Don't miss all there is to see and do this weekend in Niagara USA! From outdoor concerts to movie under the stars, enjoy family-friendly fun for all!

Music, Arts & Entertainment

March 21 - July 21: Buffalo Society of Artists 120 Catalogue Exhibition
Castellani Art Museum of NU, 5795 Lewiston Rd., Niagara University
Tues. - Sat., 11am-5pm | Sun., 1-5pm. Features lectures and workshops on a variety of art media and showcase 15 short films on significant visual Western New York artists.

July 10 - August 14: Niagara Frontier Art Exhibit ($)
Kenan Center, 433 Locust St., Lockport / 716-433-2617
Mon. - Fri., 12-5pm | Sun., 2-5pm. Biennial juried exhibit featuring 42 artists from across Western New York.

July 14 - 17: Baila Brazil ($)
Artpark, 450 S. Fourth St., Artpark / 716-754-4375
Thurs.-Sat., 8pm | Sun., 2pm
Enjoy a thrilling journey into the beating heart of Brazil with musicians, singers, dancers and more!

July 15: Legends Live on Old Falls Street
Old Falls Street, 101 Old Falls St., Niagara Falls
5pm. Enjoy free live music featuring Big Sauce Trio. A food truck will be on-site.

July 15: Summer of ‘69
Gazebo at Hennepin Park, 4th & Center St., Lewiston
6pm. Enjoy live music featuring the Loved Ones, the County Orphanage, the Invaders and special guest, Grammy Award winner Gary Baker.

July 15 - 16: Rock the Dock Live Music Series
Bella Vista Restaurant at Four Points by Sheraton, 7001 Buffalo Ave., Niagara Falls
7:30 - 10pm. Enjoy live music on the patio along the scenic Niagara River. Open to the public. Food and drinks available for purchase.

July 15: Free Music at Wine on Third
Wine on Third, 501 Third St., Niagara Falls
8pm. Enjoy live music featuring Nick Spacone.

July 15: Free Music Friday
Hard Rock Café, 333 Prospect St., Niagara Falls
9pm. Free live music featuring Zig Zag Duo. No cover.

July 15: Friday Night Flicks
Seneca Square, 310 Fourth St., Niagara Falls
9pm. Enjoy free flicks in front of Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino featuring The Breakfast Club. Concession stand and DJ begin at 7pm, movie starts at 9pm. Bring a chair!

July 15: Fireworks over Niagara Falls
Niagara Falls State Park, USA
10pm. Enjoy a spectacular fireworks display over the Falls.

July 16 - 17: Lockport Sweet Chalk Festival
Pine St., and Main St., Lockport
9am - 5pm. Enjoy the annual chalk festival and see art being created by amazing artists! Don't miss the little chalker's corner.

July 16: Sensational Saturday
NYPA - Niagara Power Vista, 5777 Lewiston Rd., Lewiston
10am. Enjoy hands-on activities and interactive exhibits about energy, history, the environment and more!

July 16: Free Family Fun on Saturday Afternoons
Old Falls Street, 101 Old Falls St., Niagara Falls
12 - 5pm. Enjoy the Explore & More Children's Museum Arts & Crafts, D&B Karaoke & DJ, Juggler Nels Ross, Exercise Like the Animals, the Buffalo Zoomobile, Break-dancing with the Differential Flava Crew and much more!

July 16: Free Family Saturdays
Artpark, 450 S. Fourth St., Artpark / 716-754-4375
12pm. Enjoy hours of hands-on discovery and fun with weekly themed workshops and live performances! A variety of "Make and Take" workshops are available.

July 16: Live Music Saturday at Becker Farms
Becker Farms & Vizcarra Vineyards, 3724 Quaker Rd., Gasport
5 - 9pm. Enjoy FREE live music featuring Good Ol' Boys.

July 16: Hard Rock Café 20th Anniversary FREE Concert
Old Falls Street, 101 Old Falls St., Niagara Falls
5pm. FREE outdoor concert featuring the Gin Blossoms.

July 16: Saturday Night Car Cruises
Main St., Olcott
6 - 9pm. Cars are parked and hoods raised. Come check out your favorite classic cars as they fill Main Street.

July 16: Live Music Saturday
Legend's Bar & Grill, 240 First St., Niagara Falls / 716-299-0249
7pm. Free live music featuring local musicians!

