This section filters information from the calendar and lists those events that have a FAMILY element to it including: Festivals, Discovery Events, Parades, Carnivals, Plays, Youth Gaming, Youth Camps, etc.

Family

  • May 26, 2018 - May 27, 2018

    www.oldfortniagara.org - (716) 745-7611

    A Military Time Line Explores Niagara's History from Muskets to Missiles. Join us for a trip through 300 years of military history. Special displays of military vehicles, period camps from the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries, weapons demonstrations, uniform programs and hands-on activities for families.

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  • June 1, 2018

    www.topamusements.com - (716) 245-9502

    Food trucks, arts and craft vendors, food, music, rock wall, inflatable

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  • June 9, 2018

    www.freewebs.com/bondlake - (716) 694-3488

    Come to our SUMMER POND STUDY to learn about the amazing and abundant life that fills a tiny drop of pond water. This fun and exciting science activity is appropriate for kids of all ages. Attendees should gather at Shelter #1

    If possible, participants should bring an empty 2-liter pop bottle and one pantyhose leg to make their own plankton net. If you have an aquarium net at home, please bring it

    Lighted microscopes and magnifying glasses will assist participants in identifying small microbes and plankton. Expect to return collections back into the lake after examination

    This event is sponsored by the Bond Lake Environmental and Beautification Committee

    Heavy rain cancels this event, though sprinkles will not deter us from these activities

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  • June 9, 2018 - June 10, 2018

    https://thunderofniagara.com

    The Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station will host the best air show this area has ever seen. The air show will be headlined by the world famous United States Air Force Thunderbirds. There will also be exclusive military aircraft flybys. The show will also feature the largest military & civilian static aircraft display in New York State. You don't want to miss this

    Scheduled to appear:

    USAF Thunderbirds - “The USAF Air Demonstration Squadron (“Thunderbirds”) is the air demonstration squadron of the United States Air Force (USAF) - TENTATIVE

    Canadian Forces Snowbirds - “The Canadian Forces (CF) Snowbirds, 431 Air Demonstration Squadron are a Canadian icon comprised of Canadian Armed Forces (CAF)

    F-22 Raptor - “The Air Combat Command F-22 Demonstration Team at Langley Air Force Base performs precision aerial maneuvers to demonstrate the unique capabilities of the world’s only operational fifth-generation fighter aircraft.

    VFA-106 “Super Hornet” Demo - Strike Fighter Squadron 106 from Naval Air Station Oceana, Virginia is proud to showcase the F/A-18. The Tactical Demonstration or “Tac Demo” team flies the F/A-18 as close to the “edge of the envelope” as safety and prudence allow

    “Quick Silver” P-51D Mustang - Come relish in this Mustang’s distinctive roar courtesy of a full-tilt aerobatic demonstration by Scott Yoak

    C-17 Globemaster III Tactical Flying Demonstration - This one-of-a-kind demo comes courtesy of the 105th Airlift Wing. Niagara is proud to be one of the few North American Air Shows to host this astounding aerial demonstration

    • C-17 Take Off  “Crank and Bank” … 250,000+ Pounds in the Sky!  It’s difficult to sum up the C-17 in just word and pictures. In short, the C-17 demo team will redefine “Crank & Bank” as they move 250,000+ pounds of airplane across the skies of Niagara. Heck, even fighter pilots are left slack-jawed by the C-17’s maneuverability.
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  • June 10, 2018

    www.sanbornhistory.org

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  • June 15, 2018

    www.topamusements.com - (716) 245-9502

    Join fellow homeschoolers for an end of year family fun day and cookout with the opportunity to speak with several local businesses who offer homeschooling workshops and lessons. We are also working on bringing several homeschool-based curriculum companies in to answer any questions you may have and give you a chance to check out their curriculum in person

    $22 per family (pre-sale) - $30 (day of)

    • This price includes unlimited access to the inflatables (2 obstacle course, a giant slide and a bounce house) and rock wall and a hot dog, bag of chips and drink per each child
    • This event is rain or shine so there will not be refunds if it rains. The inflatables will still be open for the kids if it rains and vendors will still setup. There are several pavilions on the premises to provide shelter IF rain is an issue.
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  • June 29, 2018 - July 1, 2018

    www.oldfortniagara.org - (716) 745-7611

    Old Fort Niagara's annual recreation of the historic Siege of 1759

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  • July 2, 2018

    http://lockportmondaynightcarcruise.weebly.com - (716) 201-1076 - (716) 280- 2858

    No registration or fee is required to display your classic or custom car, truck or motorcycle

    This car show is a Family Event, any spectators acting inappropriately will be asked to leave the premises

    Please respect our cruisers cars and property. Look, but Please DO NOT touch

    Shirts and Shoes required. NO Bikes, Skateboards, Scooters or any other such item will be allowed in the cruise area. NO horseplay, running, pushing, playing ball, etc

    No Pets - Vested Service Dogs with paperwork are allowed

    Alcohol Free Zone

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  • July 7, 2018

    www.townofniagararecreation.com - (716) 297-5243 x1

    The Town of Niagara’s Independence Day celebration complete with an all day band line-up, family activities, and an amazing fireworks display.

