Can you believe it is already September? Where did the summer go?
September is a great month. It’s back to school time, back to routine time, back to pumpkin spice latte time and back to warm sweater and jeans weather time.
September is also the month where the events are continuous in Niagara. The Niagara Region is still blossoming with fun things to do even this time of year. Here are our favourite “must-visit” events for this fabulous month we call September:
It’s Football Time and NFL Specials time at The Keg Steakhouse & Bar, located in the Courtyard by Marriott hotel. Join us every Sunday, Monday and Thursday for our NFL Specials:
– Burger & a pint, Wings & a pint, Veg flatbread & a pint – $12.95
– Prime Rib Sliders & a pint, Nachos & a pint – $13.95
– A Pitcher of Beer – $14.95
Come watch the game in our lounge. Plus we have local entertainment every Friday night from 8 – 11pm.
Fallsview Casino Concerts – see some of the top performers at the Avalon Theatre.
Neil Sedaka – September 5th and 6th, Formula 3 and Party – September 7th and 8th, Return to Grace – September 12th – 27th, Bill Cosby – September 29th and 30th
GranFondo Niagara Falls – September 14th
Do you love to cycle? Do you enjoy fine cuisine and wine? If you answered “yes” and “yes,” then this is the event for you. It’s a breathtaking 125km route starting in Niagara Falls, goes along the Niagara Parkway, through Niagara Wine Country, through the Thorold Tunnel and loops in the area of Short Hills Provincial Park. One of the best parts is that there will be Niagara food and wine served at various rest stops throughout the course. Not an avid cyclist? Come check out the free concert from Jim Cuddy on September 14th in Queen Victoria Park starting at 1pm.
Handmade Market – 13th Street Winery – September 13th and 14th
Calling all lovers of crafts, jewellery, pottery, handbags, home decor, fashion accessories, designer clothing and of course wine. It’s a unique-aholic’s dream come true.
62nd Niagara Vintage Wine Festival – September 14th – 29th
This annual event is one that the local community looks forward to every year. Picture this! Award-winning Niagara wines, gourmet Niagara cuisine, plus talented musicians all coming together in Montebello Park during the two weeks of the festival. Plus the Pied Piper Parade on September 21st and the Grande Parade on September 28th. There’s also a Mayor’s Invitational Grape Stomp on September 21st. Come and see who is given the ultimate bragging rights to the coveted Purple Foot title. All proceeds from the event will support the United Way of St. Catharines and District. Plus you can’t miss out on the 40+ participating wineries during this 16 day journey. Purchase a Discovery Pass, which is your ticket to enjoy exclusive wine and food pairing experiences.
Peller Estate Events
Chicks and Chocolate – Monday to Friday at 2pm and weekends at 2pm and 4pm
This is the perfect girlfriend getaway. Learn how chocolate and wine complement each other and can awaken your palate. Sounds very indulgent, yet educational.
Art of Wine and Food – Monday to Friday at 3pm and weekends at 1pm and 3pm
It’s an interactive and delicious experience created by Celebrity Chef Jason Parsons. Jason has paired three Peller Wines with three gourmet food items from the Peller Estates’ kitchen. Here you’ll learn how they work together in perfect harmony.
Oysters, Wine and Music – Ravine Vineyard
Oysters, wine and music…oh my! Every Thursday starting at 7pm.
GeoTracking at Ravine
Grab your compass/smart phone, comfy hiking shoes and your courage from Indiana Jones. Learn about the history of the Ravine Farm and discover 5 generations of untold secrets. The adventures happen every weekend.
The Antique Market – Garrison Village – Niagara-on-the-Lake – September 14th – 8am – 1pm
It’s where getting your daily dose of fruits and veggies meets the art of antiquing.
47th Annual Grimsby Festival of Art – Sept. 7th – 10am – 4pm
125 talented artists all come together to celebrate the love of art in the quaint city of Grimsby.
20th Annual Food Festival – Welland – Sept. 6th – 8th
It’s a weekend full of indulgence, so get ready to treat yourself. Featuring more than 70 food, artisan, community and market vendors (a food festival record). Plus appearances from celebrity chefs (Chuck Hughes and Anna Olson) in the Mobile Culinary Theatre and live entertainment (Big Sugar and The Trews). It’s the Peninsula’s Tastiest Party.
There are honestly so many events happening this time of year. The list goes on and on and on. Don’t miss out on the fun. Click here to keep up with the ongoing Niagara Events.
We also wanted to include a few “National Celebrations” to include on our list:
– National Peanut Day – September 13th
– National Talk Like a Pirate Day – September 19th
– National Wife Appreciation Day – September 22nd (a trip to Niagara Falls would be the perfect way to celebrate)
– National Coffee Day – September 29th (thank goodness for this day). Can you imagine life without coffee?
Have a wonder-ful September and don’t forget to visit.