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.

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Thursday, Mar. 21st - Sunday, Mar. 24th
$10; Thurs, Fri & Sat: 10 AM-9 PM, Sun: 10 AM-5 PM

Enjoy a tropical experience with Plantasia in Paradise Journey through 14 fully landscaped gardens displaying flowers, trees, water features and hardscapes. See how you too can bring the tropics to your home garden. Shop with over 115 vendors offering a wide variety of plants and shrubs, garden decor, grills, seeds, bulbs, outdoor furniture and sheds, landscape lighting, garden tools and everything you need to inspire your own perfect outdoor living experience. Enjoy educational seminars presented by experts covering every aspect of gardening. Children will be delighted with the activities and special events found in the Children’s Garden.

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Rockin’ the Broadway Market Easter Season

Saturday, Mar. 30th
Free Admission; From: 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Join us for the “Sneak Peek Weekend of the Easter Season!!” We will be ROCKIN’ the Market AGAIN!! SINGING ALL your favorites…Country, Rock, Pop, Oldies, Originals & More!!! Don’t miss out on ALL the FUN & of course ALL the delicious foods & great gifts at The Broadway Market!! SEE YOU THERE!!

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Our Famous Spring Flea Market

Saturday, Apr. 6th
Free; From: 09:00 AM to 03:00 PM

This unique antique and collectibles market has long been considered Buffalo’s Favorite. Visit our popular vendors along with guest vendors, including experts in various areas there to buy, sell or just give advice.  Free antiques appraisals this month. Visitors may bring up to three items.  We have collectibles, jewelry, old advertising, beanies,  antiques, china, glass, breweriana, knickknacks, sports items, ephemera, postcards, books, magazine, toys, jewelry, tools, household items, clothing, crafts, small furniture items. Bright, street level hall with ample parking awaits you.

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Buffalo Wine Festival

Saturday, Apr. 6th
$20 – $45; From: 12:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Choose from one of four sessions at this premier wine tasting event.  There will be over 20 wineries offering samples to tickle your taste buds.  There will be food vendors to indulge your inner foodie, and product vendors to satisfy your shopping dreams – whatever your style!  Choose from an afternoon general admission ticket,  or evening general admission ticket.

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Makers + Shakers: Boozy Artisan Market

Sunday, May. 12th
$5 – $8

This mom-approved Sunday Funday will take place at the historic Hotel Lafayette where attendees can explore each gorgeous room and hallway while supporting 50 of WNY’s best locally owned shops and businesses.  Attendees will also be able to enjoy free samples from local wineries & distilleries, purchase sweet and savory treats, build their own Bloodies and sip mimosas at the build-your-own-Bloody-Mary and Bubbly bars, and so much more.  In addition to entry, each admission ticket includes 10 raffle tickets that give attendees the chance to win prizes from every participating vendor at the event.

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The Great Plant Sale

Friday, May. 17th - Saturday, May. 18th
Free; From: 10:00 AM to 04:30 PM

Located in the Administration Building next to the Botanical Gardens – Don’t miss the Greatest Plant Sale of the year! Bigger and better than ever, this year’s Great Plant Sale will feature exciting and unusual plants not found elsewhere. Let your garden flower with locally grown plants your neighbors won’t have; unusual Japanese maples, expanded vegetable and herb selections, native and drought-tolerant rarities, plus plants for sun and shade! Attract pollinators and admirers with our flowering perennials, locally grown lilacs and lush hanging baskets. As always, our Sale features plants propagated from our extensive collection.

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Knox Spring Arts and Crafts Show

Saturday, May. 18th - Sunday, May. 19th
$5; From: 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Join Friends of Knox Farm as they put on their annual Spring Arts and Crafts Show!  Offsite parking with FREE SHUTTLES back and forth will be offered.  Food trucks will be there for your refreshment. This year there will also be vendors in the never-before-seen Stables!

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Allentown Art Festival

Saturday, Jun. 8th - Sunday, Jun. 9th
Free; Sat & Sun: 10AM-6PM

The Allentown Art Festival takes place in the Allentown Historic Preservation District of Buffalo. Tens of thousands of art patrons visit the festival to enjoy the beauty of Buffalo’s weather in June, the charm and uniqueness of the Allentown area and the quality of the art and crafts presented by the over 400 juried exhibitors.

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Anniversary Celebration

Saturday, Jun. 22nd
FREE; From: 09:00 AM to 06:00 PM

Join us as we celebrate our 89th year on East Aurora’s Main Street!  First opened by our grandfather, Robert S. Vidler, Sr., on June 21, 1930, we’re thrilled that the entire WNY community has supported us all these years.  There will be free birthday cake for as long as it lasts, and we’ll be handing out dimes to the kids to use in our popcorn machine or to take a ride on Sandy, our mechanical horse — both over 50 years old! Likely to have some in-store entertainment too!

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Elmwood Avenue Festival of the Arts

Saturday, Aug. 24th - Sunday, Aug. 25th
Free; all day

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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