A guide to a fun filled Civic Holiday weekend around Niagara

CKTB-News- Civic Holiday

Circle August 3 on your calendar. That's when the Lakeside Park carousel in Port Dalhousie finally opens after a two month opening delay because of high water levels on Lake Ontario.

Lakeside Park visitors can enjoy free rides on the carousel on Saturday, Aug. 3 from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. courtesy of the Friends of the Carousel.


Are you looking for delicious ribs, great music and fun for the whole family? Well then you need to check out the St. Catharines Rotary Ribfest at Montebello Park in St. Catharines.

The annual event runs Friday thru Monday.

 Admission to the park is free and there is continuous live music from noon until 11pm.

For details and a coupon click here:  http://stcatharinesribfest.com/index.html


The annual Facer Festival returns Monday, August 5th.

The annual event showcases the diversity of the unique Facer community.

Vendors include, St. Joseph Bakery, the Canadian Polish Society, Italian Cafe and many more.

There also live performances throughout the day, a kids zone and historical tours of the neighbourhood.

For details go to http://www.facerfestival.com/

The 41st annual Port Colborne Canal Days Festival kicks off Friday with four days of fun filled events for the whole family.

There's a two day Kite Festival, craft and car shows plus the Boat Parade of Lights on the Welland Canal.

You can head to H.H. Knoll Lakeview Park for four days of concerts.

Saturday, our brother station 97.7 HTZ FM presents I Mother Earth, Finger Eleven and Drop Top Alibi.

On Monday, our sister station 105.7 EZ Rock presents the Caverners and Tim 'E' Hendry.

For details click here: http://portcolborne.ca/page/canal_days

Don't be suprised to see soldiers on the Niagara Parkway this weekend.

Hundreds of re-enactors from across North America will be in Niagara for the annual Siege of Fort Erie weekend on August 3 and 4.

It's a chance to experience the thunder and chaos of various battles and skirmishes throughout the weekend at Canada’s largest battle re-enactment and take part in opportunities to tour the Fort and military camps for a first-hand look at life during the war.

For more information click here: https://www.niagaraparks.com/events/event/siege/

The organizors of the Niagara 2021 Canada Summer Games will be celebrating the two year countdown to the opening of the event.

The countdown festivities will be held in conjunction with the official opening of the Royal Canadian Henley Regatta on the civic holiday.

The celebration will run Monday, August 5th from 7 to 10:30 pm at the Craig Swayze Memorial Henley Grandstand on Main Street in Port Dalhousie

There will be fireworks at 9 pm followed by live music.