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Livestock Niagara 2018 Music and Arts Festival
Livestock Niagara 2018 Music and Arts Festival @ Taps Brewery
Sep 7 – Sep 9 all-day
The 4th annual Livestock Niagara Music and Arts Festival will be held over three days and will feature 28 bands, 16 artisan vendors, local craft beer and much more! Weekend ($25) and daily passes ($10) are available at This festival is hosted by Livestock Niagara.
6th Annual Carmel Fine Art and Music Festival
6th Annual Carmel Fine Art and Music Festival @ Firemen's Park
Sep 14 – Sep 16 all-day
Admission is free for seniors (60+) and kids under 12. Over 50 artists and 30 musicians will be featured throughout the weekend. This is THE place to spend the weekend enjoying an incredible array of talent in a variety of mediums of visual and musical arts from Niagara and all across Ontario. There is something for everyone. Everything is free after you pay the admission! The indoor/outdoor festival will house fine art, thought provoking, interactive and intriguing installations, one of a kind works, children’s art zone and interactive workshops. September 14: 6pm – 11pm September 15: 9am – 11pm September 16: 9am – 6pm Including the Friday Evening VIP Gala – 6pm to 7pm – $15 Meet and greet with artists and musicians Exclusive art purchasing opportunities Complimentary glass of wine and appetizers Exciting announcements Entertainment with local favourite Cory Cruise Opening Ceremonies Entertainment with Juno award winning Jazz vocalist Liberty Silver, Nezqwik and Flamenco guitarist John Taylor Over 40 indoor artists – Show and Sale Cash Bar This event is hosted by Niagara Arts Showcase.
The Grimsby House That Paint Built 7:00 pm
The Grimsby House That Paint Built @ St. Andrew's Parish Hall
Sep 19 @ 7:00 pm
Grimsby Historical Society Talk and Pie Social The Grimsby House That Paint Built Wayne Mullins – Grimsby Historical Archives 69 Main Street East in Grimsby is a house with a history. Commissioned by American owners, the house was built in a California design in the early 1920’s. In the 1930’s the second family to own the house, who were also American, became the owners of the Grimsby Brick and Tile Works. The house, designed by an eminent architect, appears to have other mysteries. Why was it built in Grimsby? Why the design? And what was the source of the American money? This event is hosted by the Grimsby Historical Society.

Niagara Knowledge Exchange & Community Calendar

Artist Talk: Why We Need Art @ Town of Lincoln Museum & Cultural Centre
Oct 4 @ 7:00 pm

Join artist Robin Nisbet in a lively discussion about “Why We Need Art” and how important it is to allow ourselves the time to be creative.

This is a free event, but donations will be taken to help support the St Catharines Art Association’s Scholarship Fund.

This event is hosted by Niagara Shores Artists.

Niagara Regional Native Centre Traditional Powwow @ Montebello Park
Oct 6 @ 12:00 pm – Oct 7 @ 5:00 pm

Niagara Regional Native Centre is hosting their 6th annual “Nurturing Our Roots” Traditional Powwow on October 6th and 7th, from 12:00 to 5:00 p.m. each day. This free event will take place in Montebello Park (St. Catharines).

Open to all members of the community, this celebration of Indigenous life and culture offers the opportunity to experience traditional drumming, dancing, and knowledge along with a variety of art, food, and information booths for the whole family.

Grand entry occurs at noon on both days. Vendor, sponsorship, and donations are welcome (contact NRNC by phone).

Bring your own folding chair for comfort. This is a drug and alcohol-free event.

This event is hosted by the Niagara Regional Native Centre.

The Niagara Railway Museum @ Carnegie Building
Oct 17 @ 7:30 pm

The Niagara Railway Museum Ken Jones – President, Niagara Railway Museum Inc.

The Niagara Railway Museum’s mandate is preserving and promoting the railway heritage of the Niagara region and is located in the former Canadian National Fort Erie diesel shop built in the early 1950’s.

