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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Erie County Fair

Thursday, Aug. 16th - 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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Food Truck Fridays

Friday, Aug. 17th - Friday, Sep. 28th
Free; From: 5:00 PM to 9:30 PM

Come on out to the Buffalo Marriott Niagara for a fun filled Friday night!  This weekly summer event, features Food Trucks on location, LIVE music from 5:30 – 8:30, and family friendly activities for the kids.  The event will be in the front hotel lot, facing Millersport Hwy. Rain or shine!

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Kidz Bop Live

Saturday, Aug. 18th
$35 - $55; 6:00 PM

KIDZ BOP records kid-friendly versions of today’s biggest pop music hits sung by kids, for kids. Over the past 15 years, KIDZ BOP has created the #1 music brand for kids, selling more than 16,000,000 albums. KIDZ BOP is proud to be a part of kids’ music “firsts.” For millions of kids each year, KIDZ BOP is their first introduction to pop music, and the concert experience.  Complimentary same day theme park admission included with ticket purchase.

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Jay-Z and Beyoncé

Saturday, Aug. 18th
$25 - $325; Starting: 7:30 PM

Jay-Z and Beyoncé are bringing their OTR II Tour to New Era Field.  Catch this pop superstar couple as they wind through Western New York on this long anticipated tour of their combined talents.

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Live at Larkin Music Series

Wednesday, Aug. 22nd - Wednesday, Sep. 5th
Free; From: 05:00 PM to 08:30 PM

KeyBank Live at Larkin Wednesday evening concerts are the signature night for music in Larkinville, featuring at least two bands playing local and original music. Food trucks, beer and wine are also available for purchase.  Live at Larkin is the perfect way to get over the mid-week hump, with hula-hooping, dancing, socializing, and enjoying a fun and relaxing night in Larkinville!  Plenty of free parking available!  No concert July 4th.

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Buffalo Riverfest Park Wednesday Night Concert Series

Wednesday, Aug. 22nd - Wednesday, Sep. 5th
From: 06:30 PM to 10:00 PM

This summer concert series is a perfect way to enjoy the waterfront with family and friends. The Old First Ward is heating up with new breweries, bars, restaurants and  distilleries. There’s plenty of ways to get to the concerts (including bike or kayak).  Free parking is nearby and refreshments are available for purchase.  Bring chairs or a blanket to sit on (no coolers) and enjoy local musicians while taking in the sites. Line-up on website.  No concert 7/4/18.

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Lewiston Jazz Festival

Friday, Aug. 24th - Saturday, Aug. 25th

Be there for this outdoor, summer, music lovers festival, which takes place right on Center Street in Lewiston.  This much anticipated event won’t disappoint, and will have you dancing in the street!  “Hot can be cool, and cool can be hot, and each can be both. But hot or cool, man, jazz is jazz.” Louis Armstrong

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Elmwood Avenue Festival of the Arts

Saturday, Aug. 25th - Sunday, Aug. 26th
Free; all day


  • Elmwood Avenue between West Ferry and St. James
  • Buffalo, NY 14203
  • United States

Explore Buffalo’s beloved Elmwood Village at one of the top events in Buffalo. While perusing the art of hundreds of local and national vendors, enjoy great food all along the avenue with live music, dance, entertainment, and plenty of special activities for members of the whole family! The festival is located on Elmwood Avenue between West Ferry and St. James.

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Boy George and Culture Club

Tuesday, Aug. 28th
$17 - $37

Come to the Tuesdays in the Park summer outdoor concert event.  This annual concert series is a favorite in the region, showcasing the beauty of a summer evening in the Niagara region, with some awesome music!  Also appearing: The B52’s, and Thompson Twins’ Tom Bailey.

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