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Plenty to do in NOTL in August
NOTL's Tiny Museum Exhibition Program is part of the Learn & Live series. SUPPLIED

Niagara-on-the-Lake has no shortage of fun activities for people of all ages this summer. 

Starting this coming weekend, the St. Davids Lions Carnival returns for its 60th anniversary from July 26 to 29 at the Lions Club Grounds. 

This Saturday will also hold the Kids Day @ the Market in support of the NOTL Youth Collective from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

After a three-year hiatus, the day of activities is back, featuring a bouncy castle, inflatables, face painting, crafts, storytimes with NOTL authors and a visit from the Tiny Museum. All activities are free but donations to the Youth Collective are appreciated. 

The carnival will feature family favourites like grocery baskets, food and rides, along with new additions including a dog show and tulip bulb sale run by the Leos. 

The Past is Present Heritage Festival returns Monday, Aug. 7 at the Niagara-on-the-Lake Museum. Running from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., the festival is free to all and features historic demonstrations, live music and a pig roast. 

On Saturday, Aug. 12, the official Peach Festival returns to Queen Street, offering a weekend of fun and food featuring NOTL’s homegrown peaches from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

This celebration will be followed by St. Vincent de Paul’s 34th-annual Peach Festival the next day, Sunday, Aug. 13 at 73 Picton St. from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

After Saturday’s Peach Festival is the Shades of Rose Dinner from 6 to 11 p.m. on Queen Street. The dress code is strictly pink and guests can enjoy an extensive beverage list and music from the George St. Kitts Band. Book your table of eight here niagaraonthelake.com/accomodations

From August 18 to 25, the Niagara-on-the-Lake Sailing Club is hosting the 2023 Shark 24 World Championship. Measurement and launch will be on Friday, Aug. 18 and Saturday, Aug. 20, with racing starting on Sunday, Aug. 21 and finishing on Friday, Aug. 25. To register, visit yachtscoring.com/emenu.cfm?eID=15311.

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