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With all the exciting events going on year-round, you'll never run out of things to do in Buffalo! From the Buffalo Winterfest and Powder Keg Festival in February, to the Taste of Buffalo, the Elmwood Festival of the Arts, the National Buffalo Wing Festival, and the National Garden Festival (which features America's largest garden walk) in the summer, our events bring in visitors from all over the world.

 


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Friday Aug 01, 2014

Buffalo Infringement Festival

The Infringement Festival runs from the last weekend in July to the first weekend of August. It features every kind of art and artist in any space willing to engage. The city is over-taken with creativity, pushing the boundaries and reveling in art anywhere and everywhere. The Buffalo Infringement Festival is open to all and can best be described as an arts democracy that celebrates freedom of expression. The Infringement Festival welcomes a variety of performances, including, but not limited to...

Eden Corn Festival

  • August 01, 2014 - August 03, 2014
  • Location: Eden, NY
  • Address: 2800 Legion Drive, Eden, NY 14057
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Sunday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
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Bring your family and friends to experience a wide variety of delicious foods, midway rides, tractor pulls, square dancing, arts & craft shows, auto shows, country music entertainers, impersonators and much much more all while visiting the "Garden of Eden"

PRINTS, POEMS, & PROSE: CREATIVE WRITING & BOOKMAKING WORKSHOP FOR TEENS

Just Buffalo Literary Center and the WNY Book Arts Center are teaming up to offer a unique summer experience for area teenagers. This week-long workshop will help participants take their creativity to new levels by sharpening their writing skills and introducing them to new modes of artistic expression through the book arts. Writer Rachael Katz will introduce participants to fun and innovative writing exercises and lead the group through the process of crafting their own short book of poems or p...

Downtown Buffalo Pub Walk

Finally a tour that combines everything we love--Buffalo's history and beer! This pub walk starts with a pint at Brawler's Deli in the basement of the historic Pearl Street Grill (circa 1841). From there we meander through the streets of downtown where your guide (local history nerd, author and former stand-up comic) explores the off-beat heritage of Buffalo. After trespassing through Niagara Square we head to the stunning Hotel Lafayette for another pint and more tall tales. The last leg of...

National Garden Festival

Garden enthusiasts and nosy neighbors alike will rejoice at the chance to peek inside the backyard gardens of more than 350 Buffalo homeowners. You'll discover unique and beautiful juxtapositions of flowers, stunning displays of artistry, great feats of creative design, and of course some of the friendliest people in America. Many neighborhoods will have garden walks; along with workshops, lectures and special events.

Old Falls Street Kids' Club

  • August 01, 2014 - August 30, 2014
  • Location: Old Falls Street, USA
  • Address: 101 Old Falls Street, Niagara Falls, NY 14303
  • Venue: Old Falls Street, USA
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Wednesday, Friday, Saturday
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Join Old Falls Street for its FREE weekly Kids' Club activities! This summer we are partnering with Young Audiences of Western New York to bring engaging and interactive activities for all age levels…and it is all absolutely FREE. Performers and artists change each day, so there is always something new at Kids' Club. No registration necessary. Stay for as long as your schedule allows. Kids' Club activities will be held on Old Falls Street's Middle Block each Wednesday, Friday and Saturday...

A Slice of Summertime

  • August 01, 2014
  • Location: Niagara Hospice
  • Address: 4675 Sunset Dr., Lockport, NY 14094
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Pizza Amore wood fire pizza truck, Arrowhead Spring Vineyards wine, wine slushies, live music by Chris Borgatti, and a sunny summertime evening under the Dominic Lariccia Family Pavilion at Niagara Hospice House.

Bisons Baseball

Buffalo Bisons vs Indianapolis Indians

CLINTON'S DITCH

ERIE CANAL DRAMA THEATRE An Historical Outdoor Play. In the early 1800's thousands of immigrants take up the tremendous task of digging a ditch over 500 miles long through primitive forests, swamps, and the wilderness of New York. In the 8 years it took to build the Erie Canal many laborers died of horrific working conditions The play is also the story of Gov DeWitt Clinton, the father of the Erie Canal, whose heart was in conflict with itself as his dream of building the ditch was tested by the...

Jazz with Bobby Militello

  • August 01, 2014
  • Location: First Presbyterian Church
  • Address: One Symphony Circle, Buffalo, NY 14201
  • Venue: First Presbyterian Church

Don't miss your opportunity to see legendary saxophonist and Buffalo Music Hall of Fame member Bobby Militello perform cool jazz on a hot summer night, including favorites by Dave Brubeck with whom he performed for years. Stuart Chafetz, a fixture at the Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra who has led orchestras all over the nation, will conduct. Come early and picnic on the hall's grounds or get dinner from one of Buffalo's food trucks.

Town of Wilson 14th Annual Bike Night

  • August 01, 2014
  • Location: Young Street. Wilson NY
  • Address: Young Street, Wilson NY, Wilson, NY 14172

The harborside town of Wilson hosts the 14th Annual Bike Night August 1 from 5pm-10 pm. Bike show/awards...vendors...refreshments...live music with DoubleShot!

Mummies of the World Exhibition

  Mummies of the World is the largest exhibition of mummies and related artifacts in North America. This compelling collection, presented with reverence and dignity, includes ancient mummies and important artifacts from across the globe including ancient Egypt. A fascinating mix of old and new, this never-before-seen collection bridges the gap between past and present with contributions from 10 world-renowned Institutions and two private collectors. Embark on a journey into the extraordi...

Falls Fireworks

Enjoy free fireworks displays every Friday, Sunday and Holidays over the mightly Niagara Falls.

