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.



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Art Alive 2019

Saturday, Jun. 1st
Free; From: 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM

Join the Albright-Knox Art Gallery in celebrating this year’s Art Alive! At the Albright-Knox’s annual contest, participants create living representations of famous works of art for great prizes. Anyone can participate, including students, community groups, organizations, families, and individuals. Participants build their stunning replicas—often called tableaux—using people, props, and their creativity.

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Silo City Reading Series featuring Bob Hicok

Saturday, Jun. 1st
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 June 1, 2019 Silo City Reading will feature Bob Hicok, Kristianne Meal, art by Shasti O’Leary Soudant, & music by Simon Joyner.

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Rockin’ at the Knox 2019

Sunday, Jun. 16th
$60

Rockin’ is BACK! Western New York’s favorite summer event returns to the Albright-Knox. Join us for a spectacular festival of music and art.   Rockin’ 2019 will  be headlined by Death Cab for Cutie -an American alternative rock band formed in Bellingham, Washington, in 1997. Death Cab for Cutie rose from being a side project to becoming one of the most exciting groups on the indie rock scene of the 2000s, with their emotive songwriting and cross-genre sound landing somewhere between indie and emo.

Gates will open at 4 pm, and all tickets include entry to the museum from 4 to 7 pm.

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Taste of Diversity Festival

Saturday, Jun. 29th
Free; From: 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM

The Taste of Diversity Festival takes place each year on Grant Street, in the heart of Buffalo’s bourgeoning West Side Market District, one of the cities’ fastest growing business districts and most diverse neighborhoods . Plan to spend the day – there is always lots of delicious food, great vendors and wonderful live music all day long, all on Grant Street – the heart of one of Buffalo’s fastest growing business districts and most diverse neighborhoods.

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The East Side Festival & BPO

Saturday, Jul. 13th
Free; From: 3:00 PM to 9:00 PM

It has been 90 years since the first train pulled out of Buffalo’s iconic Central Terminal. This festival will celebrate the Terminal and the dynamic communities that have lived on Buffalo’s East Side, featuring East Side cultural organizations. Live music will be presented by the Colored Musicians Club, Junior Gospel Choir, and the African-American Cultural Center. The Buffalo History Museum, Buffalo Museum of Science, Olmsted Parks, Buffalo and Erie County Library and Torn Space Theatre will have exhibits and activities in the Central Terminal Gallery. The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra will perform at 7 PM.

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Silo City Reading Series featuring Danez Smith

Saturday, Jul. 20th
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 Danez Smith & Eve Williams, art by Edreys Wajed, & music by Hop Hop.

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Silo City Reading Series featuring Nicole Sealey

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 August 24, 2019 Silo City Reading will feature Nicole Sealey, Paige Melin, art by Gareth Litchy, & music by Little Cake.

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Beau Fleuve Music and Arts Festival

Sunday, Aug. 25th
$25; From: 11:00 AM to 11:00 PM

Beau Fleuve Music and Arts Festival was created to celebrate the rich history of Buffalo’s arts scene and illuminate the resurgence of all forms of music, art, media and culture that resonates in and from Buffalo & WNY.  “THE ULTIMATE SUNDAY FUNDAY” will feature multi-stage performances, Art Installations, Culture Exhibits, Fan Favorite Silent disco, Interactive film festival, Live to Air Podcast, Poetry, Comedy, Food Trucks, Beer & Wine Garden, Vendors Marketplace, a Family Fun Zone & more!. Festival goers will have a true multi-cultural experience as all forms of art and music will be on hand.

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Music is Art Festival

Saturday, Sep. 7th
Free; Starting: 11:00 AM

Each September, the Music is Art Festival attracts tens of thousands of people from WNY and the world. This annual homegrown festival showcases over 700 musicians, dozens of DJs, hundreds of dancers and over 75 displaying and live artists. Our festival also has many family friendly attractions including booths by non-profit partners, our ever popular Kids Village, an instrument zoo and plenty of food and drink!

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Second Fridays at the Center

Friday, May. 10th - Friday, Jun. 14th
Free Admission; From: 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM

On the Second Friday of every month, the Burchfield Penney hosts something great!  From openings and happy hours, programs, concerts, screenings or other special events, visitors experience the best of the Burchfield Penney.

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