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.
Fun at Fort George March Break Program
March 12 - 14, 2014
Spend your March Break at Fort George National Historic Site! Children aged 8-12 years can learn about Fort George and the War of 1812 through activities, games, crafts and colourful exhibits that relate to the theme of the day.
- Wednesday, March 12: Taking the King's Shilling - A Soldier for a Day
- Thursday, March 13: The Life of a Gentleman - Officers, Forts and Music
- Friday, March 14: A Fort Kid's Life - Duties, Food and Fun
Cost: $29.40 per child per day. Register your child for all three days and receive 30% off the third day!
Please call 905-468-6614 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more details or to register
July 1, 2014
Come celebrate Canada Day in Niagara-on-the-Lake and Fort George with special events planned throughout the day. Festivities begin with a pancake breakfast put on by the Friends of Fort George in Simcoe Park. Watch as the 41st Regiment Fife and Drum Corps leads a giant birthday cake decorated by Willows Cakes & Pastries down Queen Street to Simcoe Park.
Admission at Fort George is free on Canada Day! Join us for music, muskets and artillery demonstrations throughout the afternoon. Enjoy a BBQ dinner, music and fireworks in the evening!
Call 905-468-6621 for more information.
July 12, 2014
Fort George comes alive with the sounds of Pipes and Drums. In partnership with the Niagara Regional Police Pipe and Drum Band, Fort George will host the First Annual Celtic Festival at the Fort. Hundreds of professional musicians will be in attendance for this premier event that will include Celtic Dancing, a Cheer Tent, a kids "Heavy" event zone, individual Pipe Band performances and of course the "Mass Band"! Let your kilts fly at the Fort next July!
For more information contact Parks Canada at 905-468-6614.
July 22, 2014
Test your knowledge of the War of 1812 and World War I at the fifth annual Trivia Night, hosted by the Friends of Fort George. The evening will include a silent auction, door prizes, treats and refreshments. This event is a fundraiser for the Friends of Fort George, with all proceeds helping to support ongoing heritage projects.
Cost: $25.00/person or $180/table of eight. Space is limited. Sign up today!
Call the Friends at 905-468-6621 to reserve your spot, or for more information.
August 16 - 17, 2014
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.
August 23 - 24, 2014
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, WWI, WWII and many more. Join us as we commemorate the 100th anniversary of the declaration of The Great War (World War I) when the grounds of Fort George where used to train Canadian Soldiers that were sent to Europe. Demonstrations will be happening throughout the day inside the imposing walls of Fort George.
Regular admission rates to the Fort apply. Please check the website for updates.
September 6, 2014
The Friends of Fort George, in partnership with The Toronto Polo Club, will present two four-chukker games plus a half-time show on the Common. Join us for an entertaining afternoon of the "King's sport". Funds raised will benefit the Friends of Fort George, supporting student summer heritage positions at Fort George and Brock's Monument National Historic Sites.
Visit our Polo Niagara page for more details.
Fort George Garrison Christmas
December 13 - 14, 2014
Fort George will the be site of a family holiday event that will include activities, crafts and games for all to enjoy! Hot beverages and treats, as well as scheduled musket demonstrations will be provided. General admission rates apply.
Call Parks Canada at 905-468-6614 for more information.