Upcoming/Recommended Events in Niagara-on-the-Lake
Shaw Festival 2013-2014 Film Series
A Taste of Niagara-on-the-Lake - Progressive Dinner
January 24th-25th 2014 - First 2014 Niagara-on-the-Lake Progressive Dinner
March 21st-22nd 2014 - Second 2014 Niagara-on-the-Lake Progressive Dinner
April 11th-12th 2014 - Third 2014 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.
More details about the event: A Taste of Niagara on the Lake
Past Events in Niagara-on-the-Lake
Shaw Festival Theatre 2013 Season
Shaw Festival's 52nd season
- April 3rd to October 27th 2013: Our Betters by W. Somerset Maugham, at Royal George Theatre
- April 12th to November 3rd 2013: Guys and Dolls, A musical fable of Broadway, at Shaw Festival Theatre. 15 more persormances were added for Guys and Dolls, it's season was extended until November 3rd 2013.
- May 2nd to October 19th 2013: Major Barbara, By Bernard Shaw, at Royal George Theatre
- May 9th to October 19th 2013: Lady Windermere's Fan, by Oscar Wilde, at Shaw Festival Theatre
- May 19th to October 12th 2013: Peace in Our Time, by John Murrell, adapted from Bernard's Shaw Geneva, at Court House Theatre
- May 29th to October 12th 2013: Trifles, by Susan Glaspell and Eugene O'Neil, at Court House Theatre
- June 13th to October 6th 2013: Faith Healer, by Brian Friel, at Royal George Theatre
- June 25th to October 26th 2013: Echanted April, by Matthew Barber, at Shaw Festival Theatre
- July 4th to October 13th 2013: The Light in the Piazza, produced by arrangement with Turner Entairtainment Co, at Court House Theatre
- July 20th to September 7th 2013: Arcadia, by Tom Stoppard, at Studio Theatre
There's so much more to do at the Shaw Festival this year:
- Shaw Garden Tour - The Secret Gardens of Niagara-on-the-Lake, June 8th 2013, 10am to 4pm
- Pre-Show chats
- Coffee concerts
- Backstage tours of the Festival Theatre
- Preview by Preview – Spring Experience
For more information, or to buy tickets, go to Shaw Festival
2013 GranFondo Niagara - "The Ultimate Cycling Experience"
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.
Go Buses to Niagara-on-the-Lake 2013 Summer
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
- Thanksgiving weekend
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.
Farmers' Market at the Village 2013 Season
Saturdays mornings, from May 25th 2013 to October 3rd 2013, 8.00am-1.00pm
Wednesday evening Supermarket, from May 22nd to September 18th 2013, 5pm-9pm
On its seventh season, the Market is a great gathering place for locals and visitors alike, a place to find local produce and great food. The Market’s vendors are all local farmers and businesses, selling their produce first hand.
More information: Farmers' Market at the Village
Jackson-Triggs Winery - 2013 Amphitheatre Summer Concerts
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:
- June 14 2013 - Sam Roberts Band
- June 15 2013 - Chantal Kreviazuk
- July 6 2013 - Steven Page
- July 13 2013 -Natalie MacMaster
- August 4 2013 - Quartetto Gelato presented by Music Niagara
- August 10 2013 - Spirit of the West
- August 30 2013 - Bruce Cockburn
- August 31 2013 - Great Lake Swimmers and Elliott Brood
- September 6 2013 - Alan Doyle
More information, or to buy tickets:
RiverBrink Art Museum’s Queenston Heritage Walking Tours
From June 22nd 2013 to August 31st 2013, every Wednesday and saturday, 11am and 2pm, or by special arrangement
RiverBrink Art Museum will offer its popular one hour Queenston Heritage Walking Tours, including admission to Riverbrink Art Museum. The Heritage Tour Walks provide an informative orientation about the history of the village of Queenston.
The picturesque, historical and charming village of Queenston was first settled in the 1770’s by United Empire Loyalist refugees and immigrants from the United States. That are few important sites in Queenston – the Laura Secord Homestead, which commemorates this war heroine, the Brock Monument, which commemorates the iconic military leader, the restored home of rebel publisher William Lyon Mackenzie, which contains 500 years of printing technology, and Willowbank, an exceptional example of Classical Revival architecture and the country estates of Upper Canada.
For more information go to RiverBrink Art Museum
Passion of Hope - Pasion de Esperanza
Wells of Hope supports the programs in Guatemala and proudly presents on
Friday, July 26th 2013, from 6.30pm to 10.00pm, at Mori Gardens Niagara-on-the-Lake
Wine, food, music, beer, dancing, auctions and raffle prizes, all for a good cause.Tickets are $75, includes all wine, food samplings, and parking.
2013 Music Niagara Festival
From July 12th to August 11th 2013
For 14 years already, Music Niagara showcases amazing music in the matchless settings of Niagara-on-the-Lake. Niagara Music Festival it is about great art, great artists, great audiences in venues rich in culture and history; diverse concert program - chamber, classical and choral music in historic churches. jazz under the stars, Vivaldi in the vineyards, to name only a few.
2013 Annual Cherry Festival
Saturday, July 7th 2013, at St.Mark's Anglican Church
Join us celebrating the cherry harvest. Life entertaining, cherry pies, fresh cherry jam, food and lots of fun.
Niagara on the Lake - Artistry by the Lake
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
Butler's Barracks on the Commons Rock Concert
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.
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.
200th Anniversary of Laura Secord Walk
June 21st, 22nd and 23rd 2013
The Commemorative and inspiring walk of of Laura Secord and other events at the Homestead- Queenston.
200th Anniversary of the Battle of Fort George
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.
Niagara-on-the-Lake Wine & Herb
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.
Spring Handmade Market
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.
War of 1812 School of the Soldier
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.
Fabulicious in Niagara-on-the-Lake
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.
Niagara-on-the-Lake Days of Wine and Chocolate
All weekends in February 2013, 11am to 5pm
Decadent wine and chocolate-infused pairings offered by the Wineries of Niagara-on-the-Lake
Niagara-on-the-Lake - Icewine Festival
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.
Shop, Sip, Sample and Savour
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.
A Trius New Year's Masquerade
December 31st 2012, 7pm
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.
Kristlemas Market at Stratus Winery
Fort George Niagara-on-the-Lake - Garrison Christmas
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