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Calendar of Events

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June - September
Saturday Night Car Cruises
June 7 thru September 6, Saturdays from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., Main St., Olcott
Outdoor event - weather permitting. No cruise on July 12. See Pirates Fest event for daytime cruise. Sponsored by Olcott Beach Community Association and area businesses. 716-778-7767

June 21
Saturday Noon to 6pm
Outdoor Vendor/Craft Fair. Space rented to vendors and crafters and is an outdoor event. Faith Lutheran Church, 2730 Transit Rd., Newfane. Presented by CCNW of Newfane. 778-8488

June 28
Newfane Kids Fishing Derby
Saturday, 8 a.m. to noon, Olcott Harbor, Eighteen Mile Creek, Fisherman's Park, and Burt Dam. Held on the Saturday of New York State’s free fishing weekend; No fishing licenses needed! Register at the Olcott Marina pavilion. Must be ages 4 to 15 to participate. No fishing from boats allowed. The life jacket loaner program is sponsored by the Olcott & Newfane Lions Club and area businesses. Rain or shine. 716-778-8531 & 716- 778-5462

June 28 & 29
New York State Free Fishing Days
Saturday and Sunday
No fishing license is needed on these two days anywhere in the state. Free fishing for residents and non residents.

June 28 & 29
10% Discount on the Boardwalk
Lakeview Village Shoppes
Bring in your fishing pole and receive 10% off at each shop.


July 3
Fireworks over Lake Ontario
10 p.m., Olcott
Best viewed from Lake Ontario Shoreline, Krull Park, and Olcott.
The prettiest fireworks on the lake! Boats sail and motor on the lake while fireworks burst into colors overhead. Fireworks are shot off the west pier. Outdoor event. Free admission. Sponsored by Town of Newfane and Olcott Beach Community Association. 716-778-7767.

July 4
Patriots Parade
12:30 p.m., Olcott
Dress up in red, white and blue and decorate your bikes and wagons. Meet at Krull Park overlook in the north park by noon and march to Olcott Beach Carousel Park. Free ice cream and ride ticket for participants. Sponsored by Olcott Beach Carousel Park and Carousel Concessions.

July 5
Face Painting
Lakeview Village Shoppes
Kids, bring in your report card and receive free face paint! Then stay for a movie shown right on the boardwalk.

July 11, 12, 13
Pirate Festival
Krull Park – Olcott; Friday 6 p.m. – midnight, Sat. noon – midnight; Sunday, noon - 6 p.m. Parade on Saturday at noon.
Rides, food, music, car show and live entertainment. Catch your bounty of beads at the parade on Saturday. Wear your pirate costume. Lots of pirate fun for the whole family! Outdoor event. Sponsored by Olcott Fire Co. Free admission and free parking.

July 12
Pirate Festival Car Show
Krull Park – Olcott; Saturday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
3rd Annual wnycruiser.com Pirate Festival car show. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Olcott Fire Dept. Awards for the top show cars. Music provided by Pete V. the Dee Jay, 50/50 raffles, free admission for spectators. Register your car online at www.PirateAutoShow.com.
For information contact Ray at 716-799-4974.

July 12 & 13
The Extra Fun Balloon Show at Olcott Beach Carousel Park
Saturday & Sunday
Bring the kids and be entertained by Janice Spagnola's extra fun balloon show, live on stage at the Tom Kelley Rustic Theater at 2:00 p.m. All rides 25 cents. Olcott Beach Carousel Park, 5979 Main St. Olcott, 14126. 778-7066.

July 19 & 20
Big Band Theme
Lakeview Village Shoppes
Live music, open microphone, bring your guitar and singing voice. This is your time to shine!

