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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St. Patrick’s Day Parade

03/19

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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Dyngus Day Parade

04/10

Free

Be there for this display of cultural and ethnic pride, as the Polish community celebrates Dyngus Day!  This parade gathers…

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Black Doll Exhibit: “We are Beautiful: An Evolution of Black Dolls”

02/03 – 04/01

Free & open to the public.

Erie County Legislature Chairwoman April Baskin today announced that the annual Black Doll Exhibit will be presented at the Frank…

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Blue Monday

08/30 – 12/15

Music

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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Celebrate Black History Month Concert

02/06

Free

Join us at ECC’s City Campus Atrium for a FREE lunchtime concert in celebration of Black History Month.  This concert…

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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: Reinventing Reality

02/04 – 06/18

Reinventing Reality explores the science, creativity, and innovation behind one of the fastest evolving technologies, virtual reality, and how it’s…

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Freedom Art Walk @ Freedom Run Winery

01/08 – 12/31

$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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Sarah Braman: Finding Room

09/09 – 03/19

Art

Finding Room brings Sarah Braman’s monumental outdoor and domestically-scaled indoor sculptures to the historic Frank Lloyd Wright designed Graycliff in…

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Songs of Nature’s Echo

01/11 – 03/05

$15.50 Adults

 Join us for the next art exhibit at the Botanical Garden’s Arcangel Gallery “Songs of Nature’s Echo” by Kaleigh Day!…

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Winter Recess Self-Guided Tour

02/01 – 02/28

$10-$15

Perfect for students and families, this self-guided tour experience will include an optional art activity for visitors of all ages in…

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Exhibition of Paintings by Edward G. Bisone

01/20 – 03/10

Art Dialogue Gallery at Five Linwood Avenue is pleased to present an exhibition of artworks by Western New York Artist…

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Frosted Forests

02/07

free

What happens to the forests when they freeze? Come find out while taking a naturalist guided walk in the woods!…

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Trivia Tuesday: Nature Bingo

02/07

Free

Come one, come all to compete with friends and family alike in a game of Nature Bingo! Figure out clues…

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Behind-the-Scenes Collections Tours: Geology Rocks!

02/08

$30

Holmes! What kind of rock is this?  Sedimentary, my dear Watson. Learn why this and other CoRn Y jokes are…

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Deborah Oropallo + Andy Rappaport: Reckoning

01/13 – 02/24

Rivalry Projects is delighted to present Deborah Oropallo + Andy Rappaport: Reckoning as our first exhibition of 2023. This exhibition…

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SciNight: Copper Oxide Painting

02/08

$30 per participant

Transform basic wood pieces into metallic works of art with reactive chemicals. Get inspired by iron, bronze, and copper metalworks…

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“Caffeinated Injustices”

02/03 – 03/04

Opening Reception on Friday, February 3, from 5-8pm, nd an artist talk at 6pm.  WNY Book Arts Center (Book Arts)…

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Art Lottery

02/09

$275

This exciting event offers guests a fun evening, an engaging cultural experience, and a beautiful piece of artwork to take…

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Peabo Bryson: Live!

02/09 – 02/10

$65 – $75

The voice behind some of Pop’s biggest ballads, this duet heavy hitter has been delighting audiences for decades. From the…

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Thurs-Date Nights

02/02 – 02/23

Celebrate the most romantic month of the year with a romantic trip to the Botanical Gardens for the return of…

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Tuesdays with Morrie

02/02 – 02/26

Theater

By: Mitch AlbomBased on the 2006 best-selling memoir, Tuesdays with Morrie is the autobiographical story of Mitch Albom, an accomplished…

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Clings and Burns – A Film Premiere

02/10

Free

CLINGS AND BURNSFilm Premiere February 10, 2023 & 8:00 PM Torn Space Theater & 612 Fillmore Ave. Buffalo, NY 14212…

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