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EVENTS BY MONTH

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SPECIAL EVENTS:   Niagara Parks Events Calendar   http://www.niagaraparks.com

LOOKING FOR TOURS OR EVENTS AT A WINERY?    click here

ONGOING WINERY EVENTS click here

WINE ON TOUR click here  This is a great interactive website for winery locations in the area 

                                               where you can organize your own tour or just research locations.

REMEMBER ANYTIME YOU CAN SEARCH THE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE WEBSITE EVENTS CALENDAR HERE FOR THE EVENTS OR DETAILS OF EVENTS DURING THE TIME YOU ARE HERE

    CANADA 150


This year 2017 Canada celebrates its 150th Birthday.  There are events throughout the country, all year long.  For more info, click here

www.notlcanada150.ca

www.facebook.com/notlcanada150

START PLANNING FOR AN AMAZING ICE WINE FESTIVAL

Engage all of your senses at the Niagara-on-the-Lake Icewine Festival. It’s a celebration of all things Icewine. With the range of community events as well as winery and restaurant events taking place over the entire month, you may have to make a return trip! The following pages offer event highlights and full event listings can be found at niagaraonthelake.com.


January 13 to January 29, 2017  Niagara Icewine Festival  

For three weekends in January, the Niagara Region is transformed into a wintry wonderland, celebrating one of Canada’s most cherished products - Ontario Icewine. From Gala evening toasts to chestnut roasts, ornate ice bars, ice skating and winery tours, the 22nd Annual Niagara Icewine Festival offers plenty for every taste.

Join the celebration! More info click here


The Niagara Wine Festival Discovery Pass is your key to three weekends of wine and culinary adventures at wineries across Niagara. Discovery Pass holders can enjoy eight experiences per pass. 

Discovery Passes are available for purchase online, at participating wineries, St. Catharines Ontario Travel Centre (Skyway), Niagara Falls Ontario Travel Centre and Niagara Falls Tourism.


QUEEN STREET, NIAGARA-ON-THE-LAKE

January 20,         Sparkle & Ice Diamond Gala
January 21-22,    Icewine Village

January 21          Flash and Panache Icewine Cocktail Competition

January 27          White on Ice Dinner


Niagara-on-the-Lake’s historic Queen Street transforms into an unforgettable winter wonderland as the town comes together to play their part in wine country’s annual celebration of Icewine. The Icewine will flow as the 26 Wineries of Niagara-on-the-Lake pour Canada’s liquid gold and the renowned Signature Kitchen Chefs will tempt your palate with savoury and sweet Icewine-inspired culinary creations. When it’s time to warm up your toes pop into one of Niagara-on-the-Lake’s Landmark Shops. Admission to Niagara-on-the-Lake’s Icewine Village is free.


SHOP, SIP, SAMPLE AND SAVOUR  

January 28 & 29    11 am – 5 pm

Held in our outdoor Icewine Village, a chance to combine several favourite Niagara-on-the-Lake experiences in one! Wine, culinary and retail therapy.  Held over two days, 11 am to 5 pm, Saturday January 24 and Sunday January 25.  Step inside the diverse settings of the Landmark Shops in the Heritage District indulge in some retail therapy.

Outside enjoy Icewine poured by the Wineries of Niagara-on-the-Lake and accompanied with culinary samples from the Signature Kitchens of Niagara-on-the-Lake.

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DAYS OF WINE & CHOCOLATE, a touring pass event

Warm up your winter with a match made in flavour heaven! Experience two of your favourite indulgences – wine and chocolate – as you never have before. As you tour the 26 Wineries of Niagara-on-the-Lake, each stop will feature a delectable pairing of a premium VQA wine and a locally handcrafted chocolate. Your palate will be tantalized with classic flavour combinations and unexpected surprises. This decadent event is perfect for a romantic weekend away, a girls-only getaway and everything in between. 

Weekends in February      Fridays - Saturdays - Sundays

Touring passes are valid for any of the four event weekends. Designated Driver passes are available at a lower price

Tickets will be held for pick-up at the Chamber of Commerce, lower level of the Courthouse, 26 Queen Street, Niagara-on-the-Lake (open from 8:30 to 5 pm seven days a week).

More Information - http://wineriesofniagaraonthelake.com/days-of-wine-and-chocolate


NIagara Culinary Tours Winter Wonderland Food Tour

Niagara Culinary Tours is proud to be the winner of the 2015 Ontario Culinary Tourism Experience Award.  

Winter in Niagara on the Lake can be magical. Bundle up and join us for a a perfect blend of history, culture and of course culinary delights! Our professional and highly entertaining guide will lead you on a visit to a few hidden gems in the heart of Old Towne Niagara on the Lake.  

