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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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Saturday Aug 02, 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 02, 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"

Chalk Fest

  • August 02, 2014 - August 03, 2014
  • Location: Washington @ Mohawk St.
  • Address: 500 block of Washington St., Buffalo, NY 14203
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
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Fun-filled outdoor event with a chalk artwork contests, gift and food vendors, food trucks, live performances, and more!

Buffalo's Lawless Canal District

Buffalo's waterfront was once known as "The most evil square mile in America." The area along the canal was ground zero for vice, violence, prostitution and disease. Relive the seedier side of Buffalo's history on this 90 minute walk through CanalSide where we rediscover a time when the waterfront was wild and dangerous for the sailors, immigrants, Madams and con men who tried to survive in the Canal District. Tours start at Clinton's Dish Restaurant along the Boardwalk in CanalSide...

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 02, 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...


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...

BCC Arts & Entertainment presents SUMMERFEST

BCC Arts & Entertainment presents SUMMERFEST (a Buffalo Infringement Festival Venue). A Music & Art Festival featuring interactive art displays, Kid's Zone, Food Trucks, and performances by The Hypnic Jerks, Danny Mac Mindscapes, Apneah, The Fredtown Stompers, Apneah, Jess Chizuk, Nimble Vagrant, The Greyscales, Digital Afterlife and more!

Beer and Bacon Festival

It's the 3rd Annual Beer & Bacon Festival Saturday, August 2 at Island Park in Williamsville! Sample up to 20 craft beers and various bacon creations by local restaurants. And for the first time, participate in the Beer & Bacon 5000 (5K race). The first beer tasting session begins at noon to 4 p.m., followed by the second session from 5 to 8 p.m.. Live music by Million Dollar Trio and Strictly Hip will accompany the event. General admission tickets will be sold at the entrance for $5, wh...

Beer and Bacon Festival

Patrons can expect the same mouth-watering bacon treats, craft beer tastings and live music that made the event such a success last year.  Guests may purchase a Craft Beer Tasting Ticket to sample up to 20 craft beers for either the first or second tasting session. Tickets are available online before the event for $30 or at the door for $40. General admission to the event is $5, which goes directly to the Breast Cancer Network of Western New York, Inc. This year’s event will feature g...

Black Rock & Riverside Tour of Gardens

Free, self-guided tour of gardens in the Black Rock & Riverside areas of Buffalo from 10:00am to 4:00pm. The Starry Night Gardens is from 8:00pm-10:00pm, Buffalo's 1st self-guided night time garden tour. Maps available for download at or the daytime hours the day of the event at St. Mark 311 Ontario Street or the Religious Arts Center 157 East Street.

Bombay Bicycle Club

Bombay Bicycle Club with special guests live at Town Ballroom

Brewing Buffalo: Then and Now Bus Tour

Participants must be 21 or older - RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED Meet: Gene McCarthy’s, 73 Hamburg St., Buffalo 14204 Brewing in Buffalo has continually evolved from its beginnings in the early 1800s to its present-day revival. At its peak in the early 1900s before Prohibition, Buffalo’s brewing industry included nearly 30 independent breweries producing millions of gallons of beer each year. Today, Buffalo’s brewing culture is returning, with the opening of numerous craft brewerie...

Buffalo Lighthouse Tour

  • August 02, 2014
  • Location: Buffalo Lighthouse
  • Address: 1 Fuhrmann Blvd,, Buffalo, NY 14203
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See the view from the tower!!! Tour the 1833 Buffalo Lighthouse on Saturday, August 2nd. Advance tickets available for tower and barbecaue from Chiavetta's ($10). or just the tour for $5.

Buffalo Saturday Artisan Market

Buffalo SAM is a true handcrafted market, and each week a changing assortment of artists and artisans display their wares for sale, with all work created by the seller. Entertainment is also part of the Buffalo Saturday Artisan Market experience, with weekly lineups including a variety of musical acts, as well as other live performances.

Down Home Country Weekend -Jamboree & Tractor Pull

Down-Home Country Weekend –Jamboree & Tractor Pull Huge food & refreshment tent, something for everyone- Chicken BBQ

Sacred Sites: St. Louis Church Tour

Its design inspired by Cologne Cathedral in Germany, the present day St. Louis Church was completed in 1889 and is one of the largest churches in Buffalo, seating up to 2,000 people. The history of the church goes back much earlier, however, to 1829 – when the plot of land at Main and Edward Streets was given by Louis Stephen Le Couteulx de Chaumont for the purpose of establishing the first Catholic church in Buffalo. Join us for an interior tour of the “Mother Church of the Diocese ...

Subway Art Tour

When Buffalo's subway system opened in 1985, a bonus was also unveiled: $1.15 million of new public art installations, from artits throughout New York State, at each station. Learn about the vibrant art and architecture found at every stop as we ride the rails! Metro fare purchased separetely.

Taste of Lancaster

It's Lancaster-licious for the whole family at the TASTE OF LANCASTER! 9am Firefighters for Food 5K Run 9am 3-on-3 Basketball 11am-9pm TASTE OF LANCASTER 12noon Beer Garden opens 12noon Lancaster's Got Talent 1-4pm IMPACT on stage 5-9pm BACK TO THE BARS on stage

The Moody Blues

Embark on a musical journey with the style-setters of classic rock. For over thirty years, The Moody Blues has been a mainstay of stages and radio stations across the globe. Enjoy a night of timeless classics such as “Nights In White Satin,” “Question,” and “Your Wildest Dreams.” Selling more than 50 million albums worldwide, recording 18 platinum albums and blowing away audiences for decades - spend an evening conjuring up old memories, and making new ones.

Up the Grain Elevators

An EXCLUSIVE 3-Hour "urban exploration tour!". Space is extremely limited for this unique opportunity and stairs may be hazardous- reservation only.

Youth + Family Tour: “Parkitecture"

Join us for a FREE one-hour guided walking tour, compliments of the Buffalo Architecture Foundation. Explore Buffalo, in partnership with the Buffalo Architecture Foundation, proudly present FREE Youth + Family Tours for citizens of Buffalo and the Greater WNY area. Eyes on Buffalo is a series of four tours that apply our award-winning Architecture + Education concepts into our city! Tour participants will be able to learn about significant Buffalo buildings, AND engage in interactive activiti...

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...

Wegmans Family Garden

This indoor garden provides a place for safe, meaningful play and discovery as children of all ages and abilities explore the wonders of the plant world and the importance of eating healthy. Hands-on programs for kids 4-10 take place every Saturday from 11am-1pm and Sundays from May 25 to September 28. Go to for a complete list of activities or call 716.827.1584 ext. 292.

Saturday Tree Tour

Get to know some of the many tree species in the South Park Arboretum with Kristy Blakely, Director of Education. Wear comfortable shoes/boots and be prepared to get muddy. We will not be walking far. Walks begin at various locations along the Ring Road, eventually completing the loop! Meet and park along the South Park Ring Road - Look for the Tree Tour sign! Go or call 716.827.1584 ext. 291.

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