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 › Sightseeing

Best of Buffalo Tour

Friday, Apr. 27th
$15; Starting: 1:00 PM

Join us for a downtown walking tour of the best of Buffalo architecture and history! The buildings included on this overview tour help to tell the story of Buffalo’s rapid rise to prominence, from the opening of the Erie Canal to the 1901 Pan-American Exposition. Buildings seen on this tour were designed by both nationally and locally significant architects, including Louis Sullivan, Richard Upjohn, Louise Bethune, and EB Green.  Perfect for visitors and residents alike, this tour is an excellent introduction to Buffalo’s architectural heritage.

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Historic Linwood Tour of Homes

Sunday, Apr. 29th
$20 - $25; From: 12:00 PM to 05:00 PM

Linwood Preservation District & Friends presents the 2018 Historic Linwood Tour of Homes! This tour commemorates the 40th anniversary of the Linwood Historic Preservation District. Our beautiful neighborhood will be on display. Historic homes will be open for tours between noon and 5 p.m. This is a self-guided walking tour.  You can purchase tickets online or in person.  Tickets and tour books can be picked up on the day of the tour at WNY Artists Group, 1 Linwood Avenue. Group tours, please call (716) 939-1546 for rates.

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All Wright All Day Tour

Friday, May. 25th - Saturday, Oct. 27th
$150; From: 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM

Western New York affords visitors the rare opportunity to experience a variety of Wright’s residential, functional, recreational, and monumental designs. Leave the driving and planning to us! Join us for this all-inclusive package which begins at Forest Lawn’s Margaret L. Wendt Archive and Resource Center* and proceeds on the fully-enclosed, climate-controlled Forest Lawn trolley to the Martin House (1903-05) for an extended tour. The next stop is the Filling Station designed by Wright for Buffalo in 1927 and built in 2013 inside the Pierce Arrow Museum. Drive by Larkinville and arrive for a tour of the Fontana Boathouse (2007) on the Black Rock Canal.  Continue on to Graycliff (1926-31) for an essentials tour then visit historic Forest Lawn’s Blue Sky Mausoleum (2004). The trolley will return you to Margaret L. Wendt Archive and Resource Center.  This tour package includes a lunch buffet.

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Twilight Tour at the Martin House Complex

Thursday, Jun. 7th - Thursday, Sep. 20th
$25; Varies by month

When the sun goes down and the lights come up in the pergola, tours at Frank Lloyd Wright’s Martin House Complex take on a whole new sense of drama. The pergola and conservatory are breath-taking at twilight, showing off the cast of the Nike of Samothrace, in a unique and ambient glow. Tour length is 1 1/2 hours, begins at the Barton House: 118 Summit Avenue.

Tour start times:  June~ 7:30 pm, July~ 7:00 pm, August~ 6:30 pm

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Parkside Community Association’s Garden and Architecture Tour

Sunday, Jun. 24th
From: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Take part in the 21th annual Tour of the local gardens nestled between the beautiful homes of the Parkside neighborhood, the suburb designed by Olmsted in 1870. The self-guided tour begins in the heart of the Parkside community, at 70 Jewett Parkway, at the corner of Crescent Avenue. A map and garden directory will be available for $5 on the day of the tour.

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Kellogg Observatory Grand Re-Opening

Saturday, Jul. 14th - Sunday, Jul. 15th
$11; Starting: 10:00 AM

The Buffalo Museum of Science will offer extended hours during this opening weekend.  Throughout the day, guests will be able to access the roof to enjoy daytime solar viewing, as well as participate in a host of astronomy-related activities throughout the Museum. The Kellogg Observatory will open for nighttime viewing at 9 p.m., with guests being able to use the newly renovated telescope on a first come, first served basis.

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Glassbarge

Friday, Aug. 3rd - Sunday, Aug. 5th
From: 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM

In 1868, the Brooklyn Flint Glass Company relocated to Corning, via the New York Waterways, and evolved into the company that is today known as Corning Incorporated. In celebration of the 150th anniversary of this pivotal journey, CMoG will launch GlassBarge—a 30’ x 80’ canal barge equipped with CMoG’s patented all-electric glassmaking equipment on May 17, 2018. It will then travel north on the Hudson, then westward along the Erie Canal before making its way to Buffalo.

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