Get Refreshed with these Niagara Events in June

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Niagara Falls is a place of wonder. It’s much more than a day-cation or stay-cation destination. Niagara Falls is a week’s worth of fun “wonder-cation” destination filled with rich history, culture, agriculture, entertainment and adventure.

We want your time here to be extraordinary, so much so that you’ll be thinking about planning your next vacation here…even before you’ve finished your current one.

Many people don’t know this (and it’s not a hidden secret), but Niagara is made up of 12 distinct communities and each community has a different event or festival happening each weekend. Here are some of the most refreshing hand-picked events for June:

Fort Erie International Friendship Festival – June 28th – July 1st 

In 2013, the Bi-Centennial Celebration continues at the 27th Annual International Friendship Festival. Celebrating 200 years of good relations between Canada and the United States since the end of the War of 1812. Featuring.local artisans, great food, evening concerts and the 2nd annual “Festival’s Got Talent.”

Niagara New Vintage Festival – June 15th – 23rd

There is no better way to describe Niagara’s summer bounty, than to experience it first-hand. Travel along Niagara’s Wine Route, sipping and savouring some of the best flavours of the season.

Butler’s Barracks Concert Series – June 29th

Based on last year’s successful Tragically Hip performance at this historic national site, the Butler’s Barracks Concert Series are back for year two, with performances from City and Colour, Metric, Serena Ryder, Jimmy Eat World and Yukon Blond.

Shaw Festival – June – October 

The Shaw Festival is a world-class theatre company inspired by the work of Bernard Shaw. The contemporary plays produced are from and about his era, which share Shaw’s provocative exploration of society and celebration of humanity. the 2013 PlayBill is now playing. The 2013 Season Playbill includes: Guys and Dolls, Lady Windermere’s Fan, Peace in Our Time, Our Betters,  and Major Barbara

Summer Concert Series at Jackson-Triggs – June – September 6th

Award-winning wines, gourmet food and brilliant Canadian talent come together to celebrate summer in Jackson Trigg’s open-air amphitheatre.

Farmer’s Market  – Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday All Year Round 

The Farmer’s Market in St. Catharines is more than just fruits and vegetables, it’s about finding the most delicious breads, seafood, meat, preserves, spices, fresh cut flowers and jewellery in the area. Local artists also take the Market Stage on Thursday and Saturday afternoons during the summer. Enjoy everything from jazz to blues, oldies to modern day music.

PoultryFest Niagara – June 22nd

Located in downtown Smithville, this annual event features more than 60 vendors, an historic train station, giant craft show, a magnificent food court, outdoor entertainment, classic car and truck show, antique tractor pull and show, farmer’s market, poultry discovery centre and so much more.

The Laura Secord Commemorative Walk – June 22nd 

On June 22nd (the Bicentennial anniversary) take a walk into history and retrace Laura Secord’s steps of her famous 32 km journey from the Secord Homestead in Niagara-on-the-Lake to DeCew House in Thorold, where she delivered her famous message.

Looking for a place to rest your head after all of this adventure? The Courtyard by Marriott Niagara Falls has 258 newly renovated and spacious accommodations for a restful night’s sleep.

So what are you waiting for, start booking your next wonder-cation? We’re only a phone call or click away to some wonderful and long-lasting memories.