July 26 & 27
Old Olcott Days
Saturday and Sunday, noon to 5 p.m., Ontario St. - Carousel Park
Annual event features free historic narrated trolley tours. Memorabilia, photos, and post cards on display. Skee Ball challenge, Coney Island Hot Dogs, and a showing of the movie: “I Remember Olcott.” Sponsored by the Olcott Beach Post Card Club, Images of the Past, and the Town of Newfane. Free admission & parking. Information 716-778-8284.

July 26 & 27
National Band Organ Rally
Saturday and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Olcott
Band Organ Rally presented by the Carousel Organ Association of America featuring a sight and sound spectacular and over 50 instruments built in the USA, England, France, Holland and Germany. Merry-Go- Round organs, European Fairground organs and hand-cranked Street Organs brought by collectors from as far away as Maine and Florida will delight and entertain you, playing all kinds of music ranging from Classical to Rock and Roll and everything in between. Come and experience “The Happiest Music On Earth”. This free event is part of the annual Old Olcott Days weekend and will take place in Krull Park and throughout the town from 11:00 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days. For further information contact rally organizer Dan Wilke evenings at 716-825- 7266.


August 3
"The Riverdogs" concert
Lakeview Village Shoppes
Celebrate The Riverdogs concert at the gazebo with hotdogs “On The Boardwalk."

August 9 & 10
Dog of Days of Olcott
Lakeview Village Shoppes
Bring your favorite leashed friend for a weekend of free dog biscuits, dog performances and much more “On The Boardwalk."

August 12
Jazz Sea Sunset at the Olcott Yacht Club
A fundraiser for Olcott Beach Carousel Park (a not-for-profit, all volunteer run kiddie park) and takes place from 7 to 10 p.m. Guests can enjoy an evening of musical entertainment (for listening and dancing under the stars) with the Sophisticats on the patio and sing-along piano favorites in the dining room with Kevin Clark. $20. Tickets also include a light supper. Cash bar and a view of the sunset on Lake Ontario. Park at the Harbor Inn on Rt. 18 and take the trolley to the yacht club at the end of Van Buren Street in Olcott. Pre-sale tickets only. Tickets available at the ticket booth at Olcott Beach Carousel Park, Images of the Past in Olcott or call (716) 778-7066.

August 15
Annual Bike Cruise
Main St. in Newfane 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Featuring good old rock & roll. Sponsored by Newfane Business Association, The Depot Open Air Bar, Certo Brothers Distributing, Kantor Law Firm, and Niagara Falls Harley Group Chapter. Food & drink for the whole family. Come and rock & roll with "The Weight.” Free to everyone. All makes and models of motorcycles welcome.

August 16
August Fest
Main St. Newfane, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Family entertainment, craft and food vendors, chicken bbq, ice cream, flea market and much more. 11 a.m. Interactive Parade - Watch the parade come down our Main Street. After the parade we will have the floats, fire trucks and old tractors parked for the kids to come and look at up close. The horses and wagon that are in the parade will give free rides for all through the village from noon- 2 p.m. Sponsored by Newfane Business Association, First Niagara, M&T Bank, and MPD Architecture.

August 16
Lakeview Village Shoppes
After you watch the parade in Newfane and shop Main Street, come down for free popcorn and a puppet show on the Boardwalk.

August 23 & 24
Free Cotton Candy
Lakeview Village Shoppes

August 24
Olcott Beach Carousel Park Presents its 11th Anniversary & Roaring 20's Community Appreciation Day
Noon to 6 p.m.  Special guests include Popeye and Olive Oyl. Antique 1920's car display. Entertainment on stage at 12:15 p.m. and 3:15 p.m. will feature "The Three Little Pigs" by the Omnipresent Puppet Theater from California. Free washable tattoos for the kids, a Skee Ball Challenge (3 divisions, winners of each division receive a Regal Theater Gift Card), cookies, and free rides on the Olcott Fire Truck from 1 to 3 p.m. To show appreciation to the community for their support of the park, carousel rides will be free.

