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“Festival of Lights” a Part of Niagara Since 1980

Festival of Lights

Niagara Falls has been celebrating a “Festival of Lights” in one form or another on both sides of the border since 1980. Celebrating the holiday season by illuminating the downtown area or other parts of the city first started in Niagara Falls, New York in 1980. Niagara Falls, Ontario then started their own festival in […]

Springtime at Oakwood: 4th Annual Amateur “Bird Walk”

Oakwood Cemetery

NIAGARA FALLS, APRIL 25, 2016 – The 4th Annual Amateur “Bird Walk” at the historic Oakwood Cemetery (OC), 763 Portage Rd., Niagara Falls, NY is scheduled for 8 AM on Saturday, April 30th. Free and open to the public, birders are asked to meet at the Oakwood House to register and pick-up a free “Migrating Birds […]

“Search for the Sound of Smokin Joe’s” April 22nd at Native Center in Niagara Falls

Smokin Joe's

Smokin Joe’s Native Center in downtown Niagara Falls is searching for a talented ‘house band’ with a rockin’ country flavor. To find the right group to perform at various functions in that facility’s showroom, Smokin Joe’s is holding an open audition Friday, April 22nd on the main stage of the Native Center located at the […]

Lost Lollie Found!


Dorothy said it best – “There’s no place like home” and that is where Lollie, the pretty little dog whose story captivated so many people of Niagara Falls has finally come to rest. After a long 34 days of wandering Grand Island and Niagara Falls in the harsh WNY winter, sweet little Lollie is back […]

American Falls Erosion Issue Reviewed 49 Years Ago

In 1967 the International Joint Commission, which was formed in 1910 by both the United States and Canada to oversee problems along the 3000 mile mutual border, began a process to determine what could be done to address the erosion issue with the American Falls. The Commission created The American Falls International Board and two […]

Winter Weather Finally Coming to Niagara


Niagara Falls is a glorious sight in the summer, but the frigid winds of winter create a spectacle of wonder. The current conditions have been relatively mild for this time of year, but temperatures in the teens are finally producing some of the frozen scenes around the Falls natives have grown accustomed to. The winter […]

Christmas Season Has Arrived in Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls Christmas Lights

Niagara Falls USA may no longer have the Festival of Lights, but the holiday season has arrived in the form of light displays around the city. Below is a photo gallery of lights displayed on Old Falls Street, the Niagara Falls Culinary Institute, City Hall and Hyde Park. [Show slideshow]

Martians Land Near Niagara Falls 47 Years Ago On Radio

Martians landed on Grand Island, Halloween night forty-seven years ago and invaded the Niagara Frontier, at least on WKBW radio. The show was “War of the Worlds” and it was adapted by KB Program Director Jeff Kaye and based on the 1938 Orson Welles radio drama. In Kaye’s drama the Martian invasion wiped out Niagara […]

Halloween in Niagara

Halloeen in Niagara

Halloween in Niagara Halloween in Niagara is a fun time for all. Whether it is the various pumpkin patches offering everything from carving pumpkins to haunted hayrides and amusement rides for the kids. Or, the very scary commercial haunted houses located on both sides of the border. On the American side one can find pumpkins for […]

Maid of the Mist to Extend Season to November 8th

Maid of the Mist

Maid of the Mist, one of North America’s longest running tourist attractions, will extend its 2015 season through November 8, adding one week to the season, which typically concludes at the end of October. “We are announcing this extension early to allow both our guests and tour operators to plan for the additional operational dates,” […]

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