Friendship Festival

By on December 9, 2013

The Fort Erie Friendship Festival is one of the largest annual festivals in the Niagara Region. Originally created to celebrate the friendship of Canada and the United States, the Friendship Festival has grown into a large tourist attraction for the city of Fort Erie. The Friendship Festival runs from July 1st (Canada’s birthday) to July 4th (United States birthday) every year and is located in Fort Erie, ON, directly across the Niagara River from Buffalo, NY.

The festival features one of the largest temporary midways the region has to offer. Popular midway rides including the Gravitron, Zipper, and Ferris Wheel are featured. Dozens of carnival games are available to be played. Food vendors are scattered throughout the venue, serving up ribs, sausage, hot dogs, fries, cotton candy, candy apples, and more.

The Friendship Festival features free concerts daily throughout the four day event. Past performers include Hedley, David Usher, and Sloan. Alcoholic drinks are available in designated areas.

An amazing display of fireworks takes place during the evening of July 1st that can’t be missed. The 20 minute display takes place over Lake Erie for a truly amazing spectacle.