July 16: Free Music at Wine on Third
Wine on Third, 501 Third St., Niagara Falls
8pm. Enjoy live music featuring Julian Burgio.

July 17 - 24: Canal Fest of the Tonawandas
An 8-day event featuring carnival rides, food vendors, music and more! Festivities are set up on Niagara and Young Streets in Tonawanda and Webster and Sweeney Streets in North Tonawanda.

July 17: Niagara Falls Legacy Tour - Power, People, Powerful Places ($)
Departs from Niagara USA Official Visitor Center, 10 Rainbow Blvd., Niagara Falls / 716-807-6754
3pm. Walk along Buffalo Ave. and explore the past for a 90-min. tour. View the homes and meeting places for some of America's greatest thinkers, inventors, and industrialists, and see how they changed the shape of history.

July 17: Free Music in the Woods
Artpark, 450 S. Fourth St., Artpark / 716-754-4375
4 - 6pm. From the most inventive chamber percussion music to sultry, funky jams this year's program will move your spirit and make your feet tap. Performances located in the Lower Park Emerald Grove area.

July 17 - 21: Sheraton at the Falls Live Music Series
Sheraton at the Falls, 300 Third St., Niagara Falls
5 - 9pm. Live music on the Old Falls Street patios of TGI Fridays or Rainforest Café. Music begins at 5pm, with the exception of Wednesday's beginning at 6pm.

July 17: Fireworks over Niagara Falls
Niagara Falls State Park, USA
10pm. Enjoy a spectacular fireworks display over the Falls.

July 18: Blue Monday
Hennepin Park Gazebo, 4th & Center St., Lewiston
7 - 9pm. Enjoy Blue Mondays featuring an evening of blues music! Pack a cooler and don't forget your dancin' shoes!

July 19: Tuesday in the Park at Artpark ($)
Artpark, 450 S. Fourth St., Artpark / 716-754-4375
6:30pm. Live music featuring Tears for Fears. Week of show pricing $17.

July 19: Tuesday Night Tapas Tour ($)
Old City Hall, 2 Pine St., Lockport / Call for reservations: 716-863-6980
5:30 - 7:30pm. Sample hors-d'oeuvre and enjoy a 50-minute tour of the Erie Canal and Mill Race.

Culinary 

July 15: Niagara Falls Culinary Institute Demo/Dinner ($)
NF Culinary Institute, 28 Old Falls St., Niagara Falls / 716-210-2525
10am. If you love eating brunch all day long or having breakfast for dinner, this is the class for you! Cost per participant is $45.

July 16: Niagara Falls Culinary Institute Demo/Dinner ($)
NF Culinary Institute, 28 Old Falls St., Niagara Falls / 716-210-2525
12pm. Learn how to create elegant parfaits with berries! Cost per participant is $50.

July 19: Niagara Falls Culinary Institute Demo/Dinner ($)
NF Culinary Institute, 28 Old Falls St., Niagara Falls / 716-210-2525
6pm. There's nothing like a luxurious crab cake. The sauce is equally as important to complete the dish! Learn to make your own! Cost per participant is $55.

Shopping 

July 9: North Tonawanda City Market
Corner of Payne Ave. & Robinson St., North Tonawanda
7am - 1pm. Fresh produce, flowers, pastries and more.

Outdoors 

May 30 - Sept. 9: Old Falls Street's Daily Interactive Games
Games include Imagination Playground, Before I Die - Public Art Initiative, Foosball, Table Tennis, Corn Hole, Kan Jam, Jenga and much more!

July 15: Niagara Rocks!
Niagara Falls State Park, Niagara Falls, USA / Call to Register: 716-282-5154.
6 - 8pm. Enjoy an evening around the Falls! See the sights & sounds of what Niagara Falls has to offer!

July 16: River Tours in Niagara USA ($)
Griffon Boat Dock & Park, 9551 Buffalo Ave., Niagara Falls
9am. A fun and unique way to connect the community to our local waterways. Fleet of kayaks, ACA certified kayak trainers, and safety equipment provided for all participants. Cost is $10.

July 16: Free Fitness in the Park
Artpark, 450 S. Fourth St., Lewiston
10am - 11am. Enjoy a FREE 60-minute Zumba class outdoors!