The Battle of Fort George event
To commemorate the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Fort George, this Memorial Day weekend from Saturday, May 25th to Monday, May 27th, come and visit the Fort George Historical Site at 26 Queen’s Parade, Niagara-on-the-Lake. This will be a memorable event in which the U.S. bombardment of Fort George will be re-enacted. Step back in time and experience the Battle of Fort George first-hand from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm all weekend. Costumes, re-enactments, music, muskets, cannons and so much more will be featured at this Niagara Falls event.
On Saturday, May 25th at 2:00 pm begins “Part 1” of the Battle of Fort George event. At 8:00 pm the fort gates will reopen for the evening show, in which there is limited capacity so you are required to purchase your tickets at the Fort George Visitors Centre or by phone at 905-468-6614. At 9:00 pm is when the U.S. bombardment will be recreated…200 years to the day!
On Sunday, May 26th at 10:00 am, a parade featuring British and American soldiers will stomp through Niagara-on-the-Lake. Then, at 2:00 pm, you are invited to watch “Part 2” of the re-enactment of the Battle of Fort George occurring on The Common. There is no admission fee to watch the battle on either day on The Common outside Fort George. You are encouraged to bring lawn chairs, blankets — and the whole family for this Niagara Falls event!
At 7:00 pm on Monday, May 27th, 2013, on the exact date and battlefield site on the Niagara Rifle Range on the Lakeshore Properties, you are invited to pay tribute to all the fallen soldiers during the Battle of Fort George. For more information on this event please click here.
Memorial Day Weekend Fireworks, accomodations and other exciting events!
After the Battle of Fort George event, be sure to head to the main street of Niagara Falls fun, where everything happens, on Clifton Hill. Memorial Day is truly celebrated here with a variety of attractions, restaurants and shopping outlets just buzzing with tourists, and of course the massive Memorial Day Fireworks display! Ride the Niagara Skywheel and then grab a bite to eat at Boston Pizza and then take the 5 minute short walk down to Queen Victoria Park to watch the spectacular light show. Memorial Day 2013 shows you a full list of what there is to do in Niagara Falls on the May long weekend, from attractions to the fireworks dates and times!
The Clifton Hill Niagara Falls Hotel is just minutes away from all the Memorial Day Festivities and offers fantastic hotel rates for the May long weekend. To further save you some money, on Memorial Day Monday the 27th, right to Thursday, May 30th, the Comfort Inn Clifton Hill offers a $19.95 discount on hotel rooms! So even if you can’t stay the entire weekend, you can still enjoy the Battle of Fort George event, the 7:00 tribute at the Niagara Rifle Range on the Lakeshore Properties AND catch the fireworks display on Monday, May 27th at a discount during peak travel times! Reservations book up quick, so to make it easier and more convenient you can book online straight away by clicking here.
Conveniently located just one block from the awe-inspiring Niagara Falls lookout, amidst a variety of tourist attractions, Comfort Inn Clifton Hill is an ideal destination for families looking to explore the sights and sounds of Niagara Falls, Canada. Outstanding package offers, affordable rates, and complimentary services including free WIFI and free deluxe breakfast help to eliminate “extra” expenses, and keep families coming back to this Niagara Falls gem. Also, the Build-A-Package booking system provides a winning addition that is perfect for creating tailor made adventures in Niagara Falls.
We look forward to celebrating with you this Memorial Day weekend 2013 in Niagara Falls and certainly don’t miss the 200th anniversary event of the Battle of Fort George! It’s an experience not to be missed.
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