Boom! Where to Catch 4th of July Fireworks

Independence Day is the perfect time of the year to visit Buffalo. With a warm, sunny forecast expected 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 – 6:05pm at Coca-Cola 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 the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders, 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. PS: the Bisons are unveiling a brand new state-of-art fireworks experience this year!


Photo by KC Kratt

July 4th Celebration at Canalside, July 4 – 4pm to 11pm at Canalside
Being one of the newer Independence Day events in Buffalo hasn’t stopped Canalside from rising to the ranks of the most dazzling pyrotechnic displays in the region. 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 West of the Mark and the Colored Musicians Club’s famous George Scott Big Band, tasty food and drink and, of course, beautiful fireworks that reflect over the boat-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 & Niagara County:

Tuesday, July 3rd 2018
Village of Akron at Veterans Park, Skyline Dr., Akron
Cheektowaga Town Park, 2600 Harlem Rd., Cheektowaga
Town of Clarence at Clarence Town Park, 10405 Main St., Clarence
Village of East Aurora at Hamlin Park, 166 S. Grove St., East Aurora (rain date 7/4)
Fantasy Island, 2400 Grand Island Blvd., Grand Island
Town of Hamburg at Woodlawn Beach State Park, 3580 Lakeshore Rd., Hamburg
Niagara Falls at Goat Island
Town of Tonawanda at Kenney Field, 2000 Colvin Blvd., Tonawanda

Wednesday, July 4th 2018
Town of Amherst at Baird Point, University at Buffalo North Campus, Amherst
Fantasy Island, 2400 Grand Island Blvd., Grand Island
Village of Lancaster, part of Lancaster Independence Day
Lewiston Academy Park, 890 Center St., Lewiston
Niagara Falls Hyde Park, 3200 Pine Ave., Niagara Falls
Niagara Falls 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