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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.
When blind date newbie Aaron is set up with serial-dater Casey, a casual drink at a busy New York restaurant turns into a hilarious high-stakes dinner. As the date unfolds in real time, the couple quickly finds that they are not alone on this unpredictable evening when other restaurant patrons transform into supportive best friends, manipulative exes and protective parents, who sing and dance them through ice-breakers, appetizers and potential conversational land mines. Can this couple turn what could be a dating disaster into something special before the check arrives?
Catch your favorite food trucks, plus live music every Tuesday in the square. Free parking is available in the surface lots along Exchange Street, with $5 preferred parking in the Larkin Square Parking Ramp (opens at 5:15pm). Handicap parking is located in the lot off Emslie Street. For a full roster of food trucks, visit larkinsquare.com each Tuesday for an updated list.
Americas largest garden tour! Free hop-on/hop-off shuttles buses with guides from Explore Buffalo will run continuously both days. Pick up a map of participating gardens so you don't miss out. In its 25th year, more than 65,000 guests from the U.S., Canada and beyond, will visit more than 400 creative urban gardens!
Garden Walk rejuvenates streets, re-energizes neighborhoods, increases property values, and takes the chill out of Buffalo's rustbelt/snowbelt image.
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!
This event, seeks to rally thousands together in unified prayer, worship, and a call for catalytic change. Impacting Love Global Ministries partners with ministries across this and surrounding areas to join together to pray with a singleness of heart. Believers from across the country will join together unified, praying for healing and deliverance, hopelessness and broken, addiction and substance abuse, ministry leaders, government officials, children, families, salvation, and more. To participate in the prayer gathering, register online.
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.
Entering its 18th year, this top event in Buffalo, is recognized as one of the best festivals in the country! More than 70,000 people from all 50 states and 64 countries attend the National Buffalo Wing Festival in Buffalo. With over 100 flavors of wings, competitive eating competitions, amateur cook-offs, pageants and wing-centric events like bobbing for wings, the festival is a wing-lover's dream come true!
The Borderland Music and Arts Festival celebrates the rich history and renaissance of the region with a two-day music and cultural festival set in one of the most scenic and storied grounds in all of New York State, Knox Farm State Park. Borderland will again, feature more than 20 bands throughout the two-day festival, with national and regional Americana and roots artists. Additionally, New York State craft beverages, artisan vendors, and a makers fair with hands-on exhibitions from local craftsman will provide festival attendees with an immersive experience.
The extraordinary artists of Cirque de la Symphonie return to Kleinhans Music Hall performing ethereal choreography to spectacular music with captivating Latin flair. Aerial flyers, acrobats, contortionists, strongmen and other all-stars of exceptional cirque programs throughout the world will transport you to a place of wonder as John Morris Russell opens the 2019-2020 Pops season!
Phil Collins Still Not Dead Yet, Live! will be a celebration of his epic career. With more top 40 hits than any other US artist in the 80s - crowd pleasers Against All Odds, Another Day in Paradise, I Missed Again, In the Air Tonight and Easy Lover and others will have the crowds air drumming and dancing in their seats. He'll be accompanied by longtime guitarist Daryl Stuermer, keyboardist Brad Cole, bassist Leland Sklar, percussionist Richie Garcia, 4 piece horns & stellar backup vocalists with Phils son Nicolas once again handling the iconic drum beats Phil himself made so famous and compelling a generation before.
JoAnn Falletta conducts superstar violinist James Ehnes in his debut with the BPO, performing the lush, lyrical Korngold Violin Concerto. This concert also features the world-premiere of Felders Die Dammerungen, and Dvořáks Symphony No. 8, arguably as beautiful as his more-famous New World Symphony. Come one hour prior to these concerts to hear directly from the artists in Musically Speaking, hosted by JoAnn Falletta.