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 › Downtown

Buffalo Never Fails: The Queen City and World War I

Wednesday, Apr. 25th - 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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Buffalo Bisons vs. Pawtucket

Friday, Apr. 27th - Sunday, Apr. 29th
Fri: 6:05 PM, Sat & Sun: 1:05 PM

Be there as the Buffalo Bisons take on the Pawtucket Red Sox in this favorite American pastime. Get your popcorn, peanuts and Cracker Jacks galore during the Triple A baseball game, a perfect family-friendly, outdoor summertime event.  Don’t forget to say hi to Buster Bison while you’re there!

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Downtown Ceilings & Skylights Tour

Friday, Apr. 27th
$15; Starting: 1:00 PM

Come ready to look up on this downtown walking tour! This tour will reveal the ornate ceilings and skylights found in many buildings throughout downtown Buffalo.  While many people walk underneath them on a daily basis, the ceilings of many of Buffalo’s buildings are often their least-noticed feature.  Take this tour to discover these beautiful works of art, many of which are hiding in plain sight!

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Best of Buffalo Tour

Friday, Apr. 27th
$15; Starting: 1:00 PM

Join us for a downtown walking tour of the best of Buffalo architecture and history! The buildings included on this overview tour help to tell the story of Buffalo’s rapid rise to prominence, from the opening of the Erie Canal to the 1901 Pan-American Exposition. Buildings seen on this tour were designed by both nationally and locally significant architects, including Louis Sullivan, Richard Upjohn, Louise Bethune, and EB Green.  Perfect for visitors and residents alike, this tour is an excellent introduction to Buffalo’s architectural heritage.

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Gladshot, Dotsun Moon and BANK Noise

Friday, Apr. 27th
$8 - $10; From: 08:00 PM to 11:00 PM

They’ve already worked on everything from a “dystopian rock musical” (Barcode) to songs that scored TV shows, and wrapped up a live set on WFMU’s Goddamn Dave Hill show, then went on to headline a sold out NYC show – it probably shouldn’t come as a surprise that Debb Andrews and Mike Blaxill are at the peak of their creative powers on the new Gladshot album These Are Vitamins. With ambient indie rockers Dotsun Moon and BANK Noise, Buffalo’s Newest Band Loitering Around The Past.

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Masters of American Architecture Tour

Saturday, Apr. 28th
$15; Starting: 10:00 AM

At the turn of the twentieth century, Buffalo had grown to become the eighth largest city in America. The wealth generated by commerce and industry enabled businesses, organizations, and citizens to hire the nation’s most prominent architects and use the finest materials available.  On this downtown walking tour, see signature works by some of America’s greatest architects, and learn about the prominence of Buffalo on a national scale.

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Fair City Fire with Nylon Otters

Sunday, Apr. 29th
$7; From: 08:00 PM to 11:00 PM

Fair City Fire is a groove-heavy, in-your-face, rock and roll band out of Austin, TX. Their sound is marked by tasteful guitar work, a driving rhythm section, and powerhouse vocals that command attention. The band debuted the “Say It Loud” EP in 2015, followed by their first full-length “The Simple Truth” in 2016. The Nylon Otters are a 3-piece band out of Buffalo, NY that play easy going yet intrusive alternative rock with grunge like hints.

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John Popper

Sunday, Apr. 29th
$30; Starting: 8:00 PM

Grammy winning, platinum recording artist John Popper of Blues Traveler brings his national solo tour to town for an initmate up close and personal performance that spans his long career with Blues Traveler and beyond.

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Presidents in Buffalo

Tuesday, May. 1st - Thursday, Sep. 27th
$15; Starting: 10:30 AM

The home of two presidents, Millard Fillmore and Grover Cleveland, Buffalo has also played host to many American presidents for important speeches and other occasions, the most infamous being President McKinley’s visit to the Pan-Am Exposition in 1901 that ended with his assassination. Some of the presidential stories are often told, while others are less widely known. Join on this tour to learn the presidents who are prominent in Buffalo history.

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Free Concert Series

Wednesday, May. 2nd - Saturday, May. 5th
Free Admission; Wed-Fri: 6-9 PM, Sat: 2-9 PM

The Buffalo Niagara Concert Band will be hosting and performing at the 40th Annual Association of Concert Bands Convention, taking place May 2–May 5, 2018 in Buffalo, New York.  Music groups including Wind Ensembles, Concert Winds, Symphonic Bands and Concert Bands will perform daily, with the final concert being the Association of Concert Bands Convention Band.  Please check website for daily line-up.

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