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

Kiss the Summer Hello 2019

Thursday, Jun. 20th
$35 – $300; 6pm

Kiss the Summer brought to you by Buffalo’s own Kiss 98.5FM is the biggest outdoor concert to start off your summer! Buffalo’s favorite summertime event features: Why Don’t We, Bazzi, Jake Miller, FLETCHER, Ally Brooke, Ava Max, and Drax Project.

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Live!@Aloft

Live!@Aloft

Friday, Jun. 21st
From: 07:00 PM to 10:00 PM

Join us for our Kick Off to Summer Party with Live!@Aloft.  Drink and food specials; live music with Julian Burgio. Outdoor patio with games. Hope to see you there!  

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Taste of Diversity Festival

Saturday, Jun. 29th
Free; From: 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM

The Taste of Diversity Festival takes place each year on Grant Street, in the heart of Buffalo’s bourgeoning West Side Market District, one of the cities’ fastest growing business districts and most diverse neighborhoods . Plan to spend the day – there is always lots of delicious food, great vendors and wonderful live music all day long, all on Grant Street – the heart of one of Buffalo’s fastest growing business districts and most diverse neighborhoods.

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Turkey Trot

Thursday, Nov. 28th
$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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Spirit of Buffalo Day Sail

Saturday, May. 11th - Friday, Sep. 27th
$32; From: 03:00 PM to 05:00 PM

Let us transport you to a time when sailors were one with the ocean. Join the crew and hoist the sails, or just sit back, relax, and take in the experience. Live in the moment as our magnificent red sails capture the wind and the Spirit of Buffalo sails off to a place time forgot. This two-hour Lake Erie cruise is perfect for friends, families, and couples looking for a great thing to do in Buffalo during the day!

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Spirit of Buffalo Evening Sail

Saturday, May. 11th - Friday, Sep. 27th
$32; From: 06:00 PM to 08:00 PM

The sunsets and night skies of Lake Erie are nothing short of spectacular and there is no better way to enjoy them than aboard the majestic Spirit of Buffalo. Join us for a delightful two-hour cruise on Lake Erie as we watch a gorgeous sunset and enjoy a relaxing sail in the harbor. Book your Buffalo sunset cruise now!

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Food Truck Tuesdays

Tuesday, May. 14th - Tuesday, Oct. 1st
Free; From: 05:00 PM to 08:00 PM

Catch your favorite food trucks, plus live music every Tuesday in the square. Free parking is available in the surface lots along Exchange Street, with $5 preferred parking in the Larkin Square Parking Ramp (opens at 5:15pm). Handicap parking is located in the lot off Emslie Street. For a full roster of food trucks, visit larkinsquare.com each Tuesday for an updated list.

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Larkinville Challenge: High Speed Bike Races

Thursday, May. 23rd - Thursday, Jun. 13th
Free; From: 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Visit Larkin Square for Buffalo Criterium’s Racing Series! Each Thursday, bikers will take off from the square in high speed bike races around Larkinville. Admission is free and the Larkin Square will be open for food and beverages.

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Spirit of Buffalo Craft Brew Cruise

Tuesday, Jun. 4th - Tuesday, Sep. 24th
$42; From: 06:00 PM to 08:00 PM

Sample some of Buffalo’s best craft brews while taking in a scenic cruise aboard the Spirit of Buffalo. You have the chance to meet the brewer and learn about your new favorite beer on this brews cruise on Lake Erie.

Includes a two-hour cruise, locally-baked Breadhive soft pretzels, and a variety of locally-made beer samples. 21+

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Live at Larkin Music Series

Wednesday, Jun. 5th - Wednesday, Aug. 28th
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! 

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