Niagara Falls Fireworks displays have been a long-running tradition. If you don't want to walk to the edge of the Falls to catch the show, the Marriott on the Falls offers Fallsview Guest Rooms which have an up-close and personal view of the fireworks. Fireworks begin at 10pm.
October 2016 Fireworks Dates
NOTE: Fireworks also take place on this schedule (Sunday, Wednesday, Friday) throughout September & October 2016
Niagara Falls Fireworks
Fireworks also happen on these holidays
- Victoria Day
- Canada Day
- Civic Holiday
- Labour Day
- Winter Festival of Lights
Niagara Falls New Years Fireworks
There will be two fireworks displays on New Years Eve. The first is scheduled for early evening, and the second will begin at Midnight, celebrating the New Year.
PLEASE NOTE: All performances take place at at NPC / WFOL listed times unless otherwise noted. Fireworks schedule is subject to change. As always, fireworks performances are weather permitting and may be cancelled due to poor weather conditions like high winds or rain.
The fireworks display over Niagara Falls is one of the longest-running fireworks shows in the world. Niagara has made a tradition of using modern pyrotechnics and lighting to turn the falls into a dazzling night-time backdrop, and for over twenty years Fireworks over the Falls has been the embodiment of that drive to impress.
Illuminating the falls has taken place for over a hundred years, and the regular fireworks displays began in 1994 when the first Fireworks over the Falls show was featured. A single fireworks show can take hours for a qualified three-member crew to set up all the firing tubes along the Niagara River shoreline. These fireworks are state-of-the-art, pre-programmed and can be launched by remote – ensuring safety and a high-quality show every time the pyrotechnic array is launched.
Fireworks over the Falls runs throughout most of the year, typically in a regular run from May until early January (weather permitting). A typical Fireworks over the Falls schedule will have shows every Friday and Sunday night in these months along with public holidays. Other events and festivals in Niagara work in tandem with the fireworks shows – the Coca-Cola Concert Series, for example, stages free concerts with the pyrotechnics as a backdrop between May and October.
Contrary to belief, fireworks continue and even thrive during the winter season, thanks to the Winter Festival of Lights from November until January every year. The fireworks start earlier and extra fireworks displays are often arranged. Of course this includes the iconic New Year’s show, capping off the biggest NYE celebration in Canada.
A typical fireworks season in Niagara will feature eighty-one shows. There are numerous vantage points on both sides of the border – in New York onlookers can view the show from a range of options including Prospect Point or the state park, and those on Canadian soil can pick one of several observation points along Queen Victoria Park, the Table Rock Welcome Centre or the crow’s-nest view of Skylon Tower. The best place to see the Fireworks display is without a doubt from inside one of our Niagara Falls Fallsview Rooms. Pull-up an in-room chair, grab your favourite drink and take in the fireworks display from the comfort of your room.
The fireworks shows in Niagara are a common occurrence, and they are always vibrant and exciting, and act as a perfect celebratory backdrop to Niagara that makes the township such a warm and exciting place to visit.