Buffalo Events 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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May 23

Kick Off Summer Party

Sole at Woodlawn Beach

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May 23

Food Truck Thursdays

Niagara Square

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May 23

Exhibition: After the Sun-Forecasts from the North

Jeffrey E. Gundlach Building

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May 23

Exhibition: After the Sun – Forecasts from the North

Buffalo AKG Art Museum

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May 23

Without Flowers, there would be no us

Buffalo Botanical Gardens

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May 23

Clinton Bailey Farmers Market

Clinton Bailey Farmers Market

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May 23

FREE Thursday Downtown Walking Tours

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May 23

“Return to the Rainbow City: Buffalo’s Pan-American Exposition” Exhibit Opening

Buffalo History Museum

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May 23

Plants from the Past: Herbarium Exhibit

Buffalo Botanical Gardens

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May 23

2024 Makers & Masters Series: The Legacy of Wood – Part 4

Black Rock Historical Society

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May 23

Crossing Delancey

Jewish Repertory Theatre of WNY

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May 23

Buffalo River History Tours

Buffalo Boat Tours

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May 23

Big Kahuna Evening Tiki Cruise

Buffalo Boat Tours

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May 23

Masters of American Architecture: Downtown Walking Tour

Hotel @ The Lafayette

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May 23

West Seneca Farmers Market

Union Rd. & Main St., next to Town Hall

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May 23

Exhibition: Turning Breath into Art

Western New York Book Arts Center

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May 23

Nightcap Sail

Buffalo Boat Tours

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May 23

Alex Boeschenstein: Silent Terminalia

The Buffalo Institute for Contemporary Art

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May 23

Buffalo Bisons vs. St. Paul

Sahlen Field

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May 23

Exhibitions: Total Solar Eclipse + Astral Visions

Burchfield Penney Art Center

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May 23

Exhibition: The Power of Resilience and Hope – Photography & the Holocaust: Then and Now

CEPA Gallery

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May 23

Exhibition: Robyn Tsinnajinnie – “A Shared Experience”

K Art Gallery (contemporary Indigenous art)

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May 23

The Inspector Cluzo

Electric City

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May 23

Alex McArthur Quartet

PAUSA Art House

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May 23

Exhibition: “Before and After Again”

Buffalo AKG Art Museum

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May 23

Exhibition: Sin Wai Kin: It’s Always You

Buffalo AKG Art Museum

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May 23

The Pink Floyd Experience – Anybody Out There

Shea’s 710 Theatre

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May 23

Freedom Art Walk @ Freedom Run Winery

Freedom Run Winery

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May 23

Total Solar Eclipse and Astral Visions

Burchfield Penney Art Center

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May 23

Stanley Whitney: How High the Moon

Buffalo AKG Art Museum

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May 23

City Hall Tour

Buffalo City Hall

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May 24

Sunset Harbor Cruise

Buffalo Boat Tours

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May 25

City of Light Bus Tour

Buffalo Seminary

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May 25

Feed the Fish

Buffalo Botanical Gardens

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May 31

Babushka!

Alleyway Theatre

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Jun 02

Pour Me a Strong One Acrylic Paint Class

Freedom Run Winery

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Jun 08

Assembly House 150 Tours

Assembly House 150

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Jun 08

Martin House/Graycliff Experience

Frank Lloyd Wright’s Martin House

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Jun 15

Come Pour With Us: Custom Candle Pouring & Wine Tasting Experience

Freedom Run Winery

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Jun 15

Combo Art Class @ Freedom Run Winery

Freedom Run Winery

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Jun 22

Orchid Repotting with the Niagara Frontier Orchid Society

Buffalo Botanical Gardens

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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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May 23

Clinton Bailey Farmers Market

Clinton Bailey Farmers Market

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May 23

Exhibition: Sin Wai Kin: It’s Always You

Buffalo AKG Art Museum

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May 23

Crossing Delancey

Jewish Repertory Theatre of WNY

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May 23

Big Kahuna Evening Tiki Cruise

Buffalo Boat Tours

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May 23

Plants from the Past: Herbarium Exhibit

Buffalo Botanical Gardens

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May 23

“Return to the Rainbow City: Buffalo’s Pan-American Exposition” Exhibit Opening

Buffalo History Museum

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May 23

Masters of American Architecture: Downtown Walking Tour

Hotel @ The Lafayette

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May 23

Without Flowers, there would be no us

Buffalo Botanical Gardens

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May 23

Exhibition: After the Sun – Forecasts from the North

Buffalo AKG Art Museum

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May 23

Exhibition: After the Sun-Forecasts from the North

Jeffrey E. Gundlach Building

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May 23

Exhibition: Turning Breath into Art

Western New York Book Arts Center

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May 23

Alex Boeschenstein: Silent Terminalia

The Buffalo Institute for Contemporary Art

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May 23

Nightcap Sail

Buffalo Boat Tours

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May 23

Buffalo Bisons vs. St. Paul

Sahlen Field

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May 23

Exhibition: Robyn Tsinnajinnie – “A Shared Experience”

