An Invite to All from the Facer District Merchants and Residents Association in St. Catharines in Niagara
Posted July 22, 2019 on Niagara At Large
Every summer, residents from throughout Niagara region and beyond descend upon Facer Street to celebrate the neighbourhood’s rich history, and experience fantastic food, drinks, and enchanting entertainment in a family atmosphere.
The Facer District Merchants and Residents Association proudly presents the Facer Festival once again on Monday, Aug. 5, 2019. The annual celebration, established in 2016, has evolved into Niagara’s largest summer multicultural festival, showcasing the diversity of the unique Facer community.
“We are thrilled to carry on the vibrant tradition of the Facer Festival,” says Brody Longmuir, association president. “The festival gives visitors a chance to explore everything the Facer District has to offer while providing residents with the opportunity to relive their fondest memories of the community. Each year, the celebration reconnects old friends and celebrates Facer as a cultural gem in Niagara, so it’s a beautiful initiative to be involved with.”
Visitors to the street festival can celebrate the diversity and history of one of our city’s most storied neighbourhoods while experiencing the flavours and cultures of the people that built the neighbourhood.
The Facer Festival is excited to welcome back vendors St. Joseph Bakery, Canadian Polish Society, Italian Café, Your Deli, Sts. Cyril & Methodius Ukrainian Church, Tamales Mexico, Seasons Food Co., and many more.
The day kicks off with an interfaith blessing followed by hours of live performances by dozens of musicians, including three-time Grammy winner, Canada’s Polka King, Walter Ostanek. The festival also features a kids zone, historical tours of the neighbourhood and buildings, and more.
The festival runs from noon until 8 p.m. with activities for all ages to enjoy. Admission and parking are free.
The Facer Festival is a fundraising initiative of the Facer District Merchants and Residents Association to beautify the Facer District and celebrate the neighbourhood’s residents.
“The public response to the festival has been overwhelming,” says Tanya Orban, secretary and founding member of the Facer District Merchants and Residents Association.
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