Niagara Falls Illumination
Throughout the year, Niagara Falls is illuminated for holidays and significant occasions, as determined by the Niagara Falls Illumination Board (NFIB). The falls are also lit in custom colors for short durations to mark significant dates in support of charitable causes. A schedule of upcoming illuminations for such causes is shown below, and all will take place from 10-10:15 p.m. unless otherwise noted (excluding special holiday illuminations).
The New Falls Illumination
In 2016, almost 20 years since the last major investment in falls lighting, the existing Xenon lights were replaced with new, energy-efficient LED lighting technology. These new lights provide more than twice the previous lighting levels, programmable lighting, and a wider spectrum of color. The new lights also fill gaps to provide a more consistent lighting effect.
Niagara Falls Illumination ScheduleJune 2018
June 23 - Pollinator Week (Yellow and orange)
June 29 - International Scleroderma Awareness Day (Blue)
July 1 - Canada Day (Red and white)
July 4 - Independence Day (Red, white, and blue)
July 20 - 50th Anniversary of Special Olympics (Red)
July 21 - To Honor Polish Dignitaries' Visit to Niagara Falls (9:30-9:45 p.m., Red and white)
July 22 - Fragile X Awareness Day (Teal)
July 28 - World Hepatitis Day (Green)
July 30 - Gastroschisis Awareness Day (Green)
September 22 - Chiari Awareness Month (Purple)
October 5 - World CP Day (Green)
November 5 - Color the World Orange (Orange)
November 11 - Remembrance Day (Red)
Special Holiday IlluminationsNiagara Falls is illuminated for the following annual holidays and significant occasions:
March 17, 2018 - St. Patrick's Day Green every hour for 15 minutes, illumination extended until 2 a.m.
March 24, 2018 - Earth Hour Falls will remain dark from 8:30 - 9:30 p.m.
April 22, 2018 - Earth Day Green every hour for 15 minutes
May 21, 2018 - Victoria Day Purple every hour for 15 minutes
May 28, 2018 - Memorial Day Red, white and blue every hour for 15 minutes
June 5, 2018 - World Environment Day Green every hour for 15 minutes
July 1, 2018 - Canada Day Red and white every hour for 15 minutes
July 4, 2018 - Independence Day Red, white and blue every hour for 15 minutes
November 11, 2018 - Remembrance Day Red every hour for 15 minutes