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

Thursday, Jul. 19th - 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. Durham

Thursday, Jul. 19th - Sunday, Jul. 22nd
Thurs & Fri: 7:05 PM, Sat: 6:05 PM, Sun: 1:05 PM

Be there as the Buffalo Bisons take on the Durham Bulls 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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Presidents in Buffalo

Thursday, Jul. 19th - 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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Downtown Deco

Thursday, Jul. 19th - Thursday, Sep. 27th
$15; Starting: 2:00 PM

This downtown walking tour focuses on buildings built in Buffalo in one of the twentieth century’s most distinctive architectural styles: Art Deco – a unique style combining traditional motifs with modern imagery and materials of the Machine Age, prevalent in the 20’s & 30’s.  Characterized by its use of bold geometric shapes, rich colors, and lavish ornamentation, Art Deco buildings stand out for their beauty and symbolism. 

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Queen City Social

Thursday, Jul. 19th - Thursday, Aug. 9th
Free Admission; 5-8:00PM

The Queen City Social is a free admission happy hour featuring all things local.  Local music, local craft beer, and of course local food!  This event held during the peak of summer, features a different (local) live band each week.  Show your love for the city, and party with the best, along Main Street in this beautiful public space – the perfect outdoor setting to celebrate Buffalo!

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2018 Grease Pole Festival

Friday, Jul. 20th - Sunday, Jul. 22nd
Fri: 5pm - 11pm, Sat & Sun: 12pm - 11pm

Join in with the crowd at the 49th Annual Grease Pole Festival.  This celebration of Puerto Rican culture will feature music, dancing and live entertainment.  There will of course be plenty of authentic food and beverages, and carnival rides as well.  The highlight of the weekend will be the climbing, or should we say the attempt to climb the Greased Pole!

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Jenny Lewis

Wednesday, Jul. 25th
$25 - $30; From: 08:00 PM to 11:00 PM

One of the most celebrated and respected performers of her generation, Jenny Lewis got her start as the dynamic frontwoman of influential LA group Rilo Kiley in 1998. She has released three albums under her name, most recently 2014’s The Voyager. In addition to her solo work, she was a member of The Postal Service, part of the duo – Jenny and Johnny, as well as the lead vocalist for Nice As F**k.  Lewis has collaborated with Beck, Elvis Costello, Ryan Adams and M. Ward, among others.

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Buffalo Bisons vs. LHV IronPigs

Monday, Jul. 30th - Thursday, Aug. 2nd
Mon-Wed: 7:05 PM, Thurs: 1:05 PM

Be there as the Buffalo Bisons take on the IronPigs from Lehigh Valley 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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Glassbarge

Friday, Aug. 3rd - Sunday, Aug. 5th
From: 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM

In 1868, the Brooklyn Flint Glass Company relocated to Corning, via the New York Waterways, and evolved into the company that is today known as Corning Incorporated. In celebration of the 150th anniversary of this pivotal journey, CMoG will launch GlassBarge—a 30’ x 80’ canal barge equipped with CMoG’s patented all-electric glassmaking equipment on May 17, 2018. It will then travel north on the Hudson, then westward along the Erie Canal before making its way to Buffalo.

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Buffalo Bisons vs. Gwinnett

Tuesday, Aug. 7th

Be there as the Buffalo Bisons take on the Gwinnett Braves 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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