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.



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Downtown Country Market

Thursday, Oct. 19th - Thursday, Oct. 26th
Free; From: 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM

The Downtown Country Market is celebrating its 35th season! The Downtown Country Market is a two-day, weekly, open-air farmer’s market located on Main Street between Court and Church Streets in Downtown Buffalo. This downtown tradition offers residents, workers, and visitors the perfect place to pick-up local fresh produce, enjoy tasty treats such as baked goods and fresh lemonade, and purchase plants and flowers to brighten gardens, homes and offices.

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Elmwood Bidwell Farmers Market

Saturday, Oct. 21st - Saturday, Nov. 25th
From: 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Enjoy a true rite of summer and visit the Elmwood Bidwell Farmers Market.  This long standing, weekly ‘producer-only’ market brings all of the freshest goods to the city, from our local area growers.  This eclectic neighborhood provides the perfect backdrop for a morning of summer fun and shopping for everyone. Open rain or shine!

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Christmas in the Country

Thursday, Nov. 2nd - Sunday, Nov. 5th
Thurs. & Fri: 10AM-9PM, Sat: 9AM-6PM, Sun: 10AM-4PM

The ultimate holiday shopping experience begins here.  In it’s 33rd year this event fills 5 buildings, with over 400 artisans.  You will find unique and only handcrafted items available from home decor to food, jewelry, candles, clothing, childrens toys – and so much more.  Interact with the artisans themselves, and whatever you don’t see one day, get a free return pass for the next day!

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Buffalo Without Borders

Thursday, Nov. 2nd
$45

This event of international proportions features and celebrates Buffalo’s great diversity. More than 30 immigrant, refugee, and ethnic businesses will be featured offering delicious food and unique gift items. It’s the only place in Buffalo to enjoy food, entertainment and artisan goods from all over the world in just one night!

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Shea’s Shopping Soiree

Shea’s Shopping Soiree

Thursday, Jan. 1st
$10

Join us for the 8th Annual Shea’s Shopping Soirée featuring a variety of local vendors for all your pre-Black Friday shopping needs. Enjoy complimentary food, cash bar, raffles and more, all within the grandeur of Shea’s Main Stage and Lobbies.

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Shea’s Shopping Soiree’

Thursday, Nov. 16th
Starting: 6:00 PM

Join us for the 8th Annual Shea’s Shopping Soirée featuring a variety of local vendors for all your pre-Black Friday shopping needs. Enjoy complimentary food, cash bar, raffles and more, all within the grandeur of Shea’s Main Stage and Lobbies.  Advance ticket sales are available.

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Yuletide in the Country

Saturday, Dec. 2nd - Sunday, Dec. 3rd
$5; Sat: 10-5 PM, Sun: 10-4 PM

Find unique gifts and crafts, the perfect place to find last-minute holiday presents. Over 175 premier juried artisans participate. From spa quality bath products to hand poured aromatic candles; holiday décor to trendsetting jewelry; hand-blown glass sculpture to gourmet foods; elegant floral arrangements to pet gifts; handcrafted furniture to original wall art.

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Totally Buffalo 716Mas Festival

Saturday, Dec. 2nd - Sunday, Dec. 3rd
$5; From: 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Join in the holiday festivities at this incredible – TWO DAY SHOP LOCAL event featuring dozens of vendors selling their amazing Buffalo inspired crafts, jewelry, apparel, shirts, and more! Live music & crafts for kids. SANTA and even an appearance by some Disney Princesses. Shop local and help the local WNY economy! Find unique gifts hand made with love by Buffalo artisans.

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Artists Market

Wednesday, Dec. 6th
Free Admission; From: 4:30 PM to 8:30 PM

Tis the season to celebrate local artists at A City of Buffalo Artists Market!  Over 55+ local vendors will be in the lobby of the Ellicott Square Building for this  holly, jolly holiday market. Whether you’ve been naughty or nice, don’t think twice – browse local these artists’ creations.  The wide variety of local shops and artists will allow shoppers to take care of a few gifts or cross all the names off their list.

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