Tag: 2017

Hotels nearly booked as Niagara Falls prepares for Wallenda stunt

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From WIVB Channel 4 in Buffalo:

It’s expected to be one of the biggest events happening at Niagara Falls this year – Erendira Wallenda will be flying, suspended from a helicopter by her teeth, over the falls.

“For whatever reason, every time there’s this sense of wonder,” said Andrea Czopp, the Communications Director for Destination Niagara USA. “People do all kinds of crazy things for crazy reasons and I think there’s something about the power of this water that ignites an intrigue.”

The stunt is taking place at 8:30am Thursday, June 15.

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Celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday at Niagara Falls Marriott Fallsview Hotel & Spa

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From a Marketwired press release seen on Yahoo! Finance:

Canada is celebrating its 150th birthday with a nationwide celebration, ‘Canada 150’ and the Niagara Falls Marriott Fallsview Hotel & Spa invites guests to celebrate right at the heart of it all. And the Niagara Region is going a step above, hosting a localized ‘Niagara 150’ event in conjunction with Canada 150. Combined these events celebrate Canada and the Niagara Region. The festivities include a number of special events, free admission to historic Canadian locations and more. Marriott’s iconic luxury Niagara Falls hotel is poised to be the perfect home base for those looking to celebrate.
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Hornblower cruises season starts (last) Saturday

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I know I’m a couple of days late…

From the Niagara Falls Review:

Hornblower Niagara Cruises is set to sail for a fourth season, starting Saturday.

The relatively mild winter meant there was no ice buildup in the Niagara River, so the boat tour operator set the April 1 start date and also began accepting bookings last month.

“We have some weather and ice-modelling programs that we’ve created over the last couple of years and, about a month ago, we knew there were not going to be any significant ice concerns so we livened up our ticket sales,” said general manager Mory DiMaurizio.

The popular tourist attraction also opened April 1 last year.

“It was a great early start to the season and a great indicator of what was a landmark year,” he said.

By comparison, the 2015 season didn’t start until April 30, following one of the coldest, longest winters on record. It’s inaugural season in 2014 started May 15.

Boats are equipped with radiant heaters and visitors have the option of viewing the cataracts from “dry zone” areas.

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2017 TOP 100 FESTIVALS & EVENTS IN ONTARIO ANNOUNCED

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The City of Niagara Falls sent out a newsletter recently that highlighted the fact that a few Niagara Falls events were in the list of top 100 events in 2017 in Ontario.

  • Niagara Falls Canada Day Celebration (Niagara Falls) Jun 30 – Jul 2
  • Niagara Falls Santa Claus Parade (Niagara Falls) Nov 18
  • *OPG Winter Festival of Lights (Niagara Falls) Nov 18 – Jan 31, 2018

You can read the entire list of top events here

Adam Sandler heading to Fallsview

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From the Niagara Falls Review:

Adam Sandler has a date with Niagara Falls.

The Saturday Night Live icon is returning to stand-up comedy in 2017, with two shows in Niagara Falls June 23 and 24. Once one of the biggest comedy stars in Hollywood, Sandler’s long list of hits include The Wedding Singer, Happy Gilmore and Billy Madison. He signed a four-movie deal with Netflix in 2014. Read More…

Hard Rock Rising 2017 in Niagara Falls

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From Niagara Frontier Publications:

The search for the next rising star is on. Hard Rock Cafe, Niagara Falls USA, invites emerging musicians in the market to take the stage for its annual Hard Rock Rising “Battle of the Bands.” The competition offers one lucky winner a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to perform during halftime at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida. Read More…

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