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.

Things to Do Today in Buffalo

In Buffalo, there’s always something fun and exciting happening. Check out what’s going on today.

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Farmers + Artisans Outdoor Holiday Market

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Ava Collective Holiday Pop-Up

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Ornament Making Class @ Freedom Run Winery

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Festival of Trees Family Day

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GREAT EXPECTATIONS: Speaker Series

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Meridian Arts Ensemble

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Bill Kirchen Honky-Tonk Holiday Show

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Handel’s Messiah with BPO

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Continuum: A History of Erie County

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Yoga & Wine @ Freedom Run Winery

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Freedom Art Walk @ Freedom Run Winery

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JazzBrunch Sundays

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Babushka!

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Artifacts: Burchfield Themed Photographs

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Sarah Braman: Finding Room

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Free Fall – Music Night @ Freedom Run Winery

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Buffalo Sports Heritage Bus Tour

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The Dinner Detective: Murder Mystery Dinner Show

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Lights and Flights: A Candlemaking Event

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Currents

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Buffalo Holiday Market at Canalside Roller Rink

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Pour Me a Strong One Acrylic Paint Class @ Freedom Run Winery

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Dinner in an Igloo!

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Jewelry Class with Lindsay Strong @ Freedom Run Winery

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Beehive – The 60’s Musical

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Guards at the Taj

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Exhibition: No Weapon Formed

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Great Expectations

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The Sound of Music

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Santa Claus is in Town!

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Buffalo / Niagara Holiday Light Show

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Annual Studio Artist Exhibit and Sale

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Poinsettia and Railway Exhibit

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Stony Brook Legendary Lights

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Buffalo Holiday Market

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Hamburg European Holiday Market

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A Christmas Carol

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Visit With Santa

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Free Holiday Movie Series

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The Polar Express Train Ride

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Santa on the Carrousel!

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Gingerbread Wonderland

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Zoo Lights

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All is Calm

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Theatre in the Village: Every Christmas Story Ever Told

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Un Ballo in Maschera

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Fairgrounds Festival of Lights

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Christkindlmarkt 2022

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Big Band Christmas Memories

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First Friday Wine Class @ Freedom Run Winery

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The Nutcracker Ballet

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Meet Santa on a Train Ride

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Santa Express Train Ride

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Totally Buffalo 716Mas Festival

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Roycroft Winter Festival

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2022 Holiday Market

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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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Our Famous Holiday Flea Market

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Starlight Holiday Gift Sale

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Holiday Stroll in Larkinville

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Trees Without Leaves

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A Visit from Santa @ Freedom Run Winery

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Charles Dickens Presents: “A Christmas Carol”

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Flying Bison’s Annual Holiday Market

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Continuum: A History of Erie County

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Yoga & Wine @ Freedom Run Winery

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Freedom Art Walk @ Freedom Run Winery

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JazzBrunch Sundays

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Babushka!

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Artifacts: Burchfield Themed Photographs

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Sarah Braman: Finding Room

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Buffalo Sports Heritage Bus Tour

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The Dinner Detective: Murder Mystery Dinner Show

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Buffalo Holiday Market at Canalside Roller Rink

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Pour Me a Strong One Acrylic Paint Class @ Freedom Run Winery

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Dinner in an Igloo!

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Exhibition: Finding Truth

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Foundations of Horticulture

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Jewelry Class with Lindsay Strong @ Freedom Run Winery

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Beehive – The 60’s Musical

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Guards at the Taj

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Exhibition: No Weapon Formed

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Great Expectations

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Santa Claus is in Town!

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Buffalo / Niagara Holiday Light Show

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Annual Studio Artist Exhibit and Sale

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Poinsettia and Railway Exhibit

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Stony Brook Legendary Lights

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Buffalo Holiday Market

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Hamburg European Holiday Market

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A Christmas Carol

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Visit With Santa

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Free Holiday Movie Series

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The Polar Express Train Ride

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Exhibition: Three Artists

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Santa on the Carrousel!

