Happy Canada Day 2024!

Is there a better place to celebrate Canada Day than Niagara-on-the-Lake?!

Join the Rotary Club of Niagara-on-the-Lake as we celebrate Canada Day with lots of exciting programming, including entertainment and food at Simcoe Park!

Simcoe Park: Free Entry

11:30 am - 3 pm: Rotary & PigOut Catering Canada Day BARBECUE!

Food choices are: Pulled Pork on a Bun, Canadian Burger, Veggie Burger, Jumbo Hot Dog, Corn on the Cob, Chips, Beverages

11:30 am – 3:00 pm:  Live music in the bandshell by the 30-piece Metropolitan Silver Band and in the park with Jack Van Ginger, children’s activities (including face painting), Stilt Walkers, Bluey the Mascot, Niagara Antique and Classic Car Association, and the Tiny Museum!

3:00 pm:  Annual Cake Parade led by the 41st Regiment Fife and Drum Corps proceeds along Queen Street into Simcoe Park, where the cake is distributed to the public, free of charge at approximately 3:30 pm.

Willow Cakes and Pastries has generously donated the Canada Day cake again for 2024, with the design a secret until the day of the event! 

Funds raised benefit Rotary charitable programs. Visit our Projects page to read more. 


Fort George National Historic Site:

See musket firing, the Fife & Drum Corps and spectacular fireworks after dark! FREE ADMISSION ALL DAY!


10:00 am to 10:00 pm. Tour the buildings, visit with costumed interpreters, enjoy a musket demonstration, and more! 

4:00 pm: Food trucks will be on site

6:30 pm: Kiddie Militia and drill, followed by a presentation by the 41st Regiment Fife & Drum Corps, and Musket Demonstrations by Fort George Artillery

On stage: “The Howling Horns” An 8-piece horn band featuring music from blues to dance to classic rock.

10:00 pm: Spectacular Fireworks Display will once again close the evening, by the award-winning fireworks company, Garden City Fireworks

The day’s and evening’s events are all free for the public with generous donations and support from the Department of Canadian Heritage, The Town of Niagara-on-the-Lake, Parks Canada, local businesses and individual supporters.

Funds raised by the sale of food by the Friends of Fort George will help to support summer student employment opportunities at Fort George & Brock’s Monument.

We look forward to celebrating with you!


Around Town:

Artistry by the Lake: June 29, 30, and July 1, 2024
10 am - 5 pm, Queen's Royal Park.

Free entry. Wheelchair accessible.

Come see a variety of artists showcasing painting, fibre arts, jewellery, sculptures, photography, pottery, glass, wood and more! A juried show presented by the Niagara-on-the-Lake Chamber of Commerce set in picturesque Queen's Royal Park, overlooking the Niagara River and Lake Ontario.​

Join the Niagara Pumphouse Arts Centre tent at this event on July 1st and 2nd. The art hub of the community is making art accessible to all with an interactive outdoor art activity inspired by the exhibits on view in their galleries. Everyone is welcome to participate and plant creative seeds to grow the 'Watercolour Community Garden'.​


There are lots of fun events happening in our town that feature family-fun programs, entertainment and different activities scattered through the town and at our greatest landmarks. Stay for the entire Canada Day weekend and immerse yourself in the rich history and natural beauty of our town!



Photo by Fred Mercnik Photo