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Niagara Grape and Wine Festival expands to a full month of events

Niagara Grape and Wine Festival expands to a full month of events

The kinds of grapes and wine that were being produced in Ontario 70- years ago are far different from the array of varieties today. The Niagara Grape & Wine Festival is celebrating its platinum anniversary all through September that will see Canada’s oldest and largest wine festival expand from two weeks of programming to an entire month.

The Return of Grape & Wine Favourites

Downtown St. Catharines will continue to serve as a key community hub for Grape & Wine fun with free admission to the Montebello Park Wine and Culinary Festival on September 16, 17, 18, 23, 24 and 25 and Family Fun Zone on Saturdays and Sundays of those weekends. Age of majority park guests can choose from over 100 VQA wines paired with food from 15 local culinary partners as they groove to a 50-hour soundtrack of live Ontario music, including hometown favourites like My Son The Hurricane, The Mandevilles, and Jonesy.

The Pied Piper Family Parade returns on September 17, and in partnership with the Lincoln County Humane Society, with see the addition of dogs. Pied Piper Parade participants will have the option of promenading their dogs along the route.

The Grande Parade returns September 24th, with over fifty marching bands, dance and performance artists in Downtown St. Catharines. The five neighbourhoods selected for showing the greatest Grape & Wine spirit during 2020’s Porch Parade will also be celebrated as part of the Grande Parade festivities.

The Discovery Pass Touring Program is also back, allowing participants to choose from 24 wine and food pairings at various winery locations across Niagara on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays beginning September 9th  through the end of the month.

For complete details on all Grape & Wine Festival programming, and to purchase event packages  visit

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