You may have a bit of Irish stew, sip on a little hot cocoa, visit a beautiful Inn near Lake Ontario and have an entirely enjoyable and tasty afternoon.  

This tour is approximately 2.5 hours long and will start at the Irish Harp Pub and end a block away on Queen Street.  Our tour is a 2 km stroll at a leisurely pace. 

Eat, Walk and embrace your inner foodie!       

Where: We meet at The Irish Harp Pub, 245 King Street, Niagara on the Lake, ON L0S 1J0

Price: $49 per person


Fabulicious

From February 23rd to March 2nd
Come and experience the culinary artists of the Signature Kitchen collection as they shine during Fabulicious. A delightfully tasty food event, Fabulicious happens twice a year – late February to early March and again in mid-November.
This event is a veritable feast for connoisseurs of all things culinary allowing everyone to celebrate the joys of local, seasonal artisan cuisine.
Offering terrific value with Prix-Fixe 3-Course Menus consisting of an appetizer, main course and dessert, Fabulicious is a great opportunity to sample culinary delights from 14 local fine-dining establishments.

Call 905-468-1950, or visit signaturekitchensofniagaraonthelake.com for menus
and information on participating restaurants.

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It's Cuvee Weekend 2017!

Grand Cuvee   March 24  click here  Tasting and Party
Cuvée en Route  March 24 to 26 click here   Wineries and restaurants are participating in the passport program and dining program.  More information here
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Shaw Festival opens       click here
Niagara Culinary Tours   click here
Johnny Cash Bash  Concert
    April 8   8pm to 10 pm More info here:
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Cask Beer Festival  May 6   Agora at Fort George
Canada150 BBQ 
Sunday May 21 4:00-9:00 pm Niagara-on-the-Green with entertainment provided by the 
                        Confederation Celebration Roadshow and fireworks
Niagara Belle Heritage Cruise  Friday May 26 3:00 to 5:00 (boards in Queenstown at 2:30)
                         Cruise along the Niagara River from Queenstown to Lake Ontario with four historic        
                         narrators to interpret the history of Niagara, the river and the lake.  Cash bar, light 
                         hors d'oeuvres. Tickets & Info at Museum 905-468-3912
Sip & Sizzle   Wineries of Niagara-on-the-Lake a touring pass event. 
                           Weekends, 25 wineries will be pairing a unique grilled food and a VQA wine pairing
Mennonite Spring Fest
Herb & Wine Tour   Creative pairings of VQA Wines and herb inspired food
Niagara Culinary Tours  click here
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Shaw Guild Garden Tour  June 10th

THE WHITE EFFECT DINNER  June 15th

34rd Annual Strawberry Festival  

June 17th St. Andrews Presbyterian Church

                     Live music, Silent Auction, BarBQ, strawberry baked goods and treat,

                     steamed corn-on-the-cob, children's fun & games, church tour

TD Tailgate Party   Niagara Wine Festival click here

Niagara New Vintage Festival     click here 

                       Discovery Pass Program  $40.00 for 8 wineries

Laura Secord Day   Queenstown Village Fair. Old Time Cars and Vendors. 

                       Carriage rides, walking tour, Fun Dog Show, Best Hat Prizes, Heritage Games, 

                       Treasure Hunt. click here

Niagara culinary Tours   click here

Canada Day Celebrations start early with a big outdoor, family friendly event.  Featuring activities for children, entertainment for all ages, food trucks and of course, fireworks. July 30 5 pm to 10:30 pm, Centennial Park, Virgil

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In 2017, we celebrate Canada's 150th birthday!

Canada Day Celebrations at Fort George

Saturday, July 1st 10:00 AM to 9:00 PM
Join Parks Canada and the Friends of Fort George & celebrate Canada Day in Niagara-on-the-Lake and Fort George!  Festivities begin with a Pancake Breakfast in Simcoe Park. Watch as the 41st Regiment Fife and Drum Corps leads a giant birthday cake decorated by Willows Cakes & Pastries down Queen Street to Simcoe Park.  Admission at Fort George is free on Canada Day! Join us for music, muskets and artillery demonstrations throughout the afternoon. Enjoy a BBQ dinner, music and fireworks in the evening!  www.friendsoffortgeorge.ca

Roadshow Concert and Family Activities
Monday, July 3, 1:00pm to 5:00 pm Simcoe Park, Old Town
Numerous activities for all ages, including music and pop-up theatre.

Tall Ships Visit Niagara-on-the-Lake
Wednesday July 5 and Thursday, July 6, New "Floating Dock" at River Beach, Old Town
Two spectacular tall ships will be docked and open to visitorsMore details to follow. 

