Mark your calendar and explore Niagara Falls, USA and the surrounding region this weekend! 

June 11 - 15: Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall
Lockport Town Hall, 6560 Dysinger Rd., Lockport
This Traveling Memorial stands as a reminder of the great sacrifices made during the Vietnam War. It was made for the purpose of helping heal and rekindle friendships and to allow people the opportunity to visit loved ones in their home town who otherwise may not be able to make the trip to Washington. 

June 11: Lunch Demo and Wine Pairing ($)
Niagara Falls Culinary Institute, 28 Old Falls St., Niagara Falls / 716-210-2525
12 - 1:30pm. Chef Saeed will demonstrate how to use the state of the art cold smoker! On the menu: Smoked Salmon Carpaccio.

June 11: T-NT Gateway Market
Gateway Harbor Park, Sweeney & Webster St., North Tonawanda
5pm - 8pm. FREE family-friendly event featuring food trucks, artisan market and live acoustic music every Thursday night. Also live crafting demonstrations.

June 11: Peace Garden Painting Parties ($)
Lewiston Peace Garden, 476 Center St., Lewiston / 716-754-0166
6pm. Join Lewiston artist and art educator Thomas Paul Asklar, (LCA) with summer painting workshop parties for adults in the Lewiston Peace Garden. Asklar will lead the group in painting experiences - no prior experience is necessary! You will be supplied with a canvas, easels, paint, brushes, recyclable cups, napkins, plates, & plasticware. Bring your own refreshments!

June 11: Karaoke Thursdays
Legend's Bar & Grill, 240 First St., Niagara Falls / 716-299-0249
9pm. Sing your heart out to over 90,000 song to choose from!

June 12: Artisan Pizza & Wine Pairing ($)
Niagara Falls Culinary Institute, 28 Old Falls St., Niagara Falls / 716-210-2525
12 - 1:30pm. Enjoy a pizza of your own creation, including a fresh salad and 2 samplings of NYS Wine.

June 12: Aquarium of Niagara Celebrates 50 Years
Aquarium of Niagara, 701 Whirlpool St., Niagara Falls / 716-285-3575
1pm. Enjoy a special sea lion show at 2 pm. All weekend, Aquarium visitors will receive a FREE raffle ticket for a chance to win a yearly membership.

June 12: Free Wine Tasting
Niagara Falls Culinary Institute, 28 Old Falls St., Niagara Falls / 716-210-2525
5pm. Enjoy free wine tastings from local wineries along the Niagara Wine Trail, USA. Must be 21+.

June 12: Late Night Live Music
A Gust of Sun Winery, 4515 Baer Rd., Ransomville / 716-731-4878
6pm. Enjoy a bottle of wine with friends or wine slushies and listen to local musician Christina Custode. The Great Foodini Food Truck will be on-site too for food purchases. Bring a lawn chair!

June 12: Summer Culinary Series ($)
Niagara Falls Culinary Institute, 28 Old Falls St., Niagara Falls / 716-210-2525
6pm. Fundamentals of Wine with Kurt Guba! Enjoy an introduction to a systematic approach to wine tasting. Learn how to: analyze a wine visually, aromatically and structurally. Taste a flight of eight major wine styles.

June 12: Free Music Friday
Hard Rock Café, 333 Prospect St. Niagara Falls
8pm. Live music featuring Mick Hayes. All ages. No cover.

June 12: Live Music at Wine on Third
Wine on Third, 501 Third St., Niagara Falls
8pm. Live music featuring Steve Fleck.

June 12: Falls Fireworks
Niagara Falls State Park, Niagara Falls USA
10pm. Enjoy a beautiful fireworks display over the Falls!

June 13 - 14: Civil War Garrison Weekend ($)
Old Fort Niagara, 4 Scott Ave., Youngstown / 716-745-7611
10am. Learn about Fort Niagara's role in the Civil War through living history demonstrations.

June 13: Distinguished Persons
Oakwood Cemetery, 763 Portage Rd., Niagara Falls / 716-284-5131
10am. Oakwood Cemetery is acknowledging persons of note by mounting cast aluminium signs throughout the cemetery. Come take a walk through the 160 year old 22-acre park and hear the stories of those who made Niagara's History.

