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 Skating at Rotary Rink

Friday, Jan. 18th - Sunday, Mar. 17th

Head over to Rotary Rink in downtown, rent a pair of skates, and glide around the outdoor rink.  What a fun way to embrace the best the winter season offers. Weather permitting.  Tues-Fri: 11-2, 5-9pm, Sat: 11-9pm, Sun: 11-6pm, closed Monday.

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Ice Bikes at Canalside

Friday, Jan. 18th - Sunday, Mar. 17th
$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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Bumper Cars

Friday, Jan. 18th - Thursday, Dec. 24th
Wed & Thurs: 3-7 PM, Fri: 3-10 PM, Sat & Sun: 12-7 PM

The Ice at Canalside is excited to be offering Ice Bumper Car rentals! Ice Bumper Cars will be available during posted hours on a first-come, first serve basis. Make your reservation today at the Canalside Kiosk or Winter Pavilion. Schedule is subject to change.  $7.00 for a 7 minute ride* *Each experience is 15 minutes long including the 7 minute on-ice session. Please check site for hours as they may change based on conditions.

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Winter Happy Hour

Friday, Jan. 18th - Friday, Feb. 15th
From: 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Head to The Ice on Fridays for our Winter Happy Hour featuring $3.00 brews! Music, ice skating, ice bikes, drink specials, and more!

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Adult Full Moon Snowshoe Walk

Tuesday, Jan. 22nd
$5; From: 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Enjoy a guided snowshoe walk by the light of the full moon. For adults only. Snowshoe rental: $5. Registration required; call 716-683-5959.

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Snowshoes and Hot Cocoa

Saturday, Jan. 26th - Sunday, Jan. 27th
From: 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Trek through Delaware Park via snowshoe and finish at the Martin House for hot cocoa!  Take an optional tour of the House for a discounted price of $10.  The walk is free and open to the public, snowshoes are provided. 

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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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