Summer’s here in the Niagara region and it brings along with it a whole lot of festivals and events. Music, food, films and many other happening festivals brighten up the summer days and enliven the nights even more!
Take a look at some of the summer festivals…
Niagara New Vintage Festival
June 13, 14, 20 & 21, 2015
Raise a toast at the Niagara New Vintage Festival that takes place over two weekends in June across wineries in the Niagara region’s rich wine country. There are over 40 wineries participating in the fest. Trail the wine route, admire the vineyards and experience the delightful taste of wine and culinary pairings. The New Vintage Tailgate Party is the place to be on June 20th. Get regaled with stories by Niagara’s best winemakers and enjoy the produce of the season presented by local chefs. The New Vintage Festival Discovery Pass Program entitles you to two weekends consisting of 8 wine tasting and culinary experiences.
Niagara Integrated Film Festival
June 18 to 21, 2015, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Beamsville, St Catharines, Niagara Falls
If you are a movie buff, you should definitely head to the Niagara Integrated Film Festival. Movies, food and wine make for a great combination at this festival featuring short films, full length features, documentaries and more. Hosted in collaboration with regional wineries across the Niagara region at stunning locations including vineyards, this festival has various sections like the Galas, Filmalicious, Film Feast and others. A delectable meal paired with award-winning wines, followed by the screening of a film is a wonderful experience. Go for it!
July 25, 2015, Fort George, Niagara-on-the Lake
The Fort George National Historic Site will come alive with the sound of music during the second annual Celtic Festival in July. Fort George in collaboration with the Niagara Regional Police Pipe and Drum Band will host the festival at the green, scenic settings of the fort. The environs will reverberate with the sounds of pipes and drums played out by hundreds of skilled musicians. Individual pipe band recitals, Celtic dancing, a kids “heavy” event zone, a cheer tent and the “mass band” are some other events lined up for the day.
August 8, 2015, Niagara-on-the-Lake
The Niagara region is famous for its natural bounty of fresh fruits and vegetables. It’s harvest time for peaches and that’s the reason for celebrating the 24th Annual Peach Festival. Peachy food and amazing music are the highlights of the festival this year through the day from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Eat peaches in all its forms and recipes from fresh fruits to jams, ice creams, pies and more. Queen Street will be a hub of activity with the shops showcasing their products, there’s also wine, beer and live entertainment with a Salsa band and dancing. A total of five bands will perform at the festival–David Hoy, The Toronto All Star Band, The Local Fife and Drum, Ceol Cara and St. Catharines Pipe Band.
These festival are just another reason to make Niagara Falls a must visit location this summer. When in town, stay at the 4-star Marriott Niagara on the Falls, the closest Niagara Falls Hotel to The Brink of the Falls.