Party Like a Local

Upcoming & Annual Events in Buffalo

Buffalo loves a good party. And good food. And being outside. We love traditions, parades and annual events – the days that bring together locals, homesick ex-pats and hip visitors who have picked up on Buffalo’s fun-loving vibe. Now it’s your turn to party like a local. Plan your trip around one of Buffalo’s signature events.

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In Buffalo, there’s always something fun and exciting happening. Check out what’s going on today.

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Buffalo Signature Events

Traditions are big in Buffalo. Attend an iconic annual event and have a quintessential Buffalo experience.

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Things to Do This Weekend in Buffalo

There’s nothing Buffalo loves more than a fun way to wrap up the work week — so get out this weekend and join the fun!

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Forest Physiognomy

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BubbleFEST

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Buffalo Field of Artisan and Craft Dreams

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Kayaking with Kelly

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Terra Cotta City!

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WNY Health & Wellness Fair

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Continuum: A History of Erie County

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Yoga & Wine @ Freedom Run Winery

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Freedom Art Walk @ Freedom Run Winery

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JazzBrunch Sundays

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East Aurora Farmers Market

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Hamburg Farmers Market

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Elmwood Village Farmers Market

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Buffalo’s Favorite Daughters: Downtown

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Assembly House 150 Tour

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Buffalo’s Favorite Daughters: Full Tour

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Buffalo’s Favorite Daughters: Allentown

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Buffalo Lit

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Williamsville Farmers Market

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Exhibit: Creative Journeys

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Clarence Hollow Farmers Market

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Kenmore Farmer’s Market

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Behind the Scenes Curator Tour

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Richardson Olmsted Campus In Depth Tours

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Best of Buffalo Double Decker Tour

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Seneca Art Exhibit Opens

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The Famous Sunday in the Cemetery Trolley Tour

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Outdoor Roller Skating

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Open Roller Skating Outdoors!

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Fall Fun at Kelkenberg Farm

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Coleus and Creatures Exhibit

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The Heart of Forest Lawn Tour

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Babushka!

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Inside the Gatehouse Tour

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Fall Fun on the Farm

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Market Nights

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Nice Work If You Can Get It!

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The Paradigm Bomb

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Artifacts: Burchfield Themed Photographs

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Sarah Braman: Finding Room

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Introduction to Horticulture

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The Famous Sunday in the Cemetery Walking Tour

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Once on this Island

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Making God Laugh – Dinner Theater

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Illegible: A Exhibit by Muhammad Zaman

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Doubt, A Parable

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Kiss Me Kate

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Church and State

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The Haunted Forests

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Fright Fest by Day

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Oktoberfest!

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Great Pumpkin Farm Fall Weekends

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Fright Fest by Night

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Movers & Shakers in Forest Lawn Walking Tour

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Food Truck Weekends @ Freedom Run Winery

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Free Fall – Music Night @ Freedom Run Winery

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Buffalo Sports Heritage Bus Tour

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U-Pick Apples 2022 @ Freedom Run Winery

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Floral Focus

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Mysterious Circumstances

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Man of La Mancha

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Frightworld America’s Screampark – 20th Year!

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Akron Acres Pumpkin Picking Farm Visit

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Williamsville Food Tour

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The Dinner Detective: Murder Mystery Dinner Show

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The Prom

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Behind the Scenes Collection Tour: Cabinet of Curiosities

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Dueling Pianos Night

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The Lucas Foss Legacy

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Theatre in the Village: Brighton Beach Memoirs

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Roycroft Campus Fall Festival

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Castellani Art Museum Public Tours

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A Boy Band Christmas: LIVE!

12/09

Music

$35 – $75

Get ready to sing & swoon! Beloved members of your favorite iconic boy bands are coming together to rock your…

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JoAnn’s Classical Christmas

12/09 – 12/10

Music

An annual holiday favorite, Maestro Falletta celebrates the season with centuries of classical treasures.

