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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Colleen Ayson

Tuesday, Sep. 25th - Sunday, Oct. 14th
$3 - $62; 10am-5pm

Curiosity and Wonder – Colleen is a visual artist originally from Los Angeles and moved to Buffalo from Melbourne, Australia in 2013. Her photography is about exploring the mysterious alchemy of beauty in nature and the creatures that inhabit the world. She is drawn to the magic and wonder in the everyday. Visit our website for additional information.

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Giant Steps: Artists and the 1960s

Tuesday, Sep. 25th - Sunday, Jan. 6th
$12; From: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Giant Steps: Artists and the 1960s revisits the vivacious imaginings of one of the most culturally, politically, and artistically significant periods of the twentieth century. Fueled by creativity and technological euphoria, artists began exploring new mediums and incorporating popular themes, motifs, and subjects into their practices. In time, movements such as Pop art, Op art, and Minimalism—and later Conceptual, Performance, and video art—radically reshaped the boundaries of the art world.

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Burchfield-Penney Docent Led Tours

Thursday, Sep. 27th - Sunday, Dec. 29th
$5 - $10; Starting: 2:00 PM

From the moment you first step through our doors, you will be surrounded by inspirational, thought-provoking and often world-renowned artwork. The guiding philosophy at the Burchfield Penney is to engage audiences. To that end, the museum offers three docent-led public tours (suitable for all ages) during the week giving guests the opportunity to gain insights into the artists, the artwork, and even the museum itself. The Burchfield Penney can also customize a tour for your group based on your specific interests and needs.

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Crafty Happy Hour pARTy

Thursday, Sep. 27th - Thursday, Nov. 15th
$20; From: 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM

Introducing a Buffalo Happy Hour like no other!  After a long week and tight deadlines, you deserve a break.  This unique Happy Hour party includes all the necessities such as: drinks, snacks, music, and adds a DIY component to get your creativity flowing.  Sneak out of the office early and head downtown to the studio for an evening of fun!  21+

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Roycroft Campus Fall Art Show

Saturday, Sep. 29th - Sunday, Sep. 30th
From: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Start the Fall on the Roycroft Campus! Join us for our Art Show as we feature a variety of artists, produce and cultural groups. While strolling the beautiful Campus grounds, you can find old and new treasures, visit with live animals from Thistle Creek Alpacas and Wild Spirit Education.

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WNY Pagan Pride Day Festival

Sunday, Sep. 30th
From: 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM

The Pagan Pride Project in Buffalo, has been established to educate the public about people who adhere to pagan ways and rituals, the same as anyone else that pays tribute or prays to a certain belief or deity.  The Project wants to open people’s minds to the ways of life of pagan people – a way of life that is more often than not misunderstood. The festival will include:

Live entertainment might include belly dancers, fire/light spinners, jugglers, comedians, acrobats/acro-yogis, bands, bards/poets, contortionists, etc. 
Crafts to include a variety of handcrafted items for the magickal household including ritual tools, oils, sprays, kitchen wands, millefiori work, pyrography, sabbat ornaments, paper crafts, quills, etc,

Open your mind, to a wider range of belief systems – to practice acceptance towards those who have chosen to take different paths than yourself.

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2018 Buffalo International Film Festival

Thursday, Oct. 4th - Monday, Oct. 8th
Times & location vary

In it’s 11th year BIFF champions local, national and international films that test the limits of independent cinema.  BIFF presents WNY residents and visitors with juried films of diverse perspectives from around the world.  There will be a number film premiers and round table discussions to attend.  Please check site for times, locations, and the full lineup.

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First Fridays at the Gallery

Friday, Oct. 5th - Friday, Dec. 7th
Free; From: 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM

On the first Friday of every month, the public is invited to visit the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, with interactive events and activities suitable for all ages, most of which is free (special exhibitions may require a fee). 


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Allentown First Fridays

Friday, Oct. 5th - Friday, Dec. 6th
Free; From: 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Allentown art galleries, performance artists, musicians, restaurants, retailers and more come together the first Friday of each month to present this popular gallery walk in Allentown. 

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BCP at the AK: No Strings Attached

Thursday, Oct. 11th
$20; From: 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM

Historically, chamber music programs have been predominately strings-only affairs, neglecting the rich repertoire for wind and percussion instruments. However, hidden in the Baroque tradition is a set of works for winds by Telemann highlighting the virtuosity of the early wind instruments. By the twentieth century, composers such as Poulenc and Reich mastered the rich melodic and playful nature of wind and percussion music.

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