7 Niagara Falls Festivals You Can’t Miss This Summer

Live music, great food and drinks and more — summer is arguably the best time to visit Niagara Falls USA. Get your fill of fun and warm weather this festival season.

The Niagara Falls festival season makes the most of the warm months and natural beauty of the region. Whether your tastes run toward live music, arts and crafts, food and drink, or history, there’s an event sure to hit the mark. Check out the variety of festivals there are to choose from in the region.

Lockport Outdoor Arts & Crafts Festival

June 26–27, 2021

Situated along Main Street in Lockport, the 45th Annual Lockport Outdoors Arts & Crafts Festival features over 100 artists, crafts, and food vendors. This two-day events takes places from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. On Saturday only, visit the nearby Lockport Community Market, open 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and shop a variety of vendors including fresh fruits and veggies, honey and bees wax products, savory relishes, and much more!

Lewiston Art Festival

August 14–15, 2021

A signature regional event is the Lewiston Art Festival, which is now running for over 50 years. More than 175 artists and fine crafters set up booths where you can shop as well as meet the artists themselves. The annual Chalk Walk Competition is a highlight, while young artists will want to stop by the ArtZone for a Make and Take Activity (they may even see their own work showcased at the College Alley exhibition for high school and college students). Enjoy music and food as a break from taking in all the art!

War of 1812 Grand Encampment

September 4–5, 2021

History buffs won’t want to miss the War of 1812 Grand Encampment. The event at Old Fort Niagara, will have a full schedule of battle reenactments, period camps, and much more.

View a full list of special events and activities here.


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