K Art Gallery (contemporary Indigenous art)

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May 23

Exhibition: “Before and After Again”

Buffalo AKG Art Museum

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May 23

Buffalo River History Tours

Buffalo Boat Tours

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May 23

Freedom Art Walk @ Freedom Run Winery

Freedom Run Winery

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May 23

Total Solar Eclipse and Astral Visions

Burchfield Penney Art Center

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May 23

Stanley Whitney: How High the Moon

Buffalo AKG Art Museum

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May 23

Exhibitions: Total Solar Eclipse + Astral Visions

Burchfield Penney Art Center

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May 23

Exhibition: The Power of Resilience and Hope – Photography & the Holocaust: Then and Now

CEPA Gallery

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May 24

Memorial Day Weekend Street Festival

Old Falls Street, USA

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May 24

On Golden Pond

Williamsville Meeting House

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May 24

Sunset Harbor Cruise

Buffalo Boat Tours

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May 24

Mojo Brookzz

Helium Comedy Club

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May 24

Buffalo RiverWorks Summer Concert Series

Buffalo RiverWorks

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May 24

Multinational Illumination Art, “1,849 Millas: Al otro lado del charco; A Diaspora Journey”

Buffalo Arts Studio

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May 24

Signature Stars and Stripes

Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra

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May 24

Lewiston Food Tour

The Roaming Table

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May 24

Multinational Illumination Art: A Diaspora Journey

Buffalo Arts Studio

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May 25

Williamsville Farmers Market

Amherst Town Hall Parking Lot

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May 25

Evelyne Leblanc-Roberge, “As the Hour Turns Blue”

Buffalo Arts Studio

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May 25

Totally Buffalo Festival 2024

Buffalo RiverWorks

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May 25

Kiddieland Opens at the Carrousel

Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum

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May 25

Elmwood Village Farmers Market

Elmwood Avenue and Bidwell Parkway

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May 25

Soldiers Through the Ages

Old Fort Niagara

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May 25

Solar Saturdays

Buffalo Museum of Science

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May 25

Saturdays at Solé

Solé at Woodlawn Beach

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May 25

The Inauguration of the Erie Canal Boat – Seneca Chief

Buffalo Maritime Center at the Longshed

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May 25

Williamsville Food Tour

The Roaming Table

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May 25

Beyond the Glass Wine Tasting & Tour @ Freedom Run Winery

Freedom Run Winery

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May 25

Star Wars Night at the Ballpark

Sahlen’s Sports Park

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May 25

Tugboat Annie

Electric City

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May 25

Gary Clark Jr.

Artpark – Mainstage Theater

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May 25

Shrek Rave: It’s Dumb Just Come and Have Fun!

Town Ballroom

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May 25

City of Light Bus Tour

Buffalo Seminary

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May 25

Hamburg Farmers Market 2024 Season

Hamburg Farmers Market

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May 25

Tuesday is Country Night at Solé!

Solé at Woodlawn Beach

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May 25

Feed the Fish

Buffalo Botanical Gardens

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May 25

Rare Abraham Lincoln Artifacts on Display

Buffalo Presidential Center

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May 25

Memorial Day Commemoration

Concordia Cemetery

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May 25

East Aurora Farmers Market

Aurora Village (Tops) Plaza

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May 26

Classic Corner Market

Riley St. & Girard

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May 26

Yoga & Wine @ Freedom Run Winery

Freedom Run Winery

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May 31

Babushka!

Alleyway Theatre

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Jun 02

Pour Me a Strong One Acrylic Paint Class

Freedom Run Winery

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Jun 02

Artisan & Farmers Market @ Freedom Run Winery

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Jun 08

Assembly House 150 Tours

Assembly House 150

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Jun 08

Martin House/Graycliff Experience

Frank Lloyd Wright’s Martin House

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Jun 15

Combo Art Class @ Freedom Run Winery

Freedom Run Winery

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Jun 15

Come Pour With Us: Custom Candle Pouring & Wine Tasting Experience

Freedom Run Winery

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Jun 22

Orchid Repotting with the Niagara Frontier Orchid Society

Buffalo Botanical Gardens

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Featured Event

Food Truck Tuesdays

06/04 – 08/27

Larkin Square

Free

Food Truck Tuesday returns to Larkin Square on Tuesday June 4th and runs through August 27th, 5 PM – 8…

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First Fridays at the AKG

09/01 – 12/06

Buffalo AKG Art Museum

M&T First Fridays at the Buffalo AKG Art Museum are set to begin again on September 1st, from 10 am…

