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 › Performing Arts

Lady Windermere’s Fan

Thursday, Jun. 21st - Sunday, Jun. 24th
$45; Thurs & Fri: 7:30 PM, Sat: 3 & 7:30 PM, Sun: 2 PM

Not well versed in the “art of the deal,” society hostess Lady Windermere is driven to the brink of financial ruin and scandal as an enigmatic interloper, Mrs. Erlynne, blackmails her husband with a dangerous secret. Armed with a script abundant in Wildean wisdom, lifetime aficionado and expert in all things Oscar, Director Josephine Hogan, brings her astute perspective, presenting this witty satire on the foibles of Victorian High Society.

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Shakespeare in Delaware Park

Thursday, Jun. 21st - Sunday, Jul. 15th
Free; Starting: 07:30 PM

Shakespeare in Delaware Park is a not-for-profit, professional theatre company dedicated to providing free, high-quality public theatre.  A Buffalo summer tradition since 1976, the performance takes place in the historic Delaware park designed by Frederick Law Olmsted. This year’s production will be King Lear.

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Friday, Jun. 22nd - Sunday, Jun. 24th
$30; Fri & Sat 7:30 PM, Sun: 2:30 PM

Little orphan Annie is taken from her orphanage, and the clutches of evil Miss Hannigan, to stay at billionaire Oliver Warbucks’ mansion for the holidays. Meanwhile, Miss Hannigan, in partnership with her brother Rooster and his girlfriend Lily, attempt to make some money out of this unique situation. Can Annie’s Depression-era optimism triumph over greed and circumstance?

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David Blaine Live

Sunday, Jul. 8th
$47 - $123; Starting: 8:00 PM

For more than a decade, David Blaine has been attracting the attention of the world, including the world’s leading scientists, with his high-profile physical endurance stunts. Starting his career as a street magician who appeared to do the impossible with a deck of cards, he was soon following in the footsteps of Houdini – seeking out that which seems physically impossible and doing it for real.

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Murder For Two

Wednesday, Jul. 11th - Sunday, Aug. 12th
$44; 7PM Wed & Thurs; 7:30PM Friday; 3:30PM & 7:30PM Saturday. 2PM Sunday

An irreverent theatrical riff on the classic whodunit.  Everyone is a suspect in MURDER FOR TWO, a hilarious new murder mystery musical with a twist: one actor investigates the crime, the other plays all of the suspects, and they BOTH play the PIANO! A zany blend of classic musical comedy and madcap mystery, MURDER FOR TWO is a highly theatrical duet loaded with killer laughs.

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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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Buffalo Infringement Festival

Thursday, Jul. 26th - Sunday, Aug. 5th

Every summer, the streets of Buffalo come alive with scores of events by local and visiting theatre and dance companies, puppeteers, media artists, poets, comics, musicians, cabaret acts, digital designers, and miscellaneous insurrectionists. The annual Buffalo Infringement Festival provides artists and audiences of all backgrounds the chance to come together, take chances, push boundaries, and explore uncharted territory because exciting art can happen anywhere, anytime, without a blockbuster budget. Takes place in multiple venues in and around Buffalo’s Allentown District.

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Cobblestone Live 2018

Friday, Jul. 27th - Saturday, Jul. 28th

Cobblestone Live! Music and Arts Festival, conveniently located in the heart of the Historic Cobblestone district in downtown Buffalo. Consisting of three stages located outside on Illinois Street, inside Buffalo Iron Works, and inside Lockhouse Distillery & Bar. Music enthusiasts from across WNY will eat, drink, and enjoy the best talent that Buffalo has to offer. Headlining acts include Blind Faith.

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Pine Grill Jazz Reunion

Sunday, Aug. 5th - Sunday, Aug. 12th
Free; Starting: 4:00 PM

For the first two Sundays in August the Center presents the Pine Grill Jazz Reunion to honor the local, national and international artists who carry the jazz tradition forward. For 29 years the free concerts have celebrated diversity through tribute to its truest American form — the legacy of jazz. One of our top events in Buffalo!

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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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