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

Buffalo Never Fails: The Queen City and World War I

Monday, Sep. 24th - 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 River Tours

Monday, Sep. 24th - 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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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Monday, Sep. 24th - Saturday, Sep. 29th
$37 - $87

CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY is the perfect recipe for a delectable treat: songs from the original film, including “Pure Imagination,” “The Candy Man,” and “I’ve Got a Golden Ticket,” alongside a toe-tapping and ear-tickling new score from the songwriters of HAIRSPRAY. Get ready for Oompa-Loompas, incredible inventions, the great glass elevator, and more at this everlasting showstopper!  See site for showtimes.

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Drive-In Movie Experience

Monday, Sep. 24th - Saturday, Nov. 10th
$9; 7 & 8 PM

Have you ever experienced the outdoor drive-in? Well here’s your chance while in the area!  Movies are projected on 5 screens every day of the week, rain or starlight.  Great idea to plan this retro activity for the whole family, or as a date-night for 2.  While you’re there, stay for the double-feature!

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Great Pumpkin Farm Fall Festival

Monday, Sep. 24th - Wednesday, Oct. 31st
$8; 10:00AM - Dusk

All your favorite things to do will be found at this fun fall Festival.  Come enjoy the Cornmaze, Boo Barn, Amusement Rides, I Got It Game, Cow Train, Jumping Pillows, Magic Show, Halloween Store, Bakery, Cider & Donuts and much more…and plenty of great food!  Opening weekend will also feature Dinosaur’s in the Cornmaze and Sylvia Fletcher & Friends Ventriloquism.  Come and buy pumpkins, gourds, stalks and more!  Check out what’s new this year including the Shooting Gallery and The Witches Brew Bar new location, outside near the food grove.  Craft beers will be available as well as specialty Halloween drinks!

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Mum Exhibit and 4-H Farm

Monday, Sep. 24th - Sunday, Oct. 14th
$6 - $11; 10AM-5PM

Our oldest flower exhibit is celebrating its 118th anniversary.  Enjoy the colors of fall with many different varieties of mums!  Through our partnership with Cornell Cooperative Extension of Erie County and 4-H, we are also bringing the 4-H Farm back this fall.  Visit with ducks, sheep, rabbits and a large cast of characters. The 4-H Farm will be open daily from 10am-4pm. Sponsored by Wegmans, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Erie County 4-H.

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