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25 Awesome Events Happening This May

Activities, City Guide, Events, Things to Do

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Written by Emily Morrow

Published on May 7, 2021
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Photo courtesy of Totally Buffalo Festival / Totally Buffalo Festival 2017

Yes, with few large scale events happening this May, things are still far from normal. However, in the name of finding out what *is* happening around town, stepping out, and supporting local businesses and events, we’ve pulled together a list of exciting smaller events that are actually happening this month.

At the time this guide was published, all of these events are scheduled to happen. However with things changing rapidly and cancellations possible, please be sure to check with each organization before going to any event for the most recent updates possible. We will do our best to keep this list updated with any new information and cancellations should they come up.

Friendly reminder to follow any and all safety protocol put in place by the establishment while attending any of the following events.

Here is our curated list of exciting events happening this May in WNY, as chosen by Step Out Buffalo’s editors.

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A Glimpse Into Seneca One – Spring + Summer Public Tour

Wed, June 16 • 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm +more dates

$12

Seneca One
1 Seneca Street Buffalo, NY 14203

Buffalo

You are cordially invited to join Douglas Development at Seneca One for a guided tour of Buffalo's tallest building. We will explore the ins and outs of ...

The Powerhouse Food Truck Fest

Thu, June 17 • 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm +more dates

Free

The Powerhouse
140 Lee Street. Buffalo , NY 14210

Buffalo

Buffalo's newest venue The Powerhouse is bringing Food Truck Thursdays to it's indoor / outdoor event space this Spring and Summer! Starting May 6th at ...

Chandler Street After-Market

Sat, June 19 • 3:00 pm - 8:00 pm +more dates

Free

Chandler Street After-Market
27 & 37 Chandler Street Buffalo, NY 14207

North Buffalo

EAT LOCAL, EAT FRESH -- ON CHANDLER! As we embark on a new market season, we're announcing an exciting change! Kicking off Saturday May 8th, the market ...

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Check Out Exhibits Happening in Buffalo & WNY This Month:

Buffalo Society of Artists 130th Anniversary Member Exhibition

Mon, June 14 • All Day +more dates

Free

The Buffalo Society of Artists is one of the oldest continually operating arts organizations in the country. It was founded in 1891 to expand and celebrate ...

Buffalo In Space Exhibit

Mon, June 14 • All Day +more dates

$16

Buffalo Museum of Science
1020 Humboldt Pkwy
Buffalo, NY 14211

Buffalo

Buffalo In Space is the eighth and final exhibit that completes the five-year transformation of all of the Museum's permanent galleries. Physically ...

Neighbors: The People of Erie County

Mon, June 14 • All Day +more dates

Free

Buffalo History Museum
One Museum Court
Buffalo, NY 14216

North Buffalo

Neighbors: The People of Erie County Exploring the region's rich ethnic and cultural heritage through the traditions and stories of immigrant Germans, ...

THE SPIRIT OF THE CITY

Mon, June 14 • All Day +more dates

Free

Buffalo History Museum Resource Center
459 Forest Ave
Buffalo, NY 14213

Buffalo

Spirit of the City: Imagining the Pan-American Exposition Spirit of the City, the History Museum's 3000 square foot feature exhibit showcasing the Pan-American ...

Bug Works

Mon, June 14 • All Day +more dates

Free

Buffalo Museum of Science
1020 Humboldt Parkway
Buffalo, NY 14211

Buffalo

Bug Works is about the kind of bugs that creep, crawl and fly and their place and purpose in our ecosystem. Join Sparky and Ocho O'Rider, Bug Works' Lightning ...

Explorations

Mon, June 14 • All Day +more dates

Free

Buffalo Museum of Science
1020 Humboldt Parkway
Buffalo, NY 14211

Buffalo

Explore Together! Since its 2009 reopening, our interactive Explorations gallery has inspired thousands of wee explorers and toddlers to explore the basics ...

Explore YOU

Mon, June 14 • All Day +more dates

Free

Buffalo Museum of Science
1020 Humboldt Parkway
Buffalo, NY 14211

Buffalo

This is a permanent science studio exhibit Explore YOU presented by Independent Health invites museum guests to explore anatomy and learn about important ...

In Motion

Mon, June 14 • All Day +more dates

Free

Buffalo Museum of Science
1020 Humboldt Parkway
Buffalo, NY 14211

Buffalo

Explore the basics of physics, mechanical motion, engineering and organic motion through a highly interactive studio space. Corporate support for In ...

Our Marvelous Earth

Mon, June 14 • All Day +more dates

Free

Buffalo Museum of Science
1020 Humboldt Parkway
Buffalo, 14211

Buffalo

Explore our Earth's systems, from extreme weather to geological phenomena and the alternative forms of energy our planet provides, and take an in-depth ...

Rethink Extinct

Mon, June 14 • All Day +more dates

Free

Buffalo Museum of Science
1020 Humboldt Parkway
Buffalo, NY 14211

Buffalo

Rethink Extinct takes you on a journey through time, starting in the Paleozoic Era 542 million years ago, to explore the past - and the future - of life ...

Seymour & Stanley

Mon, June 14 • All Day +more dates

Free

Buffalo Museum of Science
1020 Humboldt Parkway
Buffalo, 14211

Buffalo

BMS unveiled two new family members on Saturday, November 26, 2011. Enormous casts of a 12-foot tall mastodon and 26-foot long Albertosaurus now greet ...

The John R. Oishei Pioneer Gallery

Mon, June 14 • All Day +more dates

$5

Buffalo History Museum
1 Museum Ct
Buffalo, NY 14216

North Buffalo

Pioneer life in Buffalo Creek Village is interpreted anew with fresh signage, a full-wall mural depicting rural life, as well as the beloved and iconic ...

Inside Tim Russert’s Office

Mon, June 14 • All Day +more dates

$5

Buffalo History Museum
1 Museum Ct
Buffalo, 14216

The Alumni of Canisius High School Presents Inside Tim Russert’s Office: If it’s Sunday, it’s “Meet the Press” After more than four years ...

Icons: The Makers and Moments of Buffalo Sports

Mon, June 14 • All Day +more dates

$5

Buffalo History Museum
1 Museum Ct
Buffalo, NY 14216

North Buffalo

The Buffalo News and M&T Bank present Icons: The Makers and Moments of Buffalo Sports.  Icons explores our rich sports history and investigate the ...

Car Wash Exhibit At Explore & More – The Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Children’s Museum

Mon, June 14 • All Day +more dates

Free

Explore & More - The Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Children's Museum
130 Main Street
Buffalo, NY 14202

Buffalo

Explore & More’s new Car Wash exhibit has been planned, designed, and developed over the past twelve months and is the first and ONLY one of its ...

AT THE WATER’S EDGE, PAINTINGS AND DRAWINGS BY MILDRED C. GREEN

Mon, June 14 • All Day +more dates

Free

Burchfield Penney Art Center
1300 Elmwood Ave
Buffalo, NY 14222

Buffalo

Mildred C. Green (1874- 1951) was a muralist, illustrator, educator, and writer. She was born April 18, 1874 in Paris, New York, and moved to Buffalo ...

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