Victoria Day Celebrations in Niagara

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The May long weekend always seems like the unofficial start to summer with all the attractions opening and events happening. There are several Victoria Day Celebrations in Niagara this year. Here are Niagara Families’ top selections for long weekend fun in the Niagara Region.


Virgil Stampede

The Virgil Stampede returns this year on Saturday, May 18th. The Stampede includes many fun-filled activities including amusement rides, pony rides, refreshment stands, silent auctions, and a demolition derby. Don’t miss the fireworks at 9:30 pm on Monday. Check here for the schedule of activities!


Sat. May 18: 10am – 9pm
Sun. May 19: 11am – 8pm
Mon. May 20: 10am – 10pm

Admission Cost

Adults $5.00/ea
Children under 10 free
Free Admission on Sunday


Fireworks at Heartland Forest

Sun, May 19, 2019 from 5:30 pm – 10:00 pm

$15 per carload, bring your own lawn chairs and blankets

Heartland Forest offers a fantastic fireworks display. There are also lots of other activities for the kids like mini putt, playground, campfire and more.


Fireworks at the Falls

The fireworks displays are back at Niagara Falls, with regular displays every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday night until the end of June and then every night until the end of September. For full schedule details, check out the Niagara Parks website.

Enjoy the Victoria Day fireworks display on May 20 at 10pm, weather permitting.


Victoria Day Celebrations at the Welland Sports Complex

Sunday, May 19, 6:30pm to 9:30pm

Location: Welland Community Wellness Complex

Enjoy face painting, 9-hole Mini-Putt Golf Course, Pirate Ship Inflatable, Monster’s Inc Inflatable and more. Fireworks at 9:30pm over the canal.
Canal Bistro will be open serving hotdogs and other treats!

Main events include:

  • 7:00pm: Scoop McCoy Children’s Magic Show
  • 7:00pm: The Associates
  • 7:45pm: Reptile Kingdom


Lakeside Park Carousel Opening 

Location: Lakeside Park, 1 Lakeport Road, St. Catharines

The opening of the Lakeside Park Carousel will be on Saturday, May 18.

Carousel Hours:

May 18 – June 9, 2019: open weekends and holidays only from 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.

June 15 – September 2, 2019: open daily from 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.

September 7 – October 14, 2019: open weekends and holidays only from 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.  

Animals arrive at Happy Rolph’s

Location: 650 Read Rd. (corner of Read Rd. and Northrup Cres.), St. Catharines

The animals will be at Happy Rolph’s Animal Farm starting Victoria Day weekend. Enjoy the animals as well as picnic areas, a nature trail along the water, and a large playground. Open from 10am-8pm.








We do our best to provide accurate, useful information about event and activities in the Niagara Region. This information (such as times and locations) is gathered from user submissions, press releases, local newspapers, other websites, signs around town and word of mouth. We do our best to confirm details before they are published here. Sometimes details change. Whenever possible, we strongly encourage you to confirm the details before you go. 


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