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

Fairy and Gnome Festival

Saturday, May. 4th
$11; From: 10:00 AM to 04:30 PM

Celebrate spring with our mythical friends! Visitors young and young-at-heart are welcomed to join us for fun activities all day long including fairy-themed crafts and activities, magic shows, balloon animals, music by Mama Earth Nature, a special scavenger hunt, view the Fairy House Contest entries and vote for your favorites.

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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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Spring Exhibit

Tuesday, Apr. 23rd - Sunday, Apr. 28th
$11; From: 10:00 AM to 04:30 PM

Don’t miss WNY’s favorite spring tradition!  With over 22,000 bulbs on display, our Gardens will be filled with all the spring plants you love with amazing metal sculptures from Cass Metalscapes.  The sculpture will include larger than life flowers and insects with some whimsical surprises.  Also included with the exhibit is the 4-H Mini Farm that will host bunnies, chicks and ducklings

The Easter Bunny will visit the Botanical Gardens April 13, 19, 20 from 10am-4:30pm. 

NEW!  A 4-H Mini Farm will be inside the Botanical Gardens and included with admission and will be open from 10am-4:30pm daily.  The Mini Farm will include bunnies, chicks and ducklings.

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Buffalo Cherry Blossom Festival

Wednesday, May. 1st - Sunday, May. 5th
Free

One of the most scenic walks of the season – make your way through the Japanese Garden in Delaware Park.  Many events are taking place during this annual festival, please check the website for the full listing.

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Fairy and Gnome House Exhibit

Saturday, May. 4th - Saturday, Apr. 24th
$11; From: 10:00 AM to 04:30 PM

Fairies and gnomes have moved into the Botanical Gardens!  Visitors will delight in magically creative designs built by individuals, families, groups, scouts and more from the Fairy and Gnome House Contest. The whimsical houses were created from mostly natural or recycled materials.

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The Great Plant Sale

Friday, May. 17th - Saturday, May. 18th
Free; From: 10:00 AM to 04:30 PM

Located in the Administration Building next to the Botanical Gardens – Don’t miss the Greatest Plant Sale of the year! Bigger and better than ever, this year’s Great Plant Sale will feature exciting and unusual plants not found elsewhere. Let your garden flower with locally grown plants your neighbors won’t have; unusual Japanese maples, expanded vegetable and herb selections, native and drought-tolerant rarities, plus plants for sun and shade! Attract pollinators and admirers with our flowering perennials, locally grown lilacs and lush hanging baskets. As always, our Sale features plants propagated from our extensive collection.

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Bonsai Show

Saturday, Jun. 1st - Sunday, Jun. 2nd
$11; From: 10:00 AM to 04:30 PM

Join the Buffalo Bonsai Society for their annual Bonsai Show. Talk with experts and beginners as they display amazing bonsai specimens from their personal collections. Demos on live trees, the opportunity to purchase bonsai, starter plants, accent plants and pots, as well as a raffle bonsai round out the activities for the weekend.

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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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