Summer Festivals in Niagara

Looking for more summer fun? We’ve put together a list of summer festivals and carnivals in Niagara for the whole family to enjoy!


Summer Festivals in Niagara:


Fort Erie Friendship Festival

Dates: July 13-16, 2017

Times: July 13, 4pm-11pm, July 14 11am -1am, July 15 11am-1pm, July 16 11am-6pm

Location: Mather Park, Fort Erie

Details: The 31st annual event features FREE concerts, Model Plane & Car Shows, historic encampment, Robertson Amusements – Thrills for All ages, free family activities, green area, reptiles, food trucks, vendors, artists and much more!



Port Colborne Lions Carnival

Dates: July 13-16

Location: 130 Killaly St., Port Colborne

Details: Rides, games, nightly bingo, prize raffles, great food, fresh cooked donuts and waffles!

Website: Check here for more information!


Taste of Summer Festival

Date: Saturday July 15, 10am-5pm

Location: Montebello Park, St. Catharines

Details: A taste of summer day filled with great artisans and vendors, food, ice cream truck, 3 bouncy castles, face painting, entertainment, beer tent and lots more! Free admission!



Pelham Summerfest

Dates: July 13-16

Times: July 13, 4-10pm, July 14, 4-11pm, July 15 10am-midnight, July 16, 9am-4pm

Location: 20 Pelham Town Square

Details: What began in 2011 as a single day to celebrate the completion of the Downtown Streetscaping in Fonthill has since grown to a four day festival event which includes music & entertainment for all ages, children’s activities, retail & food vendors, arts, crafts, wine garden, beer pavilion and Sunday morning breakfast and Car Show in PeacePark.



Welland Rib & Craft Beer Fest

Date: July 21, 4-11pm, July 22, 11am-11pm, and July 23, 11am-7pm

Location: 1100 Niagara St, Welland

Details: Hot Dang the Welland Rib & Craft Beer Fest is back for 2017 and bringing the BEST RIBS & BBQ IN CANADA to Niagara Regional Exhibition Grounds. Come join us for a full weekend of food, fun, and relaxation as you enjoy all the event has to offer. We have attractions for KIDS & ADULTS lined up to keep the child in all of us busy all day and night.




Livestock Niagara Music and Arts Festival

Date: July 22, 11am – 2am

Location: Livestock Niagara, 4680 Queen St., Niagara Falls

Details: Free admission! LIVESTOCK NIAGARA is a FREE Music & Arts Festival. 2017 will feature 40+ bands, 7 craft beer breweries, 10 visual artists, 10 artisan vendors, 3 health and wellness instructors + much more! Venues for this year’s festival include Taps Brewery, Niagara Falls Ontarioand The Moose and Pepper Bistro, sponsors of Livestock and strong supporters of Niagara’s local arts and music!

• SHUTTLE BUS FROM ST.CATHARINES by Niagara Craft Brewery Tours
• OUTDOOR HEALTH & WELLNESS CENTRE (YOGA & MEDITATION at the grassy island across from TAPS)
• ARTISAN VILLAGE (along VALLEY WAY between Victoria Ave and Queen St.)
• JAZZ MUSIC COMPONENT AT MOOSE&PEPPER BISTRO (sponsored by TD Niagara Jazz Festival)



St. Davids Lions Carnival

Dates: July 26-29

Summer Heat Festival

Date: Saturday, July 29, 10am-9pm

Location: Burgoyne Woods Park, St. Catharines

Details: Over one hundred vendors, bands, food, bouncy castles, and more!

Niagara Jazz Festival

Dates: July 28-30

Location: Simcoe Park, NOTL

Please join us for our 4th annual festival, which will include an incredible lineup of musical talent at stunning venues from the wine vineyards of Niagara-on-the-Lake to the Performing Arts Centre in St. Catharines. The TD Niagara Jazz Festival is a cutting edge celebration of all types of jazz, performed in intimate indoor and outdoor venues in the heart of Niagara’s stunning wine country. The TD Niagara Jazz Festival presents the finest Canadian and internationally-acclaimed jazz musicians by way of spectacular concerts, wine, craft beer, and culinary packages, and free performances throughout Niagara-on-the-Lake and selected locations throughout Niagara.

For more information, visit

Jazz in the Park


Date:   Saturday, July 29th, 11am-7pm

Location:  Simcoe Park, NOTL


Live Music, Kids zone, food, wine, craft beer and artisans.


Join us on, Saturday, July 29th  as the TD Niagara Jazz Festival launches ‘Jazz in the Park’. A new addition to the festival which is sure to have something for everyone to enjoy. ‘Jazz in the Park’ features:

  • Niagara Casinos Fiesta Stage:  A large band shell featuring a Steinway piano, a dance floor, dance lessons and Swing and Latin jazz music. Featuring Jazz 4 the Ages Youth Winners, Jazz.FM 91 Youth Big Band, Latin Jazz Bands and more…
  • Subaru Stage: A stage featuring a Steinway grand piano and piano based trios. (Some with vocalists and some without.) Selected featured artists include Barbra Lica, Shirantha Beddage, Melissa-Marie Shriner, Rob Fekete and more.