June 13: Happy Hour
Midnight Run Wine Cellars, 3301 Braley Rd., Ransomville / 716-751-6200
3 - 5pm. Listen to the sounds of Frank, Dean & Elvis with Troy Chiapponne.

June 13: Free Culinary & Baking Demos
Niagara Falls Culinary Institute, 28 Old Falls St., Niagara Falls / 716-210-2525
3 - 4pm. See free demos and enjoy samples in the Culinary Institute's Barnes & Noble bookstore!

June 13: Live Music Saturday
Legend's Bar & Grill, 240 First St., Niagara Falls / 716-299-0249
7pm. Live music every Saturday, from great local musicians!

June 13: Live Music at Wine on Third
Wine on Third, 501 Third St., Niagara Falls
8pm. Live music featuring Nick Spacone.

June 14: Flag Day Adventure Walk
Niagara Falls State Park, Niagara Falls USA / Call to Register: 716-282-5154
10am - 12pm. Join a park naturalist to explore the oldest state park in the United States. Learn and discover interesting facts and stories surrounding Niagara Falls. Call for information and registration.

June 14: Falls Fireworks
Niagara Falls State Park, Niagara Falls USA
10pm. Enjoy a beautiful fireworks display over the Falls!

June 15: Free Culinary & Baking Demos
Niagara Falls Culinary Institute, 28 Old Falls St., Niagara Falls / 716-210-2525
3-4pm. See free demos and enjoy samples in the Culinary Institute's Barnes & Noble bookstore!

June 16: Fitness on Old Falls Street
Old Falls Street - Middle Block, 101 Old Falls St., Niagara Falls / 716-278-2100
5:45pm. Runners begin promptly at 6 p.m. The Run Club is free with no registration necessary. All levels of runners are welcome. Different paths are taken during the Run Club sessions including 2.5-, 4- and 5.5-mile routes around Goat Island and the Niagara Gorge area. Weather permitting.

June 16: Lunch Demo and Wine Pairing ($)
Niagara Falls Culinary Institute, 28 Old Falls St., Niagara Falls / 716-210-2525
12 - 1:30pm. Create your own pancetta, and raid the pantry of house cured meats! Chef Saeed will show you how to assemble an elegant platter of cured meats, New York State cheeses, quick pickles, and artisan mustards.

June 16: Tuesday in the Park at Artpark ($)
Artpark, 450 South Fourth St., Lewiston / 716-754-4375
6:30pm. Enjoy live music featuring Widespread Panic. Call for tickets.

Ongoing Events in Niagara USA

June 14 - July 19: 62nd Annual Fine Arts League of Buffalo Spring Juried Open Exhibition
Kenan Center, 433 Locust St., Lockport / 716-433-2617
M-F, noon-5 pm; Sat & Sun, 2-5 pm. Exhibit featuring work by members of the Fine Arts League of Buffalo, a 61-year-old organization that is dedicated to the appreciation and promotion of realistic art.

May 25 - September 7: Old Falls Street Food Carts & Backyard Board Games
Old Falls Street - Middle Block, 101 Old Falls St., Niagara Falls / 716-278-2100
11am-4pm. Enjoy delicious food options from the vending carts! Relax at the picnic tables, or play the FREE backyard board games! Bring your own lunch and enjoy the view!

May 17 - June 14: Niagara Plein Air Painters Exhibit
Niagara Arts and Cultural Center (NACC), 1201 Pine Avenue, Niagara Falls / 716-282-7530
A network of 20+ professional, experienced, and aspiring artists that find inspiration in the natural wonders, architecture, people, animals, and history of the Niagara Region. Open Mon - Fri., 9am-5pm, Sat - Sun. 12-4pm.

May 17 - June 14: The Buffalo Niagara Art Association Spring Show
Niagara Arts and Cultural Center (NACC), 1201 Pine Avenue, Niagara Falls / 716-282-7530
An artistically diverse network of Western New York artists bonded together to promote community understanding and interest in the visual arts. Open Mon - Fri., 9am-5pm, Sat - Sun. 12-4pm.