Are you looking for a nice day trip to take this summer? Maybe a weekend getaway?
Are you also getting married and searching for the perfect wedding gown?
Why not roll your plans into one and visit Niagara?
We can’t say enough good things about the Niagara Region of Ontario. Sure, we might be a little biased, but there are so many reasons to come out this way for a visit! Between Niagara-on-the-Lake, St. Catharines, the Falls, and the many beautiful towns (not to mention wineries) scattered all the way from Grimsby to Fort Erie, you just can’t go wrong when you make Niagara a destination this summer.
Here are just a few of the many great reasons to visit Niagara:
Niagara wine country really is beautiful. Whether you’re a wine connoisseur or a complete novice, it doesn’t matter. It’s so great to do a tour of a winery and to sip on some wine with the beautiful backdrop of the vineyards around you. There are so many to choose from, and you might consider doing a tour at one and then a tasting at 2 or 3 others. You might even choose to bring your bikes out this way to enjoy the wineries without having to drive.
The Downtown St. Catharines Classic Car Show
Do you love classic cars? Or maybe you just enjoy the bustle of a summer street festival? Our street, St. Paul St., is home to the Annual Downtown Classic Car Show and it’s a great event. Some of our team is quite enthusiastic about vintage cars and this particular car show is one of the best around. It takes place the first Saturday in July, except when Saturday is July 1st, then it falls on the 8th. It’s a great chance to take a stroll down memory lane while enjoying the many shops and restaurants along with over 400 fantastic classic and custom cars. Oh, and it’s a free event too! Here’s the website.
The TD Niagara Jazz Festival
Celebrating music, life, and art, this is a wonderful festival that takes place in a variety of locations around Niagara on the weekend of July 29th to 31st. There are both indoor and outdoor venues, and free as well as ticketed concerts. It’s such a great way to enjoy a weekend because you can visit the new St. Catharines Performing Arts Centre, see historic Niagara-on-the-Lake, enjoy a jazz brunch, do a little shopping, visit a winery or 3… it really offers a little of everything! niagarajazzfestival.com
The Shaw Festival
This is a world-class theatre festival that happens to be located right in our backyard. People travel from all over the world to see a play at the Shaw Festival in Niagara-on-the-Lake. The festival includes works by Bernard Shaw and other playwrights of his era. This year the performances include both Alice and Wonderland and Sweeney Todd, among several others. shawfest.com
The Niagara-on-the-Lake Peach Festival
Do you love peaches? Then you’ll love this street festival that takes place in mid-August every year in Niagara-on-the-Lake! It’s all about paying tribute to fresh peaches and the people who grow them. It’s an annual event that’s nearing 30 years! And it’s a great free event that includes live music, street performances, and lots of yummy treats. More details here.
From award winning doughnuts (Beechwood Doughnuts in St. Catharines is becoming quite famous) to afternoon tea at the Prince of Wales in Niagara-on-the-Lake or dinner at Ravine Winery, there are so many delicious options to eat your way around Niagara. No matter your culinary preferences–and your budget–you’ll find lots of great options around the Niagara area.
And let’s not forget…
Incredible Bridal Gown Shopping
We carry gorgeous designer gowns at our bridal boutique in St. Catharines and we’re proud to be able to offer amazing prices. Our dresses are pre-owned (but not necessarily pre-worn) and our small team really cares about helping you to find the perfect dress. Stop by for a visit while enjoying all of the great sites and events that the region has to offer.
It’s definitely worth the drive to Niagara! Do you have a favourite event, site, or destination in the Niagara Region? We’d love to hear about it! Please share it in the comments below. And if you have any questions about finding your perfect wedding dress, don’t hesitate to contact us.