Events

With all the exciting events going on year-round, you'll never run out of things to do in Buffalo! From the Taste of Buffalo, Allentown Art Festival, Garden Walk Buffalo and the National Buffalo Wing Festival to free outdoor music concerts and ethnic food festivals of every stripe, our special events and festivals bring in visitors from all over the world.



Upcoming Events

Milestones of Science

Friday, Jun. 16th - Friday, Sep. 29th
Free; Sun:12-5pm, Mon-Sat: 8:30am-6pm, Thurs: until 8pm

Entitled Milestones of Science: Books That Shook the World!, the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library is proud to offer, in its largest-ever exhibition,  a selection of the 35 most significant rare books in the Milestones of Science collection.  The exhibition is organized by ten science-related disciplines/themes.  Alongside the magnificent books on display are attractive graphics and immersive information on the authors and the revolutionary ideas posed through their publications. Interactive activity stations, representative props and illustrative banners and wall panels further illuminate the presented themes. 

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Building Buffalo

Building Buffalo

Friday, Jun. 16th - Saturday, Mar. 31st
Free; 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM Mon-Sat, until 8:00 PM Thurs

This new exhibit at the library’s Central branch: Buildings From Books, Books From Buildings, focuses on an outstanding collection of rare and exquisitely illustrated books encompassing the history of architecture and landscape design from the late 15th through mid-20th Century. These served as an educational resource and inspiration for generations of architects who created the built treasures Buffalo celebrates today. These are, in short, the books that helped build buildings.

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Silo City Grounded Tour

Friday, Jun. 16th - Monday, Jul. 31st
$15

At ground level, experience the monumental scale of the grain elevators constructed in Buffalo in the first half of the twentieth century, and also see how they are now being repurposed. On this guided walk around the grounds of Silo City, you will enter the ground floor work areas of a flour mill, two grain elevators, and a malthouse.  Check website for tour times.

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Graycliff Conservancy Tours

Friday, Jun. 16th - Saturday, Oct. 21st
$12 - $44

The Graycliff Conservancy offers a variety of different tours, from “just the Basics” to a variety of very special tours. All tours are by reservation; and each are led by a trained docent.  Follow the link for more details. 

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The Martin House Complex Tours

The Martin House Complex Tours

Friday, Jun. 16th - Friday, Oct. 27th
$14 - $37; 10am; 11am; 12pm; 1pm; 2pm; 3pm

The Martin House Complex – Frank Lloyd Wright’s 1904 masterwork is open for tours! Follow the link to discover the many different journeys they have to offer. 

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Evening and Sunset Sails

Friday, Jun. 16th - Saturday, Oct. 7th
$12 - $18; 6:00 PM and 8:30 PM (check website for dates)

The sunsets and night skies of Erie County are nothing short of spectacular and there is no better way to enjoy them than aboard the majestic Spirit of Buffalo.

Evening and Sunset Sails occur most days at 6:00 and 8:30 p.m.   Check the Spirit of Buffalo website for specific dates.

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