    • 2pm - Chicago Authority
    • 4pm - McCartney - Yesterday & Today
    • 6pm - Keep The Faith
    • 8pm - Killer Queen
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  • July 23, 2018

    www.castellaniartmuseum.org - (716) 286-8200

    Kids 'n Arts summer camp will provide your children with an enriching art and theatre experience unlike any other camp! Campers will spend mornings enjoying storytelling and theatre games. In the afternoon they will create a number of exciting art projects inspired by the museum's rich art collection. Your children will have the benefit of working with faculty and students from Niagara University including the Theatre and Fine Arts Department, NURT (Niagara University Repertory Theatre), local teaching artists, and professionals from the Castellani Art Museum

    Ages & Attire: Camp is for children ages 5-12. Please dress in clothing appropriate for art making and physical activities. Sandals may not be suitable

    Tuition: $200 per week. An additional $50 nonrefundable registration fee per child, per week is required at the time of registration

    • July 23-27 - I've Got Rhythm
    • July 30 - August 3 - Nature Unleashed
    • August 6-10 - Fantastic Fantasy
    • August 13-17 - Makers & Builders
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  • July 28, 2018 - July 29, 2018

    www.sanbornhistory.org

    Flea Market & Craft Show

    Food Available

    Hours:

    • Saturday - 8am-5pm
    • Sunday - 8am-4pm
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  • July 28, 2018 - July 29, 2018

    www.oldfortniagara.org - (716) 745-7611

    This year only. The Grand Encampment will be the largest 1812 event yet seen at the Fort

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  • August 11, 2018 - August 12, 2018

    www.artcouncil.org - (716) 754-0166

    This juried outdoor art show brings 25,000 visitors to the heart of picturesque historic Lewiston, New York. The festival attracts art lovers from Western New York and Southern Ontario, as well as international visitors from Niagara Falls. Work by more than 175 exceptional artists is featured in a wide range of both fine art and artistic craft categories including:

    • Painting Works created in watercolor, oils and/or acrylics
    • Graphic Arts Drawing, Printmaking, T-shirts, Computer Generated Art, Chalk, Charcoal, Pastels, Pencil, Wax Crayons, Inks & Washes
    • Mixed Media Two and three-dimensional works that incorporate more than one type of physical material in their production
    • Photography
    • Pottery/Ceramics/Glass Original wheel thrown, hand built clay or mosaic design work
    • Fiber Wearable and non-wearable work crafted from natural fibers, including basketry, weaving, tapestry and papermaking
    • Jewelry Metal, glass, clay, fiber, paper, plastic or other materials
    • Sculpture All media
    • Wood Original works that are handtooled, machine worked, turned or carved

     

    But wait...there's more

    • College Alley Features student work
    • 34th Annual Chalk Walk Competition Teams of talented student artists representing schools across WNY create murals and compete for prize money, trophies and bragging rights
    • ArtZone Hands on activities for kids of all ages
    • Live Entertainment Street performers

     

    Hours:

    • 10am-6pm
    • 10am-5pm
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  • August 18, 2018 - August 19, 2018

    www.oldfortniagara.org - (716) 745-7611

    Recreating the American Revolution on the New York frontier. Living history programs, battle demonstrations, military music, hands on activities for families.

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  • September 15, 2018

    www.sanbornhistory.org

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  • September 15, 2018 - September 16, 2018

    www.niagaraceltic.com - (716) 778-5730

    Guests are immersed in the traditions and pageantry of Ireland, Scotland, Wales and all things Celtic

    • Attractions: Animals, Community Groups, Kid's Corner, Living History
    • Ceilidh Celebration: Concert, Bonfires, Gaelic Libations
    • Celtic College: Cultural Classes and Lectures, Bagpipes, Celtic Poetry, Genealogy
    • Highland Games: Competitions, Athlete Meet & Greet
    • Live Music: In several locations
    • Plus, so much more

     

    Hours:

    • Saturday 10am-10pm
    • Sunday 10am-6pm

     

    Tickets:

    • Adults (13+) Weekend-$25 - Saturday-$20 - Sunday-$14
    • Kids under 12 are free

    Check for early ticket discounts

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  • September 22, 2018

    www.artcouncil.org - (716) 754-0166

    As the lazy hazy days of summer yield to cool crisp autumn nights. Marble Orchard Ghost Walks showcase Lewiston's rough and tumble frontier past as well as it's gloriously ghost filled present.

