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Oakes Garden Theatre 80th Anniversary Rededication Ceremony

Oakes Garden Theatre amphitheatre opened in September 1937. Influenced by the City Beautiful architectural movement of the mid-20th century, this captivating setting was constructed to serve as a grand gateway to Canada for those arriving across the Honeymoon Bridge, and then later the Rainbow Bridge. The impact of the City Beautiful architectural era in Canada can be physically traced through Southern Ontario cities and highways, starting from Oakes Garden Theatre and proceeding right up through the Niagara Region and into the Greater TorontoHamilton Areas.
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Oakes Garden Theatre amphitheatre opened in September 1937. Influenced by the City Beautiful architectural movement of the mid-20th century, this captivating setting was constructed to serve as a grand gateway to Canada for those arriving across the Honeymoon Bridge, and then later the Rainbow Bridge. The impact of the City Beautiful architectural era in Canada can be physically traced through Southern Ontario cities and highways, starting from Oakes Garden Theatre and proceeding right up through the Niagara Region and into the Greater TorontoHamilton Areas.

Between its epic setting, its bi-national view, and its breathtaking, monumental design, Niagara Parks is proud to restore Oakes Garden Theatre and reaffirm its position at the forefront of Canada as a destination and Canadian architectural heritage.

Guided Tours

Saturday, September 16, 2017, 1PM, 2PM & 3PM

Re-dedication Ceremony

Monday, September 18, 2017, 4PM

  • Niagara Falls Concert Band
  • Welcome Remarks: Janice Thomson, Chair, Niagara Parks Commission
  • Address: Sherman Zavitz, Historian, Niagara Parks Commission
  • Plaque Unveiling
  • Lincoln and Welland Regiment Band
  • Citizenship Ceremony
  • Cake cutting, refreshments and music
Pop-up Dinner Series: Rooted Edition

September 21 – 10 · 5:00PM
Oakes Garden Theatre

This spectacular dining experience will combine the breath-taking, cultivated lushness of the Niagara Parks Oakes Garden Theatre with the incredible flavours of the region, artfully prepared by the skilled chefs on our Niagara Parks Culinary team.