Save the dates and explore Niagara Falls, USA and the surrounding region this weekend! Enjoy festivals, live music and free fun for the entire family! 

June 26: 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 26: 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 26: Happy Hour
Midnight Run Wine Cellars, 3301 Braley Rd., Ransomville / 716-751-6200
6pm. Enjoy specials on wine, hard cider and wine slushies. Kitchen open for food orders. No cover.

June 26: Free Music Friday
Hard Rock Café, 333 Prospect St. Niagara Falls
8pm. Live music featuring CDR Trio. All ages. No cover.

June 26: Live Music at Wine on Third
Wine on Third, 501 Third St., Niagara Falls
8pm. Live music featuring Scott Celani.

June 26: Falls Fireworks
Niagara Falls State Park, Niagara Falls USA
10pm. Enjoy a beautiful fireworks display over the Falls!

June 27: 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.

June 27 - 28: 40th Annual Lockport Outdoor Arts & Crafts Festival
Main St., off Rt. 78 (S. Transit Rd.), Lockport
11am - 5pm. Over 200 craft and food vendors from all over the states. Fun for the whole family! Free parking, free admission!

June 27 - 28: FREE Fishing Weekend in NYS
Whether you're trying fishing for the first time or picking up an old hobby again - fish the fresh or marine waters of New York State and no license is required!

June 27: Free Saturdays on Old Falls Street
Old Falls Street - Middle Block, 101 Old Falls St., Niagara Falls / 716-278-2100
11am - 4pm. Enjoy food demonstrations, children's activities, merchandise vendors, live performances and more! Today's schedule: Wellness kiosk by University Pediatric Dentistry, Buffalo Museum of Science Activities (12 noon - 2 p.m.), Explore and More Children's Museum Activities (1 p.m. - 4 p.m.).

June 27: 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 27: 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 27: 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 27: Live Music at Wine on Third
Wine on Third, 501 Third St., Niagara Falls
8pm. Live music featuring Heenan Brothers.

June 27: Free Flicks on Old Falls Street: Annie (2014)
Old Falls Street - Middle Block, 101 Old Falls St., Niagara Falls / 716-278-2100
9pm. Enjoy an open-air theater featuring free classic and contemporary movies under the stars. Food and beverage vending will be offered. Sponsored by BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York. Weather permitting.

June 28: Free Music in the Woods
Artpark, 450 South Fourth St., Lewiston / 716-754-4375
4pm. Concert series presented in the Historic Artpark Woods featuring The Allstars. Enter Artpark at the South 4th Street Entrance, park in Lot D, enter the woods at the trail just after the toll booth.

June 28: Evening Discovery Hike
Fort Niagara State Park, 1 Scott Ave., Youngstown / Call to Register: 716-285-0516
6:30pm. Join a state park naturalist to check out the beach and enjoy skipping stones. After, go through the woods to seek out birds and wildflowers and enjoy an evening hike in this historic park. Call for information and registration.

June 28: Falls Fireworks
Niagara Falls State Park, Niagara Falls USA
10pm. Enjoy a beautiful fireworks display over the Falls!

June 29: 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 29: Music Uncorked
Flight of Five Winery, 2 Pine St., Lockport / 716-433-3360
7pm. As part of Lockport's 150th Birthday Celebration- Flight of Five Winery will be introducing a Commemorative New Wine "Lockport 150" and celebrating with live music from "Mr. Max"! Wine & beer specials and small plates to enjoy!

June 29: Shakespeare in Hennepin Park
Hennepin Park Gazebo, 4th & Center St., Lewiston
7pm. "Et Tu, Shakespeare?" is an original family show created by Shakespeare In Delaware Park where 4 actors take the audience on a journey through Shakespeare's time, theater, and plays by performing excerpts from a wide range of the Bards works.

June 30: 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 a state of the art cold smoker. Then combine salmon and other local ingredients into a savory Carpaccio, complete with lemon cream cheese, pickled red onion, fried capers and grilled romaine hearts.

June 30: 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 30: Summer Culinary Series ($)
Niagara Falls Culinary Institute, 28 Old Falls St., Niagara Falls / 716-210-2525
6 - 8:30pm. Chateaubriand with Chef Scotty! A very thick steak cut from the best part of the filet. The dish is traditionally served with béarnaise sauce, a bouquetiere of vegetables and chateau potatoes.

June 30: Tuesday in the Park at Artpark ($)
Artpark, 450 South Fourth St., Lewiston / 716-754-4375
6:30pm. Enjoy live music featuring Steve Miller Band with special guest Miller and the Other Sinners. Call for tickets.

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!