    The 90 minute walk will take you back in time with ghost stories, myths and tales of tragedy, crime, mayhem and murder, the grim and ghastly deeds of Lewiston's best and worst

    Bring a flashlight. Rain or shine

    • Adults - $15
    • Children under 12 - $5
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  • September 29, 2018

    www.artcouncil.org - (716) 754-0166

    As the lazy hazy days of summer yield to cool crisp autumn nights. Marble Orchard Ghost Walks showcase Lewiston's rough and tumble frontier past as well as it's gloriously ghost filled present.

    The 90 minute walk will take you back in time with ghost stories, myths and tales of tragedy, crime, mayhem and murder, the grim and ghastly deeds of Lewiston's best and worst

    Bring a flashlight. Rain or shine

    • Adults - $15
    • Children under 12 - $5
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  • October 6, 2018 - October 7, 2018

    www.sanbornhistory.org

    Hours:

    • Saturday - 10am-4pm
    • Sunday - 10am-4pm
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  • October 6, 2018

    www.artcouncil.org - (716) 754-0166

    As the lazy hazy days of summer yield to cool crisp autumn nights. Marble Orchard Ghost Walks showcase Lewiston's rough and tumble frontier past as well as it's gloriously ghost filled present.

    The 90 minute walk will take you back in time with ghost stories, myths and tales of tragedy, crime, mayhem and murder, the grim and ghastly deeds of Lewiston's best and worst

    Bring a flashlight. Rain or shine

    • Adults - $15
    • Children under 12 - $5
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  • October 13, 2018

    www.tonawandasgatewayharbor.com - (716) 695-8520

    Gateway Harbor will be haunted

    Free Admission

    5:30pm - Youth start at the Riviera Theater to get a free Halloween treat bag. Then parade across Webster Street to trick or treat at local merchants

    6pm-8pm - Haunted Gateway Harbor - Treats stations, activities and games on Sweeney Street at the Harbor

    7:30pm - Free Movie (TBA) at the Riviera Theater

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  • October 13, 2018

    www.artcouncil.org - (716) 754-0166

    As the lazy hazy days of summer yield to cool crisp autumn nights. Marble Orchard Ghost Walks showcase Lewiston's rough and tumble frontier past as well as it's gloriously ghost filled present.

    The 90 minute walk will take you back in time with ghost stories, myths and tales of tragedy, crime, mayhem and murder, the grim and ghastly deeds of Lewiston's best and worst

    Bring a flashlight. Rain or shine

    • Adults - $15
    • Children under 12 - $5
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  • October 20, 2018

    www.artcouncil.org - (716) 754-0166

    As the lazy hazy days of summer yield to cool crisp autumn nights. Marble Orchard Ghost Walks showcase Lewiston's rough and tumble frontier past as well as it's gloriously ghost filled present.

    The 90 minute walk will take you back in time with ghost stories, myths and tales of tragedy, crime, mayhem and murder, the grim and ghastly deeds of Lewiston's best and worst

    Bring a flashlight. Rain or shine

    • Adults - $15
    • Children under 12 - $5
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  • October 23, 2018 - October 25, 2018

    www.townofniagararecreation.com - (716) 297-5243 x1

    Our annual Halloween Week will include pumpkin carving, face painting, balloon twisting with Mr. No the Balloon Guy, as well as arts & crafts, costume contests, and entertainment with Rob Allen. Food packages will be available for purchase

    Registration Required

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  • October 27, 2018

    www.artcouncil.org - (716) 754-0166

    As the lazy hazy days of summer yield to cool crisp autumn nights. Marble Orchard Ghost Walks showcase Lewiston's rough and tumble frontier past as well as it's gloriously ghost filled present.

    The 90 minute walk will take you back in time with ghost stories, myths and tales of tragedy, crime, mayhem and murder, the grim and ghastly deeds of Lewiston's best and worst

    Bring a flashlight. Rain or shine

    • Adults - $15
    • Children under 12 - $5
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  • December 8, 2018 - December 9, 2018

    www.sanbornhistory.org

    Children 2-8 can visit with Santa and receive a present

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  • December 11, 2018 - December 13, 2018

    www.townofniagararecreation.com - (716) 297-5243 x 1

    Our annual Christmas Week will include ornament decorating, writing letters to Santa Claus, Christmas caroling, a visit from Santa Claus, balloon twisting with Mr. No the Balloon Guy, as well as comedy entertainment with Nels Ross.  Food packages will be available for purchase

    Resevations Required

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