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 › Family Fun

Ice Skating at Rotary Rink

Friday, Jan. 18th - Sunday, Mar. 17th
$3

Head over to Rotary Rink in downtown, rent a pair of skates, and glide around the outdoor rink.  What a fun way to embrace the best the winter season offers. Weather permitting.  Tues-Fri: 11-2, 5-9pm, Sat: 11-9pm, Sun: 11-6pm, closed Monday.

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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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Third Fridays at the Buffalo History Museum

Friday, Jan. 18th - Friday, Jan. 15th
Free; From: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM

On the third Friday of every month, the Buffalo History Museum, Resource Center and select events are free for visitors.  Experience new exhibits and events, docent-led tours and more.  (Resource Center is located at 459 Forest Avenue, same hours apply).

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ComedySportz Buffalo

Friday, Jan. 18th - Saturday, Sep. 5th
$9 – $12; 7:30pm

ComedySportz – Buffalo’s Longest-Running Comedy Show, is improvisational comedy played as a sport. Two teams of professional comedians compete for laughs and points while a referee calls fouls and gets suggestions from you, the loyal fans. At the end of the night, only one team heads home victorious.  Everything is improvised, no scripts or pre-planned scenes. That’s why a ComedySportz match wouldn’t be possible without your suggestions (make sure they’re clean, or the referee will call the Brown Bag Foul on you.)  ComedySportz matches are all ages events – they’re clean enough for grandma and funny enough for a night out with friends.

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Kids Day at the Gardens

Monday, Jan. 21st
$11; 10AM-4PM

Visit the Wegmans Family Garden and hands-on stations to participate in fun seasonal activities and meet some of the plants that live at the Botanical Gardens!    Activity stations geared to ages 5-12 will be located throughout the Gardens, and caregivers of our youngest learners are encouraged to assist with creations.  Providing a safe learning environment for children is important, and all activities are peanut-allergy friendly

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Disney on Ice-Worlds of Enchantment

Thursday, Jan. 24th - Sunday, Jan. 27th
$20 – $115; Thurs & Fri: 7PM, Sat: 11, 3 & 7PM, Sun: 12 & 4PM

Enter the dazzling world of Disney magic, and rev up for non-stop fun with four of your favorite Disney stories. Thrill to high-speed stunts as the crew of Disney Pixar’s Cars race across the ice! Dive into adventure with Ariel and The Little Mermaid’s undersea kingdom. The toys are back in town as the Toy Story gang escapes from Sunnyside Daycare in their most daring adventure! Plus, enter the wintry world of Disney’s Frozen as they learn that true love comes from within. Your family’s favorite Disney moments will come to life!

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5th Annual Larkinville Ice Festival

Saturday, Jan. 26th
Free; From: 11:30 AM to 04:00 PM

This neighborhood wide celebration includes specials from Larkin Square, The Filling Station, Hydraulic Hearth, Swan Street Diner, Buffalo Distilling Company, Flying Bison Brewing Company and Larkin Center of Commerce. Bring the family to enjoy a range of activities, and browse a local vendor market on the heated boardwalk. Explore the neighborhood through horse drawn carriage rides and grab a bite to eat at the participating restaurants!

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Lumagination

Saturday, Jan. 26th - Saturday, Feb. 23rd
$6 – $14; From: 06:00 PM to 10:00 PM

The Magic of Air – The interior of the Botanical Gardens will be illuminated to excite imaginations, stimulate the senses and entertain all ages!  Air motivates ordinary things to move in amazing ways. There are so many magical surprises in store at this exhibit – colorful and creative lighting, dancing silks, bouncing paper cranes, hot air balloons and kites of all sizes, metallic mobiles, cyclones of fabric and so much more! 

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Tuck Everlasting

Saturday, Feb. 2nd - Sunday, Feb. 10th
Starting: 2:00 PM

In this timeless story based on the beloved children’s classic, we follow 10-year-old Winnie and the Tucks, a family whom she meets. The Tucks have a secret – long ago, they drank from a forest spring; ever since, no one in the family has aged a bit. Winnie accidentally discovers the Tuck family secret and is left with a choice: will she drink from the same spring and join the Tucks outside the laws of Time? Join TOY for a journey you’ll never forget in this daring and suspenseful story about love, loyalty, family, and living life to the fullest.

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The Art of the Brick

Saturday, Feb. 9th - Sunday, May. 5th
$9 – $11; Starting: 10:00 AM

Created by renowned contemporary artist Nathan Sawaya and named one of CNN’s Top Ten ‘Global Must-See Exhibitions, ’THE ART OF THE BRICK’, features original pieces, as well as re-imagined versions of some of the world’s most famous art masterpieces, like Van Gogh’s “Starry Night” and Da Vinci’s “Mona Lisa,” made exclusively from LEGO bricks. Visitors will have the opportunity to get up-close with the fan favorite, “Yellow,” a life-size sculpture of a man ripping his chest open with thousands of yellow LEGO bricks cascading from the cavity.

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