Music, Arts & Entertainment 

October 9: Hard Rock Café Pinktober
Hard Rock Café, 333 Prospect St., Niagara Falls
5pm. Support Breast Cancer Awareness and be part of the International Living Ribbon on the Rainbow Bridge ($30 | Documentation Needed). Free live music on Prospect Street beginning at 8:30 p.m. Downtown will be illuminated pink.

October 9: Live Music at Wine on Third
Wine on Third, 501 Third St., Niagara Falls
8pm. Free live music featuring Pat & Craig

October 9: Falls Fireworks
Niagara Falls State Park, Niagara Falls, USA
10pm. Fireworks display over Niagara Falls!

October 10: Energy Awareness Month
NYPA - Niagara Power Vista, 5777 Lewiston Rd., Lewiston
10am - 4pm. Special events and activities all day!

October 10: Live Music with Grant Dermody & Frank Fotusky
Flight of Five Winery, 2 Pine Street, Lockport / 716-433-3360
7pm. Enjoy acoustic blues music and wine!

October 10: Live Music Saturday
Legend's Bar & Grill, 240 First St., Niagara Falls / 716-299-0249
7pm. Free live music featuring local musicians!

October 10: Live Music at Wine on Third
Wine on Third, 501 Third St., Niagara Falls
8pm. Free live music featuring Pat & Craig.

October 11: Christmas at the Lighthouse
Golden Hill State Park, 9691 Lower Lake Rd., Barker / 716-795-3885
11am. Wine tasting, vendors, tours of the Lighthouse, a visit from Santa & his elves and more.

October 11: Live Music
Schulze Vineyards & Winery, 2090 Coomer Rd., Burt / 716-778-8090
2pm. Music by John Higgins. Wine for sale by glass or bottle.

Sept. 13 - Oct. 11: Vietnam Veterans - Our Photo Album
Kenan Center, 433 Locust St., Lockport / 716-433-2617
M-F, 12-5pm, Sat. & Sun., 2-5pm. 25th anniversary of exhibit of more than 300 photos taken by Niagara County Veterans serving in Vietnam. Closed Sept 25 & Oct 10.

October 13: Navy Birthday Celebration Flag Raising
Niagara Falls Veterans Memorial, Rt. 62 & Hyde Park Blvd., Niagara Falls
9am. Ceremony to honor the Navy's 240th birthday. Weather permitting. Refreshments after.

October 13: Taste & Paint ($)
The Winery at Marjim Manor, 7171 E. Lake Rd., Appleton / 716-778-7001
7pm. Finishing a painting in 2 hours with an artist! Reservations suggested.

Haunts & Harvests

October 1 - 31: River Region Scarecrow Expo
Main Street of Lewiston, Youngstown, Sanborn & Ransomville.
View the creative and unique displays created by residents, businesses and local organizations.

October 9 - 10: Candlelight Tours ($)
Town of Newfane Historical Society and Van Horn Mansion, 2165 Lockport Olcott Rd., Burt / 716-622-6709
7pm. Ghost of 'Malinda' and other hosts offer candlelight tours and eerie stories of the previous and current residents of this 1800's Victorian mansion. Come if you dare...

October 10: Marble Orchard Ghost Walks ($)
Lewiston Peace Garden, 476 Center St., Lewiston / 716-754-0166
7pm. Hear ghost stories, myths and tales of tragedy, crime and mayhem of Lewiston's best - and worst. Bring a flashlight!

October 10 - 11: Annual Pumpkin Fiesta ($)
Becker Farms & Vizcarra Vineyards, 3724 Quaker Rd., Gasport / 716-772-2211
12pm. Live music from 1-4pm, food available for purchase, Becker Bazaar and more!

October 11: Kid's Art - Paint a Pumpkin ($)
24 Below Gallery, 435-3rd St., Niagara Falls / 716-304-1990
1pm. Embellish and paint a pumpkin without the mess of carving. Snack, games and more. Pre-register by phone.

Shopping

October 10: North Tonawanda City Market
Corner of Payne Ave. & Robinson St., North Tonawanda
7am - 1pm. Fresh produce, flowers, pastries, cheese and more!

Culinary & Wine

October 9: Niagara Falls Culinary Institute Dinner/Demo ($)
Niagara Falls Culinary Institute, 28 Old Falls St., Niagara Falls / 716-210-2525
6pm. An introduction to a systematic approach to wine tasting. Analyze a wine visually, aromatically, and structurally. Taste a flight of eight major wine styles.

October 10: Niagara Falls Culinary Institute Dinner/Demo ($)
Niagara Falls Culinary Institute, 28 Old Falls St., Niagara Falls / 716-210-2525
12pm. Create 3 uniquely flavored and decorated cupcakes!

Tours

October 11: Vineyard Express ($)
Spring Lake Winery, 7373 Rochester Rd., Lockport / 716-439-5253
1 - 7pm. A train ride, museum tour, dinner, wine and live music. Tickets required.

Sept. - October: Behind the Scenes Tour / Meet a Seal / Penguin Encounter ($)
Aquarium of Niagara, 701 Whirlpool St., Niagara Falls / 716-285-3575
Fri., Sat., or Sun. Enjoy one or both of these can't miss opportunities to explore behind the scene at the Aquarium or get up close and personal with a playful seal! Call to make a reservation!

Outdoors

October 9: Gorgeous Bicycle Ride
Niagara Falls State Park, Niagara Falls, USA / Call to register: 716-282-5154
10am. Roll along the beautiful Niagara Gorge! Enjoy the autumn colors and cycle up to Devil's Hole State Park & back.

October 10: Guided Meditation & Hike
Artpark, 450 S. 4th St., Lewiston / Call to register: 716-282-5154
1pm. Dress in layers for a crisp and refreshing autumn foliage hike. Stop at the pond and waterfall for a 20 minute meditation and then continue on the hike! Bring your camp chair.

October 14: Fitness on Old Falls Street
101 Old Falls St., Niagara Falls / 716-278-2100
5:45pm. Different paths taken including 2.5-, 4- and 5.5-mile routes around Niagara Falls.

New in Niagara USA

October 1 - 31: Niagara Wine Trail, USA Tour & Tasting ($)
Gray Line Tours of Niagara Falls / 1-877-285-2113
Fri., Sun. & Mon., at 12pm. Experience a 5-hr. guided tour, exploring up to 4 wineries and enjoying the spectacle of color of the autumn leaves.