Culture & Recreation

13 For 13 Cultural Event


Headline performance by six-time JUNO award nominee, The Trews

Friday, August 12, 2022
Old Fort Erie (350 Lakeshore Rd)

About the 13 for 13 Cultural Event:

From August 6 to 21, 2022, Niagara will be hosting the Niagara 2022 Canada Summer Games. The Canada Summer Games is the first high-level multi-sport event experience aimed to develop Canadian athletes into future Olympians. The Niagara Region will welcome more than 5,000 participants (including athletes, coaches, and support staff) to compete in the Niagara 2022 Canada Summer Games.

One initiative from the Niagara 2022 Canada Summer Games is the 13 For 13 Cultural Festival.

Held on select evenings between August 7 to 20, 2022, the 13 For 13 Cultural Festival will see each of Niagara's 13 municipalities collaborate with one of Canada's 13 provinces and territories to highlight the unique cultural heritage, entertainment, art, and culinary experiences of each pairing during their assigned special evening. Each event is open and free to the general public.

The Town of Fort Erie has been paired with the Province of Nova Scotia.

In support of the 2022 Canada Summer Games, Fort Erie's 13 For 13 Cultural Event will celebrate the history, arts, culture, food, music, sport, and Indigenous heritage of both Fort Erie and Nova Scotia. 

Event Schedule/Activities: (Subject to Change)

Date Friday, August 12, 2022.
Event Time 3:00PM - 10:00PM
Event Location Old Fort Erie (350 Lakeshore Road)
Time Tentative Schedule 
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM Welcoming Remarks & Land Acknowledgement
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

- Lacrosse - the Creators Game
 - Kids Programming
- Strong Waters Singers

5:00 PM  Niagara Highland Dance Academy
4:15 PM - 6:00 PM  Scottish Heavy Sports Demonstration
6:00 PM
7:00 PM
8:30 PM
Fort Erie School of Music
Neo Young
Spencer Mackenzie 
9:00 PM - 10:00 PM  The Trews - Canadian rock band originally from Nova Scotia 
10:00 PM End of event


Event Parking & Shuttle Details:

There will be no parking available at Old Fort Erie (350 Lakeshore Road) for the 13 For 13 Cultural Event. The Old Fort Erie parking lot will be restricted to allow shuttles and other important event vehicle access. We strongly encourage attendees to use the free-of-charge shuttle service to avoid traffic. 

The shuttle service will pick up and drop off attendees to and from Old Fort Erie (350 Lakeshore Road) at the following locations:

Fort Erie Racetrack -  230 Catharine Street, Fort Erie, L2A 5N9

Fort Erie Leisureplex - 3 Municipal Drive, Fort Erie, L2A 2S6

Parking will be free at both locations.

Please visit our Parking/Shuttle page for more information.


Entire 13 Fort 13 Festival Schedule:

WEEK ONE: August 7 to 13, 2022  
Date: Pairing:
Sunday, August 7 Lincoln & Newfoundland
Monday. August 8 West Lincoln & Saskatchewan
Tuesday, August 9 Thorold & Manitoba
Wednesday, August 10 Niagara-on-the-Lake & British Columbia
Thursday, August 11 St. Catharines & Yukon
Friday, August 12 Fort Erie & Nova Scotia
Saturday, August 13 Niagara Falls & Northwest Territories
WEEK TWO: August 14 to 20, 2022  
Sunday, August 14 Niagara Region & Ontario
Monday, August 15 Port Colborne & New Brunswick
Tuesday, August 16 Wainfleet & Nunavut
Thursday, August 18 Pelham & Alberta
Friday, August 19 Welland & Quebec
Saturday, August 20 Grimsby & Prince Edward Island



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