Explore Niagara Falls, USA and the surrounding this weekend and enjoy live music, culinary delights and more!

May 29 - 31: 45th 100 American Craftsmen ($)
Kenan Center, 433 Locust St., Lockport / 716-433-2617
Fri, 6pm-9pm; Sat, 10am-6pm; Sun, 11am-5 pm. Annual juried show dedicated exclusively to contemporary craft art. Enjoy a full weekend of live music, gourmet edibles, and much more! 

May 29: Happy Hour
BlackBird Cider Works, 8503 Lower Lake Rd., Barker / 716-795-3580
5pm. Featuring music from the Dave Stoll Acoustic Trio, drink specials on draft and bottled hard ciders and a barrel raffle for one used BlackBird Cider Works barrel.

May 29: Happy Hour
Midnight Run Wine Cellars, 3301 Braley Rd., Ransomville / 716-751-6200
6pm. Enjoy specials on wine, hard cider & wine slushies! Live music by Peggy Silvestri. Kitchen open!

May 29: Live Music at Wine on Third
Wine on Third, 501 Third St., Niagara Falls
8pm. Live music featuring Mike Petraglia.

May 29: Free Music Friday
Hard Rock Café, 333 Prospect St. Niagara Falls
8pm. Live music featuring Mister Revelator. All ages. No cover.

May 29: Falls Fireworks
Niagara Falls State Park, Niagara Falls USA
10pm. Enjoy a beautiful fireworks display over the Falls!

May 30: Gorge Hiking Series / Great Gorge Railway Trail
Whirlpool State Park, Robert Moses Parkway, 2 Miles North of the Falls, Niagara Falls / 716-282-5154
10am-12pm. Enjoy scenic vistas and learn about the natural, cultural, and industrial heritage of Niagara Falls. Call for information and registration.

May 30: Fly a Kite for Homeless Veterans
Gratwick-Riverside Park, 1100 River Rd., North Tonawanda / 716-435-7210 / Register: kitesforvets.com
12-4pm. Food and refreshments will be available. (Please do NOT bring any alcohol). Reserve a kite online or call!

May 30: Pet-Friendly Adventure Walk
Artpark, 450 South Fourth St., Lewiston / 716-282-5154
1-3:30pm. Bring your furry friend and explore the history and beauty of this park. Dogs must be on leash and under your control at all times while on the walk. After the walk you can allow your furry friends to run off- leash at the Lewiston Dog Park located within the park boundary. Call for information and registration.

May 30: 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 30: Live Music at Wine on Third
Wine on Third, 501 Third St., Niagara Falls
8pm. Live music featuring Bittersweet Acoustic.

May 31: Oakwood Cemetery Annual Memorial Day Service
Oakwood Cemetery, 763 Portage Rd., Niagara Falls / 716-284-5131
10am-12pm. The Annual Memorial Day Service will be held at Veterans' Circle inside the historic cemetery which was established in 1852. Military honors, bag pipes, and taps.

May 31: Falls Fireworks
Niagara Falls State Park, Niagara Falls USA
10pm. Enjoy a beautiful fireworks display over the Falls!

June 1: 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 2: 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.

June 2: Lunch Demo & Wine Pairing ($)
Niagara Falls Culinary Institute, 28 Old Falls St., Niagara Falls / 716-210-2525
12-1:30pm. Cook Artichoke and Spinach Ravioli with Chef Saeed and see the fine points of pasta creation!

June 3: 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 New York State Wine. Pizza: Artichoke and Spinach.

June 3: 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!

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.