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 Architecture

Twilight Tour at the Martin House Complex

Thursday, Jul. 19th - Thursday, Sep. 20th
$25; Varies by month

When the sun goes down and the lights come up in the pergola, tours at Frank Lloyd Wright’s Martin House Complex take on a whole new sense of drama. The pergola and conservatory are breath-taking at twilight, showing off the cast of the Nike of Samothrace, in a unique and ambient glow. Tour length is 1 1/2 hours, begins at the Gardeners Cottage.

Tour start times:  June~ 7:30 pm, July~ 7:00 pm, August~ 6:30 pm

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Downtown Deco

Thursday, Jul. 19th - Thursday, Sep. 27th
$15; Starting: 2:00 PM

This downtown walking tour focuses on buildings built in Buffalo in one of the twentieth century’s most distinctive architectural styles: Art Deco – a unique style combining traditional motifs with modern imagery and materials of the Machine Age, prevalent in the 20’s & 30’s.  Characterized by its use of bold geometric shapes, rich colors, and lavish ornamentation, Art Deco buildings stand out for their beauty and symbolism. 

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The Market at Graycliff

Friday, Jul. 20th - Friday, Aug. 31st
From: 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Join us at Graycliff for the summertime market! Walk the gardens as part of Gardens Buffalo Niagara open gardens, and stay for dinner with The Cheesy Chick food truck and our great vendors!  The Market will not be held on August 17.

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Elevator Alley Kayak Tour

Saturday, Jul. 21st - Sunday, Aug. 26th
$45; Starting: 9:00 AM

The best way to appreciate Buffalo’s many grain elevators is from the water! From a kayaking perspective, the massive scale of the grain elevators and silos will be even more awe-inspiring. Join us for a kayak tour of the Buffalo River and its grain elevators in partnership with Elevator Alley Kayak. Learn about the history of the grain elevators in Buffalo and have many terrific photo opportunities on this guided kayak tour!

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Central Terminal Historical Building Tour

Sunday, Jul. 22nd - Sunday, Sep. 16th
From: 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Take a trip through time to learn all the old stories and histories within this iconic building.  Go behind the scenes of this historic structure during this 2 hour special monthly tour.

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All Wright All Day Tour

Friday, Jul. 27th - Saturday, Oct. 27th
$150; From: 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM

Western New York affords visitors the rare opportunity to experience a variety of Wright’s residential, functional, recreational, and monumental designs. Leave the driving and planning to us! Join us for this all-inclusive package which begins at Forest Lawn’s Margaret L. Wendt Archive and Resource Center* and proceeds on the fully-enclosed, climate-controlled Forest Lawn trolley to the Martin House (1903-05) for an extended tour. The next stop is the Filling Station designed by Wright for Buffalo in 1927 and built in 2013 inside the Pierce Arrow Museum. Drive by Larkinville and arrive for a tour of the Fontana Boathouse (2007) on the Black Rock Canal.  Continue on to Graycliff (1926-31) for an essentials tour then visit historic Forest Lawn’s Blue Sky Mausoleum (2004). The trolley will return you to Margaret L. Wendt Archive and Resource Center.  This tour package includes a lunch buffet.

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Central Terminal Concert Series

Wednesday, Aug. 8th - Wednesday, Sep. 12th
$5; Starting: 6:00 PM

This begins the third season of Wednesday night music in the Terminal’s stunning concourse. Join in for a special evening of music featuring talent from the Colored Musicians Club.  Free parking and refreshments available. 

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Darwin Martin House Photography Tour

Saturday, Aug. 11th - Saturday, Nov. 10th
$40 - $45; Starting: 9:00 AM

Calling all photogs – Enjoy an intimate experience at the Martin House, on this 75 minute Photography + Tour.  Gain exclusive access to the home during our first tour of the day.  Photography will be allowed inside the house, for personal use only.  Please note that tripods, flash and camera bags are not permitted.  Tours are limited to no more than 10 guests.  December 8 only, 10:00 am start.

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