Things to Do in Niagara USA

Looking for things to do and places to go in Niagara Falls? Browse the weekly Niagara Now and make plans to explore Niagara USA!

October 16: Comedy Series at Bear's Den ($)

Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino, 310 Fourth St., Niagara Falls / 716-299-1100
8pm. See Nikki Glaser perform live in the intimate 440-seat Bear's Den Showroom

October 16 - 17: A Tour by Lantern Lite ($)
Lockport Cave & Underground Boat Ride, 5 Gooding St., Lockport / 716-438-0174
6:45pm. An 85-minute tour offered at 6:45pm or 7:45pm. Limited space available! Call to register!

October 17: Spooktacular ($)
Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum, 180 Thompson St., N. Tonawanda / 716-693-1885
5:30pm. Wear your favorite costume and enjoy games, crafts, snacks - and carrousel rides! Charlie and Checkers will astound you with their comedy magic show at 7:00pm.

October 17: Fireworks at the Falls
Niagara Falls State Park, Niagara Falls USA
10pm. Enjoy a spectacular fireworks display over the Falls!

October 17: Free Music Friday
Hard Rock Caf�, 333 Prospect St. Niagara Falls
8pm. Enjoy live music featuring Women of Hope with Pattie Parks, Sue Kincaid, Dolly Durante and Donna Rose.

October 17 - 18: Newfane Historical Society's Candlelight Tours ($)
Town of Newfane Historical & Van Horn Mansion, 2165 Lockport-Olcott Rd., Burt
7pm. By candlelight, go through the spooky hall and grounds of this infamous haunted house!

October 18: Energy Awareness Month
New York Power Authority - Niagara Power Vista, 5777 Lewiston Rd., Lewiston
10am. Enjoy free family fun with events and activities all day!

October 18: 5th Annual Monster Mash Breakfast ($)
Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls, 101 Old Falls St., Niagara Falls / 716-278-2100
8:30am. Wear your costume and enjoy a Halloween-themed breakfast buffet, parade, crafts, games and more!

October 18: Live Music at Wine on Third
Wine on Third, 501-3rd Street, Niagara Falls / 716-285-9463
7:30pm. Featuring live music by Christina Custode.

October 18: The Haunted Fortress ($)
Old Fort Niagara, 4 Scott Ave., Youngstown / Reservations Required: 716-745-7611
7pm. 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.

October 18: Three Point Five Hike
Artpark, 450 S. 4th St., Lewiston / Call to Register: 716-282-5154
10am. Two-part hike beginning at the Niagara Escarpment to the Whirlpool and then to Niagara Falls.

October 18: Guided Museum Tour ($)
Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum, 180 Thompson St., N. Tonawanda / 716-693-1885
1pm. Enjoy a fun-filled, fact-filled tour and discover the museum's treasures.

October 18: Haunted Harbor
Gateway Harbor Park, Sweeney & Webster St., North Tonawanda
6pm. Enjoy not-very-haunted activities and trick-or-treating! View decorated boats, pirates and more.

October 18: Marble Orchard Ghost Walks ($)
Lewiston Peace Garden, 476 Center Street, Lewiston / 716-754-0166
7pm. Enjoy ghost stories, myths and tales of tragedy, crime, mayhem and murder, the grim and ghastly deeds of Lewiston's best...and worst. Bring a flashlight! Rain or shine!

October 18: Oktoberfest ($)
Wrights Corners Fire Hall, 4043 Lake Ave., Lockport / Call for tickets: 716-434-7433
6pm. Enjoy live German music, beverages, food, prizes and more!

October 18 - 19: Pumpkin Fiesta ($)
Becker Farms & Vizcarra Vineyards, 3724 Quaker Rd., Gasport
Live music, wine and beer tasting, u-pick apples and more! All events are weather permitting.

October 19: Kids in the Kitchen ($)
Niagara Falls Culinary Institute, 28 Old Falls St., Niagara Falls / 716-210-2525
12pm. Children will learn about kitchen safety, healthy foods and make enchilada lasagna! Best for children ages 8-12.

October 19: Falls Fitness Sundays
Niagara Falls State Park, Niagara Falls USA / Call to Register: 716-282-5154
1pm. Get out, be active, and enjoy the benefits of hiking and take in the beautiful scenery of autumn.

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

October 19: Vineyard Express ($)
Spring Lake Winery, 7373 Rochester Rd., Lockport / 716-439-5253
9:45am. Featuring 8 Niagara Wine Trail wineries, free wine samples, farm-to-table cuisine, farm market, live entertainment and more!

October 20 - 26: Local Restaurant Week
Western New York & Niagara USA
Celebrate local independently owned restaurants in Western New York and Niagara USA! Be adventurous and try new restaurants this week and enjoy dining features starting at $20.14.

Ongoing Events in Niagara USA:

October 17 - 19: Hallowine Murder Mystery Weekend ($)
Niagara Wine Trail USA, Niagara USA / Advance purchase only,
Dress in costume and collect clues at each participating winery. Tickets include a tasting of 3 wines and clue at each winery and a commemorative wine glass from starting winery. Tickets will not be sold at the door.

October 17 - 19: Haunted Hayride ($)
Becker Farms & Vizcarra Vineyards, 3724 Quaker Rd., Gasport
7pm. If you dare, solve the puzzle to find your way out of the Castle Labyrinth with its twists and turns and then begin a terrifying haunted hayride.

October 19 - November 16: 12th International Niagara Falls Watercolor Society Transparent Watercolor Exhibition
Kenan Center, 433 Locust St., Lockport / 716-433-2617
M-F, noon-5 / Sat.-Sun., 2-5pm. Juried exhibit featuring transparent watercolor paintings by members of the Niagara Frontier Watercolor Society. Closed Nov. 11.

October 1 - 31: River Region Scarecrow Expo
Artistic interpretations of scarecrows welcome visitors along the main street of Lewiston, Youngstown, Ransomville and Sanborn.

October 1 - 31: Haunted History Boat Tours ($)
Niagara Jet Adventures, 555 Waterstreet, Youngstown / 855-652-8687
Feel the thrills and spooky chills as you go through the famous Class V white water rapids of Devil's Hole! Learn about the ghosts that wander the shorelines and more on the 1-hour tour.

September 12 - November 15: Auto Art Exhibit
Niagara Arts & Cultural Center, 1201 Pine Ave., Niagara Falls / 716-282-7530
Mon.-Fri., 9am-5pm / Sat. & Sun., 12pm-4pm. View unique and amazing sculptures made from recycled car parts, enjoy masterful oil paintings, watercolor and more!

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