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Things to Do in Niagara Falls USA October 14 - 19, 2016

Enjoy family-fun activities in Niagara Falls USA including live music, festivals, haunted happenings and falls fireworks!

Music, Arts & Entertainment

Sept. 10 - October 31: The Maize - Cornfield Maze ($)
The Maize, 3901 Niagara Falls Blvd., North Tonawanda / 716-523-3860
Mon. - Thurs., 10am - 9pm | Fri., 10am - 11pm | Sun., 10am - 9pm. Find your way out of Pumpkindom and enjoy games, musicians, balloon artists and more!

Sept. 23 - October 31: Chaos Seeing Red Art Exhibit
Niagara Arts and Cultural Center (NACC), 1201 Pine Ave., Niagara Falls
M-F, 9 - 5pm | Sun., 12 - 4pm. Explore the chaotic, sensual and the many other elucidations behind this powerful word, red.

October 1 - 31: Niagara River Region Scarecrow Expo
Drive through the Niagara River Region and view the creative and unique displays created by residents, businesses and local organizations along the Main Streets of Lewiston, Youngstown, Sanborn and Ransomville!

October 14: Spooktacular ($)
Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum, 180 Thompson St., North Tonawanda
5:30pm. Enjoy the annual spook-free Halloween party! Wear your favorite costume and enjoy games, crafts, snacks - and carrousel rides!

October 14 - 16: Halloween Lantern Tours on the Erie Canal ($)
Lockport Locks & Erie Canal Cruises, 5 Gooding St., Lockport / 716-438-0174
7pm. Walk along the banks of the Erie Canal and tour the cave by lantern light. Experience the underground boat ride like never before. 

October 14 - 15: Newfane Historical Society's Candlelight Tours ($)
Town of Newfane Historical Society and Van Horn Mansion, 2165 Lockport Olcott Rd., Burt / 716-622-6709
7 - 11pm. Ghost of 'Malinda' and other hosts offer candlelight tours and eerie stories of the previous and current residents of this 1800's Victorian mansion.

October 14: Mason Winfield's Haunted History Ghost Walks ($)
Barton Hill Hotel & Spa, 100 Center St., Lewiston / 716-655-6663
7pm. Walk the streets of battlefield and massacre, hear tales of prehistoric mystery, Underground Railroad hauntings, legendary authors, and contemporary paranormal encounter and more!

October 14: Free Music Friday
Hard Rock Caf�, 333 Prospect St., Niagara Falls
8pm. Free live music featuring Isn't It Always. No cover.

October 14: Fireworks over Niagara Falls
Niagara Falls State Park, USA
10pm. Enjoy a spectacular fireworks dislay over the Falls.

October 15 - 16: Annual Pumpkin Fiesta ($)
Becker Farms & Vizcarra Vineyards, 3724 Quaker Rd., Gasport / 716-772-2211
12pm. Family-friendly event. 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 more.

October 15: Peter & Wendy Musical ($)
Historic Palace Theatre, 2 East Ave., Lockport
3pm & 7pm. The Kenan Center presents the Missoula Children's Theatre for a 14th season with a rollicking musical version of Peter Pan featuring a cast of more 50 local young performers. Children who come dressed as pirates or fairies receive a special treat.

October 15: Live Music at the Farm
Becker Farms & Vizcarra Vineyards, 3724 Quaker Rd., Gasport / 716-772-2211
5pm. Enjoy free live music featuring Road 2 Recovery. Food and beverages available for purchase.

October 15: 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. Bring a flash light!

Oct. 15: The Haunted Fortress ($)
Old Fort Niagara, 4 Scott Ave., Youngstown / 716-745-7611
7pm. Explore the corridors of the Fort by night. See the dark side of the Fort's history as it emerges in menacing ways, as you wind your way through centuries old buildings and walk the grounds where so much death and destruction occurred over centuries of occupation. Call to register!

Oct. 15: Paranormal Walk ($)
Lake Effect Ice Cream, 79 Canal St., Lockport
7pm. Hear about one of WNY's oldest towns with a truly bizarre past. Free parking available at the Discovery Center.

October 15: Live Music Saturday
Legend's Bar & Grill, 240 First St., Niagara Falls / 716-299-0249
7pm. Free live music featuring local musicians!

Oct. 16 - Nov. 13: Niagara Frontier Watercolor Society National Exhibit
Kenan Center, 433 Locust St., Lockport / 716-433-2617
Mon. - Fri., 12 - 5pm, Sat. & Sun., 2 - 5pm. Juried exhibit of watercolor paintings by NFWS members and non-members from across the country.

October 19: Fireworks over Niagara Falls
Niagara Falls State Park, USA
10pm. Enjoy a spectacular fireworks display over the Falls.


October 15: North Tonawanda City Market
Corner of Payne Ave. & Robinson St., North Tonawanda
7am - 1pm. Fresh produce, flowers, pastries and more.


October 14: Bridging the Gorge, Part 1
Artpark, 450 S. Fourth St., Lewiston / 716- 852-7483
5 - 7pm. A hiking series on the history and tales of each of the bridges that span the Niagara Gorge will begin where the falls did. See remnants of the old bridge and the wonder of the new one.

October 15: Dog Friendly Fall Foliage Walk
Artpark, 450 S. Fourth St., Lewiston
10am. Join a park naturalist with your furry friend and explore the beauty of the Niagara Gorge. Dogs must be on a leash and under your control at all times on the walk. Call 716-282-5154 to register.

October 15: Fall Into Fitness, Niagara Falls in the Beginning
Artpark, 450 S. Fourth St., Lewiston
10am. Hike the trails to where Niagara Falls first formed. Call 716-282-5154 to register.

October 19: Old Falls Street Run Club
Old Falls Street, 101 Old Falls St., Niagara Falls
5:45pm. Run at your own pace as running captains help the group prepare for local races.


October 14: Niagara Falls Culinary Institute Demo/Dinner ($)
Niagara Falls Culinary Institute, 28 Old Falls Street, Niagara Falls / 716-210-2525
6 - 8:30pm. Explore the colors and flavors of fall with Bourbon, Rye, and Rum spirited creations.

October 18: Niagara Falls Culinary Institute Demo/Dinner ($)
Niagara Falls Culinary Institute, 28 Old Falls Street, Niagara Falls / 716-210-2525
6 - 8:30pm. Learn how to take the bounty of the fall and turn it into a delicious squash and apple bisque.

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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. Visit for more information.

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