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

Once

Wednesday, Apr. 25th - Sunday, May. 27th
$44; 7PM Wed & Thurs; 7:30PM Fri; 3:30PM & 7:30PM Sat; 2PM Sun

From the very first note, ONCE draws you in and never lets go. This emotionally captivating musical is the only show to have music that won the Academy Award, Grammy Award, Olivier Award and Tony Award. On the streets of Dublin, an Irish musician and Czech immigrant are drawn together by their shared love of music. Over the course of one fateful week, an unexpected friendship and collaboration quickly evolves into a powerful but complicated love story, underscored by emotionally charged music.  ONCE promises to be an unforgettable theatrical experience.

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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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Fairy and Gnome Festival

Saturday, Apr. 28th
$6 - $11; From: 10:00 AM to 05:00 PM

Celebrate spring with our mythical friends! Visitors young and young-at-heart are welcome to join us for fun activities all day long, including fairy-themed crafts and activities, a special scavenger hunt, view the Fairy House Contest entries and vote for your favorites.  S

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Sirens vs. Tri City Roller Derby

Sunday, Apr. 29th
$15; From: 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Be in the crowd to experience the excitement of the Queen City Roller Girls., as they take on the visitors from the Tri-City.  Watch the teams as they fly around the dedicated indoor roller derby track.  Grab a seat or ringside table to catch the hard hitting action!

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NYBP Trad Sessions

Tuesday, May. 1st - Tuesday, Dec. 4th
Free; 7:00PM

Oh, happy day! Usually one would have to travel to an Irish Pub in NYC, or cross the pond to Ireland to hear a good ol’ fashioned Irish Traditional music session, but no more! Join us at New York Beer Project where the Tap Room will be rockin’ it out Irish style for First Tuesday Trad sessions! You’re free to listen, or bring your instrument and join in the shenanigans. Slainte!

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Buffalo Bisons vs. Rochester

Thursday, May. 3rd - Sunday, May. 6th
Thurs: 6:05 PM, Fri: 7:05 PM, Sat & Sun: 1:05 PM

Be there as the Buffalo Bisons take on the Rochester Red Wings 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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Buffalo Bisons vs. Syracuse

Thursday, May. 3rd - Sunday, May. 6th
Thurs: 6:05 PM, Fri: 7:05 PM, Sat & Sun: 1:05 PM

Be there as the Buffalo Bisons take on the Syracuse Chiefs 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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First Fridays at the Gallery

Friday, May. 4th - Friday, Dec. 7th
Free; From: 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM

On the first Friday of every month, the public is invited to visit the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, with interactive events and activities suitable for all ages, most of which is free (special exhibitions may require a fee). 

 

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Stellaluna

Saturday, May. 5th - Saturday, Jun. 2nd
$15 - $28; 2PM on Saturdays and 2PM Sundays

TOY ends the season season with a heartwarming tale of learning about yourself and what makes you who you are. After Stellaluna is separated from Mother Bat in the forest, she finds herself in a bird’s nest. The Bird Mom accepts Stellaluna, but only if she acts like a bird. When she finally has the opportunity to show her bird siblings what life as a bat is like, all of them are confused. Join us for an unforgettable adventure in the vein of Bambi and the Ugly Duckling focused on finding family, friends, and knowing yourself. Anyone who has ever been asked to be someone they’re not will understand the conflicts and possibilities Stellaluna faces.

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Slow Roll 2018

Monday, May. 7th - Monday, Sep. 24th
Free; Starting: 6:30 PM

Slow Roll is a group bicycle ride that meets every Monday night at a different start point around the city. Slow Roll Buffalo is a free and inclusive way to bring people from all walks of life together and connect our community.  Rent a bike at any of the Reddy Bike locations around the city, and show up to ride.  It is generally a 10 mile route through city neighborhoods, done at a leisurely pace – with a fun social gathering afterwards.  Check site for ride start location each week.

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