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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Buffalo Never Fails: The Queen City and World War I

Friday, Nov. 16th - Friday, Jan. 31st
Free; Starting: Mon, Tues, Wed, Fri & Sat 8:30-6; Thurs 8:30-8; Sun 12-5

Commemorating the 100th anniversary of America’s entry into World War I in 1917, this exhibit looks back to a critical time in our nation’s history, emphasizing Buffalo’s role in the war. Central to this exhibition is the Library’s extraordinary collection of World War I posters, representing some of the finest graphically designed war propaganda from the United States, Canada and Europe.

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Elmwood Village Farmers Market

Saturday, Nov. 17th - Saturday, Nov. 24th
Free; From: 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Enjoy a true rite of summer and visit the Elmwood Bidwell Farmers Market.  This long standing, weekly ‘producer-only’ market brings all of the freshest goods to the city, from our local area growers.  This eclectic neighborhood provides the perfect backdrop for a morning of summer fun and shopping for everyone. Open rain or shine!

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Holidays at the Broadway Market

Holidays at the Broadway Market

Saturday, Nov. 24th - Saturday, Dec. 22nd
Free Admission; Sat: 8am-5pm

Take in the sights and smells of the holidays.  Special holiday foods for purchase include homemade smoked ham, poultry, pierogi, sausage, fish, local produce, imported goods and great desserts. There will be local wines, coffees, jams, jellies and honey and a whole lot more. Enjoy live music while you shop.  Christmas crafts will also be available and of course Santa will be here at 11:00 a.m. on Saturdays for pictures.

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Tree of Light: Spark the Season!

Tree of Light: Spark the Season!

Saturday, Dec. 1st
FREE; 4:00-6:00pm

The Martin House launches the holiday season with a free tree lighting event for you and friends and family.  Join us outside on the Martin House plaza for a cup of hot chocolate and hot cider, or inside the Greatbatch Pavilion for ornament making and holiday story-telling for the kids.  Enjoy the grounds as they are decked out for this special time of year, and visit the museum store for specials!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The Season of Celebration

Sunday, Dec. 2nd
Free Admission; Starting: 3:00 PM

Amherst Symphony Orchestra is the oldest volunteer community orchestra presenting free concerts in the U.S.A. They have never missed a season in 72 years and now are charging into their 73rd, still full of youthful exuberance, vitality, vim and vigor.  The musicians come from all walks of life, joining together for the pure joy that comes from playing great music.  This holiday concert will certainly highlight the season.

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Last Minute Panic Holiday Marketplace

Friday, Dec. 14th - Saturday, Dec. 15th
Free; Fri: 4-8 PM, Sat: 11-5 PM

The Last Minute Panic Holiday Marketplace features book artists, craftspeople of all mediums, printers, and other handmade/self published/locally produced items.  All items for sale MUST be either handmade or designed by the artist.

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East Aurora Carolcade

Saturday, Dec. 15th
Free; Starting: 7:00 PM

Celebrate the Annual Christmas Carolcade on Main Street in front of Vidler’s! A beloved East Aurora tradition, this began as a handful of carolers which has grown exponentially as family and friends from near and far come together to sing traditional Christmas carols.  There will be hot cocoa to enjoy, and you’ll see East Aurora’s historic Main Street decked out for Christmas!

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New Year’s Eve Buffalo Ball Drop

New Year’s Eve Buffalo Ball Drop

Monday, Dec. 31st - Tuesday, Jan. 1st
Free; 10:30 PM - 12:00 AM

Be part of the the 2nd largest New Years Eve Ball Drop in the US!  Join the folks at the downtown iconic, Iskalo Development Electric Tower, as they usher out 2018, and ring in 2019!  A spectacular fireworks display follows.  This top event in the city of Buffalo brings everyone together for a salute to health and prosperity in the New Year! 

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GBYO/BPO Side by Side Concert

Wednesday, Jan. 30th
Free Admission; Starting: 7:30 PM

Each year the Greater Buffalo Youth Orchestra joins the BPO for a mentoring experience that culminates in a joint performance on stage at Kleinhans Music Hall. BPO musicians spend time with GBYO students in coaching sessions prior to each performance. A longstanding tradition!

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