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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.



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Best of Buffalo Fun and Food Tour

Tuesday, Mar. 19th - Tuesday, Dec. 31st
$45

The Best of Buffalo Fun & Food Tour is a unique and fun way to create memories with friends and family.  You’ll be picked up in a limo at a designated meeting point, and taken on a tour of “bests”, 5 different fun and food stops.  At the food stops, there will be a free sample of the ‘best’ of foods.  It is a great time, which you’ll remember forever.  You can do it single, coupled or as a group.  We’ll mix the party up, and you’ll all come away as friends.  This 3 hour tour, will please any age. 

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Who Whacked Don Stefano?

Friday, Mar. 29th - Friday, Apr. 19th
$57; Starting: 6:00 PM

It’s the 1950’s in Buffalo, the heyday for our city’s mobsters.  Don Stefano rules ‘The Organization’ with a steel fist and when he shows-up dead at his own birthday bash, there is no shortage of suspects!  This funny, interactive murder mystery dinner mixes real life characters from Buffalo’s most notorious mobsters and an ingenious plot that will keep you guessing…

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11th Annual Edible Book Festival

Saturday, Mar. 30th
$5; From: 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM

The international Edible Book Festival is a family-friendly event that takes place on or around April Fool’s Day (April 1st) throughout the world. This event invites participants to create edible books that are exhibited, documented, and then consumed. Creations are ranked by local celebrity judges and artist/chefs are awarded with prizes donated from local businesses.  Join us for this unique family friendly event.

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Sweet Tooth Festival

Sunday, Mar. 31st
$5 – $30; From: 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM

The sweetest day of the year is here as Western New York’s best dessert makers and sweet shops come together under one roof for the ultimate dessert competition.  Picture it: Every sweet and treat you can imagine inside one of Buffalo’s most beautiful buildings for your indulging pleasure. Taste the best delectable treats from across WNY, enjoy a Bubbly-Bar and candy-inspired cocktails, eat your heart out at the taco bar, and so much more.

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Local Restaurant Week – Spring 2019

Monday, Apr. 1st - Sunday, Apr. 7th

Local Restaurant Week celebrates the vital role our local independent restaurants and vendors play in contributing to Western New York’s cultural identity and regional economy.  For diners, it’s an opportunity to feed their curiosity by sampling new foods and experiences at our local independent restaurants.  Dining Features are priced at $20.19, $30.19 or $40.19 – skip the usual national chains and try local independents.

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4th Annual Thawfest

Friday, Apr. 5th
$45 – $65

Come celebrate the Thawing of winter at Buffalo’s 4th annual Thawfest – a springtime beer, wine and distillery festival.  We will have over 50 local breweries, distilleries and vineyards to sample from (with more being added every day).  On stage will be the critically acclaimed Strictly Hip. Also, drink in style with your limited edition Thawfest custom commemorative glass we have for every participant!

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Buffalo Wine Festival

Saturday, Apr. 6th
$20 – $45; From: 12:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Choose from one of four sessions at this premier wine tasting event.  There will be over 20 wineries offering samples to tickle your taste buds.  There will be food vendors to indulge your inner foodie, and product vendors to satisfy your shopping dreams – whatever your style!  Choose from an afternoon general admission ticket,  or evening general admission ticket.

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Taste of Paradise

Friday, Apr. 12th
$45; From: 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Step back in time and enjoy a retro Hawaiian party with an open bar of signature cocktails, beer and wine, from Captain Morgan, entertainment, a great raffle and hors d’oeuvres from our signature caterers:

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Nikola Night Homage at the Hotel Henry

Friday, Apr. 12th
$75 – $125; From: 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM

A gala celebration paying homage to the prolific genius inventor NIKOLA TESLA, the man who electrified our civilization.  You’re invited to join in honoring Nikola Tesla, the man who brought our world into the modern era by engineering the planet’s first long-distance transmission of AC current, and it started right here in Buffalo   In November 1896, Buffalo became a beacon of progress and technical prowess, becoming known as the “City of Light”.  Enjoy a fine stations-dinner and desserts with an open bar all evening, complimentary valet parking,  and live music and dance performances.

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Buffalo’s Greatest 80’s Party

Saturday, Apr. 13th
$20; Starting: 8:00 PM

97 Rock will host the 6th Annual ‘Buffalo’s Greatest 80’s Party at Buffalo Riverworks. LIVE DJ, Laser Light Show, huge dance floor, prizes for best 80’s costumes and more.

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