With the 4th of July right around the corner, there are plenty of activities and spectacular fireworks displays happening in Niagara Falls, USA and beyond! Feel the Independence Day spirit at these not-to-miss events happening July 1 through July 5:

Wednesday, July 1, 2015:

Celebrate Canada Day in Niagara Falls, USA with a beautiful fireworks display over the Falls at 10 p.m. Fireworks are best viewed at Prospect Point at the Niagara Falls State Park. On Twitter or Instagram? Use #FallsFireworks and share your photos! 

Thursday, July 2, 2015:

Bring a blanket or chair and get ready for one of the biggest fireworks displays in Niagara Falls, USA! The Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino offers 20-minutes of non-stop entertainment beginning at 9:40 p.m. The entire show is synced to music and will keep you dancing all night long! Rain date: Friday, July 3, 2015.

Friday, July 3, 2015:
French Soldiers on Guard at Old Fort Niagara

The French and Indian War Encampment at Old Fort Niagara is one of the largest living history re-enactments of that period in the world. The event kicks off on Friday, July 3 through Sunday, July 5 and involves hundreds of re-enactors and volunteers who offer an authentic and dynamic experience of actual events that occurred at Old Fort Niagara in 1759. The event features a large-scale battle re-enactment at 2:00 p.m. each day, expansive living history camps, lacrosse and cricket games, period music, hands-on activities for children and dozens of 18th century artisans and merchants. So how does this tie in with Independence Day? Some of the outcomes of the French and Indian War were what fueled the colonists to fight for our freedom two decades later. What you need to know before you go: Activities begin at 10 a.m. and daily admission is $13 per person. Wear sneakers and don't forget your camera. Bring a picnic lunch and dine outdoors at Fort Niagara State Park, then relax and enjoy a picturesque sunset over Lake Ontario.

Nestled cozily on the shores of Lake Ontario, visit Newfane and Olcott Beach. Experience the history, shop at the quaint village shops and dine at one of the delicious eateries. Don't miss the fireworks, best viewed from the Lake Ontario Shoreline, Krull Park and Olcott beginning at 10 p.m.

Don't miss the fireworks display over the Falls at 10 p.m. Fireworks are best viewed at Prospect Point at the Niagara Falls State Park. Use #FallsFireworks and share your photos! 

Saturday, July 4, 2015:

The fun continues on the 4th of July with FREE family activities along Old Falls Street. Beginning at noon until 10 p.m. enjoy children's activities, merchandise vendors, live music by the Kokomo Band, White Chocolate and Whiskey Reverb, backyard board games and more!

Here are the various fireworks displays happening on the 4th of July:

Time                     Location   
Dusk            Outwater Memorial Park, Outwater Dr., Lockport                            
DuskHyde Park, Hyde Park & Pine Ave., Niagara Falls 
DuskOff Tonawanda Island, North Tonawanda
DuskOppenheim Park, 2697 Niagara Falls Blvd., Niagara Falls 
10 p.m.Niagara Falls State Park, Niagara Falls 
10 p.m.Royalton Ravine Park, Gasport Rd., Gasport 
Sunday, July 5, 2015:

Enjoy one last round of fireworks over Niagara Falls at 10 p.m. Don't forget to use #FallsFireworks and share your photos! 

For a full listing of daily events and activities happening in Niagara Falls, USA and the region during this time, see our calendar here.