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 › Gardens

Simply Beautiful by Darleen Stry

Monday, Jun. 18th - Sunday, Aug. 19th
$6 - $11; 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Simply Beautiful – A display that explores the details and colors of the botany found at the Botanical Gardens on display in the Arcangel Gallery.  Come and immerse yourself in these captured images showing the defining traits of plants such as color, shape, and mood. 

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Parkside Community Association’s Garden and Architecture Tour

Sunday, Jun. 24th
From: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Take part in the 21th annual Tour of the local gardens nestled between the beautiful homes of the Parkside neighborhood, the suburb designed by Olmsted in 1870. The self-guided tour begins in the heart of the Parkside community, at 70 Jewett Parkway, at the corner of Crescent Avenue. A map and garden directory will be available for $5 on the day of the tour.

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Garden Art Sale

Saturday, Jun. 30th - Sunday, Jul. 1st
From: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Need something special or handcrafted to complete your garden art collection? Be it zany and unique, or cool and subtle, there is something for everyone at this popular sale.

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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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The Market at Graycliff

Friday, Jul. 6th - Friday, Aug. 31st
From: 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Join us at Graycliff for the summertime market! Walk the gardens as part of Gardens Buffalo Niagara open gardens, and stay for dinner with The Cheesy Chick food truck and our great vendors!  The Market will not be held on August 17.

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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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IMAGINE Walk First Sunday

Sunday, Aug. 5th - 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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Erie County Fair

Wednesday, Aug. 8th - Sunday, Aug. 19th
$12; Aug. 9: Noon-10pm, Aug.10-20: 9am-10pm

The Erie County Fair, held annually is the largest fair of it’s kind in New York State, and the 3rd largest county fair in the nation.  It seeks to preserve and showcase our community’s agricultural traditions, talents, diversity and heritage.  Come view the live animals, and visit their caretakers.  Then head over to the James E. Strates Shows midway, with over 70 rides and 100 games.  Enjoy continual entertainment on a number of stages, then visit the food vendors, whose options range from the casual to the extraodinary!  Come for a day, or two, or more!  

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2018 First Sunday IMAGINE Walk

Sunday, Sep. 2nd
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 and Hoyt Lake.  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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