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)
World Federation of Hemophilia - World Hemophilia Day Red April 17, 2015 10:00PM
National Parkinson Foundation of Western New York - Parkinson's Awareness Month Blue April 18, 2015 10:00PM
CHERUBS - Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia Action Day Blue, Amber & Red April 19, 2015 10:00PM
World Vision - "30 Hour Famine" Orange April 24, 2015 10:00PM
SPOHNC - Oral, Head and Neck Cancer Awareness Month Red & White April 25, 2015 10:00PM
Make-A-Wish Foundation Canada - World Wish Day White & Blue April 29, 2015 10:00PM
Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome Canada - Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome Awareness Month Red & White May 1, 2015 10:00PM
Mayo Day Green & Red May 2, 2015 10:00PM
American Lung Association of the Northeast - LUNGFORCE, bringing awareness to Lung Cancer in Women Blue May 5, 2015 10:00PM
Children’s Mental Health Ontario & Canadian Mental Health Association Ontario – Mental Health Week & Children’s Mental Health Week Green May 6, 2015 10:00PM
Ovarian Cancer Canada - World Ovarian Cancer Day Green May 8, 2015 10:00PM
Lupus Alliance of Upstate New York - World Lupus Day Purple May 10, 2015 10:00PM
FARE - Food Allergy Awareness Week Green & Blue May 11, 2015 10:00PM
National ME/FM Action Network - May 12th International Awareness Day Blue May 12, 2015 10:00PM
Tuberous Sclerosis Canada - Global Tuberous Sclerosis Complex Awareness Day Blue May 15, 2015 10:00PM
Hypertension Canada - World Hypertension Day Red & Blue May 16, 2015 10:00PM
Children's Tumor Foundation - NF Awareness Month Green & Blue May 17, 2015 10:00PM
Mental Health Association of Erie County, Inc. - Mental Health Month Green May 19, 2015 10:00PM
Lyme Ontario - Lyme Disease Awareness Month Green May 23, 2015 10:00PM
MS Society of Canada - World MS Day Red May 27, 2015 10:00PM
American Cancer Society - Relay for Life Purple May 30, 2015 10:00PM
Pride Niagara - Pride Week Niagara Rainbow June 1, 2015 10:00PM
American Diabetes Association - Tour de Cure Red June 6, 2015 10:00PM
FHW Judicial Commission - 27th Annual National Consortium Blue June 11, 2015 10:00PM
Fort Erie Multicultural Centre - World Refugee Day Blue June 20, 2015 10:00PM
Avery's Angels Gastroschisis Foundation - Gastroschisis Awareness Day Green July 30, 2015 10:00PM
Indo-Canada Chamber of Commerce - Brother Sister Day Red & Blue August 29, 2015 10:00PM
Camp Good Days and Special Times Inc. & Childhood Cancer International - Childhood Cancer Awareness Month Amber September 1, 2015 10:00PM
Food Bank of Western New York & Feeding America - Hunger Action Day Orange September 3, 2015 10:00PM
Camp Good Days and Special Times Inc. & Childhood Cancer International - Childhood Cancer Awareness Month Amber September 15, 2015 10:00PM
Conquer Chiari & Canadian Chiari Association - Chiari Awareness Month Purple September 19, 2015 10:00PM
The Purple Elephant - World Alzheimer's Day Purple September 21, 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
TNNME & The Facial Pain Research Foundation - International Trigeminal Neuralgia Awareness Day Blue/Green October 7, 2015 10:00PM
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network - National Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month Purple November 12, 2015 10:00PM
Free ME from Lung Cancer - Lung Cancer Awareness Month White November 16, 2015 10:00PM
Niagara Peninsula Energy Inc. - 100th Anniversary, A Century of Power White, Green & Blue December 15, 2015 10:00PM