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 › Outdoor Recreation

Great Pumpkin Farm Fall Festival

Monday, Sep. 24th - Wednesday, Oct. 31st
$8; 10:00AM - Dusk

All your favorite things to do will be found at this fun fall Festival.  Come enjoy the Cornmaze, Boo Barn, Amusement Rides, I Got It Game, Cow Train, Jumping Pillows, Magic Show, Halloween Store, Bakery, Cider & Donuts and much more…and plenty of great food!  Opening weekend will also feature Dinosaur’s in the Cornmaze and Sylvia Fletcher & Friends Ventriloquism.  Come and buy pumpkins, gourds, stalks and more!  Check out what’s new this year including the Shooting Gallery and The Witches Brew Bar new location, outside near the food grove.  Craft beers will be available as well as specialty Halloween drinks!

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Downtown Country Market

Tuesday, Sep. 25th - Thursday, Oct. 25th
Free; From: 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM

The Downtown Country Market is celebrating its 35th season! The Downtown Country Market is a two-day, weekly, open-air farmer’s market located on Main Street between Court and Church Streets in Downtown Buffalo. This downtown tradition offers residents, workers, and visitors the perfect place to pick-up local fresh produce, enjoy tasty treats such as baked goods and fresh lemonade, and purchase plants and flowers to brighten gardens, homes and offices.

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Elevator Alley Kayak Tour

Saturday, Sep. 29th - Sunday, Sep. 30th
$45; Starting: 9:00 AM

The best way to appreciate Buffalo’s many grain elevators is from the water! From a kayaking perspective, the massive scale of the grain elevators and silos will be even more awe-inspiring. Join us for a kayak tour of the Buffalo River and its grain elevators in partnership with Elevator Alley Kayak. Learn about the history of the grain elevators in Buffalo and have many terrific photo opportunities on this guided kayak tour!

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Larkinville Block Party

Saturday, Sep. 29th
Free; From: 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM

There’s no better way to kick off fall in Buffalo than a neighborhood street festival! Seneca Street will be closed and lined with more than 50 artisan vendors, food trucks, musicians and more for a day of shopping, eating, drinking, lawn games, and live music. Mark your calendars and stay tuned for more programming details from Larkin Square, Hydraulic Hearth, Flying Bison Brewing Company, Buffalo Distilling Co., Swan Street Diner, Eckl’s at Larkin and more.

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First Sunday IMAGINE Walk

Sunday, Oct. 7th
Free; From: 10:45 AM to 11:30 AM

Imagine quietly and reflectively walking and appreciating the beauty of Buffalo’s Delaware Park Museum District, Mirror Lake and the Japanese Gardens.  It can be both a physical and spiritual exercise; individual yet communal; as well as a pleasant and creative “place-based lifelong learning” experience.

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IMAGINE Walk First Sunday

Sunday, Nov. 4th
Free; From: 10:45 AM to 11:30 AM

Imagine quietly and reflectively walking and appreciating the beauty of Buffalo’s Delaware Park Museum District, as well as the Scajaquada Creek, Buffalo State College and the Richardson Olmsted Complex.  It can be both a physical and spiritual exercise; individual yet communal; as well as a pleasant and creative “place-based lifelong learning” experience.

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Turkey Trot

Thursday, Nov. 22nd
$36 - $50; Starting: 9:00 AM

Since 1896 runners have competed in this footrace that has become today’s Turkey Trot.  The race attracts serious runners, amateurs, and team competitors alike. The Turkey Trot is an 8k footrace which begins on Delaware Avenue, and continues into downtown Buffalo. Consider joining us this year – a great way to work up an appetite!

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The Nutcracker Ballet

The Nutcracker Ballet

Saturday, Dec. 22nd - Sunday, Dec. 23rd
Sat: 7 PM, Sun. 2 PM

The Buffalo Philharmonic once again joins forces with the Neglia Ballet Artists and Shea’s Performing Arts Center to present Tchaikovsky’s beloved holiday ballet. Stefan Sanders leads the BPO in this time-honored tradition. Tickets will go on sale in the fall. Join the BPO’s email list for updates.

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