Horticultural buffs will be heading to Niagara Falls this February to experience the Ontario Fruit and Vegetable Convention. This two day event will take place February 20 and 21 at the Scotiabank Convention Centre in Niagara Falls. The convention promises to offer a great lineup of horticultural experts, topical sessions, trade show exhibitors and great networking opportunities.
If you plan on heading down to convention, it might be worth your time to check out the Marriott Gateway on the Falls. In terms of convenience, the Scotiabank Convention Centre is directly across the street from the hotel. Beyond the short distance, the Marriott Gateway on the Falls offers a number of packages if you want to experience more of Niagara Falls than just the convention.
For more information on the convention visit http://www.ofvc.ca/index.html
For venue information visit http://www.fallsconventions.com/planning-events-calendar.html
If you’re still craving sips of Ice Wine paired with some of the best culinary concoctions in the region then make a trip back down to the Niagara region to enjoy Winterfest in the Square in St. Catharines. This event celebrates the magic of winter, while also allowing for some indulgence with gourmet cuisine and VQA wines amongst live entertainment on January 25th.
Beyond the gourmet food selection, Winterfest also promises to have the latest culinary trend—food trucks. Admission for the event is free; tickets will only have to be purchased for wine and food throughout the night. So finish off this month with a culinary bang and head over to Market Square on the 25th for Winterfest in the Square.
For more information visit http://www.tourismstcatharines.ca/event/winterfest-in-the-square
The legendary Ontario rock band, Honeymoon Suite will be playing at the Greg Frewin Theater on February 2nd. The performance will take place at 7:30pm following the dinner that starts at 6:15pm. Tickets can be purchased to enjoy dinner and the show, or patrons can choose to purchase just tickets for the performance.
Honeymoon Suite began their illustrious career in Toronto in the early 1980s. By 1983, the band was touring Canada and the US will rock legends such as Billy Idol, April Wine and Bryan Adams. From there, Honeymoon suite went on to record numerous hits such as New Girl Now, Burning in Love, Wave Babies, Stay in the Light, Feel it Again and What Does It Take.
For information on tickets visit http://www.gregfrewintheatre.com/events/default/index/
One of the year’s coolest winter festivals is here—beginning this weekend and continuing for two subsequent weekends this month. With Niagara being considered one of the gem regions for ice wine in the world, it’s only suited that Reader’s Digest named it one of the top winter festivals in Canada. Numerous wineries throughout the region will be taking part in this event and with a Discovery Pass, patrons will be able to enjoy a total of eight different venues.
Beyond the exciting culinary food and wine pairings, there will be cheese and wine seminars presented throughout the month, at differing wineries throughout the region. Needless to say, with all the events taking place, it might be beneficial to stay the weekend if you’re from out of town. The Marriott Gateway offers a number of terrific hotel packages, a beautiful view of the Falls—all within a short drive to beautiful wine route of Niagara-on-the-Lake.
For more information on the Ice Wine Festival visit http://www.niagarawinefestival.com/page/icewine_home
To view package deals at the Marriott Gateway on the Falls visit http://www.marriottgatewayonthefalls.com/packages
Ben Stiller and Vince Vaughan may not be there to join in the fun, but that doesn’t mean that this years Dodgeball Tournament in Niagara Falls won’t be a blast. On January 26, Niagara Falls will be hosting a dodgeball tournament for players of all levels. Starting at 10am at the Scotia Bank convention centre, this tournament is offering over $5000 in cash and prizes for winners in all kinds of categories.
Teams must be between 6-10 people and with the competition being co-ed, there must be at least two females on the court at all times. Each team that participates in either the recreational category or the competitive will be guaranteed a four 15 minute games. After the game, teams can enjoy the SportsParty, with live entertainment. Overall, this event is shaping up to be a good time.
For information on team registration and fees head over to http://www.sportsfestniagara.com/dodgeballmania/
Right after the New Year, get ready for some laughter at the Fallsview Casino. Comedian, Actor, Talk show Host and general funnyman, George Lopez, is coming to the Avalon Ballroom to perform his sidesplitting routine. His unique sense of humor and spot-on delivery is sure to leave you in tears.
Plan a good start to 2013 with tickets to this exclusive comedy event, along with a stay at the Marriott Gateway on the Falls. With the Casino package, you can ensure that you have a great weekend with transportation to and from the Fallsview Casino, a $50 Casino voucher and a breakfast buffet for two.
Performance on January 9 and 10—Tickets start at $75
Niagara will be one of the most popular locations to be this New Years Eve! The night will include performances from Nelly Furtado and Hedley at Queen Victoria Park. The magic of the falls will come alive on December 31st—combining these exciting performances with the Festival of Lights, Niagara Falls Fireworks and the Falls Illumination promises to ring in the New Year marvelously.
This event is consistently popular—meaning you’ll need to make sure you book a room in the area as soon as possible. Even if you’re a local, drink responsibly and stay night by the falls. Check out all the popular package deals, including our New Years Eve package to fully enjoy this event.