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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Graycliff Conservancy Tours

Wednesday, Oct. 18th - 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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Para-Historical Tours of Buffalo Central Terminal

Thursday, Oct. 19th - Saturday, Oct. 28th
$20; Times vary, check site

Learn a little bit of both of the fascinating history of the Central Terminal as well as the ghostly stories and claims of paranormal activity that will make the hair on the back of your neck stand up! Stand in the exact location in the Central Terminal where this haunting evidence was captured! Hear and see what was caught that possibly can prove that paranormal activity does exist at the Buffalo Central Terminal.

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Canalside Waterfront Tour

Thursday, Oct. 19th - Sunday, Oct. 29th
$20.00; Thurs., Fri., Sun. 1 PM-3:00 PM

A seat on the second level of our double decker bus is a a great way to explore Canalside and the waterfront.  This tour focuses on the city’s amazing waterfront history, bringing to life Buffalo’s rise from backwater village to world renowned port. 90 minute tours cover:

Buffalo’s notorious red light district, AKA “the most evil square mile in America”
The lives and losses of Buffalo’s Irish grain scoopers
Canalside
Why grain silos blew up in Buffalo
Outer Harbor
Erie Canal
Erie Basin Marina
Niagara Square

Tickets are $20 per person. 

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Best of Buffalo Double Decker Tour

Thursday, Oct. 19th - Sunday, Oct. 29th
$25; From: 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Buffalo’s Best Bus and Naval Park Tour

Enjoy Buffalo’s historic past and unlimited future on this uniquely amazing experience.  This tour includes a 20-30 minute stop at the Buffalo and Erie County Naval and Military Park.  During our stop at the Park, we will board the USS The Sullivans and experience the stories of the women, men and machines that have safeguarded freedom.  In two hours, we’ll explore:

How Buffalo Got its Name
Pirates and Portuguese Fisherman of Buffalo’s Secret Beach Community 
Allentown’s Secrets
How Booze and a Buffalo Dentist Helped Create the Electric Chair
The Triple Hanging at City Hall
The Naval Park and America’s Most Famous Photo
Canalside
Downtown Architecture
Buffalo’s Millionaire Row
New development including Medical Campus

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Double Decker Tour-Buffalo Ghost Tours

Thursday, Oct. 19th - Saturday, Oct. 28th
$25; Thursdays and Fridays: 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM; Fridays 7:30 PM-9:30 PM

Visit the haunted ships at Buffalo’s Naval Park

Explore evidence gathered by local ghost hunters while enjoying some liquid ‘spirits’ at the same time. This entertaining experience lasts approximately two hours.  We start at the Barrel Factory at 6 PM on Thursdays & Fridays. On Saturday nights, we depart from Flying Bison Brewery at 7:30 PM.

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We begin with a fascinating and sometimes spine tingling presentation of paranormal audio and video at the Barrel Factory (65 Vandalia St. in the Old First Ward) on Thursdays & Fridays. Saturdays we leave from the Flying Bison Brewery at 7:30 PM.  Then we climb aboard our 65 passenger double decker bus of doom for a trip to what is believed to be one of the most haunted places in Buffalo, the Naval Park, for more tales of horror.  Passengers also visit ‘The Ruins’ at Canalside where they’ll discover the first hand story of a very violent prostitute ghost and an exploding corpse. We continue for drinks at the Swannie House and a telling of a newly discovered ghost tale involving that historic tavern. After more stories of ghosts and paranormal activity, we return to our starting point. This entertaining experience lasts approximately two hours.

WHAT TO BRING:

Dress appropriately for Buffalo’s Autumn weather. The tour goes rain or shine; if it is raining, consider bringing an umbrella.

This tour involves humor and adult themes.  It is for those 21 and over who have a sense of humor. 

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Allentown Ghost Walks

Friday, Oct. 20th - Friday, Oct. 27th
$15; 7:00 PM

Murders, mysteries, and amorous intrigues…Classic architecture, Native American legends, and battlefield ghosts…since 1999 the Haunted History Ghost Walk of Allentown has been one of HHGW’s most popular tours.

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All Wright All Day

Friday, Oct. 20th - Friday, Oct. 27th
$130; From: 8:30 AM to 5:15 PM

Hop on the trolley and experience a variety of Frank Lloyd Wright’s designs, both historic and newly constructed Western New York, in this “All Wright-All Day” tour.

This all inclusive package begins at Forest Lawn’s Margaret L. Wendt Archive and Resource Center, and proceeds to the Martin House for an extended tour.  From there, stops include the Filling Station, Fontana Boathouse, Graycliff and Blue Sky Mausoleum.  Lunch will be served at a waterfront location. 

A knowledgeable guide will be on hand to point out architectural treasures along the way including the site of the Larkin Administration Building (1904) and manufacturing buildings in an area now known as Larkinville.

Space is limited; reservations are required.  Plenty of free parking at the Center; arrive by 8:15 as the trolley leaves promptly at 8:30 AM.

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Buffalo Theatre District Ghost Walks

Saturday, Oct. 21st - Saturday, Oct. 28th
$15; 7:00 PM

Theatre superstitions, War of 1812 hauntings, speak-easy area spooks, and 2 of the creepiest “true” tales that appear on any of our tours…Since 1998, the Theatre District tour has been based on one of our finest scripts. 

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Parkside Arts & Crafts Tour

Sunday, Oct. 22nd
$20; 10:00AM

These docent lead tours will take you through the interior of select homes and superb examples of architectural styles such as the American Four Square, Craftsman, and the Arts & Crafts bungalow. The 1880 through 1930 building period includes designs by prominent local architects E.B. Green, Frank Lloyd Wright and William Sydney Wicks.  Parkside, designed by Frederick Law Olmsted, is adjacent to Olmsted’s Delaware Park and the Buffalo Zoo. 

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Larkinville Ghost Walks

Tuesday, Oct. 24th
$15; 7:00 PM

A spell-binding tour of the newly revived district known as Larkinville.  This fairly short walking tour is dense with hidden, homegrown, and long forgotten mysteries.  Grab a bite, and a sip, and take a walk on the dark side!

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