Written by: Sandy Howe
Ahh… Isn’t it awesome to step outside into the warm sun and feel like spring is finally here?!
This just means that more great things are coming alive in Niagara as we head into summer! With the nice weather, it’s a great reason to get outside and check out some of the things happening in our great region:
- Niagara Food & Wine Expo – Friday, May 1 until 10pm, Saturday, May 2 from 12pm-10pm and Sunday, May 3 from 12pm – 6pm at the Scotiabank Convention Centre in Niagara Falls. Check out great local cuisine from area chefs, food trucks, meet John Catucci (the celebrity guest and host of “You Gotta Eat Here”) and sample plenty of wine and other beverages by going from booth-to-booth or checking out larger demonstrations and entertainment exhibits/shows!
- Albino Rhino Beer Festival: Saturday, May 2nd from 12:00-7:00pm at the Sanctuary Centre for the Arts (209 Ridge Road, Ridgeway, ON). This event, feature 20+ Ontario craft breweries, awesome food vendors and beer-related vendors and plenty more. This event sold out last year, so be sure to grab your $20 tickets on-line in advance!
- Tickets are now on sale for the second annual Niagara Integrated Film Festival, brought to you by the founder of TIFF, which takes place June 18-21. Enjoy great local food, wine, and film in St. Catharines, Niagara-on-the-Lake and Twenty Valley. They are also looking for volunteers – check it out on-line for more info and the volunteer application!
- Redbull Wings for Life World Run: You can still register to participate in the cool event taking place at the same time all around the world by running right here in Niagara Falls. The Wings for Life World Run is for athletes of all abilities, from beginners to the running elite and wheelchair users in a regular wheelchair. There is no set distance or finish line, but the race ends when a “Catcher Car” gets to you, which start the chase 30 minutes after the race starts and speed up slowly until everyone is caught. Be part of the race that takes part in 35 locations around the world all at the same time!
Have a great sunny week and get out to #ExploreNiagara!