Summer is almost over, but the fun doesn’t have to end. Niagara’s closet is full of refreshing events happening all September long. The hardest part will be choosing your favourite. Our suggestion…try them all.
Here are a few of our favourites:
Murder Mystery at Old Fort Erie – September 6th
Get ready to experience a walk like no other, as you explore Old Fort and meet spooky characters while solving a mystery.
47th Grimsby Festival of Art – September 6th and 7th
You know it’s a successful event, when they are celebrating 47 years. If you love high calibre artisans, live entertainment and local cuisine, you’ll definitely love this event.
No.30 Pre-Harvest Lunch with Good Earth – September 7th
It’s one of the most exciting times of the year – pre-harvest time.Begin your day with a structured tasting of wines, led by Winemaker Emma Garner, followed by a picturesque trip below the bench for an al fresco lunch at The Good Earth Food & Wine Company. Treat your senses to the fresh flavours of The Good Earth’s culinary delights and handcrafted wines while you enjoy the beautiful backdrop of wine country.
Charcuterie with a view – September 13th, 14th, 20th, 21st, 27th and 28th
September is a time to taste the of harvest of Fielding Wines’ 2013 Gamay perfectly paired with a selection of artisan cured meats, cheese and baguette. Best enjoyed on their lake-view deck or borrow a blanket and enjoy it picnic style!
Coca Cola Concert Series – Queen Victoria Park – until October 13th
For almost 20 years, visitors have enjoyed FREE classic rock concerts next to the majestic Niagara Falls. Come explore exciting new bands and stay for the incredible fireworks. Concerts start at 8pm. Check out the concert schedule for all the details.
Fallsview Casino Concerts
You won’t be gambling on these great September performances:
-André Philippe Gagnon – September 4th – 6th
– Neil Sedaka – September 11th – 12th
– LeGrand Cirque – September 18th – October 5th
Floral Showhouse Annual Summer Show – until September 12th
Summer continues into September at the Floral Showhouse. Come and experience Mother Nature’s beautiful floral creations (collections of orchids, succulents and other tropical plant species are on display, along with floral shows that reflect the changing seasons). Don’t miss guest appearances from colourful tropical birds flying free throughout the greenhouse.
The 3rd Annual Carmel Fine Art Festival – September 12th – 14th
Get in touch with your creative side at the 3rd annual Carmel Fine Art Festival. Showcasing the masterpieces of over 100 local artists, a children’s art show, a poet/painter exchange, some of Niagara’s favourite musicians, the perpetual peace project and a soiree evening – all taking place in one of the most spiritual places in Niagara Falls, the Monastery of Mount Carmel.
Onguiaahra: Thunder of Waters – Sound and Light Show – until September 1st
The name “Niagara” is said to originate from an Iroquis word “Onguiaahra” meaning “The Strait.” This is a spectacular performance of music and entertainment culminating in a sound and laser show that showcases the fascinating story of Niagara.
Located in Queen Victoria Park, across from the American Falls, a large pond fountain will set the stage for a magnificent series of lights and images that will reflect off of the spraying water in an ever-changing rainbow of colours.
Earth, Sky and Music – Château des Charmes – September 1st
Celebrate the 2nd annual Earth & Sky Music Market. Château des Charmes will be transformed for one day into a unique all-ages supper market featuring local food, local wine and local music.
Falling for Music – Château des Charmes – September 5th
It’s an enchanting evening reminiscent of the grand European salons and a rare opportunity to hear acclaimed violinist James Ehnes and his string quartet. Bravo Niagara! will recreate an intimate “Salon de Musique” set amidst the picturesque backdrop of Château des Charmes’ award-winning vineyard overlooking romantic rose gardens and the majestic Niagara Escarpment.
Wine Country Fare – Brett Kissel – September 13th
Dust off your cowboy boots for the Party of the Year at Peller Estates Winery. It’s an evening of Juno award-winning country performances from Brett Kissel paired with some of Chef Jason Parsons’ country classics (whole roasted pig, IceWine marshmallows and IceWine cotton candy) and Peller Estates wonderful wine.
Niagara New Vintage Festival – September 13th – 28th
It’s that time of year again. Niagara is so happy to be celebrating it’s 63rd Annual New Vintage Festival. It’s Canada’s largest annual celebration of Ontario’s award-winning wineries and vineyards. Featuring over 30 wineries paired with local, fresh culinary delights. Plus the Pied Piper Parade and the 63rd Annual Meridian Grande Parade and dozens of festival events. There’s a new discovery every day. Check out the website for full details.
Handmade Market – September 12th and 13th
It’s an event filled with some of Southern Ontario’s finest artists all in one glorious place– 13th Street Winery. Plus experience 13th Street’s fine wine, food trucks and culinary creations.
Niagara Food Festival – September 5th – 7th
Mark this event in your calendar. The Niagara Food Festival offers fantastic food from local restaurants and food producers, celebrity chefs with live demonstrations on the Mobile Culinary Theatre, live entertainment for all ages and much, much more. This is a delicious event you won’t want to miss.
There is so much to celebrate in Niagara and these are just a few of our favourites. The list of fun experiences in Niagara are endless. You’ll definitely need a place to rest your head and feet after all of this fun. The Courtyard by Marriott is one of the best 4-star Niagara Falls Hotels, located in the “Centre of It All” just minutes from Niagara Falls and many of these great events.