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.



Fife & Drum Muster and Soldiers' Field Day

August 13 & 14, 2016

Join us for the 17th 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, 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.

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


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Echoes of Niagara's Past: A Military Timeline Event

August 27 & 28, 2016

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 other historic time periods. Demonstrations will be happening throughout the day inside Fort George.

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


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Trivia Night

September 7, 2016

Back by popular demand is our Trivia Night at Navy Hall! Join the Friends of Fort George and Parks Canada and test your historical knowledge of Niagara's early history. The evening will include 10 rounds of trivia, a 50/50 draw, a silent auction, door prizes, light fare and a cash bar.

Tickets are $25 each, or you can purchase a table of 8 for $180.

Space is limited, so book your spot now! Call the Friends of Fort George Gift Shop at 905-468-6621 or email admin@friendsoffortgeorge.ca for more information.


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Battle of Queenston Heights Commemorative Tours

October 8 & 9, 2016

Join the Friends of Fort George and Parks Canada as we commemorate the 204th anniversary of the Battle of Queenston Heights and the death of Major General Sir Isaac Brock, Saviour of Upper Canada. 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, climb the 235 steps to the top of Brock's Monument and enjoy the scenic view of Queenston Heights Park and the Niagara River!

Call the Friends of Fort George at 905-468-6621, or email admin@friendsoffortgeorge.ca for more information.


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Battle of Queenston Heights Commemoration

October 13, 2013

Join the Friends of Fort George and the Niagara Parks Commission as we commemorate the 160th anniversary of the building of Brock's Monument. The afternoon will include a number of speakers, tea, coffee and light fare. The event will take place from 2:00 to 4:00 pm at the Laura Secord Church in Queenston Ontario.

List of Speakers:

The Battle of Queenston Heights by Jim Hill, Superintendent of Heritage, Niagara Parks Commission

The Life of Major General Sir Isaac Brock by Wesley Turner, author of Astonishing General: The Life and Legacy of Major General Sir Isaac Brock

The Significance of Brock's Monument by Ronald Dale, Superintendent (1992-2007), Fort George National Historic Site

Cost: $10 for members; $15 for non-members. Tickets must be purchased in advance as seating is limited. Call the Friends of Fort George at 905-468-6621 or email admin@friendsoffortgeorge.ca for more information.


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Beefsteak Society Dinner

November 19, 2016

Join the Friends of Fort George for a special fundraiser dinner, which will be fashioned after the popular Sublime Beefsteak Society of England. Started in the 1700's, the Beefsteak Society came to symbolize patriotic and liberal concepts of prosperity. Throughout the 19th century, the club included royalty, statesmen and military leaders.

The evening will include a steak dinner, live music, an auction and great entertainment. All proceeds from the evening will help to support student employment opportunities at Fort George and Brock's Monument.

Cost: TBA.

For more information, contact the Friends of Fort George.


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