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 › Food & Drink

Death at the Distillery! A Prohibition Murder Mystery

Friday, Nov. 16th - Friday, Nov. 30th
$57; 6:30 PM

The year is 1927 and alcohol is flowing across the Niagara River to satisfy Buffalo’s insatiable thirst for bootlegged booze and brews.  “Death at the Distillery” is based on real-life characters that lived and schemed in Buffalo during prohibition.  This interactive performance includes a magnificent dinner–served at Lakeward Spirits at the Barrel Factory in the city’s historic Old First Ward.

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Brew Bus Buffalo Tours

Saturday, Nov. 17th - Saturday, Dec. 15th
$90; Starting: 1:00 PM

The Downtown I tour will start at Pizza Plant Canalside (who has great food if you want to grab lunch). The VIP tasting will begin promptly at 1:00. This all inclusive tour will provide you multiple tastings at each brewery.  A snack will be provided at one of the breweries and snacks can be purchased on the bus.  This tour will take you into “working” areas of some breweries to give you a behind the scenes look at Buffalo’s best!

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Small Business Saturday Kickoff Breakfast

Small Business Saturday Kickoff Breakfast

Saturday, Nov. 24th
Free; 10:00 AM

The holiday shopping season in Downtown Buffalo officially kicks off on Small Business Saturday.  As part of this day of celebration that supports local businesses, Buffalo Place invites shoppers for free breakfast.  There will be coffee from Public  andPastries by Camille for the first 250 guests that visit the Market Arcade Building.  Pick up a Small Business Saturday passport and fill with stamps from local retailers be entered to win a very special gift basket with items from participating Downtown retailers.

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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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Makers & Shakers: Boozy Artisan Market

Makers & Shakers: Boozy Artisan Market

Saturday, Nov. 24th
$5

Buffalo’s best small businesses, artists, vendors, and booze-makers will be taking over the entire first floor of the historic Hotel Lafayette ~and~ the Admiral Room for the best holiday shopping event of the year.  What’s new: 2 beautiful historic venues, shuttle service, over 130 vendors and artisans, more free booze samples, new delish holiday-themed cocktails.  Plus, there will be DIY crafts, Bloody Mary Bar, cash bar, food for purchase, and live music from Buffalo’s own DJ Christian Martinez. Bonus: Each vendor will have special giveaways exclusively for attendees to win free stuff!

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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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Downtown Food Tour: Chippewa Street

Saturday, Nov. 24th - Saturday, Dec. 22nd
$52; Starting: 1:30 PM

Chippewa Street has been at the heart of downtown Buffalo’s resurgence, led by an eclectic collection of restaurants that have reinvigorated this section of downtown. On this guided food tour, we’ll stop at five of those restaurants to sample some of their signature dishes.  From Buffalo classics – yes, there will be chicken wings – to trendy desserts and some more surprising menu choices, the array of food provided on this tour will showcase some of what makes Buffalo a well-known food destination.

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Polka vs. Country

Saturday, Nov. 24th
$10; Starting: 5:00 PM

Join in this spirited night of entertainment which features Polish Polka music by the Polka Country Musicians vs. the #1 WNY Country band – West of the Mark.  There will be Polish food available, and free line dancing lessions at 6pm – at this half way to Dyngus Day celebration.  Get your advance tickets early and don’t miss out!

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Holiday Brunch and Market

Sunday, Nov. 25th - Sunday, Dec. 23rd
From: 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Hotel Henry’s Holiday Brunch & Market invites you for a vibrant, family-friendly holiday shopping and events experience! Sip mimosas or mint-cocoa while you shop a variety of local shops vendors within an architectural masterpiece, recently named one of TIME‘s Top 100 Places of 2018.

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Football Sundays

Sunday, Nov. 25th - Sunday, Dec. 30th
None; 12:00pm - 5:00pm

Bloody Mary Bar

$3 Bottles of Domestic Beer

$5 Glass pour Wine

$6 Specialty Cocktails (Changes Weekly)

Free Buffet at 3:00pm (Changes Weekly)

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