Springlicious 2012, happening June 1st-3Rd on 6 full blocks of downtown Niagara is the perfect kickoff to the nice weather and enjoying a perfect Niagara Summer. With the traffic blocked off to downtown, the streets are filled with locals and tourists alike, wandering from vendor to vendor exploring Niagara cuisine, beverages and of course shops. There will also be various bands playing throughout the days including The Roxwells, Michael Banks, Black Flies and the headliner April Wine. Springlicious is a great way to find out what Niagara has to offer and appreciate the recent revitalization efforts in the downtown Niagara area. Gather your friends and family and take a stroll through downtown!
Promoting a healthy and active lifestyle and celebrating women, the Niagara Falls Women’s Half Marathon is sure to be a wonderful event. 5000 women running along the Niagara Parkway, past the Falls twice and along the beautiful Niagara River. Women are encouraged to come down for the weekend and enjoy the Niagara region before the run on Sunday June 3rd. Luckily, Springlicious will also be running this weekend so runners can stroll through downtown and enjoy that event all in one weekend. Participants in the Half Marathon will receive some great deals around Niagara such as free samples at wineries, special rates on bike rentals from Zoom Leisure, 50% off Niagara Helicopters and a $40 dining voucher and elevation and observation deck passes from the Skylon Tower. Along with these deals, the participants swag bag is complete with various cosmetics and a bottle of Chateau des Charmes Cab Merlot to celebrate their run. If you are a runner, a woman and looking to get away for a weekend, the Niagara Falls Half Marathon is right up your alley! Don’t forget when you sign up for the marathon to also book your accommodations for your special weekend.
Everyone knows that mothers deserve a special day for all the hard work that they do for their children and finding some just as special to do with them on Mother’s Day can be difficult. This year the McFarland House is hosting a special Mother’s Day Afternoon Tea on Sunday May 13th, however after reading the menu it sounds more like a feast. Serving everything from prime rib to parmesan crusted salmon and finishing the meal off with various kinds of cheese cake. Not to mention there will be complimentary mimosas at 1:00 (my kind of tea party). This sounds like a wonderful event to take in the traditional beauty of the McFarland House, enjoy a delicious meal and most of all enjoy the company of your mom. Tickets for the event are $28.50 and can be purchased over the phone (304-263-1890) or online.