2009-07-01 / Entertainment

Festivals

fri. 3-sun. 5 . Summer Festival of the Arts — Event features a country concert on the slopes of HoliMont featuring Sean Patrick McGraw, the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra along with a fireworks display on Saturday, July 4 on the slopes of Holiday Valley, and Three Dog Night will be playing on Sunday, July 5 also at Holiday Valley. Rounding out the weekend is an arts and crafts show from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday on Jefferson Street, Ellicottville. 800-349-9099, www.ellicottvilleny.com . French & Indian War Encampment — Marking the 250th anniversary of the siege of Niagara, battle reenactments, parade, fireworks, period church services, booths, demonstrations, games, art displays, live music and food starting at 10 a.m. Friday, July 3 and continuing 9 a.m. Saturday, July 4 and Sunday, July 5 at Old Fort Niagara, Youngstown; $. 745-7611, www.oldfor tniagara.com sat. 4 & sun. 5 . Sterling Renaissance Festival — Season opens with a Children's Celebration, with free admission for children 12 and younger. New street performances, special events weekends, and grounds and facilities improvements. Open 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday, July 4, and continues Saturdays and Sundays (rain or shine), through Aug. 16, Sterling Festival Grounds, 45 minutes north of Syracuse, just west of Oswego; $. Call 1-800-879-4446 or visit SterlingFestival.com for details, ticket info and directions. tues. 7-fri. 10 . Old Home Days — 32nd annual festival of food, midway rides and fun, including music, bike rodeo, fun run and walk, fishing derby, live music and more activities for the entire family. Event kicks off with a parade at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 7 down Main Street in Williamsville, and features the Celtic Spirit Bagpipers. Old Home Days runs 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, July 7-10 at Island Park, behind Amherst Town and Williamsville Village Hall, 5565 Main St., Williamsville. Free and $. www.oldhomedays.org

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