LOOKING FOR THINGS TO DO AND PLACES TO GO IN NIAGARA FALLS? BROWSE THE WEEKLY NIAGARA NOW AND MAKE PLANS TO EXPLORE NIAGARA USA!


October 20 - 26: Local Restaurant Week
Western New York & Niagara USA
Celebrate local independently owned restaurants in Western New York and Niagara USA! Be adventurous and try new restaurants this week and enjoy dining features starting at $20.14. 

October 21: Amanda Hart Art Opening
Wine on Third, 501-3rd Street, Niagara Falls / 716-285-9463
7pm. Enjoy a glass of wine and the art opening of Amanda Hart.

October 21: Paint Nite ($)
Hard Rock Café, 333 Prospect St. Niagara Falls / www.paintnite.com
7pm. Drink, paint and connect! A professional artist will guide you, step-by-step, from a blank canvas to a final unique masterpiece in about two hours. Visit the website to reserve your spot!

October 22: Live Music at Wine on Third
Wine on Third, 501-3rd Street, Niagara Falls / 716-285-9463
7:30pm. Featuring live music by Michael Krisch.

October 22 - 24: A Tour by Lantern Lite ($)
Lockport Cave & Underground Boat Ride, 5 Gooding St., Lockport / 716-438-0174
6:45pm. An 85-minute tour offered at 6:45pm or 7:45pm. Limited space available! Call to register!

October 23: Fall Culinary Series - Sharpening Your Knife Skills ($)
Niagara Falls Culinary Institute, 28 Old Falls St., Niagara Falls / 716-210-2525
5:30pm. Learn to safely julienne, chop, slice, dice and mince. Participants will apply their new skills while preparing a meal. Call to register!

October 23: Comedy Series at Bear's Den ($)
Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino, 310 Fourth St., Niagara Falls / 716-299-1100
8pm. See Nick Di Paolo perform live in the intimate 440-seat Bear's Den Showroom.

October 24 - 25: Newfane Historical Society's Candlelight Tours ($)
Town of Newfane Historical & Van Horn Mansion, 2165 Lockport-Olcott Rd., Burt
7pm. By candlelight, go through the spooky hall and grounds of this infamous haunted house!

October 24: Free Music Friday
Hard Rock Café, 333 Prospect St. Niagara Falls
7:30pm. Featuring live music by Theresa A. Quinn and Renee Landrigan.

October 24: Fireworks at the Falls
Niagara Falls State Park, Niagara Falls USA
10pm. Enjoy a spectacular fireworks display over the Falls!

October 24 - 26: Haunted Hayride ($)
Becker Farms & Vizcarra Vineyards, 3724 Quaker Rd., Gasport
7pm. If you dare, solve the puzzle to find your way out of the Castle Labyrinth with its twists and turns and then begin a terrifying haunted hayride.

October 24 - 26: Niagara Celtic Heritage Society's Celtic Halloween ($)
Canal St., Lockport
Fri.-Sat., 4pm-10pm / Sun., 4pm-9pm. Enjoy a truly unique Halloween experience, blending American and Celtic traditions. Fun for the entire family!

October 25: Halloween Spooktacular
New York Power Authority - Niagara Power Vista, 5777 Lewiston Rd., Lewiston
10am. Spooky games, a haunted house experience, crafts, historic preservation interpretive programs, movies, and a children's costume contest. Admission and parking are FREE for a scary good time.

October 25: Halloween Happenings ($)
Aquarium of Niagara, 701 Whirlpool St., Niagara Falls
4pm. Enjoy a haunting good time at the Aquarium! Kids who dress as their favorite sea creature receive FREE admission!

October 25: Fall Culinary Series - Pick Your Poison ($)
Niagara Falls Culinary Institute, 28 Old Falls St., Niagara Falls / 716-210-2525
6pm. Celebrate Halloween with festive spirits including blood-orange cocktails, bleeding heart martinis and sparkling cider served with seasonal appetizers! Must be 21 years or older to participate.

October 25: Marble Orchard Ghost Walks ($)
Lewiston Peace Garden, 476 Center Street, Lewiston / 716-754-0166
7pm. Enjoy ghost stories, myths and tales of tragedy, crime, mayhem and murder, the grim and ghastly deeds of Lewiston's best...and worst. Bring a flashlight! Rain or shine!

October 25: The Haunted Fortress ($)
Old Fort Niagara, 4 Scott Ave., Youngstown / Reservations Required: 716-745-7611
7pm. See the dark side of the Fort's history as it emerges in menacing ways, as you wind your way through centuries old buildings and walk the grounds where so much death and destruction occurred.

October 25: Live Music at Wine on Third
Wine on Third, 501-3rd Street, Niagara Falls / 716-285-9463
7:30pm. Featuring live music by Dave Mombrea.

October 25: David Spade ($)
Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino, 310 Fourth St., Niagara Falls / 716-299-1100
8pm. Seize this opportunity to see the snarky Spade with a new tour and all new material!

October 25 - 26: Pumpkin Fiesta ($)
Becker Farms & Vizcarra Vineyards, 3724 Quaker Rd., Gasport
Live music, wine and beer tasting, u-pick apples and more! All events are weather permitting.

October 26: Falls Fitness Sundays
Niagara Falls State Park, Niagara Falls USA / Call to Register: 716-282-5154
1pm. Get out, be active, and enjoy the benefits of hiking and take in the beautiful scenery of autumn.

October 26: 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:

October 1 - 31: River Region Scarecrow Expo
Artistic interpretations of scarecrows welcome visitors along the main street of Lewiston, Youngstown, Ransomville and Sanborn.

October 1 - 31: Haunted History Boat Tours ($)
Niagara Jet Adventures, 555 Waterstreet, Youngstown / 855-652-8687
Feel the thrills and spooky chills as you go through the famous Class V white water rapids of Devil's Hole! Learn about the ghosts that wander the shorelines and more on the 1-hour tour.

October 19 - November 16: 12th International Niagara Falls Watercolor Society Transparent Watercolor Exhibition
Kenan Center, 433 Locust St., Lockport / 716-433-2617
M-F, noon-5 / Sat.-Sun., 2-5pm. Juried exhibit featuring transparent watercolor paintings by members of the Niagara Frontier Watercolor Society. Closed Nov. 11.

September 12 - November 15: Auto Art Exhibit
Niagara Arts & Cultural Center, 1201 Pine Ave., Niagara Falls / 716-282-7530
Mon.-Fri., 9am-5pm / Sat. & Sun., 12pm-4pm. View unique and amazing sculptures made from recycled car parts, enjoy masterful oil paintings, watercolor and more!