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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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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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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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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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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Department of Art Visiting Speaker Series

09/12 – 12/12

Art

The Department of Art regularly invites artists, critics, historians and designers to participate in the Department of Art Speaker Series,…

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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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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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Poinsettia and Railway Exhibit

11/19 – 01/01

Included with admission

Be filled with the wonders of the holidays with fun twists of different colors and varieties of poinsettias. Be amazed…

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Santa Claus is in Town!

11/18 – 12/24

Walden Galleria is welcoming the return of Santa to his temporary fireside lounge tomorrow, Friday, November 18th at 11:00 a.m.…

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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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Stony Brook Legendary Lights

11/24 – 12/31

Our neighborhood, the Stony Brook/Quail Run development, located in Lancaster, NY, is made up of over 300 homes, spread out…

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Visit With Santa

11/25 – 12/21

Celebrate the magic of the season with a visit to our Christmas Room and treat your little ones to a…

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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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Currents

10/11 – 12/06

Art

Currents:An intimate lecture series geared to young adults, educators, and thinkers that focuses on contemporary issues in art, cultural heritage,…

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Exhibition: Three Artists

11/26 – 12/23

The Western New York Artists Group, located in Artists Group Gallery, One Linwood Avenue, is pleased to be presenting a…

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Holiday Tree Lighting

12/06

Join the Elmwood Village Association and be part of the holiday festivities at the annual tree lighting event.

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Santa on the Carousel

12/06 – 12/15

$5

Come ride with Santa on the Solar Powered Carousel. Santa will be in the KeyBank Roundhouse, December 6th, 8th, 13th…

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Snow Sculpture

12/06

Family Fun

free

Don’t let your creativity hibernate! Create your masterpiece using a blanket of snow for a canvas. Program is weather-dependent. To…

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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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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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Behind-the-Scenes Collections Tour: Cabinet of Curiosities

12/08

Culture

$30

You truly never know what you might encounter in the Cabinet!  Take a peek into the Vertebrate Zoology Collection’s spine…

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Christmas Spirits

12/07

$8

Shop, Sip & Be Merry with us at 500 Pearl for our Second Annual Christmas Spirits Holiday Market!All included with…

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Christmas Spirits Holiday Market

12/07

Downtown

$7-$10

Shop, Sip & Be Merry with us at 500 Pearl for our Second Annual Christmas Spirits Holiday Market!All included with…

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GREAT EXPECTATIONS: Community Matinee

12/07

Theater

$12

GREAT EXPECTATIONSby Charles Dickens, adapted by Neil BartlettNovember 18, 2022 & December 11, 2022Directed by ICTC Associate Director Chris KellyA…

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