Niagara’s Most Exciting Fall Celebrations

Autumn in Niagara
Fall is an amazing time of year to visit Niagara.

Experience the best of the fall season in Niagara Falls this September and October at a number of exciting local celebrations. Here are some of the top Niagara events to check out this fall.

Chinese Harvest Moon Celebration

September 24, Montebello Park

The harvest moon is the full moon that falls closest to the fall equinox, which this year will be visible on the night of September 24th. And you can view the beautiful orange-coloured moon and celebrate the harvest in Montebello Park in St. Catharines.

Stop by the Chinese Harvest Moon Celebration to experience:

  • Games and Chinese cultural dances
  • Moon cakes and Chinese-inspired cuisine
  • Chinese games and lantern-making ceremonies
  • Live music

The celebration is from 5-10pm and admission is free.

Niagara Falls Oktoberfest

October 5th & 6th, Scotiabank Convention Centre

Beer lovers unite! The Niagara Falls Oktoberfest celebration is taking place on October 5th and 6th at the Scotiabank Convention Centre and admission is totally free!

You can taste beer from a number of great local breweries including Niagara Brewing Company, Brimstone Brewing Co., and the Exchange Brewery, enjoy live music, and indulge in delicious German fare like pork schnitzel, chicken schnitzel, beer-braised Oktoberfest sausage, German potato salad, and braised red cabbage with sauerkraut.

Canadian Thanksgiving

October 8th

Celebrate Canadian Thanksgiving on October 8th with a number of exciting events happening throughout Niagara, including:

  • Skylon Tower yellow illumination
  • Fireworks over Niagara Falls at 10pm
  • Inniskillin Winery’s Thanksgiving Market Grill

All Hallows’ Eve

October 20th, Old Fort Erie

On October 21st, 27th, and 28th you can embark on a spooky All Hallows’ Eve ghost tour at Old Fort Erie and experience Halloween traditions, 1812-style on this historic battlefield. It will be a fun and frightening evening that ends with refreshments and the annual burning of a Guy Fawkes effigy. Tours are available at 7:30pm. 7:45pm, and 8:00pm.

There are a number of great fall celebrations and Niagara events happening all season long, so start planning your Niagara Falls getaway today to experience them!