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.

Featured & Resident Events

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.

Recent Events Since Opening in 2014

  • City and Colour
  • The Tragically Hip
  • Jerry Seinfeld
  • 2016 IIHF World Women's U18 Championship
  • Metric
  • Toronto Maple Leafs vs Buffalo Sabres
  • 2017 Scotties Tournament of Hearts
  • Serena Ryder
  • Death Cab for Cutie

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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

Niagara VegFest

Niagara Folk Arts Festival

In the Soil Arts Festival

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