Growing Business & Community - Calendar of Events
- March 6, 2023 at 9:27 AM
- by Jennifer Pauly
As printed in Niagara Frontier Publications 3/3/23
It’s the first week of March, but the Chamber is busy planning out the festival and event season which runs weekly from June through the end of the year! We are lucky to have a full summer of events and things to do. Not only does our Chamber keep track of the major festivals and events in our area, but we also have an online community calendar that features everything from Historical Association meetings to live music at area restaurants.
The community calendar of events found at www.NiagaraRiverRegion.com includes meetings, programs, events and festivals from businesses and organizations all over Niagara county. We print an extensive listing of major events and festivals that happen in our region called "Come and Play in our Backyard". The printed edition (25,000 copies) will be available at the end of April.
If you have a program or event that you would like listed, send over the information to Chamber@NiagaraRiverRegion.com or give the office a call at 716-754-9500. The calendar information has helped our businesses plan their staffing, promotions and hours of operation. Knowing when the larger festivals happen has also helped in the planning of smaller events and programs. Our staff has the general knowledge of what is happening in our community and can help you find dates that do not conflict. Some of the major events in our region have had a shelf life of over fifty years! They have become traditions!
We are grateful to the organizers that bring events to the region. It’s not an easy task and requires months if not a year of planning. They help bring visitors and traffic to generate revenue for the businesses as well as sales tax revenue for the county, towns and villages.
There are several festivals and events that close down street access resulting in detours, have limited parking or cause traffic delays.
Artpark Events - visit www.artpark.net for schedule
May 29 Memorial Day Parade
June 17-18 Lewiston GardenFestival
June 22 YBPA Here Comes Summer Street Dance & Car Cruise
July 4 Fireworks
July 12-15 Porter Cup Golf Tournament
Aug. 12-13 Lewiston ArtFest
Aug. 25-26 Northwest Jazz Festival
Sept. 7-10 Kiwanis Niagara County Peach Festival
Sept. 23-24 Lewiston Harvest & Hops Festival
Dec. 1-3 Christmas Walk & Parade
For a full listing visit www.NiagaraRiverRegion.com and click the News/Events tab. From there you can find information on major events and also a link to the community calendar.