There’s nothing quite like enjoying the sights, tastes, and sounds of a summer festival. Community-run festivals give you an honest glimpse into the spirit of the city and its people. If you’re looking to buy real estate in the Niagara Region, come and experience what true regional life is like by attending one of the area’s many summer festivals!

Ridgeway Summer Festival: July 8–9

Described as a “spree of events” in downtown Ridgeway, this festival promises to have a little something for everyone. The 27th annual summer festival will kick off with music, food, and dancing. For the kids, there are pony rides, magicians, clowns, and Comi-Con actors. Adults can enjoy good eats, live music, merchant stalls, and the farmer’s market. The festival will end with its free annual Car Show and wrap-up party.

Fort Erie Friendship Festival: July 13–16

Fort Erie has been celebrating the peace and friendship between Canada and the USA for 31 years. The Friendship Festival is geared toward children and young families and features thrill rides, exotic animals, food trucks, fireworks, artisanal crafts, a car show, live music, a canine water sports competition, and even an all-Canadian pageant. The Fort Erie Friendship Festival promises good, honest fun for the whole family.

Canal Days Marine Heritage Festival: August 4–7
Get your boat shoes on and come to Port Colborne for a four-day celebration of the area’s strong nautical heritage. Every year the quaint marine town pays tribute to the St. Lawrence Seaway by gathering historical vessels along the canal and letting people of all ages discover the world of merchant ships. Try on your sea legs and climb aboard. Enjoy music, games, children’s entertainment, fireworks, and many other fun family-friendly activities!

Niagara-on-the-Lake Peach Festival: August 13
If you’re a true foodie who’s passionate about the local cuisine, then come and celebrate the local peach harvest of the summer’s happiest fruit. The Peach Festival promises an array of live music, a sidewalk sale of local wares and all the peach-flavoured baked goods, desserts, chutneys, and preserves you can eat. Plus, you can take home your very own fresh peaches from local farmers and marvel at the sweetness of a true Canadian peach.

Niagara Grape and Wine Festival: September 8–24
For this festival, you might want to leave the kids at home. You don’t have to be an avid wine collector or sommelier to enjoy a festival that celebrates Niagara’s most popular export. End your summer of exploration on a high note by attending the Niagara Grape and Wine Festival. The tradition of celebrating a successful harvest goes back to the beginning of time. Get involved with local tradition and sample wines from Ontario’s award-winning vineyards.

This summer, explore the Niagara region at the height of summer and be fully immersed in the culture and charm of the region. If you’re interested in a particular area, we’d be happy to show you all the beauty and potential that area has to offer. For further inquiries, check out our listings page or contact Kathy and Dave.