It’s Grape and Wine time in St. Catharines! The Niagara Grape and Wine Festival, Canada’s oldest and largest wine festival, is back to celebrate its 70th anniversary this September with an entire month of fun. In addition to perennial favourites like two parades, live music, and wine and food tastings, Grape & Wine Month will see the addition of fun new programming, perks and puppies!
Grape & Wine Month
Grape & Wine Month programming in the works includes wine and culinary events at local restaurants, guided outdoor hikes and vineyard yoga, interactive winery experiences, and wine-themed events offered by area retailers and arts organizations. For the growing list of Grape & Wine Month programming, please visit niagarawinefestival.com.
Montebello Park Wine and Culinary Festival
Downtown St. Catharines will continue to serve as a key community hub for Grape & Wine fun with free admission to the Montebello Park Wine and Culinary Festival on September 16, 17, 18, 23, 24 and 25 and Family Fun Zone on Saturdays and Sundays of those weekends. Age of majority park guests can select their sips from over 100 VQA wines paired with food from 15 local culinary partners as they groove to a 50-hour soundtrack of live Ontario music, including hometown favourites like My Son The Hurricane, The Mandevilles, and Jonesy.
The Pied Piper Family Parade returns on September 17.
The Grande Parade returns September 24th, with more than fifty marching bands, dance and performance artists.
A favourite of foodies, the Discovery Pass Touring Program is also back, allowing those who prefer to sip at the source to choose from 24 wine and food pairings at various winery locations across Niagara on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays beginning September 9th through the end of the month.