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SEAster Egg Hunt

Aquarium of Niagara

701 Whirlpool Street

Niagara Falls (716) 285-3575

The only underwater egg hunt in western NewYork. Rain or shine.


Lake Ontario Counties Spring Trout and Salmon Derby

Late April; early May


Over $30,000 in cash and prizes. Call for dates and details.




Annual Railroad Showcase

Kenan Center Arena

Lockport, NY

(716) 433-2617

Call for dates ad details.


Lewiston Smelt Festival

Center Street and Lewiston Waterfront

(716) 754-9500

Anglers will batter and fry hundreds of pounds of smelt while local restaurants serve chowder, beer, Western NY’s famous beef on Weck, etc. Live music, Smelt Queen, lots of fun. Free admission.



Niagara Falls Community Faire

Early June

Hyde Park, Niagara Falls.

(716) 286-4325

Four days of free entertainment, concerts, rides, ethnic food, a Kidfest, parade. Free admission. Call for dates and times.


Annual National Trails Day

Early June

Niagara Gorge Discovery Center

Niagara Falls State Park

(716) 278-1770

Hike gorge and rim trails from Artpark to the Discovery Center. Free. Call for dates and times.


Annual Renaissance Faire

Hershell Carousel Museum

180 Thompson Street

North Tonawanda, NY

(716) 693-1885

Travel back in time with knights, old time crafts, music, and merriment for all ages. Admission charged.


End of June

Annual Outdoor Arts and Crafts Festival

Main Street

Lockport, NY

(716) 433-0813

Over 250 craft and food vendors in downtown Lockport. Free admission.


Artpark Big Band Series

Every Tuesday in the summer

Lewiston, NY

(716) 754-4375

Call for dates and scheduled performers.




Buffalo Philharmonic Pops Concerts

Artpark Mainstage Theater

Lewiston, NY

(716) 754-4375

Summer series featuring Marvin Hamlisch, conductor. Call for schedule.

Admission charged.


Annual Garden Walk

1302 Main Street

Niagara Falls, NY

(716) 283-6258

Twelve gardens in the area are open for viewing on the tour. Call for date and times.


French & Indian War Encampment

Old Fort Niagara

Youngstown, NY

(716) 745-7611

British and French armies, their native allies, and a host of settlers fill the fort to depict the 1759 siege of Niagara. Admission charged.




Niagara County Fair

Early August.

4487 Lake Avenue

Lockport, NY

(716) 433-8839

Features events, displays, entertainment for the whole family, including livestock shows, historical displays, music, food, games, rides, and fun.

Admission charged.


Late August

International Festival

Gill Creek Park

Niagara Falls, NY

(716) 284-6188

Call for details and dates.





Niagara Airshow

Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station

(716) 236-3200

Free Admission. Call for details.



Niagara Council of the Arts

E. Dent Lackey Plaza

4th St. & Duggan Dr.

Niagara Falls, NY 14303

(716) 284-6188

Niagara Council of the Arts presents a series of professional ethnic and performing arts events, within walking distance from the Falls.


September Fridays


Wilson Cruise Nights

Young St. in Wilson

(Off Rt. 425)

Classic cars displayed on Young St., the main street in Wilson, Stevie J. the DJ , Business Spotlight, and door prizes given each Friday.



Niagara Wine, Food, and Jazz Festival

Third Street between Niagara and Main

Niagara Falls, NY

(716) 285-1252

Many events. Call for details. Admission free.


Last weekend of September

SEA & Do Festival

Aquarium of Niagara

701 Whirlpool St.

Niagara Falls, NY

Family afternoon of hands-on fun with museums, attractions & community groups from across WNY & Southern Ontario! Aquarium admission includes all.





Halloween Happenings

Aquarium of Niagara

701 Whirlpool Street

Niagara Falls, NY

(716) 385-3575

Free admission when you arrive dressed as a sea creature. Prizes, treat bags, Sea Lion shows. Call for date and times.




mid-November-Dec 31

Fri: 6pm-10pm

Sat: 3pm-10pm

Sun: 3pm-9pm

A Festival of Lights

Downtown, Niagara Falls

NY’s premier 44 day winter festival; nightly illuminated Niagara Falls; indoor World of Animation; Wintergarden; ice skating; Holiday parade and tree lighting; entertainment; events.




Thanksgiving weekend (Friday/Saturday)

Christmas Arts & Crafts Show

Niagara Falls Convention Center

Niagara Falls, NY

Annual Christmas arts & crafts show, located at the Niagara Falls Convention Center (100 vendors)





Arts and Entertainment


Artpark & Company, Inc.
450 South 4th St., Lewiston, NY 14092
box office telephone: 716-754-4375
fax: 716-754-2741

Artpark offers a full spectrum of engaging entertainment; from productions of immortal Broadway musicals, swinging big band concerts and celebrity performances in the Main Theater; to free concerts, music and cultural festivals in the outdoor amphitheater. Created especially with the family in mind, Artpark also offers art, theater, and video camps for youth, and a variety of family programs on Saturdays. The park also includes numerous hiking trails, nature areas, fishing docks and picnic areas. There's something for everyone at Artpark! Artpark is in New York State near the border between the US and Canada. Big bands, Bluegrass, comedy, Pops, 50s Rock.



Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra

Kleinhans Music Hall

370 Pennsylvania Street
Buffalo, NY 14201

The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra enjoys a fine reputation around the world, especially among experienced musicians, composers and conductors.One will be hard pressed to find a major soloist who has not performed with the Philharmonic - from Jascha Heifetz to Itzhak Perlman, from Jennie Tourel to Jessye Norman, from Artur Rubinstein to Van Cliburn, from Danny Kaye to Yo-Yo Ma. The list of conductors is likewise impressive with names like Leonard Bernstein, Igor Stravinsky, Neville Marriner, Henry Mancini and a host of others.

Perhaps the Orchestra's greatest accomplishment is its contribution to the artistic life of Western New York, made possible by more than six decades of support from its dedicated patrons. The Orchestra has performed over a thousand Youth Concerts for more than two million students on the Niagara Frontier as well as many concerts at campuses across the United States. Under the able direction of JoAnn Falletta, the Philharmonic averages more than 100 community performances each year bringing orchestral music to audiences throughout the region.

Principal Pops Conductor, Marvin Hamlisch, who also holds the position of Principal Pops Conductor with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and with the National Symphony Orchestra in Washington, DC., directs the ambitious schedule of Buffalo Philharmonic Pops Concerts each summer at Artpark.






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