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

Western New York Home and Outdoor Living Show

Thursday, Feb. 21st - Sunday, Feb. 24th
$8; Thurs: 2-8 PM, Fri: 12-8 PM, Sat: 10-8 PM, Sun: 11-4 PM

Get a jump start on your home improvement projects and shop from over 150 vendors.  Grow your dream garden with advice from gardening professional Sally Cunningham, or get inspired when you tour the Twin Lakes model home inside the show.  Plus, meet Steve Thomas, host of This Old House (Saturday only)!

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Lumagination

Thursday, Feb. 21st - Saturday, Feb. 23rd
$6 – $14; From: 06:00 PM to 10:00 PM

The Magic of Air – The interior of the Botanical Gardens will be illuminated to excite imaginations, stimulate the senses and entertain all ages!  Air motivates ordinary things to move in amazing ways. There are so many magical surprises in store at this exhibit – colorful and creative lighting, dancing silks, bouncing paper cranes, hot air balloons and kites of all sizes, metallic mobiles, cyclones of fabric and so much more! 

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Plantasia

Thursday, Mar. 21st - Sunday, Mar. 24th
$10; Thurs, Fri & Sat: 10 AM-9 PM, Sun: 10 AM-5 PM

Enjoy a tropical experience with Plantasia in Paradise Journey through 14 fully landscaped gardens displaying flowers, trees, water features and hardscapes. See how you too can bring the tropics to your home garden. Shop with over 115 vendors offering a wide variety of plants and shrubs, garden decor, grills, seeds, bulbs, outdoor furniture and sheds, landscape lighting, garden tools and everything you need to inspire your own perfect outdoor living experience. Enjoy educational seminars presented by experts covering every aspect of gardening. Children will be delighted with the activities and special events found in the Children’s Garden.

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Parkside Home and Garden Tour

Sunday, Jun. 23rd
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 on the day of the tour.

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Garden Walk Buffalo

Saturday, Jul. 27th - Sunday, Jul. 28th
Free; From: 10:00 AM to 04:00 PM

America’s largest garden tour!  Free hop-on/hop-off shuttles buses with guides from Explore Buffalo will run continuously both days. Pick up a map of participating gardens so you don’t miss out.  In its 25th 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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