Long and McQuade LIVE LEARN JAZZ Stage:  A stage on the upper level of the park featuring educational workshops and inspiring ‘Tent Talks’. Featuring: ‘Anything is Possible’ with Dave O’Neill, Singing with Cinnamon (a drop-in choir for kids),Singing with Sophia and more…

‘Jazzy Juniors’ Zone and White Oaks Kids Zone Combined kids area that features a jazz instrument petting zoo provided by Long & Mcquade, jazz petting zoo (Jazzoo!) with live animals, a photo booth and tickle trunk, fun games, a kids lounge and more…

*** Jazzoo! animals include: ‘Chick’ Corea (a chicken that actually plays the piano!),  Keith ‘Parrot’, ‘Hare’y Connick Jr, Thelonious ‘Skunk’, our tortoise Diana ‘Crawl’ and more…

White Oaks Resort and Spa Food pop up tents featuring the Smokin’ Buddha, the Gourmet Taco Cart, Redline BBQ, Scratch and OMC.



Welland Floatfest

Date: Sunday, July 30, 10am-10pm

Location: Welland Scuba Park, Lincoln St., Welland

Details: What is a Float Fest? It’s nothing more than getting an inflatable tube, dinghy, or raft, and joining us at the Welland Recreational Canal to turn it into a lazy canal while enjoying some great live music, Food, Product,& Service vendors. Not to mention great company!

-No Alcohol Permitted
-All ages, 16 years and under must have lifejacket or water wings, and must be accompanied by an adult
-No pets please!


St. Catharines Rotary Ribfest

Dates: Aug 4 -6,  12pm-11pm and Aug 7, 12pm-8pm

Location: Montebello Park, St. Catharines

Details: Free admission! Are you looking for delicious ribs, great music and fun for the whole family? Well then you need to check out the St. Catharines Rotary Ribfest at Montebello Park in St. Catharines. Niagara’s biggest and best summer festival takes place every Civic Holiday Weekend in August. Admission to the park is free and there is continuous live music from noon until 11pm. We also have a large area for kids with many activities as well as many crafters and vendors to find unique gifts.



Port Colborne Canal Days

Dates: August 4 – 7

Location: Port Colborne

Details: The 39th annual Canal Days Marine Heritage Festival offers activities and attractions that will enliven the senses. The Tall Ships gather in Port Colborne each August holiday weekend, for a four-day celebration of history and heritage.  Explore the decks, try your hand at the wheel, or feel the spray as you cruise the Empire Sandy, Tall Ship on Lake Erie or the E.M. Cotter Fire Boat along the Canal wall.

Attractions: Boat Parade of Lights, Car Show, Concerts, Fireworks, Craft Show, Kite Festival, and a Kids’ Zone.

Kids Zone includes:
– Colouring
– Inflatables
– Toddler Play Area
– Wattman Children’s Train Rides
– Pony Paradise
– Zooniversity
– Fairy Faces Face Painting
– Port Colborne/Welland & District Shrine Club
– Region Water Wagon
– Dale’s Best Kettle Corn


Facer European Festival

Date: Monday, August 7, 12-9pm

Location: Facer Street, St. Catharines

Details: The Facer District is proud to announce the 2nd annual Facer European Festival on August 7th, 2017. We will have 3 stages of entertainment. Many Food vendors of European cuisine and our highlights this year will be a Pierogi eating contest and a Pizza Eating contest. Zippy Zoom Inflatables will also be there! Please join us this year to help make Facer Great Again.



Niagara-on-the-Lake Peach Festival

Date: Saturday, August 12, 10am-7pm

Location: Queen St. (from Victoria St to King St), Niagara-on-the-Lake

Details: Enjoy live music from 5 bands including The Toronto All Star Band( will start at 1:30), David Hoy, St.Catharines Pipe Band and The Local Fife and Drum will start the mornjng off at 10 am. Also, attending this year The Ben Show, a fantastic street performer for all ages.

There will be a sidewalk sale of the merchants from the Queen St area as well as lots of tasty “Peachy” delights from local bakeries and restaurants and of course local growers selling their delicious fresh peaches.

On Sunday, the festival continues at St. Vincent de Paul Church.



Niagara Egg Fest

Date: Sunday, August 13, 11am-3pm

Location: Hernder Estate Wines,  1607 8th Avenue,  St.Catharines

Details: The Niagara EggFest is an annual family event dedicated to the Big Green Egg (BGE) BBQ and smoker, “Eggheads” (Egg owners), family and friends. It doesn’t matter if you own a BGE, want to taste great food, or learn about owning the World’s Best Smoker and Grill…the Eggfest is for you.


Your registration includes:

  • All day BBQ on the Big Green Egg!
  • Full size Porchetta on Italian fresh baked buns!
  • Wine tours and tastings!
  • Horse and Buggy Rides
  • Cake and sparkling wine toast!
  • Live music by Michael Schatte

Cost: Adult: $40 , Children (under 12): FREE, Sorry, no door ticket sales


150 Fun Fest in the Falls

Date: Saturday, August 26, 12pm-5pm

Location: Scotiabank Convention Centre, 6815 Stanley Ave., Niagara Falls

Details: Join us for a fun filled day of FREE Canadiana family inspired fun in celebration of Canada’s 150th Birthday!

150 Fun Fest in the Falls will feature a Children’s Fun Zone with inflatables, bouncy castles and facepainting; a mini Canadiana comic con with Superheroes including Captain Canuck Himself, TV / Movie cars, artists, Canadian inspired food trucks, crafters, an art showcase and so much more!

And best of all, admission is FREE. Rain or shine.


Niagara Greek Festival

Dates: September 1-4

More information coming soon!



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