Niagara Sunset Cruises Canada Day Fireworks Cruise  More info, click here

ANNUAL CHERRY FESTIVAL 
JULY 1ST   St. Mark's Anglican Church 

Artistry By The Lake - July 1, 2 & 3
         A marketplace for artists and artisans producing original 
         handcrafted works of art.    Examples of 2015 

NOTL Horiticultural Society's 26th Annual Garden Tour
The Garden tour offers people an opportunity to tour between 9 to 10 private gardens in Historic Old Town. Fresh gardens are showcased each year and viewing time is from 11 am to 4 pm, rain or shine.
Established in 1917, the Niagara-on-the-Lake Horticultural Society is one of the oldest Horticultural Societies in Ontario. The society’s mandate is to promote horticultural stewardship and knowledge and encourage people to respect the environment and develop gardens.
Funds raised from the ticket sales support the Society’s charitable activities. Tickets are $12 each in advance or $15 at timeof arrival.
Tickets available at the Niagara-on-the-Lake Chamber of Commerce.
Niagara Passion 

Niagara Sunset Full Moon Waves and Wine Cruise    More info, click here

Niagara Culinary Tours     click here

 I4C 2017: INTERNATIONAL COOL CLIMATE CHARDONNAY CELEBRATION - click here 
July 21 to 23, 2017
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27th Annual Peach Festival   August 12th

In celebration of the local peach harvest come join us for the Annual Peach Festival on Queen St.
There will be a sidewalk sale of the merchants from the Queen St area as well as lots of tasty “Peachy” delights from local bakeries and restaurants and of course local growers selling their delicious fresh peaches.
The day runs from 10:00am – 5:00pm on the blocks of Queen St from Victoria St to King Street. On Sunday, the festival continues at St. Vincent de Paul Church.

If you have any questions please contact our office at 905-468-1950.  

Niagara Culinary Tours  click here   Niagara-on-the-Lake Ultimate Foodie Tour
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BEER FESTIVAL AND ROADSHOW

Saturday, September 9, Agora at Fort George

HERITAGE DAY IN ST. DAVIDS       

Saturday, September 9

DOORS OPEN NIAGARA-ON-THE-LAKE

September 16 & 17 

COMMEMORATION OF THE 225TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE FIRST PARLIAMENT IN UPPER CANADA

Sunday, Sept 17 Simcoe park

CANADIAN FORCES SNOWBIRDS

Wednesday, Sept 20, Niagara District Airport

The world-renowned Snowbirds will perform an amazing air show.  Music and entertainment follow the awe-inspiring aerobatics the famous flyers

CANADA 150 CELEBRATION IN QUEENSTON

Saturday, September 23  Theatre and Music will be added to the many other activities planned by the Queenstown Residents Association

WALKING TOURS OF OLD TOWN  Seasonal

GHOST TOURS  Seasonal

NIAGARA WINE FESTIVAL    click here

                  Discovery Pass Program  $40.00 for 8 wineries

4th ANNUAL GRAND CANADIAN STEAMPUNK EXPOSITION AT FORT GEORGE   

Niagara Culinary Tours  click here        Niagara-on-the-Lake Ultimate Foodie Tour 

BRAVO NIAGARA! PRESENTS THE NORTH STAR FREEDOM FESTIVAL  Sept 28, 29, 30

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BROCKTOBERFEST AT FORT GEORGE   

THE COMMONS MARKET VINTAGE AND ANTIQUE FESTIVAL   

THE PINOT AFFAIR     Info here

Niagara Culinary Tours  click here   Niagara-on-the-Lake Ultimate Foodie Tour 

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FALL FABULICIOUS   click here   

                 3 course Prix-fixe menu Lunch $25, Dinner $39    View sample spring menu click here

Taste The Season-   Wineries of Niagara-on-the-Lake   

Niagara Culinary Tours  click here

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ROTARY HOLIDAY HOUSE TOUR     Dec 2  Professionally decorated homes to tour

MACFARLANE HOUSE CHRISTMAS Dec 2   Beautifully decorated in conjunction with the Rotary House                  

                                                              Tour

CANDLELIGHT STROLL     Dec 1,  6:30 pm   An event like no other. Hundreds gather by the clocktower 

                         on Queen Street for Christmas Carols and entertainment.  Proceeds from candle sales 

                         go to a needy family in the community.

SANTA CLAUS PARADE     Dec 9, One of the best Christmas parades in Ontario. 
FORT GEORGE GARRISON CHRISTMAS   December 9 & 10
UGLY SWEATER HOLIDAY FOOD TOUR  Here

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