Walking Tours of Old Town Niagara-on-the-Lake

June 4-September 25

Established in 1895, the Niagara Historical Society is dedicated to understanding the history of Niagara-on-the-Lake. The most important aspect of the work of the society is the maintenance of museum collection, which began in 1896 and is one of Ontario’s most important collections. Plan a visit to the Niagara Historical Society Museum to discover the unique stories of historic Niagara-on-the-Lake. Located 20km north of Niagara Falls, the town provided a new home for refugees, was the capital of Upper Canada, was in the middle of a war zone and visited by millions as a place of recreation for over 100 years; these stories play a major role in the development of Canada. More info at niagarahistorical.museum

Music Under The Stars

June 9-September 9

Jackson Triggs Niagara Estate Winery | Niagara-on-the-Lake

All of Jackson Triggs concerts start at 8:00pm unless otherwise noted on your ticket. The concert bowl will open at 7:00pm so you can begin selecting your seats. For concert listings please visit this website jacksontriggswinery.com/Events

Concerts on the Canal

June 24-August 26

Merritt Park Amphitheatre | Welland

The North Welland and Downtown Welland NIA’s in Partnership with the City of Welland are excited to announce a FREE concert line up.
June 24: The Caverners, with Aiden Payne and Autumn Conrad
July 2: Splash N Boots-Kids series
July 8: Mad Dogs and Englishmen
July 15: Woodstock-Revisited
July 22: Kindred, The Sunset Rebels and Jessica Wilson
Aug 5: Brian Neale and Northern Harbour, Featuring a Jimmy Buffet tribute, Heather Glabb
Aug 19: New kid in town, Eagles Tribute, with Ashlynne Vince
Aug 26: Matt Cage, Elvis Tribute

Celebrate Canada Day at Fort George

July 1 | 8am-10pm

Fort George National Historic Site Niagara-on-the-Lake

Celebrate Canada Day in Niagara-on-the-Lake and Fort George with special events planned throughout the day. Festivities begin with a pancake breakfast in Simcoe Park. Watch as the 41st Regiment Fife and Drum Corps leads a giant birthday cake down Queen Street to Simcoe Park. Admission at Fort George is free on Canada Day! There is music, muskets and artillery demonstrations throughout the afternoon. Enjoy a BBQ dinner, music and fireworks in the evening! More info at friendsoffortgeorge.ca

Back to Baco

July 1-3

Henry Of Pelham Family Estate Winery | St. Catharines

A special event for all Baco Noir lovers, where exclusive back vintages are made for tasting, served with strawberries rolled in black pepper. More info at henryofpelham.com

25th Annual Garden Tour

July 9 | 10am-4pm

Niagara-on-the-lake

Niagara-on-the-Lake Horticultural Society presents their 25th Annual Garden Tour. Come be inspired and spend a lovely day in private gardens of historic Niagara-on-the-Lake. To purchase tickets, or view garden descriptions and a tour map visit notlhortsociety.com/gardentour.html

Twilight Tuesday

July 5-August 30

FiremEn’s Park | Niagara Falls

Summer 2016 Free Concert Series in Firemen’s Park Every Tuesday Night at 7pm. Bring a lawn chair, bring the kids, the grandkids, bring mom and dad and most importantly bring yourselves! Playground, washrooms and refreshments available.   A ‘pass the hat’ donation is gratefully accepted to help cover the cost of park maintenance. More info at scvfa.ca/scvfa/events

Muddy Paws Wine Festival

July 9-10

Vineland Estates Winery | Vineland

The Muddy Paws Wine Festival presents a unique opportunity to celebrate excellent wine and food in Niagara- and bring along you best four-legged friend. On the weekend of July 9 and 10, 2016, Vineland Estates Winery and Featherstone Estates Winery will open their doors to well-behaved dogs on leash who wish to accompany their owners!

More info at niagarafallstourism.com/events/muddy-paws-wine-festival

Rotary Ribfest

July 29-August 1

Montebello Park | St. Catharines

Are you looking for delicious ribs, great music and fun for the whole family? Well then you need to check out the St. Catharines Rotary Ribfest at Montebello Park in St. Catharines. Niagara’s biggest and best summer festival takes place every Civic Holiday weekend in August.  More info at stcatharinesribfest.com

Niagara Falls Beer Festival

August 13-14

Downtown Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls Beer Festival is Canada’s premiere outdoor festival of beer set to take place over three city blocks on Queen Street in beautiful Niagara Falls. The Niagara Falls Beer Festival will feature more than 40 Microbreweries and Food Truck from across Canada! Live entertainment all weekend long! More info at niagarafallstourism.com/events/niagara-falls-beer-festival

Ice Cream Social 

August 26 | 1pm-2pm

Laura secord homestead | niagara falls

Visit Laura Secord’s Homestead for the story of ice cream and its sweet origins. After learning everyone will taste some of the recipes from Laura’s time period. For the Grand Finale we will finish with everyone creating their own ice cream concoctions. Reservations are required contact (905) 262-4851 to reserve your spot.

Onguiaahra: Thunder of Waters Sound and Light Show 

August 26-september 5

queen victoria park | niagara falls

A spectacular performance of music and entertainment culminating in a sound and laser show that showcases the fascinating story of Niagara.

Located in Queen Victoria Park, a large pond fountain will set the stage for a magnificent series of lights and images that will reflect off of the spraying water in an ever-changing rainbow of colours.

August 28 through September 13 with three nightly shows at 8:15pm, 9:15pm and 10:15pm. Admission is free, more info at niagaraparks.com/niagara-falls-events/sound-and-light-show.html

Welland Fair

September 17-20

Welland Fair GroundS

Since 1853, the Niagara Regional Agricultural Society has presented the Niagara Regional Exhibition (NRE)- Home to the Welland Fair. Agricultural displays, competitions, horse and livestock shows, the midway, and scores of entertainment for a fun day, family-oriented event. It takes places the second weekend after Labour Day each year.

Ball’s Fall’s Thanksgiving Festival

October 7-10 | 10am-5pm

Ball’s Fall’s Conservation Area

With over 150 juried artisans, food vendors, demonstrators and entertainers participating in this four day long annual tradition, there is always plenty to do, see and explore at our flagship conservation area. From our family to yours, welcome home. We’re delighted to be your host. More info at thanksgivingfestival.ca

Vineland Artfest

October 8-10 | 10am-5pm

Vineland

The Vineland Thanksgiving Artfest was started in 1992 as a Fundraiser for Vineland Public School, now known as Twenty Valley Public School we are a juried show with no more than 130 exhibitors. One third of the show consists of fine art, and the balance quality crafts.  More info at vineland.dsbn.org/artfest/vinelandartfest.html

Wrapper up in the Valley

November 12-27 | 11am-5pm

Up to 25 Wineries Within The Twenty Valley Region

Wrapped up in the Valley Winery Passport Program. Eat, Drink and be Merry! Join us for your choice of 3 weekends of exceptional wine and food pairings at up to 25 premium Twenty Valley Wineries. Wrapped Up is the perfect way to explore the wineries, have a little fun with friends and stock up on some great local wines for the holiday entertaining. More info at 20valley.ca/site/events