The festival features several free events including: Car shows, concerts each year with local and big name bands, A midway with rides, vendors, beer gardens, complimentary breakfast each morning, exotic animal displays and much more. The 2007 Friendship Festival featured an Aerosmith cover band, and was a free event. For 2008, Theory of a Deadman played. In 2010, Hedley was the headlining act. In 2012, in lieu of a big name band, Fort Erie's Festival opted to put on a concert series throughout the entire festival, featuring 27 bands from the Niagara and Buffalo areas.