There is lots still on the go in niagara today and tomorrow to help you  celebrate the long weekend in style!



First up the 37th annual Canal Days Marine Heritage Festival in Port Colborne which continues until Monday and draws about 300,000 folks to the area! It  celebrates the marine heritage of the shipping history in Niagara, recognizes Port Colborne’s connection to the St. Lawrence Seaway and is TONS OF FUN to boot! Check out some of the highlights below!


Wondering what is going on when? Check out the schedule below…


The entertainment lineup continues in full force today starting at 12:30. Details below.


For more detials go to the website: Canal Days


If sinking your teeth into some delicious ribs is more your vibe…no worries. The St. Catharines Rotary Ribfest has you covered! Continuing today from noon to 11 p.m. and Monday, noon to 8 p.m. in Montebello Park, 64 Ontario St., St. Catharines, this is a scrumptious good time!


Free admission, awesome grub,  live entertainment noon to 11 p.m. or 8 p.m. Proceeds benefit STC community. Check out the lineup for the next two days below!



For more details visit the website: St. Catharines Rotary Ribfest 

More ideas for the long weekend:

Now till Aug. 7
Peter Pan at Artpark
Eight performances feature the classic tale of Peter and Tinkerbell.   Tickets cost $55 for adults, $25 per child or senior. Group discounts and special meet and greet packages are available. Call the Artpark Box Office at 1-888-223-6000, or purchase tickets online at and, or in person Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., or show nights 10 a.m. through 9 p.m. Shows are scheduled : Aug. 1 at 2 p.m.; Aug. 2 at 2 p.m.; Aug. 5 at 2 p.m.; Aug. 6 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. and Aug. 7 at 8 p.m. 

Now till Aug. 3
Niagara Parks Commission
As usual, lots of great stuff at Niagara parks including:the Butterfly Conservatory; the Pan Am Games-related display at the Floral Showhouse and so much more.

The Niagara Parks Commission will be celebrating Simcoe Day this weekend at the Mackenzie Printery. The August Civic Holiday, also known as Simcoe Day, or Emancipation Day in the African Canadian community, honours Lieut.- Gov. John Graves Simcoe, and recalls how he shaped the future of Ontario. During the Aug. 1 through Aug. 3 long weekend, visit the Printery to see the oldest wooden printing press in Canada, where Upper Canada’s first King’s Printer, Louis Roy, printed some of the first government documents produced in the province.


For a full rundown of all Niagara Parks attractions go to:

Parapan Am Games Torch Relay
Two separate Parapan Am flames will be lit in special ceremonies, marking a first-ever in torch relay history.  In Niagara Falls, the ceremony begins at 10:55 a.m. Aug. 3, with a flame-lighting ceremony at Table Rock Centre.Torch Relay participants will arrive at Table Rock Centre via a short trip on the Niagara Parks Commission’s Incline Railway. In addition to the torch-lighting ceremony, free family activities will be taking place throughout the day at the new Lower Incline or Pan and Parapan Am Games Plaza, as the Niagara Parks Commission honours the nations and athletes from the Americas taking part in these games. Visitors can watch the flame go up in a helicopter, as CBC news anchor Dwight Drummond carries it over the falls, at approximately 2 p.m. Several torchbearers then carry the flame to Lakeside Park in St. Catharines, for a community celebration, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

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