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.

Culture Forum

In November of 2015, the first Cultural Summit was held at the MacBain Community Centre. The public, artists and cultural organizations were invited to participate in dialogue about the next steps in the City of Niagara Falls Culture Plan.  The results of those meetings will assist in the development of the short term goals for the Culture Plan. Thanks to the Niagara Community Foundation for their support of this summit.  The 2016 Forum will be held on October 13th at 7 p.m. at the MacBain Community Centre.  
Check out the notes from the 2016 meeting.

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

  • 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

Niagara Falls Horticultural Society Annual Plant Sale

Saturday, May 25, 2019 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Niagara Falls Public Library - Victoria Avenue Branch

The Niagara Falls Horticultural Society will be hosting their annual plant sale at the Victoria Avenue Public Library branch on Saturday, May 25. Sales are open to the public until inventory lasts.

Niagara Falls Horticultural Society Annual Plant Sale website link

NF Horticultural Society Spring Plant Sale

Saturday, May 25, 2019 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
4848 Victoria Avenue, Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls Horticultural Society 12th Annual Spring Plant Sale with member grown hostas, ornamental grasses, shade & sun lovin' perennials as well as house plants. Best prices in town! Proceeds go back into beautifying & educating the community through Horticulture. We are a not for profit organization. FREE KID ZONE - Kids can plant an annual to take home for free.

NF Horticultural Society Spring Plant Sale website link

"Railway Tracks and Tombstones" Historical Walking Tour with Sherman Zavitz

Sunday, May 26, 2019 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM
Fairview Cemetery 4501 Stanley Ave Niagara Falls, ON L2E2E8

Join Sherman Zavitz, the City's Official Historian, for a walk into the past. This tour will focus on the area around Morrison Street, and Stanley Avenue, including a visit to Fairview Cemetery. Tour Starts at 1:30pm. All participants MUST be registered BEFORE event via Registration closes Friday, May 24 at 5pm.

"Railway Tracks and Tombstones" Historical Walking Tour with Sherman Zavitz website link

@ the Museum Thursday night presents: "Our Hope for the Future Lies in Remembering the Past": Niagara Holocaust Memorials

Thursday, May 30, 2019 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Niagara Falls History Museum

Historian Matt Busnello presents "Our Hope for the Future Lies in Remembering the Past". He aims to shed lights on the efforts that have been made and continue to be made to commemorate the Holocaust in Canada by examining the memorial culture of Jewish communities in Niagara Falls, St. Catharines, Welland, Hamilton, and the National Holocaust Memorial.

@ the Museum Thursday night presents: "Our Hope for the Future Lies in Remembering the Past": Niagara Holocaust Memorials website link

Niagara Falls Horticultural Society Garden Walk

Saturday, July 13, 2019 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Various locations

A showcase tour of some of the most beautiful landscaped properties in Niagara Falls. Tickets are available at Mullen Garden Market, Country Basket Garden Centre, Allen's Landscaping, Gauld Nurseries and from NF Horticultural Society Members.

Niagara Falls Horticultural Society Garden Walk website link