NEW PUBLIC ART: The “Arch on Old Falls” Comes to Life

On July 13, 2018 we were excited to unveil the “Arch on Old Falls” created by local artist and sculptor, Jesse Walp.  This public art piece was commissioned by USA Niagara Development, taking over a year to plan, materialize and complete.

The “arch” was installed with a team of helpers, and now sits at the corner of Old Falls Street and First Street for onlookers to enjoy.  Use this link to see the full gallery of photos, including a short video prepared by Villa Maria College documenting the project.

Artist Jesse Walp, with (left to right) Paul Tronolone, (USA Niagara), Mayor Paul Dyster (City of Niagara Falls) and Assemblyman Angelo Morinello (State of New York).

Production Notes:  The work is 14 feet wide and 26 feet tall.  Jesse Walp received help from his colleagues Cory Butler, Travis Mills and Cooper McDonald.  The metal tubes were bent and fabricated by Jentsch & Co. of Buffalo.

A Short News Video from Channel 4 (WIVB-Buffalo):

Niagara Falls USA Special Programs

OFS Now Hiring Summer Staff for Daily Activities & Events

The Events Team for Old Falls Street, USA is excited to present and promote a busy 2018 season, and we are looking for a group of enthusiastic, friendly individuals to join our team!

We interview and hire a mix of individuals for (2) particular positions, and there are only minor differences between the two:  (click on each to view job description)

Fun Facilitator, Daily Activities & Events

Intern (paid), Daily Activities & Events (for Students)

Our staff helps us on many tasks, and the student interns also do planning for a few special events in order to get extra experience in hospitality and event management.  We are now welcoming applications for our 2018 team, from both students and non-students.  All that is required is a positive attitude and a willingness to learn!

How to Apply for Summer 2018:

  1. Review the job descriptions to find your best fit.
  2. Send your resume and additional info to
  3. If your resume is selected, you will be contacted for an interview.
  4. Positions will be offered after 1-2 interview sessions.

Spectra manages Old Falls Street, USA and the Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls, as well as more than 120 other public assembly facilities around the world.


Niagara Falls USA Special Events

Old Falls Street Seeking Event Food Vendors for 2018

The Events Team for Old Falls Street, USA is seeking restaurants, food trucks, food trailers and food carts to showcase their high-quality food options at several special events during our 2018 summer season.

For many of these events, the street is closed to vehicle traffic and a festival atmosphere takes over the cobblestone street.  We welcome a mix of different food menus, and we add music and other entertainment to support the celebratory mood.

Interested food vendors can apply for the following dates:

  • *Please download the application with info, options, rules.
  • Saturday, May 26 — Memorial Weekend — 12:00p – 8:00p
  • Sunday, May 27 — Memorial Weekend — 12:00p – 8:00p
  • Monday, May 28 — Memorial Weekend — 12:00p – 8:00p
  • Wednesday, July 4 — Independence Day — 12:00p – 8:00p
  • Saturday, August 11 — “Touch-A-Truck” — 11:00a – 5:00p
  • Saturday, August 18 — “Dance of the Fireflies” — 12:00p – 9:00p
  • Saturday, Sept 1 — (Taste of Niagara Falls, link**)
  • Sunday, Sept 2 — (Taste of Niagara Falls, link**)
  • Friday, Sept 14 — Blues Festival — 5:00p – 10:00p
  • Saturday, Sept 15 — Blues Festival — 12:00p – 10:00p


[**The Taste of Niagara Falls is hosted by Corey McGowan productions.  Any interested parties should contact him directly.]

Food vending spaces are available for rent on these days, and each applicant must have a valid City of Niagara Falls vending license, County health permit and proof of business insurance.  Application here, again.

*Additional dates may become available, and we will update as more information becomes available.  

2018 APPLICATION - Special Event Vendors - Food
Food & Drink Special Events Vendors

Falls Street Seeking Daily Food Vendors for 2018 Season

Niagara Falls, NY (February 2018)Old Falls Street, USA is calling for local food vendors interested in selling their food products during the 2018 tourist season from May through September. Space is limited, and applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until all available spots are filled. The application is available from the Old Falls Street management team by emailing, or by downloading below.

This application period is for food vendors that will be placed in the same location for daily vending throughout the entire season. Later in the spring, there will be opportunities for food vendors to apply to “event only” vending on designated weekends or special events. Placement is not guaranteed; all applications must be reviewed, and approved.

Old Falls Street, USA is the three-block entertainment district that connects Niagara Falls State Park with hotels and attractions in downtown Niagara Falls, NY. This dynamic public space attracts a variety of residents and out-of-town visitors while providing exciting opportunities for seasonal food vending, daily interactive games, festivals, concerts and other free family-friendly activities throughout the year. Each weekend, the street comes alive with Thursday outdoor movies, Friday music concerts and “Free Family Fun” activities on Saturday afternoons. These events, and more, continue to help make the street the “Community Welcome Center” of Niagara Falls.

We want to showcase the very best Niagara regional offerings to the thousands of local, national and international guests we see each year,” said Jason Murgia, General Manager for Old Falls Street, USA and the Conference and Event Center Niagara Falls. The number of food vendors has grown slightly each year, and more quality options will be added each season as space allows.


a. Contact, or download application here.
b. Fill out the necessary info and reply with all required attachments.
c. The Old Falls Street, USA management will review and decide on your application.

Food & Drink Vendors

Downtown Partners Complete First Annual Jingle Falls

The first annual “Jingle Falls USA” was a great example of community partners coming together to promote Niagara Falls.  During the first (3) Saturdays of December, activities were planned for both inside and outside, and Old Falls Street was decorated in holiday lights and filled with large ornaments and a holiday tree.  See the schedule below to review our events, many which will return again next year!  … and photo highlights below!


Photos from Jingle Falls 2017:

See more photos on our Jingle Falls page.

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