Buffalo loves a good party. And good food. And being outside. We love traditions, parades and annual rituals – 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 our signature events.

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Skyride 2021

08/15

Downtown

$10-$100

Join us for GObike Buffalo's biggest event of the year, an incredible bike ride over the 100-foot-high Skyway!  Grab a…

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Doors Open Buffalo

09/25

Buffalo Architecture

Free

Mission: Doors Open Buffalo inspires greater appreciation for Buffalo’s unique history and architecture through free public access to significant building…

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Food Truck Tuesdays

07/13 - 08/31

Family Fun

Free

Dozens of food trucks from Buffalo, Rochester and beyond come together to celebrate a night of food, live music and…

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Niagara River Cruise with music by Joe Bolognese

06/18

Music

$30

View a beautiful sunset along the Upper Niagara River and historic Erie Canal while enjoying live music by Joe Bolognese,…

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Birding by Ear

06/19

Outdoor Recreation

$10

Many of the birds we saw during spring migration are nesting in our area, but are much harder to spot…

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Birthdays in the Village

06/19

Family Fun

Visitors can walk the Historic Village, explore rural heritage craft and living, and enjoy a variety of historic demonstrations along…

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Summer Solstice Yoga

06/19

Outdoor Recreation

Join us as we collaborate with Joywheel Yoga & Wellness and celebrate the sacred start of the summer season with…

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From Farmland to Funerals

06/19

EC 200 Bicentennial

For generations, Historic Concordia Cemetery has served the people of Western New York during their time of loss, recorded their…

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Thunder on the Buffalo Waterfront Airshow

06/19

Family Fun

$99-$149/vehicle

The inaugural Thunder on the Buffalo Waterfront Airshow, will be headlined by the United States Navy Blue Angels jet demonstration team, showcasing…

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A Walk in Their Words

06/19

Culture

$30

In collaboration with various refugee agencies in the region, A Walk in Their Words will allow participants to listen to refugee and…

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Strawberry Moon Festival

06/19

Culture

$7

Artpark's Strawberry Moon Festival celebrates the indigenous cultures of our area through music, dance, arts & crafts, highlighting and intermingling…

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Adventure Hike

06/20

Outdoor Recreation

Hike down into the Niagara Gorge, lunch on the whirlpool flats, and explore the remnants of a stopover station from…

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Dance of the Firefly

06/20

Outdoor Recreation

With fireflies to guide the way, set out to discover a light show unlike any other in the natural world. …

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IMAGINE Buffalo Series - Virtual

06/22

EC 200 Bicentennial

Presented by the Center for Art, Architecture, History & Nature and the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library – each…

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Nature's Gift

06/24

Art

$25

Nature’s Gift ONLINE - Art WorkshopLet’s look to nature to truly inspire our paintings in this workshop. We will be…

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Comedy Show at Babeville

06/24

Comedy

$15-$20

Comedy Show at Babeville Live in Asbury Hall with Cody Colin Chase, Zach Dietsch, Kevin Thomas Jr., Jon Schuta, Senneca Stone, Malcolm Whitfield, Hosted by Allie…

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Revolutionary Males - Virtual Webinar

06/24

Culture

$10 Suggested

This event examines the lives and work of two queer Buffalonian activists, Jim Zais and Charlie Haynie, through the lens…

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Bizet's Carmen Suite

06/24

Music

$10

Vaughan Williams’ popular treatment of a 16th-century Renaissance chant is paired with the contemporary reworking of an iconic masterpiece using…

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Grown-Up Night of Play: '90s Birthday Party

06/25

Downtown

$40

We have the 411 on what you should be doing Friday, June 25, 2021 at 6pm. It’s time to get…

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"Strays on Stage"

06/26

Art

In-person poetry events return to Buffalo as the North Park Theatre hosts Foundlings Press and poets Julianne Neely, Rachelle Toarmino,…

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Splish Splash Summer Bash 2021

06/26

Family Fun

Kick off the summer holidays with some splash pad fun at MLK Jr. Park, presented by Highmark Blue Cross Blue…

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15th Biennial Auction

06/26

Art

$150, including food and drink.

CEPA invites you to the 15th Biennial Auction.  This year, the event is being hosted virtually and in-person, featuring more…

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From the Queen City to the Big Apple: LGBTQ Historical Connections in WNY and NYC

06/29

Culture

$10 Suggested

Join Preservation Buffalo Niagara and the NYC LGBT Historic Sites Project as we explore some of the landmarks of the…

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Buddy Guy with Los Lobos

06/29

Music

$17-$47

Buddy Guy is one of the most celebrated blues guitarists of his generation, embodying the traditions of classic Chicago blues while…

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The Vanishing Ditch: The Story of the Original Erie Canal

06/30

EC 200 Bicentennial

Free

What we think of today as the Erie Canal bears almost no resemblance to the first Erie Canal. This presentation…

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EC200 Heritage Commemoration Series: Pride Night

06/30

EC 200 Bicentennial

FREE

Join us on Wednesday, June 30th as we kick-off the Erie County Bicentennial Heritage Commemoration Series at the Roycroft Campus…

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Mahler and Mozart

07/01

Music

$10

Contradictions compel our highly-unusual season to its finale. Contemporary composers juxtapose heart-wrenching memorials and clever combinations of relaxed riffs and…

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