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 › Free

Buffalo Never Fails: The Queen City and World War I

Wednesday, Apr. 25th - 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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Free Concert Series

Wednesday, May. 2nd - Saturday, May. 5th
Free Admission; Wed-Fri: 6-9 PM, Sat: 2-9 PM

The Buffalo Niagara Concert Band will be hosting and performing at the 40th Annual Association of Concert Bands Convention, taking place May 2–May 5, 2018 in Buffalo, New York.  Music groups including Wind Ensembles, Concert Winds, Symphonic Bands and Concert Bands will perform daily, with the final concert being the Association of Concert Bands Convention Band.  Please check website for daily line-up.

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IMAGINE Walk First Sunday

Sunday, May. 6th - Sunday, Nov. 4th
Free; From: 10:45 AM to 11:30 AM

Imagine quietly and reflectively walking and appreciating the beauty of Buffalo’s Delaware Park Museum District, as well as the Scajaquada Creek, Buffalo State College and the Richardson Olmsted Complex.  It can be both a physical and spiritual exercise; individual yet communal; as well as a pleasant and creative “place-based lifelong learning” experience.

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Slow Roll 2018

Monday, May. 7th - Monday, Sep. 24th
Free; Starting: 6:30 PM

Slow Roll is a group bicycle ride that meets every Monday night at a different start point around the city. Slow Roll Buffalo is a free and inclusive way to bring people from all walks of life together and connect our community.  Rent a bike at any of the Reddy Bike locations around the city, and show up to ride.  It is generally a 10 mile route through city neighborhoods, done at a leisurely pace – with a fun social gathering afterwards.  Check site for ride start location each week.

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Elmwood Village Farmers Market

Saturday, May. 12th - 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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Allentown Art Festival

Saturday, Jun. 9th - Sunday, Jun. 10th
Free; Sat & Sun: 10AM-6PM

The Allentown Art Festival takes place in the Allentown Historic Preservation District of Buffalo. Tens of thousands of art patrons visit the festival to enjoy the beauty of Buffalo’s weather in June, the charm and uniqueness of the Allentown area and the quality of the art and crafts presented by the over 400 juried exhibitors.

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Juneteenth Festival

Saturday, Jun. 16th - Sunday, Jun. 17th
Free; Parade begins at 11am

The Juneteenth Festival of Buffalo began in 1976 as a culturally-relevant alternative to the country’s Bicentennial Celebration. Murals were painted and vendors set up booths to sell ethnic foods and wares — entertainment and festivity were abundant. The event has grown tremendously, with the mission to actively preserve and promote the broad spectrum of African American heritage through educational and cultural activities that will benefit the community as a whole.

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First Sunday IMAGINE Walk

Sunday, Jul. 1st - Sunday, Oct. 7th
Free; From: 10:45 AM to 11:30 AM

Imagine quietly and reflectively walking and appreciating the beauty of Buffalo’s Delaware Park Museum District, Mirror Lake and the Japanese Gardens.  It can be both a physical and spiritual exercise; individual yet communal; as well as a pleasant and creative “place-based lifelong learning” experience.

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Garden Walk Buffalo

Saturday, Jul. 28th - Sunday, Jul. 29th
Free; From: 10:00 AM to 04:00 PM

America’s largest garden tour!

Five free hop-on/hop-off shuttles buses with guides from Explore Buffalo will run continuously both days. Pick up a map of participating gardens at Buffalo Seminary School, 205 Bidwell Parkway near Soldiers Circle and Chapin Parkway, Evergreen Health, 206 S. Elmwood Avenue and Richmond-Summer Senior Center, corner of Richmond Avenue and Summer Street.

In its 24th year, more than 65,000 guests from the U.S., Canada and beyond, will visit more than 400 creative urban gardens!

Garden Walk rejuvenates streets, re-energizes neighborhoods, increases property values, and takes the chill out of Buffalo’s rustbelt/snowbelt image.

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5th Annual Jack Craft Fair

Saturday, Aug. 4th
Free; From: 11:00 AM to 04:00 PM

The mission of the Jack Craft Fair is to fill the world with more art, and the Jack Craft Fair was created to revolutionize the way people think about “craft,” and to provide an alternative to the traditional art festivals in Buffalo. Now in our fourth year, we’re proud to call ourselves Buffalo’s premier alternative to art festivals, with a diverse and uniquely curated lineup of vendors you won’t find elsewhere!

 

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