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Annual Events

There are plenty of special events and activities happening in Niagara Falls and the surrounding region year-round! Mark your calendars, save the dates and be sure not to miss these annual events taking place in Niagara USA in 2016. A full list of daily events can be found here.

greater Lewiston Smelt Festival

May 6, 2016
Water Street Landing, 115 South Water St., Lewiston, N.Y. 14092
Lewiston celebrates one of its natural resources; the Smelt! Enjoy free smelt samples (donations are welcome as they help support programs supported by the Niagara River Anglers) and live music on the Lewiston Waterfront! Hosted by the Niagara River Anglers and the Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce. Food and Beverage available for purchase. 

Apple Blossom Festival

May 15, 2016
Newfane Historical Society, 2685 West Creek Rd., Newfane, N.Y. 14108
Enjoy a Country Fair at the farm village museum-barbershop, schoolhouse, blacksmith, printer, country store and more! Food, music, dancers, crafters, Civil War encampment. Free admission and parking. After, visit the Boardwalk for a free apple dessert!

46th Annual 100 American Craftsmen

June 3 - 5, 2016
Kenan Center, 433 Locust St., Lockport, N.Y. 14094
An annual juried show dedicated exclusively to contemporary craft art featuring leather, glass, metal, clay, wood, basketry, fiber, paper and mixed media. Enjoy a full weekend of activity including live music, gourmet edibles, and more.

Fairy House Festival

June 18 - 19, 2016
Artpark, 450 South Fourth St., Lewiston, N.Y. 14092
A 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! Enjoy hands-on art activities, live music and dance performances, discover hundreds of tiny fairy house creations and more!

Niagara Falls Music and Art Festival

June 17 - 19, 2016
Seneca Square, located at Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino, 310 4th St., Niagara Falls
Enjoy over 100 art vendors along with food vendors, wine tastings, chalk walk, non-profit booths, street entertainers, and the best selection of regional musicians.

Lewiston Garden Fest

June 18 - 19, 2016
Center St., Lewiston, N.Y. 14092
Explore vendor booths from area nurseries, landscapers, garden suppliers and more! Listen to noted speakers and learn about everything gardens.

41st Annual Lockport Outdoor Arts and Crafts Festival

June 25 - 26, 2016
Main St., Lockport, N.Y 14094
Over 200 craft and food vendors from all over the states. Fun for the whole family! Free parking, free admission!

Canal Fest of the Tonawandas

July 17 - 24, 2016
Along the Erie Canal, shared by Tonawanda and North Tonawanda, N.Y.
An 8 day event celebrating the Erie Canal and the history. 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.

Niagara Wine Trail, USA Wine Festival

July 30 - 31, 2016
Academy Park, Lewiston, N.Y. 14092
Enjoy wine and local food all weekend! Ticket is valid for both days and includes 3 tastes at each of the participating wineries. Ticket holders will receive a keepsake wine glass, while supplies last. Local vendors will be on hand to purchase culinary delights and refreshments from each day; food is not included with festival ticket price. 

50th Annual Lewiston Art Festival

August 13 - 14, 2016
Center St., Lewiston, N.Y. 14092
Lewiston's signature event featuring work by more than 175 exceptional artists and fine crafters including paintings, sculpture, ceramics, jewelry, fiber, glass, wood, mixed media, and photography. Event also features food vendors, music and more!

Historic Lewiston Jazz Festival

August 26 - 27, 2016
Center St., Lewiston, N.Y. 14092
Enjoy free Jazz performed by world class musicians on 5 different stages along Center Street in Historic Lewiston. Taste delicious 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 will be available for your enjoyment. Also, don't miss the Premiere Jewelry Show and Classic Car Show.

Old Fort Niagara's Annual 1812 Encampment

September 3 - 4, 2016
Old Fort Niagara, 4 Scott Ave., Youngstown, N.Y. 14174
Tactical and weapons demonstrations from the War of 1812. Saturday night battle reenactment, 7pm. Living history camps and programs throughout the weekend.

Niagara County Peach Festival

September 9 - 11, 2016
Academy Park, Lewiston, N.Y. 14092
Enjoy an old fashioned festival complete with a parade, peach shortcake, carnival rides and more!

9th Annual Niagara Falls Blue Festival 

September 16 - 18, 2016
Old Falls Street, 101 Old Falls St., Niagara Falls, N.Y. 14303
Enjoy a weekend of live music, food vendors and more! Visit the website for a full listing of events. 

16th Annual Niagara Celtic Heritage Festival & Highland Games

September 17 - 18, 2016
Krull Park, 6108 Lake Rd., Olcott, N.Y. 14126
Immerse yourself in the traditions and pageantry of Ireland, Scotland, and Wales. Enjoy live Celtic music, dancers, sports, clans, living historians, vendors, food, contests, children's activities and much more!

Lewiston Harvest Festival & Craft Show

September 24 - 25, 2016
Center Street, Lewiston, N.Y. 14092
More than 100 of New York State's finest crafters are featured, along with food vendors, farmers, wineries, and live music. 

NYPA Wildlife Festival

September 24 - 25, 2016
Niagara Power Vista, 5777 Lewiston Rd., Lewiston, N.Y. 14092
A weekend of attractions, hands-on activities and free family fun!

6th Annual Old Falls Street Oktoberfest

October 1, 2016
Old Falls Street, 101 Old Falls St., Niagara Falls, N.Y. 14303
Enjoy live entertainment by the Bergholz German Band, the German-American Musicians, the Edelweiss Dancers, and festive street vendors. Taste authentic German cuisine, beer and wine during this day-long celebration. Kidtoberfest Zone complete with a petting zoo, bounce house, arts and crafts, snacks and other autumn activities (noon to 5 p.m.).

Fatima Shrine Festival of Lights

November 19, 2016 - January 6, 2017
Our Lady of Fatima Shrine, 1023 Swann Rd., Youngstown, N.Y. 14174
The Fatima Shrine is lit up every night from 5 pm - 9 pm with over 75 beautiful lighted displays and an illuminated Shrine. The gift shop and cafeteria are also open.

Niagara Power Project Festival of Trees

December 1, 2016 - January 1, 2017
Niagara Power Vista, 5777 Lewiston Rd., Lewiston, N.Y. 14092
See the Niagara Power Vista transformed into a winter wonderland with a dazzling display of reusable trees, adorned with energy efficient holiday lights and decorated by local non-profit groups.

Niagara Tourism & Convention Corporation
10 Rainbow Boulevard
Niagara Falls, NY 14303

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