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 › Free

Place Relations: Identity in Contemporary Israeli Avant-Garde Art

Wednesday, Dec. 6th - Saturday, Jan. 6th
M-F: 9 AM-8 PM, Sat: 10-5 PM, Sun: 10-3 PM

Place Relations is a new programming initiative that will take shape as an ongoing exhibition and performance series exploring notions of cultural identity from a variety of places around the world. The inaugural iteration Place Relations: Identity in Contemporary Israeli Avant Garde Art features a shifting roster of artists from Israel whose rotating work will be placed in a series of conversations with one another.  In addition to the many full scale gallery installs, there will be additional film screenings and other related programming throughout the run of the exhibition.

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Buffalo Never Fails: The Queen City and World War I

Wednesday, Dec. 6th - Friday, Dec. 6th
Free; Starting: Mon, Tues, Wed, Fri & Sat 8:30-6; Thurs 8:30-8; Sun 12-5

Commemorating the 100th anniversary of America’s entry into World War I in 1917, this exhibit looks back to a critical time in our nation’s history, emphasizing Buffalo’s role in the war. Central to this exhibition is the Library’s extraordinary collection of World War I posters, representing some of the finest graphically designed war propaganda from the United States, Canada and Europe.

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Julian Montague: Fictions

Friday, Dec. 8th - Saturday, Dec. 16th
Free; Fridays 12pm-7pm; Saturdays 12:30pm-4pm

Fictions centers on Montague’s conceptual faux books, posters and other ephemera, which have been a large part of his art practice for the last several years. The show consists of over 100 posters and other printed materials related to a fictional 1970s art institution called “The Thorold Gallery.”

This many layered installation includes a sound component created by Ulysses Atwhen (aka D.Olivier Delrieu-Schulze). Atwhen’s original music, mixed in quad (4-Channel) to a 4-track reel-to-reel tape format, will be reproduced in an audio installation within the gallery. A fictionalized version of Atwhen appears in several of the exhibited pieces (mainly a series of faux record covers that feature his name), contextualizing the music within the fictional space of The Thorold Gallery.

Meet the artist November 30 at 6pm.

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Last Minute Panic Holiday Marketplace

Friday, Dec. 15th - Saturday, Dec. 16th
Free; Fri: 4-8 PM, Sat: 11-5 PM

The Last Minute Panic Holiday Marketplace features book artists, craftspeople of all mediums, printers, and other handmade/self published/locally produced items.  All items for sale MUST be either handmade or designed by the artist.

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New Year’s Eve Buffalo Ball Drop

Sunday, Dec. 31st - Monday, Jan. 1st
10:30 PM - 12:00 AM

Be part of the the 2nd largest New Years Eve Ball Drop in the US!  Join the folks at the downtown iconic, Iskalo Development Electric Tower, as they usher out 2017, and ring in 2018!  A spectacular fireworks display follows.  This top event in the city of Buffalo brings everyone together for a salute to health and prosperity in the New Year! 

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Garden Walk Buffalo

Saturday, Jul. 28th - Sunday, Jul. 29th
Free; From: 10:00 AM to 04:00 PM

Location

  • Holy Angels Church
  • 348 Porter Ave.
  • Buffalo, New York 14201

America’s largest garden tour!

Five free hop-on/hop-off shuttles buses with guides from Explore Buffalo will run continuously both days. Pick up a map of participating gardens at Buffalo Seminary School, 205 Bidwell Parkway near Soldiers Circle and Chapin Parkway, Evergreen Health, 206 S. Elmwood Avenue and Richmond-Summer Senior Center, corner of Richmond Avenue and Summer Street.

In its 24th year, more than 65,000 guests from the U.S., Canada and beyond, will visit more than 400 creative urban gardens!

Garden Walk rejuvenates streets, re-energizes neighborhoods, increases property values, and takes the chill out of Buffalo’s rustbelt/snowbelt image.

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Garden Walk Buffalo

Saturday, Jul. 28th - Sunday, Jul. 29th
Free; From: 10:00 AM to 04:00 PM

Location

  • Canalside
  • 44 Prime Street
  • Buffalo, NY 14203

America’s largest garden tour!

Five free hop-on/hop-off shuttles buses with guides from Explore Buffalo will run continuously both days. Pick up a map of participating gardens at Buffalo Seminary School, 205 Bidwell Parkway near Soldiers Circle and Chapin Parkway, Evergreen Health, 206 S. Elmwood Avenue and Richmond-Summer Senior Center, corner of Richmond Avenue and Summer Street.

In its 24th year, more than 65,000 guests from the U.S., Canada and beyond, will visit more than 400 creative urban gardens!

Garden Walk rejuvenates streets, re-energizes neighborhoods, increases property values, and takes the chill out of Buffalo’s rustbelt/snowbelt image.

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