Previews for the Shaw Festival's 52nd season are starting, as follows:
- April 3rd 2013: Our Betters by W. Somerset Maugham, at Royal George Theatre
- April 12th 2013: Guys and Dolls, A musical fable of Broadway, at Shaw Festival Theatre. 15 more persormances were added for Guys and Dolls, its season was extended until November 3rd 2013.
- May 4th 2013: Major Barbara, By Bernard Shaw, at Royal George Theatre
- May 9th 2013: Lady Windermere's Fan, by Oscar Wilde, at Shaw Festival Theatre
- May 19th 2013: Peace in Our Time, by John Murrell, adapted from Bernard's Shaw Geneva, at Court House Theatre
- May 29th 2013: Trifles, by Susan Glaspell and Eugene O'Neil, at Court House Theatre
- June 13th 2013: Faith Healer, by Brian Friel, at Royal George Theatre
- June 25th 2013: Echanted April, by Matthew Barber, at Shaw Festival Theatre
- July 4th 2013: The Light in the Piazza, produced by arrangement with Turner Entairtainment Co, at Court House Theatre
- July 20th 2013: Arcadia, by Tom Stoppard, at Studio Theatre
For more information, or to buy tickets, go to Shaw Festival.
All weekends in May 2013, 11am to 5pm
Celebrate the start of a warmer season with Niagara-on-the-Lake’s annual spring celebration of wine and fresh herbs! Spend a weekend in May visiting our 28 wineries and enjoy unique herb-themed food matched to wine selected to enhance the flavor and aroma of the herb.
More information: Wineries of Niagara-on-the-Lake or Niagara-on-the-Lake Chamber of Commerce
It will be easier to travel between Toronto and Niagara this summer running regular weekend and holidays GO Train service between the cities.
GO Trains will run on the following days:
- Victoria Day long weekend
- Friday evenings, Saturdays, Sundays and holidays between June 29 and September 2
Trains will stop at:
- Union, Exhibition,
- Port Credit,
- St. Catharines and
- Niagara Falls.
GO Buses will also connect with trains in St. Catharines and travel express to Niagara-on-the-Lake, providing even more options for travelers.
Bike lovers will be able to take their bikes on the train on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays. Each GO Train will be equipped with specially designed rail coaches that can carry 18 bikes each.
The GO Bus connection between Niagara-on-the-Lake and St. Catharines is the same fare as continuing on to Niagara Falls by train.
May 25th and 26th 2013 - Fort George, Niagara-on-the-Lake
Re-enactors from all-over North America will re-enact one of the most important events in Niagara during the war of 1812. Battle re-enactments, military demonstrations, are planned for both days and will make the delight of history lovers.
Parks Canada - Fort George National Historic Site of Canada
Starting June 14th 2013
Every year the concert series at Jackson Triggs Winery attracts music, and wine lovers from around Canada and shows sell out fast.
This is how Del Rollo, Director of Eastern Estates and Government Relations at Jackson-Triggs describes the concerts:
“Each year we feel the expanding enthusiasm for our unique open-air concert series attracting both repeat guests and first timers. Our rustic setting allows both performers and guests to relax with a glass of wine and feel part of a unique wine country experience highlighting the top talented Canadian musicians at Canada’s most award-winning winery”.
Complete 2013 Concert Line-up:
More information, or to buy tickets:
2013 Jackson Triggs Amphitheatre Summer Concert Season
June 21st, 22nd and 23rd 2013
The Commemorative and inspiring walk of of Laura Secord and other events at the Homestead- Queenston.
Friends of Laura Secord
June 29th 2013, the Butler's Barracks on the Commons of Niagara-on-the-Lake
St. Catharines native Dallas Green will headline the show under his solo moniker City and Colour.
On the bill also Metric, Serena Ryder, Jimmy Eat World, and Yukon Blonde
This will be the second large scale concert on the Commons, after last year's Tragically Hip concert, which brought 20,000 people in Niagara-on-the-Lake.
This year concert will represent also the first performance of City and Colour in Niagara Region, since the release of his debut album - Sometimes, in 2005.
Dallas Green was nominated for seven Juno awards, won three Juno awards, was named twice songwriter of the year. Each of his three studio albums have gone platinum.
June 29th 2013 to July 1st 2013
An annual juried art/sale show of over 80 artists, in Queens Royal Park of Niagara-on-the-Lake, 10am- 5pm.
More information: Niagara-on-the-Lake Chamber of Commerce
September 14th 2013
125 km route winding Niagara Region, starting at the brink of Horseshoe Falls. An estimated 3000 cyclicts would participate. More information about the final route will follow.
