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

Historic Linwood Tour of Homes

Sunday, Apr. 29th
$20 - $25; From: 12:00 PM to 05:00 PM

Linwood Preservation District & Friends presents the 2018 Historic Linwood Tour of Homes! This tour commemorates the 40th anniversary of the Linwood Historic Preservation District. Our beautiful neighborhood will be on display. Historic homes will be open for tours between noon and 5 p.m. This is a self-guided walking tour.  You can purchase tickets online or in person.  Tickets and tour books can be picked up on the day of the tour at WNY Artists Group, 1 Linwood Avenue. Group tours, please call (716) 939-1546 for rates.

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IMAGINE Walk First Sunday

Sunday, May. 6th - 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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Slow Roll 2018

Monday, May. 7th - Monday, Sep. 24th
Free; Starting: 6:30 PM

Slow Roll is a group bicycle ride that meets every Monday night at a different start point around the city. Slow Roll Buffalo is a free and inclusive way to bring people from all walks of life together and connect our community.  Rent a bike at any of the Reddy Bike locations around the city, and show up to ride.  It is generally a 10 mile route through city neighborhoods, done at a leisurely pace – with a fun social gathering afterwards.  Check site for ride start location each week.

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Skyride 2018

Sunday, May. 20th
$20 - $35; From: 7:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Join us for GObike Buffalo’s biggest event of the year, an incredible bike ride over the 100-foot-high Skyway!  Grab a Reddy Bike rental while in town, and sign up for either the City Loop: 18 miles (Skyway+), or the Skyway Loop: 10 miles (Skyway only).  Enjoy an amazing view from this vantage point, and have some once-a-year fun with lots of other riders!

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Elevator Alley Kayak Tour

Saturday, May. 26th - 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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Elevator Alley Sunset Kayak Tour

Wednesday, May. 30th - Wednesday, Aug. 15th
$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 sunset 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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2018 First Sunday IMAGINE Walk

Sunday, Jun. 3rd - Sunday, Sep. 2nd
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 and Hoyt Lake.  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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First Sunday IMAGINE Walk

Sunday, Jul. 1st - 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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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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Galbani Italian Heritage Festival

Thursday, Jul. 12th - Sunday, Jul. 15th
$5; From: 11:00 AM to 11:00 PM

Come to one of the top events in Buffalo! This year celebrates the 28th anniversary of the Festival with a move to the Outer Harbor! The fest includes local entertainment, bocce, Italian Idol contest, cultural demonstrations, crafts, kids activities, Miss Italian Festival, grape stomping contests, Sicilian puppet shows, and of course plenty of food!

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