Events

With all the exciting events going on year-round, you'll never run out of things to do in Buffalo! From the Taste of Buffalo, Allentown Art Festival, Garden Walk Buffalo and the National Buffalo Wing Festival to free outdoor music concerts and ethnic food festivals of every stripe, our special events and festivals bring in visitors from all over the world.



Upcoming Events

Buffalo Never Fails: The Queen City and World War I

Monday, Jan. 21st - Friday, Jan. 31st
Free; Starting: Mon, Tues, Wed, Fri & Sat 8:30-6; Thurs 8:30-8; Sun 12-5

Commemorating the 100th anniversary of America’s entry into World War I in 1917, this exhibit looks back to a critical time in our nation’s history, emphasizing Buffalo’s role in the war. Central to this exhibition is the Library’s extraordinary collection of World War I posters, representing some of the finest graphically designed war propaganda from the United States, Canada and Europe.

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Ice Skating at Rotary Rink

Monday, Jan. 21st - Sunday, Mar. 17th
$3

Head over to Rotary Rink in downtown, rent a pair of skates, and glide around the outdoor rink.  What a fun way to embrace the best the winter season offers. Weather permitting.  Tues-Fri: 11-2, 5-9pm, Sat: 11-9pm, Sun: 11-6pm, closed Monday.

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Best of Buffalo Fun and Food Tour

Monday, Jan. 21st - Tuesday, Dec. 31st
$45

The Best of Buffalo Fun & Food Tour is a unique and fun way to create memories with friends and family.  You’ll be picked up in a limo at a designated meeting point, and taken on a tour of “bests”, 5 different fun and food stops.  At the food stops, there will be a free sample of the ‘best’ of foods.  It is a great time, which you’ll remember forever.  You can do it single, coupled or as a group.  We’ll mix the party up, and you’ll all come away as friends.  This 3 hour tour, will please any age. 

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“Extraordinary Views”

Monday, Jan. 21st - Thursday, Feb. 28th
Free

Celebrating 4 years of community photography, CEPA Gallery and the Richardson Olmsted Campus invite you to experience the work of talented community members who captured extraordinary views of this National Historic Landmark.  Photographers were invited to submit a single photograph taken inside or outside the Richardson Olmsted Campus. The images selected offer fascinating perspectives of one of Buffalo’s iconic structures, illustrating how many ways there are to view this Western New York landmark.

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Buffalo City Hall Tour

Monday, Jan. 21st - Friday, Jan. 22nd
Free; From: 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM

PBN’s City Hall tour is a FREE guided walking tour that takes you through one of Buffalo’s most significant architectural treasures. One of the largest city halls in America, this tour will give you the opportunity to see this Art Deco masterpiece inside and out. The tour normally includes the lobby, Common Council Chambers, the Mayor’s Office, and the best view of Buffalo on the Observation Deck.  The tour meets in the lobby of City Hall, no reservations required! Please inquire about mobility needs.

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Exhibit: We the People

Tuesday, Jan. 22nd - Thursday, Jan. 31st
$12; From: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Some of the most imaginative and dynamic artists working today are exploring what it means to be a citizen of the 21st century. Whether creating paintings or videos, sculptures or photographs, the artists are interested in how we define our identities, form our communities, and confront the various forces that shape our lives.Taken as an ensemble, the works in We the People raise questions that encourage us to think about our place in a constantly evolving world. Who are we? What are our values and how are they formed? How do we imagine our future? These questions arise from a complex and often contradictory set of experiences and circumstances, ranging from our engagement with popular culture to our political debates, physical environment, and the historical narratives that shape our sense of self.

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