What Can We Do This Weekend? | September 15th Edition

What can we do this weekend in Niagara

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What Can We Do This Weekend?


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crockadoodle grimsbyDrop & Shop at the Grimsby Market!

Thursday September 14th |3pm – 8pm

Drop your child off for up to one and a half hours for some creative fun while you go shop and enjoy the market!

Supervision, snack and juice included.
Price is based on the piece selected per child, ages 5+ are welcome, availability depends on a first come, first serve basis.

Drop-offs start at 3pm with our last pickup time being 8pm.

P.A. Day: Come & Play!

At Crock-A-Doodle Grimsby

Friday September 15th | 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM

It’s a PA Day….. Come and PLAY!!
Drop in all day for some creative fun! Complimentary snacks and juice

Puddicombe Farm Train Schedule

Weekends in September 10am – 4pm

PA Day Movie

Friday, September 15, 2017 1:30 PM

Join the Grimsby Public Library on September 15th for Early Release Day.

Movie starts at 1:30pm

PA Day GrimsbyDapper Koala Buster Moon presides over a once-grand theater that has fallen on hard times. An eternal optimist, and a bit of a scoundrel, he loves his theater above all and will do anything to preserve it. Facing the crumbling of his life’s ambition, he takes one final chance to restore his fading jewel to its former glory by producing the world’s greatest singing competition. Five contestants emerge: a mouse, a timid elephant, a pig, a gorilla and a punk-rock porcupine.


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Have Fun @ Howells

The annual pumpkin festival is back! Open this Weekend 11am – 5pm

Free passes are sold out.

Public Skating Niagara

Fall Handmade Market

Friday September 15th | 11am – 7pm

Saturday September 16th | 10am – 5pm

1776 Fourth Ave, St. Catharines



Featuring artisans offering Jewellery, Hand-Sewn Bags, Fashion Accessories, Canning & Preserves, Natural Bath + Body Products, Original Art, Designer + Children’s Clothing, Home Decor, Wood Products, Leather Goods, Hand Bound Books, Gourmet Food Trucks, Wine by the Glass and more!

See the full list of artisans.


13th Street wine available by the glass … you can sip as you stroll and shop! 13th Street will be pouring their wildly popular Burger Blend white and red as well as their 2016 Gamay which recently won Gold at the National Wine Awards of Canada.


The 13th Street Bakery and Marketplace will be open and serving up their delectable world-famous butter tarts and other baked goodness!

Also featuring gourmet food trucks including:


Soak in the sounds of all-day live music in the artisan village and on the verandah featuring Gilles Groleau and company, Whitney Pea, Katey Gatta and David Gillis.

Pied Piper Parade

Montebello Park, corner of Lake and Queen Streets
Saturday, September 16, 2017 | Parade at 11am | Registration at 10am

It’s Canada Day Every Day!

Come join Gabby and her friends in the Pied Piper Parade! Show your Canadian colours and tell us, through your imagination and costume, your favourite Canadian person, place, or thing. This year is the 150th Anniversary of Canada; let’s show our pride and celebrate Canada’s heritage together.

Niagara Grape & Wine Festival

The Montebello Park Experience

The hub of the Niagara Wine Festival can be found in historic Montebello Park in downtown St. Catharines. One of the oldest and most beautiful parks in the Niagara Region comes alive for two weekends in September. A celebration of Niagara and the bounty of harvest, the Montebello Park wine and culinary experience truly showcases all that the Region has to offer. Local chefs will provide regional cuisine from one to three tokens per portion, while VQA wines can be purchased by the sample or glass. Festival tokens can be purchased at the park for $3.50 (HST included) each.
A true “Wine Country” experience awaits you!

Park Hours

  • Fridays: 5:00pm-10:30pm
  • Saturdays: 11:00am-10:30pm
  • Sundays: 12:00-8:00pm

The Centre Stage

Montebello Park is the premier setting for most of the Festival’s featured events including a great lineup of activities for the entire family. Experience award-winning wineries, Niagara cuisine and great entertainment each weekend. Enjoy your favourite local bands and a lineup of tribute bands as you sip and savour the best in Niagara and celebrate Canada’s 150.
FREE admission each day.


FREE parking in all city-owned lots after 6pm and on Weekends!


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Kids Karaoke

Friday September 15th | 6pm – 9pm

The Bell Tower Community Art & Entertainment Centre

575 Central Ave., Fort Erie

All Ages are welcome to come and sing along to any song you choose.
They have had singers as young as 2 1/2!

Ridgeway Farmers Market

Saturday September 9th | 7:30am – 12:30pm
The fruits of a Niagara Summer are available right now at the Ridgeway Farmers Market.
The Ridgeway Farmers Market runs every Saturday Morning until October 14th in the municipal parking lot in downtown Ridgeway.

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Welland Rowing

Welland Farmers Market

Saturday September 9th | 6am – Noon
70 Young Street (between Young and Division Streets)

Local Farmers proudly share the excitement and flavour of the Welland Farmers’ Market with you. They’ve been luring locals and tourists every Saturday to the Market since 1907, with shelves of fresh fruits and vegetables, tasty meats, natural cheeses, local artisans, and baked goods.

Market Discovery Table at the Farmers Market

Saturdays June thru October | 9am – 11am
Join in the fun with the Market Discovery Table. Participants will enjoy hands-on experiences, including making butter, creating seed mosaics, honey tasting, market searches and more. A different farm theme is featured each week. Fun for kids of all ages.

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Port Colborne Farmers Market

Friday September 8th | 6am – 1pm
The Niagara Region has long been known for the quality of its tender fruits and vegetables. What better way to enjoy this freshness than through a visit to Port Colborne’s weekly Farmers’ Market?
Over 60 vendors from throughout the Niagara Region present their fresh produce, meats, baked goods and a colourful variety of flowers and bedding plants. It is truly a delight for all your senses!
The Market Square is located directly in front of City Hall, 66 Charlotte Street, every Friday morning.
There is free 2 hour time limit parking on downtown streets.

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Doors Open Niagara-on-the-Lake

Saturday September 16th

READY, SET, EXPLORE! Head to Doors Open Niagara-on-the-Lake on September 16 & 17, 2017. Plan your #DoorsOpenOntario itinerary on doorsopenontario.on.ca

The Ontario Heritage Trust works with communities across the province to open the doors, gates and courtyards of their unique and most fascinating cultural sites so you can explore the stories hiding inside. Every April to October, Ontario’s heritage treasures are open to the public with free events across the province.

Participating sites include:

– St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church
– Christ Church McNab (Anglican)
– The Exchange Brewery
– Grace United Church
– Landscape of Nations
– Laura Secord Homestead
– Mackenzie Printery & Newspaper Museum
– McFarland House
– Niagara Historical Society & Museum
– Niagara Lodge No. 2
– Niagara Oast House Brewers
– The Niagara Pumphouse Arts Centre
– Ravine Vineyard Estate Winery
– RiverBrink Art Museum
– The Royal George
– The Shaw Festival Theatre
– Southbrook Vineyards
– Willowbank Estate

Visit doorsopenontario.ca/events/niagara-on-the-lake.aspx for hours of operations and directions to each site.

For information on this event and other NOTL Canada 150 events, please visit notlcanada150.ca.

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