Wallenda Walk Tickets Available Starting Friday | News
NIAGARA FALLS, NY - Tickets to watch Nik Wallenda make his historic walk across Niagara Falls will be available to the public starting this Friday, June 1st.
The tickets are free and will be available on a first-come, first-served basis starting at 9 a.m. by logging on to www.walkthefalls.com. People without internet access can request tickets by calling 1-877-325-5787 at the same date and time. There is a limit of five tickets per request.
Those tickets can then be exchanged for a wristband starting at 9 a.m. the day of the walk, June 15th at the Niagara Falls State Park Visitor Center or the Cave of the Winds Information Kiosk. You can also exchange your ticket for a wristband starting at 11 a. m. that day at the Niagara Tourism and Convention Corporation Visitor Information Tent, temporarily located on Old Falls St. between Rainbow Blvd. and Prospect St. in Niagara Falls.
Terrapin Point can safely accommodate 4,000 spectators for the walk. Wristbands will provide access to the event area on Goat Island starting at 6 p.m. Wallenda is expected to walk just after 10 p.m.
The walk will take place rain or shine, but New York State Parks personnel will retain the right to limit spectator viewing in the event of severe weather. No coolers, bottles, cans or large bags will be allowed, but you will be allowed to bring a blanket or lawn chair.
For those without tickets, the City of Niagara Falls will provide large screens for public viewing on Old Falls St., directly adjacent to the State Park at Prospect St.
State Park officials urge ticket holders to arrive early as traffic is expected to get congested as the day progresses. Family activities will get underway starting at 11 a.m. on Old Falls St.
Parking, traffic conditions and event information will be available throughout the day on June 15th at www.walkthefalls.com.
"We are very excited to be hosting this historic event and are focused on providing a safe and enjoyable experience for the patrons that come to witness Nik's walk," said State Parks Commissioner Rose Harvey.
If you are 18 years old or older and interested in volunteering to help tourists and spectators coming to the Falls for the event, contact Jane Schroeder at 716-282-8992 ext. 312.