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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Death at the Distillery: Murder Mystery Dinner

Friday, Apr. 27th
$57; Starting: 6:00 PM

The year is 1927 and alcohol is flowing across the Niagara River to satisfy Buffalo’s insatiable thirst for bootlegged booze and brews. Based on real-life characters that lived and schemed in Buffalo during prohibition, this interactive performance includes a magnificent dinner and your first drink–served at the Barrel Factory in the city’s historic Old First Ward.

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Food Truck Tuesday

Tuesday, May. 1st - Tuesday, Oct. 2nd
Free; From: 04:30 PM to 08:00 PM

Food Truck Tuesday is every Tuesday in Larkin Square from April – October. Free admission and parking, with $5 preferred parking located in the parking ramp adjacent to Larkin Square. Each week enjoy live local music, dozens of food trucks and more!

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NYBP Trad Sessions

Tuesday, May. 1st - 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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Makers + Shakers: Boozy Artisan Market

Sunday, May. 6th

More than just a vendor market, Makers + Shakers is going to be a hella fetch party. Over 75 local business, shop owners, and artisans will be selling sweet stuff that you actually want to buy and local booze-makers will be providing free samples/selling stuff that you actually want to drink. Plus, there will be live music. Bonus: Each vendor will have special giveaways especially for attendees.  Check out the Bloody Mary bar, Unicorn Mimosas, and cash bars with local beer, wine, and cocktails.

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Artists Market Spring Edition

Saturday, May. 12th
$15; From: 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Let’s do brunch! Rise and shine to attend the 6th annual City of Buffalo Artists Market: Spring Edition. Join us for a brunch buffet served by The Grove Café + Health Bar and bubbly available at the cash bar. Spring into spring with this special event that invites guests to brunch and browse over 50 local vendors offering a variety of unique and special crafts, food, and art, all in one location while listening to the live music.

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The Roaming Table – Lewiston Food Tours

Wednesday, May. 16th - Sunday, Sep. 23rd
From: 01:00 PM to 04:00 PM

This guided food tour (just minutes from Niagara Falls) offers unique one-of-a-kind food tastings (enough for a filling lunch) while exploring the rich history of this quintessential small town.

Sample tastings from six local restaurants nationally featured on Food Network’s Man vs. Food and the Travel Channel’s Best of the Road.
Beer pairings included at 2 locations (21+)
Explore Lewiston with history that includes links to the Underground Railroad, the War of 1812 and much, much more.
Enjoy a seasonal tasting from Buffalo Eats’ 2015 Restaurant of the Year – Carmelo’s. (Wednesdays and private event.

Come discover what Rand McNally (“Best of the Road”) calls Lewiston one of the Best Small Towns in America – Best for Food.

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Celebrated Guitarists Luca Stricagnoli & Calum Graham LIVE

Sunday, May. 27th
$25; 7:30-9:30 PM

If you’re a fan of the guitar and acoustic performance of any kind, you won’t want to miss this world-class concert!

Luca Stricagnoli, born and raised in Italy, is an acoustic guitarist known for his unique style and innovative playing techniques. His original approach to music has led him to a variety of successes from obtaining over 100 million views on his music videos to having the opportunity to perform all around the globe.

Calum Graham, has already enjoyed a career that would be the envy of most artists twice his age. The Alberta-based guitarist and singer/songwriter has released five acclaimed albums, won major national music competitions, performed at the Olympic Games in both Vancouver and London, racked up some phenomenal views on YouTube, and was most recently named one of the top 30 guitarists in the world under 30 by Acoustic Guitar Magazine.

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Buffalo Greek Fest

Friday, Jun. 1st - Sunday, Jun. 3rd
$2; Fri & Sat: 11 AM-Midnight, Sun: 12 PM-10 PM

Enjoy the long standing tradition of this popular event in Buffalo – where the Greek heritage is plentiful supply.  There will be authentic food, continual music, dance, baked goods, and a gift shop.  Church tours will occur daily, and there will be a number of cultural exhibits and events.

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Food Truck Fridays

Friday, Jun. 1st - Friday, Sep. 28th
Free; From: 5:00 PM to 9:30 PM

Come on out to the Buffalo Marriott Niagara for a fun filled Friday night!  This weekly summer event, features Food Trucks on location, LIVE music from 5:30 – 8:30, and family friendly activities for the kids.  The event will be in the front hotel lot, facing Millersport Hwy. Rain or shine!

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Buffalo Pints and Pierogi Fest

Sunday, Jun. 3rd
$10; From: 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Hosted by, the 2018 Buffalo Pints & Pierogi Fest will showcase a variety of both traditional and unique pierogi dishes made by local restaurants and food trucks.  In addition to the wide array of pierogi dishes and vendors, there will also be beer stations and multiple cash bars, live music, giant inflatables, games, a pierogi eating contest, vendor market, and more!

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