February

Valentine's Day on Ice

February 14

Whisky Tasting at Navy Hall

February 16

Ever wanted to know more about the world of whisky? The Friends of Fort George in partnership with Forty Creek Distillery are offering a first time whisky tasting event at historic Navy Hall, hosted by Forty Creek Brand Ambassador, Chris Thompson.

Paired with extensive hors d'oeuvres, enjoy seven different award-winning Forty Creek Whisky samples.

Cost: $72 per person.

Call the Friends of Fort George: 905-468-6621 or email: admin@friendsoffortgeorge.ca to purchase your ticket.

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Family Day

February 19

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March

An 1812 Officers' Dinner

March 2

Join us for a night of live music, entertainment and dinner! Loosely based on the War of 1812 and set upon an officers' mess dinner, attendees are given a rank. These ranks create the lively table atmosphere, which is governed by the "Rules of Decorum for the Officers' Mess". These rules also form the basis for much of the interactive entertainment as blatant breaking of the rules could result in a featured role with the mess stocks. Other volunteers are brought forward for the reading of the rules, demonstrating the mess hunting horn and re-enacting the Battle of Queenston Heights. All of the participatory fun is neatly placed between courses. Enjoy live music performances during dining times.

Limited number of tickets available, $120 per person.

Please call the Friends of Fort George: 905-468-6621 or email: admin@friendsoffortgeorge.ca to purchase your ticket.

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A Ball in the Regency Style

March 10, 7 pm

You are cordially invited to join the Friends of Fort George & Parks Canada as we present a special Regency Ball at Historic Navy Hall! Festivities will kick off at 7 pm with live music, dancing, light fare and merriment. Karen Millyard, a professional dance instructor, will be leading the dances. No previous dance experience required. Regency costumes or business suit/black tie are appropriate.

Space is limited! To book your spot or for more information call the Friends of Fort George, 905-468-6621 or email: admin@friendsoffortgeorge.ca to reserve your spot now.

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March Break

March 12 to 16

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St. Patrick's Day Ice Party

March 17

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May

War of 1812 Officers Day

May 19, 10 am to 5 pm

Fort George is filled with pomp and circumstance as War of 1812 re-enactors show what life was like in the colonies for the "upper class". Beautiful uniforms and décor adorn the Officers' Quarters with demonstrations happening throughout the day.

For more information, call Parks Canada at 905-468-6614

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Fort George Murder Mystery

May 26, 6:30 pm

It's murder most un-FORT-unate at Fort George! Major Blue is looking for some keen detectives to help uncover a murderer in a classic "who done it?" with an historical twist! Explore the fort to uncover clues and interview suspects with hopes of finding the guilty party. Prizes to be awarded for some and fun to be had by all!

Special event rate applies.

To reserve your ticket please call Parks Canada at 905-468-6614

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June

Napoleonic Weekend and Re-enactment

June 9 to 10, 10 am to 5 pm

Europe comes to Canada as Napoleon's army descends on Fort George for a weekend of muskets and majesty! Napoleonic style French uniforms will adorn Fort George with demonstrations and battle re-enactments. Join us for this unique first time event!

Special event rate applies.

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Fort George in the Great War

June 16 to 17, 10 am to 5 pm

To commemorate the centennial of the First World War, Parks Canada and re-enactors from all across North America will bring Fort George National Historic Site's roots as Camp Niagara to life with displays and demonstrations honouring those who fought in the war to end all wars!

On Sunday afternoon enjoy a special fly-by of First World War airplanes from the Great War Flying Museum.

Special event rate applies all weekend.

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July

Celebrate Canada Day

July 1, 8 am to 10 pm

Celebrate Canada's 151st birthday at Fort George National Historic Site! Listen to period music and support the Friends of Fort George BBQ. Don't miss our captivating musket demonstrations and cannon firings! Canada Day festivities at the fort conclude with a fantastic concert and fireworks display!

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The Commons Market

July 15

The Commons Market is a one-day outdoor antiques & artisans fest. Enjoy local wines, craft beers, and gourmet food truck offerings while roaming through a field of vintage, antique, reclaimed, and upcycled furniture, housewares, jewelry, and collectibles.

Please note: this is a third party event and special admission rates apply.

For admission/ticket information please visit: www.commonsmarket.ca.

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Jane Austen Tea Party: Northanger Abbey

August 2, 7 pm to 9 pm

Join the Friends of Fort George for a social evening, celebrating Jane Austen's novel, Northanger Abbey! This regency evening will include tea and treats, music, games, and more!

Cost: $20.00 per person.

Call 905-468-6621 or email: admin@friendsoffortgeorge.ca to reserve your ticket.

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August

Fife & Drum Muster & Soldiers' Field Day

August 18 to 19, 10 am to 5 pm

Join us for the 18th annual Fife & Drum Muster and Soldiers' Field Day! Fife and drum corps and infantry units from historic sites across Canada and the United States will converge on Fort George National Historic Site, showcasing the military music and drills of the early 19th century. A weekend-long event packed with firepower demonstrations, music and entertainment.

Special event rate applies.

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Echoes of Niagara’s Past: A Military Timeline Event

August 25 to 26, 10 am to 5 pm

Join us as Parks Canada and the Lincoln and Welland Regimental Museum commemorate over 200 years of Niagara's military history. The Fort comes alive as interpreters, animators and veterans display uniforms, weaponry and vehicles from the War of 1812, World War I, World War II and other historic time periods. Demonstrations will be happening throughout the day.

Special event rate applies.

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September

5th Annual Grand Canadian Steampunk Exposition

September 21 to 23

A Grand Exposition of Canadian Steampunk grandeur, a festival of epic proportions, sights and sounds to entertain and delight... all this and more. Three days of Canadian Steampunk amazement and astonishment in southern Ontario, featuring a night time concert (performers to be announced)! A largely-outdoor Steampunk festival within a War-of-1812 Canadian fort, with activities, presentations and workshops for all ages and interests.

Please note: this is a third party event and special admissions rates apply for Fort George during this weekend.

For admission/ticket and hotel information please visit: www.canadiansteampunk.com

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October

Battle of Queenston Heights Commemorative Tours

October 6 to 7, 10 am to 5 pm

Join the Friends of Fort George and Parks Canada as we commemorate the 206th Anniversary of the Battle of Queenston Heights, and the death of Major-General Sir Isaac Brock, Saviour of Upper Canada.

Brock's Monument will be open from 10 am to 5 pm. Enjoy guided tours of the battle site and climb the 235 steps to the top to take in the scenic view of Queenston Heights!

Special event fees apply.

Please visit: http://www.friendsoffortgeorge.ca/ for more information (English only).

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December

Fort George Garrison Christmas

December 8 to 9

Gather your family and friends and come to Fort George for an afternoon full of exciting activities, crafts, and games celebrating Christmas! This is an annual family holiday event not to be missed.

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January

New Year's Day Levee

January 1, 2019, 3 pm to 4:30 pm

Join Parks Canada and the Friends of Fort George as we ring in the New Year at Navy Hall! Levee celebrations start at 3 p.m., and include toasts, music by the 41st Regiment Fife and Drum Corps, and a cannon firing to welcome the New Year!

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