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Annual Events

100 American Craftsmen (May/june) 

Kenan Center, 433 Locust St., Lockport, NY 14904 | 716-433-2617
kenancenter.org
The show is noted as one of the top favorite craft shows/festivals in New York State, and Buffalo Niagara's only, and longest-running, show dedicated to contemporary craft art featuring leather, glass, metal, clay, wood, basketry, fiber, paper and mixed media.

100 Mile Radius Meals (May - October) 

Becker Farms & Vizcarra Vineyards, 3724 Quaker Rd., Gasport, NY 14067 | 716-772-2211
beckerfarms.com
For the past century Becker Farms and Vizcarra Vineyards has harvested its own fruits and vegetables to provide fresh produce and a wide variety of value added products such as handmade pies, jams, cookies, cider, fudge and wines. Becker Farms has adopted a field to table approach serving items grown and picked for the occasion right from the farm. Meals start at $12 per person and can be suited to accommodate all budgets and occasions. Wine and food pairing 5 course meals are $45 per person. All dinners take place outside in our beautifully landscaped courtyard in a white tent lit by twinkle lights and candles.

Niagara Falls Music & Art Festival (June)

Seneca Square, Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino, 310-4th St., Niagara Falls, NY 14303
festivalatthefalls.com
A growing festival in the heart of downtown Niagara Falls, featuring local bands on three stages, artists and food vendors.

French & Indian War Encampment (July)

Old Fort Niagara, 4 Scott Ave., Youngstown, NY 14174 | 716-745-7611
oldfortniagara.org
Old Fort Niagara will recreate the dramatic events of the summer of 1759 during the historic site's annual French and Indian War Encampment. The three-day event will feature two battle reenactments each day, 18th-century artisans, music, living history programs and many other activities.

Canal Fest of the Tonawandas (July)

Webster & Sweeney St., North Tonawanda, NY 14120 | 716-692-3292
canalfest.org
Canal Fest of the Tonawandas is the largest festival of its kind along the Erie Canal. Shared by the Twin Cities of Tonawanda and North Tonawanda, it encompasses a 2-square mile area, jam packed full of fun and entertainment. Canal Fest is set up along the banks of the Erie Canal, on Niagara and Young Streets in Tonawanda and Webster and Sweeney Streets in North Tonawanda. 

Fridays on Old Falls Concert Series (Fridays in July & August)

Old Falls St., 101 Old Falls St., Niagara Falls, NY 14303 | 716-278-2100
fallsstreet.com
Kick off the weekend with the area's finest classic rock and dance bands. This free concert series features food and beer vending with plenty of room to dance. Make sure to stay until 10 p.m. when guests are treated to fireworks launched over Niagara Falls. 

Flicks on Old Falls (Thursdays in July & August)

Old Falls St., 101 Old Falls St., Niagara Falls, NY 14303 | 716-278-2100
fallsstreet.com
Grab a blanket and share a bag of popcorn each Thursday night as Old Falls Street, USA, turns into an open-air theatre featuring free classic and contemporary movies under the stars. Food and beverage vending will be offered.

Artpark's Tuesday and Wednesday in the Park Concert Series (July & August)

Artpark, 450 South 4th St., Lewiston, NY 14092 | 716-754-4375
artpark.net
Enjoy internationally-known musical acts at a unique outdoor venue overlooking the scenic Niagara Gorge and Lower Niagara River.

Historic Lewiston Jazz Festival (August)

Center St., Lewiston, NY 14902
lewistonjazz.com
ABA Top 100 Event 2013 - Jazz performed by world-class musicians on 5 different stages along Center Street in Historic Lewiston, New York. In addition to hearing some hot jazz, visitors will have the opportunity on Friday night and Saturday to taste some very cool food as the region's finest chefs come out of their kitchens and onto the street to showcase their culinary talents. To whet your appetite, a selection of wines from the Niagara Wine Trail, USA will be available for your enjoyment. Also, don't miss our Premiere Jewelry Show and Classic Car Show.

Lewiston Art Festival (August)

Center St., Lewiston, NY 14902
artcouncil.org/events/artfestival.php
Lewiston's signature event features work by more than 175 exceptional artists and fine crafters. Meet the artist's one-on-one and enjoy more than 20,000 original works of art - including paintings, sculpture, ceramics, jewelry, fiber, glass, wood, mixed media, and photography. From functional to surreal, one-of-a-kind and limited edition art works form an unparalleled collection that can only be seen once a year. The Lewiston Art Festival is the #1 event of its kind and the perfect way to celebrate your summer weekend.

War of 1812 Encampment (August)

Old Fort Niagara, 4 Scott Ave., Youngstown, NY 14174 | 716-745-7611
oldfortniagara.org
ABA Top 100 Event 2014 - Living History programs recreate the War of 1812. Battle demonstrations, uniform and weapons programs, Saturday night battle depicting the capture of Fort Niagara in December 1813.

Niagara Celtic Festival (September)

Krull Park, Olcott, NY 14028 | 716-778-5730
niagaraceltic.com
Enjoy live Celtic music, dancers, sports, clans, living historians, vendors, food, contests and more come together to make the festival a truly memorable day for all!

Niagara Falls Blues Festival (September)

Old Falls St., 101 Old Falls St., Niagara Falls, NY 14303 | 716-278-2100
fallsstreet.com
One of the fastest growing outdoor music festivals in Niagara USA, featuring local and national Blues artists, merchandise and food vendors, BBQ and brew.

Wildlife Festival (September)

Niagara Power Vista, 5777 Lewiston Rd., Lewiston, NY 14092 | 1-866-NYPA-FUN
nypa.gov/niagarapowervista/
Fun for the entire family and great for student/scout groups! Enjoy more than 50 exhibitors and children up to 16 can participate in the Fishing Derby during the two-day festival. Free event and free parking. Event is rain or shine.

Pumpkin Fiesta (September & October)

Becker Farms & Vizcarra Vineyards, 3724 Quaker Rd., Gasport, NY 14067 | 716-772-2211
beckerfarms.com
Fall fun for the entire family, great for groups of all ages! U-pick apples, hayrides and pony rides and fall fun! All events are weather permitting.

Niagara Tourism & Convention Corporation
10 Rainbow Boulevard
Niagara Falls, NY 14303
1-877-FALLS-US

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