Boom! Where to Catch 4th of July Fireworks

Independence Day is the perfect time of the year to visit Buffalo. With summer’s warmth in town for the Fourth, you can enjoy all the very best that Buffalo has to offer. During the day, explore our revitalized waterfront with the whole family, relax on one of many local beaches or grab a frosty pint at our homegrown breweries.

Once the sun sets, the skies of Erie county will be bursting with the rocket’s red glare. While nearly every local town and village has their own fireworks displays (listed below), the city of Buffalo hosts two special events that are guaranteed to amaze.

Buffalo Bisons Independence Eve, July 3 – 6:00pm at Sahlen Field
Nothing says it’s Fourth of July weekend better than America’s favorite pastime and fireworks. After a rousing game of baseball between the Buffalo Bisons and Lehigh Valley, the legendary Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra & Chorus will take the field. For 20+ years, this tradition between the Bisons and the BPO has filled the stadium with patriotic music and filled the skies with the largest fireworks show of the season.


Photo by KC Kratt

July 4th Celebration at Canalside, July 4 – 4pm to 11pm at Canalside
Canalside has risen to the ranks of the most dazzling pyrotechnic displays in the region. This year, the spectacle is taken up a notch as a dozen tall ships make their way into Buffalo for Basil Port of Call: Buffalo. Throw on your best red, white and blue attire and head to the boardwalk of the Erie Canal Harbor. This all day event hosts face painting and crafty workshops for the little ones, live music from DJ Milk and DJ Yes, a silent disco dance party, tasty food and drink and, of course, beautiful fireworks that reflect over the tall ship-filled waters of the harbor from first blast to the grand finale. Just make sure you arrive in time to take in the gorgeous sunset over Lake Erie.

Check out these other spectacular fireworks displays all around Erie County & the Niagara River:

Wednesday, July 3rd 2019
• Village of Akron at Veterans Park, Skyline Dr., Akron
• Cheektowaga Town Park, 2600 Harlem Rd., Cheektowaga
• Colden Town Park, 8602 Park St., Colden
• Village of East Aurora at Hamlin Park, 166 S. Grove St., East Aurora
• Town of Hamburg at Woodlawn Beach State Park, 3580 Lakeshore Rd., Hamburg
• Niagara Falls State Park at Goat Island
• Town of Tonawanda at Kenney Field, 2000 Colvin Blvd., Tonawanda (rain date 7/5)

Thursday, July 4th 2019
• Town of Amherst at Baird Point, University at Buffalo North Campus, Amherst
• Boston Town Park, 8500 Boston State Rd., Boston
• Clarence Town Park, 10405 Main St., Clarence (rain date 7/6)
• Fantasy Island, 2400 Grand Island Blvd., Grand Island (daily from 7/4 – 7/7)
• Village of Lancaster, part of Lancaster Independence Day
• Lewiston Academy Park, 890 Center St., Lewiston
• Niagara Falls State Park at Goat Island
• Town of Orchard Park at Orchard Park Middle School, 60 S. Lincoln Ave., Orchard Park
• City of Tonawanda/North Tonawanda at Niawanda Park, 200 Niagara St., Tonawanda