Festivals & Events
There's always an opportunity to celebrate in Niagara! With wine and food festivals, live music and theatre, annual festivals and more, be sure to check out the upcoming events calendar when planning your visit.
Kurtz Orchards presents BITTERSWEET - A Celebration of Beer, Honey and Hops!
Day Pass: $15, A LA Cart tasting: 1 ticket for $5 or 5 for $20.
Saturday, May 18th - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Sunday, May 19th - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Monday, May 20th - 11:00 am to 4:00 pm
16006 Niagara Parkway
Niagara-on-the-Lake L0S 1J0
Kick off your summer at the ultimate backyard bash. Food Truck Eats is parking at Peller Estates Winery for the May long weekend. 20 food trucks from Canada and the U.S. are coming together to deliver the most daring, delicious and inventive street food available. 20 wines from Peller Estates favourite vintages will be poured at this wine and food extravaganza. Your ticket includes entrance to the event, one glass of wine and a souvenir glass.
Saturday - 1pm to 6pm
$ 15 per person plus tax
Night Market *NEW
Sunday, May 19 – 6 pm to 10 pm
Our new Night Market will be the place to see and be seen. Join us for a night under the stars and enjoy 20 food trucks and 20 wines while partying with a line-up of live DJs. Your ticket includes entrance to the event, one glass of wine and a souvenir glass.
290 John Street East RR#1
Celebrate “World Culture” through music, food and dance, at the 45th Annual Niagara Folk Arts Festival. Canada’s Oldest continually running Heritage Festival will come alive from May 18th to June 2nd, 2013. Days in the Park & Children's Festival at Montebello Park – May 18th & 19th, International Open Houses throughout the Niagara Region, May 18th - June 2nd.
Free Fireworks over the Falls every Friday, Sunday and Holiday evenings at 10pm beginning May 17 through till September 1, 2013! Holiday Fireworks: Victoria Day May 20, Memorial Day May 27, Canada Day July 1, Independence Day July 4 and Civic Holiday August 5.
Come out early to enjoy the free Coca-Cola Concert Series at the Victoria Park Stage, starting at 8 p.m. each fireworks evening.
Experience this breathtaking show, as world-class acrobats, jugglers and performers amaze and astound you with seemingly impossible feats of strength and skill that will take you to the edge of your seat.
Kick-off the sunny season with Niagara-on-the-Lake’s casual spring celebration of great wine and fresh herbs! Spend a weekend exploring our neighbourhood of wineries and enjoy different herb-themed food pairing matched to a premium VQA wine selected to highlight the flavour and aroma of the herb. Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays in May.
Annual features include hanging baskets – some over five feet wide, overflowing with colourful Hydrangeas. May 1-18, 9am-5pm. May 19-31, 9am-8pm.
Here’s your chance to peek behind the curtain. An hour-long tour of the Festival Theatre reveals the secrets that bring our work to the stage. Explore our costume workshop, dressing rooms, rehearsal halls, and trap room. Book tickets in advance through the Box Office or, if available, just prior to the tour. Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays $10 or $5 with a ticket to a performace. April - May Saturdays and Sundays tours only.
Be an early bird and join our experienced birders looking for spring Warblers, Vireos, Great–crested Flycatchers, Baltimore Orioles and Indigo Buntings in a St. Catharines eco-park of Carolinian woodland and tall grass prairie. Location and directions available upon booking.
Cost is $48 per person. Time: 7:30am-11:30am approx.
Commemorate the 200th Anniversary of the Battle of Fort George. Re-enactors from all over North America will descend upon Fort George as they re-enact one of the pivotal events in Niagara during the War of 1812. Battle re-enactments are scheduled for both Saturday and Sunday as well as several military demonstrations. Call 905-468-6614 for more information.
On Saturday, May 25th our winemaker Brian Schmidt will conduct our 3rd Spring "Bring Your Boots" walking-tour and tasting through our vineyards. Limited to just 50 people,
this rare event will be both fun and memorable as you will get to taste the different vineyard lot wines with the winemaker himself while surrounded by the vines that produced the grapes. As noted, space is very limited so make your reservations today!
$30 per person - Wine Club members and guests: no charge
Starting at 10:00 am
3620 Moyer Road
This exciting evening show interprets the War of 1812 with a fusion of sound, light, music, dance, drama and video projected on the exterior facade of the Heritage Blockhouse on the historic grounds of Fort George. $10.05 for adults, $4.90 for youth (6-16), children 5 and under are free. Monday evenings May through October.
51 Queens Parade
Springlicious is a uniquely grown festival that will serve up the best Niagara has to offer. Culinary delights, exceptional beers and wines from the Niagara region, great family entertainment all happening on Queen Street in Downtown Niagara Falls. Come for the fun, food, and free live entertainment!
An annual celebration of wine, food and music welcomes customers to “Graze” the 7 wineries of the Beamsville Bench enjoying local wine and fare!
$25 + HST per passport (Includes a 5oz glass of wine, food item and collector glass) All additional wine and food is $7 ea.
Saturday, June 1st & Sunday, June 2nd - 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm
4020 Locust Lane
Niagara VegFest is an annual event that takes place in downtown St. Catharines, Ontario, and is part of the growing "VegFest" movement in North America. It celebrates the many benefits of a healthy, compassionate, plant-based lifestyle, and showcases exhibitors, vendors, and speakers from the Niagara region and beyond.
There is something for every palate, including old favourites and soon to be new favourite foods. Other tasting stations will include representatives from Jackson Triggs, Mike Weir, Inniskillin and Molson. The BBQ will be held on the patio of Queenston Heights Restaurant next to Brock’s Monument.
The Niagara-on-the-Lake Public Library and Wineries of Niagara-on-the-Lake bring Canadian Wines and Canadian Authors together.
Come and join Coyote's Run in an unforgettable night of friends, reading, wine and relaxation!
Coyote's Run will be hosting author Giles Blunt and his feature book will be paired with a VQA wine to compliment the author's selection and after the reading you will be invited to enjoy this pairing with local culinary delights!
Tickets are $10.
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
485 Concession 5 Road
A main stage presentation of contemporary dance work by Mary Jo Mullins, Graham Mckelvie, Patricia Beatty and others. Tickets $22 Adults - $16 Students/Seniors/CADA - $5 eyeGO available at Centre for the Arts - Brock University Box Office 905-688-5550 ext 3257. www.niagaradancecompany.com
Join us Friday June 7, 2013 and meet our winemaker David Stasiuk and in-house sommelier Rebecca Hiebert. Experience the new Small Lot wines Rockway Vineyards has to offer, expertly paired with food prepared by our Executive Chef, Matt Hemmingsen.
Enjoy a five course meal made with local seasonal ingredients that showcases our new wines.
Dinner time TBA.
3290 Ninth Street
From 1pm until 3pm, the whole family can participate in period dancing, children's role playing, enjoy the Grimsby Pipe Band, and view musket and artillery demonstrations. At 3pm, British regulars, Lincoln militia, and Indian allies will disembark from boats and engage a U.S. artillery Company holding a strong position at the mouth of Forty Mile Creek.
An annual favourite! Tour unique and fabulous Niagara gardens. Make it a day and add a Shaw picnic lunch. Book through the Shaw Box Office at 1-800-511-7429. Tickets $20.
Admission: Online Tickets: $20 Saturday, $20 Sunday, $30 Weekend Pass. Children 10 years old and under FREE! Check the website for updates and vendors, artists, celebrities and special guests.