Boom! Where to Catch Independence Day Fireworks

By Drew Brown

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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. Here’s a list of every town, village and venue hosting their own fireworks displays this weekend!

Special Events

Buffalo Bisons Independence Night with the BPO & Joshua Vacanti

Monday, July 4th at Sahlen Field, 1 James D. Griffin Plaza, Buffalo, NY

Three great American pastimes – Bisons baseball, booming fireworks and the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra – come together for a special Independence Day cleebration. The Buffalo Bisons host the Syracuse Mets, followed by a celebration of our nation’s birthday with Maestro Paul Ferington, WNY’s Joshua Vacanti fresh from The Voice, and the largest fireworks display of the season! The game begins at 6:05pm with the concert and fireworks beginning at 9:15pm. More information at Buffalo Bisons Independence Night.

Fireworks Over Niagara Falls, July 1-4, 10pm at Niagara Falls State Park, 332 Prospect St., Niagara Falls, NY

July 1st-4th at Niagara Falls State Park, 332 Prospect St., Niagara Falls, NY

See the burst of colors over the spectacular natural world wonder of Niagara Falls! Best viewed from Prospect Point when the fireworks begin around 10pm. More information here: Fireworks Over Niagara Falls.

4th of July Carnival at the Great Pumpkin Farm

July 2nd-4th, Great Pumpkin Farm, 11199 Main St., Clarence, NY

While the pumpkins are still a few months away, bring the family to the Great Pumpkin Farm’s special 4th of July celebration for live music, carnival rides, face painting, fair food and more! In addition to family fun attractions and activities, fireworks will take place at 9pm on Sunday, July 4th. More information here: 4th of July Carnival at the Great Pumpkin Farm

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Check out these other spectacular fireworks displays all around Erie County and near Niagara Falls. Note: Most fireworks displays begin shortly after sunset. Specific times are provided where available.

Friday, July 1st 2022

•Tonawanda at Kenney Field, 2000 Colvin Blvd., Tonawanda, NY. The Independence Celebration event includes live music from 7pm-9pm, food trucks with the fireworks beginning around 10pm. More information here: Independence Celebration

Saturday, July 2nd 2022

• Colden at Walter Kummer Town Park, 8602 Park St., Colden, NY

• Niagara Falls at Town of Niagara Community Center, Veterans’ Memorial Park, 7000 Lockport Rd., Niagara Falls, NY.

Sunday, July 3rd 2022

• Akron at Veterans Park, Buell St., Akron, NY. Fireworks begin at 9pm. More information here: Akron 4th of July Schedule

• Bemus Point at Bemus Bay, Bemus Point, NY. Fireworks begins at 9pm.

• Cheektowaga at Cheektowaga Town Park, 2600 Harlem Rd., Cheektowaga, NY. Fireworks begin at 9:30pm.

• Springville at Concord Town Park, 12779 Buffalo Rd., Springville, NY. Fireworks begin at 9:15pm.

• Evans at Castaways Waterfront Bar & Grill, 188 Kennedy Ave., Evans, NY

• Niagara Falls at Hyde Park, 3200 Pine Ave., Niagara Falls, NY. Fireworks begin at 9pm.

• Newfane/Olcott at Olcott Beach West Pier, 1534 Franklin St., Olcott, NY

Monday, July 4th 2022

• Dunkirk at Dunkirk Memorial Park, 59 Lake Shore Dr. West, Dunkirk, NY. Fireworks begin at 9pm.

• Lancaster on West Main St., Lancaster, NY. Fireworks begin at 10pm. More information here: 4th of July Celebration

• Lewiston at Lewiston Plateau, Lewiston, NY. Fireworks begin at 9pm. More information here: Lewiston 200

• Lockport at Outwater Park, 125 Outwater Dr., Lockport, NY. Fireworks at 10pm.

• Niagara Falls at Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino, 310 4th St., Niagara Falls, NY. Fireworks begin at 9:40pm.

• Orchard Park at Orchard Park Middle School, 60 South Lincoln Ave, Orchard Park, NY. Fireworks begin at 9:15pm.

• Tonawanda at Renaissance Bridge, between Main St. and Niagara St., Tonawanda, NY. Fireworks begin at 9:00pm.

• Wheatfield at Oppenheim County Park, 2713 Niagara Falls Blvd., Wheatfield, NY. Fireworks at 9:00pm.

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Drew Brown

Born in Buffalo's Historic Polonia District, raised in East Aurora, current resident of the West Side, and I'm still discovering new things in Buffalo every day. I'm proud to represent our community as the Director of Media & Content Strategy for Visit Buffalo Niagara. Let's go Buffalo!