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

Buffalo Never Fails: The Queen City and World War I

Monday, Jun. 18th - 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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The Unseen Marion Faller

Monday, Jun. 18th - Sunday, Jul. 8th
Mon-Fri: 9-8 PM, Sat: 10-5 PM, Sun: 10-3 PM

CEPA Gallery, is pleased to announce this exhibition and sale by artist/photographer Marion Faller.  This is the most comprehensive survey of the late artist’s work.  Her diverse artistic practice, laced with humor and a social documentarian’s eye, encompassed early black and white work, collage, pioneering xerographic art.  In later years, full-color large-scale photography capturing public displays of religious customs, cultural traditions, and seasonal events.

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Buffalo River Tours

Monday, Jun. 18th - 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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Simply Beautiful by Darleen Stry

Monday, Jun. 18th - Sunday, Aug. 19th
$6 - $11; 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Simply Beautiful – A display that explores the details and colors of the botany found at the Botanical Gardens on display in the Arcangel Gallery.  Come and immerse yourself in these captured images showing the defining traits of plants such as color, shape, and mood. 

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Nature’s Kaleidoscope

Monday, Jun. 18th - Sunday, Aug. 19th
$11; From: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM

A completely new theme for our colorful summer exhibit!  Our talented exhibit team has come up with some kaleidoscope inspired display pieces that will incorporate hexagonal and leaf patterns on glass and other surfaces. Visitors can plan to marvel at the creative interpretations of kaleidoscopes throughout the Botanical Gardens along with some creative and interactive surprises.

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Garden Railway Exhibit 2018

Monday, Jun. 18th - Sunday, Jul. 8th
From: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Brought to you by the Western New York Garden Railway Society, this exhibit is included with your admission. The railway will bring fun and whimsy to our summer season!  Adults and kids alike enjoy this exhibit tradition.

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