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Gingerbread Wonderland

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Zoo Lights

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All is Calm

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The Birth of Santa

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Theatre in the Village: Every Christmas Story Ever Told

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Fairgrounds Festival of Lights

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Christkindlmarkt 2022

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Big Band Christmas Memories

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First Friday Wine Class @ Freedom Run Winery

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Meet Santa on a Train Ride

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Santa Express Train Ride

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Goat Island Gull Watch

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Jingle Falls: Holiday Happenings

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2022 Holiday Market

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Holiday Happenings

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Jingle Falls: Winter Wonderland Walk

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Santa on the Carousel

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JoAnn’s Classical Christmas

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The Night Before Christmas

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The Nutcracker

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Polish Tavern Christmas

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Lewiston Holiday Bazaar 2022

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Featured Event

Cobblestone Live Music and Arts Festival 2023

07/14 – 07/15

$20-$100

Buffalo Iron Works, Lockhouse Distillery & Twenty6 Productions present the Fourth Annual Cobblestone Live Music & Arts Festival, to be…

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2022 Holiday Market

12/03 – 12/18

Join us for a weekly Holiday Market with local vendors featuring their holiday best!  Have lunch while you’re there, as…

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A Charlie Brown Christmas

12/11

Music

The Ed Croft Trio will perform Vince Guaraldi’s holiday classic along with other gems from his catalog.  A holiday concert…

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A Christmas Carol

11/25 – 12/24

Buffalo’s favorite family event returns for its 40th heartwarming year in a delightful adaptation featuring Scrooge, Tiny Tim, and a…

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All is Calm

12/01 – 12/18

Theater

The Western Front, Christmas, 1914. Out of the violence a silence, then a song. Thus begins an extraordinary night of…

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Annual Studio Artist Exhibit and Sale

11/19 – 12/22

The Annual Studio Artist Show and Sale showcases the work of Buffalo Arts Studio’s 30 Studio Artists who actively maintain…

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Artifacts: Burchfield Themed Photographs

09/09 – 01/22

History

The Buffalo History Museum will debut a new exhibit by Jackie Albarella, “Artifacts: Burchfield Themed Photographs,” on Wednesday, September 7.…

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Ava Collective Holiday Pop-Up

12/04

Celebrate the holiday season and shop from over 40 local vendors!

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Beehive – The 60’s Musical

11/09 – 12/11

Theater

$50

Six women sing the rock-n-roll music of the 1960s in a night of non-stop song and dance!

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Big Band Christmas Memories

12/02 – 12/18

$38

As the old cliché goes, Christmas comes just once a year & but it has inspired a truly timeless selection…

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Bill Kirchen Honky-Tonk Holiday Show

12/04

$25

When guitarist Bill Kirchen rolls into the Sportsmen’s Tavern, 326 Amherst St., for a Honky Tonk Holiday Show at 5…

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Buffalo / Niagara Holiday Light Show

11/18 – 12/31

$25/carload

The Buffalo / Niagara Holiday Light Show is the best holiday light spectacular of the season! Featuring dozens of dazzling,…

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Buffalo Holiday Market

11/25 – 12/23

Art

Free

There’s nothing in the world quite like the holiday season in Europe. There are wooden chalets in 13th-century towns, snow-capped…

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Buffalo Holiday Market at Canalside Roller Rink

10/21 – 12/16

Outdoor Recreation

Join us for the Buffalo Holiday Market at the Canalside Roller Rink! Enjoy a variety of artisan and food vendors…

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Christkindlmarkt 2022

12/02 – 12/18

The Christkindlmarkt will be comprised of three, 3-day weekends during the month of December 2022.  Enjoy the cherished German tradition…

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Continuum: A History of Erie County

11/01

Art

Created in coordination with Erie County’s bicentennial celebration, Continuum offers a glimpse into our region’s history a history dating back…

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Dinner in an Igloo!

11/01 – 03/31

Food & Drink

This unique, intimate dining experience is perfect for birthdays, family gatherings, or just getting friends together for a memorable night…

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Exhibition: No Weapon Formed

11/11 – 12/18

Art

In her upcoming exhibition, The Ghost (Patti Thomas) introduces us to the warriors emerging in response to the growing power…

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Fairgrounds Festival of Lights

12/02 – 12/23

Family Fun

$30/carload

The Fairgrounds Festival of Lights will return to brighten up the holiday season for families across Western New York. Spectacular…

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Farmers + Artisans Outdoor Holiday Market

12/04

You’re all invited!!  Help us spread JOY & MERRIMENT of the season with an outdoor stroll around this holiday market!…

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Festival of Trees Family Day

12/04

$10

Join us on Sunday, December 4 from 1-4 p.m. to view the spectacularly whimsical trees crafted by our master designers…

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Free Holiday Movie Series

11/25 – 12/18

Free

It’s baaaackkkkkk. The GREATEST time of the year!  And we are bringing our #FREE Holiday Movie Series back!!! All movies…

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Freedom Art Walk @ Freedom Run Winery

01/08 – 12/31

Art

$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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GREAT EXPECTATIONS: Speaker Series

12/04

$23-$52

Join us for our free 2022-2023 Speaker Series on select Sunday afternoons during our Season. With each session led by…

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