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 › Downtown

Buffalo Never Fails: The Queen City and World War I

Friday, Jan. 18th - 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 Bikes at Canalside

Friday, Jan. 18th - Sunday, Mar. 17th
$12; Thurs: 4-7PM, Fri: 4-10PM, Sat: 10AM-10PM, Sun: 12-7PM

Canalside’s exclusive attraction, Ice Bikes of Buffalo™, combines bicycle riding with ice skating! Ice Bikes are a perfect activity for people who are not comfortable ice skating or for those just looking for a fun and unique way to navigate the Ice at Canalside!  Come on out and give it a try!

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Buffalo Wine & Chocolate Festival

Saturday, Jan. 26th
$10 – $35

This festival is a wine-lovers’ favorite!  Indulge yourself with unlimited wine samples, plus chocolates, great gourmet foods, gifts for the home and body and much more.  Two sessions, early from 1-4pm, and a later session from 5-8pm.

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Buffalo Beauts vs. Boston

Saturday, Jan. 26th
$20; Starting: 1:30 PM

Be in the house for the excitement of this NWHL game, with all the lightening fast moves you’d expect at a professional hockey game.  Watch as the Beauts, the 2017 National Womens Hockey League Champions – take on the Boston Pride.  Never underestimate the speed and intensity of these women – one game and you’ll be hooked!

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Dancing With the Stars: Live

Sunday, Jan. 27th
$49.50 – $125; Starting: 7:30 PM

TV’s biggest dance show returns on tour this winter with “Dancing with the Stars: Live!” featuring fan favorite professional and troupe dancers in a brand-new production showcasing every type of dance style as seen on ABC’s hit show Dancing with the Stars.

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Vintage Game Night

Tuesday, Jan. 29th - Tuesday, Oct. 29th
$10; From: 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM

Happy hour meets vintage gaming!  The evening features old-school fun in the form of popular board, card, and parlor games from the late-1800s and early-1900s.  There will be a variety of games to choose from, and the TR Site staff will be highlighting and teaching various card games from the past to anyone who is interested.  A selection of craft beers will also be available.

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Sebastian Maniscalco: Stay Hungry Tour

Friday, Feb. 1st - Saturday, Feb. 2nd
Fri & Sat. 9:30 PM

Forever able to seize the moment, never failing to speak his mind and telling it like it is, this is one man who isn’t afraid to put it all out there. Yes, the Chicago-area born, Italian-immigrant-raised comedian behind wildly successful network specials, is that little voice within all our heads. The one we are too timid to unleash. Maniscalco is bearing the burden of our bizarre and head-scratching modern-day world.

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Tuesday, Feb. 5th - Sunday, Feb. 10th
Tues-Thurs: 7:30PM, Fri: 8PM, Sat: 2 & 8PM, Sun: 2 & 7 PM

Rediscover CATS—the beloved musical with breathtaking music—including one of the most treasured songs in musical theater, “Memory.” Featuring new sound design, direction and choreography for a new generation.

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Cork Head Wine Festival

Saturday, Feb. 16th
$40; From: 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM

The world of wine can be an intimidating place – but not at this fest. We love wine and we love learning. We’re passionate about trying new things and finding hidden gems – which is what this festival is all about. Whether you drink wine with every meal and travel the world trying new varietals and styles, or you enjoy the occasional wine tour and don’t even know what a varietal is, we’ve got a glass for you.

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Buffalo Soup-Fest

Sunday, Feb. 17th
$5; From: 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM

Come to the fastest growing and most exciting winter event in Buffalo.  Join family and friends, and 30 local restaurants, while sampling over 75 different soups all in one place!  You won’t want to miss the surprises, great fun, and delicious soups!

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