Summer is here, and with it comes a season full of incredible outdoor festivals for you and your family to enjoy! In fact, with so many options available, it may be difficult to decide which to go to. We've created a list of some of our favourite festivals in the Niagara Region that we think you absolutely need to check out this summer.
Fort Erie is hosting 4 days of family fun summer festival July 12th-15th to celebrate the continued good relations between Canada and the United States. As you can imagine, a festival built to promote tourism and cultural identities is jam-packed with activities for people of all ages! Fort Erie Friendship Festival has a designated 'Family Zone' which has interactive displays, green spaces for play, as well as a reptile zoo for your more curious family members. There is also a midway full of family activities, amusements, rides, food trucks, and vendors. If you're looking for something a little more low-key, be sure you check out the great market place full of artisans, artists, and crafters with wonderful creations for you to fawn over. Don't forget the concerts on Friday and Saturday as well!
If you've never heard of Rockin' 1000 you are missing out! This year the Niagara Region is following in its steps, taking on the ambitious task of gathering 1000 musicians to perform simultaneously for the largest Canadian rock show festival ever. Day of 1000 Musicians brings amateur and professional musicians together for a full day of music, culminating with 1,000 musicians performing 6 songs in one big production. This is a free event but the main drive is to raise money for local charities within the region, so be sure to bring some non-perishable food items or cash for donations. If you're in a band that'd like to participate or if you just want to be part of an event that you will remember for years, be sure to check this out on July 21st.
Canal Days Marine Heritage Festival is an event meant to celebrate the picturesque town of Port Colborne and its marine heritage. Tall Ships gather in Port Colborne each civic holiday weekend, for a four-day celebration of history and heritage. Not only do you get to explore the decks, but you can also try your hand at the wheel, or feel the spray as you cruise a Tall Ship on Lake Erie. Of course, the entire community celebrates the summer festival and opens up its doors, offering activities for everyone to enjoy. Stroll through Ontario's largest outdoor classic car show and then take in a dazzling array of colours and designs from the kite presentation. The children's area at Seaway Park also offers games, entertainment and kids activities throughout the weekend.
Downtown Ridgeway turns into a carnival for the 28th Annual Ridgeway Summer Festival! Focusing on fun for the whole family, the festival features buskers, two entertainment stages, a Kids Zone with pony rides and magicians, plus fabulous food provided by downtown restaurants and street vendors. With more than 50 artisan and craft vendors, as well as a birds of prey nature display, and a pancake breakfast EVERY morning, this Niagara Region festival is not to be missed! Be sure to check out their website for the full list of activities available at the festival … otherwise we'd be here all day explaining it!
We hope you enjoyed our guide to Niagara Region Festivals this summer. Whatever you get up to this summer you're sure to have a great time with family and friends at these events, ust be sure to bring sunscreen! . Be sure to follow Marina Homes on Facebook to keep up with our blogs.