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 › Tours

Queen City Downtown Tour

Friday, Nov. 16th - Friday, Nov. 23rd
$5 – $10; From: 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

The Queen City Downtown Tour is a guided walking tour that takes you through the history and architecture of the downtown portion of the city. Our beautiful downtown landmarks provide a stunning backdrop for Buffalo’s most important stories, including the Erie Canal, several presidents, master architects like Sullivan, Burnham, Upjohn, and Green. This tour includes about 2 miles of walking on well-paved sidewalk. Please inquire about mobility needs. Reservations not required.

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Guaranty Building Tour

Friday, Nov. 16th - Saturday, Nov. 14th
$5 – $10; From: 02:00 PM to 03:00 PM

The Guaranty Building is one of Buffalo’s most beautiful buildings and an important site in architectural history. Join us for this interior and exterior tour of this Sullivan masterpiece. During this 1 hour guided tour which meets in the lobby, you’ll learn about the history of the building, the architectural elements that make it so special, and why it serves as an important case for preservation.  Reservations are required for this tour; walk-ons will not be admitted. Please call or visit website to reserve a spot.

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Buffalo City Hall Tour

Friday, Nov. 16th - Wednesday, Nov. 18th
Free; From: 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM

PBN’s City Hall tour is a FREE guided walking tour that takes you through one of Buffalo’s most significant architectural treasures. One of the largest city halls in America, this tour will give you the opportunity to see this Art Deco masterpiece inside and out. The tour normally includes the lobby, Common Council Chambers, the Mayor’s Office, and the best view of Buffalo on the Observation Deck.  The tour meets in the lobby of City Hall, no reservations required! Please inquire about mobility needs.

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Light/Station

Friday, Nov. 16th - Sunday, Nov. 18th
$25 – $100; From: 05:30 PM to 07:00 PM

As the daylight wanes, we celebrate the power of light and space.

A flame, an altar, a figure, a fugue – Join us for a meditation of what was, what is and what will be as we traverse a storied Buffalo neighborhood in an intimate guided performance experience designed by Torn Space. The tour leads from the Adam Mickiewicz Library and Dramatic Circle, to an outdoor sculpture, to the towering sanctuary of St. Stanislaus Church for a private concert. Finish with a locally-prepared autumnal meal and complimentary drink before enjoying the world premier of Manmade Earth, a performance in development by internationally-renowned theater company 600 HIGHWAYMEN. 
 
$100 includes dinner plus admission to Manmade Earth, Friday and Saturday.  $25 includes admission to Light/Station only, taking place Sunday. 

“CONCEIVED ON A SCALE MOST THEATER COMPANIES CAN ONLY DREAM OF.” – PAJ: A JOURNAL OF ART AND PERFORMANCE
 

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Brew Bus Buffalo Tours

Saturday, Nov. 17th - Saturday, Dec. 15th
$90; Starting: 1:00 PM

The Downtown I tour will start at Pizza Plant Canalside (who has great food if you want to grab lunch). The VIP tasting will begin promptly at 1:00. This all inclusive tour will provide you multiple tastings at each brewery.  A snack will be provided at one of the breweries and snacks can be purchased on the bus.  This tour will take you into “working” areas of some breweries to give you a behind the scenes look at Buffalo’s best!

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Burchfield-Penney Docent Led Tours

Saturday, Nov. 17th - Sunday, Dec. 29th
$5 – $10; Starting: 2:00 PM

From the moment you first step through our doors, you will be surrounded by inspirational, thought-provoking and often world-renowned artwork. The guiding philosophy at the Burchfield Penney is to engage audiences. To that end, the museum offers three docent-led public tours (suitable for all ages) during the week giving guests the opportunity to gain insights into the artists, the artwork, and even the museum itself. The Burchfield Penney can also customize a tour for your group based on your specific interests and needs.

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Thanksgiving Weekend at the Martin House

Friday, Nov. 23rd - Sunday, Nov. 25th

Walk off that second (or third) helping of Thanksgiving dinner!  Bring the family on a one or two-hour tour of the Martin House over Thanksgiving weekend.  A great opportunity to see restoration updates and get a jump start on holiday shopping.  Check site for the holiday weekend tour schedule.  While you’re there, visit the museum store, and give inspired, unique gifts this holiday season!

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Downtown Food Tour: Chippewa Street

Saturday, Nov. 24th - Saturday, Dec. 22nd
$52; Starting: 1:30 PM

Chippewa Street has been at the heart of downtown Buffalo’s resurgence, led by an eclectic collection of restaurants that have reinvigorated this section of downtown. On this guided food tour, we’ll stop at five of those restaurants to sample some of their signature dishes.  From Buffalo classics – yes, there will be chicken wings – to trendy desserts and some more surprising menu choices, the array of food provided on this tour will showcase some of what makes Buffalo a well-known food destination.

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Holiday Spotlight Tour: Twentieth Century Club

Thursday, Dec. 20th
$40; Starting: 6:00 PM

The Twentieth Century Club of Buffalo, founded in 1894, is considered to be one of the oldest and most historic private women’s clubs in the United States. It reflects the growth of the national women’s club movement and the increased influence of women generally in American life. It has been officially designated among the National Register of Historic Places.  The elegant classical revival clubhouse, designed by E.B. Green and built in 1896, serves as an important reminder of the city’s outstanding architectural history.

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