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

Buffalo Never Fails: The Queen City and World War I

Thursday, Sep. 20th - 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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Buffalo River Tours

Thursday, Sep. 20th - 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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Drive-In Movie Experience

Thursday, Sep. 20th - Saturday, Nov. 10th
$9; 7 & 8 PM

Have you ever experienced the outdoor drive-in? Well here’s your chance while in the area!  Movies are projected on 5 screens every day of the week, rain or starlight.  Great idea to plan this retro activity for the whole family, or as a date-night for 2.  While you’re there, stay for the double-feature!

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Pump Boys and Dinettes

Thursday, Sep. 20th - Sunday, Oct. 7th
7:00 PM on Wed. & Thurs., 7:30 PM on Fri. & Sat., 3:30 PM on Sat., 2:00 PM on Sun.

The ‘Pump Boys’ sell high octane on Highway 57 in Grand Ole Opry country and the ‘Dinettes’, Prudie and Rhetta Cupp, run the Double Cupp diner next door. Together they fashion an evening of country, rhythm and blues and rockabilly songs that received unanimous raves on and off-Broadway and a 1982 Tony nomination for best musical. Touching and hilarious stories told with  guitars, piano, bass and, yes, kitchen utensils.

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Great Pumpkin Farm Fall Festival

Thursday, Sep. 20th - Wednesday, Oct. 31st
$8; 10:00AM - Dusk

All your favorite things to do will be found at this fun fall Festival.  Come enjoy the Cornmaze, Boo Barn, Amusement Rides, I Got It Game, Cow Train, Jumping Pillows, Magic Show, Halloween Store, Bakery, Cider & Donuts and much more…and plenty of great food!  Opening weekend will also feature Dinosaur’s in the Cornmaze and Sylvia Fletcher & Friends Ventriloquism.  Come and buy pumpkins, gourds, stalks and more!  Check out what’s new this year including the Shooting Gallery and The Witches Brew Bar new location, outside near the food grove.  Craft beers will be available as well as specialty Halloween drinks!

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Sweeney Todd

Thursday, Sep. 20th - Sunday, Sep. 30th
$45; Thurs & Fri: 7:30 PM, Sat: 3:30 & 7:30 PM, Sun: 2 PM

With 8 Tonys under its belt, Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler’s Sweeney Todd has become a bloody, dramatic, yet funny musical theatre classic. The infamous 19th century tale of the revenge-seeking demon Barber of Fleet Street has shocked and awed audiences across the world.

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