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

Best of Buffalo Fun and Food Tour

Tuesday, Mar. 19th - Tuesday, Dec. 31st
$45

The Best of Buffalo Fun & Food Tour is a unique and fun way to create memories with friends and family.  You’ll be picked up in a limo at a designated meeting point, and taken on a tour of “bests”, 5 different fun and food stops.  At the food stops, there will be a free sample of the ‘best’ of foods.  It is a great time, which you’ll remember forever.  You can do it single, coupled or as a group.  We’ll mix the party up, and you’ll all come away as friends.  This 3 hour tour, will please any age. 

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Buffalo City Hall Tour

Tuesday, Mar. 19th - Tuesday, Mar. 23rd
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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Burchfield-Penney Docent Led Tours

Thursday, Mar. 21st - 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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Guaranty Building Tour

Friday, Mar. 22nd - Saturday, Mar. 20th
$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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Art of the Subway Tour

Sunday, Mar. 24th - Sunday, May. 19th
$15; Starting: 10:00 AM

Buffalo’s Metro Rail system is an oft-overlooked treasure trove of modern art!  Each station features unique artwork by a wide variety of artists, which will be seen on this tour as you travel from one end of the Metro Rail system to the other, getting off at each station along the way.

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Fact or Fiction: A Questionable Tour of Buffalo

Friday, Mar. 29th
$25; From: 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM

How well do you think you know Buffalo’s history?  As we walk through downtown we’ll keep you guessing with some stories that are true but unbelievable, mixed with some tall tales of our own creation. Keep track on your scorecard along the way, and if your ability to sniff out lies is the best of the bunch, you’ll win a prize!  Included with admission is appetizers from the Lafayette Brewing Company while your scorecards are reviewed at the end of the tour.

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Spotlight Tour: Assembly House

Saturday, Apr. 6th
$25; Starting: 1:00 PM

Join us on this Spotlight Tour to discover one of Buffalo’s most innovative interior spaces! Founded in 2015, Assembly House 150 is an experimental art and architecture space that focuses on the design and construction of amazing environments. Assembly House 150 brings together practitioners and students from diverse disciplines and backgrounds: architects, artists, designers, tradespeople and apprentices, in order to work collaboratively on projects that teach skills in construction while also leading to the production of inspiring spaces for contemplation and celebration.

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Doors Open Buffalo

Saturday, Jun. 15th
Free

Mission: Doors Open Buffalo inspires greater appreciation for Buffalo’s unique history and architecture through free public access to significant building interiors.

Vision: To build relationships for residents and visitors with Buffalo’s history and architecture.

On June 15, 2019, many of downtown Buffalo’s most significant buildings will literally open their doors to the public.  Whether it’s your first time touring downtown or if you’re a seasoned Explore Buffalo tour-goer, this will be a unique occasion to see downtown as you’ve never seen it before: beyond the doors!  Discover areas of buildings not usually open to the public and access to floors with a bird’s eye view of our beautiful city.  And it’s all free!

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Parkside Home and Garden Tour

Sunday, Jun. 23rd
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 on the day of the tour.

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Basil Port of Call: Buffalo

Thursday, Jul. 4th - Sunday, Jul. 7th
$10 – $20

A fleet of 12 majestic Tall Ships from harbors across the US, Canada, Spain and the South Pacific will make its first ever port appearance along Buffalo’s waterfront during the Basil Port of Call Buffalo four-day event. Offering a unique opportunity for adults and children to view, board and explore the vessels, the festivities will feature family activities, live entertainment, historic exhibits, food and beverage, and a July 4 Parade of Sail of the Tall Ships fleet.  Also, three of the Tall Ships will be available to leave port for day or evening excursions.

Passports for Tall Ships boarding can be purchased for $10 – 20

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