Buffalo Events Party Like A Local

Upcoming & Annual Events in Buffalo

Buffalo loves a good party. And good food. And being outside. We love traditions, parades and annual events – the days that bring together locals, homesick ex-pats and hip visitors who have picked up on Buffalo’s fun-loving vibe. Now it’s your turn to party like a local. Plan your trip around one of Buffalo’s signature events.

Buffalo Signature Events

Traditions are big in Buffalo. Attend an iconic annual event and have a quintessential Buffalo experience.

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Things to Do This Weekend in Buffalo

There’s nothing Buffalo loves more than a fun way to wrap up the work week — so get out this weekend and join the fun!

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Buffalo Home Show

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Sacred Spaces Tour – St. Adalbert’s Church

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Solar Eclipse Safety Training

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The Power of Resilience and Hope – Additional Exhibit

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Winter Tours at Graycliff

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Feed the Fish! at Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens

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Eclipse: The Sun Revealed Planetarium Program

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Fauci and Kramer

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THE BOWLING PLAY

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Seeking Apricity – Arcangel Gallery Exhibit

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Village of Lancaster Restaurant Week

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Introduction to Backyard Maple Sugaring

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Exhibition ~ Northward: Niagara River Views

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Art in Craft Media

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5th Annual Black Doll Exhibit: “Recognizing Royalty”

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Sammy Kershaw

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Yoga & Wine @ Freedom Run Winery

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“Looking Up,” Artists from the Hunt Gallery Residency Program

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Exhibition: “Before and After Again”

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Graycliff Winter Tours

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Buffalo Sabres vs. Edmonton Oilers

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Our Famous Spring Flea Market

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Project Play WNY: Community Conversations

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Exhibition: The Power of Resilience and Hope – Photography & the Holocaust: Then and Now

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Pour Me a Strong One Acrylic Paint Class

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Planetarium Shows

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The Easter Bunny is Here!

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The Light Fantastic – Sunday Matinee Performance

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Exhibition – Myeongsoo Kim: Illusive Moon

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Beautiful – The Carol King Musical

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Black History Month at the CAM

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Combo Art Class @ Freedom Run Winery

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City of Light Bus Tour

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Swing Street

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The Heart of Forest Lawn Walking Tour

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Lights and Flights: A Candlemaking Event

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First Ladies of Song

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Photography Days – Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens

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Babushka!

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The Pajama Game

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The Light Fantastic

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Eclipse Readiness Days

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Blithe Spirit

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Saturday Mimosas and Minuets

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The Slocan Ramblers

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Freedom Art Walk @ Freedom Run Winery

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Stanley Whitney: How High the Moon

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Pierogi Fest

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Exhibition: Sin Wai Kin: It’s Always You

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“I Ought to Be in Pictures”

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International Guitar Festival

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Biological Regionalism: Niagara River, Western New York, by Alberto Rey

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Betrayal

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Exhibitions: Total Solar Eclipse + Astral Visions

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Exhibit: “Say Their Names: Honor Their Legacies”

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Art Meets Jazz

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The Polish Cleaning Lady’s Daughter

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Total Solar Eclipse and Astral Visions

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Curious George: Let’s Get Curious

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Saturday Yoga & Wine with Katie Mogle @ Freedom Run Winery

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Curious George: Let’s Get Curious

01/20 – 05/12

Buffalo Museum of Science

$16-19

The world’s busiest monkey is coming to Buffalo!  Visitors will hone their math and science skills as they make their…

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St. Patrick’s Day Parade

03/17

Delaware Avenue

Free

The annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade, is Buffalo’s largest celebration of the Irish heritage. The Parade, which begins near Buffalo’s…

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First Fridays at the AKG

09/01 – 12/06

Buffalo AKG Art Museum

M&T First Fridays at the Buffalo AKG Art Museum are set to begin again on September 1st, from 10 am…

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16th Annual Edible Book Festival

04/06

Western New York Book Arts Center

$5

THE EDIBLE BOOK FESTIVAL IS A FAMILY-FRIENDLY EVENT THAT TAKES PLACE THROUGHOUT THE WORLD, INVITING PARTICIPANTS TO CREATE EDIBLE CREATIONS…

