Niagara Children's Water Festival

Due to the uncertainty related to the current elementary school job action and the growing concerns surrounding the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), the 2020 Water Festival has been cancelled. Water and wastewater staff will be working over the next few days to contact teachers, vendors and sponsors.

Waitlist Registration

School registration is full, you can register to be put on a waiting list

Information for Teachers

Transportation, agenda and parent volunteer information

About the Water Festival

The 17th annual Niagara Children's Water Festival will take place on April 28 through May 1, 2020. New in 2020, the festival will take place at Brock University in St. Catharines.

The festival is open to grades three and four students in Niagara for free.

Transportation arrangements and costs are covered by the sponsors. Students are picked up at their school in the morning and returned in time for dismissal.

We ask all students to bring a litter-free lunch and dress appropriately for this rain or shine outdoor event.

At the festival, students learn about the importance of water with exciting educational activity centres. Each activity centre includes a hands-on demonstration or interactive game to help the students learn important messaging about water and the environment. Groups of students rotate through the activity centres, visiting approximately 10 activities throughout the day.

Contact Us

Send us an email for more information or for accessibility concerns.


Thank you to the sponsors of the 2020 Niagara Children's Water Festival.

Watershed Sponsors

Lake Sponsors

River Sponsors

Creek Sponsors


Thank you to the partners of the 2020 Niagara Children's Water Festival.