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

Rock the Gates!

Saturday, Jun. 1st
$10 – $50; From: 11:00 AM to 11:00 PM

Join us for our biggest party of the year!  Our third annual music and beer festival will be held at 12 Gates Brewery.  Expect a full day of entertainment and special beer releases.  Check the site for the Ultimate Party Band line-up, and get ready to rock the gates at this ‘not to be missed’ event!

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Buffalo Pints + Pierogi Fest

Sunday, Jun. 2nd
$10; From: 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Restaurants and food trucks alike will pull out all the stops with their delicious pierogi and pierogi-themed dishes at the Outdoor Rinks at Buffalo RiverWorks. More than just traditional pierogi, vendors of all types will be putting their own spin on the pierogi with unique pierogi-themed creations.
In addition to noms there will also be beer and wine stations, live music, a pierogi-eating contest, artisan vendors (for your shopping pleasure), and more.

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Bottles and Bites Under the Sun

Friday, Jun. 7th
$35 – $55; From: 5:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Come and taste the best wine, craft beer, gourmet food, locally distilled spirits, and live music that Western New York has to offer!

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Batavia Bourbon and Whiskey Fest

Saturday, Jun. 8th
$40; From: 04:00 PM to 07:00 PM

Explore the numerous vendors & distilleries, sample their locally made bourbons and whiskeys, head over to the on-site mutuel clerks and bet on your favorite horse to win the Belmont Stakes, then head over to the gaming floor and test your luck with the $15 free play you’ll get with your entry ticket! 
With your event ticket(s) you’ll receive access to the sampling room & cocktail bars, Batavia Bourbon & Whiskey Fest T-Shirt, $15 Gaming Free Play and complimentary Grazing Stations. There will also be food for purchase during the event from local food vendors & on-site dining locations. There is a $25 Designated Driver Ticket Available.     (21+ Event)

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Zac Brown Band

Saturday, Jun. 15th
$35 – $81; Starting: 7:00 PM

Enjoy a night outdoors as summer dawns, with the Zac Brown Band and their Owl Tour. These 3-time Grammy winners hail from Atlanta, Georgia, with their mix of country, Southern Rock and Folk music.

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Rockin’ at the Knox 2019

Sunday, Jun. 16th
$60

Rockin’ is BACK! Western New York’s favorite summer event returns to the Albright-Knox. Join us for a spectacular festival of music and art.   Rockin’ 2019 will  be headlined by Death Cab for Cutie -an American alternative rock band formed in Bellingham, Washington, in 1997. Death Cab for Cutie rose from being a side project to becoming one of the most exciting groups on the indie rock scene of the 2000s, with their emotive songwriting and cross-genre sound landing somewhere between indie and emo.

Gates will open at 4 pm, and all tickets include entry to the museum from 4 to 7 pm.

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Eat the World!

Wednesday, Jun. 19th
$20; From: 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

A food truck event of global proportions in the backyard of the International Institute of Buffalo. Celebrate World Refugee Day and Buffalo’s diversity while enjoying some of Buffalo’s best ethnic food trucks!  Admission includes 2 drink tickets., good for water, pop or beer.

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Kiss the Summer Hello 2019

Thursday, Jun. 20th
$35 – $300; 6pm

Kiss the Summer brought to you by Buffalo’s own Kiss 98.5FM is the biggest outdoor concert to start off your summer! Buffalo’s favorite summertime event features: Why Don’t We, Bazzi, Jake Miller, FLETCHER, Ally Brooke, Ava Max, and Drax Project.

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Live!@Aloft

Live!@Aloft

Friday, Jun. 21st
From: 07:00 PM to 10:00 PM

Join us for our Kick Off to Summer Party with Live!@Aloft.  Drink and food specials; live music with Julian Burgio. Outdoor patio with games. Hope to see you there!  

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Taste of Diversity Festival

Saturday, Jun. 29th
Free; From: 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM

The Taste of Diversity Festival takes place each year on Grant Street, in the heart of Buffalo’s bourgeoning West Side Market District, one of the cities’ fastest growing business districts and most diverse neighborhoods . Plan to spend the day – there is always lots of delicious food, great vendors and wonderful live music all day long, all on Grant Street – the heart of one of Buffalo’s fastest growing business districts and most diverse neighborhoods.

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