THE FOSTER FESTIVAL
RUNNING UNTIL AUG. 25 | FIRST ONTARIO PERFORMING ARTS CENTRE
Following the roaring success of their second season, we are delighted to announce the return of the Foster Festival with 3 sparkling comedies for summer 2018. Nobody does Norm Foster comedies better than the Foster Festival and this summer will see 2 new World Premieres plus one of Foster’s Greatest Hits. The Foster Festival is the very first theatre festival in Canada to celebrate the work of a living Canadian playwright – recently appointed Officer of the Order of Canada Norm Foster. The Foster Festival will keep you laughing all summer long with its Trademark “HUMOUR with HEART” in the Heart of Niagara.
More info at firstontariopac.ca
COCA-COLA CONCERT SERIES
RUNNING UNTIL SEPT. 3 | QUEEN VICTORIA PARK
The Niagara Parks 2018 Coca Cola Concert Series will feature free performances featuring local artists from a variety of musical genres from country to classic rock, with bonus concerts scheduled from July 1 to 4.
Out-of-town guests and local residents alike are invited to enjoy free live performances on the concert stage located at Queen Victoria Place, starting at 8 p.m. Each evening will culminate with a reworks display over Niagara Falls at 10 p.m.
list of bands be viewed at: niagaraparks.com/events/event/coca-cola-concert-series
MYSTIFY: CLOSE UP MAGIC SHOW
RUNNING UNTIL SEPT. 15 | THE SCOTIABANK CONVENTION CENTRE
Come join us for an extraordinary close up magic experience featuring mind blowing magic, comedy, interactive mind manipulation and world class entertainment. The show runs 75 minutes, featuring two sleight of hand artists with over twenty five years of experience entertaining audiences just like you! All seats are general admission, and are close up for optimal viewing – NO BAD SEATS! The show is suitable for ages 12 and up. We have lots of tricks up our sleeves, so get your tickets before they disappear! There are two shows per night at 7:00pm and 9:15pm.
More info on dates, times and tickets at: niagarafallsmagic.com
ANNUAL SUMMER SHOW
RUNNING UNTIL SEPT. 9 | FLORAL SHOWHOUSE
Open all year, long the Floral Showhouse is the perfect tropical oasis to escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Collections of orchids, succulents, and other tropical plant species are on display throughout the year that reflect the changing seasons. Offering 7 shows per year, there is always something beautiful in bloom to enjoy.
More information at niagaraparks.com/events/event/annual-summer-show
DANGEROUS GAMES, LORDE OF THE DANCE
JULY 12 TO 22 | FALLSVIEW CASINO
Breaking box office records all over the world, Lord of The Dance – Dangerous Games embarks on an adventure of love, danger and desire featuring the most outstanding Irish dancers backed by a thrilling percussion soundtrack.
More info at fallsviewcasinoresort.com/entertainment/event/lord-of-the-dance
OUTDOOR SUMMER MOVIES
JULY 18, AUGUST 15 | DOWNTOWN ST. CATHARINES
Free outdoor screenings in the Mann Raceway Plaza , located directly behind the PAC beginning at dusk (approximately 9pm.) Bring your own lawn chair and blankets, concessions will be available.
For more information on what movies are playing, visit firstontariopac.ca
TD NIAGARA JAZZ FESTIVAL
JULY 19 TO 29 | VARIOUS LOCALES AROUND NIAGARA
Recently named ‘Best New Festival in Ontario’ the TD Niagara Jazz Festival is an exciting jazz festival dedicated to celebrating the art form of jazz in the Niagara Region. Inspiring, educating & developing future jazz audiences while combining live jazz with a Niagara experience – food, wine, culture & natural wonders. More info at niagarajazzfestival.com
DRIFTWOOD THEATRE PRESENTS SHAKESPEARE IN THE RACEWAY!
JULY 21 AT 7:30 | THE MANN RACEWAY GALLERY IN DOWNTOWN ST. CATHARINES
When circumstances force Rosalynde from her home in the city, she ees into the unknown wilds of the forest where she sets out on a journey of identity, self-discovery and love, learning that to carve your own path, sometimes you need to break the rules. Looking back 100 years to Canada in 1918, Rosalynde (or, As You Like It) explores the right to be who we are, to love whom we choose and to do what we please in a time when women were fighting for equality, the government was regulating recreational substances, and conflict was shaping our country. Not at all like today, eh? No advance tickets required. Come downtown, bring your blankets and lawn chairs. Performance is rain or shine and just pay-what-you-can. Performance begins at 7:30 pm.
DAY OF 1000 MUSCIANS
JULY 21 | FIREMEN’S PARK
This will be Niagara Region’s version of Rockin’ 1000, an ambitious attempt to gather 1000 musicians to perform simultaneously for the largest Canadian rock show ever. Amateur and professional musicians will join forces performing 6 songs in one big production, while raising money for local charities including music for therapy programs in the region.
More info at dayof1000musicians.com
AUG. 4 AND SEPT. 1 | 13TH STREET WINERY
Join us for Burgers, Burger Blend wines by the glass and live music every Saturday of a long weekend May through September!
More info at 13thstreetwinery.com/events/ burger-day-2
AUG. 6 | MACKENZIE PRINTERY AND NEWSPAPER MUSEUM
Celebrate the Civic Holiday, also known as ‘Simcoe Day’, or ‘Emancipation Day’ in the African Canadian community, which honours the first Lieutenant Governor of this province. Join us as the Mackenzie Printery will be featuring the works of Upper Canada’s first Lieutenant Governor, John Graves Simcoe and his contributions to shaping the future of Ontario. Admission is $6.25 for adults and $4.15 for children six to 12 years of age. Children five years and under are admitted free at all Niagara Parks attractions. The Mackenzie Printery is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., with free parking available.
More information at niagaraparks.com
BLUES AT THE WINERY
AUG. 11 | TRIUS WINERY AND RESTAURANT
Bring your lawn chair or blanket and spend the day in the vineyard, listening to the great sounds of live Blues music. 2018 Blues Festival line-up includes: Blackburn, Sue Folley and Harrison Kennedy. Tickets start at $49 per person + taxes and fees.
More info at triusredpresents.com
WINE COUNTRY FARE
AUG. 25 | PELLER ESTATES WINERY AND RESTAURANT
Put on your Stetson and dust off your cowboy boots to Party in the Vineyard with us! Your ticket includes entry to the event and a souvenir event glass. Mechanical bull rides, food and wine are available for purchase at the event.
More information at andrewpeller.com
SIP, SIZZLE AND SAVOUR
AUG. 26 | QUEENSTON HEIGHTS RESTAURANT
The annual Sip, Sizzle & Savour Harvest BBQ is back at Queenston Heights Restaurant. This outdoor food and wine tasting event features creations from Niagara Parks Culinary team, along with select VQA wine, spirit and beer tastings. Tickets are $50 for adults and $25 for children under 12 and include our full BBQ menu, three drink sample tickets and raffle.
More info at niagaraparks.com
MURDER MYSTERY NIGHT
SEPT. 8 | OLD FORT ERIE
The Niagara Parks Commission’s Old Fort Erie is pleased to announce the return of the popular Murder Mystery Night on September 8 at 7 p.m. A murder has taken place at Old Fort Erie and the inspector needs help to catch the culprit! Search for clues around the old stone fort and meet the suspects to help solve the crime. Fun prizes to be won throughout the evening with doors opening at 6:30 p.m.
More information at niagaraparks.com