Wondering what to see and do in Niagara-on-the-Lake? Here’s The Princess Trip 2016 to Niagara video you might enjoy. It’s full of wonderful suggestions. We loved hosting these five lovely Southern belles and Chase in June 2016 and we think Chase did an excellent job capturing their memories and giving visitors a taste of all Niagara-on-the-Lake and Niagara Falls have to offer them.
July and August in Niagara-on-the-Lake are all about music, music, music! Here are a few concerts and performances you might want to check out.
Concert Series at Queenston Heights Park
The Sunday concert series continues throughout the month of July. Musicians perform at 2 p.m., every Sunday at Queenston Heights Park and it’s all free. Bring a picnic and enjoy the sounds or book a table at the Queenston Heights restaurant before the music begins.
Pack up your lawn chair or a blanket and spend a day in the vineyard at Trius Wineries, listening to the great sounds of live music. Gates open at 4 p.m. and tickets range from $40 per person plus tax.
Then on July 30, rock to the music of The Eagles and Fleetwood Mac at the Tribute Rock Concert. This time, leave your chairs at home because it’s standing room only! Tickets are $40 per person plus tax.
Born to be blue? No problem. Head over to Trius Wineries on August 13 for the Blues at the Winery event. Take your lawn chair and blanket or book a Red Lounge seat. Gates open at 4 p.m. and tickets start at $40/person plus tax.
Fort George Celtic Festival
Throughout July, August and until September 9, 2016, Jackson-Triggs Estate Winery invites you to indulge your senses at the Jackson-Triggs Amphitheatre Concert Series. It’s a wonderfully relaxed way to enjoy wine country at its best while experiencing top Canadian talented performers as you savour outstanding VQA wine and local fare. Upcoming musicians include Moon vs Sun featuring Raine Maida and Chantal Kreviazuk on July 9, 54/40 Unplugged on July 15, Rootstock on July 16, Alan Doyle & The Beautiful Gypsies on July 22 & 23, and many more. Tip: Guests at Globetrotters B&B often sit with a bottle of wine on our front deck and enjoy the sounds from a distance for free.
How do you like your music?
The 2016 Festival opens at 6:30 p.m., Saturday, July 16, with its opening gala reception and concert featuring a triple treat with Syrène, a dazzling saxophone quartet from Amsterdam, followed by a new work for Pipigwan (aboriginal flute) and string quartet especially created for Music Niagara by Odawa First Nations’ composer Barbara Croall. Then, the Music Niagara Performance Academy Orchestra takes centre stage, featuring the brilliant young violinists Hannah Corbett and Renée Anton.
On Sunday, July 17, another combination concert begins with an audiovisual piano recital by Lithuanian pianist Viktoras Paukstelis. Following his recital, the concert moves into violin territory with Timothy Chooi, followed by Ric Heinl.
And the list goes on and on. The month-long festival continues through to August 14, showcasing a variety of musicians and genres guaranteed to please you. For a full schedule of upcoming performances and ticket purchases, click here, call 905-468-2172 or email musicniagara.org.
Don your Stetson and dust off your cowboy boots for the hottest country music festival in Niagara Wine Country. Dance to the boot-stomping sounds of Canadian country artists Meghan Patrick and Ty Owens. Then, Nashville’s rising country star Blackjack Billy promises a hoedown like you’ve never experienced before. Gobble up some mouth-watering country-inspired fare from the Barrel House Grill, wet your whistle with some fantastic Peller wines and line dance the night away. Tickets are $45/person plus taxes and fees.
Yep! Niagara-on-the-Lake is definitely where you want to be in July and August. Tickets to events go quickly and accommodation sells out fast, so be sure to reserve your spot and favourite room at Globetrotters B&B/Gallery soon.
Posted by Donna S. Vieira, Owner of Globetrotters B&B/Gallery in Niagara-on-the-Lake