June counts among the most memorable months to visit Niagara on the Lake. Wine grapes, having started to bud in May, grow plumper in anticipation of fall harvest. Events and festivals set on the lawns of grape arbors and around town offer thoughtful entertainment options to locals and visitors alike. And just about everyone around town bubbles over with the good humor of summer.
If you want to be a part of this lively celebration of the senses, be sure to put these events on your calendar:
Shaw Festival Garden Tour
Green thumbs and garden buffs will love the Shaw Festival’s garden tour. This tour features cozy secret gardens sequestered behind lush vines and trees, a look at the McFarland House, and even a visit to the Reif Estate Winery.
Date: June 10, 2017
Polish Sunday Annual Pilgrimage
This annual event honors the all-volunteer Polish Blue Army. It’s a trek to the cemetery, where 26 volunteers of the army, also known as Haller’s Blue Army, are buried. An outbreak of influenza downed these soldiers before they could be deployed to Europe in 1918. Each year, they are remembered at this event.
The White Effect Dinner
A Niagara on the Lake tradition and you and yours are invited! To celebrate Canada’s 150th, visitors and locals alike should don their best red and white outfits. Dinner under starlit skies, tasty wines, craft beers and ciders, and live music are all on the menu.
Cost: $35.00 per person
Date: June 15, 2017
The Strawberry Festival is one of the fruit festivals held in Niagara on the Lake each year. Lovers of all things strawberry will enjoy concoctions like pies, cakes, shortcakes, and crepes filled with fresh strawberries. Corn on the cob plus a barbecue lunch is also served.
Date: 3rd Saturday in June
Fort George World War Re-enactment
Step back in time as World War One is re-enacted at historic Fort George in Niagara on the Lake. This important historical event lasts the whole weekend and is sure to appeal to the most ardent history buffs.
Cost: $5.80 to $11.70 or use your National Parks Pass!
Dates: June 17 – 18, 2017
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