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This July 4th, you have a choice. You can be the guy who drives to Pennsylvania and buys your own overpriced fireworks out of those yellow tents on the side of the thruway, or you can be that smart guy who goes to the real fireworks shows around Buffalo, thereby guaranteeing awesome sights and no injuries. For once, be the smart guy.

Western New York's numerous fireworks displays kicked off this past weekend at West Seneca's Community Days, but if you didn't make it out there, don't worry -- you'll have plenty of other opportunities to see fireworks in the Buffalo area between now and the Fourth of July.

Fireworks displays on this list begin at dusk -- between 9:30 p.m. and 10 p.m. or so -- unless noted.

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Saturday, June 30, 2012

Sunday, July 1, 2012

  • Ft. Erie Friendship Festival
  • Queen Victoria Park (Niagara Falls, Ontario). There are fireworks displays over the Falls every Friday and Sunday at 10 p.m. this summer -- which you can see from the U.S. side as well -- but you can catch a bonus display on July 4th as well.

Monday, July 2, 2012

  • Seneca Allegany Casino (Salamanca, N.Y.). Rain date is Tuesday, July 3.

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

  • Riverside Park (Buffalo)
  • Cuba Lake (Cuba, N.Y.)
  • Independence Eve at Coca-Cola Field. Fireworks will be accompanied by a BPO performance after the Bisons game.
  • Town of Aurora Independence Day Celebration. Rain date is Wednesday, July 4.
  • Lake Erie Beach Park (Evans/Angola, N.Y.)
  • George Borello Park (Silver Creek, N.Y.)
  • Newstead Town Park
  • Russell Diethrick Jr. Park (Jamestown, N.Y.)
  • Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel
  • Fireworks over Lake Ontario (Olcott, N.Y.)

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

  • Riverside Park (Buffalo)
  • Little Valley Speedway. Fireworks follow the demolition derby.
  • Krull Park (Newfane)
  • Newstead Town Park
  • Dwyer Stadium (Batavia, N.Y.). Fireworks begin after the Muckdogs game.
  • Erie Canal Harbor (Buffalo)
  • Cheektowaga Town Park
  • Darien Lake
  • Dunkirk City Pier
  • Elma, Marilla and Wales Boys & Girls Club
  • Red, White and Blue Day at Martin’s Fantasy Island
  • Hartley Park (Lakewood, N.Y.). Also featuring a performance by Big Leg Emma.
  • Firemen’s Park (Lancaster, N.Y.)
  • Academy Park (Lewiston, N.Y.)
  • Outwater Park (Lockport, N.Y.)
  • Lyndonville High School
  • Lakeside Park (Mayville, N.Y.)
  • Hyde Park (Niagara Falls, N.Y.). Rain date is Thursday, July 5.
  • Queen Victoria Park (Niagara Falls, Ontario). You can also see these fireworks from the U.S.
  • Bradner Stadium (Olean, N.Y.)
  • Orchard Park Middle School
  • Pendleton Town Park
  • Royalton Ravine
  • Springville Community Town Park
  • Niawanda Park (Tonawanda, N.Y.)
  • Oppenheim Park (Wheatfield, N.Y.)
  • University of Buffalo North Campus. Rain date is Thursday, July 5.

Saturday, July 7

Contributed by Marissa Bruno

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