Canada 150 Celebrations Continue in Niagara Falls

Canada Day might have come and gone, but the celebration in honour of Canada’s 150th birthday isn’t over just yet in Niagara Falls.

Members of the Canada 150 Committee in Niagara Falls have been busy planning and organizing the City’s official Canada 150 Signature event entitled 150 Fun Fest in the Falls, set to take place, on Saturday, August 26th at the Scotiabank Convention Centre.  The event features a daytime and evening component – both are free to attend. 

 “We wanted to provide members of our community the chance to celebrate what it is to be Canadian, with an event tailored for people of all ages,” said Chris Dabrowski, Chair of the Canada 150 Committee in Niagara Falls.  “Best of all, it’s free to attend,” he added.

Fun Fest in the Falls will feature a daytime component from 12pm-5pm at the Scotiabank Convention Centre showcasing Canadiana inspired Food trucks with Poutine and Back Bacon, a mini Canadian Comic Con featuring Canadian artists, TV / Movie cars and even Captain Canuck himself, Crafters, SIVIC Art Showcase featuring local Canadian inspired art pieces, a Kids Zone featuring large inflatables and free face painting and more.  The event will take place indoors and outdoors at the Convention Centre.

Later that day, doors will open into the main Convention Centre hall at 7pm where Juno-award winning musician Matthew Good will perform a free concert.  The concert is free to attend and 19+. 

“We have limited capacity of about 5,000 people for the concert with Matt Good, so we encourage people to line up as early as 5pm.  Tickets aren’t required for the event, but we do encourage people to bring a non-perishable food time in support of Project SHARE,” added Dabrowski.

“The celebration continues in Niagara Falls!  There have been many ways to get involved in Canada’s 150th celebrations all year and our 150 Fun Fest in the Falls is now right around the corner.  This event will be full of everything Canadian.. the sights, sounds, activities, food and community spirit you know and love.  Come out and celebrate in our 150th together in true Niagara Falls style!,” said Mayor Jim Diodati.