Spring is in the air and there are plenty of special events and activities taking place in Niagara Falls, USA and Niagara County! Enjoy live music, holiday activities and hands-on cooking classes for the entire family.

Music, Arts & Entertainment 

February 21 - March 25: Runaway Sun, Paintings & Etchings by Rachel Ostrow
Kenan Center, 433 Locust St., Lockport / 716-433-2617
M-F, 12 - 5pm | Sat., & Sun., 2 - 5pm. Native Western New Yorker and now Brooklyn-based artist, Rachel Ostrow presents her first collection of new works in a regional gallery.

March 11: Free Music Friday
Hard Rock Café, 333 Prospect St., Niagara Falls
7pm. Free live music featuring three local performers/groups including Vince Bonelli, Fast Ladder Jones & Identical Difference. All ages. No cover.

March 11: Live Music at Wine on Third
Wine on Third, 501 Third St., Niagara Falls
8pm. Free live music featuring Stevie Fleck.

March 12: Spring Fever Antique Fair ($)
Kenan Center Arena, 195 Beattie Ave., Lockport / 716-609-0433
10am. Browse & shop a vast selection of antiques and collectibles on display by dealers and collectors from all around Western New York. Food and beverages available for purchase. (Early-bird hour begins at 9am; tickets $6)

March 12: St. Patrick's Celebration ($)
Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum, 180 Thompson St., North Tonawanda / 716-693-1885
12 - 4pm. Join in a scavenger hunt to find the fabled pot of gold, and take a ride on the carrousel with a lucky leprechaun along the way! Entertainment by the Kickin' Rhythm Cloggers.

March 12: Live Music Saturday
Legend's Bar & Grill, 240 First St., Niagara Falls / 716-299-0249
7pm. Free live music featuring local musicians!

March 12: Live Music at Wine on Third
Wine on Third, 501 Third St., Niagara Falls
8pm. Free live music featuring Trish & her Irish Harp.

March 13: Family Film Series ($)
Riviera Theatre & Performing Arts Center, 67 Webster St., N. Tonawanda
2pm. Family-friendly movies at the Riviera. Featuring Tarzan (Disney, 1999).

March 14: Toast & Jam
Brickyard Pub & BBQ, 432 Center St., Lewiston / 716-754-0166
7pm. Open mic entertainment - open to all artists!

March 17: 34th Annual St. Patrick's Day Celebration ($)
Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls, 101 Old Falls St., Niagara Falls
5pm. Enjoy Irish food and beverages, music by The Blarney Bunch, and Irish dance performances by the McCarthy School of Dance. Prior to the party, guests can experience the "World's Shortest Parade," at 4:45 p.m. Children under 12 receive FREE admission.

March 17: Live Music at Wine on Third
Wine on Third, 501 Third St., Niagara Falls
8pm. Free live music featuring Step in Time.

Shopping 

March 12: North Tonawanda City Market
Corner of Payne Ave. & Robinson St., North Tonawanda
7am - 1pm. Fresh produce, flowers, pastries and more.

Outdoors 

March 13: Niagara's Nature
Reservoir State Park, Rt. 265 & 31, Lewiston / Call to Register: 716-282-5154
11:30am - 3:30pm. Visit the warming pavilion to learn about the wildlife found in the Niagara Region.

Culinary & Wine

March 11: Wine Bottle Signing
Long Cliff Vineyard & Winery, 3617 Lower Mountain Rd., Sanborn / 716-731-3316
5 - 8pm. Join the launch party of the new Hennepin Collection, Niagara Green and Niagara Gold. Half-price tastings & glasses of wine, as well as a chance to meet the artists of the labels.

March 12: Niagara Falls Culinary Institute Demo - Adult & Child ($)
Niagara Falls Culinary Institute, 28 Old Falls St., Niagara Falls / 716-210-2525
12pm. This class will teach 3 different techniques when making various cupcakes for kids or if you just want to get into the spring spirit! Each adult/child combo will go home with a small basic decorating kit to keep practicing. Additional family members may join in the fun for $10 extra per member.

March 13: Sip & Soup ($)
Niagara Wine Trail, USA
12 - 6pm. Enjoy soup with a featured wine, cider or mead with regular tasting fee. Participating wineries include The Winery at Marjim Manor, Long Cliff Winery & Vineyards, Schulze Vineyards & Winery, Spring Lake Winery, Honeymoon Trail Winery, Flight of Five Winery.

March 15: Niagara Falls Culinary Institute Demo - Adult & Child ($)
Niagara Falls Culinary Institute, 28 Old Falls St., Niagara Falls / 716-210-2525
6 - 8:30pm. Learn how to make Soda Bread and take a loaf home to enjoy with your St. Patrick's Day feast!