Things to Do in Niagara Falls, September 17-19, 2016

Enjoy family-fun in Niagara Falls USA this weekend with live music, haunted happenings, festivals and fireworks!

Music, Arts & Entertainment

August 21 - October 2: Beauty of the Beasts, Paintings of Our Natural World feat. the work of Judith Hartke
Kenan Center, 433 Locust St., Lockport
M-F, 12-5pm | Sun., 2-5pm. See the works of Judith Hartke, an accomplished wildlife artist who has won numerous awards and acceptance into national and international competitions and more!

September 10 - October 31: The Maize ($)
The Maize, 3901 Niagara Falls Blvd., North Tonawanda
Find your way out of Pumpkindom and enjoy games, musicians, balloon artists and more! Open Monday - Thursday, 10am - 9pm, Friday, 10am - 11pm and Sunday, 10am - 9pm.

September 16 - 18: 9th Annual Niagara Falls Blues Festival
Old Falls Street, 101 Old Falls St., Niagara Falls
Enjoy a weekend of live music featuring over 15 musical guests, food vendors and more!

September 17 - 18: 16th Annual Niagara Celtic Heritage Festival & Highland Games ($)
Krull Park, 6108 Lake Rd., Olcott
Sat., 10am - 10pm | Sun., 10am - 6pm. Guests find themselves immersed in the wonders and pageantry of Ireland, Scotland, and Wales. The weekend of family-friendly fun includes Celtic music, dancers, athletics, clans, living historians, vendors, food, children's activities and much more!

September 17 - 18: Annual Pumpkin Fiesta ($)
Becker Farms & Vizcarra Vineyards, 3724 Quaker Rd., Gasport
12pm. Enjoy a fun family activity that the kids will remember and want to return to year after year! Free live music from 1pm to 4pm. Wine, beer, hard cider and dessert wine tasting $5. Food available all over the farm for purchase and into the new Becker Bazaar!

September 17: Project 308 Art Festival
Project 308 Gallery. 308 Oliver St., North Tonawanda
12 - 5pm. Art Festival on Oliver St. between Schenck St and Robinson St. in North Tonawanda featuring over 50 artists, music throughout the day, a free beer tasting, a group exhibition in the Project 308 Gallery, a rock climbing wall, a kids' tent and more!

September 17: Live Music Saturday at the Farm
Becker Farms & Vizcarra Vineyards, 3724 Quaker Rd., Gasport
5pm. Enjoy live music featuring Cold Shot Band. Food and beverages available for purchase.

September 17: Paranormal Walks ($)
Lake Effect Ice Cream, 79 Canal St., Lockport
7pm. Folklore, ghosts, UFOs, curses, historical mysteries, miracles, strange creatures, vampires, conspiracies, strange deaths, demons, angels, and secret societies. One of WNY's oldest towns has yielded a truly bizarre past. Free parking in Discovery Center Parking Lot.

September 17: Live Music Saturday
Legend's Bar & Grill, 240 First St., Niagara Falls / 716-299-0249
7pm. Free live music featuring local musicians!

September 17: Marble Orchard Ghost Walks ($)
Lewiston Peace Garden, 476 Center St., Lewiston
7pm. Hear ghost stories, myths and tales of tragedy, crime, mayhem and murder, the grim and ghastly deeds of Lewiston's best...and worst. You'll hear secrets, both funny and sinister, of events that happened a long time ago... yet ghosts still haunt Lewiston.

September 17: Evening Lantern Tour on the Erie Canal ($)
Lockport Cave & Underground Boat Ride, 5 Gooding St., Lockport / 716-438-0174
7:30pm. Walk along the banks of the Erie Canal, tour the cave by lantern light and experience the underground boat ride. Tours last 90 minutes. Reservations are required. No one under the age of 7 permitted.

September 18: Town of Somerset Historical Society's Farm Festival
Babcock House Museum, 7449 Lake Rd., Appleton
10am - 4pm. Tours of the Babcock Cobblestone House Museum, corn harvesting using horses, old tractors plowing land, displays of antique farm equipment, gas engines, wood working, and live animals. Food will be available for purchase.

September 18: 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.

September 18: Fireworks over Niagara Falls
Niagara Falls State Park, USA
10pm. Enjoy a spectacular fireworks display over the Falls.

September 19: Paints Uncorked ($)
Kenan Center, 433 Locust St., Lockport / 716-433-2617
7 - 9pm. Create your own masterpiece while enjoying wines from some of our favorite Niagara Wine Trail vineyards. All materials are included; casual food served. Wine by the glass must be purchased. snacks. Reservations required. Age 21 and over.


September 17: North Tonawanda City Market
Corner of Payne Ave. & Robinson St., North Tonawanda
7am - 1pm. Fresh produce, flowers, pastries and more.

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May 26 - October 19: Discover Niagara Shuttle
Throughout Niagara USA
9am - 7pm. Experience Niagara's iconic landscape, rich history and various communities along the Niagara River aboard this FREE shuttle. Connecting 12 destinations sites along the 14-mile route from Falls to Fort. Visit for more information.

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