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65+ Awesome Events to Check Out This August in WNY

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Written by Step Out Staff

Published on July 20, 2022
5th Annual raft Show At Sunflowers of Sanborn

It’s officially August and while there are no major holidays to celebrate this month, there’s still plenty of opportunities to step out and enjoy the outdoors while we still can. From live music and festivals, to comedy shows and fairs, there is so much fun to be had. Without further ado, let’s get into our curated list of exciting events happening this August in WNY, as chosen by our editors.

Disclaimer: 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.

Did one of these events get canceled, rescheduled, or postponed? Send us a note!

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A Soil Story: A Photographic Atlas of Our Natural Resource by Ruby Merritt

Tue, Aug 16 – Fri, Oct 7
All Day

CEPA Gallery
617 Main St. Buffalo, 14203

Buffalo

A Soil Story: A Photographic Atlas of Our Natural Resource Dates: Aug 6, 2022- Oct 7, 2022. Free admission for exhibit. Opening Aug 6th 5-8pm Location:

Beyond The Blue Summer Festival Series

Fri, Aug 19 +more dates
All Day

Admission starts at: $77

Great Blue Heron Grounds
2361 Wait Corners Road Sherman, NY 14781

Southern Tier

The Great Blue Heron Music Festival in Sherman, New York, will happen once again the first weekend in July. For nearly 30 years, this annual event has

Queen City Super Flea

Sat, Aug 20 +more dates
10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Free

Outer Harbor Buffalo
325 Fuhrmann Blvd Buffalo,

Other

The Queen City Super Flea is an ode to the original flea that existed 40+ years before closing. We are currently an open-air market that features a rotation

Basil’s Vehicles for Vets & First Responders

Wed, Aug 24
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Free

Buffalo RiverWorks
359 Ganson St Buffalo, 14203

Buffalo

The Basil Family Dealerships are proud to present the 6th Annual Vehicles for Vets. Basil is bringing back Vehicles for Vets, and making it bigger and

Fiddlers’ Fair & Making Music Weekend

Sat, Aug 27 – Sun, Aug 28
10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Admission starts at: $19.50

Genesee Country Village & Museum
1410 Flint Hill Rd Mumford, 10451

Other

Fiddler’s Fair & Making Music Weekend will bring together musicians on eight different stages around the Museum grounds for a weekend of non-stop

Marvel’s Defenders of the Diamond Night

Sat, Aug 27
6:05 pm – 10:00 pm

Admission starts at: $19

Buffalo Bison’s Sahlen Field
One James D. Griffin Plaza Buffalo, 14203

Buffalo

Defenders of the Diamond… assemble! The Bisons have teamed up with Marvel to debut an all-new action-packed event at Sahlen Field. Get to the ballpark

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Buffalo Black Business Month – Buy Black Buffalo

Tue, Aug 16 - Sat, Aug 27
All Day

Free


Buffalo, NY

Other

August is National Black Business Month! Beginning August 2, 2022, Buy Black Buffalo’s first Buffalo Black Business Month initiative will promote ...

182nd Erie County Fair

Tue, Aug 16 - Sun, Aug 21
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

Admission starts at: $13.50

Fairgrounds, Erie County/Hamburg
5600 McKinley Pkwy Hamburg, 14075

South Towns

Who is ready for A Roaring Good Time!? From rides to food, animals to shows, the Erie County Fair is the “bee’s knees”. We’ll see you, ...

Riverworks Summer Adventure Camp

Tue, Aug 16 - Fri, Aug 19
8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Admission starts at: $325

Buffalo RiverWorks
359 Ganson St Buffalo, 14203

Buffalo

ROPES COURSE SILO CLIMBING ZIP LINE KAYAKING PADDLE BOARDS WATER BIKES FERRIS WHEEL CORNHOLE PICKLE BALL SPIKEBALL SOCCER ...