William Smyers

Dark Star - peaceful and reflective images of my view of the world around us and the beauty it holds. Bringing light to darkness and the darkness to light I have unearthed the deep riches of natural beauty buried in history of our pasts. Go to www.buffalogardens.comfor more information.

Queen City Ferry Boat Rides

Take a ride on the Queen City Ferry. Queen City Ferry offers a water ferry service between Buffalo’s inner and outer harbor. Board the Queen City Ferry at the Central Wharf. The Ferry travels to Wilkeson Pointe on the Outer Harbor, and along the Buffalo River to Riverfest Park in Buffalo’s old First Ward district. Operations are daily from 12-8pm mid May through September. Round trip takes approximately one (1) hour. Purchase your ticket for cash from the Captain. $8 for adults, $6 f...

Summer Sweepstakes

Don’t miss your chance to win exciting cash and prizes during this year’s Summer Sweepstakes! 10 chances to win with each ticket! $2,500 Grand Prize! Tickets will be available beginning June 1 at the Botanical Gardens’ Gift Shop, online at www.buffalogardens.com, or by phone at 827.1584 ext. 207. Winners will be drawn on September 1, 2014.

TGIFridays on Old Falls Street Concert Series

Fridays / June 27 - Sept. 19 / 7-10 p.m. / Conference Center Block Kick-off the weekend by kicking up your heels with the area’s finest classic rock and dance bands. This free concert series features food and beer vending and plenty of room to dance. Make sure to stay until 10 p.m. when guests are treated to fireworks set over Niagara Falls. 6/27 Kurt & the Loders 7/4 *DOUBLE FEATURE* Lakeside (5-7:30) & Murphy’s Law (8-11) 7/11 Whisky Reverb 7/18 Rumourz – Fleet...

Art Camp

Kids ages 5-12. Join us for artistic fun! Pre-registration is required and camp forms are due the Wednesday before each camp week. Go to www.buffalogardens.com or call 716.827.1584 ext. 291. AC 1 - July 7-11 - Multi-medium AC 2 - July 14-18 - Painting AC 3 - July 21-25 - Drawing AC 4 - August 4-8 - Painting AC 5 - August 11-15 - Drawing Advanced Art Camp - Students ages 10-16 with previous art experience AAC 1 - July 28-Aug 1 - Multi-Medium AAC 2 - August 18-22 - Multi-Medium

Junior Botanist Camp

Kids ages 5-12 will become Junior Botanists for the week; exploring the Gardens, learning about plants, playing games, making a plant to take home and other fun activities. Pre-registration is required and camp forms are due the Wednesday before each camp week. Go to www.buffalogardens.com or call 716.827.1584 ext. 291. BC 1 - July 7-11 - Wild and Wacky Water BC 2 - July 14-18 - Birds, Bats, Bees and Butterflies: Pollinators BC 3 - July 21-25 - Crunch, Plants We Munch: Edible Garden BC 4 - Augu...

SIDE BY SIDE BY SONDHEIM

The sophistication, wit, insight, heart and genius of Broadway's most innovative and influential artist is at the center of this tribute to composer-lyricist Stephen Sondheim. SIDE BY SIDE BY SONDHEIM features a dazzling array of songs from landmark shows that revolutionized the musical theatre with their masterful craft and astounding creativity, including COMPANY, FOLLIES, A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC and A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM. SIDE BY SIDE…also features classic song...

Outdoor Entertainment with Fire Magick and Cyr Wheel Man

Come experience a high-energy vibe on weekends this summer. Now through early August, unique and renowned street performers from Las Vegas will perform outdoors along the pedestrian bridge over Seneca Square and near the 4th St. entranceway to the casino resort. Performances will alternate on the half-hours between 6PM and midnight on Fridays and Saturdays, as well as between 1PM and 5PM on Sundays, weather permitting.

The Comedy of Errors - Shakespeare in Delaware Park

Enjoy the classic William Shakespeare play, The Comedy of Errors outdoors in Delaware Park.

Buffalo Bites Food Tours

  • August 01, 2014 - December 28, 2014
  • Location: Tour Meets near Elmwood & Cleveland Avenues
  • Address: Exact meeting location given at time of purchase, Buffalo, NY 14222
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
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  • info@buffalobitesfoodtours.com

Buffalo Bites food tours provides food tasting & historical walking tours of some of Buffalo and Western New York's most delicious neighborhoods. Join us for food, fun and history!

Niagara County Fair

  • August 01, 2014 - August 03, 2014
  • Location: Niagara County Fairgrounds
  • Address: 4487 Lake Avenue, Lockport, NY 14094
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Visit Website
  • jrg346@cornell.edu

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Niagara County (CCE) has put together another outstanding Niagara County Fair. Over the past few months the fair schedule has been coming together to make the 2014 fair one not to miss. Last year over 33,000 people visited the fair. The 2014 fair runs July 30 to August 3. The theme for this year’s fair is “A Good Thing Growing – Celebrating Niagara County Agriculture”. The 2014 Niagara County Fair will kick-off on July 31st at 8:00 a.m...

Buffalo Classics Tour

Buffalo Classics Walking Tour Fridays, August 1, August 8, August 15, August 22, August 29: 2p.m. to 4p.m. Tickets: $10; $5 for students with valid student ID Meet: Spot Coffee, 227 Delaware Ave., Buffalo 14202 This downtown walking tour showcases many of Buffalo’s best local architects who designed some of the city’s most recognizable landmarks. Buildings included on this tour include the Market Arcade, Buffalo Savings Bank, Electric Tower, Hotel Lafayette and City Hall.

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