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7 things to do in Western New York this weekend: July 5 - July 7

Posted at 8:23 AM, Jul 05, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-05 08:23:17-04

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — Summer is in full swing across Western New York. So why not get out and enjoy all that this area has to offer this weekend.

Tall Ships Festival

The Tall Ships are docked and ready for visitors. Tickets run $10 for children, $20 for adults and allow you on to all the ships. The ships will be docked at Canalside until Sunday.

For a look at road closures and how best to get to Tall Ships, click here.

Amherst Garden Walk

Find your green thumb at this garden walk in Amherst Saturday. You can get some ideas of how you want to spruce up your yard at the Amherst Garden Walk From 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. It doesn't cost a dime. Click here to see a map of gardens you can check out.

Grand Island Garden Walk

While you're at it, hop on the Thruway and head to Grand Island. This garden walk is free to attend. The garden walk is Sunday and goes from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. You can find a map of what gardens to check out here.

Pride at the Falls

Celebrate World Pride at the natural wonder of Niagara Falls State Park!

The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra is taking their talents to Niagara for "Pride at the Falls," a concert in celebration of Pride Day and commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Inn uprising. The concert will take place at 7:30pm on Friday, July 5th in the East Meadow on Goat Island. At 10pm, the Falls will be lit in rainbow colors prior to a firework show. Concert goers can bring chairs and blankets.

Ellicottville Music Festival

If you can't see the BPO perform Friday in Niagara Falls, you'll have another chance to do so this Sunday in Ellicottville. Officials will kick off this three day music festival starting Friday with its Brews & Bags for Roswell. Lead guitarist from the legendary band The Eagles Don Felder will be at the festival Saturday. You can find more information here.

French and Indian War Encampment

About 500 reenactors will pack Old Fort Niagara this weekend. The French and Indian War Encampment relives highlights from the 19-day British siege of the French fort in July of 1759 through large-scale battles. You can find a list of events starting Friday by clicking here.

Clarence Hollowfest

Fourth of July celebrations will live on this weekend in Clarence. Bring the kids to the petting zoo and enjoy a hot dog eating contest and a BBQ at The Clarence Hollow. This celebration runs through Sunday. You can find a list of events you and the family can enjoy here.