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.
2020 List of Independence Day Festivities in the Buffalo Area
If you know of other Fourth of July Celebrations in the Buffaloarea, please email us and we will add them to this list.
July 1 - 4
Lancaster Independence Days (CANCELLED 2020)
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! Follow the link for the complete schedule.
Town of Aurora Independence Day Celebration (CANCELLED 2020)
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 2020)
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.).
Olcott's Fireworks Over Lake Ontario (POSTPONED FOR LATER IN 2020; DATE TBD)
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 (CANCELLED 2020)
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.
Tonawanda Independence Day Ceremony and Fireworks! (CANCELLED 2020)
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.
The fireworks have been cancelled and the traditional gala parade is being modified. We will have a vehicle “Parade through the Village” on July 4th (see below). This is a great way of thanking our front line workers, first responders and local businesses.
- 4th of July Parade line-up at 11:00 a.m. – athletic fields at Akron Central School – Bloomingdale Rd
- Parade to begin at 12:00
- Social distancing is encouraged and face coverings must be worn when outside of vehicles
- No throwing of candy or novelty items from the vehicles
- Vehicle route: Begins at the Athletic fields to Bloomingdale, Bloomingdale to John, John to Buffalo to Buell, Buell to Skyline, Skyline to Crittenden, Crittenden to East Ave, East Ave to Parkview, Parkview to Main and finishing at the fire hall.
Cheektowaga 4th of July Parade and Celebration at the Town Park (CANCELLED 2020)
Annual Independence Day Parade from Walden Ave to Cheektowaga Town Park down Harlem Road. Step off is at 12 pm.
Dunkirk Independence Day Celebration (CANCELLED 2020)
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!
Elma Fireworks (POSTPONED UNTIL SEPTEMBER 6th)
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! (CANCELLED 2020)
9 a.m. 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).
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. Enjoy!
Lakewood July 4th Summerfest (CANCELLED 2020)
Celebrate Independence Day in Lakewood with fun activities along Chatauqua Avenue and Fireworks at Hartley Park!
The Annual Fourth of July 10 K race on beautiful Lake Chautauqua is still taking place in 2020! Thanks to technology and a few gracious sponsors, we were able to save the race! Although there will be many changes the course will remain the same. Your family members and supporters will still be able to keep track of you from afar and root you on. Register Here.
Fireworks will take off from the waterfront at Lakeside Park in Mayville at 10 p.m. Saturday, July 4, 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 State Park Fireworks (CANCELLED 2020)
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 (CANCELLED 2020)
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 (CANCELLED 2020)
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.
July 4 - 6
Old Falls Street USA 4th of July Weekend Blockparty (CANCELLED 2020)
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.
Red, White and Boom at Seneca Niagara Casino (CANCELLED 2020)
Join us for a Free Fireworks Spectacular at Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino on Saturday, July 6 at 9:40PM sharp. Don’t forget your lawn chairs … this view is one you won’t want to miss! Rain date: July 8
RAIN DATE: JULY 3