Posts made in August, 2012

Buskerfest Downtown Niagara Falls

Posted by on Aug 29, 2012

Last year, Buskerfest was held in downtown St. Catharines, bringing in over 20,000 spectators to watch as world class street performers wowed the crowd. This year, the festival has been moved to our very own Queen Street in Niagara Falls with the LyndesFarne Theatre Projects in charge of the festival. For those of you who don’t know, Buskerfests have been gaining popularity around the world in recent years. Street performers, such as acrobats, jugglers, daredevils and contortionists put on amazing acts right before your very eyes. This year there will be 150 performances and vendors across...

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Jazz & Blues Concert Series Niagara Falls

Posted by on Aug 28, 2012

Every Thursday, those who work down town will be hearing some jazz and blues when they get off from work. The city of Niagara Falls is throwing a Jazz & Blues Concert Series outside of City Hall on Queen Street from 4-7pm every Thursday until September 20th to help draw traffic to the downtown area and allow those who work downtown a place to unwind after a long day at work. Admission is free, wine and beer provided by TAPS and of course the option to enjoy some local cuisine instead of rushing home to make dinner.  After a good start to the Thursday night at the Jazz & Blues concert...

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Jay Cochrane in Niagara Falls

Posted by on Aug 15, 2012

This summer started with Nik Wallenda bringing in thousands of onlookers to watch as he passed over Niagara Falls on a tightrope. But the tight rope spectacle didn’t stop when Wallenda landed in the United States that afternoon. No, here in Niagara Falls we have a dare devil walking above our heads every day at 7pm for the entire summer! Jay Cochrane, 68, walks 400 m, 50 stories up every night at 7pm. This is the greatest building to building in North America and by the end of the summer, Cochrane will have walked over 30 km high above our heads. I know that my uncle visiting from Calgary...

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Annual Peach Celebration

Posted by on Aug 8, 2012

On August 11, 2012 we encourage anyone interested in some small town country FUN to visit the beautiful historic town of Niagara on the Lake for the annual Peach Celebration. It is a great opportunity for a day of fun for the whole family. There are a wide variety of activities all day long that are sure to catch the eye of anyone participating. The Fife and Drum Procession will be there for everyone’s enjoyment. There is a wide variety of Live Music including Jazz, Celtic, and Honky-tonk. There are also bagpipers in attendance, which are sure to get the blood flowing for anyone of Scottish...

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Niagara Falls History Museum

Posted by on Aug 7, 2012

This past July the Niagara Falls History Museum revealed the new Ferry Street museum and all the hard work that has gone into the renovations. Not only does the museum look wonderful but it also offers some great programming to the city of Niagara Falls. There are currently three galleries in the museum for us to enjoy: The Gale Family War of 1812, Niagara Falls and Ontario Power Generation galleries. Thursday nights the galleries are open free of charge from 5-9pm, perfect for a cheap date night or showing the kids some of the town’s history. Along with the free galleries, there will also...

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