Upcoming Festivals to Watch Out For

festivalsThe summer season is a great time to walk around the city, visit festivals and taste new things. The region offers several unique festivals with a taste of the region.

Friendship Festival

A festival that promotes the relationship between Canada and the United States after the end of the War of 1812 is returning to Niagara Falls. This festival offers everything you’d want, including concerts, performers, food and craft vendors, and heritage art. Adults can enjoy the beverage garden and kids can have fun in the Kids Zone filled with activities.

Welland Rose Festival

The annual festival has become a huge part of neighbouring Welland’s summer time festivities. This week long celebration includes a car and bike show, baby show, baseball game, community picnic and live music. Some events to lookout for throughout the week include the Children’s Fishing Derby and Days in the Park where admission is free!

Strawberry Festival

Niagara is perhaps best known for its grapes, but the region’s strawberry fields are almost just as numerous as its vineyards! Munch on all things strawberries including shortcakes and pies and take part in some fun family activities at the annual Strawberry Festival which takes place in historic Niagara-on-the-Lake.

Scene Music Festival

This locally-based festival has become the home for new and established bands from across Canada to showcase their talent. The 19 year tradition gets bigger every time and this year its welcoming famous headliners to Niagara including Matt Good Band, The Sheepdogs, Marianas Trench, Monster Truck and much more. The festival has both licensed areas and kid-friendly areas which means the whole family can enjoy a day full of new music.

Whether you want to listen to some great music or eat some great food, all of these festivals give you a great way to spend the day in the city.