There is so much to explore and experience in the Niagara Region. Let Explorer House host your southern Ontario travels!
Keep checking in here to see the latest in happenings in Niagara-on-the-Lake…There is always lots to do in Niagara-on-the-Lake.
And if you feel like just relaxing you can enjoy our lovely guest sitting area with Adirondack/Muskoka chairs & firepit table, or the gazebo and/or the hot tub…all available for our guests. So don’t forget to bring along your swimsuit!. Come explore with Explorer House! Book your summer travels now!
Are you ready for Passion? Passion is a Niagara attraction that brings together some of the finest foods and wines from the Niagara Region. The event is held at Mori Gardens on July 22, 2016.
Weekend Packages and Signature Event Tickets are available for the 6th Annual International Cool Climate Chardonnay Celebration. This year, Chardonnay will share the spotlight with some other cool characters…Cool Climate Pinot Noir, Gamay and Cabernet Franc will be featured at various events throughout the weekend of July 22-24.
TD Jazz Festival takes place in NOTL on July 29-31, 2016. Events include: ‘Jazz in the City’ – Jul 29, 8-11pm
‘Mill St. Market After Party’ – Jul 29, 9:30pm-1:30am
‘Jazz in the Park’ – Jul 30, 11am-7pm
‘Jazz in the Vineyard’ – Jul 30, 8-11pm
‘Jazz on the River’ – Jul 31,11am
‘Afternoon Jazz @ Stratus’ – Jul 31, 2-6pm
‘Final Toast at Oast’ – Jul 31, 6-11pm
26th Annual Peach Festival takes place August 13 in NOTL.
The RCMP Musical Ride is back in Niagara on August 18th. West Niagara Agricultural Centre (WNAS) will host the RCMP Musical Ride with gates opening at 4:00 pm for a meet and greet with RCMP members and offering the public the opportunity to see the horses first-hand prior to the formal ride at 7:45 pm.
Lobsterfest 2016 takes place at Caroline Cellars Winery with fresh east coast lobster, wine & live music on Aug. 20, 2016.
Also taking place on August 20, 2016 from 6-11pm is the Party in the Vineyard at Peller Estates with their Country Music Festival. Tickets are $45.00 plus taxes & fees.
Free Sound & Light Show “Onguiaahra: Thunder of Water” takes place August 26 to September 13. There are three nightly shows at 8:15pm, 9:15pm and 10:15pm and live music from 8-10pm. This all takes place at Queen Victoria Park, Niagara Falls.
A great line-up awaits for this 2016 concert season at Jackson Triggs! Tickets are now on sale. We are just a 10 minute walk to the venue! The remaining concerts are as follows:
Rootstock (includes Moe Berg of The Pursuit of Happiness, Chris Murphy of Sloan, Craig Northey of Odds, and Steven Page): July 16
Stars: Aug. 12
Dan Mangan: Aug. 13
Bruce Cockburn: Aug. 19
Royal Wood with Emilie-Claire Barkow & the Niagara Symphony Orchestra: Aug. 20
The Trews (acoustic show): Sept. 2
Bahamas on Sept. 3
Arkells, Sept. 9
Polo returns to Niagara-on-the-Lake on Sept. 10 with Polo Niagara. Starting at noon, you can hear the sound of horses’ hooves pounding the field at Butler’s Barracks. Put on as a fundraiser for the Friends of Fort George, Polo Niagara will include polo matches, a traditional divot stomp (with champagne), vendors, food and drink, musical entertainment and more.
Shaw Festival is back this summer with some great plays! They have also extended their season by one week so plays will now run until the end of October.
Guided Historical Walking tours, offered by the Niagara Historical Museum, take place every Saturday & Sunday at 11 am beginning at the gazebo in Queen’s Royal Park. Tickets are $10 and include Museum admission.
Into Gardening? After a lovely breakfast at Explorer House why not take in a garden seminar at Mori Gardens. They offer seminars every Saturday morning starting at 10am.
The Watering Can is also offering creative floral workshops at various wineries this summer. Known as the “Vineyard Collection” these workshops are hosted by Niagara wineries. This fun concept pairs creating a beautiful floral design while enjoying some food & wine of the particular winery.
Perhaps a cooking class is more your style. Wine Country (at Strewn Winery) offer Saturday cooking classes from 10am-3pm. They also offer a number of other food & wine classes.
Starting May 22 live music returns to Ravine every Thursday and Sunday this summer, come enjoy acts from all over Ontario.
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