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.



Upcoming Events

Erie County Fair

Thursday, Aug. 16th - Sunday, Aug. 19th
$12; Aug. 9: Noon-10pm, Aug.10-20: 9am-10pm

The Erie County Fair, held annually is the largest fair of it’s kind in New York State, and the 3rd largest county fair in the nation.  It seeks to preserve and showcase our community’s agricultural traditions, talents, diversity and heritage.  Come view the live animals, and visit their caretakers.  Then head over to the James E. Strates Shows midway, with over 70 rides and 100 games.  Enjoy continual entertainment on a number of stages, then visit the food vendors, whose options range from the casual to the extraodinary!  Come for a day, or two, or more!  

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Buffalo Never Fails: The Queen City and World War I

Thursday, Aug. 16th - Friday, Jan. 31st
Free; Starting: Mon, Tues, Wed, Fri & Sat 8:30-6; Thurs 8:30-8; Sun 12-5

Commemorating the 100th anniversary of America’s entry into World War I in 1917, this exhibit looks back to a critical time in our nation’s history, emphasizing Buffalo’s role in the war. Central to this exhibition is the Library’s extraordinary collection of World War I posters, representing some of the finest graphically designed war propaganda from the United States, Canada and Europe.

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Twilight Tour at the Martin House Complex

Thursday, Aug. 16th - Thursday, Sep. 20th
$25; Varies by month

When the sun goes down and the lights come up in the pergola, tours at Frank Lloyd Wright’s Martin House Complex take on a whole new sense of drama. The pergola and conservatory are breath-taking at twilight, showing off the cast of the Nike of Samothrace, in a unique and ambient glow. Tour length is 1 1/2 hours, begins at the Gardeners Cottage.

Tour start times:  June~ 7:30 pm, July~ 7:00 pm, August~ 6:30 pm

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Buffalo River Tours

Thursday, Aug. 16th - Friday, Oct. 12th
$21; 10:30 AM, 12:30, 2:30, 4:30, 5:30 PM

Hear the story of the Erie Canal during this 90 minute narrated tour.  Learn about Buffalo’s history as the largest grain port in the world and experience the nation’s largest collection of standing grain elevators from just a few feet away.  Come and travel along the waterway that made Buffalo one of the richest cities in the world – while you gaze up at the magnificent structures that drove it’s growth. Hear the stories of Buffalo’s scoopers – residents and immigrants alike who worked the docks and mills feeding the nation and the city’s “Guilded” economy.

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Aladdin

Thursday, Aug. 16th - Sunday, Aug. 19th

From the producer of The Lion King comes the timeless story of ALADDIN, a thrilling new production filled with unforgettable beauty, magic, comedy and breathtaking spectacle. It’s an extraordinary theatrical event where one lamp and three wishes make the possibilities infinite. Aladdin’s journey sweeps audiences into an exotic world of daring adventure and timeless romance. This new production features a full score, including the five cherished songs from the Academy Award-winning soundtrack and more written especially for the stage.  Check site for performance times.

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Buffalo Harbor Cruise

Thursday, Aug. 16th - Sunday, Sep. 2nd
$18 - $30; 12:30 PM and 3:00 PM

Get a a sailor’s point of view of the city of Buffalo!  Here’s a sampling of what you’ll see aboard the Miss Buffalo II.  Travel through four (4) bodies of water on an  international boundary: Lake Erie, Niagara River, Buffalo River and Black Rock Canal.  Pass through the historic Black Rock Lock and Canal, and cruise under the Peace Bridge – one of the busiest border crossings in the world!  See Buffalo’s original Lighthouse, built in 1833 and Old Fort Erie in Canada.

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