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 › Shopping in Buffalo

Elmwood Village Farmers Market

Saturday, Nov. 17th - Saturday, Nov. 24th
Free; From: 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Enjoy a true rite of summer and visit the Elmwood Bidwell Farmers Market.  This long standing, weekly ‘producer-only’ market brings all of the freshest goods to the city, from our local area growers.  This eclectic neighborhood provides the perfect backdrop for a morning of summer fun and shopping for everyone. Open rain or shine!

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Small Business Saturday Kickoff Breakfast

Small Business Saturday Kickoff Breakfast

Saturday, Nov. 24th
Free; 10:00 AM

The holiday shopping season in Downtown Buffalo officially kicks off on Small Business Saturday.  As part of this day of celebration that supports local businesses, Buffalo Place invites shoppers for free breakfast.  There will be coffee from Public  andPastries by Camille for the first 250 guests that visit the Market Arcade Building.  Pick up a Small Business Saturday passport and fill with stamps from local retailers be entered to win a very special gift basket with items from participating Downtown retailers.

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Holidays at the Broadway Market

Holidays at the Broadway Market

Saturday, Nov. 24th - Saturday, Dec. 22nd
Free Admission; Sat: 8am-5pm

Take in the sights and smells of the holidays.  Special holiday foods for purchase include homemade smoked ham, poultry, pierogi, sausage, fish, local produce, imported goods and great desserts. There will be local wines, coffees, jams, jellies and honey and a whole lot more. Enjoy live music while you shop.  Christmas crafts will also be available and of course Santa will be here at 11:00 a.m. on Saturdays for pictures.

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Makers & Shakers: Boozy Artisan Market

Makers & Shakers: Boozy Artisan Market

Saturday, Nov. 24th
$5

Buffalo’s best small businesses, artists, vendors, and booze-makers will be taking over the entire first floor of the historic Hotel Lafayette ~and~ the Admiral Room for the best holiday shopping event of the year.  What’s new: 2 beautiful historic venues, shuttle service, over 130 vendors and artisans, more free booze samples, new delish holiday-themed cocktails.  Plus, there will be DIY crafts, Bloody Mary Bar, cash bar, food for purchase, and live music from Buffalo’s own DJ Christian Martinez. Bonus: Each vendor will have special giveaways exclusively for attendees to win free stuff!

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Holiday Brunch and Market

Sunday, Nov. 25th - Sunday, Dec. 23rd
From: 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Hotel Henry’s Holiday Brunch & Market invites you for a vibrant, family-friendly holiday shopping and events experience! Sip mimosas or mint-cocoa while you shop a variety of local shops vendors within an architectural masterpiece, recently named one of TIME‘s Top 100 Places of 2018.

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Roycroft Winter Festival

Roycroft Winter Festival

Saturday, Dec. 1st - Sunday, Dec. 2nd
Sat & Sun: 10 AM-5 PM

Enjoy the artistic offerings of the season at the Annual Roycroft Winter Arts & Crafts Festival. This December tradition marks a wonderful opportunity to begin your holiday shopping. We invite you to join us to experience beautifully handcrafted art in metal, wood, clay, prints, paintings, jewelry, paper and so much more!

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Roycroft Campus Holiday Art Show

Saturday, Dec. 1st - Sunday, Dec. 2nd
Sat & Sun: 10-5 PM

Looking for the perfect, unique holiday gift. Come to the Roycroft Campus at the beginning of December for handmade art for all. Join us for our Art Show as we feature artists in a variety of media from glass, wood, fiber, paint, metal and more. While strolling the beautiful Campus grounds, you can find old and new treasures, visit with live animals from Thistle Creek Alpacas, and watch artist demonstrations in glass. Visit every building with artisits and you can receive a free Roycroft ornament, while supplies last. We hope to see you there!

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Totally Buffalo 716Mas Festival

Totally Buffalo 716Mas Festival

Saturday, Dec. 1st - Sunday, Dec. 2nd
$5; From: 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Join in the holiday festivities at this incredible – TWO DAY SHOP LOCAL event featuring dozens of vendors selling their amazing Buffalo inspired crafts, jewelry, apparel, shirts, and more! Live music & crafts for kids. SANTA and even an appearance by some Disney Princesses. Shop local and help the local WNY economy! Find unique gifts hand made with love by Buffalo artisans.

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Queen City Market

Saturday, Dec. 1st
Free Admission; From: 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM

This event will feature 50+ local vendors, selling either handmade or vintage items. Each vendor will be handpicked to guarantee a wide selection of goods – including jewelry, ceramics, vintage clothing and housewares, local foods, and much more.  this event is free and open to the public, so join the fun, and get a jump on the holiday season!

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Tree of Light: Spark the Season!

Tree of Light: Spark the Season!

Saturday, Dec. 1st
FREE; 4:00-6:00pm

The Martin House launches the holiday season with a free tree lighting event for you and friends and family.  Join us outside on the Martin House plaza for a cup of hot chocolate and hot cider, or inside the Greatbatch Pavilion for ornament making and holiday story-telling for the kids.  Enjoy the grounds as they are decked out for this special time of year, and visit the museum store for specials!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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