Special Events

Scene of re-enactment © Parks Canada

2014

July

Canada Day
Tuesday, July 1st

Join us for Canada's birthday celebration. Activities at Fort George throughout the day and into the evening. Music, food, fireworks, musket and cannon firings! Free admission to Fort George.

Celtic Festival at Fort George
Saturday, July 12

Fort George comes alive with the sounds of Pipes and Drums. In Partnership with the Niagara Regional Police Pipe and Drum Band Fort George will host the First Annual Celtic Festival at the Fort. Hundreds of professional Musicians will be in attendance for this premier event that will include, Celtic Dancing, a Cheer Tent, a kids “Heavy” event zone, individual Pipe Band performances and of course the “Mass Band”!! Let your kilts fly at the Fort next July!!

Cruise-in on the Parkway Car Show
Sunday, July 27

Details to come.

August

Fife & Drum Muster and Soldiers' Field Day
Saturday and Sunday, August 16 - 17

This weekend-long event is a pageant of military music by Fife and Drum corps from the United States and Canada as well as a competition of 1812 drill teams from Fort George, Fort Malden, Fort York and Fort Erie - a collection of the premier 1812 military sites in Ontario. Come and experience the sights and sounds of the military garrison during the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812.

Echo’s of Niagara’s Past: Military Timeline Event
Saturday and Sunday, August 23 - 24

Join us as Fort George and the Lincoln and Welland Regimental Museum commemorate over 200 years of Niagara’s Military History. The Fort will come alive as Interpereters, Animators and Veterans display uniforms, weaponry and vehicles from the War of 1812, WWI, WWII and many more. The Fort is open both days from 10:00am to 5:00pm with the last ticket being sold at 4:15pm. Demonstrations will be happening throughout the day inside the imposing walls of Fort George. Regular admission rates to the Fort apply.

September

Polo Niagara (Friends of Fort George)
Saturday, September 6

The Friends of Fort George, in partnership with The Toronto Polo Club, will present two four-chukker games plus a half-time show on the Common. Join us for an entertaining afternoon of the "King's sport". For more information: The Friends of Fort George website.

December

Fort George Garrison Christmas
Saturday and Sunday, December 13 - 14, 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Fort George will be the site of a family holiday event that will include activities, crafts, and games for all to enjoy! Hot beverages and treats, as well as scheduled musket demonstrations will be provided. General admission rates apply.

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