It’s an exciting weekend in Niagara, with lots to see and do Friday through Sunday – in all categories of entertainment.
Begins June 19, 5 p.m. on Stamford Green and runs through June 22 Rides, games, food, bingo, raffles, beer tent and live entertainment. Support the Stamford Centre Volunteer Firemen’s Assoc. and Firemen’s Park (Niagara’s best-kept secret). Stamford Green is located at the junctions of Portage Road, St. Paul Street and O’Neil Street in Niagara Falls.
June 21-23: Lady Windermere’s Fan, Major Barbara, Faith Healer, Trifles, Guys & Dolls and Peace in Our Time: A Comedy. Visit the website link above to plan a visit or purchase tickets. Also, call 1-800-511-SHAW.
June 20, 21 & 22 at the Fallsview Casino’s Avalon Theatre. Thursday at 8:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday at 9 p.m. Ticket prices start at $20, available at the Fallsview Casino Resort’s box office (open noon on show days), at Ticketmaster by calling 1-877-833-3110.
June 21, 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. June 22 at Brock University. Relay For Life is an inspirational, non-competitive, 12-hour overnight fundraising event that brings you and your community together to celebrate life and fight cancer. It has a festival-like atmosphere that family, friends and co-workers can enjoy regardless of age or fitness level. Teams of 10-15 people fundraise individually and as a team to help the Canadian Cancer Society save lives and support those who are facing cancer. Relay participants make a commitment to raise at least $100 and are supported with the tools to reach their goals. Teams stay overnight in a decorated tent city, united to enjoy music, food, activities and entertainment and to celebrate life. For more information, call 905-684-6455 ext. 3157.
June 21, beginning at 6 p.m. at the Orchard Croft Boutique, 2393 Red Maple Ave., Jorden. A summer solstice party, celebrating the longest day with a live blues band outdoor in the orchard and a casual barbecue featuring pork with all-you-can-eat salads. Bring your own wine or beer and a blanket or a chair – enjoy the music for $29.
June 21, at Paris Crepes Cafe, 4613 Queen St., Niagara Falls. The Jazz group Shea D Duo with Juliet Dunn will bring the sounds of France to this Parisian-style restaurant. Enjoy the music from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Nature Centre grand opening Friday, June 21, with ribbon cutting at 11:30 a.m. Community open house, June 22, 11 a.m to 3 p.m. 8215 Kalar Rd., Niagara Falls.
June 21 and June 22, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at HEARTLAND FOREST Showcasing and celebrating the beauty of coyote, the I AM COYOTE art show will feature mixed-medium art and artists from across North America. In celebration with Heartland Forest on the grand opening of their new facility and in the spirit of wildlife preservation through art. Free admission. Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Begin Saturday, June 22. Walking tours will take place every Wednesday and Saturday at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. or by special arrangement outside of set schedule. These tours will continue until Aug. 31. In honour of Laura Secord’s historic walk, heritage tours are also scheduled at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. on June 23. The length of the tour is approximately one hour. Fee includes free admission to RiverBrink Art Museum. Please arrive at RiverBrink Art Museum at least 10 minutes before scheduled tour departure. Tour fee (including admission to the museum): $10 (Adults), $8 (Seniors & Students), Children 12 and younger free if accompanied by an adult.
Saturday, June 22 at Seaway Mall, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Set-up for participants begins at 11:30 a.m. More than 40 categories of roses to be judged. Admission is $10.
June 22, 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. in downtown Port Colborne.
The Rocky Horror Show at Corks
June 22 2013, 7:30 p.m. at Corks WineBar & Eatery, NOTL. Returning for the second year at Corks’ Playhouse Theatre, right on busyQueen Streetin Niagara-On-The-Lake, “The Rocky Horror Show” is sure to entertain, featuring actors with a live band. Participation packages can be purchased for $5, with some proceeds benefitting Big Brothers & Big Sisters of St. Catharines-Thorold & District. Runs June through September. 289-868-9527.