August 30
24th Annual Olcott Beach Classic Car Show
Saturday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Krull Park, Olcott - Over 800 classic cars compete for trophies and prizes in a beautiful lakeside setting. Entry fee for show cars - register cars from 8 a.m. to noon. Outdoor event. Free admission and free parking for spectators. Sponsored by Time Travelers of WNY Car Club. www.TimeTravelersWNY.com, joesr@timetravelerswny.com, or 716-692-2433.


September 1 (Labor Day)
Olcott Beach Carousel Park
Last day of the season
Monday, noon to 6 p.m.
Come join us and celebrate the end of our season. At the Tom Kelley Rustic Theater, Rob and Carol Allen will perform their Magic Show at 2:30 p.m.; balloon animals made from 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.

September 13, 14
14th Annual Niagara Celtic Heritage Festival & Highland Games
Krull Park, Olcott.
Sat. 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Sun. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Two day Scottish, Irish, and Welsh cultural celebration including music, dancing, athletics, re-enactments, food, beverages, and kids area. Free parking and free program booklet. Admission fee Saturday $20 & Sunday $12, Weekend $25; kids 12 & under free. Parking Free. www.NiagaraCeltic.com or call 716-778-5730.
September 28
Apple Harvest Festival
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
West Creek Rd. at Ide Rd., Newfane.
Free admission and free parking. Sponsored by the Town of Newfane Historical Society. 716-778-7197


October 10, 11, 17, 18, 24, 25, 31
Haunted Candlelight Tours at The Van Horn Mansion
Fridays & Saturdays -
7 p.m. – 11 p.m.  2165 Lockport Olcott Rd., Burt
Admission Fee, Free parking. Call for large group tour reservations. 716-778-7197 Sponsored by the Town of Newfane Historical Society.

October 18
Saturday Noon to 6 p.m.
Outdoor Vendor/Craft/Harvest Fair, Chinese Auction: Faith Lutheran Church, 2730 Transit Rd., Newfane. Presented by CCNW of Newfane 778-8488


November 23
6th Annual Super Sunday - Olcott Ladies Aux. Vendor Fair
Sunday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. - Olcott Fire Hall - 1692 Lockport-Olcott Rd.
Vendors & basket raffle. 716-213-8531


December 7
Old Fashioned Carol Sing
Sunday - 1:30 p.m.
Van Horn Mansion
2165 Lockport- Olcott Rd, Burt
Bring the whole family and join us for a wonderful family holiday tradition: Carol singing in the parlor, Methodist Bell choir, holiday treats in the dining room. The mansion is all decorated for the holidays! Free Admission, free parking. Sponsored by the Town of Newfane Historical Society. (716) 778-7197

December 5 & 7 , 12 & 14
Living Nativity
Fridays & Sundays, 5:30 - 8:30 p.m., Grace Bible Church
6023 Dutton Place, Newfane
A 30-minute guided walk through the Christmas Story and beyond.
Free Admission, free parking. 716-778-9081.

December 5
Holiday Light Up & Parade
5:30 p.m.
Main Street, Newfane
Parade, cookies, hot chocolate and a visit with Santa and carriage rides following the parade. Candy Cane Craft show at the Newfane United Methodist Church, and a Living Nativity at Grace Bible Church are all part of the evening's activities. Plan on making this a night for the whole family! Sponsored by Newfane Business Association, Newfane Lions Club, and First Niagara Bank.

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Lakeview Village Shoppes
From Memorial Day
through Labor Day

  • Noon to 6pm:
    Sunday through Thursday
  • Noon to 8pm:
    Friday and Saturday 

Weekends only:
May 1 - 23 &
Sept 2 - Oct 26

June - September
Saturday Night Car Cruises
June 7 thru September 6, Saturdays from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., Main St., Olcott. Outdoor event - weather permitting. No cruise on July 12. See Pirates Fest event for daytime cruise. Sponsored by Olcott Beach Community Association and area businesses. 716-778-7767

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