Enjoy special events and activities for the entire family this weekend in Niagara Falls, USA and the surrounding region. While some of the events are completely FREE, others are included with paid admission.

June 5 - 7: Wine & Cheese ($)
Niagara Wine Trail, USA, around Niagara County
Spend the weekend sampling wine paired with cheese. Sponsored by Yancey's Fancy New York's Artisan Cheese. Tickets are valid for all three days of the event and include a tasting of 3 wines and a sample of cheese at each participating winery, and a commemorative wine glass from your starting winery. Tickets do not include transportation. 

June 5: 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 5: 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 5: Live Music at Wine on Third
Wine on Third, 501 Third St., Niagara Falls
8pm. Live music featuring Andrew Beniek.

June 5: Free Music Friday
Hard Rock Café, 333 Prospect St. Niagara Falls
8pm. Live music featuring Soul Vaccination. All ages. No cover.

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

June 6: National Trails Day - Length of the Gorge Hike
Artpark, 450 South Fourth St., Lewiston / 716-282-5154
9am-4pm. Enjoy the beautiful Niagara Gorge and hike rim and gorge trails from the mouth of the gorge at Artpark to the American Falls! National Trails Day is an annual event celebrated across the U.S.

June 6: Sensational Saturday
New York Power Authority - Niagara Power Vista, 5777 Lewiston Rd., Lewiston / 866-697-2386
10am. Enjoy hands-on activities and interactive exhibits about energy, the environment and more!

June 6: Buffalo Niagara Tour de Cure 2015
Old Falls Street, 101 Old Falls St., Niagara Falls / 716-278-2100
Enjoy a day full of fun and excitement where riders of all levels join forces in the fight to Stop Diabetes® and raise critical funds for diabetes research, education and advocacy in support of the American Diabetes Association. After Party features live music by Disco Duck on the Park Block at 4pm.

June 6 - 7: Annual Craft Sale & Live Music
Midnight Run Wine Cellars, 3301 Braley Rd., Ransomville / 716-751-6200
Sat., 10am-6pm / Sun., 12-6pm. Sit under the big tent and enjoy a glass of wine, hard cider or wine slushy while listening to Dave Mombrea on Saturday afternoon, and shop local vendors all weekend! Kitchen will be open!

June 6 - 7: Rebels & Redcoats at Old Fort Niagara ($)
Old Fort Niagara, 4 Scott Ave., Youngstown / 716-745-7611
10am. The American Revolution comes to life with hundreds of reenactors, battle demonstrations, 18th century camps and living history programs.

June 6 - 7: Lewiston Region Tour of Kitchens ($)
Around Lewiston and Youngstown / tourofkitchens.net
10am-4pm. Get an up close and personal look inside of five of the area's most fabulous homes and entertaining spaces. Each home is uniquely distinct in its style, tradition and décor. Each will also be paired with a restaurant and chef who will prepare for your sampling, their signature dish. Tickets required.

June 6: Brass Ring Thing XV Renaissance Festival ($)
Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum, 180 Thompson St., North Tonawanda / 716-693-1885
11am-6pm. Join knights, ladies and the local community and immerse yourself in history. See weapons demonstrations and tournaments, period songsters, historic artisan demonstrations, themed crafts, vendors, contests - and so much more! J & L Food BBQ Food Truck will be on-site, as well as an educational presentation by the Buffalo Zoomobile featuring their Winged Wonders.

June 6: Summer Culinary Series ($)
Niagara Falls Culinary Institute, 28 Old Falls St., Niagara Falls / 716-210-2525
3-5:30pm. Osso Buco with Chef Scotty! A Milanese specialty of cross-cut veal shanks braised with vegetables, white wine and broth, garnished with gremolata, and served with risotto alla Milanese.

June 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!

June 6: 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 6: Live Music at Wine on Third
Wine on Third, 501 Third St., Niagara Falls
8pm. Live music featuring Jess Chizuk.

June 7: Fairy House Festival ($)
Artpark, 450 South Fourth St., Lewiston / 716-282-5154
12pm. This whimsical outdoor festival held annually in the Lower Park of Artpark (Use 4th Street Entrance) attracts families and friends looking to create, discover, and play!

June 7: Falls Fireworks
Niagara Falls State Park, Niagara Falls USA
10pm. Enjoy a beautiful fireworks display over the Falls!

June 8: 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!

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.