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

Erie County Fair

Thursday, Aug. 16th - 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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Elmwood Avenue Festival of the Arts

Saturday, Aug. 25th - Sunday, Aug. 26th
Free; all day


  • Elmwood Avenue between West Ferry and St. James
  • Buffalo, NY 14203
  • United States

Explore Buffalo’s beloved Elmwood Village at one of the top events in Buffalo. While perusing the art of hundreds of local and national vendors, enjoy great food all along the avenue with live music, dance, entertainment, and plenty of special activities for members of the whole family! The festival is located on Elmwood Avenue between West Ferry and St. James.

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Olivia Gatwood

Monday, Aug. 27th
$12 - $15; From: 08:00 PM to 11:00 PM

Olivia Gatwood has received national recognition for her poetry, writing workshops, and work as a Title IX Compliant educator in sexual assault prevention and recovery. She is an active member of the slam poetry community and has been featured on HBO, Verses & Flow, Button Poetry and Huffington Post. Olivia travels to perform and teach workshops on gender equality, sexuality, and social justice at colleges and high schools nationwide. Her Amazon Best Selling collection, New American Best Friend, reflects her experiences growing up in New Mexico and Trinidad, navigating girlhood, puberty, and relationships.

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2018 Buffalo International Film Festival

Thursday, Oct. 4th - Monday, Oct. 8th
Times & location vary

In it’s 11th year BIFF champions local, national and international films that test the limits of independent cinema.  BIFF presents WNY residents and visitors with juried films of diverse perspectives from around the world.  There will be a number film premiers and round table discussions to attend.  Please check site for times, locations, and the full lineup.

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Vicki Lawrence and Mama

Sunday, Oct. 7th
$38 - $58; Starting: 3:00 PM

Emmy Award winning comedienne Vicki Lawrence became one of the most beloved television personalities of her generation, as part of the now-legendary cast of the “Carol Burnett Show.” In the seventh season, at the ripe, old age of 24, Vicki created her most endearing character to date, Thelma Harper, or “Mama” as she is better known to her fans.  Ms. Lawrence will take the stage first. Then Mama comes out and expect the unexpected.

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