What better place to celebrate the birth of our nation than in the original capital of Upper Canada, Niagara-on-the-Lake? At the time, it was called Newark. Come and join in the fun!
Here’s what you can expect in the way of Canada Day celebrations in Niagara-on-the-Lake:
From 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., visit Fort George for free.
08h00 – Rotary Club of Niagara-on-the-Lake Pancake Breakfast in Simcoe Park
12h00 (noon): Rotary Club of Niagara-on-the-Lake BBQ lunch in Simcoe Park
13h00–15h30: Kindred takes “Kitchen” music to new heights in the bandshell in Simcoe Park
15h00: The Giant “Cakewalk Parade” along Queen Street features the 41st Regiment Fife and Drum Corps, which accompanies the giant cake (donated by Willow Cakes & Pastries) back to Simcoe Park to be sliced and served.
Fort George festivities:
Take advantage of free admission for all from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. at Fort George to take in more celebrations at the fort:
18h00: Friends of Fort George BBQ
18h30: The evening program begins with:
• Kiddie Militia and Drill
• The 41st Regiment Fife & Drum Corps
• Fort George Artillery demonstration
• Musical entertainment by the Howling Horns
22h00: Spectacular fireworks display!
For more information, visit friendsoffortgeorge.ca or call 905-468-6621.
For a really spectacular view of the valley and Lake Ontario as well as spectacular fireworks, spend the evening at Ravine Winery. Just bring along a blanket or a lawn chair and perhaps a folding table for your wine and enjoy the view and the spectacle. They’ll have the BBQ lit, the wood oven fired up for delicious wood-oven pizza and plenty of room in their backyard. Catch a bird’s-eye view of the fireworks at Fort George and Paul’s annual grand fireworks display in the vineyard. Entry is complimentary however a non-perishable food item for donation to Newark Neighbours is appreciated.
Just a 10- to 15-minute walk from our door, Stratus Vineyards is whooping it up on Canada Day with a “Wildass Picnic” prepared by Canadian Chef Jamie Kennedy. This casual, high-energy luncheon features a collection of Wildass wines paired with delicious, summertime picnic fare among the vines. Cost is $85/person.
Happy Canada Day to everyone from Globetrotters B&B/Gallery!
Posted by Donna S. Vieira, owner of Globetrotters B&B/Gallery in Niagara-on-the-Lake.