GranFondo Niagara Falls
May 18th and 19th 2013 at
Peller Estates Winery
Niagara's Biggest Food Truck Event Returns in Niagara-on-the-Lake
For the second year, the ultimate backyard bash at Peller Estates will take place this May long weekend. 20 Food Trucks from Canada and United Stares will be stopping by in Niagara’s wine country for one of the largest gatherings of this kind in Canada!
Peller Estates will match the food with great wines. Let's hope for good weather and we can make the first 2013 summer weekend as a weekend to remember. Last year the event was sold out. Peller Estates club members have added benefits if participating to this event.
Mother's Day Weekend May 11th & 12th, 2013 • 10:00am - 5:00pm
3rd Annual Outdoor, up up scale artisan experience,
Spring Handmade Market at:
Ravine Vineyard Estate Winery Niagara-on-the-Lake
More than 70 vendors of original, handmade products from jewelry, fashion accessories, preserves, home decor, clothing natural bath and body to artwork, leather goods and much more.
You are invited to shop original handmade products, savor Ravine Vineyard Restaurant, El Gastronomo Vagabundo and Tide and Vine Oyster delights, and of course, sip awards winning Ravine Vineyard wines.
January 25th-26th 2013 - First 2013 Niagara-on-the-Lake Progressive Dinner
March 22nd-23rd 2013 - Second 2013 Niagara-on-the-Lake Progressive Dinner
April 12th-13th 2013 - Third 2013 Niagara-on-the-Lake Progressive Dinner
A five-course gourmet dining and wine pairing adventure in a progressive manner. Chefs from five of the finest restaurants and wine experts from five of the top wineries of Niagara on the Lake will be at your service. Transportation between restaurants provided by Niagara Classic Transportation.
More details about the event: A Taste of Niagara on the Lake
April 13th and 14th 2013 - Fort George of Niagara-on-the-Lake
Training weekend for British, Canadian and American War of 2012 re-enactors from the Great Lakes region.
Fort Geroge of Niagara-on-the-Lake will be brought to life by 200 years ago's drills and battle tactics.
Parks Canada - Fort George National Historic Site of Canada
February 28th 2013 to March 4th 2013
Dine at some of the Niagara-on-the-Lake finest's restaurants with a special tree-course menus at amazing fixe prices: Lunch $25, Dinner $35.
All weekends in February 2013, 11am to 5pm
Decadent wine and chocolate-infused pairings offered by the Wineries of Niagara-on-the-Lake
January is the month of celebrating Icewine and Niagara-on-the-Lake is the best place on earth to do this. Icewine, icewine cocktails, great food and music.
Niagara-on-the-Lake Icewine Village:
- When: January 19th 2013, 11am-5pm; January 20th 2013, 12pm-5pm
- Where: Queen Street of Niagara-on-the-Lake
- What is all about: 28 wineries of Niagara-on-the-Lake will pour liquid gold; Signature Kitchen chefs will tempt your palate with Icewine inspired culinary creations; Canadian Jazz music; Sparkling ice sculptures.
Downtown of Niagara-on-the-Lake, January 26th and 27th 2013, 12pm to 5pm.
Visit the Landmark shops in the Heritage District of Niagara-on-the-Lake and enjoy icewine poured by the Wineries of Niagara-on-the-Lake. Stop at the Court House to be delighted by the culinary creations of the Signature Kitchens of Niagara-on-the-Lake and life jazz.
December 31st 2012, 7pm
Trius Winery at Hillebrand
Celebrate New Year’s Eve enjoying the best Trius cellars and restaurant has to offer. The evening will start in the Trius Red Cellar where you will receive a “celebration” mask, sparkling wine and locally inspired creations. A 4-course dining experience prepared by Chef Frank Dodd and perfectly paired with wines selected by Winemaker Craig McDonald. Start the new year with a dessert reception. $205 per person, plus taxes and gratuities. Book on-line or call 1.800.582.8412 ext. 2.
Sunday, December 16th 2012
12.00pm - 5.00pm
Another great event organized by Gathering Niagara: food—prepared, jarred, baked and raw; soap, knitting, silver, photographic artisans; gifts; coffee, cocoa, beer, wine, and life music provided by PermTones
Saturday, December 15th 2012
12.00pm - 4:00 pm
Celebrate the beginning of the holiday season around family and friends. Unique atmosphere, special dishes in the Officer's Kitchen of Fort George Niagara-on-the-Lake, the glow of the fire, fifes and drums, period crafts, games for all ages. Join the costumed staff and volunteers of Fort George National Historic Site celebrating the Christmas 1812 style.
For more information, please call 905-468-6614, or visit Friends of Fort George