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

Third Fridays at the Buffalo History Museum

Friday, Nov. 16th - Friday, Oct. 16th
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, Nov. 16th - 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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Elmwood Village Farmers Market

Saturday, Nov. 17th - Saturday, Nov. 24th
Free; From: 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Enjoy a true rite of summer and visit the Elmwood Bidwell Farmers Market.  This long standing, weekly ‘producer-only’ market brings all of the freshest goods to the city, from our local area growers.  This eclectic neighborhood provides the perfect backdrop for a morning of summer fun and shopping for everyone. Open rain or shine!

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Jack Eichel Signing

Tuesday, Nov. 20th

Buffalo Sabres Captain and forward Jack Eichel will be coming for an autograph signing!  Drafted by the Sabres 2nd overall in the 2015 NHL Draft, Eichel has since become one of the top young players in the NHL and the face of the Sabres! Coming off a career high season for goals and assists, Jack is determined to lead the Sabres back to the playoffs this year! Our previous signings with Jack have all sold out and we expect no different this time so don’t delay in purchasing your ticket!

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Fairgrounds Festival of Lights

Fairgrounds Festival of Lights

Friday, Nov. 23rd - Sunday, Dec. 23rd
$25; 5:00 - 9:00 PM

Take a drive-thru the all LED light displays in this Holiday Wonderland.  Park the car and stroll through the illuminated village, and explore each of the buildings for unique holiday activities, then climb aboard the short train ride around the Festival grounds. Don’t forget the Christmas Tree Forest, where 100 trees are decorated with thousands of twinkling lights, and grab a seat for the return of Kandy Kane and the ever popular Holiday Magic Show!  All this included with your carload admission. Be sure to take the kids to the Polar Shop located in the NYS Police Building where they can personalize their very own craft. Bring your camera!

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Ice Skating at Rotary Rink

Saturday, Nov. 24th - Sunday, Mar. 17th

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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Holidays at the Broadway Market

Holidays at the Broadway Market

Saturday, Nov. 24th - Saturday, Dec. 22nd
Free Admission; Sat: 8am-5pm

Take in the sights and smells of the holidays.  Special holiday foods for purchase include homemade smoked ham, poultry, pierogi, sausage, fish, local produce, imported goods and great desserts. There will be local wines, coffees, jams, jellies and honey and a whole lot more. Enjoy live music while you shop.  Christmas crafts will also be available and of course Santa will be here at 11:00 a.m. on Saturdays for pictures.

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Lunch with Santa

Saturday, Nov. 24th - Saturday, Dec. 15th
$10; From: 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Santa is coming to the museum to have lunch with YOU!!! Come join him for lunch and tell him all of your Christmas wishes. Then stay for an afternoon of activities, including games, crafts, snacks, carrousel rides and a visit from Mickey & Minnie Mouse! Registration and prepaymentare required.

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A Charlie Brown Christmas

Saturday, Dec. 1st - Sunday, Dec. 16th
$15 – $22; Two performances each day 1:00 PM and 4:00 PM

Charlie Brown, Linus, Lucy, Snoopy, and the rest of the Peanuts gang return to TOY! Charles Schulz’s classic animations come to life in a traditional family holiday tale enjoyed by the young and the young at heart. When Charlie Brown complains about overwhelming commercialism during the holiday season, Lucy suggests that he direct the school Christmas pageant. He accepts, but this proves to be a frustrating endeavor. Don’t miss Charlie Brown and his friends discover the true meaning of Christmas! Recommended for ages 3+.

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The Nutcracker

The Nutcracker

Saturday, Dec. 1st
$19 – $50

The magic of the holiday season begins with the Nutcracker.  Come celebrate a very special performance of the holiday classic with the American Academy Nutcracker.  This production is a Western New York favorite, and Buffalo’s longest running production of the show.  The charm of this production is its child friendly approach.  Choreographed to delight children of all ages, there are surprises tucked into every scene.

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