Summer is coming to a close, so don’t miss out on these fun Niagara Falls events while the weather is nice and warm. From yoga at Journey Behind the Falls, to a tour that packs five fun destinations in one night, put these things to do in Niagara Falls on your end-of-summer itinerary.
1. See a Concert at the Summer Music Series and Watch Niagara Falls Fireworks After
Friday and Sunday nights through September 2, head to Queen Victoria Park for a free Niagara Falls concert kicking off at 8 p.m. The stage overlooks Niagara Falls for a concert experience unlike any other.
Here are the upcoming performers:
- Sunday, August 11: Alessia Cohle
- Friday, August 16: Riley Michaels
- Sunday, August 18: House of David
- Friday, August 23: By Design
- Sunday, August 25: Safe as Houses
- Friday, August 30: Elyse Saunders
- Sunday, September 1: Gravely James
- Monday, September 2: Jessica Wilson
The Niagara Summer Music Series stage is right near Table Rock House Restaurant and Queen Victoria Place Restaurant, so you can grab a bite to eat outside to hear the music, or head to dinner before the show.
After every show, see Niagara Falls fireworks light up the sky at around 10 p.m.
2. Check Out Niagara Falls newest Restaurant – Niagara Distillery
If you’re into sampling local spirits, head to the newly opened Niagara Distillery for craft spirits and cocktails. The distillery serves up a variety of spirits, including whisky, moonshine, vodka, gin and rum. Drink your preferred spirit on the rocks, or try a signature iced or frozen concoction.
Enjoy your drink in the summer weather on the patio. Pair it with some summer barbecue from Billy Bones BBQ at the distillery, with a selection including ribs, burgers, sandwiches and all the fixins’. The Niagara Distillery is the perfect place to go for an authentic taste of Niagara Falls food and drink.
3. Have an Epic Evening Visiting Niagara Falls Hot Spots
Want to experience some of the coolest things to do in Niagara Falls, all in a single night? Check out the Epic Evening in Niagara Falls Tour, a five-stop adventure in Niagara Falls.
The tour takes off daily at 3:30 p.m. and is five hours of fun. First, you’ll head to Konzelmann Estate Winery for a VIP tour and tasting, where you can learn about the winery’s history, see the view across Lake Ontario and the Toronto skyline from the observation deck, and kick off your evening with a tasting of four wines.
Then, head to another wine tasting at Reif Estate Winery, one of Niagara-on-the-Lake’s founding family wineries. Hop aboard Hornblower Niagara Cruises afterward, where you’ll get sprayed by the majestic mist of the falls as you get a close-up view.
Enjoy dinner at the Fallsview Buffet, where you can see Niagara Falls from any table in the restaurant. Finally, take a tour on the Journey Behind the Falls, which takes you through a tunnel directly behind the Canadian Horseshoe Falls. It’s an epic night you’ll never forget!
Tickets cost $159 for teens/adults ages 13 and older, and $79 for kids ages 6 to 12. Children ages 5 and younger are free.
4. Try a Whirlpool Jet Boat Ride
If you’re into adventure, hop on a Whirlpool Jet Boat tour for a thrilling time. Each tour lasts around 45 minutes to an hour, where you’ll check out beautiful Niagara Falls scenery and learn about the history of the War of 1812, the Niagara Gorge and Niagara Falls.
Feel the rush of the rapids as you travel (and spin) on these boats built with triple turbo diesel water jet systems. You’ll head from Niagara River into the Niagara Gorge at an exhilarating 55 miles per hour. Then, you’ll head through Class 5 “Devil’s Hole” rapids. Yes, you will get wet, and that’s all part of the fun.
Tickets are $69.95 for teens/adults ages 13 and older and $45 for children ages 12 and younger.
5. Do Some Yoga at Niagara Falls
Unleash your inner yogi at Namaste Niagara, a truly one-of-a-kind experience where you can get into Warrior I, Downward Facing Dog and other poses while overlooking the rushing waters of Niagara Falls. Being so close with nature while going on the physical, mental and emotional journey of a yoga class is an elevated experience.
The yoga class happens every Saturday and Sunday at 8 a.m. through September 1 and lasts 45 minutes long. Afterward, participants can enjoy brunch at Queenston Heights and Whirlpool Restaurants, which is included in admission. Tickets are $60 per person.
Book Your Niagara Falls Trip
You still have time to experience summer fun in Niagara Falls. Book a stay at one of the best hotels in Niagara Falls. Each one is close to all the action mentioned here, so you can walk to your destination and get around easily.