Buffalo Events 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.

Things to Do Today in Buffalo

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

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Photography Days – Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens

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TEACH

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Orchids After Dark

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Total Solar Eclipse and Astral Visions

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Tropical Staycation: Week of Play

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Kids’ Winter Break at the AKG

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The Power of Resilience and Hope – Additional Exhibit

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Black History Month at the CAM

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February Behind-the-Scenes Collections Tours: Cabinet of Curiosities

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Delicate Cuts: Untamed Beauty | Arcangel Gallery

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Exhibition ~ Northward: Niagara River Views

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Babushka!

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The Folks at Home

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Exhibitions: Total Solar Eclipse + Astral Visions

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Latin Fusion Wednesday

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Free Talks to Celebrate Black History Month, Week 3

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Beautiful – The Carol King Musical

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“I Ought to Be in Pictures”

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Orchid Exhibit ~ Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens

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Joan Linder: Belly

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Pour Me a Strong One Acrylic Paint Class

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Feed the Fish! at Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens

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From Market to Marvelous!

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Freedom Art Walk @ Freedom Run Winery

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Exhibition: Knowing Land

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Thurs-Date Nights at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens

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Free Community Nights! | Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens

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5th Annual Black Doll Exhibit: “Recognizing Royalty”

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Phyllis Thompson, “Evolving Memories”

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Art Meets Jazz

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Combo Art Class @ Freedom Run Winery

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Exhibit: “Say Their Names: Honor Their Legacies”

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City of Light Bus Tour

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Eclipse: The Sun Revealed Planetarium Program

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Winter Recess Self-Guided Tour

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Lights and Flights: A Candlemaking Event

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Curious George: Let’s Get Curious

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Biological Regionalism: Niagara River, Western New York, by Alberto Rey

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Ice at Canalside

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Art in Craft Media

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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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February Planetarium Show ~ Afternoon

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Graycliff Winter Tours

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Art in Craft Media

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Buffalo Bandits vs. Albany Firewolves

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Exhibition ~ Northward: Niagara River Views

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Betrayal

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Orchids After Dark

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5th Annual Black Doll Exhibit: “Recognizing Royalty”

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February Planetarium Show ~ Morning

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Exhibitions: Total Solar Eclipse + Astral Visions

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Delicate Cuts: Untamed Beauty | Arcangel Gallery

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Kinder Transport

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The Power of Resilience and Hope – Additional Exhibit

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Yoga & Wine @ Freedom Run Winery

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Black History Month at the CAM

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Art Meets Jazz

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Eclipse: The Sun Revealed Planetarium Program

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Ice at Canalside

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City of Light Bus Tour

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Total Solar Eclipse and Astral Visions

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Pour Me a Strong One Acrylic Paint Class

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Exhibition: Knowing Land

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Orchid Exhibit ~ Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens

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Photography Days – Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens

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Phyllis Thompson, “Evolving Memories”

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Black History Month at the Broadway Market

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Together as One 2024 Bus Tour: Celebrating Black History, Culture and Milestones

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Freedom Art Walk @ Freedom Run Winery

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Winter Tours at Graycliff

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From Market to Marvelous!

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THE BOWLING PLAY

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Lights and Flights: A Candlemaking Event

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Feed the Fish! at Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens

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Exhibition: The Power of Resilience and Hope – Photography & the Holocaust: Then and Now

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Beautiful – The Carol King Musical

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Exhibit: “Say Their Names: Honor Their Legacies”

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Curious George: Let’s Get Curious

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Eclipse Readiness Days

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Combo Art Class @ Freedom Run Winery

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The Heart of Forest Lawn Walking Tour

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Cabin Fever Antiques Show

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TEACH

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Soup Stroll

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Saturday Yoga & Wine @ Freedom Run Winery

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Special Event: Rachel Feinstein

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“I Ought to Be in Pictures”

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Dinosaur Terrarium Workshop for Kids! ~ Kids’ Make-It, Take-It Workshop

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Sacred Spaces Tour – St. Adalbert’s Church

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Babushka!

