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 12-15, 2018

Location: Mather Park, Fort Erie

Details: Thrills for all ages, free family activities, green area, reptiles, food trucks, vendors, artists and much more! Free admission!



Port Colborne Lions Carnival

Dates: July 5-8

Location: 130 Killaly St., Port Colborne

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


Pelham Summerfest

Dates: July 19-22

Hours: Thursday, 4pm-10pm, Friday, 4pm-11pm, Saturday, 10am-midnight, Sunday, 9am-4pm

Location: 20 Pelham Town Square

Details:  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 Peace Park.



Niagara Lavender Festival

Date:  July 7, 2018, 10am-6pm

Location: 758 Niagara Stone Road, Niagara-on-the-Lake

A day of everything lavender. There is a tasting tent full of culinary delights like lavender icecream, lavender pizza, lavender lemonade and these are just a few of the items to be offered for the day.
Roam the flowering lavender field and pick your own lavender. Shop and eat in the market place with many unique vendors. Tour the facility and see how essential oils are made with the neob niagara distillery. Cooking and baking demo’s on how to cook with lavender and its culinary uses. Every year we add something new. Sit back and indulge in a neob niagara experience.


Livestock Niagara Music and Arts Festival

Date: September 7-9, 2018

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

Details: LIVESTOCK NIAGARA is a Music & Arts Festival. This festival will feature bands, craft beer breweries, visual artists, artisan vendors, health and wellness instructors and much more!



St. Davids Lions Carnival

Dates: July 25-28


Niagara Jazz Festival

Dates: July 27-29

Location: Simcoe Park, NOTL

Please join us for our 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.

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Jazz in the Park

Date:   Saturday, July 28th, 11am-7:30pm

Location:  Simcoe Park, NOTL


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


JAZZ in the PARK features:

  • Niagara Casinos Fiesta Stage:  A large band shell featuring a 9′ Steinway piano, a dance floor, dance lessons and Latin jazz music. Featuring various Latin Jazz Bands on Saturday, July 28th, 2018 Selected featured artists include Latin Swing Orchestra, Caribbean Club Trio, Latin Vintage Orchestra, and more…
  • Swingin’ Sunday Fiesta Stage:  A large band shell featuring a Steinway piano, a dance floor, dance lessons and Swing music. Featuring various Swing Bands on Sunday, July 29th. Selected featured artists include Latin Swing Orchestra, Caribbean Club Trio, Latin Vintage Orchestra, and more…
  • Steinway Stage: A stage featuring a 6′ Steinway grand piano and piano based trios, quartets and quintets. (With and without jazz vocalists.) Selected featured artists include Duncan Hopkins, Sarah Jerrom, and more…
  • Long and McQuade LIVE LEARN JAZZ Stage:  A stage on the upper level of the park featuring educational workshops.
  • ‘Jazzy Juniors’ 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…  And fun colouring pages that the kids can keep crafted by local cartoonist Harrison Wheeler.


Welland Floatfest

Date: July 8, 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 3-5, 12pm-11pm and Aug 6, 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 3-6

Location: Port Colborne

Details: The 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: August 6, 2018

Location: Facer Street, St. Catharines

Details: The festival will have 3 stages of entertainment, many food vendors of European cuisine  and 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 11, 10am-5pm

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 12, 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: $45 , Children (under 12): FREE, Sorry, no door ticket sales



Niagara Greek Festival

Dates: August 31 – September 3

Location: Greek Community of Niagara, 585 Niagara Street, St. Catharines

The Niagara Greek Festival provides fun for the whole family! Check out the Kidz Zone to keep your little ones happy and busy with inflatables, face painting, crafts and tasty treats!




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