Upcoming Events

Be a witness to history! Join the Friends of Fort George and Parks Canada for special events that celebrate the history of Niagara. New events are listed frequently throughout the year, so be sure to check back often. You can also stay up to date about events by joining us on Facebook and Twitter.

For more information about any of these events, please contact us.



Emma's Box Hill Picnic

Emma's Box Hill Picnic poster

August 6, 2015

Join the Friends of Fort George for a picnic party, celebrating Jane Austen's Emma, now in its 200th year of print! Emma's Box Hill Picnic will take place at Navy Hall from 7:00 to 9:00 pm. This Regency evening will recreate the Box Hill Picnic, and include tea and treats, music, games and more.

Cost: $20 per person.

Space is limited! Call 905-468-6621 or email admin@friendsoffortgeorge.ca to register.

 

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Fife & Drum Muster and Soldiers' Field Day

Fife and Drum Muster poster

August 15 & 16, 2015

Join us for the 16th annual Fife & Drum Muster and Soldiers' Field Day! Fife and drum corps and infantry units from historic sites across Canada and the United States will converge on Fort George National Historic Site, showcasing the military music and drills of the early 19th century. This weekend-long event has become an annual tradition at Fort George, and is packed with firepower demonstrations, music and entertainment.

Call Parks Canada at 905-468-6614 or the Friends at 905-468-6621 for more information.

 

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Echoes of Niagara's Past: Military Timeline Event

Echoes of Niagara's Past poster

August 29 & 30, 2015

Join us as Fort George and the Lincoln and Welland Regimental Museum commemorate over 200 years of Niagara's military history. The Fort will come alive as interpreters, animators and veterans display uniforms, weaponry and vehicles from the War of 1812, World War I, World War II and many more. Demonstrations will be happening throughout the day inside Fort George.

For more information call Parks Canada at 905-468-6614.

 

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Grand Canadian Steampunk Exposition

September 25 - 27, 2015

An exposition of Canadian Steampunk grandeur, a festival of epic proportions, sites and sounds to entertain and delight...all this and more! Three days of Canadian Steampunk featuring an evening concert with many performers to be announced.

For admission/ticket and hotel information, please visit www.canadiansteampunk.com or call 905-525-6303.

 

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Battle of Queenston Heights Commemorative Tours

October 10 & 11, 2015

Join the Friends of Fort George and Parks Canada as we commemorate the 203rd anniversary of the Battle of Queenston Heights and the death of Major General Sir Isaac Brock. Brock's Monument National Historic Site will be open from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm all weekend. Join us for guided tours of the battle site at 11:00 am, 1:00 pm and 3:00 pm, climb the 235 steps to the top of Brock's Monument and enjoy the scenic view of Queenston Heights and the Niagara River!

Call the Friends of Fort George at 905-468-6621 for more information.

 

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Top photo courtesy of Tony Chisholm.

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