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

Ice Bikes at Canalside

Thursday, Feb. 22nd - Sunday, Mar. 18th
$12; Thurs: 4-7PM, Fri: 4-10PM, Sat: 10AM-10PM, Sun: 12-7PM

Canalside’s exclusive attraction, Ice Bikes of Buffalo™, combines bicycle riding with ice skating! Ice Bikes are a perfect activity for people who are not comfortable ice skating or for those just looking for a fun and unique way to navigate the Ice at Canalside!  Come on out and give it a try!

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Taste of Buffalo

Saturday, Jul. 7th - Sunday, Jul. 8th
Free; 11am-9pm Sat; 11am-7pm Sun.

More than 50 restaurants, six wineries and 450,000 guests gather in downtown Buffalo to enjoy cuisine as varied as Indian to Polish, Italian to Chinese, Caribbean to Irish.  The Taste of Buffalo is one of the nation’s largest food festivals, showcasing signature dishes, award-winning vintages, with music and food demonostrations to complete the experience.

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Canal Fest

Sunday, Jul. 15th - Sunday, Jul. 22nd
Free; Check site for hours

This will be the 36th year for the Canal Fest of the Tonawandas. This must-do summer event runs for 7 days, along the canal. Join in for the arts & crafts fair, a parade, the chalk art contest, vintage fire truck muster, and a bike and car cruise Then there’s the rides and midway, and of course the food! Come for a day, or all of them!

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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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National Buffalo Wing Festival

Saturday, Sep. 1st - Sunday, Sep. 2nd
$5; Sat. 12-9 PM, Sun. 12-7 PM

Entering its 17th year, this top event in Buffalo, is recognized as one of the best festivals in the country! More than 70,000 people from all 50 states and 64 countries attend the National Buffalo Wing Festival at Coca-Cola Field in Buffalo. With over 100 flavors of wings, competitive eating competitions, amateur cook-offs, pageants and wing-centric events like bobbing for wings, the festival is a wing-lover’s dream come true!

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