Enjoy live music, festivals, cooking classes and so much more! Save the dates and start exploring Niagara Falls, USA and the surrounding region.

June 18: 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. Then Chef Saeed will show you how to assemble an elegant platter of cured meats, New York State cheeses, quick pickles, and artisan mustards. 

June 18: 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 18: 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 18: 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 19 - 21: Niagara Falls Music & Art Festival
Old Falls Street - Middle Block, 101 Old Falls St., Niagara Falls / 716-278-2100
Fri. 4-11pm, Sat. 11am-11pm, Sun. 11am-8pm. Enjoy over 100 art vendors along with food vendors, wine tastings, chalk walk, non-profit booths, street entertainers, and the best selection of regional musicians.

June 19: 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 19: 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 19: Free Music Friday
Hard Rock Café, 333 Prospect St. Niagara Falls
8pm. Live music featuring Custode & Parisi. All ages. No cover.

June 19: Live Music at Wine on Third
Wine on Third, 501 Third St., Niagara Falls
8pm. Live music featuring Chris Borgatti.

June 19: Falls Fireworks
Niagara Falls State Park, Niagara Falls USA
10pm. Enjoy a beautiful fireworks display over the Falls!

June 20 - 21: Lewiston Garden Fest
Along Center St., Lewiston
10am - 5pm. Explore vendor booths from area nurseries, landscapers, garden suppliers and more! Listen to noted speakers and learn about everything gardens!

June 20 - 21: Crossborder Blues Brews & Que ($)
Woodcock Brothers Brewery, 638 Lake St., Wilson
11:30am. Spend a fun-filled weekend listening to great blues, sample from among a huge flight of craft beers and taste some of the best BBQ to be found anywhere!

June 20: 15th Annual International Festival
Gill Creek Park, Niagara St. & Hyde Park Blvd., Niagara Falls
12 - 9pm. Enjoy live music, picnic in the park ($10), petting zoo, pony rides and much more!

June 20: Summer Culinary Series ($)
Niagara Falls Culinary Institute, 28 Old Falls St., Niagara Falls / 716-210-2525
12 - 3pm. Sourdough Bread with Chef Scotty! Learn to make sourdough bread using nature's ingredients and simple bread-making techniques.

June 20: Lockport Power Story ($)
Lockport Cave & Underground Boat Ride, 5 Gooding St., Lockport
2 - 4pm. Learn about the "city of smokeless power." A historic view of the power story and the Hydraulic Race Company.

June 20: 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 20: David Gray & Amos Lee ($)
Artpark, 450 South Fourth St., Lewiston / 716-754-4375
7pm. Enjoy the sounds of David Gray and Amos Lee at the Artpark Mainstage Theater. Ticket prices from $35-$59.50.

June 20: 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 20: Underground Railroad Experience
Reservoir State Park, Rt. 265 & 31, Lewiston / Call to Register: 716-285-0516
7:30 - 9:30pm. A presentation and display will cover the history of the Underground Railroad. A candle lantern URR Trek will explain some of the challenges encountered by a slave escaping to freedom in Canada. (Best for ages 8 and up.) Call for information and registration.

June 20: Live Music at Wine on Third
Wine on Third, 501 Third St., Niagara Falls
8pm. Live music featuring Christina Custode.

June 21: Krafts with Kelly ($)
Winery at Marjim Manor, 7171 E. Lake Rd., Appleton / 716-778-7001
2 - 3:30pm. Enjoy a new craft each month: glass etching, glass painting, cork wreaths, arm knitting, holiday decorations.

June 21: Falls Fireworks
Niagara Falls State Park, Niagara Falls USA
10pm. Enjoy a beautiful fireworks display over the Falls!

June 22: 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 23: Lunch Demo and Wine Pairing ($)
Niagara Falls Culinary Institute, 28 Old Falls St., Niagara Falls / 716-210-2525
12 - 1:30pm. Chef Saeed will show you the fine points of pasta creation to create Artichoke and Spinach Ravioli.

June 23: Fitness on Old Falls Street (Weather Permitting)
Old Falls Street - Middle Block, 101 Old Falls St., Niagara Falls / 716-278-2100
5:45pm. Runners begin at 6 p.m. 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 & the Niagara Gorge area.

June 23: Tuesday in the Park at Artpark ($)
Artpark, 450 South Fourth St., Lewiston / 716-754-4375
6:30pm. Enjoy live music featuring Peter Frampton and Cheap Trick. Call for tickets.

June 24: 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 24: Wurlitzer Wednesday
Wurlitzer Park, 908 Niagara Falls Blvd., North Tonawanda
4 - 9pm. Each week enjoy over 10 food trucks along with live music and a beer tent!

June 24: Youngstown Historic Main Street Walk
Falkner Park, Youngstown / 716-745-1271
6pm. Join Mrs. Ada Steele, whose husband built the famous El Dorado Hotel, as she tells the story of Youngstown's past. Donations accepted.

June 24: Ladies Night at The Giacomo Lounge
The Giacomo, 222 First Street, Niagara Falls / 716-299-0200
6pm. Bring your girlfriends and enjoy yourself in a beautiful, relaxing ambiance. Drink specials!

June 24: Hydro Drum Circle
Heritage Park, 332 Prospect St., Niagara Falls
6:30pm - Dusk. Bring a drum, share ours or sit back and relax and listen to the rapids and drums!

June 24: Concerts in the Park 2015
Gill Creek Park, Niagara St. and Hyde Park Blvd., Niagara Falls
7 - 9pm. Bring a chair and enjoy live music by 2nd Time Around.

Ongoing Events in Niagara USA

June 19 - August 24: Beyond the Barrel Art Exhibition
Niagara Arts & Cultural Center, 1201 Pine Ave., Niagara Falls / 716-282-7530
Weekdays: 9am-5pm / Weekends: 12-4pm. Explore the Main Gallery, Garden Gallery and Niagara Gallery featuring over 100 works by over 40 regional artists and more!

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!