Feb1 to Dec 31, 2013 - Battlefield Niagara at the Niagara Historical Museum. An exhibition examining the local events of 1813 including the occupation and burning of Niagara. Visit www.niagarahistorical.museum or call 905-468-3912
March to September, 2013 - Bicentennial Lecture Series at 7:30 on the third Thursday of each month for talks by seven experts. Cost $10 see: www.niagarahistorical.museum or 905-468-3912
April 2013 - Riverbrink Art Museum in Queenston opens a new 1812-14 exhibition entitled "Ninteenth Century Views of the War of 1812-14" with prints dating back to 1816. For more information call 905-262-4510 or e-mail email@example.com
May 25 & May 26, 2013 - Battle of Fort George This major battle re-enactment on the 200th anniversary is being coordinated by Parks Canada on Saturday May 25th in Niagara-on-the-Lake. The Fort is open from 10:00am to 5:00pm with demonstrations and activities happening throughout the day!! Regular admission rates to the Fort apply. The major battle re-enactment of the weekend ("The Battle of Fort George") will take place on the Town Commons just out side Fort George.
Over 800 re-enactors are expected for this major re-enactment which will take place on the Commons. Free for the public to watch the battle. Following the battle, an evening Show takes place at 9:00 pm (doors open at 8:00) on May 25 called the Bombardment of Fort George.The show starts at 9:00 pm and features a artillery barrage, pyrotechnics, and fireworks inside the fort, all set to music. It will give the illusion of Fort George being set on fire. There will be a charge with tickets available in advance from Parks Canada. May 26th Sunday 10:00am there will be a parade through the town & there will be another battle re-enactment outside the fort at 2;00 pm. Free to the public.
For more information: firstname.lastname@example.org Call 905-468-6614 May 27th. 7:00 pm There will be a special memorial service for the fallen during the battle of Fort George on the exact 200th anniversary. 7:00 PM Call 905-468-6614
May 26, 2013 Bicentennial Golf Tournament Fundraiser being held at the NOTL Golf Course. Join us before the tickets are sold out. See the GOLF page on this site.
June till October,2013 Fort George FLAMES OF WAR - Monday evenings at dusk. Come and see a spectacular multimedia sound and light presentation.
June till September, 2013 Special walking tours put on by the museum on Thursday, Friday and Saturdays at 11:00 am from Queens Royal Park and Sundays at 2pm. Small fee includes admission to the Museum. Call 905-468-3912. Following the tours on Saturdays and Sundays, see the comedy show at the Museum entitled Petticoats, Boots and Muskets from 12:30 from July 6 to August 25 (no shows Aug 3-4 or 10-11) Tickets $15.00
June 21, 22, & 23 2013 The Laura Secord Bicentennial Event and Walk will be held Saturday June 21 and 22 marking exactly 200 years since Laura's historic trek. Start with Wine, Cheese and Chocolate at 7:00 pm on June 21 at the Laura Secord House in Queenston. Then on Saturday, starting at 6:00 am to 9:00 pm join thousands of other Canadians and walk into history on the special commemorative walk from the Laura Secord Homestead in Queenston to DeCew House. The Laura Secord Trail is divided into 5 stages and people can walk the entire distance or a shorter route. Parking is available at the Laura Secord Homestead and Niagara College with a shuttle bus service. The Laura Secord Finale is on June 23rd at 3:00 pm at the Laura Secord Homestead. For more information on this historic event see the LAURA SECORD page on this site under TWO HUNDRED YEARS AGO. For information contact Caroline McCormick at 905-468-0994 or www.friendsoflaurasecord.com.
July 1st 2013 - Canada Day -Taking place in Niagara-on-the-Lake with special events planned to highlight the occupation of the town 200 years ago. Visit www.friendsoffortgeorge.ca
June 1 to October 2013 - NIAGARA UNDER OCCUPTION commemorating the occupation of the Town of Niagara by US troops for 6 1/2 months- The American Flag will fly ! -See American and NY State Militia soldiers patrolling Niagara on the Lake's main street! SEE: www.niagaraunderoccupation.ca
August 17 & 18, 2013 Fife and Drum Muster and soldiers field day at Fort George. Features military musical performances from the 1700's to the 1900's. Contact www.friendsoffortgeorge.ca
October 12 & 13, 2013 Battle of Queenston heights Commemorative week-end. 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM both days. Join us for special tours of the battle site. Sunday at 2:00 PM, join us for a commemorative service for those that fell during the battle. www.friendsoffortgeorge.ca
November 7, 2013 In the Grip of the Eagle Features a dinner with period music featuring a military tribunal. For details call the Museum at 905-468-3912
November 17, 2013 Bicentennial Symposium taking place at noon in the Courthouse on Queen St in Niagara-on-the-Lake and features several speakers including Donald Hickey who has written many award winning books on the War of 1812. Also Ron Dale and Sarah Maloney. There is a charge to register. Contact Audrey LeGoff at email@example.com
Dec 6 &7 2013 NIAGARA ON FIRE to commemorate the Burning of Niagara. Join us downtown at Market Square for a special commemoration featuring out door events. Queen Street will be lit as if on fire. There will be the outdoor premier of a specially made local video about the fires and their consequences. As well the evening will feature a special Sound and Light show on the front of the Courthouse! Several thousand people are expected to meet at Market Square in Old Town to mark this important anniversary. SEE: www.niagaraonfire.com