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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 23, 2014

Buffalo Irish Festival

The Buffalo Irish Festival is an annual celebration of Irish culture featuring Irish music, dance, Irish food and beverages. The Festival will be held downtown at Canalside on Buffalo's beautiful renovated waterfront and will include:The Buffalo Irish Festival offers something for everyone including: Three stages of continuous Irish entertainment from the US, Canada and Ireland At the terminus of the Erie Canal in Downtown Buffalo! Traditional music, folk music, step- and set-dancing 25-30 n...

Elmwood Festival of the Arts

  • August 23, 2014 - August 24, 2014
  • Location: Elmwood Village
  • Address: Elmwood Ave. between Lafayette & West Ferry St., Buffalo, NY 14222
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
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The Elmwood Avenue Festival of the Arts mission is to foster growth in and awareness of Western New York's artistic and cultural treasures and improve the fabric of our unique urban environment. This is a fun event for all ages to browse, shop and enjoy the arts.

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...

Old Falls Street Kids' Club

  • August 23, 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...


  • August 23, 2014 - August 24, 2014
  • Location: Silo City
  • Address: 2 Childs Street (meet here), Buffalo, NY 14203
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STOREHOUSE is Torn Space Theater's third and most immersive exploration of the city's iconic grain elevators. The iconic American Warehouse at Silo City will be transformed into a repository for the significant moments that mark an individual's life. The narrative draws upon stages of psychosocial development, re-imagining the interior spaces of the warehouse and surrounding landscape of Silo City as points of human development from infancy to late adulthood. Portions of the performance offer un...

Bats! Shadows of the Night

Program Name: Bats! Shadows of the Night Date(s): Saturday, August 23 Time(s): 8:30 - 10:30pm Description: White-nose Syndrome has killed more than 6 million bats since it was discovered in a single New York cave in February 2006. The little brown bat was once the most common bat species in New York State. Since the discovery of this disease, their population has decreased by approximately 90 percent. For this special program, biologists from Ecology and Environment, Inc. will be conducting a ba...

Bisons Baseball

Buffalo Bisons vs Pawtucket Red Sox


The richest of the rich in Buffalo put their wealth on full display on this section of Delaware Avenue, home to the grandest collection of mansions built in the city. Marvel at these grandiose monuments to the Gilded Age and enjoy the intriguing stories of the families who built them – many were related – on this tour of Delaware Avenue from North to Bryant streets. Interior access to one of the mansions, which has been converted into other uses, will be included in the tour.

Desert Highway - A Tribute to The Eagles

Spend an evening in Hotel California with Desert Highway. An incredible nationally touring tribute to The Eagles.

History, Hauntings and Paranormal 2014 with Zak Bagans Ghost Adventures

History, Hauntings, and Paranormal 2014 with Zak Bagans August 22 & 23 in Buffalo/Niagara. Tickets available at #hhp14 Description Ticket and vendor Information available at The Iron Island Museum Presents History and Hauntings with Ghost Adventures Zak Bagans! August 22-23, 2014 in Buffalo, NY. The event will feature talks from paranormal investigators, historical locations with reported paranormal activity, vendors, physic gallery readi...

Hosta, Daylily & Iris Sale

Perennial gardeners will be amazed at the huge variety of hostas, daylilies and irises offered for sale by local specialist plant societies. Hundreds of plants will be offered, many new and exciting varieties and cultivars as well as popular garden favorites, at very competitive prices. Throughout the day experts and enthusiasts will be available to answer questions and offer advice about selecting and growing these choice garden plants. Go to for more information.


The focus is on excellent examples of rehabilitation and adaptive reuse, including two automobile showrooms, a former orphanage, and factories. We will also see Victorian homes, and learn about the families who lived there. Learn about a new art and technology center that is housed in the former home of the Buffalo Electric Vehicle Company.

Peruvian Dinner Buffet

  • August 23, 2014
  • Location: Elmwood Gallery for the Arts
  • Address: 1045 Elmwood Ave., Buffalo, NY 14223

Authentic Peruvian Cuisine by Executive Chef Martha Sosa

The Strictly Hip

Live music with The Strictly Hip

The Whole Grain Tour

Explore "Concrete Atlantis" in and around the famous grain elevators of the Buffalo River on this family-friendly walk.

VFW Revival Concert

  • August 23, 2014
  • Location: VFW Post 7545
  • Address: 110 Elgin Street, Tonawanda, NY 14150
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Get ready to kick off the VFW revival with the band Kickstart Rumble. A 50/50, basket raffles, Concessions, bake sale and more.

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.

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, or by phone at 827.1584 ext. 207. Winners will be drawn on September 1, 2014.

Spirit of Buffalo Pirate Adventure

All cruises include a crew of professional pirates. You will be entertained with pirate stories, face painting, a treasure hunt, music and loads of swashbuckling family fun!

Buffalo Bites Food Tours

  • August 23, 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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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!

Masters of American Architecture Tour

See signature works by some of America’s greatest architects and learn about the prominence of Buffalo on the national stage at the turn of the 20th century. Buildings on this tour include St. Joseph’s Cathedral, Old County Hall, Guaranty Building, St. Paul’s Cathedral, Ellicott Square Building and the Old Post Office. Please note that Main Street is currently closed to vehicular traffic, so the nearest cross street is Swan Street. Ample parking can be found on the surrounding ...

Ann Parker

Arcangel Gallery Exhibit Water and Glass - Shimmering pools, cascading fountains, glass reaching to the sky, silver-toned and green-gray succulents, all have been captured in Ann Parker’s photographic display of the Botanical Gardens. Using macro, zoom, and wide angle lenses, Ann’s photos show intricate details of plants, reflections in the pools, glass with light and shadow, and abstract, inverse images of garden objects. Her Water and Glass exhibit showcases color, form, lines ...

Fredonia Farm Festival

  • August 23, 2014 - August 24, 2014
  • Location: Barker Commons
  • Address: 9-11 Day Street, Fredonia, NY 14063
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily

46 Annual Fredonia Farm Festival August 22-24, 2014. Good food, music, local artisians and family activities.

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