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History InSite

History InSite

Ongoing in Downtown St. Catharines

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History InSite

Ongoing in Downtown St. Catharines

A permanent, site-specific installation, History InSite juxtaposes historical photographs with modern streetscapes by presenting the photo in, or close to, the place which it was taken.

St. Catharines has a rich photographic history and when compared to the changing streetscapes around the city, that history becomes much more meaningful, poignant, and relevant to our modern eyes. Take in the entire installation across downtown St. Catharines.

Stretch and Sip

Stretch and Sip

July 18

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Stretch and Sip

July 18

Join Bodhi Yoga Wellness outside at the beautiful Henry of Pelham Winery for Stretch and Sip – an all-level, all-inclusive Hatha yoga class while experiencing breathtaking views of the vineyards. No previous experience or bendiness needed.

Class includes a bottle of water and aromatherapy cloth to cool off with during savasana. All are welcome to stay after practice for a glass of wine on Henry of Pelham’s outdoor patio.

St. Catharines Farmers Market

St. Catharines Farmers Market

Thursdays 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Saturdays 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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St. Catharines Farmers Market

Thursdays 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Saturdays 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Market Square, 91 King St. St. Catharines

Buy local, eat fresh at the St. Catharines Farmers Market! Shop for fresh, local meats, fruits, vegetables and more and meet the growers who’ve bring the best of Niagara produce to downtown St. Cathairnes since the 1860s

Visitors to the St. Catharines Farmers Market should be aware of the COVID-19 healthy and safety guidelines, including that customers and vendors are required to wear a face mask or covering to enter the markets. More information, health and safety guidelines, a list of vendors and more is available:
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Pop-Up Market in the Fitz

Pop-Up Market in the Fitz

Satudays and Sundays 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

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Pop-Up Market in the Fitz

Satudays and Sundays 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Enjoy Wadering Spirits Coffee and find more awesome things from local vendors and makers at the Pop-Up Market behind the Bushel and Peck farm shop at 140 Lake St.

Pizza Mondays and Fridays at 13th Street Winery

Pizza Mondays and Fridays at 13th Street Winery

Mondays and Fridays in June and July

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Pizza Mondays and Fridays at 13th Street Winery

Mondays and Fridays in June and July

13th Street Winery is partnering with Avella’s Wood Fired Pizza to offer delicious wood-fired pizza to winery guests on Mondays and Fridays all season. 

Sparkling Wine & Food Experience

Sparkling Wine & Food Experience

June and July

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Sparkling Wine & Food Experience

June and July

Join Renato on the new extended patio at 13th Street Winery and enjoy a sparkling wine and food educational experience.

Enjoy a flight of Traditional Method Sparkling wines. Compare and contrast these different expressions of sparkling paired with treats from the Bistro. There will also be a lesson on how to sabre!

Wine and culinary experiences are held outdoors, rain or shine. Guests will be seated at individual tables per booking (maximum. 4 guest and at this time they must be from the same household), safely spread out on the patio.

Wine Down Thursdays and Fridays

Wine Down Thursdays and Fridays

June and July

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Wine Down Thursdays and Fridays

June and July

13th Street Winery will be staying open until 8 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays with wine, food and live music. Spread out over our sculpture gardens and patio area and relax with a glass of wine. Chef Josh will be featuring his menu on Thursday evenings and Avella’s Wood Oven Pizza will be on site on Fridays. The Bakery Farmhouse will be open until 7 p.m. on these evenings so don’t forget to grab your bakery treats and do any shopping before you get too comfortable enjoying the wine, music and summer breezes

Step into the Heart of the City

Step into the Heart of the City

June 18 – Sept. 26

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Step into the Heart of the City

June 18 – Sept. 26

Shop, dine, play and explore by foot or bike and experience the rich history, eclectic shopping, unparalleled dining that Downtown St. Catharines has to offer for the entire family.

Enjoy Weekend Pedestrian Zones
Vehicle-free pedestrian zones allow for expanded restaurant patios, outdoor shopping and other activities from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. every Friday and Saturday.

Zones are located at:

  • St. Paul Street (from William Street to Carlisle Street)
  • St. Paul Street (Bond Street to Court Street)
  • James Street (from King Street to St. Paul Street)
Art is Hell: Solo Exhibitions by Tony Calzetta and Gabrielle de Montmollin

Art is Hell: Solo Exhibitions by Tony Calzetta and Gabrielle de Montmollin

June 24 – September 11

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Art is Hell: Solo Exhibitions by Tony Calzetta and Gabrielle de Montmollin

June 24 – September 11

The Niagara Artists Centre is stoked to be back in the business of exhibiting incredible contemporary visual art. Art is Hell, solo exhibitions by Gabrielle de Montmollin and Tony Calzetta, is now on display.

