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Thursday, June 28, 2012

Canada Day/Independence Day weekend events in Niagara Parks

Media Release
June 27, 2012

Niagara Falls, ON – The Niagara Parks Commission (NPC) is pleased to announce an exciting line-up of events for the upcoming Canada Day / Independence Day holidays.

Free Coca Cola Concert Series and Falls Fireworks
Spectacular fireworks displays are scheduled at 10 p.m. for June 29 and July 1 – 4. (Note: the July 3 fireworks display will be 25 minutes long and will be fired from the U.S. side, courtesy of the Seneca Casino).
The free Coca Cola Concert Series will take place at 8 p.m. on the Illumination Tower Stage in Queen Victoria Park, before the Falls Fireworks at 10 p.m. Concert goers will have a prime view of the fireworks displays, making for the perfect family outing.


Coca Cola Concert Series Line-up
Friday, June 29 - The Deal
Sunday, July 1 - Lowdown
Monday, July 2 - Danny Black
Wednesday, July 4 - The Athertones

Daily Live Entertainment at the Maid of the Mist Marketplace
Enjoy live entertainment all weekend at the Maid of the Mist Marketplace from 11 a.m. until 9 p.m. (10 p.m. on fireworks nights).

Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
RCMP Officer Meet and Greet at Table Rock
Canada is known for many things, but nothing is more notable than the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. Come to Table Rock Centre, located at the brink of the Canadian Horseshoe Falls to meet an RCMP officer for photos and to answer questions. Don’t forget to bring your camera!

June 29 at 9 p.m.
Old Fort Erie Friday Night Frights
Come join a popular tradition – hear the eerie stories of the ghosts of Canada’s bloodiest battlefield. Cost: $5 per person. Reservations recommended, please call 905-871-0540.

June 29 – July 2
Fort Erie Friendship Festival
The Fort Erie Friendship Festival features spectacular concerts, entertainment, crafts and more in celebration of 200 years of friendship between Canada and the U.S. For more information, visit www.friendshipfestival.com

ROAD CLOSURE NOTICE: During the Friendship Festival, there will be a road closure along the Niagara Parkway from Queen Street to Central Avenue. Detour signs will are located throughout the town of Fort Erie to assist drivers.

Daily, June 30 – September 16
Bonsai Show Niagara Parks Floral Showhouse
NPC has partnered with the Niagara Bonsai Society to launch a new display, featuring several unique Bonsai trees.

Battle of Chippawa Memorial Ceremony
July 5 at 7 p.m.
NPC and the Chippawa Branch 396 of the Royal Canadian Legion will honour those who served on the Chippawa Battlefield on July 5, 1814. All are welcome to attend.
NPC is committed to a vision of Ontario’s Niagara Parks as one that Preserves a rich heritage, Conserves natural wonders, and Inspires people world-wide. Founded in 1885, The Niagara Parks Commission is an Operational Enterprise Agency of the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport. Its mission is to protect the natural and cultural heritage along the Niagara River for the enjoyment of visitors while maintaining financial self-sufficiency.

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For more information, visit www.niagaraparks.com or contact:

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