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 19th. 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 19: 9:30am – 10:00pm
Sun. May 20: 11:00am – 10:00pm
Mon. May 21: 9:30am – 11:00pm

Admission Cost

Adults $5.00/ea
Children under 15 Free
Sunday May 20: Free Admission


Fireworks at Heartland Forest

Saturday, May 19th 7pm – dusk. $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 Tootsie Express train rides, mini putt 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 21st at 10pm, weather permitting.


Victoria Day Celebrations at the Welland Sports Complex

Celebrate Victoria Day at the Welland Sports Complex with some fun and fireworks. Enjoy face painting, 9-hole Mini-Putt Golf Course, Pirate Ship Inflatable, Marshall the Firedog Bouncer and more. Fireworks at 9:30pm  over the canal. This is a free event.

Sunday, May 20, 2018, 6:30pm to 9:30pm

Location: Welland Community Wellness Complex

Lakeside Park Carousel Opening 

The opening of the Lakeside Park Carousel will be on Saturday, May 19.

Carousel Hours:
May 19 – June 3, 2018: open on weekends and holidays from 11 am – 8 pm.
June 9 – August 31, 2018: open daily from 11 am – 8 pm.
September 1 – October 8, 2018: open on weekends and holidays from 11 am – 6 pm.
Please note the hours of operation are subject to change.
Location: Lakeside Park, 1 Lakeport Road, St. Catharines


Animals arrive at Happy Rolph’s

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.

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


Safari Niagara’s 16th Birthday

Visit Safari Niagara on May 19, 2018 to receive discounted admission. The price for all visitors will be $16.00 per person to celebrate 16 years in business.


  • Live Music at the Merembe Restaurant
  • Cake Celebration (Limited Qty.)
  • Matt Anthony – Magician: 11AM –  4PM
  • Face Painting
  • Special Animal Enrichments by Animal Care during scheduled Keeper Talks

Safari Niagara: 2821 Stevensville Road, Stevensville, Ontario


Victoria Day Picnic at the Farm

On Victoria Day Long Weekend #OstrichLand Farm opens its doors to the public for the summer season! Come spend a day (May 20) at the farm with your whole family with great food, music, fun games and activities to keep you and your kids busy for the whole day.

Discover the unique countryside activities like campfire and farm excursions, feed the farm animals (including ostriches, alpacas, goats and many more!), have a ride on our cute pony and try catching a rabbit with your bare hands! Take tons of great pictures with beautiful countryside scenery. And don’t forget to pack a picnic basket!

No time to pack a picnic basket? No worries, we are opening up the FARM CAFE ($$) servicing great tasting ostrich burgers, sausages and authentic Crimean chebureki!

FARM STORE ($$) is also opening its welcoming doors with great fresh farm produce available for purchase. So you won’t leave the farm empty-handed! Fresh free-range eggs, natural unpasteurized local honey, farmers fresh bread, fresh dairy (including fresh farmer’s cheese and ryazhenka) and homemade preserves! And of course great prices on OSTRICH MEAT!

Don’t forget to check the farm’s website at

Ticket Prices are as listed below:

Adult 20$
Child (3 years and up) 10$
Family Pass (2 adults, 2 children) 50$

But HURRY buy your tickets online until May 10 and receive 5$ off per adult and child tickets (adult 15$, child 5$) and 10$ on the family pass (40$).

Location: Ostrich Land, 8299 Concession 2 Rd., Caistor Centre, Niagara Falls







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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