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.




New Year's Day Levee

January 1, 2017

Join us at Navy Hall on January 1, 2017, from 3:00 to 4:30 pm as we ring in the New Year! This community celebration carries on an old tradition of citizens gathering together to pledge allegiance to our Sovereign, to renew old acquaintances and raise a toast to the continued prosperity of our nation.

Light refreshments will be offered to all in attendance, with an official toast at 4:00 pm, followed by the firing of a cannon and music presentation by the Fort George 41st Regiment of Foot Fife and Drum Corps.

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


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Canada 150 ICEtravaganza!

January 7, 2017
10:00 am - 9:00 pm

Join Parks Canada & Vintage Inns for a special event at the Skating Rink at Fort George!


Open Skating 10:00am - 12:00pm/ 2:00pm - 4:00pm/ 5:30pm-9:00pm
Snowman Building Contest 10:00am - 1:00pm (weather permitting)
Canadian Raptor Bird Demonstrations 12:00pm/ 2:45pm/ 4:00pm
Glisse on Ice Skating Show 1:30pm/ 5:00pm
Skating with the Glisse Skaters 2:00pm-4:00pm
Musical Performance by Kindred 2:00pm-4:00pm
Musical Performance by Howling Horns 6:00pm - 8:30pm
Candlelight Tours of Fort George 5:30pm/ 7:00pm
Smores 5:00pm- 9:00 pm

Food Concessions and Skate Rentals are available throughout the day.
For more information, contact Parks Canada at 905-468-6614 or by email ont.niagara@pc.gc.ca.


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A Ball in the Regency Style

March 4, 2017

You are cordially invited to join the Friends of Fort George and Parks Canada as we present a special Regency Ball at historic Navy Hall! Step back in time and experience the grandeur of the Regency Ball with its empire waist dresses, top hats, exquisite dancing and live music!

Doors will open at 7:00 pm with live music and dancing beginning at 7:30 pm. Karen Millyard, a professional dance instructor, will be on hand to lead the dances. No partners or previous dance experience required. Included in the cost of a ticket to the ball is an afternoon workshop for beginners that will be led by Karen and will go over the basic steps of Regency dance!

This festive evening will also include light fare, a cash bar, door prizes and more!

Regency costumes or business attire are appropriate. Cost: $35.00/tickets

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


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Jane Austen Lecture

May 18, 2017

Join us for the third annual Jane Austen Lecture with Dr. Barbara Seeber from Brock University, as she discusses the timeless appeal of Jane Austen, 200 years after her death. This special evening will take place on May 18, 2016 at 7:00 pm at Navy Hall.

Dr. Barbara Seeber is a professor of English language and literature at Brock University, and author of several Jane Austen publications including her newest book, titled, Jane Austen and Animals.

After the lecture, there will be an evening social including tea & light fare. Additionally, the Friends of Fort George will be setting up a small Jane Austen themed gift shop for the event which will include books, mugs, jewelry, hats & more.

Tickets are $10.00/member and $15.00/non-members and can be purchased from the Friends of Fort George by calling 905-468-6621 or by email admin@friendsoffortgeorge.ca.


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World War One Re-enactment

June 17 - 18, 2017

Join Parks Canada and the Friends of Fort George as we commemorate the centenary of the First World War on June 27-18, 2017.

Throughout the weekend, re-enactors from across North American will bring Fort George National Historic Site's roots 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 or email ont.niagara@pc.gc.ca.


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Celebrate Canada Day

July 1, 2017

Join us for the 28th annual Celebrate Canada Day festivities in Fort George & Niagara-on-the-Lake!The day starts with a pancake breakfast in Simcoe Park, prepared and served by the Rotary Club of Niagara-on-the-Lake. Once breakfast is over, the Rotary Club will set up for their annual Canada Day barbecue, serving up burgers and dogs to help support July 1st activities.

Willow Cakes and Pastries will unveil their 2016 cake- always a secret and designed to highlight activities to celebrate Canada’s history. Be sure to catch the “cakewalk” parade down Queen Street, starting at 3:00 pm from the corner of Simcoe and Queen, escorted by the Fort George Fife & Drum Corps and our local dignitaries.
Fort George is open from 10:00 am in the morning to 10:00 pm at night, and it’s free all day!

Throughout the day, visitors to Fort George can tour the buildings, visit with costumed interpreters, try some period treats prepared in the Officers’ Kitchen, enjoy a musket demonstration, and more!

The evening entertainment starts at 6:30 pm with the kiddie militia and drill, followed by a presentation by the Fort George Infantry, Artillery and Fife and Drum Corps. An evening barbecue will be available at Fort George, prepared and served by the hardworking Friends of Fort George volunteers.

On stage will be “The Howling Horns.” From the ashes of the Horns from Hell comes the HOWLING HORNS! An 8 piece horn band featuring music from blues to dance to classic rock, come howl the night away with this premier Horn Band!"

A spectacular fireworks display will once again close the evening, by the award-winning fireworks company, Garden City Fireworks. This year the fireworks will again be choreographed to music!


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Persuasion Tea Party

August 3, 2017

Join the Friends of Fort George for a social evening celebrating Jane Austen's novel, Persuasion!
This special evening will include book discussion, tea and treats, trivia, music, games and more.

Tickets are $20.00 each. Space is limited, so book your tickets in advance. Call the Friends of Fort George at 905-468-6621 or email admin@friendsoffortgeorge.ca to reserve your spot!


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Fife and Drum Muster & Soldiers' Field Day

August 19 - 20, 2017

Join Parks Canada and the Friends of Fort George as we celebrate the 17th annual Fife and Drum Muster and Soldiers’ Field Day on August 13-14, 2016. Fort George National Historic Site will be open 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. all weekend with special demonstrations happening throughout the day. Come and visit Fort George and enjoy music, muskets, cannons and more!

For more information, call Parks Canada at 905-468-6614 or email ont.niagara@pc.gc.ca.


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Echoes of Niagara's Past: A Military Timeline Event

August 26 - 27, 2017

Join us at Fort George on August 26 - 27, as Parks Canada and the Lincoln and Welland Regimental Museum commemorate over 200 years of Niagara's military history. Throughout the weekend, Fort George will come to life 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.

For more information, call Parks Canada at 905-468-614 or email ont.niagara@pc.gc.ca.


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Battle of Queenston Heights Commemorative Tours

October 7 - 8, 2017

Join the Friends of Fort George and Parks Canada on October 7- 8, 2017 as we commemorate the 205th 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. Step inside the Monument and tour the small museum and gift shop; visit with our historical interpreters; participate in our scavenger hunt and be inducted into Brock’s Militia; try on period clothes at the dress up station, or try your hand at regency games at the games station. The Monument stairs will also be open for climbing. Venture up the 235 steps to the top of Brock's Monument and enjoy the scenic view of Queenston Heights and the Niagara River!

To commemorate the 205th anniversary of the Battle of Queenston Heights and the death of Major General Sir Isaac Brock, our costumed interpreters will be offering commemorative tours of the battle site at 11:00 am, 1:00 pm and 3:00 pm on both Saturday and Sunday. Tickets for the commemorative tours can be purchased from the staff at the base of Brock’s Monument.

The cost for the tour is $3.50 for youth and $4.50 for adults. All proceeds from the programming at Brock’s Monument help to support student summer employment opportunities at Brock’s Monument and Fort George.

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



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