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

Drive-In Movie Experience

Monday, Sep. 24th - Saturday, Nov. 10th
$9; 7 & 8 PM

Have you ever experienced the outdoor drive-in? Well here’s your chance while in the area!  Movies are projected on 5 screens every day of the week, rain or starlight.  Great idea to plan this retro activity for the whole family, or as a date-night for 2.  While you’re there, stay for the double-feature!

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Great Pumpkin Farm Fall Festival

Monday, Sep. 24th - Wednesday, Oct. 31st
$8; 10:00AM - Dusk

All your favorite things to do will be found at this fun fall Festival.  Come enjoy the Cornmaze, Boo Barn, Amusement Rides, I Got It Game, Cow Train, Jumping Pillows, Magic Show, Halloween Store, Bakery, Cider & Donuts and much more…and plenty of great food!  Opening weekend will also feature Dinosaur’s in the Cornmaze and Sylvia Fletcher & Friends Ventriloquism.  Come and buy pumpkins, gourds, stalks and more!  Check out what’s new this year including the Shooting Gallery and The Witches Brew Bar new location, outside near the food grove.  Craft beers will be available as well as specialty Halloween drinks!

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Explore the Summer @ Canalside

Monday, Sep. 24th - Monday, Sep. 21st
Free; From: 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Join us for this free, interactive program for youth ages 5-12 and their families. Discover Canalside and experience Buffalo’s history through interactive activities that will engage your curiosity and spark your imagination.  Bring the Erie Canal to life by pulling mini canal boats through the replica canals, travel back in time to Buffalo’s grain era, create unique artwork using the ruins, and more. Meet at the Explore Buffalo table beside the Replica Canals (near the Pedal and Paddle Boat launch).

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Best of Buffalo Double Decker Tour

Monday, Sep. 24th - Thursday, Sep. 27th
$25; From: 03:30 PM to 05:30 PM

Come out for Buffalo’s Best Bus and Naval Park Tour!  Enjoy Buffalo’s historic past and unlimited future on this uniquely amazing experience.  This tour includes a 20-30 minute stop at the Buffalo and Erie County Naval and Military Park.  During our stop at the Park, we will board the USS The Sullivans and experience the stories of the women, men and machines that have safeguarded freedom.  In two hours, we’ll explore:

How Buffalo Got its Name
Where is the biggest Buffalo in Buffalo?
Pirates and Portuguese Fisherman of Buffalo’s Secret Beach Community 
Outer Harbor
How Booze and a Buffalo Dentist Helped Create the Electric Chair
The Triple Hanging at City Hall
The Naval Park and America’s Most Famous Photo
Canalside
Downtown Architecture

Tours leave from the Naval Park

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Downtown Country Market

Tuesday, Sep. 25th - Thursday, Oct. 25th
Free; From: 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM

The Downtown Country Market is celebrating its 35th season! The Downtown Country Market is a two-day, weekly, open-air farmer’s market located on Main Street between Court and Church Streets in Downtown Buffalo. This downtown tradition offers residents, workers, and visitors the perfect place to pick-up local fresh produce, enjoy tasty treats such as baked goods and fresh lemonade, and purchase plants and flowers to brighten gardens, homes and offices.

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Disney Junior Dance Party

Tuesday, Sep. 25th
$44; Starting: 6:00 PM

Are you ready to DANCE?!? Disney Junior Dance Party On Tour is an ALL NEW interactive live concert experience. Sing along to Disney Junior’s greatest hits with your favorite characters.  Kids of all ages and their families are invited to get up and dance, play games and join the biggest dance party around!

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Eastgate Farmers Market

Wednesday, Sep. 26th - Wednesday, Oct. 24th
Free; From: 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Customers can expect to find farm fresh produce, baked goods, flowers, honey, coffee/teas, and a large variety of other items.  Free train rides will be offered from 4-6 PM for the kids (weather permitting).  Musical entertainment will be offered on the first Wednesday of each month (weather permitting).  The market is a held rain or shine so come on out and see all they have to offer.

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Food Truck Fridays

Friday, Sep. 28th
Free; From: 5:00 PM to 9:30 PM

Come on out to the Buffalo Marriott Niagara for a fun filled Friday night!  This weekly summer event, features Food Trucks on location, LIVE music from 5:30 – 8:30, and family friendly activities for the kids.  The event will be in the front hotel lot, facing Millersport Hwy. Rain or shine!

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ComedySportz Buffalo

Friday, Sep. 28th - 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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Pinkalicious The Musical

Saturday, Sep. 29th - Sunday, Oct. 7th
Fri: 8 PM, Sat & Sun: 2 PM

Experience the joy again! Pinkalicious can’t stop eating pink cupcakes despite warnings from her parents. Her pink indulgence lands her at the doctor’s office with Pinkititis, an affliction that turns her pink from head to toe – a dream come true for this pink-loving enthusiast. But when her hue goes too far, only Pinkalicious can figure out a way to get out of this predicament.

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