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

Buffalo City Hall Tour

Tuesday, Mar. 19th - Tuesday, Mar. 23rd
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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Library Lecture Series

Tuesday, Mar. 19th - Tuesday, Apr. 30th
Free Admission; From: 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

Stop by the main Buffalo & Erie County Public Library downtown for their free noontime Lecture Series.  Topics change weekly and you can find a schedule on the website.  Topics covered include: Arts & Creativity, Architecture & Design, History & Future, and Nature & Science.

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Guaranty Building Tour

Friday, Mar. 22nd - Saturday, Mar. 20th
$5 – $10; From: 02:00 PM to 03:00 PM

The Guaranty Building is one of Buffalo’s most beautiful buildings and an important site in architectural history. Join us for this interior and exterior tour of this Sullivan masterpiece. During this 1 hour guided tour which meets in the lobby, you’ll learn about the history of the building, the architectural elements that make it so special, and why it serves as an important case for preservation.  Reservations are required for this tour; walk-ons will not be admitted. Please call or visit website to reserve a spot.

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Charles L. Davis, II: Scholars @ Hallwalls

Friday, Mar. 29th
Starting: 4:00 PM

Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center, a space for experimental art, music, and film located in the heart of downtown Buffalo.  This presentation examines the racial politics of space that were manifest by Frank Lloyd Wright’s vision of a Prairie Style architecture. While the American prairie was spatially defined by the wide-open spaces that inspired the horizontal massing and flowing interior spaces of this style, it was also the site of a dramatic social struggle between white settlers and non-white natives competing for land.

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Spotlight Tour: Assembly House

Saturday, Apr. 6th
$25; Starting: 1:00 PM

Join us on this Spotlight Tour to discover one of Buffalo’s most innovative interior spaces! Founded in 2015, Assembly House 150 is an experimental art and architecture space that focuses on the design and construction of amazing environments. Assembly House 150 brings together practitioners and students from diverse disciplines and backgrounds: architects, artists, designers, tradespeople and apprentices, in order to work collaboratively on projects that teach skills in construction while also leading to the production of inspiring spaces for contemplation and celebration.

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Silo City Reading Series

Saturday, Jun. 1st - Saturday, Aug. 24th
Free; From: 07:00 PM to 09:30 PM

Just Buffalo Literary Center presents Silo City Reading Series – a summer multidisciplinary poetry series including live musical performances and art installations.  All readings are FREE and open to the public and will take place in Silo City’s Marine A.  Please see site for additional featured readers/musicians.

The July 20, 2019 Silo City Reading will feature performances by Nicole Sealey & Paige Melin, art by Gareth Lichty, & music by Little cake.

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Doors Open Buffalo

Saturday, Jun. 15th

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

Vision: To build relationships for residents and visitors with Buffalo’s history and architecture.

On June 15, 2019, many of downtown Buffalo’s most significant buildings will literally open their doors to the public.  Whether it’s your first time touring downtown or if you’re a seasoned Explore Buffalo tour-goer, this will be a unique occasion to see downtown as you’ve never seen it before: beyond the doors!  Discover areas of buildings not usually open to the public and access to floors with a bird’s eye view of our beautiful city.  And it’s all free!

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