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 › Shows & Expos

John Papa Gros Band

Tuesday, Jun. 4th
$15 – $18; From: 07:00 PM to 12:00 AM

Born in New Orleans, he has spent more than a quarter-century championing the music of the Big Easy. He’s played it all — New Orleans funk, rock & roll, jazz, blues, Americana, pop/rock, and he swirls those styles into a genre-bending gumbo that pays tribute to his influences while still pushing ahead into new territory.  Gros is a proud local who carries on the tradition of New Orleans music, both honoring its past and helping to shape its future.

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Market in the Country

Saturday, Jun. 8th
Free; From: 10:00 AM to 04:00 PM

One hundred vendors offering Antiques,  Auto Parts, Collectibles, Crafts,  Farm Goods & Produce, Flea Market,  Car Cruise,  Petting Zoo, Wildlife booth, Farm exhibits, Pony rides and Hayrides. Food available.  Handicapped Accessible.

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Orquesta Akokán

Monday, Jul. 8th
$25 – $30; From: 07:00 PM to 12:00 AM

Straight out of Havana, Cuba comes Orquesta Akokán – a blazing ensemble of deeply soulful mambo reminiscent of Benny Moré, Pérez Prado, and banda gigante of the 1940’s and 50’s.  The album boasts all original songs recorded at the historic state-run Estudios Areito with Cuba’s finest players, led by the inimitable and dynamic singer José “Pepito” Gómez. The ferocious and pedigreed wind and rhythm sections consist of musicians from storied groups. Robust, time-tested musical architectures of son cubano and mambo are honored and modernized through a synthesis of the rich compositional styles of Havana, New York, and beyond.

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Canal Fest

Sunday, Jul. 14th - Sunday, Jul. 21st
Free; Check site for hours

This will be the 37th year for the Canal Fest of the Tonawandas. This must-do summer event runs for 8 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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