Explore Niagara Falls, USA this Memorial Day weekend with live music, fireworks and FREE family fun! Current events run from May 21 - 28, 2015.

May 21: Niagara Falls Culinary Institute Demo/Dinners ($)
Niagara Falls Culinary Institute, 28 Old Falls St., Niagara Falls / 716-210-2525
6pm. Explore the flexibility of the Italian Frittata and the Spanish Tortilla with Chef Scotty!

May 21: 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!

May 22: Live Music at Wine on Third
Wine on Third, 501 Third St., Niagara Falls
8pm. Live music featuring Scott Celani.

May 22: Free Music Friday
Hard Rock Café, 333 Prospect St. Niagara Falls
8pm. Live music featuring Q-Phunk.

May 22: Falls Fireworks
Niagara Falls State Park, Niagara Falls USA
10pm. Enjoy a beautiful fireworks display over the Falls!

May 23 - 24: Soldiers Through the Ages ($)
Old Fort Niagara, 4 Scott Ave., Youngstown / 716-745-7611
10am. This military time line traces the history of Fort Niagara from the 17th through the 20th centuries. Special displays of military vehicles and equipment, weapons and tactical demonstrations and more.

May 23: Gorge Hiking Series / Whirlpool Rapids
Whirlpool State Park, Robert Moses Parkway, 2 Miles North of the Falls, Niagara Falls / 716-282-5154
10am-12pm. Enjoy the breath-taking scenery on the Whirlpool Rapids Trail. Call to register.

May 23: Memorial Day Parade
Niagara Falls Veterans Memorial, Rt. 62 & Hyde Park Blvd., Niagara Falls
11am. Parade starting from the Niagara Falls City Market at Pine and 18th Street and proceeding to the Niagara Falls Veterans Memorial at Hyde Park and Pine Avenue.

May 23: Memorial Day Saturday
Old Falls Street, 101 Old Falls St., Niagara Falls / 716-278-2100
11am-4pm. Shop til' you drop with local merchandise vendors on the Middle Block and more!

May 23: Niagara Falls Culinary Institute Demo/Dinners ($)
Niagara Falls Culinary Institute, 28 Old Falls St., Niagara Falls / 716-210-2525
1pm. Participate in a hands-on cooking class with Chef Vince Filippelli and a 10 minute private psychic message from Reverend Kathleen Boldt.

May 23: Live Music Saturday
Legend's Bar & Grill, 240 First St., Niagara Falls / 716-299-0249
7pm. Live music every Saturday, from great local musicians!

May 23: Lewis' Ghost Hunt
The Winery at Marjim Manor, 7171 East Lake Rd., Appleton / 716-778-7001
7pm. Celebrate Lewis Merritt's birthday and participate in a guided ghost hunt featuring NYX Paranormal.

May 23: Broadway Evolution Recital Presented by Lake Plains Players
Flight of Five Winery, 2 Pine St., Lockport / Call ahead! 716-433-3360
7:30pm. Broadway songs from Show Boat, Oklahoma, Guys and Dolls and more! Limited seating.

May 23: Live Music at Wine on Third
Wine on Third, 501 Third St., Niagara Falls
8pm. Live music featuring Joe Webber.

May 24: Budweiser Clydesdales Full-Hitch Appearance
Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel, 310 Fourth St., Niagara Falls
12-2pm. Famous worldwide for their appearances in parades, television broadcasts and even Presidential inaugurations, they're now set to make a full-hitch appearance in Niagara Falls!

May 24: 3rd Street Block Party
24 Below Gallery & Café, 435 Third St., Niagara Falls
2pm. Enjoy a block party on Third Street! Live local music, local businesses & the perfect opportunity to get together. Music: Zak Ward 2 - 4 pm - Outside (Next to 444 3rd Street) / Erin Sydney Welsh 3 -5 pm - 3rd Street The Third St. Tap Room / SnobKnockers - 5 pm - Wine On Third.

May 24: Falls Fireworks
Niagara Falls State Park, Niagara Falls USA
10pm. Enjoy a beautiful fireworks display over the Falls!

May 25: Falls Fireworks
Niagara Falls State Park, Niagara Falls USA
10pm. Enjoy a beautiful fireworks display over the Falls! 

May 26: Fitness on Old Falls Street
Old Falls Street - Middle Block, 101 Old Falls St., Niagara Falls / 716-278-2100
5:45pm. 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.

May 27: 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!

May 28: 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!

Ongoing Events in Niagara USA

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.

May 3 - June 7: Extraordinary Forms IV: The Ceramics Legacy of Robert Wood
Kenan Center, 433 Locust St., Lockport / 716-433-2617
M-F, noon-5 pm; Sat & Sun, 2-5 pm. Featuring ceramic sculptures of Robert Wood, professor and coordinator of the ceramics program at Buffalo State College, along with alumni. Closed May 23-25, 29 & June 1. Special hours Sat, May 30, 11am-5pm & Sun, May 31, noon-4 pm.