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4th of July Fireworks, Parades, and Events in the Buffalo Area

Sterling Renaissance Festival opens July 2!

At Sterling Renaissance Festival, Thrill to the excitement of over 100 stage and street performers, professional actors, comedians and musicians who whimsically recreate an authentic English Renaissance village. Dozens of artisans demonstrate their fine craftsmanship and sell their unique wares. Delicacies like steak-on-a-stake, pita pockets, succulent turkey legs, and more! Open Saturdays & Sundays 10am-7pm, July 2nd through August 14th, 2016. Click here to purchase tickets onlineClick here for directions.

Note: If you are marching in a parade, line-up is usually about 1/2 hour before the start of the parade. 



June 25

Clarence Day in the Park
11 am until 10 pm at Town Park, Main St.

Bring your family to Clarence for a full day of super packed fun! Activities, food, music, the annual Bark in the Park and, of course, fireworks!


July 2 - 4

Lancaster Independence Days

Thurs . 7/2 from 6 - 11pm;
Fri. 7/3 from Noon - 11pm
Sat. 7/4 from 8am - 11pm

Head to the Village of Lancaster with your families to celebrate the annual Independence Days Festival! Carnival rides, contests, music, delicious food, Cute Baby Parade, 4th of July Parade and FIREWORKS!


Families will enjoy a parade, family activities, entertainment, food and FIREWORKS (on the 3rd) at the Akron Independence Day celebration! Just head to Veteran's Park

4th of July Carnival on Old Falls Street

Celebrate Independence Day on Old Falls Street, USA. We'll have rides, games, clowns, stilt walkers, hula-hoopers, balloon artists and more! A $20 wristband is good for all-day fun!




July 2


Dunkirk Independence Day Celebration 

Celebrating our nation's independence along with 125 years of Lake Shore Savings Bank being in our community, this show will take place over Lake Erie from Main Street to the Wright Park area.  Fireworks at 10 pm.




July 3

Town of Aurora Independence Day Celebration

Fun for all with a parade, entertainment, food (roast beef, hot dogs, popcorn, pizza, taco in a bag, pie slices, cookies, drinks & ice cream), and of course, FIREWORKS at 10!  Rain date for fireworks is July 4. All other activities will be canceled.

Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra & Chorus, Fireworks and the Buffalo Bisons at Coca Cola Field

The great Western New York summer tradition. On Sunday, July 3, join us for the 22nd Annual KeyBank Independence Eve Celebration with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra and Chorus and the Largest Fireworks Show of the Season as the Bisons host the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders (6:05 p.m.).

Niagara Falls, Seneca Niagara Casino 

Join us for a must-see fireworks display at Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel. Don’t miss the dazzling display of bright colors, guaranteed to light up the night sky! Begins at 9:40 pm. FREE TO THE PUBLIC!



Olcott's Fireworks Over Lake Ontario

10 p.m. Best viewed from Lake Ontario Shoreline, Krull Park, and Olcott.

The prettiest fireworks on the lake! Boats sail and motor on the lake while fireworks burst into colors overhead. Fireworks are shot off the west pier. Free admission. 

Allegany State Park Independence Day Celebration 

July 3

Grab your lawn chairs and head to the Allegany State Park Quaker Beach area to celebrate our nation’s independence! The fun starts at 4:00 p.m. on July 3rd with a chicken barbecue (until sold out) by the Coldspring Volunteer Fire Department. 


Tonawanda Independence Day Ceremony and Fireworks! 

Dedication Ceremony Honoring the Resident Combat Veterans of Afghanistan, Iraq & the Gulf War

Kenney Field-Sunday, July 3, 2016 (Rain-date: July 5th)Starting at 5:30pm Featuring the music of the American Legion Band of the Tonawandas with a fireworks display at approximately 10pm.




July 4


4th of July Festivities

Kiddie Parade: 7/4- 11:00 a.m. on Ellicott Avenue

Picnic in the Park: 7/4- 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.


Buffalo's Annual Fourth of July Celebration at Canalside

Enjoy a day full of activities (from 2 - 11 pm) with your family! 10pm Fireworks!

Cheektowaga 4th of July Parade and Celebration at the Town Park

The Parade stepoff is at 11 am and the route is Walden to Harlem to the Town Park. Enjoy concerts and activities throughout the day!

Music at the Lions Pavilion: 1:00 pm to 5:30 pm “Special Delivery” and “Jonesie and the Cruisers” from 6:00 to 10:00 pm. Fireworks at dusk in the same park!


Elma Fireworks

Elma's Fourth of July Fireworks display is at dusk on July 4th at the Boys & Girls Club on Girdle Road.  Parking available at the Iroquois School lots.


Grand Island Independence Day FUN!

9 a.m. Annual Dick Bessel Independence Day Run, Kids Run, and Parade along G I Blvd.
Fireworks at Martin's Fantasy Island at dusk after water park closes. Grand Island residents may enter the Park for Fireworks at 9 p.m. with proof of residence. Anyone may purchase discounted admission for the whole day, with special activities, and stay for the fireworks.


Lakewood July 4th Summerfest

Celebrate Independence Day in Lakewood with fun activities along Chatauqua Avenue and Fireworks at Hartley Park!


Lakewood Y Firecracker 10K & 2 Mile Run/Walk

Annual Fourth of July 10 K race on beautiful Lake Chautauqua.   Race starts a day of celebration on the Richard Hartley Park that concludes with a spectacular fireworks display.


Mayville July 4th Celebration

The Chautauqua County Celebration - 10 am parade followed by activities, events, food and live music at Lakeside Park. At 10 pm, a huge fireworks display and the annual tradition of flares around the lake.


Niagara Falls State Park Fireworks 

Shows begin at 10pm, so grab your chair or blanket and head for Niagara Falls State Park - then sit back and enjoy the show!


Olcott Patriot's Parade

12:30 p.m., Olcott. This parade is nostalgic, patriotic and fun! Dress up in red, white, and blue, and decorate your bikes and wagons. Meet at Krull Park Main St. by 12 noon and march to Olcott Beach Carousel Park. Free ice cream and ride ticket for participants.


City of Olean

City Set For A BOOMING FOURTH! Bradner Stadium gates open at 5:30 PM. The fireworks are organized by the Olean Professional Firefighters Association, OPFFA. The 2016 Fireworks Celebration will be a fun-filled evening of great music, mouth-watering food, family entertainment and socializing culminating with a spectacular fireworks show at dusk.

Coolers and packages carried into the stadium will be checked for security reasons. In case of inclement weather, the fireworks will be scheduled for the next clear night.


Orchard Park Fourth of July Parade and Fireworks!  Step off at 8 pm. The parade runs from Baker Road to Quaker Street (Route 20A) to Lincoln Avenue to the Middle School. The town puts on a fireworks display after the parade at the pavilion behind the Middle School.


The 4th at Riverside  4th of July event in Riverside Park