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Friendship Festival

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An annual event that draws masses, the Friendship Festival will ignite a binational celebration this weekend in Fort Erie. This event is jam-packed with concerts, vendors, attractions and plenty of reasons to celebrate. Here is our must-hit list of to-do’s:


Concerts start at 7pm and include:
• Face In The Crowd
• JC & The Riddim Kings
• XPrime
• Under the Influence
• Stone River


1812 Encampment and Demonstrations throughout the day. Learn about the history that connects these two countries and defines us as separate nations. Discover interesting historical facts, enjoy the exciting demonstrations and get excited to celebrate the nation’s birthday on July 1st!

Antique Classic Car Club of Canada – Rainbow Region. This is a Show & Shine event and will raise funds for the Tender Wishes Foundation. Featured will be vehicles that are at least 20 years and older… we expect to see some sweet rides!

Concerts start at 7pm and include:
• Guilty Pleasures
• Desire – International U2 Tribute on Saturday
• Thunderstruck – North America’s #1 AC/DC Tribute


Hands Across the Border will create a chain of human handshake across the Peace Bridge. We can’t think of a friendlier way to celebrate this festival! The handshaking begins at 6pm!

Concerts start at 7pm and include:
• Heidi Joshua
• The Red Sands
• Lambs Become Lions
• Amber Reigns

Fireworks at 10pm! Billed as the most spectacular yet, these will be quite the show for spectators!

The Author

Allie Hughes is the wine and culinary contributor to Naturally in Niagara, feasting on the decadent experience that is life in this region. With a fine wine sensibility honed at the International Sommelier Guild, Allie is taking the journey of Niagara by the glass with you with each new taste. Allie is also the creative mind behind the marketing of the Canadian Food and Wine Institute, and owner of Hughes & Co., a boutique social strategy firm.

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