Summer is when the Niagara region comes alive, and in more ways than one. Not only is it prime time for visitors, but the influx of tourists brings a plethora of activities to take place during the summer as well.
From exhibits and festivals to food fests and more, June is one of the best times to visit Niagara Falls. If you’re looking for a great family, couples’, or friends’ getaway, Niagara in June is the perfect choice, and these are just a few of the events you can look forward to.
Niagara Comic Con
Held from June 3 to June 5, Niagara Falls Comic Con is one of the biggest and most popular events in the region. Feast your eyes on the memorabilia and comic books the vendors will have on offer, and even take the chance to meet some of your favorite celebrities who will be in attendance.
Henry Winkler of “Happy Days” fame will be there, as will George Wendt from the television series “Cheers.” You might also have the chance to meet Lou Ferrigno, Verne Troyer, Tom Wopat, Joey Lauren Adams, Dee Wallace, and Jake “The Snake” Roberts, who have all confirmed their attendance. This is a don’t-miss event for all comic lovers.
Niagara Falls RibFest
BBQ will dominate the Niagara food scene this year as the Niagara Falls RibFest is held June 17 to 19. Pitmasters from all over the United States and Canada will descend upon Niagara Falls to do what they do best: ribs.
There will be live entertainment each day of the event, tastings, and more, and parking and admission are free. This event, sponsored by the Rotary Club of Niagara Falls, is one of the most popular food events of the year, so don’t miss out.
OysterFest Niagara 2016
If you’re an oyster fan you won’t want to miss this year’s OysterFest Niagara, held on Sunday June 12. In addition to sampling the region’s most delectable shellfish, you can also experience some of the best craft beer, local wine, and an oyster shucking contest.
Held at the Eagle Valley Golf Course and sponsored by Tide and Vine, this is one event that is fun for the whole family and is highly anticipated by the locals each and every year.
Buffalo Showtime Horse Show
Held in Hamburg, New York and just about 20 kilometers from Niagara Falls is the Buffalo Showtime Horse Show, held at the Hamburg County Fairgrounds Showplex. If you or someone in your group is a horse lover, you won’t want to miss this USEF qualifying show held from June 16 to 19.
With classes featuring children and ponies to adults on jumpers, an afternoon spent at this horse show is a great way to enjoy the sunshine and watch some very talented horses and riders.
If you plan to visit Niagara in June you’ll be able to experience all of the traditional things you’ve come to love about the region, as well as these special events. Plan your vacation now so you don’t miss out!