Written by: Sandy Howe
With hot days, Niagara’s got hot events happening! Check out these must-dos for this week:
St. Catharines Ribfest – Friday-Monday, July 31-August 3 in Montebello Park, St. Catharines
Ribfest runs noon-11pm Friday-Sunday and Monday noon-8pmand with an awesome number of food vendors (more than just ribs…BBQ chicken, corn on the cob, cornbread, and the tartest lemonade around!) and great, continuous live music! This is a great spot to catch some sun, hang out with friends, and have some good food and drinks! Admission is free, but if you go Friday between noon-5pm, there is a coupon on-line for $3 off your food at any vendor!
Canal Days – Friday-Monday, July 31-August 3 in Port Colborne
This festival is an annual 4-day celebration of history and heritage at the Lake Erie shore city of Port Colborne. There will be the kite festival, tall ships, midway rides, good food, fireworks, classic cars, live music and lots more. Join the 300,000 people who check out this great weekend each year!
10th Annual Art by the Lighthouse – Saturday and Sunday, August 1 &2 at the Niagara Pumphouse Arts Centre (247 Ricadro St., Niagara-on-the-Lake). This original art show and sale happens rain or shine from 10am-5pm each day.
Royal Canadian Henley Regatta – August 2-9 at Henley Island in St. Catharines
Come out to see more than 2,800 men and women from over 150 rowing clubs competed for gold at this Henley tradition!
Also, I can’t help but squeeze this is in, although it’s not in Niagara but nearby in Buffalo (I’m a bit of a “band geek” at heart!):
Drum Corps International Tour of Champions – Sunday, August 2 at Ralph Wilson Stadium in Buffalo
This event brings an exciting, non-traditional audience experience to a marching band-like show. With special pre-show entertainment, large corps performances, and more talented youth than you can imagine, this is a great experience for just about anyone from music enthusiasts, to those who like to hear a good story. Here is a clip to wet your whistle (LOL)!
Have a wonderful week and get out to #ExploreNiagara!