Cascades of Fire

For the first time ever, the Cascades of Fire International Fireworks Competition is set to light up the Niagara Falls skies this winter. Presented by Hornblower Niagara Cruises, the event will take place over six weekend nights starting on November 9, 2018.

The competition will take place over two weekends in November with all shows beginning at 9:00pm. Award winning pyrotechnic teams from China, Finland, Brazil, Vietnam and Italy will be showcasing their fireworks displays. Each night of the competition will feature an 18-minute long show that is synchronized to music. As the hosts, Team Canada will put on a special fireworks finale show on November 18 presented by Fallsview Casino.

Each presentation will be judged on five categories: theme and choice of music, creativity, selection of the fireworks effects and use within the display,
synchronization to the music and crowd reaction and appreciation.

Closing Ceremonies will take place Sunday, November 18, with the Mayor of Niagara Falls presenting awards to the competitors.

Cascades of Fire International Fireworks Competition will take place the dates of November 9, 10, 11, 16, 17 and 18 at 9pm. Visit for more info.