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.



Annual General Meeting

April 12, 2016

The Friends of Niagara National Historic Sites 29th Annual General Meeting will take place Tuesday, April 12 at 7:00 pm at Navy Hall. Following the business portion of the meeting, there will be a special presentation by Tim Johnson on the Landscape of Nations monument, which is being erected in Queenston Heights Park.

For more information call the Friends of Fort George at 905-468-6621.


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A Special Jane Austen Lecture with Dr. Barbara Seeber

May 26, 2016

Join us for the second annual Jane Austen lecture with Dr. Seeber from Brock University! After the presentation there will be tea and treats available. The lecture will take place at 7:00 pm at Navy Hall.

Space is limited. Call the Friends of Fort George at 905-468-6621 or email admin@friendsoffortgeorge.ca to book your spot or for more information.

Cost: $10 for members; $15 for non-members.


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Celebrate Father's Day at the Fort

June 19, 2016

Are you wondering what to get Dad for Father's Day? Why not give him the opportunity to be a part of a cannon crew and fire an 1812 six-pounder field gun. A really big boom and a Father's Day gift like no other!

This unique experience is $49 and includes dressing in an 1812 uniform, coat and hat, training, firing an artillery piece, and keepsake photo.

For more information or to purchase tickets, call Parks Canada at 905-468-6614. Quantities are limited.


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Fort George in the Great War: A World War I Commemoration

June 25 & 26, 2016

To commemorate the centennial of the First World War, Parks Canada and re-enactors from across North America will bring Fort George National Historic Site's role as Camp Niagara to life with displays and demonstrations honouring those who fought in the "war to end all wars".

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

Re-enactor Registration


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Celebrate Canada Day

July 1, 2016

Join us as we celebrate Canada Day in Niagara-on-the-Lake and Fort George with special events planned throughout the day. Festivities begin with a pancake breakfast in Simcoe Park. Watch as the 41st Regiment Fife and Drum Corps leads a giant birthday cake 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.


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Fort George Celtic Festival

July 9, 2016

Fort George will be hosting the 3rd annual Celtic Festival! Hundreds of musicians will be in attendance for this event that will include Celtic dancing, a cheer tent and the mass band!

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


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Sense and Sensibility: A Barton Cottage Social

August 4, 2016

Join the Friends of Fort George for a social evening, celebrating Jane Austen's novel, Sense and Sensibility! This Regency evening will take place at Navy Hall at 7:00 pm and will include tea and treats, music, games and more!

Space is limited, so call the Friends of Fort George at 905-468-6621, or email admin@friendsoffortgeorge.ca to register.

Cost: $20 per person.


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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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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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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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Top photo courtesy of Tony Chisholm.

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