Look no further for a summer to-do list of FREE, fun activities! We found a great list of events and activities offered across Niagara and we are sharing the information with you!
Just in case the main link isn’t working for you, we have the info posted below:
(all credits to The St.Catharines Standard)
COCA-COLA CONCERTS: Every Friday, Sunday and holiday, May 20 to Aug. 21, 8-10 p.m. Queen Victoria stage. Live concerts at the foot of the illumination tower in Niagara Falls. Listen to live bands, and stay for the fireworks. Presented by Niagara Parks.
QUEENSTON CONCERT SERIES: Sunday afternoon concerts, 2-4 p.m., that bring the sound of big band, Dixie, blues and more at these family-friendly outdoor concerts. Queenston Heights Park, 14184 Niagara Pkwy, Queenston. June 19 to September 4. www.niagaraparks.com/niagara-falls-events/queenston-concert-series.html
THURSDAY BLUES IN THE PARK: Dinner, blues and a drink. 7-9 p.m. June 16 to Sept. 1. Fireman’s Park, 2275 Dorchester Road, Niagara Falls. http://scvfa.ca/scvfa/events
TWILIGHT TUESDAY: Every Tuesday night, 7 p.m. July 5 to Aug. 30. Fireman’s Park, 2275 Dorchester Road, Niagara Falls.
SUMMER MUSIC FESTIVAL: Merritt Park amphitheatre, Welland. All concerts start at 7 p.m. Except where noted. Splash ‘N Boots, Children’s Day in the Park, July 2, 11 a.m. Mad Dogs and Englishmen, July 8. Woodstock Revisited, July 15. Kindred and Sunset Rebels, July 22. Brian Neale with Northern Harbour (a Jimmy Buffet tribute band), Aug. 5. New Kid in Town Eagles Tribute, Aug. 19. Matt Cage Elivis Tribute, Aug. 26.
JAMMIN’ AT THE MARKET: Welland Farmer’s Market, 70 Young Street (between Young and Division Streets), Welland. 9:30-10:30 a.m. July 9, 23, Aug. 6, 20, 27. www.welland.ca/Leisure/eventsinfo/JamminAtTheMarket.pdf
MUSIC IN THE SQUARE: Market Square, 91 King St., St. Catharines. Saturdays, 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Sounds of local musicians.
SUMMER CONCERT SERIES. Local musicians Wednesday nights from June 29 – July 20, Montebello Park, St. Catharines. Music, artisan vendors, food and spirits from 6 to 9 p.m. June 29, Blues night with The CADs and Howling Horns. July 6, Oldies night with Mel Monaco, and the Johnny Cash Tribute Show. July 13, Classic rock night with Back In The Daze, and Up Yer Kilt. July 20, Latin night, with Solstice, and Sabor Latino. www.stcatharines.ca/en/experiencein/SummerConcertSeries.asp
THOROLD REED BAND. Summer Pops Series, Beaverdams Park, Ormond St. S., Thorold. Except where noted, band plays 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. July 1, 3:30 to 4:45 p.m. July 6, 13, 20, 27, Aug. 3, 10 and 17. July 31, 2 to 4 p.m. At Simcoe Park, Byron St., Niagara-on-the-Lake. www.facebook.com/ThoroldReedConcertBand/?fref=ts
MUSIC NIAGARA. 2 p.m., Simcoe Park, Niagara-on-the-Lake. An Azeri Afternoon, July 17. Alana and Leigh Cline, July 24. Thorold Reed Band, July 31. The Karakoro Drums of Japan, Aug. 7. 905-468-5566 www.musicniagara.org/
WATERFRONT CONCERT SERIES. Waterfront Park, 3875 Terrace Lane, Crystal Beach. Concerts are outdoors on the lawn. Bring a blanket or chair. Refreshments and washroom facilities are available. Concerts start at 7:00 p.m. and last about 2 hours. July 17, The Toronto All Star Big Band. July 31, John Denver Tribute by Jimmy Gribbon, backed by Gerie & The Koasters. Aug. 7, The Moonlighters. Aug. 21, Barley Brae. www.friendsofcrystalbeach.org/2016-2/
COURTYARD MUSIC SERIES. Niagara Falls History Museum, 5810 Ferry St., Niagara Falls. 905-356-7521. Four intimate concerts featuring local Niagara acts. July 7: Beth Moore and Oscar Anderson-Schortt; July 21: Taylor Hulley and Laurel Minnes; Aug 4: Nick Riot and Serena Pryne of the Mandevilles; James Underwood and Anthony Botting; Aug 18: Road Waves and Katey Gatta.
FONTHILL BANDSHELL. Peace Park, Thursdays, 7-9 p.m. June 30, Oh Canada! We Sing for Thee! July 7, Les Tireaux d’Roches. July 14, Jully Black. July 21, Coig. July 28, Legends of the 50s. Aug. 4, Wichita Linemen. Aug. 11, Alex Cuba. Aug. 18, The Howling Horns. Aug. 25, Irene Torres and the Sugar Devils. Sept. 1, Fleetwood Mac Mania. www.fonthillbandshell.com
SUNSET MUSIC SERIES. Every Tuesday evening, July 5 to Aug. 30, 7 to 8:30 p.m. The Rotary Shell, Charles Daley Park, 1969 North Service Road, Jordan. Bring your own seating. www.sunsetmusicseries.ca/
CONCERTS ON THE RIDGE. Ridgeway Village Square. July 3, Bryce Moore Band. July 24, Lincoln Concert Band. Aug. 14, 28 and Sept. 4. http://rbiawebsite.wix.com/rbia#!concert-series/kj2i2
JUST FOR KIDS
MARKET DISCOVERY TABLE: Saturdays, 9 – 11 a.m. Hands-on experiences, including making butter, creating seed mosaics, honey tasting, market searches and more. A different farm theme is featured each week. Market Square, 91 King St., St. Catharines.