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Buffalo Cherry Blossom Festival

04/27 – 04/28

Delaware Park – Japanese Garden

Free

One of the most scenic walks of the season – make your way through the Japanese Garden in Delaware Park. …

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Buffalo Porchfest

05/18

Elmwood Village

Free

Buffalo Porchfest is a grassroots music festival that turns porches into stages for local bands and musicians for an afternoon!…

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5th Annual Black Doll Exhibit: “Recognizing Royalty”

02/01 – 04/09

Central Library

Free

Everyone is invited to the 5th annual Black Doll Exhibit at the downtown Central Library.  Presented by Erie County Legislative Chairwoman…

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Blue Monday

08/30 – 12/15

Tacoma Performing Arts Center

Free

Chicago Jack and the Heptones play with weekly Special Guests. Join us in the Grand Room in the lower level…

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Exhibition: Sin Wai Kin: It’s Always You

03/01 – 08/12

Buffalo AKG Art Museum

It’s Always You, 2021, encourages viewers to reflect on the performance and commodification of identity in our present moment. The…

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First Monday Jazz Jam

02/05 – 12/02

The Gypsy Parlor

Monthly on every first Monday, join Becky Davis for our monthly jazz jam. Bring your instruments or vocals and jam…

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Freedom Art Walk @ Freedom Run Winery

01/08 – 12/31

Freedom Run Winery

$7.00

Begin this self-guided nature walk in the Tasting Room, then set off with a glass or bottle in hand and…

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Monday Music and Meals Happy Hour

02/12 – 03/25

Buffalo River Fest Park – Buffalo River Lodge

Buffalo River Lodge invites you to join us for Monday Music & Meals Happy Hour, a delightful evening of entertainment…

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Seeking Apricity – Arcangel Gallery Exhibit

02/28 – 04/23

Buffalo Botanical Gardens

Included with Admission

This exhibition is a collective of works meant to warm the soul. When the sun hits your skin on a…

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Stanley Whitney: How High the Moon

02/09 – 05/27

Buffalo AKG Art Museum

How High the Moon is the first retrospective to trace the evolution of Stanley Whitney’s wholly unique and powerful abstractions over…

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The Easter Bunny is Here!

03/01 – 03/30

Walden Galleria Mall

Easter is coming early this year and Walden Galleria is excited to announce the Easter Bunny will be returning to…

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Village of Lancaster Restaurant Week

03/04 – 03/10

Come celebrate our 175th Anniversary with us at the first ever Village of Lancaster Restaurant Week!The following restaurants are participating…

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“Looking Up,” Artists from the Hunt Gallery Residency Program

02/24 – 03/30

Buffalo Arts Studio

Free

Buffalo Arts Studio is thrilled to present a new group exhibition in partnership with The C. Stuart and Jane H.…

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Photography Days – Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens

01/16 – 03/24

Buffalo Botanical Gardens

$20 per person

Bring along your favorite photographer and join us for Photography Days to get the most out of your photo experience…

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The Power of Resilience and Hope – Additional Exhibit

01/25 – 03/16

Western New York Book Arts Center

The Power of Resilience and Hope & Photography & the Holocaust: Then and Now – will feature 30 contemporary, regional,…

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Art in Craft Media

11/10 – 03/31

Burchfield Penney Art Center

$5-10

Presented by the Sylvia L. Rosen Endowment for Fine Art in Craft Media, the 17th juried biennial exhibition celebrates and…

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Avenged Sevenfold

03/06

KeyBank Center

Avenged Sevenfold has announced the third leg of their Life is But A Dream  North American tour, featuring Poppy and Sullivan King. The tour includes a…

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Beautiful – The Carol King Musical

02/21 – 03/24

MusicalFare Theatre

The untold story of an American musical icon, complete with her greatest hits.

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Biological Regionalism: Niagara River, Western New York, by Alberto Rey

04/20 – 03/24

Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University

Biological Regionalism: Niagara River, Western New York by Alberto Rey explores the complexities of the Niagara River’s past and present. Using lushly…

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Black History Month at the CAM

02/01 – 04/28

Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University

This Black History Month, witness a remarkable chapter in American art history at the “The Highwaymen: Black Artists of the…

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