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It's Festival Season! "Must See" Festivals in Niagara Falls, New York

Festival season is here and they have a way of bringing people together from all over the world to share a magical experience. From live music, the best food and drinks & small shops, here is a complete list of "Must See" festivals in Niagara Falls & Western New York is the place to be this summer and fall.

Whether you prefer live, music, food & drinks, art & music, history, or small shops, Niagara Falls, New York's festivals have it all!

Below is a list of upcoming festivals in New York. Hope to see you there!


Lewiston Jazz Festival

August 25-26, 2023

Lewiston Jazz Festival 2023
Lewiston Jazz Festival 2023

When: August 25-26, 2023

More Information: Website

Performance Schedule: Click Here

Northwest Jazz Festival in Lewiston, N.Y. is the regions premier summer music event with over 40,000 visitors each year! This small-town festival is hosting 30 performances, culinary samplings, food trucks, wine tastings and more.

There is Open Seating in the area directly in front of the Main Stage (chairs provided) until 7:45 pm. After 7:45 pm, ONLY ticket holders are permitted entrance to this seating area.

The 2023 Jazz Festival is FREE however they have a limited number of tickets in front of the Main Stage for the Evening Headliner performances!


War of 1812 Grand Encampment

September 2-3, 2023

Pictured is Old Fort Niagara and Owner of Niagara Action Nicollette's grandfather, Ellis Delahoy in the midst of a reenactment!

When: September 2-3, 2023

More Information: Website

Perfect festival for history buffs, looking to learn more about the Niagara Region’s vital role in the war of 1812. As the largest binational 1812 event of the year and one of the largest reenactment weekends, Old Fort Niagara is the place to be to learn more about the War of 1812 Great Encampment.

General Admission



Children (6 to 12 years)


Children (5 and under):



Niagara County Peach Festival

September 7-10, 2023

Niagara County Peach Festival
Niagara County Peach Festival

When: September 7-10, 2023

More Information: Website

Performance Schedule: Click here!

Niagara County Peach Festival is not something you want to miss. For the 65th year in a row the festival will be yet again filled with entertainment for the entire family! At Peach Fest you can expect live music, carnival rides, vendors and food from Lewiston and Niagara County.

Make sure you take a look at this schedule because this festival is more than just rides and games! There is a parade, peach taste-off competition, the Peach Fuzz, Peach Blossom, and Peach Queen pageants!

Ride Tickets:

The most affordable way to purchase ride tickets is to get them in advance. Advance ride tickets will be available for purchase at any of the locations listed below beginning August 21, 2023. The pre-sale ticket purchase price of $20 is 50% off of the tickets purchased on the field at the festival.


Niagara Falls Blues Festival

September 15-16, 2023

Niagara Falls Blues Festival on Old Falls Street USA
Niagara Falls Blues Festival on Old Falls Street USA

When: September 15-16, 2023

More Information: Website

Performance Schedule: Click here!

The 14th annual Niagara Falls Blues Festival will take place on Friday, September 15 and Saturday, September 16, 2023 on Old Falls Street in downtown Niagara Falls, New York. Enjoy live music from regional and national musicians, along with local food and drink vendors, at this free festival, just footsteps from Niagara Falls.

Music Lineup:

Friday 9/15:

-5:00-6:30 p.m. --- Cleveland's Backstreet Blues Band

-7:00-8:30 p.m. --- Spencer MacKenzie

-9:00-10:30 p.m. --- Joe Louis Walker

Saturday 9/16:

-1:00-2:30 p.m. --- Tommy Z

-3:00-4:30 p.m. --- Studebaker John & The Hawks

-5:00-6:30 p.m. --- Mike Morgan and The Crawl

-7:00-8:30 p.m. --- Lurrie Bell

-9:00-10:30 p.m. --- Shemekia Copeland



Niagara Celtic Heritage Festival

September 16-17, 2023

Niagara Celtic Heritage Festival
Niagara Celtic Heritage Festival

When: September 16-17, 2023

More Information: Website

Buy Tickets: Click here!

Everyone is invited to join us on September 16th & 17th. Located less than one-hour from both Buffalo and Rochester, guests find themselves immersed in the wonders and pageantry of Ireland, Scotland, and Wales. The weekend of family-friendly fun includes Celtic music, dancers, athletics, clans, living historians, vendors, food, children’s activities and much more!

Join us for our annual Niagara Celtic Heritage Festival & Highland Games, held at the Niagara County Fairgrounds.

Tickets $12-35

Kid's 12 & Under Free

*Ticket rates depends on date. Save money by buying tickets online!


Did we miss any? Feel free to send us a message and we'll be more than happy to add yours to the list!

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