June 22, Frogpond Farm Organic Winery, 1385 Larkin Rd., NOTL. Enjoy a glass of wine as you visit the vineyard to explore exceptional work by Ontario artists. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Through June 30 at 60 King St., Welland. During the building of the Welland Canal, from 1914-1932, 124 men tragically lost their lives while working in difficult and dangerous conditions. When the canal opened in 1932, the Federal Minister of Canals and Railways of the time committed to building a memorial to remember the sacrifice of those men. Unfortunately to this day, that memorial still does not exist. Malcolm Allen, MP for Welland, is putting a call out to the community for photographs, letters, artifacts or historical pieces relating to the Canal workers. Items loaned to our office by community members/organizations will be displayed in his constituency office at 60 King St. for the month of June.
Saturdays in June through Aug. 24, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Niagara Falls Farmers’ Market with artist Michelle Marcotte. Call Marcotte at 289-296-6200 or email email@example.com for details. The cost to join is $25.
Hosted by the Friends of Laura Secord June 22, 6 a.m. to 9 p.m., marking the 200th anniversary of Laura Secord’s historic walk to warn a British outpost of an impending enemy attack. There will be commemorations and activities at the Laura Secord Homestead in Queenston, Ontario and commemorative 32-km walks to DeCew House in Thorold, where the celebrations will continue and participants will learn about the Battle of Beaverdams and the aboriginal allies who fought and won this battle. Several walk options will be available so all ages and abilities can participate. Free to the public.
June 22-24 at DeCew House, Thorold. The weekend of will include re-enactments of Laura Secord’s epic trek from her home in Queenston to militia Captain John DeCew’s house. The 49th Regiment of Foot, Canadian Military Heritage Society, will have an authentic War of 1812 encampment at DeCew House all weekend, with pickets, tents, patrols, and even musket demonstrations. They will also occasionally drill downtown, where the BIA is expected to provide more things of interest all day. Decew Road will be closed and free shuttle buses will be available. Part of the entertainment will be the Ontario Guild of Town Criers’ annual Provincial Town Crier Competition. On Monday, the committee will present a Battle of Beaverdams memorial event to honour those who died at that historic battle. This will take place at Battle of Beaverdams Park on Sullivan Avenue in downtown Thorold.
June 22, all day. A fun annual family festival in celebration of poultry in Smithville, with parking and shuttles from several nearby locations. Agricultural and heritage displays, kids’ activities, Poultryfest breakfast, food vendors, entertainment, carnival atmosphere and more.
June 22, 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at Fielding Estate Winery, among the vines. The New Vintage Festival is a time of growth and rebirth among Niagara’s lush vineyards – a testament to the rich soil and unique climate of the region. Niagara’s celebrated winemakers will tell their cool-climate story and local chefs will present the bounty from our own backyard. Ticket cost is $85, available via the New Vintage Festival website, linked above.
June 19 through Aug. 25, at the Greg Frewin Theatre, on select Wednesdays and Sundays only. Showtime is 7:30 p.m. Performances running on select Sundays and Wednesdays. This ensemble group will perform tributes to the best pop music of the last three decades, including the classics and the hits of today’s top-40 artists through phenomenal singing and mind-blowing choreography, complete with a powerhouse live backup band. Ticket price is $19.98. For information, call 905-356-0777.
Lock 8 Park is located at 133 Mellanby Ave., Port Colborne. The grand opening begins at 3 p.m. and will include a barbecue, live music, displays and performers.
June 23, 9:30 a.m. at the Bird Kingdom. The Bird Kingdom marks its 10th anniversary Sunday, June 23, beginning at 9:30 a.m. Families will enjoy free children’s admission all day! (for youth ages four to 15) and for adults/seniors, tickets cost $10 plus tax.
Events include scavenger hunts with prizes and face painting for children. Adults have a free chance at winning one of our many great giveaway prizes. The Daredevil Snack Bar will be open with lots of great deals.
June 23, televised live on Discovery and on Discovery.com, at 8 p.m.
June 23, Montebello Park, St. Catharines. Food Not Bombs – Niagara is a working group of volunteers dedicated to feeding hungry people vegan food that would otherwise go to waste. The group cooks every Sunday at noon and serves from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. in Montebello Park, during the months of April-October.