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

Monday, Sep. 24th - 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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Downtown Country Market

Tuesday, Sep. 25th - Thursday, Oct. 25th
Free; From: 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM

The Downtown Country Market is celebrating its 35th season! The Downtown Country Market is a two-day, weekly, open-air farmer’s market located on Main Street between Court and Church Streets in Downtown Buffalo. This downtown tradition offers residents, workers, and visitors the perfect place to pick-up local fresh produce, enjoy tasty treats such as baked goods and fresh lemonade, and purchase plants and flowers to brighten gardens, homes and offices.

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Elmwood Village Farmers Market

Saturday, Sep. 29th - 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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Larkinville Block Party

Saturday, Sep. 29th
Free; From: 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM

There’s no better way to kick off fall in Buffalo than a neighborhood street festival! Seneca Street will be closed and lined with more than 50 artisan vendors, food trucks, musicians and more for a day of shopping, eating, drinking, lawn games, and live music. Mark your calendars and stay tuned for more programming details from Larkin Square, Hydraulic Hearth, Flying Bison Brewing Company, Buffalo Distilling Co., Swan Street Diner, Eckl’s at Larkin and more.

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21st Annual Erie County Earth Science Day

Saturday, Oct. 6th
Free; 9am-4pm

Earth Science Day turns 21!

Join us, rain or shine, to learn about Western New York’s natural history, ecology, and resources through interactive exhibits and demonstrations in a family-friendly setting. Experience hands-on learning in the science tent from groups like The Buffalo Zoo, Botanical Gardens, Bookmobile, Reinstein Woods, SUNY Buffalo Geology, Earth Dimensions, Past & Present Rock Shop, and many more. And — stick around in the evening for a fall stargazing program.

Complimentary wine tasting from Ten Thousand Vines in Hamburg and Lloyd Taco Truck returns as the official lunch vendor.

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The Great American Garage Sales

Sunday, Oct. 7th - Saturday, Oct. 20th
Free Admission; From: 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Come browse as hundreds of vendors are set up indoors and outdoors for Western New York’s largest Garage Sale and Flea Market.  Vendors set up are selling antiques, collectibles, household items and much, much more.

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First Sunday IMAGINE Walk

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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IMAGINE Walk First Sunday

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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WNY Children’s Book Expo 2018

WNY Children’s Book Expo 2018

Saturday, Nov. 10th
Free; From: 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM

This premier literary event encourages children to discover the many joys of reading, and explore new worlds around them.  More than 3 dozen local, national and international authors will interact directly with children through readings, book signings, presentations and demonstrations.  Most activities target readers from ages 3-12.

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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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