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


Tuesday, Feb. 20th - Saturday, Feb. 24th
$6 - $14; From: 06:00 PM to 10:00 PM

The Botanical Gardens will be illuminated to excite imaginations, stimulate the senses and entertain all ages!

Inside the Botanical Gardens!  Lumagination is produced by: Luminated Landscapes and sponsored by: National Grid, Star 102.5, Buffalo Spree Magazine and Backyard Party Supply. 

Please note: tickets may be purchased online now and throughout the show.  They are also available at the door.  Guest passes and coupons cannot be used during Lumagination and tripods are not permitted.

Hours are 6-9pm and 6-10pm Friday and Saturday.(Doors will not open until 6pm)

$14 Adults, $12 Seniors (62+) & Students (13+ with ID), $10 Garden Members, $6 Kids 3-12, kids 2 and under free


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Orchid Show

Saturday, Mar. 3rd - Sunday, Mar. 4th
$6 - $11; Sat: 10am-5pm, Sun: 10am-3pm

The show includes dozens of amazing award winning orchids.  Exhibits will be spread throughout the Botanical Gardens, and educational programs will be held both days on growing orchids and other aspects of indoor gardening. Orchids and supplies will be for sale from several vendors.

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Taste of Paradise

Friday, Mar. 9th
$40 - $60; From: 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Enjoy signature cocktails from Captain Morgan, delicious fruits and savory delights from several local restaurants, while you listen to the sounds of tropical fun,with the fresh smells of spring in the air!  Your ticket include a sneak peek of the Spring Flower Exhibit, beer & wine, and raffle prizes.

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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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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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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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