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Midsummer Days at Niagara Parks

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Celebrate with Niagara Parks

Join Niagara Parks this August and celebrate Midsummer Days weekend with fireworks over Niagara Falls, Canada’s largest 1812 battle re-enactment at Old Fort Erie, a private yoga lesson beneath the Canadian Horseshoe Falls, and three free pop-up concerts in Queen Victoria Park, right across from the falls.

Midsummer Days Weekend

Julian Taylor Band

Aug 12, 8:30 PM, FREE

This year’s Midsummer Days Weekend concert is headlined by the Toronto-based Julian Taylor Band, with a combination of rhythm and blues, hard rock, thoughtful folky songs, and even a little hip-hop. Julian Taylor is a natural heir to the rich tradition of Toronto’s musical epicenter, something he shares with two other proponents of the Toronto sound, Drake and The Weeknd.

Julian Taylor
Artist NEFE


Aug 12, 7 PM, FREE

NEFE is a burgeoning force within the Canadian musical landscape. NEFE is a Guelph-based singer/songwriter that has adopted her name from Queen Nefertiti; NEFE stands to lead and empower individuals to accept their real beauty and not succumb to the pressures of perfection defined by today’s media culture.

Artist Only Yours

Only Yours

Aug 12, 6 PM, FREE

Only Yours is a Toronto-based indie-pop band that combining anthemic, melodic choruses with clean, crisp studio tones, late 70’s production values and hard-hitting rhythm sections. Led by songwriter Lowell Sostomi’s defining baritone voice and bitter-sweet emotive lyrics, Only Yours is garnering significant attention for their unparalleled song craftsmanship and seamlessly tight live performances.

Falls Fireworks

Experience Niagara like never before with an incredible fireworks display over the falls on Friday, August 11 at 10 p.m. New this year, get the best seat in the house with Night Lights: Journey Behind the Falls After Dark.

We’ve opened the lower observation deck later than ever to give visitors a unique experience at the foot of the towering Horseshoe Falls as they’re lit from above. Then, at 10 p.m., watch the fireworks display from this exclusive vantage point. Regular admission to Journey Behind the Falls applies. Ask at a Niagara Parks Welcome Centre how you can book your timed ticket to this experience.

Observation deck at Journey Behind the Falls
Yoga poses in front of the falls

Namaste Niagara

Start practicing your waterfall pose! The next private yoga lesson at the base of the Canadian Horseshoe Falls is Sunday, August 13.

This incredible health, wellness and culinary experience at Niagara Parks starts on the lower observation platform at Journey Behind the Falls with an unrivaled experience that marries the mindfulness of a restorative early morning yoga session with the breathtaking power of the Horseshoe Falls.

This unique experience ends with an delicious brunch at Queenston Heights Restaurant, the Feast On-certified restaurant that overlooks the winding Niagara River and sprawling vineyards of Niagara-on-the-Lake.

Tickets go fast for this once-in-a-lifetime experience.

The Siege of Fort Erie

Aug 12 & 13, 10 AM, FREE

Experience Canada’s largest 1812 war re-enactment at Old Fort Erie, south of the falls. This weekend-long event features battle re-enactments, demonstrations, historic merchants and more.

All battles are completely free to watch, but regular admission applies to guided tours of the interior fort and for the Saturday night lantern tour. Check out the full siege schedule for more information.

Soldiers firing muskets in a line
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