Began in 1994 with an assortment of railroad paper work and photographs, the museum acquired an ex-CP Rail track motorcar and 2 baggage carts in August 1996. The museum collection now includes 12 track motorcars, from the CNR, CP Rail, TH&B and the Chesapeake & Ohio, a small hand operated crane from CP built by Pyke, and 4 lorries used to carry tools and supplies behind the motorcars.

3 models representing the various railway bridges of Niagara Falls were added in 1998 and in April 2006, the museum acquired the last remaining steam locomotive from the Hydro Electric Power Commission’s Sir Adam Beck Generating Station.

Other acquisitions have followed, including railway track tools, various railway signs, lanterns, oilcans, and books on railways throughout the world.

This event is hosted by the Grimsby Historical Society.

Canadian Open Data Summit 2018 @ Fallsview Casino Resort
Nov 7 – Nov 9 all-day

Niagara Connects is pleased to invite you to save the date to attend the 5th annual Canadian Open Data Summit (CODS), which will be held in Niagara Falls! The Summit is THE annual event bringing together open data leaders from across Canada, to share best practices and local experiences, learn from top international experts, and grow the community strategically and collaboratively.

Annually, the Canadian Open Data Summit draws a diverse range of individuals from:

  • Government
  • Private Sector
  • Technology/Startup Community (including Civic Tech)
  • Academia
  • Non-Profit
  • Communities
  • Media



  • Easing Collaboration: Standards, Precedents, Mutuality
  • Effective Collaboration: Impactful, Fruitful, Authentic
  • Excellent Collaboration: Innovating, Trend-Setting, Thought-Provoking

Further event information coming soon!

Grimsby at War 1914-1918 @ Mountainview Christian Reformed Church
Nov 8 @ 7:30 pm

Grimsby at War 1914-1918 Ev Page and Linda Bauman – Grimsby Historical Archives

For the past four years volunteers at the Grimsby Historical Society Archives have researched how life in Grimsby changed during the Great War. They have honoured those who served, those who contributed gifts for their comfort and those who kept the farms vibrant.

While many later residents served in the war, the project addressed mainly those who were born or lived in Grimsby prior to and during 1914-1918. One other added research branch focussed on the parents who lived in Grimsby at that time. By linking these criteria more than 400 men’s names were added to the project master sheet.

The presentation will address what life was like for the towns’ people and for those serving on the front line in France and Belgium. Members of the 62 Phantom Squadron Cadets will be the voices of local men as they read their letters from the trenches and hospitals overseas.

This event is hosted by the Grimsby Historical Society.

Datathon 2018 @ Brock University
Nov 10 all-day

Spend the day with industry experts and learn the basics of data analytics and data visualization at one of the workshops. Workshops will include introductions to Excel, R, and Tableau.

Anybody can attend the Datathon. You don’t need any prior experience with programming or data analytics.

You will have the opportunity to learn concepts from the ground up, and those with experience will be able to further develop their skills.

Datathon 2018 is scheduled to follow the Canadian Open Data Summit (CODS) 2018, which is being held in Niagara Falls on November 7 to 9.

Frank Lloyd Wright Revisited @ Carnegie Building
Jan 16 @ 7:30 pm

Frank Lloyd Wright Revisited Ken and Linda Bauman – Grimsby Historical Society

During a period of 15 years, Ken and Linda Bauman travelled across the United States to tour 40 houses, commercial and institutional structures designed by the American architect, Frank Lloyd Wright. Wright’s productive period spanned more than 70 years. His visionary creations were strongly influenced by the natural world and he emphasized craftsmanship while embracing technology’s ability to make design accessible to all.

Ken and Linda revisit some of Wright’s iconic buildings and we learn how many of his creative ideas are reflected in the interior design of our homes and in the architecture of new development in our community.

This event is hosted by the Grimsby Historical Society.


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