Niagara Falls, USA and the surrounding region is bustling with activities and events this 4th of July weekend! Be sure not to miss the numerous fireworks displays happening, too!

July 2: T-NT Gateway Market
Gateway Harbor Park, Sweeney & Webster St., North Tonawanda
5pm - 8pm. Family-friendly event featuring food trucks, artisan market and live acoustic music every Thursday night. Also live crafting demonstrations. 

July 2: Peace Garden Painting Parties ($)
Lewiston Peace Garden, 476 Center St., Lewiston / 716-754-0166
6pm. Join Thomas Paul Asklar, (LCA) with summer painting workshop parties for adults in the Lewiston Peace Garden. No prior experience is necessary! You will be supplied with a canvas, easels, paint, brushes, cups, napkins, plates, & plasticware. Bring refreshments!

July 2: Free Flicks on Old Falls Street featuring Happy Feet (Weather Permitting)
Old Falls Street - Middle Block, 101 Old Falls St., Niagara Falls / 716-278-2100
9pm. Open-air theater featuring free movies under the stars. Food and beverage vending offered. Sponsored by BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York. D+B Karaoke and DJ starting at 7:30pm.

July 2: 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!

July 2: 4th of July Fireworks - Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino
Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino, 310 Fourth St., Niagara Falls
9:40pm. Enjoy a 20-minute display, all fireworks synced to music.

July 3: Downtown Lockport Walking Tour ($)
Flight of Five Winery, 2 Pine St., Niagara Falls / 716-433-3360
2pm. Explore the development of Lockport from the early 1800's to modern times. Space is limited! Reservations recommended.

July 3: 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+.

July 3: TGI Fridays on Old Falls Street
Old Falls Street - Conference Center Block, 101 Old Falls St., Niagara Falls / 716-278-2100
7pm. Live music by Murphy's Law, food and beverage vendors available and marketplace vendors! Plenty of room to dance!

July 3: Goat Island Adventure Walk
Niagara Falls State Park, Niagara Falls USA / Call to Register: 716-282-5154
7:30pm. Relax and unwind during a walk around the park! End your walk with fireworks at 10pm. Weather permitting.

July 3: Free Music Friday
Hard Rock Café, 333 Prospect St. Niagara Falls
8pm. Live music featuring Jamie Holka. All ages. No cover.

July 3: Live Music at Wine on Third
Wine on Third, 501 Third St., Niagara Falls
8pm. Live music featuring Steve Balesteri.

July 3: Falls Fireworks
Niagara Falls State Park, Niagara Falls USA
10pm. Enjoy a beautiful fireworks display over the Falls!

July 3: 4th of Fireworks - Over Lake Ontario
Newfane / Olcott
10pm. View at Krull Park or Lake Ontario Shoreline

July 3 - 5: French & Indian War Encampment ($)
Old Fort Niagara, 4 Scott Ave., Youngstown / 716-745-7611
10am. Old Fort Niagara will recreate the dramatic events of the summer of 1759 during the historic site's annual French and Indian War Encampment. The three-day event will feature two battle re-enactments each day, 18th century artisans, music, living history programs and many other activities.

July 4: Lockport Community Market
Canal St., Lockport
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).

July 4: Fitness in the Park (Weather Permitting)
Artpark, 450 South Fourth St., Lewiston / 716-754-4375
10am. Enjoy a FREE Zumba class in the Park! No registration is required. Classes are held outside of the Information Center in the Lower Park. Enter the park at 4th street and park in Lot D.

July 4: Free Saturdays on Old Falls Street
Old Falls Street - Middle Block, 101 Old Falls St., Niagara Falls / 716-278-2100
11am - 4pm. Food demonstrations, children's activities, merchandise vendors, live performances and more! Today's schedule: Explore & More Children's Museum Activities (1pm-4pm) and more!

June 4: 4th of July Celebration
Old Falls Street - Middle Block, 101 Old Falls St., Niagara Falls / 716-278-2100
12 - 10pm. Enjoy events all day for the entire family. Featuring live music by the Kokomo Time Band, White Chocolate, and Whiskey Reverb on Middle Block.

July 4: 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.

July 4: 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!

July 4: Live Music at Wine on Third
Wine on Third, 501 Third St., Niagara Falls
8pm. Live music featuring Keith Shuskie.

July 4: 4th of July - Falls Fireworks
Niagara Falls State Park, Niagara Falls USA
10pm. Enjoy a beautiful fireworks display over the Falls!

July 4: 4th of July - Fireworks
Royalton Ravine Park, Gasport Rd., Gasport
10pm. Enjoy 4th of July fireworks!

July 4: 4th of July - Fireworks
Outwater Memorial Park, Lockport
Dusk. Enjoy 4th of July fireworks!

July 4: 4th of July - Fireworks
Tonawanda Island, Tonawanda/North Tonawanda
Dusk. Enjoy 4th of July fireworks!

July 4: 4th of July - Fireworks
Hyde Park, Hyde Park & Pine Ave., Niagara Falls
Dusk. Enjoy 4th of July fireworks!

July 4: 4th of July - Fireworks
Oppenheim Park, 2697 Niagara Falls Blvd., Niagara Falls
Dusk. Enjoy 4th of July fireworks!

July 5: Taste of Lockport
Ida Fritz Park, Rt. 78 & Main St., Lockport
11am - 7pm. Sample from the area's best restaurants and wineries, as well as its best local growers. Shop vendors and enjoy entertainment in the Park!

July 5: Shakespeare on Old Falls Street
Old Falls Street - Middle Block, 101 Old Falls St., Niagara Falls / 716-278-2100
3 - 5pm. Actors from Shakespeare in Delaware Park perform "E tu, Shakespeare?" a series of vignettes, which exposes the audience to various Shakespearean plays. Live music by Billy Horn is performed prior to the play on Old Falls Street's Middle Block. Food and beverages will be available for purchase.

July 5: Free Music in the Woods
Artpark, 450 South Fourth St., Lewiston / 716-754-4375
4pm. Concert series presented in the Historic Artpark Woods featuring Ron Corsaro & Upstate Express. Enter Artpark at the South 4th Street Entrance, park in Lot D, enter the woods at the trail just after the toll booth.

July 5: Falls Fireworks
Niagara Falls State Park, Niagara Falls USA
10pm. Enjoy a beautiful fireworks display over the Falls!

July 6: 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!

July 6: Blue Monday
Hennepin Park Gazebo, 4th & Center St., Lewiston
7pm. Experience Blues at its finest in the intimate, outdoor concert setting of the famous Hennepin Park Gazebo in Lewiston. Pack a cooler, grab the kids, and enjoy a unique, laid back evening of blues music in the beautiful Village of Lewiston, and don't forget your dancin' shoes!

July 7: 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.

July 7: Tuesday in the Park at Artpark ($)
Artpark, 450 South Fourth St., Lewiston / 716-754-4375
6:30pm. Enjoy live music featuring Melissa Etheridge & Blondie. Call for tickets.

July 7: Summer Culinary Series ($)
Niagara Falls Culinary Institute, 28 Old Falls St., Niagara Falls / 716-210-2525
6 - 8:30pm. Grilling 101 with Chef Scotty! Learn the modern secrets for a perfectly grilled meal including steak, planked potatoes and a vegetable.

Ongoing Events in Niagara USA

June 19 - August 24: Beyond the Barrel Art Exhibition
Niagara Arts & Cultural Center, 1201 Pine Ave., Niagara Falls / 716-282-7530Weekdays: 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!