Welcome to the St. Catharines / Niagara Festival hub page! Here you’ll find featured programming, related articles and an ON Culture Guide for the region.

St. Catharines grew into a bustling city after the construction of the Welland Canal in 1820. Since then, the city has become a thriving centre for the arts and includes the Niagara Artists Centre, the St. Catharines Museum and the FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre.

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St. Catharines / Niagara Featured Events

Ontario Culture Days


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Explore St. Catharines 

Extend your visit with our ON Culture Guide! St. Catharines is the urban heart of the Niagara region. The city offers abundant wine and culinary experiences, plus unique festivals and cultural events including live music, theatre and sports. As the largest city in the region, this year-round destination is rich in significant Black and Indigenous history.

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Learn Niagara’s Black History 

Take a self-guided tour of the Niagara Region’s Black History with our ON Culture Guide.The area served as the Underground Railroad for many who followed the route seeking freedom in the mid-19th century. During the War of 1812, this is where British colonies’ allies, which included Black and Indigenous soldiers, battled with the United States of America.

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To learn more about Ontario Culture Days in St Catharines and Niagara, visit stcatharines.ca, or contact  culture@stcatharines.ca

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St. Catharines & Niagara Hub Events

Ontario Culture Days


Part of Culture Days

The City of St. Catharines and Lincoln Museum & Cultural Centre are proud partners of this Ontario Culture Days 2023 Festival Hub.

The St. Catharines and Niagara Hub is sponsored by Arterra Wines Canada.