Fort Erie Friendship Festival

Fort Erie Friendship Festival

Fort Erie Friendship Festival 2014

Located just minutes from Niagara Falls, the Fort Erie Friendship Festival has successfully been active since 1987, uniting Canadian and American culture with the intention of creating a united front influenced by the War of 1812.

The Fort Erie Friendship Festival continues and maintains its mission statement:

To promote an international Friendship Festival celebrating the good relations between Canada and the United States of America since the end of the War of 1812.

To support and promote better relations between Canada and the USA.

To support and promote the economic development of the Region of Niagara South in general, and the Town of Fort Erie in particular.

To support and promote tourism and cultural activities.

Where is it located?

The Fort Erie Friendship Festival is located at Mather Arch in Fort Erie. From the QEW heading towards the Peace Bridge, take the last exit “Central Avenue” and turn right. From Buffalo, go across the Peace Bridge and take “Central Avenue” exit (right under the Central Avenue overpass).

Fort Erie Friendship Festival 2013 map

The Fort Erie Friendship Festival runs from Friday, June 27th to Tuesday, July 1st (an extra day this year!), and features many activities. Food Vendors, shopping vendors, 1812 Encampment & Demonstrations, a Festival’s Got Talent competition, a Family Interactive & “Kid’s Zone” area, a Midway, a great line up of entertainment, and so much more will happen over these five days. Friday marks the opening day with the festival opening at 11:00 am. Entry is FREE to get in, but if you would like to partake in the Midway activities (opening at 11:00am everyday), it is as follows:

  • Specials:
    Friday Pay One Price $25.00
    Saturday Pay One Price $25.00 (Valid 11:00am until to 6pm)
    Saturday Midnight Madness – $17.00 (Valid 8:00pm to Midnight)
    Sunday Pay One Price $25.00
    Monday Pay One Price $25.00
    Tuesday Pay One Price $30.00
  • Ticket Info:
    Rides require 3, 4 or 5 tickets, per person
    1 Ticket is $1.00
    30 tickets for $25.00

You may also purchase discounted advance pre-sale bracelets now until Thursday, June 26th (at 11:59pm) by clicking here. *Not available for Saturday Midnight Madness or Canada Day*

Fort Erie Friendship Festival

If the idea of free rides excites you, take it to Twitter! Tweet @CarterRides #CanadaDayRides.

Entertainment Showcase

Fort Erie Friendship Festival

Friday, June 27, 2014

Simply Queen: The live tribute celebrates all the iconic songs that made Queen one of the most legendary rock bands of all time.

Under the Influence: Playing all of the songs you love from as far back as the 50′s to the latest hits.

Jessica Wilson: Jessica Wilson is an 18 year old growing sensation! She is a singer/songwriter who plays guitar and ukulele in cafes, restaurants and events across Niagara. 

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Country Night! You’ll be treated to Autumn Hill, Lindsay Broughton, Amy Rose, Tim Hebert and Borderline, and Billy J. White.

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Stone River: A band with passion, love and decibels to spare, Stone River crafts their own brand of southern-style rock n roll with all the trimmings.

The Howling Horns: From “MORE BAD NEWS AND THE HORNS FROM HELL” seven former members join to create “THE HOWLING HORNS”. 

Amber Reigns: Amber Reigns is a Rock band from Fort Erie, ON with modern, classic, alternative and grunge influences. 

Back In The Daze: Back In The Daze shares their love for old music through their many great cover songs (The Beatles, Rolling Stones, Billy Joel, Queen Etc.) and a fleet of catchy original songs. 

Monday, June 30, 2014

Tribute Night! It’s a night full of cover bands. Green River Revival, Thunderstruck, Keep The Faith, Pretzel Logic, Circle5, and Stereo Sunrise all take the stage.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Canada Day features performances from the 2013 Niagara Music Awards Showcase, as well as the winners of the Festival’s Got Talent competition (winner to be announced on the same day).

For more information on any of the concert acts listen above, including YouTube clips from every performer listed, please click here.

Friendship Festival is looking for volunteers!

The Fort Erie Friendship Festival relies on more than 200 volunteers to assist in the running of the festival. Make new friends, learn new skills and have fun by taking part in an amazing venue! There are a number of volunteer opportunities from parking attendants to bartending. For a full list, and for contact information on how to participate as a volunteer,click here, call 905-871-6454 or email [email protected]

Follow the Fort Erie Friendship Festival online at


Twitter: (@info_festival).


The Comfort Inn Clifton Hill in Niagara Falls is only a short drive from the Fort Erie Friendship Festivaland offers affordable rates and a central location to all of Niagara Falls’ main events, venues and attractions. With the Friendship Festival falling on the Canada Day Holiday weekend, this hotel will maintain a competitive edge with affordable rates and discounted package deals on attractions that YOU want to do at prices that you can afford within a location situated right on the main tourism strip on Clifton Hill. Only a 5 minute walk from the Falls, this hotel was awarded Trip Advisors “Family Hotel” for a reason. It’s a great suggestion for the family traveling to the Fort Erie Friendship Festival and the Canada Day Niagara Falls Fireworks at Queen Victoria Park can be seen just steps outside this Niagara Falls hotel.

Fort Erie Friendship Festival accomodations

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Christine on Fort Erie Friendship Festival

Christine Lynn





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