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Jonathan Butler’s “Oh Holy Night” featuring Grace Kelly

12/09

Music

The Buffalo State Performing Arts Center presents Jonathan Butler’s “Oh Holy Night” Featuring Grace Kelly. Born in South Africa, singer-songwriter…

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The Night Before Christmas

12/09 – 12/11

Theater

$15-$20

Set in Christmastown on a very special Christmas Eve, our locally commissioned and well-received family musical tells the story of…

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Our Famous Holiday Flea Market

12/10

Family Fun

Free

These unique antique and collectibles market has long been considered Buffalo’s Favorite. Discover unusual & delightful gift items that are hard…

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Buffalo Bills vs. New York Jets

12/11

Sports

Join the fans at Highmark Stadium when the hometown favorite Buffalo Bills take on the Jets in this regular season…

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Jingle Bell Jam

12/11

$7

A family tradition of festive frivolity including a seasonal souvenir for kids! Santa helps conduct and leads the holiday sing-along.

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Come From Away

12/13 – 12/18

Music

Broadway’s COME FROM AWAY is a Best Musical winner all across North America! This New York Times Critics’ Pick takes…

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John Morris Russell’s Holiday Pops

12/15 – 12/18

Music

Deck the concert hall with holly jolly fun as Principal Pops Conductor John Morris Russell returns for four festive performances…

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Carpenters Christmas

12/16 – 12/17

Music

$45 – $55

It’s “Yesterday Once More” with the joyful sounds of Merry Christmas Darling: Carpenters’ Christmas. Michelle Berting Brett backed by a Who’s…

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Melissa Ferrick

12/16

Music

$15-$20

(Note: this show was rescheduled from August 5, all tickets previously purchased will be honored)Friday, December 16th Please Note: This event…

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A John Waters Christmas

12/17

Music

$40 Advance / $45 Day-of

It’s a John Waters Christmas and your eyes will pop right out of your head. Yep, he’s back, with Christmas…

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East Aurora Carolcade – 50th Annual

12/17

Family Fun

Free

Celebrate the 50th Annual Christmas Carolcade on Main Street in front of Vidler’s! A beloved East Aurora tradition, this began…

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Punch Brothers and Béla Fleck: My Bluegrass Heart

12/17

Music

The band of virtuosi that comprise Punch Brothers has spent more than a decade changing the face of acoustic music,…

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Elf the Musical

12/26 – 12/31

Theater

ELF is the hilarious tale of Buddy, a young orphan child who mistakenly crawls into Santa’s bag of gifts and is…

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Dinosaur World Live!

01/10

Family Fun

$29.50-$39.50

Using stunning puppetry to bring remarkably life-like dinosaurs to the stage, Dinosaur World Live presents a host of impressive pre-historic creatures…

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The Mai

01/13 – 02/05

Theater

The Mai, an accomplished, savvy, middle-aged woman, is thrown into a world of confusion after her husband abandons her and…

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Buffalo Wine Festival

01/14

Downtown

Choose from 2 sessions at this premier wine tasting event.  There will be wineries offering samples to tickle your taste…

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Chopin and Shostakovich

01/14

Marcelo Lehninger, music director of the Grand Rapids Symphony, joins your BPO for an homage to master composers across the…

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The Music of Deep Purple

01/20

Music

Bradley Thachuk, conductor Legendary rock vocalist Joe Retta fronts a full band and your BPO performing fan favorites by Deep…

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Latin Fire

01/21

A passionate and energetic celebration of Hispanic orchestral music, Latin Fire features virtuosic fireworks from your BPO, sure to warm…

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Hay Fever

01/27 – 02/12

Theater

$12-$17

Hay Fever is set in an English country house, where a bohemian family has gathered to spend a weekend. Unbeknownst…

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Mozart Masterpieces

01/28 – 01/29

Our annual celebration of Mozart’s birthday features a double concerto, the Symphonie Concertante, with concertmaster Nikki Chooi and principal violist…

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Tuesdays with Morrie

02/02 – 02/26

Theater

By: Mitch AlbomBased on the 2006 best-selling memoir, Tuesdays with Morrie is the autobiographical story of Mitch Albom, an accomplished…

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