Summer's here and so are all the exciting Niagara Falls activities! It's the time of year to listen to some music at one of the many outdoor concerts, or grab a blanket and lawn chair and watch a movie at Flicks over the Falls. Read below to learn more about What's Happening in Niagara Falls this week!
July 22nd: Blue Monday
Recipient of Blues Beat Magazine's prestigious "Muddy" Award, Blue Mondays return to the gazebo in Lewiston for its 19th year of great blues music. The event runs from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm at the Hennepin Park Gazebo, Fourth and Center Streets. Considered by many to be one of the best Blues venues in Western New York, and according to the Lewiston Council of the Arts, it attracts a faithful following of blues lovers from all over. This is a free event and the featured performance this week is Ron LoCurto & the Reinhardts.
July 23rd: Tuesday in the Park at Artpark
Since the release of their debut album, Outskirts, in March 1987, Blue Rodeo has established themselves as one of the premiere bands in Canadian music history. Their 12th studio album, The Things We Left Behind, was released in November of 2009 and over the course of their career the group has sold over four million albums around the world. Tickets are on sale now. Gates open at 4:30 pm and the show starts at 6:30 pm. For more information CLICK HERE
July 23rd - July 27th: 55th Annual Porter Cup Golf Tournament
The Niagara Falls Country Club, host of the 55th Annual Porter Cup is excited to Welcome and kick off another year's successful tournament. Each year, the tournament builds on the foundation laid down previously to reach new heights of excellence in amateur golf. The tournament is pleased to again have a collection of the world's best collegiate, international and mid-amateur golfers. Top players from the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Mexico, Argentina, Venezuela, England, and Finland will be vying to have their name engraved on the Alexander L. Porter cup. For more information regarding the tournament CLICK HERE
July 24th: Lewiston Jazz Project
Come and experience jazz at it's finest in an intimate and relaxed outdoor concert setting at the Gazebo at Hennepin Park. The Lewiston Jazz Project is a seven-piece group, under the direction of composer / pianist Ron Corsaro. This septet performs original as well as classic jazz repertoire, swing, and modern jazz, accompanied by guest artists and student musicians. The concert is from 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm and this is a FREE event! For more information CLICK HERE
July 25th: Free Wine Tastings
The Niagara Falls Culinary Institute is located on Old Falls Street in the heart of downtown and just steps from the beautiful Niagara Falls. Visit the Wine Boutique at the Culinary Institute on Thursday from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm for free wine tastings. For more information CLICK HERE
July 25th: Flicks on Old Falls Street
Grab a blanket and share a bag of popcorn each Thursday night as Old Falls Street USA turns into an open-air theater featuring classic and contemporary movies under the stars. Food and beverage vendors will be available every week. This Thursday come and see The Lion King at 9:00 pm in the Old Falls Street's Middle Block. For more information CLICK HERE
July 26th: Friday on Old Falls Street
Kick off the weekend with the area's finest classic rock and dance bands. This free concert series features food and beer vending with plenty of room to dance. Make sure to stay until 10 p.m. when guests are treated to fireworks launched over Niagara Falls. The party starts at 7:00 pm on the middle block, and this weeks featured band is The A List Band. For more information CLICK HERE
July 26th: Freedom Run Free Movie Night
Drink wine and watch a movie at the Freedom Run Winery! Doors open at 8:00 pm and the movie will start at sunset. You can enjoy wine by the glass, and their will be specialty cocktails and gourmet snacks inspired by each week's film. The featured film this week is The Big Lebowski.. For more information CLICK HERE
July 27th and 28th: Farm Museum Festival
The Sanborn Area Historical Society's free event is held on the museum grounds, 2660 Saunders Settlement Road, and runs from 8:00 am to dusk Saturday and 8:00 am to 4:00 pm on Sunday. Things kick off with a pancake breakfast at 8:00 am on Saturday, followed by opening ceremonies at 10:00 am. The Niagara River Dancers take stage from 11:30 am to 12:15 pm. There is a tractor parade, "Elvis" concert, and fireworks at 9:30 pm. For more information CLICK HERE
July 28th: Jazzy Sundays on Old Falls Street
Sundays from July 7th to August 25th Jazzy Sundays will be held from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm on Old Falls Street's Middle Block. The annual live music series features performances by the region's greatest jazz, Dixieland, and big band musicians. The afternoon also features Encounter Niagara's historical reenactors in period costume. This series is pet-friendly, so bring you pooch and get ready for some fun.