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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.
Juneteenth 2023 Parade and Festival
Fillmore Avenue & Best Street
Sat, Jun 17th - Sun, Jun 18th
Parade begins at 10:45am
The Juneteenth Festival (a holiday celebrating the emancipation of those who had been enslaved in the United States) of Buffalo began in 1976 as a culturally-relevant alternative to the country's Bicentennial Celebration. Murals were painted and vendors set up booths to sell ethnic foods and wares -- entertainment and festivity were abundant. The event has grown tremendously, with the mission to actively preserve and promote the broad spectrum of African American heritage through educational and cultural activities that will benefit the community as a whole.
Buffalo's Juneteenth Festival is back in the park in 2022! After 2 years online, we are coming together under the summer sun to enjoy each other's love, strength, and solidarity.
The 48th annual Juneteenth Parade will be held on Saturday, June 17, 2023. The parade begins at Juneteenth of Buffalo Headquarters at 1517 Genesee Street at Moselle Street at 10:45 AM. The parades four divisions will proceed west on Genesee Street from Moselle Street towards the Viewing Stage located at E. Parade and Genesee Streets.
Buffalo Style Garden Art Sale
2655 South Park Avenue
Sat, Jun 24th - Sun, Jun 25th
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!
CMC Jazz Fest 2023
Sat, Jul 29th - Thu, Jan 1st
Times and activities vary.
Save the date on your calendar for the 2023 CMC Jazz Fest!
Garden Walk Buffalo
Sat, Jul 29th - Sun, Jul 30th
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 2023
5600 McKinley Parkway
Wed, Aug 9th - Thu, Aug 10th
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!
Borderland Music and Arts Festival
437 Buffalo Road
Fri, Sep 15th - Sat, Sep 16th
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 'maker's fair' with hands-on exhibitions from local craftsman will provide festival attendees with an immersive experience.
Check website for full schedule and artist line-up.