Engage Every Age

October 1, 2022 at 11:00 amDowntown St. Catharines

Saturday, October 1st will be a very special day in Downtown St. Catharines with many fun and engaging activities happening around Downtown put on by both our businesses and in partnership with the St. Catharines Downtown Association.

Make sure to stop at our INFO BOOTH (James & St. Paul Street) to pick up a map and schedule from 11am-7pm.

Take a look below for a preview of the fun to be had:

Arts & Crafts

Carousel Players Costume Booth & Creation Station

Angelina the Artist

Project Plant Based is an all ages activity that teaches how art can make an ecological impact. People are welcome to help create seedling paper sculptures, as well as take one to leave in the garden or anywhere in the Niagara peninsula. As the sculpture breaks down, the seeds will grow wild flowers to help feed the local pollinators. Booth also will have a paint-a-pumpkin activity, and paintings for sale. 

Arts & Crafts Workshop with Dena Colling-Gelentso

Register for FREE here!


Femmes du Feu Aerial Acrobatic Performance

We will also be presenting an aerial acrobatic performance by Holly Treddenick of Femme du Feu.

VELO TREV – Mountain Bike Stunt and Circus Performer

Catch this live! Local athlete and Former Cirque du Soleil Trials Bike performer, Trevor Bodogh, will be on site for the event! Each 20 minute act will feature a custom stunt setup, showcasing elite level balance, precision and jump control. Do not try this at home. Kids and family friendly!

12PM & 2PM & 3:30PM


Fitness Zone

Introduce yourself to a new or existing fitness class, and sneak in your weekend workout at one of our outdoor FITNESS ZONE classes, featuring Chair Yoga, Bellyfit, Essentrics Stretch & Tone, Zumba and more!  Classes run from 11AM through 5PM.  

Bellyfit, Chair Yoga, Essentrics Stretch & Tone, and Zumba.

Walk-in’s may be accommodated but registration is recommended to save your spot!

Register for the following FREE Fitness Zone activities:

11AM – 12PM BellyFit Fitness Class with Mary DeJonge

12PM – 1PM Chair Yoga Fitness Class Susan Gasiorek

1PM – 2PM Chair Yoga Fitness Class with Virginia Ladeda

2PM – 3PM Essentrics Stretch & Tone Fitness Class with Tracey Findlay

4PM – 5PM Zumba Fitness Class with Mary DeJonge & Krystyn Ryding

Hockey Zone

Show off or sharpen your hockey skills with our mini rink, skee puck shooting gallery, and bubble hockey!


9 Hole Mini Putt

Location: 201 St. Paul Street (Corner of James & St. Paul)

1PM – 5PM

Arcade Zone

Arcade Zone will run from 1PM-5PM

Strike Zone

It’s like bowling! Simply slide the puck down the lane and try to flip all 7 pins to get a strike. Simple and fun.

Monster Blast

Stop the monsters from invading the spooky mansion with Monster Blast! Use the built in dart gun to blast the monsters down.

KIng of the Hill

Become the king of the hill in this game of skill and determination! Roll three balls up the hill to land in one of the five holes. But take note- it’s not as easy as it looks.

Events Around Downtown

Blues, Brews, and Burgers

The Works St. Catharines presents Blue, Brews & Burgers – a day of special performances by James Clark Jones, Roger Marin, Brant Parker Blues Band & special guest Spencer Mackenzie in support of the RRPC Innovation Foundation. This event also includes an opportunity to show your skills during an open mic!

Find full details here.

8th Annual Traditional Pow Wow

Our friends at the Meridian Centre will be hosting Canada’s Largest Arena Pow Wow presented by Fallsview Casino Resort in friendship with City of St. Catharines.

Learn more here.

Culture Day Events

Find full details on the City of St. Catharines webpage.

Saturday, Oct. 1
Dunlop Drive Older Adult Centre Art Show and Sale

  • Visual Arts
  • For all ages
  • 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Dunlop Drive Older Adult Centre, 80 Dunlop Drive

The City of St. Catharines’ Older Adult Centre Art Show and Sale will take place at the Dunlop Drive Older Adult Centre. Browse a selection of art works, prints, and cards available for sale and see the brand new community-initiated art work recently installed on the exterior of the Older Adult Centre. This series of eight paintings tells a story of key landmarks in St. Catharines and the Niagara Region. Artists will be on site to chat about their work.

Saturday, Oct. 1
Postcards for Peace

  • Activity Organizer: Silver Spire Arts Team
  • Visual Arts: Craft
  • For all ages
  • 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  • Silver Spire United Church, 366 St. Paul Street

Sending a postcard is a unique way to reach out to friends, family and even strangers. Create your own postcard in the style of artist, Sonia Delaunay. We will be exploring how she used colour and how it can be a tool to create positive, life affirming art.

Saturday, Oct. 1
Mastering Mixed Media

  • Artist: Jana Bergsma
  • Visual Arts: Painting and Mixed Media
  • For: Adults (18+)
  • Timed entry at 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.
  • St. Catharines Public Library, Central Branch, 54 Church Street

Join local artists Jana and Michelle for a hands-on mixed media painting workshop. We will experiment with collage, texture, and painting techniques using traditional tools and found objects. Participants will leave with their masterpiece and several new painting techniques to try at home. 

Pre-register for this event.

Saturday, Oct. 1

Mixed Media Masterpiece

  • Artist: Jana Bergsma
  • Visual Arts: Painting and Mixed Media
  • For all ages
  • Timed entry at 1:30 p.m. and 3 p.m.
  • St. Catharines Public Library, Central Branch, 54 Church Street

Join local artists Jana and Michelle for a hands-on mixed media painting activity. We will experiment with collage, texture and painting techniques using found objects. Together we will nurture curiosity and critical thinking in the collaborative art making process. Participants will leave with their masterpiece and the confidence to make more creations at home together. 

Pre-register for this event.

Saturday, Oct. 1
Help us Rewrite a Norm Foster Scene!

  • Artist: The Foster Festival
  • Theatre: Performance and Audience
  • For all ages
  • Time: 12-4PM
  • Mahtay Café, 241 St. Paul Street

Help us Rewrite a Foster Scene! Shh…don’t tell Norm. We invite you to join us for a theatre game called Mad Libs! Foster Festival artists will ask audiences to call out a noun, adjective, pronoun, etc., which they will then insert into a Foster scene to “fill in the blanks.” Once all the words are collected, the actors will then perform the scene as newly written by you!

Saturday, Oct. 1
Muguloo Symmetrical Drawing

  • Artist: Rajshree Jena
  • Visual Arts: Drawing
  • For all ages (children under 8 will require assistance from an adult)
  • Timed entry at 10 a.m., 11:15 a.m., 12:45 p.m., 2 p.m., and 3:15 p.m.
  • St. Catharines Public Library, Central Branch, 54 Church Street

This workshop is based on an ancient art form and practice in India, which is used to enhance positivity. Participants will be able to understand the technique by using simple geometry lines and colourful art in a mindful state. No prior experience required! 

Pre-register for this event.