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

Canal Fest

Thursday, Jul. 19th - Sunday, Jul. 22nd
Free; Check site for hours

This will be the 36th year for the Canal Fest of the Tonawandas. This must-do summer event runs for 7 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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Murder For Two

Thursday, Jul. 19th - Sunday, Aug. 12th
$44; 7PM Wed & Thurs; 7:30PM Friday; 3:30PM & 7:30PM Saturday. 2PM Sunday

An irreverent theatrical riff on the classic whodunit.  Everyone is a suspect in MURDER FOR TWO, a hilarious new murder mystery musical with a twist: one actor investigates the crime, the other plays all of the suspects, and they BOTH play the PIANO! A zany blend of classic musical comedy and madcap mystery, MURDER FOR TWO is a highly theatrical duet loaded with killer laughs.

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Buffalo Never Fails: The Queen City and World War I

Thursday, Jul. 19th - Friday, Jan. 31st
Free; Starting: Mon, Tues, Wed, Fri & Sat 8:30-6; Thurs 8:30-8; Sun 12-5

Commemorating the 100th anniversary of America’s entry into World War I in 1917, this exhibit looks back to a critical time in our nation’s history, emphasizing Buffalo’s role in the war. Central to this exhibition is the Library’s extraordinary collection of World War I posters, representing some of the finest graphically designed war propaganda from the United States, Canada and Europe.

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Buffalo Bisons vs. Durham

Thursday, Jul. 19th - Sunday, Jul. 22nd
Thurs & Fri: 7:05 PM, Sat: 6:05 PM, Sun: 1:05 PM

Be there as the Buffalo Bisons take on the Durham Bulls in this favorite American pastime. Get your popcorn, peanuts and Cracker Jacks galore during the Triple A baseball game, a perfect family-friendly, outdoor summertime event.  Don’t forget to say hi to Buster Bison while you’re there!

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Twilight Tour at the Martin House Complex

Thursday, Jul. 19th - 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 Gardeners Cottage.

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

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Buffalo River Tours

Thursday, Jul. 19th - Friday, Oct. 12th
$21; 10:30 AM, 12:30, 2:30, 4:30, 5:30 PM

Hear the story of the Erie Canal during this 90 minute narrated tour.  Learn about Buffalo’s history as the largest grain port in the world and experience the nation’s largest collection of standing grain elevators from just a few feet away.  Come and travel along the waterway that made Buffalo one of the richest cities in the world – while you gaze up at the magnificent structures that drove it’s growth. Hear the stories of Buffalo’s scoopers – residents and immigrants alike who worked the docks and mills feeding the nation and the city’s “Guilded” economy.

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