An awesome looking weekend weatherwise and lots of great options to get active this weekend in the Niagara Region!  Here are some top picks:


1. Biketoberfest – This family friendly, all weekend long event is put on by the Welland Motorcycle Club and features vendors, live music, food, Bike Demos, draws and more.  Location: 603 Netherby Road, Welland.  All money raised goes to support Pathstone Mental Health. For more information visit the website:


2. Carmel Fine Art and Music Festival runs Friday, Sept. 14 to Sunday, Sept. 16 at Firemen’s Park in Niagara Falls. Indoor and outdoor exhibitions of fine art in a variety of mediums and styles, running 6-11 p.m. on Friday, 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Saturday and 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Sunday. Admission is $5, kids under 12 and seniors admitted free.

Festival Features:

Artists will be exhibiting and selling their work – indoors and outdoors
Dozens of musicians playing throughout the weekend – indoors and outdoors
Art Installations that will transform the perception of space.
Live Art – Artists will create series of work from life.
Community Art Mural Installation – everyone is welcome to add to it!



3.  The final performances of the At War’s End guided spirit walks at Victoria Lawn Cemetery in St. Catharines take place Friday and Saturday, Sept. 14-15, at 6 and 7 p.m. Witness the impact four years of war had on the residents of St. Catharines in 1918 with an engaging historical and theatrical walk. Pre-registration is required and tickets are $11 a person. Call 905-984-8880.

3. The Gapper, a one-, 2.5- and five-kilometre cross-country run takes place Saturday, Sept. 15 at 3 p.m. at Agape Valley, 392 Kilman Rd. in Pelham. The family-friendly charity run supports Agape Valley summer camps and entry fees range from $10-$30.



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