Nelly Concert at the Erie County Fair

Thu, Aug 18
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Admission starts at: $30

The Buffalo News Grandstand
5600 McKinley Parkway Hamburg, NY 14075

South Towns

Diamond Selling, Multi-platinum, Grammy award-winning rap superstar, entrepreneur, philanthropist, and actor, Nelly, has continually raised the bar for ...

Brantley Gilbert

Thu, Aug 18
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Admission starts at: $25

Artpark Outdoor Amphitheater
450 S. Fourth St. Lewiston , 14092

Niagara County

Live Music ...

Girl Named Tom

Fri, Aug 19
8:15 pm - 10:30 pm

Admission starts at: $39

Chautauqua Institution - Amphitheater
One Ames Ave. Chautauqua, 14722

Southern Tier

Small-town sibling trio Girl Named Tom seeks to create harmony in a world divided. With their distinctive harmonies and heartfelt performances, Bekah, ...

Rodney Atkins

Fri, Aug 19
9:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Admission starts at: $25

Fallsview Casino Resort
6380 Fallsview Blvd. Niagara Falls, L2G 7X5

Other

One of country music’s biggest stars is starting his next chapter. After more than two decades in country music, and six No. 1 hits under his belt, Rodney ...

Pendleton Farm & Home Days

Fri, Aug 19 - Sat, Aug 20
All Day

Free

Pendleton Farm & Home Days
6570 Campbell Blvd Lockport, NY 14094

Niagara County

Join us on August 19th and 20th, 2022 at Pendleton Town Park as we celebrate Pendleton Farm & Home Days! Sponsored by Pacific Pools, this event is ...

Rodney Perry

Fri, Aug 19 +more dates
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Admission starts at: $24

Helium Comedy Club
30 Mississippi Street Buffalo, 14203

Buffalo

Rodney Perry calls Atlanta home when he’s not traveling the country to sold-out audiences or hosting his highly popular online radio show, "Rodney Perry ...

Sip and Pour Wax Melt Candle Workshop

Fri, Aug 19 +more dates
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Admission starts at: $50

Sunflowers of Sanborn
3313, Saunders Settlement Road, Comstock Corners, Cambria Town Niagara County, 14132

Niagara County

Get Lit with the owner of The Drunkin Candle Shop, Rebecca Reisch at Sunflowers of Sanborn where you get the choice of a glass of wine or a beer from Bella ...

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Plasticiens Volants: “Leonardo, Dreams & Nightmares”

Sat, Aug 20
7:30 pm - 11:30 pm

Admission starts at: $20

Artpark
450 S. Fourth St. Lewiston , 14092

Niagara County

With our dreams…let’s occupy the sky! In the brilliant mind of Leonardo da Vinci, everything was connected — anatomy, mechanics, drawings of interlacing ...

A Grateful Dead Tribute Concert At Spring Lake Winery

Sat, Aug 20
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Admission starts at: $30

Spring Lake Winery
7373 Rochester Rd Lockport, 14094

Niagara County

Get ready to rock your socks off with Live at Spring Lake Winery! Live @ Spring Lake Winery is back with a Grateful Dead tribute band! Headliner: A ...

Summer Earth-Spirit Artisan Festivals

Sun, Aug 21
11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Free

Salon Indigo Sol
8860 Main St. Williamsville, NY 14221

North Towns

The Earth-Spirit Artisan Festival is back this year and located at Salon Indigo Sol 8860 Main St. Williamsville, NY 14221. The dates are Sunday June 26th, ...

JACK WHITE: The Supply Chain Issues Tour

Sun, Aug 21
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Admission starts at: $45

Artpark
450 S. Fourth St. Lewiston , 14092

Niagara County

WHAT IS A PHONE-FREE SHOW? No phones allowed in the performance space. An unplugged, real life experience. HOW DOES IT WORK? Upon arrival at the venue, ...

REO Speedwagon

Tue, Aug 23
8:30 pm - 10:30 pm

Admission starts at: $30

Fallsview Casino Resort
6380 Fallsview Blvd. Niagara Falls, L2G 7X5

Other

Thrilling fans with hit filled set lists, REO Speedwagon’s main constant over the decades has been a never-ending desire to give their all to their fans ...

