Arts & Culture

Night of Art 2015 showing the back of the Niagara Falls History Museum, artists in the Bike Parade and other activities taking place

Museums

The City of Niagara Falls is home to multiple museums.  Visit the Niagara Falls History Museum to get information about them and their locations and operating hours.

Culture Committee

The Culture Committee endeavours to promote an awareness of and appreciation for arts, cultural, and heritage activities within our community. The committee looks forward to connecting you with many talented organizations and persons in our city. They host art shows, awards ceremonies, provide funding, hold capacity workshops and have links with various Community Groups. Check out the Culture Committee page for details.

City of Niagara Falls Culture Plan

In 2015, City Council for Niagara Falls approved a Culture Plan to identify, leverage and strengthen the community’s cultural resources. It will result in a better awareness of the City’s cultural resources, an improved quality of life for residents, opportunities to recognize and develop the cultural sector as both a cultural asset and an economic engine, as well as create improved opportunities for artists and cultural organizations to network, and to showcase or exhibit their artistic talent.  We are in the process of getting the Culture Plan AODA compliant.  If you require such a copy please contact the city staff listed on this website. You can download a copy of the Plan here.

Arts & Culture - Wall of Fame

The Arts & Culture Committee's Purpose is to foster, develop and unite artistic and cultural activities in the community. Through an Arts & Culture Wall of Fame initiative the community will have the opportunity to celebrate the many outstanding accomplishments of its past and present citizens, as well as the works of art that reflect the best of Niagara Falls. View the inductees to the Wall of Fame.

Stamford Collegiate Alumni Association Award In Memory of Barbara Frum

First awarded in 1992, the Barbara Frum Award is presented to an individual or an organization who has enhanced the quality of our lives by virtue of their "outstanding contribution to fostering and developing arts and culture opportunities in Niagara Falls.

The Barbara Frum Nomination Form is available in online.

Past Winners of the Barbara Frum Award

  • Karen Stearne (2020)
  • Wendy Leard (2019)
  • Angela Menotti (2018)
  • Elizabeth Manker (2017)
  • Micheal Madden (2016)
  • Philomena McCracken (2015)
  • Dr. John (Jock) Ainslie (2014)
  • Rick Rose (2013)
  • Derek Tidd (2012)
  • Stamford Centre Volunteer Firemen's Association (2011)
  • John Anstruther (2009)
  • Elizabeth Detlor (2008)
  • Anthony J. Smith (2007)
  • Nancy Zimmerman (2005)
  • Niagara Concerts (2004)
  • Carmen Dix (2003)
  • Frances Corfield (2002)
  • Marjorie Slinn (2001)
  • Hilda Corkum (2000)
  • Sherman Zavitz (1999)
  • Egidio (Ed) Fantinel (1998)
  • Pamela Robb (1997)
  • Ruth Redmond (1996)
  • Adam Daniel White (1995)
  • Norma Potter (1994)
  • George and Olive Seibel (1994)
  • William S. Smeaton (1993)

Events Calendar

The City offers a Public Events Calendar for events happening in Niagara Falls.  View the events happening or submit your own community event to our calendar, free of charge. You can also visit CNiagara for a listing of culture events in the region.

Arts and Culture Events

Ninety Four

Friday, May 27, 2022 until Saturday, May 28, 2022 8:00 PM to 9:30 PM
205 Donald Savage Theatre Arts Building

Get ready to laugh and enjoy this coming of age play about 2 kids trying to find their way back to love. The story begins in Brooklyn, New York, in the summer of 1984, where two Toronto kids meet and connect over the sounds, vibes and culture of New York. You don't want to miss it!!

Ninety Four website link

NF Horticultural Society Plant Sale

Saturday, May 28, 2022 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
4848 Victoria Avenue

Member grown Perennials Shrubs Ornamental Grasses available for purchase at great prices at the NF Public Library. Free potted annual for kids while supplies last. Proceeds go back into beautifying and educating the community through horticulture.

NF Horticultural Society Plant Sale website link

Indigenous Month Celebration

Wednesday, June 1, 2022 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Queenston Heights Park, Niagara-on-the-Lake

National Indigenous Month recognizes the historic contributions of Indigenous Peoples to the development of Canada and the strength of present-day Indigenous communities and their promise for the future. Join us for the opening ceremonies at the Landscape of Nations Commemorative Memorial in Queenston Heights Park to celebrate the start of Indigenous Month.

Indigenous Month Celebration website link

Birds of Prey: Greet and Flight Show

Saturday, June 18, 2022 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Botanical Gardens, Niagara Falls

Embrace the unique opportunity to learn more about Niagara's incredible birds of prey! Presented by the Canadian Raptor Conservancy, this free event brings exciting flying demonstrations featuring incredible birds of prey. Get up close and capture some stunning photos of these beautiful creatures.

Birds of Prey: Greet and Flight Show website link

Van Gogh Niagara Falls

Wednesday, July 20, 2022 until Thursday, July 21, 2022
Niagara Falls Convention Centre

Van Gogh Niagara Falls is an immersive experience featuring the work of one of the most famous and influential figures in the history of western art. Vincent Van Gogh's paintings are housed in galleries and collections around the globe. Van Gogh Niagara Falls will brings over 300 of his most popular works together in a dynamic show. July 20 - September 2 www.vangoghniagarafalls.com

Van Gogh Niagara Falls website link

Garden at Home Workshop Series: Garden Pollinators

Monday, August 8, 2022 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Virtual

Join our horticultural experts for this educational gardening series aimed at helping you become a gardening pro right at home! Design and maintain your own pollinator garden and explore the world of native plants. Get an exclusive behind-the-scenes look inside the Niagara Parks Butterfly Conservatory to see how our entomologists and horticulturalists prepare plants for butterfly pollination.

Community Tree Planting Day

Saturday, October 1, 2022 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Niagara Glen, Niagara Falls

Take part in our annual Community Tree Planting Day and join families, community members and volunteers for this fun, half-day tree planting activity. Hosted in collaboration with Forests Ontario, this family-friendly event offers you the chance to directly support a local reforestation project and learn about the benefits of trees, shade and green urban spaces.

Community Tree Planting Day website link

Garden at Home Workshop Series: Getting Your Garden Ready for Winter

Monday, October 17, 2022 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Virtual

Join our horticultural experts for this educational gardening series aimed at helping you become a gardening pro right at home! In this session, learn about bulb planting, mulching and cutting to best prepare your garden for a long winter nap!