While August may signal the end of summer is approaching, the folks in Niagara-on-the-Lake don’t let that dampen their spirits. As the Music Niagara and the Peach Festival wind down, festivals and music continue to take to the streets, parks and wineries throughout the area. So grab your favourite partner, book a room at your favourite B&B (Globetrotters, of course) and get ready to enjoy everything Niagara-on-the-Lake has to offer. And if you don’t believe us, then check out what they’re saying about us at http://www.flightnetwork.com/blog/niagara-now.
August 7 to October 10: The Rocky Horror Show LIVE
Every Fridays and Saturday evening at 8 p.m., this classic cult hit returns to the stage at Corks’ Playhouse Theatre. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. and it’s highly recommended you arrive early to find seats. Purchase your drinks at the bar right in the theatre and enjoy the pre-show! Tickets are $22 for students and $30 for general admission. This is a completely LIVE show with a four-piece band. For information, call 289-668-0482.
August 15 & 16: Fife and Drum Muster & Soldier’s Field Day
Fife and Drum Corps and Infantry Units from historic sites across Canada and the U.S. converge on Fort George and showcase military music and drills of the early 1800s. A special evening tattoo takes place on Saturday, August 15.
August 15: Diamonds in the Rough Music Festival
From 3 to 8 p.m., Diamond Estates Winery is turning their front lawn into the ultimate Saturday afternoon concert venue! Bring your own seat to this outdoor concert or pull up a bale of hay to enjoy live entertainment provided by local talent. Tickets are $10 in advance of $15 at the gate.
August 22: Niagara Craft Beer Festival
From 1 to 9 p.m., head over to the Market at the Village located at 111 Garrison Village Drive where more than 20 Ontario Craft Breweries, food trucks and local restaurants gather to bring you live music, games and vinyl sessions. Proceeds support the Red Roof Retreat. Please note this is a 19+ event.
August 23: Car Show
From 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., cars will be on display at the Virgil Fire Hall located at 1391 Concession 6. The entry fee is $5 per vehicle; pedestrians enter free. Lots of food and refreshments, come rain or shine. For information, call 905-988-3542.
August 29: Peller Estates Wine Country Fare
Party like you mean it in the vineyards at Peller Estates from 5 to 10 p.m. at what promises to be the event of the month with more than six food trucks, a pig roast, mechanical bull rides and beautiful harvest wines. Kick off the evening with entertainment provided by the boot-stomping sounds of Leah Daniels, River Town Saints and this year’s headliner, Canadian country artist Jason Blaine. Tickets are $45 person plus tax and fees. Purchase them online or call 1-888-673-5537, ext. 2. Cowboy boots and stetsons are optional.
Posted by Donna Vieira, owner of Globetrotters B&B/Gallery, Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON