Celebrate Canada Day in Niagara-on-the-Lake

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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.

Catch the "Cakewalk Parade" as it makes it way to Simcoe Park along Queen Street.
Catch the “Cakewalk Parade” as it makes it way to Simcoe Park along Queen Street.

 

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.

 

Ravine Winery:

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.

Enjoy a spectacular fireworks display at Ravine Winery in St. David's.
Enjoy a spectacular fireworks display at Ravine Winery in St. David’s.

 

Stratus Vineyards:

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.