Music, Arts & Entertainment 

Sept. 10 - 13: Niagara Falls Blues Festival
Old Falls Street, 101 Old Falls St., Niagara Falls
A weekend of live music, food vendors and more. Visit niagarafallsbluesfest.org for a full schedule. 

Sept. 11: Live Music at Wine on Third
Wine on Third, 501 Third St., Niagara Falls
8pm. Free live music featuring Steve Balesteri.

Sept. 11 - 13: Niagara County Peach Festival
Academy Park, Lewiston
Carnival rides, vendors, peach shortcake, peach pop and a parade. Full schedule at lewistonpeachfestival.org.

Sept. 11: Free Music Friday
Hard Rock Café, 333 Prospect St., Niagara Falls
9pm. Free live music featuring Thomas Claxton.

Sept. 11: Falls Fireworks
Niagara Falls State Park, Niagara Falls, USA
10pm. Fireworks display over Niagara Falls!

Sept. 12: Chocolate & Wine Festival
Gateway Harbor Park, Sweeney & Webster St., North Tonawanda
12pm. Shopping, sampling, contests, farmer's market, wine tasting and more!

Sept. 12: Live Music at Wine on Third
Wine on Third, 501 Third St., Niagara Falls
8pm. Free live music featuring Jamie Holka.

Sept. 12: Live Music Saturday
Legend's Bar & Grill, 240 First St., Niagara Falls / 716-299-0249
7pm. Free live music featuring local musicians!

Sept. 13 - Oct. 11: Vietnam Veterans - Our Photo Album
Kenan Center, 433 Locust St., Lockport / 716-433-2617
M-F, 12-5pm, Sat. & Sun., 2-5pm. 25th anniversary of exhibit of more than 300 photos taken by Niagara County Veterans serving in Vietnam. Closed Sept 19, 25 & Oct 10.

Shopping

Sept. 12: North Tonawanda City Market
Corner of Payne Ave. & Robinson St., North Tonawanda
7am - 1pm. Over 100 vendors including fresh produce, flowers, pastries, cheese and more!

Sept. 12: Lockport Community Market
Canal St., Lockport 14094
9am - 2pm. Open-air market featuring live entertainment, activities, vendors, gifts and more! Yoga classes offered at 7am (bring own mat, blanket, towel and water).

Culinary 

Niagara Falls Culinary Institute Dinner/Demo ($)
Niagara Falls Culinary Institute, 28 Old Falls St., Niagara Falls / 716-210-2525
6pm. Explore the possibilities of hot water and pressure canning as well as techniques for natural fermentation.

Tours 

Sept. 9, 11, 12: NFHPS Legacy Tour, Powerful People, Powerful Places ($)
Niagara USA Official Visitor Center, 10 Rainbow Blvd., Niagara Falls / 716-807-6754
Wed., 6pm, Fri., 4pm & Sat., 10am. Walk along Buffalo Ave. and explore the past for a 90-minute tour. View the homes and meeting places for some of America's greatest and see how they changed the shape of history.

Sept. 12: The Underground Railroad
Falkner Park, Main St., Youngstown / 716-745-1271
6pm. Tour concentrates on the history of the Underground Railroad and the role of Youngstown and it's residents.

Sept. 12: Marble Orchard Ghost Walks ($)
Lewiston Peace Garden, 476 Center St., Lewiston / 716-754-0166
7pm. Hear ghost stories, myths and tales of tragedy, crime and mayhem of Lewiston's best - and worst. Bring a flashlight!

Sept. 13: Riverway Restoration Tour ($)
Tatler House, 6-4th St., Niagara Falls / 716-852-3300
1pm. The tour provides a look at key elements of the Riverway and recent improvements.

August - Sept.: Behind the Scenes Tour / Meet a Seal ($)
Aquarium of Niagara, 701 Whirlpool St., Niagara Falls / 716-285-3575
Enjoy one or both of these can't miss opportunities to explore behind the scene at the Aquarium or get up close and personal with a playful seal! Call to make a reservation! 

Outdoors

Sept. 12: Take A Hike - Mystery of the Gorge
Devil's Hole State Park, 4 miles North of Falls / 716-282-5154
5pm. Take a journey into the mysteries that make up the Niagara Gorge.

Sept. 12 - 13: Annual Pumpkin Fiesta ($)
Becker Farms & Vizcarra Vineyards, 3724 Quaker Rd., Gasport / 716-772-2211
12pm. Live music from 1-4pm, food available for purchase, Becker Bazaar and more!

Sept. 12 - 13: Johnny Appleseed Festival ($)
Becker Farms & Vizcarra Vineyards, 3724 Quaker Rd., Gasport / 716-772-2211
10am. U-pick apples, hayrides, pony rides, music by The Good Ole Boys & a chicken BBQ.