You’re invited to a one-of-a-kind event to celebrate and experience the cultures of Niagara Region and the Province of Ontario.
On Sunday, Aug. 14, bring yourself, family and friends to Canada Games Park anytime between 11 a.m. and 10 p.m. for Niagara Region’s 13 for 13 Cultural Festival event, in partnership with the Province of Ontario and FirstOntario Credit Union.
The all-day event includes free admission and live performances by Splash’N Boots, Deanne Petcoff and Scott Helman. There will be merchandise booths, local vendors, food trucks, a farmers market and kids programming for guests of all ages to enjoy. This is an opportunity for Canadians to come together in celebration of what makes this country so special.
Visitors will find onsite parking available, or they can consider taking public transportation to and from the venue. This will be a licensed event, with an ATM on-site. It will take place rain or shine.
The 13 For 13 Cultural Festival is a unique Canada Games initiative running from Aug. 7 to 20, 2022, that pairs each of Niagara’s 13 municipalities (includes Niagara Region) with one of Canada’s 13 provinces and territories as co-hosts to this cultural event with complimentary admission.
Visitors of the festival will be afforded the opportunity to experience the cultures of each province and territory, while also travelling across Canada without leaving Niagara — something that will hopefully inspire many to explore this great nation.
During their special evening, each municipality will showcase the unique entertainment, art, and culinary experiences of its co-host Canadian province or territory — allowing visitors to experience the distinct cultural heritages that define different areas of our nation.
"Destination Ontario is pleased to partner with Niagara Region for the 13 for 13 Cultural Festival. The Festival is a wonderful way to enhance the Canada Games experience – providing exciting arts, culinary, cultural and tourism offerings, while celebrating amateur athletes from across Canada. We hope that everyone will visit the Festival and see what Ontario and Niagara Region have to offer."
~ Lisa LaVecchia, President & CEO, Destination Ontario
"Niagara Region is thrilled to be partnered with the Province of Ontario to celebrate all the unique art, music and culinary experiences we have to offer at the 13 for 13 Cultural Festival. This unique Canada Summer Games initiative is our opportunity to welcome all residents at the new Canada Games Park on Aug. 14, free of charge, for an exciting day of entertainment that I am sure will inspire us all."
~ Jim Bradley, Chair, Niagara Region
"FirstOntario Credit Union has been part of the Niagara community - for over 80 years, and we’re excited to be part of this one-of-a-kind event showcasing the Province of Ontario and Niagara Region. We hope everyone will join us to celebrate."
~ Lloyd Smith, CEO of FirstOntario Credit Union