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2016 Friday, July 1 Event Schedule

5km Run/Walk for St. John Ambulance at Oakes Park, Morrison Street

  • 8:00 am - Registration at Oakes Park.
  • 9:00 am - Run/Walk begins.

Downtown Niagara Falls

  • 9:00 am - Citizenship Ceremony at the Seneca Queen Theatre.
  • 10:00 am - 11:00 am - Niagara Falls Concert Band in front of the Niagara Falls Public Library on Victoria Avenue.
  • 11:00 am - Parade begins with Parka from Parks Canada as Grand Marshall.
  • 12:20 pm - Parade ends at Queen Street and St. Clair Avenue.

Main Stage at City Hall on Queen Street

  • Free birthday cake, while supplies last!
  • Free caricatures, free face painting, free Henna tattoos, free raffle at City Hall

Entertainment Hosted by Pete Dychtair and Rita Carrey

  • 12:30 pm - Opening Ceremonies.
  • 1:00 pm - Chicago Transit (Chicago tribute band).
  • 2:00 pm - Rookie.
  • 3:00 pm - The Kings.
  • 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm - Live music continues.

Vendors

  • 2Day FM
  • Alfie's Lemonade
  • Bass Pro Shop
  • Bagpiper's Fish & Chips
  • Bell Media 105.7 EZ Rock
  • Endless Pawzabilities
  • Forevermore Events
  • FoxCore
  • Grounded Roots Wellness Inc.
  • GurjaratiSociety Niagara
  • Happy Bees Honey
  • Henna Artist
  • Johnny Rocco's Italian Grill
  • Jobert Concessions
  • Kids Loot Bagz
  • Leogland
  • Major League Sales
  • Mandarin Restaurant
  • Marble Slab Creamery
  • Mrs. Softly Inc.
  • Maya Collection
  • Oma's Specialties
  • Positive Living Niagara
  • Scentsy
  • Shape Up Niagara
  • Sweet Corner
  • Sweet Legs
  • The Dog House
  • The Epoch Times
  • The Wandering Gourment Taco Cart
  • Tutor Doctor
  • Ultimate Handmade Sticky Cinniamon Buns
  • Free Water Station will be located at the children's inflatables at Queen Street and Erie Avenue.
  • Pepper Palace WingFest at Taps on Queen in support of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Niagara Falls.

Niagara Arts Showcase

Local public art on display and for sale at Queen Street and St. Clair Avenue to Ontario Street.  Special performances by Paradisaea Aerial Dance & Cameron Lee.

Car Show

Queen Street from Victoria Avenue to Crysler Avenue.  Sponsored by Brock Ford Sales and Hosted by Cruising on the Q.  The car show ill run from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm. 

Scotiabank Children’s Zone

  • 11:00 am to 4:00 pm - Free Electronic Animal Rides.
  • 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm - Free Children's Inflatables.
  • 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm - Free Rock Climbing Wall.
  • 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm - Free Family Mini-Putt.
  • 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm - Free Face Painting.
  • 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm - Reptile Kingdom.
  • 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm - Legoland Play Area.
  • 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm - Community Group Interactive Displays.
  • 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm - Mad Science Fun Station.
  • 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm - Circus Workshop (Isabella Hoops).
  • 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm - Mad Science Fun Station.
  • Free inflatables located at Queen Street and Erie Avenue.

Scotiabank Children’s Stage (Rosberg Family Park) 

Hosted by Sam, Emily and Ken

  • 12:30 pm - Baby Boogie Family Dance Party.
  • 1:00 pm - Bubbeology Show.
  • 1:30 pm - Little Bubby.
  • 1:50 pm - Parka from Parks Canada
  • 2:00 pm - Mad Science Show. 
  • 2:30 pm - Princesses Elsa, Anna & Rapunzel (photos after).
  • 3:00 pm - Story Time
  • 3:30 pm - Ringmaster K & Kiki the Clown. 

On Street Entertainment 

Hosted by Paul Campigotto

Ontario Street
  • 12:30 pm - Kobbler Jay.
  • 1:00 pm - Flint & Isabella Show.
  • 1:30 pm - The Steve Goodtime Show.
  • 1:50 pm - Rumba Gipsy.
  • 2:30 pm - Treblaires Ladies Show Choir.
  • 3:00 pm - The Steve Goodtime Show.
  • 3:30 pm - Kobbler Jay.
St. Clair Avenue
  • 1:00 pm, 2:00 pm, 3:00pm - Busker; The Mighty Mike Show.
  • Appearances by Matt Anthony, Magician & Mentalist.
Crysler Avenue
  • 1:00 pm - Cameron Lee.
  • 2:30 pm - Cameron Lee.
  • 3:00 pm - Paradisaea Aerial Dance.
  • 3:15 pm - Randy Thomas
  • Appearances by Matt Anthony, Magician & Mentalist.

EXTREME Music, Dance & Sports

Between Crysler Avenue and St. Clair Avenue

  • 1:00 pm - Krusher BMX Stunt Team.
  • 1:30 pm - Eclipse & DJ Boogie.
  • 2:30 pm - Bubbleology Show.
  • 2:30 pm - Eclipse & DJ Boogie.
  • 3:00 pm - Krusher BMX Stunt Team.

Plus Hoola Hoop Fun Zone, Top Shot Hockey and Skateboarding demos.                            

*Please note the above schedule is subject to change.

Live Music at City Hall - June 30 & July 1 hosted by Downtown BIA

Thursday, June 30

  • 5:00 pm - C.D. Onofrio
  • 5:45 pm - Nathanial Goold and Horseshoe Falls
  • 6:30 pm - Too Much of Jon
  • 7:15 pm - Katey Gatta
  • 8:00 pm - The Broken Lyre

Friday, July 1

  • 5:00 pm - Alex Edmondson
  • 6:00 pm - TBA
  • 7:00 pm - Street Pharmacy
  • 8:00 pm - Xprime

For more info on the evening entertainment, follow on Facebook.

Canada Day along the Niagara Parks

In the evening by the Falls in Queen Victoria Park, Niagara Parks – Entertainment & Fireworks

  • 6:45 pm - Cake Cutting Ceremony & Entertainment.
  • 8:00 pm - Coca Cola Concert Series at the Illumination Tower Stage.
  • 10:00 pm - Fireworks in Queen Victoria Park.

*Please also note that the Niagara Parkway will be vehicle free on Canada Day from Falls Avenue to Clifton Hill between 9:00 am to 11:00 pm.

Road Closures

June 30: Queen Street will be closed from Ontario Street to Erie Avenue from June 30 12:00 pm to July 1 10:00 pm.

July 1: Jepson Street and Amoury Street will be closed at 7:00 am for the formation of the Parade entries. Please ensure vehicles are not parked on the roadway.  Victoria Avenue will be closed from 10:00 am until approximately 1:00 pm for the Parade.  Queen Street between Ontario and Erie will be closed until 10:00 pm.  Queen Street between Victoria Avenue to Ontario Avenue will be closed from 7:00 am until approximately 7:00 pm.  Queen Street from Ontario Street to Erie Avenue, will remain closed until 10:00 pm.

The City apologizes for any inconvenience that these street closures may create during this time frame. The City would greatly appreciate your assistance and patience in this matter by planning your day’s activities around the Canada Day Celebration if at all possible.

Get Involved

For more Parade information, volunteer and sponsorship opportunities, please contact Lori Albanese, Community Development Coordinator at 905-356-7521, extension 3332 or email Lori.  Not sure how to get to Niagara Falls? Get directions and come join us!

 

The Kings

The Kings

Rookie

Rookie