Plan an exciting outing to the heart of Ontario wine country this season. Browse all of the exciting events taking place in Niagara-on-the-Lake in 2019 and experience a magical Ontario getaway. Take part in a wide variety of activities that show off all the best parts of the season by highlighting the music, food, grapes and gorgeous outdoor spaces that define the Green Belt region. Niagara-on-the-Lake has so many wonderful events that visitors of all ages can enjoy – see what’s happening this season and start planning your Niagara getaway today! Check back for new and exciting events being added.
Spring Events in Niagara-on-the-Lake
2019 Bravo Niagara! Festival of the Arts
Discerning music lovers came together to position Niagara as the venue for a premier international music festival, and over the past several years, they’ve exceeded their vision. Experience every genre of music at Bravo Niagara! Festival of the Arts, within completely unique outdoor settings and indoor venues, so you can see the best that classical, jazz and popular artists have to offer.
Explore the 2019 season and discover which events you absolutely cannot miss during this internationally-renowned festival. Once you see the quality of performance, taste the foods and wines offered, as well as the transformative event spaces, you’ll want to stay in Niagara for the entire season!
Event Date: Various dates, events taking place between April and May 2019
Cost: Ticket cost vary by performance, visit Bravo Niagara! for details.
Etsy Made in Canada Spring Market in Niagara-on-the-Lake
Step into The Hare Wine Co. and see how more than 35 talented artists have put their heart and souls into countless handcrafted goods. While you experience their talents and explore their colourful and creative products, you and your girlfriends can sip on a glass (or two) of Niagara’s best-loved wines.
Relax, shop, chat and learn about the endless possibilities of Etsy during this empowering pop-up market supported by one of Canada’s favourite companies.
Event Date: April 27, 2019 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Cost: Admission is free
Sip & Sizzle in Niagara-on-the-Lake
As soon as the snow melts, Canadians are ready to engage in one of their very favourite activities – grilling up everything in the fridge on the barbecue. But, instead of being stuck over the grill, why not leave the cooking up to the more than 20 wineries, from across Niagara-on-the-Lake, who will each be offering up unique food and VQA wine pairings during Sip & Sizzle Niagara?
Event Dates: May 3-5, 10-12, 17-19, and 24-26, 2019 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Cost: $55 for a touring pass, which entitles the holder to one VQA wine tasting and food pairing at each of the member wineries (taxes and fees not included)
War of 1812 Officers’ Dinner at Fort George
The Friends of Fort George and Parks Canada will host a very special dinner inside of Fort George to honour those who fought in the War of 1812. The evening will include an upscale catered dinner, live music and some interactive comedy, inspired by the early 19th century.
History buffs won’t want to miss this exciting demonstration of Niagara’s passion for history and the heroes who protected ours.
Event Date: Friday, April 5, 2019
War of 1812 Officers Day at Fort George
If you want an authentic historical experience, join the Friends of Fort George for this special celebration of the officers who fought, on behalf of our country, during the War of 1812. Volunteer historians will dawn uniforms that accurately and beautifully replicate their traditional regalia, while engaging with vibrant demonstrations throughout the day.
Event Date: Saturday, May 18, 2019
Cost: Free admission
The SHAW Festival in Niagara-on-the-Lake
Get ready to laugh, cry, clap and sing along during the Shaw Festival’s presentation of a wide variety of fan favourite performances. From modernist works of madness to classic romances, the theatre lovers in your life will all find forays into theatre that suit their unique tastes.
Review the 2019 SHAW Festival performance schedule and plan your theatre getaway today.
Fort George Murder Mystery
Combine history and mystery during this “who done it?” performance. Act as a detective for the chance to win prizes, while exploring the Fort George historical monument to thwart the guilty party in this “Murder most un-FORT-unate” at Fort George.
Event Date: Friday, May 24, 2019
Cost: A special event rate applies. For more information, call Parks Canada at 905-468-6614.
We look forward to helping you start off your springtime with the very best the blooming season has to offer guests from across Southwestern Ontario.