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.



Fort George Garrison Christmas

Garrison Christmas event poster

December 13 - 14, 2014

Fort George will be the 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.

 

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New Year's Day Levee

New Year's Day Levee event poster

January 1, 2015

Join the Friends of Fort George and Parks Canada as we ring in the New Year at Navy Hall! Levee celebrations start at 3:00 p.m., and include toasts, music by the 41st Regiment Fife and Drum Corps, and a cannon firing to welcome the New Year.

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

 

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Ratification of the Treaty of Ghent

Treaty of Ghent event poster

February 17, 2015

Join us for the final event of the bicentennial of the War of 1812! The Friends of Fort George, in partnership with Parks Canada, the Town of Niagara-on-the-Lake, the Region of Niagara, St. Mark's Church and the Niagara-on-the-Lake Bicentennial Committee, will commemorate the ratification of the Treaty of Ghent and 200 years of peace. Join us for an international, ecumenical service at St. Mark's Church, followed by a re-enactment of the signing of the Treaty and a reception at the Courthouse in Niagara-on-the-Lake.

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

 

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Special Jane Austen Lecture with Dr. Barbara Seeber

May 26, 2015

Join Dr. Barbara Seeber from Brock University, as she discusses Jane Austen's beloved Emma, to commemorate its 200th anniversary! After the presentation there will be tea and treats available. The Lecture will take place at 7:00 pm at Navy Hall on May 26th, 2015. Space is limited, so call the Friends of Fort George to book your spot today.

Cost: $10.00 for members and $15.00 for non-members.

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

 

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Canada Day

July 1, 2015

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 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.

 

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Battle of Fort George, War of 1812 Re-enactment

July 11 & 12, 2015

Join us as we commemorate the 202nd anniversary of the Battle of Fort George. Re-enactors from all over North America will descend upon Fort George as they re-enact one of the pivotal events in Niagara during the War of 1812. Battle re-enactments will be scheduled on both Saturday and Sunday. Weekend programming including musket firings, artillery demonstrations, music presentations and more will be happening both days inside Fort George.

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

 

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Fort George Celtic Festival

July 25, 2015

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 second annual Celtic Festival at the fort. Hundreds of professional musicians will be in attendance for this event that will include celtic dancing, a cheer tent, a kids "heavy" event zone, individual pipe band performances and the "mass band"!

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

 

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Emma's Boxhill Picnic

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 Boxhill Picnic will take place at Navy Hall from 7:00 to 9:00 pm. This Regency evening will recreate the Boxhill 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

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

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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