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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2023 Buffalo Auto Show

02/02 – 02/05

The Buffalo Auto Show is Western New York’s  Premier New Vehicle Automotive Event!  At the 2023 Auto Show visitors will…

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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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Art of Jazz | Elio Villafranca and The Chick Corea Afro-Caribbean Experience

02/05

Music

Chick Corea was quoted in a 2019 Billboard interview as saying, “That [Latin] flavor, I find, is mostly in everything…

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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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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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Free Family Film Series at Shea’s: The Princess and the Frog

02/05

Downtown

Free

Doors Open at 1:00 PM, Movies Begin at 2:00 PM.  Tickets are free but required for entry.  This G-rated film…

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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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Gardens After Dark: Enchanted Winter Escape

01/20 – 03/11

Adults – $16.50

Visit the Botanical Gardens after dark for this magical experience. The Botanical Gardens and the plant collection will be highlighted with…

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Hay Fever

01/27 – 02/12

Theater

$12-$17

Hay Fever is set in an English country house, where a bohemian family has gathered to spend a weekend. Unbeknownst…

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LET’S PLAY HOUSE: EIGHT SHORT PLAYS. ONE EMPTY HOUSE

02/03 – 02/12

$30 General $20 Seniors/Students

FIRST LOOK BUFFALO’S INAUGURAL SEASON CONTINUES WITH “LETS PLAY HOUSE: EIGHT SHORT PLAYS. ONE EMPTY HOUSE.”  First Look Buffalo Theatre…

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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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Snowshoe & Ice Volcano Walk

02/05

Free

Embrace the winter season on a guided snowshoe walk through the forested trails of Evangola. If present, we will end…

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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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THE MAI

01/19 – 02/05

Theater

$23-$52

The Mai, an accomplished, savvy, middle-aged woman, is thrown into a world of confusion after her husband abandons her and…

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Trio Amusen

02/05

$15

Trio Amusen has been together since 2015, sharing concerts of their favorite chamber music throughout many Buffalo venues. When not…

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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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Wicket

02/03 – 02/19

Theater

A Parody Musical – The Untold Story of the Ewoks of Brightree Village.Wicket & A Parody Musical does for Star Wars what Wicked did…

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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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Yoga & Wine @ Freedom Run Winery

12/19 – 12/31

$15

Join us at Freedom Run Winery for our Sunday Yoga Series.  Please bring your yoga mat, a towel, and water.RSVP appreciated,…

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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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