Niagara Falls Canada Day Celebration
From June 30 to July 2, 2017, we celebrated Canada’s 150th Birthday. Thank you to all the Generous Sponsors, Donors, Participants & Volunteers! We hope you enjoyed this year’s special celebration. Please participate in our location survey.
Niagara Falls Canada Day Location Survey
The Niagara Falls Canada Day Celebration is an annual celebration organized by the Niagara Falls Canada Day Planning Team.
The Planning Teams' mandate is to facilitate a community wide celebration for Canada Day, to promote maximum community involvement for all ages and abilities, and to instill civic and national pride for the citizens and visitors of Niagara Falls. This year’s Canada Day Celebration included the following: a Citizenship Ceremony, a Parade, 1K and 5K Run/Walk, live entertainment, children’s play zone, free birthday cake, art show, buskers, car show, extreme sports area, WingFest for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Niagara Falls, food vendors and more!
The City’s Canada Day Celebration was held in Optimist Park for more than 30 years. After the sale of Optimist Park, the Canada Day Planning Team moved the event to Downtown Niagara Falls - Queen Street. The event has been held on Queen Street, in Downtown Niagara Falls, for the past five years. The Niagara Falls Canada Day Planning Team would like your input!
Have Your Say on the Future Location of the Niagara Falls Canada Day Celebration
Where should we hold the Niagara Falls Canada Day Celebration next year in 2018 and in the next three to five years? Please select one of the suggested locations or recommend a different location. Complete Survey
In 2017, Canada will celebrate the 150th anniversary of confederation! Niagara Falls residents, along with all Canadians and visitors, will have an opportunity to mark the 150th anniversary of our Country. We encourage you to come and join in our special celebrations this year.
Share your Canada 150 event on the City's event calendar. You can also email your event information for inclusion into the Canada 150 Celebration website. Please, browse the official Canada 150 website and see what our City has planned for 2017.
Niagara Falls Canada 150 Celebration. Friday, June 30, 2017 to Sunday, July 2, 2017
We are pleased to announce that Ontario Power Generation will be the presenting title sponsor of the
OPG Niagara Falls Canada Day Parade! It’s going to be a fabulous Parade to celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday this year!
There will be three Parade Grand Marshalls - Rich Little, Derek Sanderson, and Marcel Dionne! Canada’s Next Designer, Niagara Falls native Marcy Mussari will also join in as a special guest. This is going to be a very exciting Parade! Come and enjoy fabulous marching bands, giant inflatables, colourful floats, jugglers, dancers, community groups and more! After the Parade, join us on Queen Street for a huge street Party!! Opening Ceremonies will begin on the City Hall Main Stage at 12:30 pm. And if you have time, start your day off healthy and join in the Canada Day 1K or 5K Run for St. John Ambulance at 8 am at Oakes Park.
We are very excited to announce that Scotiabank will again be the presenting title sponsor of the Scotiabank Children’s Zone and Scotiabank Children’s Stage. These two areas will be filled with free entertainment and non-stop activity after the OPG Niagara Falls Canada Day Parade until 4:00 pm.
For a complete listing of activities, please visit the Canada Day Celebration Event Schedule page.
Submission deadline was Friday, May 5, 2017. Questions? Please email.
It’s never too late to sign up to volunteer! Volunteer information and sign up meeting is scheduled for Monday, May 15, 2017 at 3:30 pm, upstairs in the MacBain Community Centre, 7150 Montrose Road, Niagara Falls, ON L2H 3N3.
Sponsorship and Vendor Opportunities
Vendor forms are now available. Please contact Lori Albanese for complete sponsorship details.
Auditions for Beauty & the Beast and Peter Pan – for performances on Canada Day!
Thank you to everyone who came and auditioned. Congratulations to Valerie Borghesi who has been selected to perform as Belle and Adrianna Politi.
OPG Niagara Falls Canada Day Parade Grand Marshall
We are very excited to announce that we will have THREE Parade Grand Marshalls this year. Canadian Comedian Rich Little and two hockey legends - Derek Sanderson & Marcel Dionne plus Special Parade guest Marcy Mussari, Canada’s Next Designer.
Vote for your favourite iconic Canadian Song
The voting is now over. Tragically Hip received the majority of the votes. The song “Ahead By A Century” will be performed at the Main Stage during the Opening Ceremonies. Join Choir Nation for the big rehearsal at the Children’s Stage from 11 am to 12 noon in the Rosberg Family Park.
Calling All Singers
Come Join the Canada Day Choir on Saturday, July 1 from 11 am to 12 noon at the Children’s Stage in the Rosberg Family Park, beside Niagara Falls City Hall. Whether you are a shower singer or belt out songs in your car when no one is around, The City of Niagara Falls wants to hear you sing it loud and proud on Canada Day, in partnership with Choir Nation. Choir Nation provides an opportunity for people who love to sing, people who aren’t sure whether they can sing (you can!) and all those in between to learn an iconic Canadian song that you will get to perform as part of the Niagara Falls Canada Day Celebration. Over a 60 minute session, in the Rosberg Family Park beside City Hall, Music Director Sarah Jerrom will bring everyone together and the finished product will be an incredible choir. This event guarantees fun, some learning about proper vocal techniques and breathing for singers, and a sense of pride in what you can accomplish after you make your live music debut for the Opening Ceremonies. Meet us on July 1 at 11:00 am at the Children’s Stage in the Rosberg Family Park at Queen & Erie. Free Parking is available in all City Lots along Park Street.
You can view the Canada Day Celebration media release online.