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


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

  • Firehall Theatre (2022)
  • Deborah Attenborough (2021)
  • 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. 

Arts and Culture Events

Call for Indigenous artists for Niagara Health artwork commissions

Monday, July 29, 2024 until Friday, August 2, 2024 3:56 PM to 4:56 PM

Niagara Health is seeking Indigenous artists to apply for three commissions to create art pieces that will be displayed in our Outpatient Mental Health Units in St. Catharines, Niagara Falls and Welland. Please send complete applications to Shyann Jenkins at [email protected]. Visit to learn more.

Family Fun Night at Heartland Forest

Wednesday, August 7, 2024 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Heartland Forest Nature Experience 8215 Heartland Forest Road, Niagara Falls ON, L2H 0L5

Join us for Family Fun Night on August 7th, 4-7 PM at Heartland Forest! Enjoy an evening of fun with special guests from the Canadian Raptor Conservancy. There will be food, drinks, carnival games, a nature hunt, train rides, and a penny raffle (buy a sheet for $10). Tickets are $5 per person, and children 3 years and under are free. Don't miss outbuy your tickets now on our website!

Family Fun Night at Heartland Forest website link

Roller Skating at The Exchange: Sock Hop Night

Friday, August 9, 2024 6:30 PM to 10:00 PM
The Exchange, 5943 Sylvia Place

Skate and dance to some nifty tunes with your friends and family at the Niagara Falls Exchange (5943 Sylvia Place) with Niagara Roller Skate Rentals!On Friday, August 9, we will host two timeslots: All Ages: 6:30 pm to 8 pm19+: 8:30 pm to 10 pmPre-registration is required. $15 per person or $20, including skate rental.

Roller Skating at The Exchange: Sock Hop Night website link

Candle Making Workshop with RivR Candles

Friday, August 23, 2024 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Niagara Falls Exchange, 5943 Sylvia Place, Niagara Falls

Learn the art of candle making from an experienced instructor at RivR Candles. Choose from a variety of scents to personalize your beautiful 100% soy dough bowl candle. Pre-registration is required. $30 per person.

Candle Making Workshop with RivR Candles website link

Whiskey Glasses: Tribute to Morgan Wallen

Saturday, August 24, 2024 7:30 PM to 10:00 PM
The Exchange, 5943 Sylvia Place, Niagara Falls

Join us for some good country music on a warm summer night, courtesy ofWhiskey Glasses: A Tribute to Morgan Wallen.19+ Event - Alcohol will be soldTickets Online: $15At the Door: $20

Whiskey Glasses: Tribute to Morgan Wallen website link