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Arts, Entertainment & Events Downtown

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Downtown St. Catharines has become a centre for entertainment and the arts, hosting a wide variety of events, including sports, live music, and theatre, as well as exciting festivals that draw visitors from far and wide.

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Newly constructed, state-of-the-art facilities located right in the heart of our city are the reason why more and more artists, sports teams and major events are choosing Downtown St. Catharines.

Our downtown facilities include the Meridian Centre spectator facility which holds 5,300 fans for hockey games or 6,000 for other events such as concerts.

The FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre is a 95,000 square foot cultural complex that boasts four impressive theater facilities, including the largest theater which holds up to 800 seats for performances and live music.

This in addition to anchor tenants at both facilities like the Niagara IceDogs, Niagara River Lions, Niagara Symphony Orchestra, as well as the Foster Festival among others, means that Downtown St. Catharines constantly has something great happening year-round.

Our downtown is also home to the beautiful Rodman Hall Art Centre gallery which is located in a historic property with beautiful gardens.

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Looking for exciting festivals and events?

Delicious cuisine?

Sporting events or theatre?

St. Catharines has it all!

Browse our website for information on where to stay, dine and play.


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Annual Events

Downtown St. Catharines is also home to number of annual events that attract visitors from across the country, these include:

The Niagara Wine Festival

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Niagara Folk Arts Festival

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In the Soil Arts Festival

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Royal Canadian Henley Regatta

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Celebration of Nations

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