Summer activities: clockwise from left: Pelham Summerfest; Royal Canadian Henley Regatta (Photo: Renate Hodges and the Royal Canadian Henley Regatta); a flower on display at the Floral Showhouse in Niagara Falls; Ridgeway Summer Fest)
If you’re planning a visit to Niagara in July, you’re in for a treat! The region is always bustling come summer with festivals, concerts, markets, events and for the foodies in your family, delicious supper markets. Every day in July, you’ll find something that’s sure to fit the bill. Why not bring your brood to Niagara Falls for a night to enjoy the Coca-Cola Concert Series, and cap your evening off with a stunning display of Canada’s longest running fireworks, hosted by Niagara Parks? And don’t forget to swing by the Floral Showhouse – their gorgeous tropical summer display is in full bloom right now.
There are also a bunch of summer festivals happening throughout the region, each of them with their own unique draw. Mark your calendars for the weekend of July 8 and 9 and explore the streets of the historic Village of Ridgeway for that community’s Summer Festival, which caps a week-long spree of events and activities in the downtown core. Pelham Summerfest comes to downtown Fonthill in mid-July, and the vintage collector in your family will be in heaven at Welland’s Antique & Artisan Market, held at that city’s Farmers Market every Sunday until September 3, excluding August 13.
If you love being on the water, you’ll look forward to July 30, when the Welland FloatFest brings hundreds of people to the Welland Recreational Canal. Grab your favourite inflatable and help turn the waterway into a lazy canal. This year, participants aim to set a Guinness World Record for Longest Line of Water Inflatables. And looking ahead, don’t forget to book your accommodations for the first weekend of August, the world’s eyes are on St. Catharines as the rowing community comes to Henley Island to celebrate the 135th Royal Canadian Henley Regatta – the top amateur rowing event in North America that runs from August 6 to 13.
While Niagara is known worldwide for its wine, we’re also avid foodies. Supper markets have popped up across the region and offer a charming mix of scrumptious local fare, delicious wine and other beverages, and live entertainment for everyone to enjoy. Bring your appetite to any of the following, and you won’t be disappointed:
Welland hosts its first Wednesday night supper market July 5, featuring yummy food and drinks from a wide variety of vendors selling everything from grill fare to Italian, delicious ice cream, wine, and beer. Also enjoy evening entertainment. This event is made possible by the Welland Downtown BIA, Niagara Region and City of Welland.
Niagara-on-the-Lake Supper Market
Wednesdays 4:30 to 9 pm
11 Garrison Village Drive
Niagara’s “Original SuppperMarket” invites locals and visitors to a weekly community gathering, featuring 20+ food trucks and food vendors, local beer, wine, cider and local entertainment. Free admission & ample free parking. For a true taste of Niagara, join us weekly 4:30pm to 9pm May 24th to September 20th for this fun-filled, family oriented event.
Crystal Beach Waterfront Supper Market
Thursdays from 4 to 9 pm
Crystal Beach Waterfront Park, Fort Erie
Come visit Crystal Beach’s Waterfront Park every Thursday this summer for community supper markets, featuring food, beverages and entertainment.
Pelham Supper Market
Thursdays until September 4:30 to 9 pm
Pelham Town Square
Enjoy offerings from local restaurants, wineries and breweries, as well as live entertainment each Thursday evening in beautiful downtown Fonthill.
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Canada Day Celebrations - Old Town Niagara-on-the-Lake
Canada Day Celebrations - Port Dalhousie
Photos: Allison Smith
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