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“Return to the Rainbow City: Buffalo’s Pan-American Exposition” Exhibit Opening

05/02 – 12/29

Buffalo History Museum

Admission is pay-what-you-wish

This May, the story of Buffalo’s Pan-American Exposition returns to the Buffalo History Museum the Exposition’s only planned permanent structure.…

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2024 Makers & Masters Series: The Legacy of Wood – Part 4

05/23

Black Rock Historical Society

Free

Old Wood:  Its Characteristics, Where It Comes From, What Can Be Done with It TodayIan MacDonald and Kevin Hayes manage…

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Alex Boeschenstein: Silent Terminalia

04/12 – 06/29

The Buffalo Institute for Contemporary Art

Silent Terminalia is the latest iteration of an installation comprised of variable groupings of freestanding obelisks, fabricated out of pine,…

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Alex McArthur Quartet

05/23

PAUSA Art House

Alex is a dynamic jazz vocalist on the rise who uses her passion for creativity, storytelling, & authentic expression as…

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Big Kahuna Evening Tiki Cruise

05/11 – 09/30

Buffalo Boat Tours

Get your island feel on aboard Big Kahuna, the coolest tiki boat in town!  Sip on a refreshing Tiki cocktail…

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Buffalo Bisons vs. St. Paul

05/21 – 05/26

Sahlen Field

Come on out to the ball game downtown as the local Buffalo Bisons take on the St. Paul Saints during…

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Buffalo River History Tours

05/10 – 09/30

Buffalo Boat Tours

Join us for a 90-minute narrated Buffalo River history tour! Hear the story of the Erie Canal, Buffalo’s history as…

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City Hall Tour

04/01 – 05/31

Buffalo City Hall

Free – registration required

Buffalo City Hall is a masterpiece of Art Deco design that is a symbol of the City of Buffalo. Completed…

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Clinton Bailey Farmers Market

05/01 – 11/01

Clinton Bailey Farmers Market

For fresh locally grown produce and flowers this season visit us at the Clinton Bailey Farmer’s and Flea Market. The…

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Crossing Delancey

05/09 – 06/01

Jewish Repertory Theatre of WNY

Joan Micklin Silver’s delightful romantic comedy stars Amy Irving as a lovelorn New York bookseller who tries to push away…

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Exhibition: “Before and After Again”

03/08 – 09/30

Buffalo AKG Art Museum

The Buffalo AKG Art Museum has announced a landmark exhibition that will respond to the tragic slaying of ten members…

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Exhibition: After the Sun – Forecasts from the North

04/26 – 08/19

Buffalo AKG Art Museum

The exhibition surveys a generational response to the precarious state of our natural environment. Historically, art from the Nordic region…

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Exhibition: After the Sun-Forecasts from the North

04/26 – 08/19

Jeffrey E. Gundlach Building

After the Sun Forecasts from the North, a new exhibition that will survey a generational response to the precarious state…

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Exhibition: Robyn Tsinnajinnie – “A Shared Experience”

03/22 – 07/27

K Art Gallery (contemporary Indigenous art)

K Art Gallery invites you to the opening of Robyn Tsinnajinnie’s solo exhibition, “A Shared Experience.” Witness her journey from…

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Exhibition: Sin Wai Kin: It’s Always You

03/01 – 08/12

Buffalo AKG Art Museum

It’s Always You, 2021, encourages viewers to reflect on the performance and commodification of identity in our present moment. The…

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Exhibition: The Power of Resilience and Hope – Photography & the Holocaust: Then and Now

01/20 – 05/31

CEPA Gallery

The Power of Resilience and Hope & Photography & the Holocaust: Then and Now. will feature 30 contemporary, regional, and…

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Exhibition: Turning Breath into Art

05/17 – 06/22

Western New York Book Arts Center

In the Book Arts Main & Studio Galleries, experience the artistry of Marquis “Ten Thousand” Burton in “Turning Breath into…

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Exhibitions: Total Solar Eclipse + Astral Visions

02/09 – 06/30

Burchfield Penney Art Center

Total Solar Eclipse & Astral Visions will include depictions of the sun, moon, and constellations by Charles E. Burchfield, alongside stunning…

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FREE Thursday Downtown Walking Tours

05/02 – 09/26

All Thursday Downtown Walking Tours are FREE, May –  September, thanks to a generous partnership with Ciminelli Real Estate Corporation. …

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Food Truck Thursdays

05/02 – 10/17

Niagara Square

Visit Niagara Square on Thursdays during the spring and summer for their weekly Food Truck round-up.  Get some sun and…

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Freedom Art Walk @ Freedom Run Winery

01/08 – 12/31

Freedom Run Winery

$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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Kick Off Summer Party

05/23

Sole at Woodlawn Beach

The beach is open and we want you at the Kick Off Summer Party with Boys of Summer!

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