NIAGARA FALLS FIREWORKS. Every Sunday, Wednesday, Friday and holiday from May 1 to Oct. 30. 10 p.m. Queen Victoria Park. Presented by the Niagara Parks Commission and Tourism Partnership of Niagara.
ONGUIAAHRA: SOUND AND LIGHT SHOW. Aug. 26 to Sept. 5. 8-10:30 p.m. Queen Victoria Park, Niagara Falls. Performance features music, lights and water jets that come together to tell the story of Niagara. Performances at 8:15 p.m., 9:15 p.m. And 10:15 p.m. A live band, and a laser light show, will take place between the performances.
DOWNTOWN CLASSIC CAR SHOW: Downtown St. Catharines, Saturday, July 9, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. More than 400 classic and custom cars line the streets. Live entertainment, family-friendly activities. http://mydowntown.ca/events/downtown-classic-car-show
FAMILY CAMPFIRE SING-A-LONG: Aug. 4, 6-8 p.m.. Burgoyne Woods, 70 Edgedale Rd., St. Catharines. Sing-a-long led by local musician. Beverages, marshmallows and roasting sticks. Bring your own blanket, hot dogs and snacks. www.stcatharines.ca/en/experiencein/Campfire-Sing-A-Long.asp
BACK TO BACO. July 1-3. 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. An event for Baco Noir lovers. Exclusive back vintages paired with strawberries rolled in black pepper. Henry of Pelham Estate Winery, 1469 Pelham Rd., St. Catharines.
ARTISTRY BY THE LAKE. July 1-3. Queen’s Royal Park, Front St., Niagara-on-the-Lake, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. . A variety of artists showcasing paintings, fibre arts, jewellery, sculptures, photography, pottery, glass, wood and more. A juried show presented by the Niagara-on-the-Lake Chamber of Commerce.
THE PAST IS PRESENT HERITAGE FESTIVAL. Aug. 1. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Niagara Historical Society Museum, 43 Castlereagh St., Niagara-on-the-Lake. Historic demonstrations, heritage activities, live music. 905-468-3912
WELLAND ARTS PROJECT. Downtown Art Festival, Aug. 27, 1 p.m. to dusk. Showcases various artists and different forms of art, including theatrics, music and installation art, taking place downtown Welland around Civic Square.
NIAGARA FALLS MUSEUMS. @ The Museum Thursday Night. Every Thursday the museum is open late and admission is free from 5 to 9 p.m. Courtyard Music Series, July 7 and 21, Aug. 8 and 18. 7-8:30 p.m. Intimate concerts featuring local acts. Earth Rangers, July 15, 5 p.m. And 7 p.m. Explore biodiversity and habitat conservation with Earth Rangers. Copper Beech Field Trips with Elizabeth Chitty, July 28, Aug. 11, 25. Stroll through Drummond Hill Cemetery to Ruth Redman Heights, walking mostly in silence except for your spoken words into an audio recorder as you respond to what you see. https://niagarafallsmuseums.ca/events/thursday-nights.aspx
BATTLE OF CHIPPAWA. July 5, 5-7 p.m., Chippawa Battlefield. A memorial ceremony in honour of those who served during the Battle of Chippawa.
ART IN THE GARDENS. July 16-17, Aug. 20-21, 1-5 p.m., School of Horticulture and Botanical Gardens, Niagara Falls. Artists from the Parkway Artists’ Guild showcase their art and demonstrate skills. Includes a children’s paint corner.
SOUTH ASIAN MUSIC AND BHANGRA DANCE FESTIVAL. July 31, noon to 10 p.m. Queen Victoria Park, Niagara Falls. Family-friendly South Asian music festival with singers and Bhangra dancing performances.
SIEGE OF FORT ERIE. Aug. 6-7, Old Fort Erie. Battles are camps are free; admission fees apply to enter Old Fort Erie and evening lantern tour. Witness the battles of 1814 that turned Fort Erie into Canada’s bloodiest battlefield. Explore the camps filled with re-enactors, then watch the full battle re-enactment.
NIAGARA CARIBBEAN FESTIVAL. Aug. 21, noon to 10 p.m. Queen Victoria Park, Niagara Falls. A cultural festival featuring costumes, music and dance.
MOONLIGHT FLICKS: Lakeside Park, St. Catharines. Movies under the stars. Bring your lawn chair, blanket and snacks. Admission by donation of non-perishable food items for Community Care. Aug. 2,9,16,23. Dusk (around 9 p.m.) to 11 p.m. www.stcatharines.ca/en/experiencein/Moonlight-Movies.asp
Lots to choose from, too many to list.