Dispatch And O.A.R. Summer Tour 2022

Tue, Aug 23
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Admission starts at: $25

Artpark
450 S. Fourth St. Lewiston , 14092

Niagara County

Live music ...

Jake Miller – The 8 Tattoos Tour

Wed, Aug 24
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Admission starts at: $19.50

Buffalo Iron Works
49 Illinois St Buffalo, 14203

Buffalo

ABOUT JAKE MILLER: Beyond posting up streams in the hundreds of millions, selling out tours, attracting millions of followers on social media, and earning ...

Wiz Khalifa and Logic: Vinyl Verse Tour 2022

Thu, Aug 25
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Admission starts at: $29

Darien Lake Amphitheater
9993 Alleghany Rd Darien Center, 14040

Genesee County

Live Music ...

Bill Burr: Slight Return

Fri, Aug 26
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Admission starts at: $45

KeyBank Center
1 Seymour H Knox III Plaza Buffalo, 14203

Buffalo

A Grammy-nominated comedian, Bill Burr is one of the top comedic voices of his generation achieving success in TV and film as well as on stage. Bill ...

THE BEACH BOYS and THE TEMPTATIONS

Fri, Aug 26
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

Admission starts at: $79

Chautauqua Institution - Amphitheater
One Ames Ave. Chautauqua, 14722

Southern Tier

See The Beach Boys and The Temptations, two of the most prolific bands to have influenced American culture, in a one-of-a-kind double-bill performance ...

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Cows at Canalside

Fri, Aug 26
11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Free

Explore & More – The Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Children’s Museum
130 Main Street Buffalo, 14203

Buffalo

Let’s make friends with some cows! Throughout the summer, you can meet, pet, feed and learn about various types of cows. Thanks to our friends at Milk ...

Brad Paisley – World Tour 2020

Fri, Aug 26
9:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Admission starts at: $80

Fallsview Casino Resort
6380 Fallsview Blvd. Niagara Falls, L2G 7X5

Other

As a critically acclaimed singer, songwriter, guitarist and entertainer, Brad Paisley’s talents have earned him numerous awards and accolades including ...

Northwest Jazz Festival

Fri, Aug 26 - Sat, Aug 27
Times Vary

Free

Lewiston Jazz Festival
Center Street Lewiston, NY 14092

Niagara County

The annual Northwest Jazz Festival in Lewiston, NY returns this year on August 26th and 27th!   Listen to the sounds of over 150 musicians and 30 performing ...

Jason Aldean: Rock N’ Roll Cowboy Tour 2022

Sat, Aug 27
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

Admission starts at: $39

Darien Lake Amphitheater
9993 Alleghany Rd Darien Center, 14040

Genesee County

Live Music ...

Elmwood Avenue Festival of the Arts

Sat, Aug 27 - Sun, Aug 28
Times Vary

Free


Buffalo, NY

Other

Shop – 170 World-class artists See – Four stages with music, dance and puppetry Participate – KidsFest has hands-on activities for all ages, ...

5th Annual Craft Show At Sunflowers of Sanborn

Sat, Aug 27 - Sun, Aug 28
11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Free

Sunflowers of Sanborn
3313, Saunders Settlement Road, Comstock Corners, Cambria Town Niagara County, 14132

Niagara County

Save the date! Our 5th annual Craft Show at the Sunflower Fields is set! We will have 50 local crafters and artisans set up amongst the sunflowers! ...

Tonawanda City Porchfest

Sun, Aug 28
1:00 pm - 6:00 pm


Tonawanda , NY

Other

Bringing the community together with music and the arts. Family free event open to all! Held on the last Sunday of August. Peace, Love, Music ...

Doug Stanhope

Mon, Aug 29
7:15 pm - 9:15 pm

Admission starts at: $45

Helium Comedy Club
30 Mississippi Street Buffalo, 14203

Buffalo

“Much of what’s wrong with the world melts away in Stanhope’s flame... comedy with brains and guts and a heart...”- The Guardian “...the most ...

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