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Spring, summer, winter, fall—no matter the season, Buffalo has events that you won’t want to miss. Music, live theater, food fests, and more mean that whether you’re in town for a meeting or taking a tour of Niagara, you’ll have plenty to do in your off time. Scroll through options, click to learn more, and add your favorites to your planner.
Theresa Caputo Live!
646 Main Street
Sun, May 22nd - Thu, Jan 1st
Theresa Caputo, star of the hit TLC show, Long Island Medium, will share personal stories about her life and explain how her gift works. She will deliver healing messages to audience members and give people comfort knowing that their loved ones who passed are still with them, just in a different way. Theresa has been a practicing medium for over 20 years. She helps individuals find closure by delivering healing messages.
Buffalo Pride Festival
44 Prime Street
Sun, Jun 5th - Thu, Jan 1st
From: 1:00 PM to 7:00 PM
This is the main event! No other event in WNY touches such a varied and large demographic cross-section of residents and visitors, while bringing neighbors together to celebrate pride in our community. Immediately following the Parade, join us for a vibrant celebration of WNY's LGBTQ+ community, featuring entertainment, family activities, food and beverages, live performances and nonprofit and retail vendors. And while you're at it, bring some new faces! Invite friends and family who haven't experienced the Festival to come and see what it's all about.
Food Truck Tuesdays
745 Seneca Street
Tue, Jun 7th - Tue, Jun 14th
From: 05:00 PM to 08:00 PM
Dozens of food trucks from Buffalo, Rochester and beyond come together to celebrate a night of food, live music and fun in the square! Enjoy live music on The Boardwalk plus beer, wine and other beverages offered by Larkin Square.
Guests are welcome to bring a folding chair or picnic blanket. Sorry, no pets, smoking, coolers, large bags or outside food or beverages are allowed.
Buffalo Style Garden Art Sale
2655 South Park Avenue
Sat, Jun 25th - Sun, Jun 26th
Sat: 10am-4pm, Sun: 10am-3pm
No garden is complete without art. Need something unique and/or handmade to complete your garden? Visit more than 50 vendors of nature-themed items or works that can be displayed in a garden setting & in many mediums: sculpture, metalwork, paintings, woodwork, architectural remnants, found art, ceramics, planters & anything that looks good in a garden! Enjoy the food trucks and an awesome basket raffle! Free & no tickets or reservations required!
Taste of Diversity Festival
Between Lafayette & Auburn Aves.
Sat, Jun 25th - Thu, Jan 1st
From: 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM
The Taste of Diversity Festival takes place each year on Grant Street, in the heart of Buffalo's bourgeoning West Side Market District, one of the cities' fastest growing business districts and most diverse neighborhoods . Plan to spend the day - there is always lots of delicious food, great vendors and wonderful live music all day long, all on Grant Street - the heart of one of Buffalo's fastest growing business districts and most diverse neighborhoods.
A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder
4380 Main Street, Suite 123
Wed, Jul 6th - Thu, Jul 7th
Wed & Thurs: 7 PM, Fri: 7:30 PM, Sat: 3:30 & 7:30 PM, Sun: 2 PM
This knock-'em-dead, uproarious comedy, was the most-nominated show of the 2014 Broadway season with ten Tony nominations and four wins, including Best Musical. When the low-born Monty Navarro finds out that he's eighth in line for an earldom in the lofty D'Ysquith family, he figures his chances of outliving his predecessors are slight and sets off down a far more ghoulish path. Can he knock off his unsuspecting relatives without being caught?
Garden Walk Buffalo
Sat, Jul 30th - Sun, Jul 31st
From: 10:00 AM to 04:00 PM
America's largest garden tour is back! Hundreds of creative and gracious gardeners are looking forward to seeing you again & or for the first time.
Where: Maps can be found at sponsor locations and online at GardenWalkBuffalo.com in early July and its headquarter site only during the days and hours of the Walk.
What: Garden Walk Buffalo is America's largest garden tour, attracting garden lovers throughout Western New York, Southern Ontario and beyond. Held annually on the last weekend of July, Garden Walk has become one of the most anticipated garden events locally and even nationally. Tens of thousands of visitors flock to Buffalo to tour hundreds of creative residential gardens as well community and public gardens. Tour is free and self-guided.
Erie County Fair 2022
5600 McKinley Parkway
Wed, Aug 10th - Thu, Aug 11th
Aug. 12: Noon-10pm, Aug. 13-23: 9am-10pm
The Erie County Fair, held annually is the largest fair of it's kind in New York State, and the 3rd largest county fair in the nation. It seeks to preserve and showcase our community's agricultural traditions, talents, diversity and heritage. Come view the live animals, and visit their caretakers. Then head over to the James E. Strates Shows midway, with over 70 rides and 100 games. Enjoy continual entertainment on a number of stages, then visit the food vendors, whose options range from the casual to the extraodinary! Come for a day, or two, or more!
67 Webster Street
Mon, Aug 15th - Thu, Jan 1st
Starting: 8:00 PM
Ted Nugent has carved a permanent place in rock & roll history as the ultimate guitar-shredding showman, selling more than 40 million albums, performing over 6,500 high-octane live shows, and continuing to set attendance records at venues around the globe.
JoAnn's Classical Christmas
370 Pennsylvania Street
Fri, Dec 9th - Sat, Dec 10th
Fri: 10:30 AM, Sat: 7:30 PM
An annual holiday favorite, Maestro Falletta celebrates the season with centuries of classical treasures.
Come From Away
646 Main Street
Tue, Dec 13th - Wed, Dec 14th
Tues-Fri: 7:30 PM, Sat: 2 & 8 PM, Sun: 1 & 6:30 PM
Broadway's COME FROM AWAY is a Best Musical winner all across North America! This New York Times Critics' Pick takes you into the heart of the remarkable true story of 7,000 stranded passengers and the small town in Newfoundland that welcomed them. Cultures clashed and nerves ran high, but uneasiness turned into trust, music soared into the night, and gratitude grew into enduring friendships.
John Morris Russell's Holiday Pops
3 Symphony Circle
Thu, Dec 15th - Fri, Dec 16th
Thur & Fri: 10:30am, Sat: 7:30pm, Sun: 2:30pm
Deck the concert hall with holly jolly fun as Principal Pops Conductor John Morris Russell returns for four festive performances filled to the brim with holiday music favorites, a timeless carol sing-along, and maybe even a visit from the "man with the bag" himself if you're nice!