Niagara loves to celebrate! Year-round there are dozens of festivals and events to mark what makes Niagara unique. Five festivals from the Niagara region are listed on the Festivals and Events Ontario’s Top 100 Festivals & Events of 2013 including Canal Days Marine Heritage Festival (Port Colborne), Friendship Festival (Fort Erie) and Annual Ball’s Falls Thanksgiving Festival (Jordan). We know how to throw a party!
In Niagara there’s a festival for everyone…whether you’re interested in history, music, theatre, sport, craft, fine art, food, world culture, cars or animals – Niagara has it! These festivals make Niagara a destination for many enthusiasts who want to celebrate and of course there are personal favourites for locals, too!
Though the winter season has some fantastic festivals to beat the blahs, like the CAA Winter Festival of Lights or the Niagara Icewine Festival, nothing helps shake those winter blues like the start of spring. April is the unofficial start of festival season in Niagara, a time to get out into the sun and enjoy Niagara. First out of the gate? In the Soil Arts Festival takes over downtown St. Catharines this weekend!
In the Soil Arts Festival brings together Niagara artists from a range of disciplines. The festival nurtures the creation of new work, showcases made-in-Niagara talent, encourages innovation and offers learning experiences for youth. Audiences can expect intimate and uncommon platforms to experience work by contemporary performing and literary artists, musicians and media artists. In the Soil is Niagara's homegrown arts festival and is working to make a Niagara that is self-determining and culturally distinct.
In the Soil Arts Festival is a great way to sample the creative spirit of Niagara. Now in its 5th year, the festival has seen great success and growth while showcasing the artistic talents that have sprouted from Niagara’s soil.
Look for In the Soil Arts Festival and other great Niagara festivals on cNiagara.ca!
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