Niagara Falls lit in multiple colours at night
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Falls Illumination

Every evening beginning at dusk, the Falls are lit in the colours of the rainbow. Don't miss the unmatched beauty of the Falls at night! Illumination of the Falls has been financed and operated by The Niagara Falls Illumination Board since 1925.

The Niagara Falls are often lit in special colours for many registered charities and not-for-profit organizations marking a significant date in support of their cause. Special Colour Illuminations are provided courtesy of The Niagara Falls Illumination Board. Please note that special illumination requests must be submitted no later than 30 days prior to the event.

Falls Illumination Schedule

Dates Times
January 1 - January 31 5 PM - Midnight
February 1 - February 28 6:30 PM - 11 PM
* March 1 - March 7 7 PM - 11 PM*
* March 8 - March 31 8:30 PM - 11 PM*
April 1 - April 30 8:30 PM - 11 PM*
* Illumination extended until midnight, Fridays to Sundays in March and April.
May 1 - August 13 9 PM - Midnight
August 14 - September 30 8:30 PM - Midnight
October 1 - October 31 7 PM - Midnight
November 1 - December 30 5 PM - Midnight
December 31 5 PM - 1 AM

 

Horseshoe Falls lit in blue American Falls lit in purple, close-up

Special Illumination Schedule

Niagara Parks, in partnership with the Niagara Falls Illumination Board, offers special colour illumination for charitable and not-for-profit organizations only. To apply for a special illumination, please fill out our online form.

Organization Colour Date Time (duration of 15 minutes from indicated time)
Food Bank of Western New York & Feeding America - Hunger Action Day Orange September 3, 2015 10:00PM
Lymphoma Research Foundation - Light it Red for Lymphoma Red September 4, 2015 10:00PM
The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society - National Blood Cancer Awareness Month Red September 5, 2015 10:00PM
Survivors of Suicide Loss & Crisis Services - World Suicide Prevention Day

Canadian Falls: Purple & Blue
American Falls: Amber

September 10, 2015 10:00PM
WNY Ovarian Cancer Project - Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month Blue/Green September 11, 2015 10:00PM
World Sepsis Day Red September 13, 2015 10:00PM
Camp Good Days and Special Times Inc. & Childhood Cancer International - Childhood Cancer Awareness Month Amber September 15, 2015 10:00PM
Prostate Cancer Canada - Prostate Cancer Awareness Month Blue September 16, 2015 10:00PM
Hydrocephalus Association - National Hydrocephalus Awareness Month Blue September 18, 2015 10:00PM
Conquer Chiari & Canadian Chiari Association - Chiari Awareness Month Purple September 19, 2015 10:00PM
MitoCanada Foundation - Global Mitochondrial Disease Awareness Week Green September 20, 2015 10:00PM
The Purple Elephant - World Alzheimer's Day Purple September 21, 2015 10:00PM
EspaceFranco - Franco-Ontarian Day White & Green September 25, 2015 10:00PM
Camp Good Days and Special Times Inc. & Childhood Cancer International - Childhood Cancer Awareness Month Amber September 30, 2015 10:00PM
Dysautonomia International - Dysautonomia Awareness Month Blue October 1, 2015 10:00PM
Ontario Rett Syndrome Association - World Rett Awareness Month Purple October 3, 2015 10:00PM
TNNME & The Facial Pain Research Foundation - International Trigeminal Neuralgia Awareness Day Blue/Green October 7, 2015 10:00PM
Pinktober 2015 for Breast Cancer Awareness & Research Pink October 9, 2015 7:00PM - 9:00PM
FinnFest USA White & Blue October 9, 2015 10:00PM
Niagara University - Alumni Weekend & Light Up Purple for World Mental Health Day Purple October 10, 2015 10:00PM
Plan Canada - International Day of the Girl Red October 11, 2015 10:00 PM
New York State Unified Court System - Mediation Settlement Day Blue October 14, 2015 10:00PM
Western NY Perinatal Bereavement Network - Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Day Red & Blue October 15, 2015 10:00PM
United Nations World Food Programme - World Food Day Blue October 16, 2015 10:00PM
London Abused Women's Centre - Shine the Light on Woman Abuse Purple November 1, 2015 10:00PM
MADD Canada - Project Red Ribbon Red November 4, 2015 10:00PM
National Alzheimer's Awareness Month Purple November 8, 2015 10:00PM
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network - National Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month Purple November 12, 2015 10:00PM
World Diabetes Day Blue November 14, 2015 10:00PM
Free ME from Lung Cancer - Lung Cancer Awareness Month White November 16, 2015 10:00PM
Canadian Premature Babies Foundation - World Prematurity Day Purple November 17, 2015 10:00PM
Positive Living Niagara - AIDS Awareness Week Red November 23, 2015 10:00PM
UN Women - UNiTE to End Violence against Women Orange November 24, 2015 10:00PM
CanadaHelps - GivingTuesday Orange & Red December 1, 2015 10:00PM
Zonta Club of Niagara Falls - Human Rights Day Amber December 10, 2015 10:00PM
Niagara Peninsula Energy Inc. - 100th Anniversary, A Century of Power White, Green & Blue December 15, 2015 10:00PM