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.
2021 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 on Monday, July 3rd featuring the American Legion Band of the Tonawandas. The concert will begin at 7:30pm and conclude at approximately 9:30pm. At 10:00pm a spectacular fireworks display will be presented by Pyrotecnico.
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.
Town of Aurora Independence Day Celebration (Pending 2021)
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!
Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra & Chorus, Fireworks and the Buffalo Bisons at Coca Cola Field (Cancelled 2021)
On Wednesday, July 3, join us for the 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 Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs (6:05 p.m.).
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.
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 in person this year on Saturday, July 3, 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.
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.
Allegany State Park Independence Day Celebration (Pending 2021)
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.
Power Wheels race begins at 10am with various activities happening throughout the day. Kiddie parade at 4:15 and Gala Parade at 4:30.
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! Rain Date: July 5th
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. State guidelines will be observed, and events may be added or canceled in accordance with these guidelines. All events are subject to change.
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!
Lakewood July 4th Summerfest (Cancelled 2021)
Celebrate Independence Day in Lakewood with fun activities along Chatauqua Avenue and Fireworks at Hartley Park!
The parade will begin at 10 A.M on Sunday, July 4th. It will start at Walter Winter Dr. and Erie St, then make its way down Erie to Court St., then to Pleasant Ave., and finishing down Central Ave. The fireworks will then be at 10 P.M. that night.
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.
Fireworks display at Hyde Park- dusk
Niagara Falls State Park Fireworks (Cancelled 2021)
Shows begin at 10pm, so grab your chair or blanket and head for Niagara Falls State Park - then sit back and enjoy the show!
12:30 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 the Gazebo area (new end point for 2021). Freeze pops will be given at gazebo following parade.
City of Olean (Cancelled 2021)
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 2019 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.
Shows 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.
July 4 - 6
Old Falls Street USA 4th of July Weekend Blockparty (CANCELLED 2021)
Independence Day on July 4th kicks off a 3-day street festival … Visit Old Falls Street on THURSDAY, FRIDAY, or SATURDAY as we celebrate Independence Day with live music, great food and free activities for all guests.