Looking for things to do and places to go this weekend in Niagara Falls and Niagara County? Make plans with the weekly Niagara Now for August 15-17. 
August 15: Friday Wellness Walks
Reservoir State Park, Rt. 265 & 31, Lewiston / Call to Register: 716-285-0516
10am & 2pm. Meet fellow walkers for a naturalist-led wellness hike either morning or afternoon!

August 15: Old Falls Street Kids' Club
Old Falls Street, 101 Old Falls St., Niagara Falls / 716-278-2100
12pm. Bring the kids and enjoy interactive activities for all age levels! No registration required!

August 15: Appa-Teasers Cooking Demo
Niagara Falls Culinary Institute, 28 Old Falls St., Niagara Falls / 716-210-2525
5:30pm. Learn how to make delicious appetizers for your guests!

August 15: Rieslings of Niagara ($)
Chateau Niagara Winery, 2466 West Creek Rd., Newfane / 716-957-2338
6:30pm. Try various Rieslings from the Niagara Wine Trail!

August 15: Free Form Drum Circle
24 Below Gallery & Cafe, 24 Buffalo Ave., Niagara Falls / 716-304-1990
7pm. Bring a drum, shaker, chime, any instrument or none at all.

August 15: TGI-Fridays on Old Falls Street
Old Falls Street, 101 Old Falls St., Niagara Falls / 716-278-2100
7pm. Enjoy live music by Jamie Holka & Bruce Wojick.

August 15: Fun Friday Nights at the Falls
Niagara Falls State Park, Niagara Falls USA / 716-285-0516
7:30pm. Enjoy a walk around the Park and enjoy stories of yesteryears! Call to register!

August 15: Free Music Friday
Hard Rock Café, 333 Prospect St., Niagara Falls / 716-282-0007
9:30pm. Enjoy live music featuring Tommy Z.

August 15: Fireworks at the Falls
Niagara Falls State Park, Niagara Falls USA
10pm. Enjoy a spectacular fireworks display over the Falls!

August 16: Sweet Chalk Festival
Sweet Ride Rentals, 51 Canal St., Lockport
9am. View classic and 3D art by professional artists, students and "little chalkers!"

August 16: Lockport Community Market
Historic Canal St., Lockport
9am. Family-friendly, open-air market featuring live entertainment, activities and demonstrations, and a multitude of vendors each week offering fresh produce, meat, baked goods & more!

August 16: Picture This!
Whirlpool State Park, Niagara Falls / 716-285-0516
10am. A four-part series at a new location each week! Bring your camera! Call to register.

August 16: Fitness in the Park
Artpark, 450 S. 4th St., Lewiston / 716-754-4375
10am. Enjoy a 60-minute outdoor Zumba class. Weather permitting.

August 16: Old Falls Street Cruise-In
Old Falls Street, 101 Old Falls St., Niagara Falls / 716-278-2100
11am. Live music, classic cars, food and drink vendors and more!

August 16: ArtsParked
Artpark, 450 S. 4th St., Lewiston / 716-754-4375
11am. A celebration of music, food, dance and visual arts!

August 16: 2nd Annual Project 308 Art Festival
Project 308 Gallery, 308 Oliver St., North Tonawanda / 716-523-0068
11am. More than 50 artists, dance groups, food trucks and more!

August 16: Old Falls Street Kids' Club
Old Falls Street, 101 Old Falls St., Niagara Falls / 716-278-2100
12pm. Bring the kids and enjoy interactive activities for all age levels! No registration required!

August 16: Sweet Art Alive
Sweet Ride Rentals, 51 Canal St., Lockport
12pm. See famous works of art come alive at Sweet Ride Rentals. Become art yourself!

August 16: Guided Museum Tour ($)
Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum, 180 Thompson St., North Tonawanda
1pm. Get the inside scoop on the museum's collection! Included with paid admission!

August 16: Youngstown Guided Walking Tour
Falkner Park, Main St., Youngstown / 716-745-1271
7pm. Learn how Youngstown's history! Meet at the Kiosk in the Park!

August 16: Live Music at Wine on Third
Wine on Third, 501 Third St., Niagara Falls / 716-285-9463
8pm. Featuring live music by Nick Spacone.

August 16: Free Family Movies & Cartoons
Olcott Beach Carousel Park, 5979 Main St., Olcott
8:30pm. Enjoy movies and cartoons with the family outdoors! Weather permitting.

August 17: The Taste of Lockport
Ida Fritz Park, Lockport
12pm. Sample over 25 restaurants and wineries, enjoy live music and more!

August 17: Music in the Woods
Artpark, 450 S. 4th St., Lewiston / 716-754-4375
4pm. Enjoy live music in the Historic Artpark Woods! Enter Artpark at the South 4th Street Entrance, park in Lot D, enter the woods at the trail just after the toll booth.

August 17: Fireworks at the Falls
Niagara Falls State Park, Niagara Falls USA
10pm. Enjoy a spectacular fireworks display over the Falls.

August 17: The Taste of Lockport
Ida Fritz Park, Lockport
12pm. Sample over 25 restaurants and wineries, enjoy live music and more!

August 17: Music in the Woods
Artpark, 450 S. 4th St., Lewiston / 716-754-4375
4pm. Enjoy live music in the Historic Artpark Woods! Enter Artpark at the South 4th Street Entrance, park in Lot D, enter the woods at the trail just after the toll booth.

August 17: Fireworks at the Falls
Niagara Falls State Park, Niagara Falls USA
10pm. Enjoy a spectacular fireworks display over the Falls.

Ongoing Events in Niagara USA:

July 27 - August 29: Biennial Niagara Frontier Art Exhibit
Kenan Center, 433 Locust St., Lockport / 716-433-2617
M-F, 12pm-5pm & Sun., 2pm-5pm. Juried exhibit featuring diverse works by regional artists.

July 11 - August 31: Outdoor Entertainment with Fire Magick & Cyr Wheel Man
Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel, 310 Fourth St., Niagara Falls
Fri. & Sat., 6pm-midnight / Sun., 1pm-5pm. Experience a high-energy vibe on weekends this summer. Watch unique and renowned street performers from Las Vegas perform outdoors along the pedestrian bridge over Seneca Square and near the 4th St. entrance-way to the casino resort.

July 5 - September 14: Sincerely Yours: Treasures of the Queen City ($)
Albright-Knox Art Gallery, 1285 Elmwood Ave., Buffalo
10am. A national tour of more than seventy masterworks from the Collection featuring renowned artworks-including paintings by Paul Gauguin, Vincent van Gogh, Salvador Dalí and more!

June 22 - August 24: Beyond the Barrel Art Exhibit
Niagara Arts & Cultural Center, 1201 Pine Ave., Niagara Falls / 716-282-7530
Collection of works by Western NY Artists in various mediums & genres. Open Mon.-Fri., 9am-5pm, Sat. & Sun., 12pm-4pm.

May 31 - September 6: Rock the Locks
All over downtown Lockport, businesses and organizations are personalizing rocking chairs and placing them outdoors. Find them all and rock the locks!