200 years of friendship between Canada and the US.
RCMP Officer Meet and Greet
June 28, 2013 – June 30, 2013
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Meet a real Royal Canadian Mounted Police Officer at the Table Rock Complex located at the brink of the Horseshoe Falls for photos and to answer questions. Don’t forget your camera!
Free Candy Demonstrations and Sampling
1 – 5 p.m. Daily Candy Samplings in the Grand Hall (Table Rock Welcome Centre)
2 p.m. Weekend Candy Demonstrations and Samplings at Pop & Lolly’s Candy Shop
Maid of the Mist Marketplace Events
Daily Live Entertainment, 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. (10 p.m. on fireworks nights)
Enjoy live music each weekend at the Maid of the Mist Marketplace. Watch for special Canada Day tents throughout Queen Victoria Park featuring fun holiday merchandise and product samplings.
June 29, 2013
8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
2013 marks the 20th anniversary of Canada’s longest running fireworks series! Start off the night with a free concert, sponsored by Coca-Cola! Concert featuring The Beer Nuts preforming at Queen Victoria Park Stage. From The Beatles to Tom Petty to Modern Classics & back & beyond, The Beer Nuts have an extensive back catalogue with over 60 years combined playing history.
June 29, 2013 – June 30, 2013
The brave warriors who fought and died are not as well-known and the War of 1812 had far reaching consequences for Native people. As part of the Friendship Festival in Fort Erie, the Kaha:wi Dance Theatre will be performing two FREE shows inside Old Fort Erie, performances start at 8:30pm both nights with doors opening at 7:45pm. This is a performance by the Six Nations dance troop Kaha:wi Dance Theatre. It is a family oriented production, and a unique and modern form of story-telling from the perspective of First Nations people. This is the only performance of ‘The Honouring’ in Niagara and is part of the Niagara Parks Commission and Niagara 1812 Legacy Council’s efforts to bring the story of the War of 1812 to life. You can bring a lawn chair or a blanket and enjoy this beautiful and stirring tribute. Snack Bar will be open for popcorn and refreshments! Rain Location will be in the Welcome Centre Theatre with limited seating. For more information on this free event call 905-871-0540.
June 30, 2013
8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
2013 marks the 20th anniversary of Canada’s longest running fireworks series! Start off the night with a free concert, sponsored by Coca-Cola! Concert featuring Fear the Worst preforming at Queen Victoria Park Stage. Lead by the multi-talented Grace Barnhart (vocals, fiddle, keyboards), the band fuses traditional Irish and Canadian fiddle tunes with top 40 songs from the 1960s until today.
July 01, 2013
8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
2013 marks the 20th anniversary of Canada’s longest running fireworks series! Start off the night with a free concert, sponsored by Coca-Cola! Concert featuring Electric Blonde preforming at Queen Victoria Park Stage. With a huge variety of songs on deck from Top 40 to Classic Rock to Funk and Motown, Electric Blondie’s goal is to keep the audience dancing and singing along all night. They have been performing in the industry for over 10 years and have shared stages with Snoop Dogg, Suzie McNeil, God Made Me Funky, Ko, Eva Avila, Esthero and more. The band’s lead singer, Lynzie Kent is the former lead singer of Juno nominated God Made Me Funky and was recently nominated (2012) by Now Magazine as one of Toronto’s best female vocalists.