The Niagara Falls National Heritage Area and its partners are accepting proposals for the design of the North Star Freedom Festival logo. The North Star Freedom Festival, co-presented by the Niagara Falls National Heritage Area, Bravo Niagara! Festival of the Arts, and the Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Area, is a bi-national festival dedicated to commemorating the rich Black history on both sides of the Niagara River, highlighting the ongoing journey to freedom and equality, and pays tribute to the resilience of the courageous freedom-seekers who followed the North Star to Niagara.
In 2012 Nik Wallenda became the first person to cross the Niagara Falls by tightrope in 116 years. He did so after receiving permission from both the Canadian and United States governments, although he was required to carry his passport and present it on entry to the Canadian side of the falls.