Founders of Art Is Hell Studios in Welland, de Montmollin and Calzetta have made an immediate impact on the visual arts landscape in Niagara. Living and working together, they bring individually distinct creative styles and a shared sense of the surreal and the absurd that demonstrates the power of images to build narrative and meaning.

Gallery Hours
Thursday to Saturday from 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Banner image from the Niagara Artists Centre website.

SUP, Sip, and Social

SUP, Sip, and Social

Tuesdays in July

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SUP, Sip, and Social

Tuesdays in July

FREE EVENT!!!!

Join Nature Girl Expeditions Tuesdays in July at 7  p.m. for group paddling and social afterwards. Bring your SUP boards, kayaks, or canoes for a group paddle and then social at a local patio. This event is open to everyone so bring your hubbies and partners.

Meet at the Henley Island public launching dock at 7  p.m. (72 Henley Island Dr. in Port Dalhousie.

Need a lesson or board rental? Reach out to the Nature Girl and she’ll hook you up.

Friday Night Markets

Friday Night Markets

Fridays, 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.

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Friday Night Markets

Fridays, 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Hosted by @pocketchange.stcatharines and @vtgwayca at on the sidewalk in the area of 393 St. Paul St. in Downtown St. Catharines. Different vendors every week!

Also, enjoy lawn games at the east end of St. Paul Street (4 p.m. – 10 p.m.)

 

 

Run Niagara Saturday Morning 5k Series

Run Niagara Saturday Morning 5k Series

July to October, 9 a.m.

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Run Niagara Saturday Morning 5k Series

July to October, 9 a.m.

Join Run Niagara for 5k runs and great times on Saturday mornings. Everyone welcome.

Runs alternate between Charles Ansell Park (Lakeshore Road / Welland Canal Parkway) and Merritt Island in Welland and take place on paths that are closed to vehicular traffic. Visit the Run Niagara website to see where the run is taking place this week.

RACE OVERVIEW

  • Season fee $20 (kids under 12 & under free)
  • End of year prizes.
  • Wave starts to comply with outdoor gathering limits
  • Distance is always 5k
  • Open to all levels & abilities
  • Timed races
  • Bring your own water, gels etc.
  • You must be at least 18 to participate or accompanied by an adult

Prize Categories

  • Total Series Points 1/2/3; Male and Female; age-graded
  • Best Finish Times 1/2/3; Male and Female
  • Most Finishes 1/2/3 Male and Female

Prizes presented at “grand finale” race in October

HEAR US ROAR at 13th Street Gallery

HEAR US ROAR at 13th Street Gallery

July 17 – Aug. 14

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Sunset Paddle

Sunset Paddle

July 23

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Sunset Paddle

July 23

Join Nature Girl Expeditions for a sunset paddle and meditation on the water at Lakeside Beach in Port Dalhousie Friday, July 23.

Led by a Paddle Canada certified SUP instructor.

Registration is $30 per person. Includes board and equipment rental.

Have your own board and gear? Registration is $20 per person.

Registration is open for the sunset paddle and other events this summer.

Niagara River Lions

Niagara River Lions

2021 CEBL Season June – August

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Niagara River Lions

2021 CEBL Season June – August

The Niagara River Lions will be tipping off its 2021 Canadian Elite Basketball League season this June, playing their home games in the ‘Lions Den’ in Downtown St. Catharines at the Meridian Centre.

The River Lions will play it’s home opener July 8 when it hosts the Fraser Valley Bandits.

Visit riverlions.ca for full schedule and more details.

Market Square Summer Social

Market Square Summer Social

Wednesday, Aug. 11

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Market Square Summer Social

Wednesday, Aug. 11

Step into the heart of the city for a celebration of LIVE and LOCAL foods and flavours in support of Pathstone Mental Health, Niagara’s primary provider of children’s mental health services in Niagara.

A reservation style event, the Market Square Summer Social features a live DJ and live art creation by Naomi Caron with amazing food and dessert creations, wine, cocktails, beer, and coffee samplings.

Circle hosts will take guests through a dozen food and drink experiences, wrapping up their visit with a loveSTC take-away bag. Afterwards, guests will head directly to the restaurant they had pre-selected for a dine-in experience, or take away meal.

Tickets are $145 per person (includes taxes and fees).Book by noon on Wednesday, Aug. 4. Learn more, buy tickets or donate to Pathstones at shop.pathstonefoundation.ca.

 

Virtual Events

GoSip Niagara

Discover breweries, distilleries, & cideries in some of the most picture perfect settings.

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Performing Arts Centre

Enjoy performances and entertainment in the heart of Downtown St. Catharines.

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