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

Jitters – Dinner Theatre

Thursday, Feb. 22nd - Sunday, Apr. 8th
$46 - $56; Thurs & Sat: 7:30 PM, Sun: 2:30 PM

Jitters is a backstage comedy where within minutes, the audience is plunged into the world of theatre; larger-than-life personalities, easily bruised egos, contradictory interpretations of role and script- complicated by faulty props, close quarters, lost lines, and bad reviews, all magnified by the opening night “jitters” of cast, crew, writer, and director.No show on Easter Sunday, 4/1/18.  Check site for times.

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The Wake 2018

Friday, Feb. 23rd
$65.00; From: 06:00 PM to 10:00 PM

Get your grief on at The Wake, the Irish Classical Theatre’s Party To Die For! Shenanigans will abound!

Ticket includes complimentary wine and gallons of Guinness to quench the mightiest of thirsts, plenty of fabulous food and continuous entertainment of the Celtic persuasion as we raise a pint to our dearly departed, whose moniker is yet to be announced. High-spirited dancing and carrying-on will not only be allowed but actively encouraged.

Mix and mingle with said dearly departed’s “friends and loved ones” and learn about his (or her!) life, times and peculiarities. “Mourners” will be invited to participate in the “Estate Sale” (Basket Raffle) and to try their hand at a variety of silly games of skill to win valuable prizes and, of course, bragging rights.

All things considered, The Wake is more fun than you can shake a shillelagh at!

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Burritos & Brooze

Saturday, Feb. 24th - Saturday, Mar. 31st
From: 10:30 AM to 2:30 PM

Enjoy a late morning Brunch in collaboration with the Lomo Lomo Food Truck (kitchen takeover) every Saturday with live music from 11:30am-1:30pm.

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Buffalo Bloody Mary Fest

Sunday, Mar. 4th
From: 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Come to the 3rd annual event which brings together a variety of local restaurants and bars for a friendly yet epic battle to see who makes the best Bloody Mary in town.  You’re invited to taste each establishment’s unique brunch bevy, and vote on your favorite while enjoying a live DJ, cash bar with additional libations, other entertainment and food vendors. 21+ event.

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NYBP Trad Sessions

Tuesday, Mar. 6th - Tuesday, Dec. 4th
Free; 7:00PM

Oh, happy day! Usually one would have to travel to an Irish Pub in NYC, or cross the pond to Ireland to hear a good ol’ fashioned Irish Traditional music session, but no more! Join us at New York Beer Project where the Tap Room will be rockin’ it out Irish style for First Tuesday Trad sessions! You’re free to listen, or bring your instrument and join in the shenanigans. Slainte!

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Taste of Paradise

Friday, Mar. 9th
$40 - $60; From: 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Enjoy signature cocktails from Captain Morgan, delicious fruits and savory delights from several local restaurants, while you listen to the sounds of tropical fun,with the fresh smells of spring in the air!  Your ticket include a sneak peek of the Spring Flower Exhibit, beer & wine, and raffle prizes.

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Saturday, Mar. 24th
$49; From: 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM

Learn about the science of beer!  Sample beers and other brews from microbreweries in the region, snack on beer-friendly foods, enjoy presentations on home brewing and a variety of beer-related topics!  Admission includes 10 drink tickets, additional tickets may be purchased. Also includes food samples, live entertainment and access to all of the Museum’s exhibits and galleries. 21+

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2018 Taste of Country Concert

Friday, Jun. 8th
$25 - $55

Join country music lovers for a day of music jam-packed with today’s stars. Thomas Rhett, Chris Janson, Scotty McCreery, and Danielle Bradbery lead the ticket, with more acts to be announced!

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Taste of Buffalo

Saturday, Jul. 7th - Sunday, Jul. 8th
Free; 11am-9pm Sat; 11am-7pm Sun.

More than 50 restaurants, six wineries and 450,000 guests gather in downtown Buffalo to enjoy cuisine as varied as Indian to Polish, Italian to Chinese, Caribbean to Irish.  The Taste of Buffalo is one of the nation’s largest food festivals, showcasing signature dishes, award-winning vintages, with music and food demonostrations to complete the experience.

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Canal Fest

Sunday, Jul. 15th - 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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