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The Music of Elton John with Michael Cavanaugh

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The Folks at Home

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Biological Regionalism: Niagara River, Western New York, by Alberto Rey

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Stanley Whitney: How High the Moon

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“Looking Up,” Artists from the Hunt Gallery Residency Program

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MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG

04/26 – 05/12

Shea’s Smith Theatre

$15-$45

Music & Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, Book by George FurthStephen Sondheim’s beloved cult classic, MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG is seeing…

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Particle: A New Musical

04/26 – 05/18

Alleyway Theatre

When seventeen year old Cora is recruited by a professional eSports gaming team, she leaves her twin brother at home…

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A Evening with Phil Rosenthal of “Someone Feed Phil”

04/27

Buffalo State Performing Arts Center

Live Nation presents An Evening with Phil Rosenthal of “Somebody Feed Phil.” Phil is the award-winning creator, executive producer, and…

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Star Wars: Return of the Jedi – Film in Concert

04/27

Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra

The Empire prepares to crush the Rebellion as our heroes, having escaped Jabba the Hut, are joined by some unlikely…

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Spyro Gyra 50th Anniversary

04/28

Buffalo State Performing Arts Center

$40

The Performing Arts Center welcomes Sypro Gyra on Sunday, April 28, at 7:00 p.m., when the band members return to…

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The Struts

04/29

Electric City

$32-$165

The Struts perform, with Lo Spirit at Electric city.

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Spring Into Art

04/30

Center for the Arts

Free

Celebrate Spring at the UB Center for the Arts! Spring into Art showcases creators and artists from the departments of Art,…

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Once

05/02 – 05/19

Shea’s 710 Theatre

ONCE features an impressive ensemble of actor/musicians who play their own instruments onstage and tells the enchanting tale of a…

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Chooi Brothers and Bach

05/03 – 05/04

Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra

Bach’s Double Violin Concerto is a family affair featuring BPO concertmaster Nikki Chooi and his equally virtuosic brother, Timothy Chooi,…

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Steve Martin & Martin Short: The Dukes of Funnytown!

05/04

Shea’s Buffalo

Steve Martin and Martin Short’s “The Dukes of Funnytown!” is a comedy show, a joyous and self-deprecating romp from two…

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Tim McGraw

05/04

KeyBank Center

Three-time Grammy® Award winning superstar Tim McGraw’s highly anticipated headline 2024 Standing Room Only Tour is about to get even…

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Buffalo Bisons vs. Worcester

05/07 – 05/12

Sahlen Field

Come on out to the ball game downtown as the local Buffalo Bisons take on Worcester during this home stand.

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Willi Carlisle

05/07

Babeville

For folksinger Willi Carlisle, singing is healing. And by singing together, he believes we can begin to reckon with the…

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Crossing Delancey

05/09 – 06/01

Jewish Repertory Theatre of WNY

Joan Micklin Silver’s delightful romantic comedy stars Amy Irving as a lovelorn New York bookseller who tries to push away…

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Cat and Nat – Reckless Abandonment Tour

05/10

Babeville

“Reckless Abandonment: The Night of Your Life” is an electrifying live show that promises an unforgettable experience with the dynamic…

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Alan Doyle – Welcome Home Tour

05/11

Buffalo State Performing Arts Center

Alan Doyle actor, producer, best-selling author, and best-known as lead singer for Newfoundland’s beloved Great Big Sea these past 20+…

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Beethoven’s Ninth

05/11 – 05/12

Kleinhans Music Hall

The BPO and the Buffalo Philharmonic Chorus join the international observance of the 200th anniversary of Beethoven’s powerful masterwork that…

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Jim Norton: Now You Know

05/11

Electric City

Jim Norton is a stand-up comedian, radio host, actor, and a twice NY Times bestselling author. Currently, he is the…

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Rodrigo y Gabriela

05/12

Babeville

Grammy Award winning duo Rodrigo y Gabriela grew up on an eclectic mix of classic rock, heavy metal and flamenco,…

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National Geographic Speaker Series: Wild Wolves of Yellowstone with Doug Smith

05/14

Kleinhans Music Hall

National Geographic Explorer and wildlife biologist Doug Smith worked at Yellowstone National Park for nearly three decades, hired to reintroduce…

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The Alarm, Blow Monkeys & Belouis Some – Live Today, Love Tomorrow Tour MMXXIV

05/14

Babeville

LIVE TODAY LOVE TOMORROW TOUR MMXXIV presents a phalanx of British music artists who first came to prominence in North…

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Buffalo Chamber Players at the AKG – May

05/16

Buffalo AKG Art Museum

$40

Experience creative music programs performed by our region’s finest performers in a unique and inspiring setting.  The Buffalo Chamber Players…

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On Golden Pond

05/17 – 05/26

Williamsville Meeting House

$20

On Golden Pond is a classic American comedic drama that’s every bit as touching, warm, and witty today as when…

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Casual Concerts – Stephen Guerra and Ken Luk

05/18

Unitarian Universalist Church of Buffalo

6-string guitarist Stephen Guerra and 8-string bandolinist Ken Luk play vibrant Brazilian choro, a virtuosic and melodic instrumental music related…

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