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.



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Best of Buffalo Fun and Food Tour

Friday, Jan. 18th - 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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Buffalo Wine & Chocolate Festival

Saturday, Jan. 26th
$10 – $35

This festival is a wine-lovers’ favorite!  Indulge yourself with unlimited wine samples, plus chocolates, great gourmet foods, gifts for the home and body and much more.  Two sessions, early from 1-4pm, and a later session from 5-8pm.

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Buffalo Niagara Brewer’s Invitational

Sunday, Jan. 27th
$45

Celebrate the creativity happening in Western New York’s thriving craft beer scene – meet the brewer’s, and learn about the process of brewing, while enjoying over 50 unique beers brewed for the Craft lover! This will be a limited attendance 3 hour event where guests will be treated to a VIP style experience the entire duration of the event. Enjoy small batch, and “one offs” you won’t find at the corner beer store or even beer centric beer bars! 
Guests will receive a commemorative 2019 Brewer’s Invitational glass, a gift card for a purchase of beer-centric snacks, and access to 50+ creative Craft ales and lagers. Limited Tickets available, so snag one today before they sell out!

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Lumagination Happy Hour

Friday, Feb. 1st - Saturday, Feb. 23rd
From: 05:00 PM to 09:00 PM

Join us for casual drinks and food in a lively space with an industrial but intimate feel and colorful lighting. Enjoy food and drinks from Salvatore’s Italian Gardens before or after attending Lumagination. Happy Hours will be located in the Administration Building next to the Botanical Gardens. Admission to Happy Hour is free and food and drinks will be available for purchase.

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Beer Tasting Event with Garrett Oliver

Friday, Feb. 8th
$95; From: 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

James Beard Award-winner Garrett Oliver is one of the foremost global authorities on beer and has served as brewmaster for the Brooklyn Brewery since 1994. Many of Oliver’s beers have won national and international awards. This tasting event will be an experience you will not forget, as he brings a selection of his favorite beers from around the world and shares the story of their creation. Only 300 tickets willbe sold.

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Cork Head Wine Festival

Saturday, Feb. 16th
$40; From: 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM

The world of wine can be an intimidating place – but not at this fest. We love wine and we love learning. We’re passionate about trying new things and finding hidden gems – which is what this festival is all about. Whether you drink wine with every meal and travel the world trying new varietals and styles, or you enjoy the occasional wine tour and don’t even know what a varietal is, we’ve got a glass for you.

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Buffalo Soup-Fest

Sunday, Feb. 17th
$5; From: 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM

Come to the fastest growing and most exciting winter event in Buffalo.  Join family and friends, and 30 local restaurants, while sampling over 75 different soups all in one place!  You won’t want to miss the surprises, great fun, and delicious soups!

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Buffalo Whiskey Riot 2019

Saturday, Mar. 23rd
$45; From: 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM

The Buffalo Whiskey Riot is back with plenty of new whiskey brands for you to try!  This is *THE* event of the year for whiskey lovers and the whiskey curious. Taste over 80 different whiskeys in your take-home tasting glass and learn the ins and outs of whiskey from master distillers and brand ambassadors.  This event encourages and celebrates education on the storied history, production and experience of whiskey and all its varieties. All lovers of the spirit – whiskey aficionados and those just beginning their whiskey journey – are welcome!  Food will be available for purchase.  21+

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Beerology

Saturday, Mar. 23rd
$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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Beau Fleuve Music and Arts Festival

Sunday, Aug. 25th
$25; From: 11:00 AM to 11:00 PM

Beau Fleuve Music and Arts Festival was created to celebrate the rich history of Buffalo’s arts scene and illuminate the resurgence of all forms of music, art, media and culture that resonates in and from Buffalo & WNY.  “THE ULTIMATE SUNDAY FUNDAY” will feature multi-stage performances, Art Installations, Culture Exhibits, Fan Favorite Silent disco, Interactive film festival, Live to Air Podcast, Poetry, Comedy, Food Trucks, Beer & Wine Garden, Vendors Marketplace, a Family Fun Zone & more!. Festival goers will have a true multi-cultural experience as all forms of art and music will be on hand.

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