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

Canal Fest

Thursday, Jul. 19th - Sunday, Jul. 22nd
Free; Check site for hours

This will be the 36th year for the Canal Fest of the Tonawandas. This must-do summer event runs for 7 days, along the canal. Join in for the arts & crafts fair, a parade, the chalk art contest, vintage fire truck muster, and a bike and car cruise Then there’s the rides and midway, and of course the food! Come for a day, or all of them!

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Buffalo Bisons vs. Durham

Thursday, Jul. 19th - Sunday, Jul. 22nd
Thurs & Fri: 7:05 PM, Sat: 6:05 PM, Sun: 1:05 PM

Be there as the Buffalo Bisons take on the Durham Bulls 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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Third Fridays at the Buffalo History Museum

Friday, Jul. 20th - Friday, Jul. 17th
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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Food Truck Fridays

Friday, Jul. 20th - 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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Elmwood Village Farmers Market

Saturday, Jul. 21st - 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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Burgerfest 2018

Saturday, Jul. 21st
Free Admission; From: 11:30 AM to 11:30 PM

Burgerfest celebrates the birthplace of the Hamburger.  The Taste of Hamburg part of the festival features the favorite offerings of area restaurants, in the parking lot.  The one-day festival has something for everyone from Kidspace inflatable rides and activities, an arts & crafts show and sale, a Classic Car Show, and the Labatt Beer Tent.

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Slow Roll 2018

Monday, Jul. 23rd - 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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Buffalo Riverfest Park Wednesday Night Concert Series

Wednesday, Jul. 25th - Wednesday, Sep. 5th
From: 06:30 PM to 10:00 PM

This summer concert series is a perfect way to enjoy the waterfront with family and friends. The Old First Ward is heating up with new breweries, bars, restaurants and  distilleries. There’s plenty of ways to get to the concerts (including bike or kayak).  Free parking is nearby and refreshments are available for purchase.  Bring chairs or a blanket to sit on (no coolers) and enjoy local musicians while taking in the sites. Line-up on website.  No concert 7/4/18.

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20th Annual Lebanese Festival

Friday, Jul. 27th - Sunday, Jul. 29th
$1; Fri: 5 PM-11 PM, Sat: 2 PM-11 PM, Sun: Noon-8 PM

The Lebanese Festival continues to share its heritage with the community in an enjoyable and unique way, by offering delicious and authentic food such as Shawarma, Falafel, Tabbouleh, and mouth-watering desserts.  There will be continous live music with dancing, and traditional Lebanese line dancing, games of chance and bounce houses for the kids.  Unique apparel, gift items, food products and jewelry will be featured in the Gift Shop.  All are invited!

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Buffalo Bisons vs. LHV IronPigs

Monday, Jul. 30th - Thursday, Aug. 2nd
Mon-Wed: 7:05 PM, Thurs: 1:05 PM

Be there as the Buffalo Bisons take on the IronPigs from Lehigh Valley 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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