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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Art Alive 2019

Saturday, Jun. 1st
Free; From: 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM

Join the Albright-Knox Art Gallery in celebrating this year’s Art Alive! At the Albright-Knox’s annual contest, participants create living representations of famous works of art for great prizes. Anyone can participate, including students, community groups, organizations, families, and individuals. Participants build their stunning replicas—often called tableaux—using people, props, and their creativity.

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Silo City Reading Series featuring Bob Hicok

Saturday, Jun. 1st
Free; From: 07:00 PM to 09:30 PM

Just Buffalo Literary Center presents Silo City Reading Series – a summer multidisciplinary poetry series including live musical performances and art installations.  All readings are FREE and open to the public and will take place in Silo City’s Marine A.  Please see site for additional featured readers/musicians.

The June 1, 2019 Silo City Reading will feature Bob Hicok, Kristianne Meal, art by Shasti O’Leary Soudant, & music by Simon Joyner.

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Live!@Aloft

Live!@Aloft

Friday, Jun. 21st
From: 07:00 PM to 10:00 PM

Join us for our Kick Off to Summer Party with Live!@Aloft.  Drink and food specials; live music with Julian Burgio. Outdoor patio with games. Hope to see you there!  

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Anniversary Celebration

Saturday, Jun. 22nd
FREE; From: 09:00 AM to 06:00 PM

Join us as we celebrate our 89th year on East Aurora’s Main Street!  First opened by our grandfather, Robert S. Vidler, Sr., on June 21, 1930, we’re thrilled that the entire WNY community has supported us all these years.  There will be free birthday cake for as long as it lasts, and we’ll be handing out dimes to the kids to use in our popcorn machine or to take a ride on Sandy, our mechanical horse — both over 50 years old! Likely to have some in-store entertainment too!

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Silo City Reading Series featuring Danez Smith

Saturday, Jul. 20th
Free; From: 07:00 PM to 09:30 PM

Just Buffalo Literary Center presents Silo City Reading Series – a summer multidisciplinary poetry series including live musical performances and art installations.  All readings are FREE and open to the public and will take place in Silo City’s Marine A.  Please see site for additional featured readers/musicians.

The July 20, 2019 Silo City Reading will feature performances by Danez Smith & Eve Williams, art by Edreys Wajed, & music by Hop Hop.

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“Reset for my Glory” Prayer Gathering

Saturday, Aug. 10th
Free Admission; From: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM

This event, seeks to rally thousands together in unified prayer, worship, and a call for catalytic change.  Impacting Love Global Ministries partners with ministries across this and surrounding areas to join together to pray with a singleness of heart. Believers from across the country will join together unified, praying for healing and deliverance, hopelessness and broken, addiction and substance abuse, ministry leaders, government officials, children, families, salvation, and more.  To participate in the prayer gathering, register online.

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Silo City Reading Series featuring Nicole Sealey

Saturday, Aug. 24th
Free; From: 07:00 PM to 09:30 PM

Just Buffalo Literary Center presents Silo City Reading Series – a summer multidisciplinary poetry series including live musical performances and art installations.  All readings are FREE and open to the public and will take place in Silo City’s Marine A.  Please see site for additional featured readers/musicians.

The August 24, 2019 Silo City Reading will feature Nicole Sealey, Paige Melin, art by Gareth Litchy, & music by Little Cake.

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Music is Art Festival

Saturday, Sep. 7th
Free; Starting: 11:00 AM

Each September, the Music is Art Festival attracts tens of thousands of people from WNY and the world. This annual homegrown festival showcases over 700 musicians, dozens of DJs, hundreds of dancers and over 75 displaying and live artists. Our festival also has many family friendly attractions including booths by non-profit partners, our ever popular Kids Village, an instrument zoo and plenty of food and drink!

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East Aurora Carolcade

Saturday, Dec. 21st
Free; Starting: 07:00 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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Elmwood Village Farmers Market

Saturday, May. 11th - Saturday, Nov. 23rd
Free; From: 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Enjoy a true rite of summer and visit the Elmwood Bidwell Farmers Market, at the corner of Elmwood Avenue & Bidwell Parkway in Buffalo’s Elmwood Village 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. Produce available is subject to our local growing season.  Open rain or shine!

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