Fourth of July: Where to watch fireworks, parades & other festivities in Western New York

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News 4 is compiling a list of Fourth of July events in Buffalo for 2021. If you’d like to have your town’s event featured here, please email reportit@wivb.com with “Fourth of July event” as the subject.

Friday, July 2

Clarence: The Great Pumpkin Farm has “Family Fun Friday” from 5-9 p.m. $10 per person, kids under 2 free.

Niagara Falls: Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino at approximately 9:40 p.m.

Town of Tonawanda: Fireworks at Kenney Field are scheduled for approximately 10 p.m. — though weather may prompt the town to move the start time up or back by half an hour. The American Legion Band is scheduled to perform from 7-9 p.m. Food trucks will arrive around 6:30, including Anderson’s, Cheesy Chick, House of Munch, Just Pizza, Lloyd and Sweet Melody’s, according to a press release.

Saturday, July 3

Akron: Fireworks will be held at dusk at Veteran’s Memorial Park (Buell Street and Skyline Drive).

Clarence: The Great Pumpkin Farm has events from 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Rides, food vendors, face painting all day. Super Cruise Car Show opens at 11 a.m. $20 per person for wristband to ride all rides, $10 per person without wristband, kids under 2 free.

East Aurora: A parade down Oakwood Ave. will begin at 11 a.m.

Grand Island: The annual Independence Day Parade and Dick Bessel Independence Day Run will take place on July 3.

Little Valley: Cattaraugus County Fair will hold free fireworks display on Saturday, July 3 at the fairgrounds in Little Valley.

Sunday, July 4

Akron: The Gala Parade on Main Street starts at 4:30 p.m.

Clarence: The Great Pumpkin Farm has events from 11 a.m.-9 p.m. and fireworks at dusk. Rides, food vendors, face painting all day. $20 per person for wristband to ride all rides, $10 per person without wristband, kids under 2 free.

Dunkirk: There will be a fireworks display from the City Pier at dusk. City Pier and Boat Launch will be completely closed at Lakeshore Drive early afternoon on July 4.

Lancaster: A parade will start at Erie Street and Walter Winter Drive at 10 a.m. Fireworks will begin at St. Mary’s Elementary School at 10 p.m.

Niagara Falls: Fireworks at Hyde Park begin at dusk.

North Tonawanda: 4th of July Kids Parade. Begins at the entrance to Pine Woods Park (Corner of Niagara and Thompson Streets), ends at Herschell Carousel Museum.

Orchard Park: Highmark Stadium will have fireworks at dusk. The OP parade will begin at 12 p.m. this year instead of its usual 8 p.m. start.

Salamanca: Seneca Allegany Resort & Casino at approximately 9:40 p.m.

Wheatfield: Fireworks at Oppenheim Park begin at dark.

Firework displays canceled due to the pandemic

Amherst: The Town of Amherst said it will not hold fireworks this year. This includes the popular event UB North Campus.

Buffalo: There will not be a fireworks display at the Buffalo Waterfront, but other activities will be taking place during the weekend.

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