Fourth of July Fireworks, Parades, and Events in the Buffalo Area
There are so many opportunities to celebrate the 4th of July in our area! Looking for fireworks and other community celebrations? Check out our updated list of local happenings around Buffalo.
2022 List of Independence Day Festivities in the Buffalo Area
If you know of other Fourth of July Celebrations in the Buffalo area, please email us and we will add them to this list.
The Town of Tonawanda Youth, Parks and Recreation Department will be honoring USA’s birthday with a special concert at Kenney Field featuring the American Legion Band of the Tonawandas. Food trucks will be at the park from 6-10pm. The concert will begin at 7 pm and conclude at approximately 9 pm. The fireworks will start at 10 pm.
Show is set to begin at 9:40 p.m. and officials say due to capacity restrictions there will not be public viewing areas established on-site but the fireworks will be visible in the surrounding area.
Fireworks at dusk at Veterans Park. Activities continue on July 4th.
Fun for all with a parade, entertainment, food (pulled pork, hamburgers, hot dogs, popcorn, pizza, pie slices, cookies, drinks & ice cream), and of course, FIREWORKS! Activities begin at 1:30. The parade kicks off at 6:30pm and begins at Main & Riley. It proceeds down Main Street, left on South Grove to Hamlin Park. Performances start at 8 and the fireworks explode at 10. Click on the link to see the full schedule.
Independence Day celebrations at Chautauqua reflect America at its best, with the core of intergenerational festivities being this concert full of patriotic and inspirational music. This year’s concert features the return of conductor William Eddins to the Amphitheater as he leads the stunning young talent found in Chautauqua’s Music School Festival Orchestra and the School of Music Voice program. Come celebrate with traditions such as the Armed Forces Salute and Stars and Stripes Forever, while discovering new favorites from a diverse and talented group of young people from around the country.
Holiday Valley is set For A BOOMING FOURTH! There's plenty of room to park across from the Holiday Valley Lodge to enjoy the fireworks from your car and still maintain social distancing. Sunday, July 4th will feature the Buffalo Philharmonic at 8PM followed by a spectacular fireworks show - right over your head! For tickets and more info go to the Ellicottville Chamber website. Enjoy!
10 p.m. Best viewed from Lake Ontario Shoreline, Krull Park, and Olcott. The most spectacular fireworks display in Western New York! Boats sail and motor over Lake Ontario, while fireworks burst in amazing color overhead. Free admission. Arrive early for the best view. Sponsored by the Town of Newfane and Olcott Beach Community Associations.
Grab your lawn chairs and head to the Allegany State Park Quaker Beach area to celebrate our nation’s independence! The fun starts at 2 p.m. on July 3rd with a chicken barbecue (until sold out) by the Coldspring Volunteer Fire Department. Capping off this fun-filled night will be a spectacular fireworks display over the waters of Quaker Lake! This year, patrons should plan on adjusting their viewing plans as the launch site has been relocated to a field just off ASP 3 at the midpoint of the lake between the Quaker toll booth and the intersection of ASP 3 and Cain Hollow.
“Summertime Favorites” is the theme for the gala parade and “Dr. Seuss” will be the theme for the Kiddie Parade. Kiddie parade at 4:15 and Gala Parade at 4:30.
After three years, the great Bisons summer tradition returns to Sahlen Field! Join us Monday, July 4 for the 26th Annual KeyBank Independence Night Celebration with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra and the Largest Fireworks Show of the Season as the Bisons host the Syracuse Mets (6:05 p.m.). And this year, we've got a special guest!!! Lockport-native, singer/recording artist and 'The Voice' star, Joshua Vacanti, will join the BPO in this year's postgame concert!
Annual Independence Day Parade from Walden Ave to Cheektowaga Town Park down Harlem Road. Step off is at 12 pm.
Live music, food vendors, a large open space for people to sit, and a nice view of the lake. Free parking is available on the street and in nearby parking lots. Ending with the best firework display around at dusk!
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.
Fourth of July in Findley Lake begins with the Great Duck Race at the north end of the lake, followed by a Chicken BBQ at the Findley Lake Fire Hall. Then, enjoy the sights, sounds and fun of the Findley Lake Boat Parade, which begins at the Boat Ramp on Main Street. Finish off your Fourth of July with fireworks set off from the north end of the lake.
Annual Dick Bessel Independence Day Run, Kids Run, and Parade along G I Blvd. A 1 1/2-hour, 30-unit parade in honor of Independence Day will follow the Dick Bessel Memorial Run at around 9:00 a.m. down Grand Island Blvd. from Staley Road to Baseline Road. During the event, traffic will be controlled by local law enforcement which will direct motorists to follow a detour route (starting at 8:30 am).
Start your Independence Day off with a bang! The Firecracker Run returns with a 10K as well as a 2 Mile Run/Walk. For more information on the race, contact the Lakewood Y at 716-763-0303. Register Here.
Celebrate Independence Day in Lakewood with fun activities along Chatauqua Avenue and Fireworks at Hartley Park!
The parade will begin at 2 pm on Sunday, July 4th. The parade will begin at Erie & Court Street, proceed south down Court St, west onto Pleasant Ave, south down Central Avenue, and conclude on W. Main St near N. Aurora St. The fireworks will then be at 10 P.M. that night.
Lockport (TBD 2022)
North Park Junior High School athletic field will be the launching site for the show that in the past has drawn thousands to nearby Outwater Park.
Fireworks will take off from the waterfront at Lakeside Park in Mayville at 10 p.m., with the park closed to the public for the fireworks crew. Please adhere to the state social distancing guidance and be respectful of one another.
Niagara Falls (TBD 2022)
Fireworks display at Hyde Park- dusk
Shows begin at 10pm, so grab your chair or blanket and head for Niagara Falls State Park - then sit back and enjoy the show!
12 pm., 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 the Gazebo area (new end point for 2021). Freeze pops will be given at gazebo following parade.
City Set For A BOOMING FOURTH! Bradner Stadium, Olean, gates open at 5:30 PM. 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. The fireworks are organized by the Olean Professional Firefighters Association.