July brings lavender-scented breezes, food adventures, and jazz to Niagara on the Lake. Here’s what’s happening: You won’t want to miss a thing!
City & Colour Concert
Kick off July with the City & Colour Concert at the Commons at Butler’s Barracks National Historic Site. Concert-goers are in for a treat as The Strumbellas play the intricate melodies that mix alt-country beats, bluegrass guitars, and pop sounds. This indie folk group counts among Canada’s most popular groups.
Where: Butler’s Barracks National Historic Site
When: July 2nd, 4:00 p.m.
Cost: Ticket prices vary. VIP tickets are available for $99.50
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Artistry by the Lake
The beauty of life on the lake is best experienced through the eyes and hands of local artists. Artistry by the Lake showcases works in wood, glass, paper, paint plus jewellery and fibre arts and photography. The event includes a juried show, courtesy of the Niagara-on-the-Lake Chamber of Commerce.
Where: Queen’s Royal Park
When: July 3rd from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
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The 26th Annual Niagara-on-the-Lake Garden Tour
The garden tour counts among July’s most popular events in Niagara-on-the-lake. It gives the curious an opportunity to see the secret gardens in Historic Old Town. These landscapes offer beauty and serenity and a trove of natural treasures to behold. From the lily pads in backyard fish ponds, to the Adirondack cheers on the shores of the lake, this tour promises each visitor an abundance of natural sights and sounds to behold.
This is the tour’s 26th year in existence. It’s put on by the Niagara-on-the-Lake Horticulture Society, one of the oldest Horticultural Societies in Ontario.
The Cherry Festival
Imagine cherry pies cooling in the window and the scent of BBQ wafting on the wind. This MmmmMmm experience for the senses takes place at the St. Mark’s Church. A silent auction, concerts, children’s activities (including a bouncy castle), and of course, a bake table are just a few of the things you can experience at this annual treat at Niagara on the Lake.
Where: St. Mark’s Church
When: July 8th, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
For more information, call or visit St. Mark’s Church
The Niagara Lavender Festival
Each year, people descend on the lake to celebrate the harvesting of the lavender. The Niagara Lavender Festival takes place right next to the greenhouse where this healing plant is grown and harvested. The festival itself celebrates the healing power of the essential oils derived from the lavender plant. These are said to provide relief for conditions like cancer, acne, headaches, and pain. And the oils act as a bug deterrent to boot.
Festival visitors will enjoy shopping, culinary adventures, and the sweetness of lavender.
Where: Neob Research Facility
When: July 8th and 9th (2017)
Cost: $5.00 for the Island Hopper Pass, $20.00 for the World Traveller Pass
Music Niagara Festival
Music Niagara celebrates it’s 19th Season with a wide variety of musical events that celebrate the heritage of Canada. Appreciate a variety of music performances, from jazz & classical, to country. There is something for every taste this summer in Niagara. Catch a performance in Simcoe Park, a local restaurant or pub, or at a local church. To see the full calendar, go to Music Niagara
July 14 – Opening Gala: 6:30 PM at St. Mark’s Church
July 15 – Choral Masterworks: 7:30 PM at St. Mark’s Church
July 15 – The Mike Field Quintet: 9:30 PM at The Epicurean Bistro Patio
July 16 – Where Have All The Folk Songs Gone: 12:00 PM in Simcoe Park (Free)
July 16 – Gryphon Trio: 4:00 PM at St. Mark’s Church
July 17 – It Don’t Mean a Thing: 4:30 PM at St. Mark’s Church
July 21 – Scotch Mary : 6:00 PM at The Market at The Village
July 22 – Wine & Music: 11:30 AM at The Hare Wine Co.
July 22 – Swiss Piano Trio: 7:30 PM at St. Mark’s Church
July 22 – Jeffery Arthur and Trio: 9:30 PM at The Epicurean Bistro Patio
The TD Niagara Jazz Festival
Life in the vineyards never sounds quite as sweet as it does during the TD Niagara Jazz Festival. Concerts take place at a variety of venues at Niagara on the Lake. And each venue offers a different vibe, from the finest acoustics of the concert hall of the Performing Arts Centre in St. Catharines to the wild grasses of the fields surrounding the wineries.
Tickets are available for a wide variety of events, including the “Lazy River” Dixie-inspired to cruise to “Soul Jazz in the Vineyard.”
Where: At various venues
When: July 28th through July 30th
Cost: Varies, depending on the event and the package
Get tickets for the TD Niagara Jazz Festival here
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