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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Water Lantern Festival

Saturday, Jun. 1st
$25; From: 03:00 PM to 09:30 PM

The Water Lantern Festival is an amazing experience where you’ll witness the magic of lanterns as they light up the water.  This festival is filled with fun, happiness, hope, and great memories you’ll cherish for a lifetime. A family friendly event shared by friends, neighbors, and people that you haven’t met yet.  Be a part of this opportunity to come together to create a peaceful, memorable experience.

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Buffalo Pints + Pierogi Fest

Sunday, Jun. 2nd
$10; From: 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Restaurants and food trucks alike will pull out all the stops with their delicious pierogi and pierogi-themed dishes at the Outdoor Rinks at Buffalo RiverWorks. More than just traditional pierogi, vendors of all types will be putting their own spin on the pierogi with unique pierogi-themed creations.
In addition to noms there will also be beer and wine stations, live music, a pierogi-eating contest, artisan vendors (for your shopping pleasure), and more.

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Market in the Country

Saturday, Jun. 8th
Free; From: 10:00 AM to 04:00 PM

One hundred vendors offering Antiques,  Auto Parts, Collectibles, Crafts,  Farm Goods & Produce, Flea Market,  Car Cruise,  Petting Zoo, Wildlife booth, Farm exhibits, Pony rides and Hayrides. Food available.  Handicapped Accessible.

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Zac Brown Band

Saturday, Jun. 15th
$35 – $81; Starting: 7:00 PM

Enjoy a night outdoors as summer dawns, with the Zac Brown Band and their Owl Tour. These 3-time Grammy winners hail from Atlanta, Georgia, with their mix of country, Southern Rock and Folk music.

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Eat the World!

Wednesday, Jun. 19th
$20; From: 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

A food truck event of global proportions in the backyard of the International Institute of Buffalo. Celebrate World Refugee Day and Buffalo’s diversity while enjoying some of Buffalo’s best ethnic food trucks!  Admission includes 2 drink tickets., good for water, pop or beer.

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Kiss the Summer Hello 2019

Thursday, Jun. 20th
$35 – $300; 6pm

Kiss the Summer brought to you by Buffalo’s own Kiss 98.5FM is the biggest outdoor concert to start off your summer! Buffalo’s favorite summertime event features: Why Don’t We, Bazzi, Jake Miller, FLETCHER, Ally Brooke, Ava Max, and Drax Project.

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Live!@Aloft

Live!@Aloft

Friday, Jun. 21st
From: 07:00 PM to 10:00 PM

Join us for our Kick Off to Summer Party with Live!@Aloft.  Drink and food specials; live music with Julian Burgio. Outdoor patio with games. Hope to see you there!  

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Anniversary Celebration

Saturday, Jun. 22nd
FREE; From: 09:00 AM to 06:00 PM

Join us as we celebrate our 89th year on East Aurora’s Main Street!  First opened by our grandfather, Robert S. Vidler, Sr., on June 21, 1930, we’re thrilled that the entire WNY community has supported us all these years.  There will be free birthday cake for as long as it lasts, and we’ll be handing out dimes to the kids to use in our popcorn machine or to take a ride on Sandy, our mechanical horse — both over 50 years old! Likely to have some in-store entertainment too!

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The Byrne Brothers

Saturday, Jun. 22nd
$20; 7 PM

From Disney and Raglan Road to the Buffalo Irish Center – come hear your favorite traditional Irish music along with Irish dance, from this family group!

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