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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Buffalo Never Fails: The Queen City and World War I

Friday, Jan. 18th - Friday, Jan. 31st
Free; Starting: Mon, Tues, Wed, Fri & Sat 8:30-6; Thurs 8:30-8; Sun 12-5

Commemorating the 100th anniversary of America’s entry into World War I in 1917, this exhibit looks back to a critical time in our nation’s history, emphasizing Buffalo’s role in the war. Central to this exhibition is the Library’s extraordinary collection of World War I posters, representing some of the finest graphically designed war propaganda from the United States, Canada and Europe.

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Third Fridays at the Buffalo History Museum

Friday, Jan. 18th - Friday, Jan. 15th
Free; From: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM

On the third Friday of every month, the Buffalo History Museum, Resource Center and select events are free for visitors.  Experience new exhibits and events, docent-led tours and more.  (Resource Center is located at 459 Forest Avenue, same hours apply).

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Vintage Game Night

Tuesday, Jan. 29th - Tuesday, Oct. 29th
$10; From: 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM

Happy hour meets vintage gaming!  The evening features old-school fun in the form of popular board, card, and parlor games from the late-1800s and early-1900s.  There will be a variety of games to choose from, and the TR Site staff will be highlighting and teaching various card games from the past to anyone who is interested.  A selection of craft beers will also be available.

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Port of Call: Buffalo

Thursday, Jul. 4th - Sunday, Jul. 7th

Witness a spectacular fleet of historic tall ships from throughout the US and Canada racing through the Great Lakes, making their first ever port appearance in Buffalo! Experience a weekend of family fun, filled with live entertainment, historical exhibits, food and beverages, and much more. The star attractions are the tall ships themselves. Basil Port of Call Buffalo is a unique opportunity to view, board and explore these magnificent vessels.  Don’t miss the Parade of Sail, presented by OneNiagara®, with all of the tall ships!

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Friday, Jul. 19th
Free; Starting: 9:00 PM

enLIGHTen will feature an outdoor concert by the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, on the renewed South Lawn of the Richardson. Music by Beethoven, Tchaikovsky, Berlioz, Rachmaninoff, and more will be choreographed to a custom-designed light show projected onto the iconic Richardson Towers.  Brilliant displays of color, images, and light will trace the history of the Richardson and reflect the music being performed.  Details to come…

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