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The Best Places in WNY to Watch Fireworks on Fourth of July Weekend

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Written by Emily Morrow

Published on June 29, 2017


Canalside Fireworks, Fourth of July, Fireworks in Buffalo NY

Fireworks at Canalside / Photo courtesy of Canalside


The Fourth of July is on a Tuesday this year, which means we have a full weekend (and a couple days) of festivities ahead. But no worries – we’ve compiled a list of all the best places to see fireworks this holiday weekend! Here’s our rundown of dates, places, times, and tips for fireworks this year.
Email us to let us know if we’re missing your favorite spot at info@stepoutbuffalo.com.

Saturday, July 1st

 The Town of Collins Park

Collins Town Park
Tip: Fireworks will be held during the Annual Liberty Fest, which starts at 4 pm. Fireworks start at 9:45 pm!

The Woods at Bear Creek

3510 Bear Creek Rd., Franklinville, N.Y.
Tip: Celebrate Independence Day with some fishing, zip lining, hiking trails and more! There will also be music by Screamin’ Lou from 2 pm-9:30 pm. $10 for day passes.
 

Fireworks at the Falls

Niagara Falls State Park, 332 Prospect St Niagara Falls, NY 14303
Fireworks @ 10 pm
Tip: Falls illuminations begin @ 8:45pm
 

Sunday, July 2nd

Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino

310 4th St, Niagara Falls, NY 14303
Tip: Free for everyone! Fireworks start at 9:30 pm.
 

Fireworks at the Falls

Niagara Falls State Park, 332 Prospect St Niagara Falls, NY 14303
Fireworks @ 10 pm
Tip: Falls illuminations begin @ 8:45 pm
 

Town of Niagara

Veteran’s Memorial Community Park, 7000 Lockport Rd.
Tip: Free for all! Bring a blanket.
 

Monday, July 3rd

Veterans Park in Akron

5877 Buell St., Akron, NY 14001
Fireworks @ dusk
Tip: There will be a food stand starting at 5:00 pm. Free admission for fireworks!




 

Fireworks at the Falls

Niagara Falls State Park, 332 Prospect St Niagara Falls, NY 14303
Fireworks @ 10 pm
Tip: Falls illuminations begin @ 8:45 pm

Hamlin Park in East Aurora

Fireworks @ 10 pm
Rain date: July 4
Tip: Free Admission! Plus, earlier in the day they have a parade, Kids Frothy, foamy fun (1:30 pm) and a parade at 7 pm.
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Bisons Game @ Coca-Cola Field

Independence Eve Celebration with the BPO
Fireworks begin after the Bisons Game
Tip: $26/ticket, Get tickets here!
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Woodlawn Beach

S-3580 Lakeshore Rd, Blasdell, NY 14219
Fireworks @ Dusk
Tip: $7 charge per car
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Kenney Field in Tonawanda

2000 Colvin Blvd (Brighton Rd), Tonawanda, NY 14150
Fireworks @ Dusk
Rain Date: July 5th
Tip: Free Admission!
 

2017 Ellicottville Summer Music Festival

Holiday Valley, 6557 Holiday Valley Rd, Ellicottville, NY 14731
Fireworks choreographed to BPO, Need tickets to show ($40) to attend.
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 Niagara Falls

7000 Lockport Road, Niagara Falls, NY
Fireworks @ Dusk
Tip: Celebrating Pride In The Park-This day is complete with an all day band line-up, American Graffiti car show, BBQ chicken and an amazing fireworks display. Celebration goes from 12 pm-9:45 pm.

Clarence Hollowfest

Clarence Town Park, 10405 Main Street, Clarence NY 14031
Fireworks @ 9:30 pm, Hollow Fest 2017 festivities from July 1 – 3rd
Tip: Free Admission!
 

Tuesday, July 4th

Midway State Park, Bemus Point

4859 Route 430, Bemus Point, NY
Fireworks @ 10:15 pm
Tip: Free Admission!
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Niawanda Park – Tonawanda

Niawanda Park, Tonawanda, NY 14150
Fireworks @ dusk, shot from Tonawanda Island
Tip: Free Admission!
 

Canalside

44 Prime St, Buffalo, NY 14202
Fireworks @ 10:00pm (festivities all day)
Tip: Free Admission! No outside food & drink allowed. Food trucks, beer & wine on sight! Folding chairs and blankets are welcome.
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Village of Lancaster Independence Days

Save-A-Lot Parking Lot – 10 Aurora St, Lancaster, NY 14086
Fireworks @ 10 pm
Tip: Free Admission
 

Memorial Park in Dunkirk

Memorial Park, Lake Shore Drive, Dunkirk, NY 
Fireworks @ Dusk
Tip: Free Admission! Bring money for food vendors. Live music with FALLEN UNION at 3 pm and at BLACK DIAMOND at 6 pm!
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Martin’s Fantasy Island

2400 Grand Island Blvd, Grand Island, NY 14072
Fireworks @ Dusk
Tip: After 5 pm, $17.76 admission, Grand Island residents get in free with proof of residency starting at 9 pm.
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Fireworks at the Falls

Niagara Falls State Park, 332 Prospect St Niagara Falls, NY 14303
Fireworks @ 10 pm
Tip: Falls illuminations begin @ 8:45 pm
MORE INFO
 

Orchard Park Middle School

Pavilion behind Middle School – 60 S Lincoln Ave, Orchard Park, NY 14127
Fireworks @ 9:30 pm
Rain Date: July 5
Tip: Free Admission! Annual Independence Day parade is from 8-9 pm.
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Little Valley at Cattauraugus County Fairgrounds

501 Erie Street, Little Valley
Fireworks @ dusk
 
 

University at Buffalo North Campus

Baird Point, Amherst
Fireworks start at 10 pm!
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Lockport

Outwater Memorial Park, Lockport
Fireworks @ dusk

Lyndonville Central School

Softball Fields in Lyndonville
Tip: Starting at 12 pm there will be a Lions Club Parade, AFS Arts and Crafts Show, a Hospice duck race, vending throughout the day and evening, and entertainment. Fireworks start at 10 pm.
 

Pendleton Town Park

Campbell Blvd
Tip: 4th of July celebration is from 5-10 pm!
 
 
 

Written by <a href="https://stepoutbuffalo.com/author/emily/" target="_self">Emily Morrow</a>

Written by Emily Morrow

Emily is co-founder and Director of Storytelling at Step Out Buffalo. Her favorite things to do are eat, travel, and think up business ideas. Emily is originally from Hamburg, NY and her out of town friends will tell you that she loves to talk about Buffalo any chance she gets.
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