28 Exciting Events & Event Series to Check Out This August in WNY 2020

City Guide, Event


Written by Step Out Staff

Published on July 31, 2020

Photo courtesy of Las Puertas, featured restaurant at a Farm-Fresh Dinner Series Event at Stillwater Farm

Usually when we think of August, we think of festivals galore, events everywhere, even the Erie County Fair.

It’s true, with no large scale events happening, this August won’t be anything like years past. But in the name of finding out what *is* happening around town, stepping out, and supporting local businesses, we’ve pulled together a list of exciting small events that are actually happening this August.


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. Step Out Buffalo fully supports wearing a mask, practicing social distancing  when possible, and just being an all around good neighbor!

Here is our curated list of can’t-miss events happening this August in WNY, as chosen by Step Out Buffalo’s editors.


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Events to Check Out This August

1. Grand Lady Dinner Cruise
Series of Events
Location: Grand Lady Cruises

2. Strawberry Moon Festival
Location: Artpark
August 1, 2020, 3:00 pm-6:00 pm

3. Candle Making – Invent Your Own Scent!
Location: Kin Loch Farmstead
August 1, 2020, 2:00 pm-4:00 pm

4. DIY Brunch Workshop
Series of Events
Location: Loaded Lumber

5. Golden Mummies of Egypt Exhibit
Location: Buffalo Museum of Science


6. Lewiston Food Tours
Series of Events
Location: Center Street and N Water Street

7. The Wing Ride Buffalo Food Tour
Series of Events
Location: Buffalo Bike Tours

8. The Art of Walking at Artpark
Series of Events
Location: Artpark

9. DIY Classes with Studio Hue
Series of Events
Venue: Studio Hue

10. Farm-Fresh Dinner Series | Stillwater Farm
Series of Events
Venue: Stillwater Farm

11. Jazz in the Vineyard
Series of Events
Location: Spring Lake Winery
August 2, 2020, 2:00 pm-8:00 pm

12. Casual Cruise
Series of Events
Location: Grand Lady Cruises

Live at the Drive – Funktional Flow

Photo x Zachary Todtenhagen / Live at the Drive

13. Live at the Drive
Series of Events
Location: Transit Drive-In


14. Food Truck Wednesdays in the Garden
Series of Events
Location: Samuel’s Grande Manor

15. Special LIVE Event: Ms. Pat!
Venue: Helium Comedy Club
August 6, 2020, 8:00 pm – August 8, 2020, 9:45 pm

16. Hotel Henry Summer Jazz Series feat. French Conéxion
Series of Events
Location: Hotel Henry

17. AQUEOUS – LIVE Concert at Silver Lake Twin Drive-In
Venue: Silver Lake Twin-Drive In
August 7, 2020, 3:30 pm-August 8, 2020, 7:30 pm

18. Jazz Caché
Restaurant: PAUSA art house
August 7, 2020, 7:00 pm-8:30 pm


19. Strictly Hip at The Tralf
Location: Tralf Music Hall
August 7, 2020, 8:00 pm-10:00 pm

20. Getting Knots With Captain Kyle
Location: Hammer & Stain Buffalo
August 8, 2020, 1:00 pm-3:00 pm

21. Celebrating Chocolate Weekend
Venue: Genesee Country Village & Museum
August 8, 2020, 10:00 am-August 9, 2020, 4:00 pm

22. Central Terminal Historical Tours
Location: Buffalo Central Terminal
August 9, 2020, 11:00 am-1:30 pm

23. Sunflowers of Sanborn Yoga with Vibe Yoga Lab
Series of Events
Location: Sunflowers of Sanborn

24. Amazon’s A NIGHT AT THE DRIVE-IN Free Summer Screening Series
Location: Transit Drive-In


25. Jazz at Chandlerville 2020
Restaurant: Thin Man Brewery

26. Fairy House Festival
Location: Artpark
August 15, 2020, 12:00 pm-4:00 pm

27. The Reign of Kindo
Location: Town Ballroom
August 21, 2020, 7:00 pm-9:00 pm

28. Outer Harbor Pop-Up Food Truck Series
Venue: Outer Harbor Lawn Space
August 22, 2020, 3:00 pm-7:00 pm

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A group of Step Out Buffalo team members worked together to create this post from research and writing to editing and imagery. Thanks for reading!
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