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Every Festival Happening This Month in Buffalo & WNY

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Written by Step Out Staff

Published on July 21, 2021

Who doesn’t love a good festival? In Buffalo and Western New York we have a festival for just about everything. From chicken wings (obv) to Bloody Marys, beer, burgers, just about every nationality, town, food, drink, and even plenty of music festivals to jam out at come summer and fall. Explore and enjoy, Buffalo!

Here’s a guide to upcoming festivals in Buffalo & WNY this month and beyond:

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Festivals in Buffalo & WNY This Month

Summer Fun Weeks & Riverside Saturdays At The National Comedy Center

Thu, August 5 • All Day +more dates

$19.50

National Comedy Center
203 West Second Street Jamestown 14701, NY 14701

Southern Tier

The National Comedy Center, the United States’ official cultural institution dedicated to the art form of comedy, announced its full event schedule for ...

We Love Lucy & Desi Week | Riverside Saturday Movie: Classic Lucy & Desi

Thu, August 5 • All Day +more dates

$19.50

National Comedy Center
203 West Second Street Jamestown 14701, NY 14701

Southern Tier

We Love Lucy & Desi  August 1 – August 7 | Since its debut in 1951, I Love Lucy has bought joy and inspiration to millions. Join us as we celebrate ...

17th Buffalo Infringement Festival

Thu, August 5 • All Day +more dates

Free

Buffalo’s Allentown District
Buffalo, NY

Other

11 Days of THEATRE/Electronic music/ Poetry/busking/Blues/LIT/CHALK ART/R&B/workshops /LIVE PAINTING/Hip hop/ IMPROV THEATRE/Classical/ dance/Jazz/drawing/soul/filmmaking/Sculpture/ ...

Niagara County Fair

Thu, August 5 • All Day +more dates

$6

Niagara County Fair
4487 Lake Ave. Lockport, NY 14094-1122

Other

Join us August 4th-8th at the Niagara County Fair, in Lockport, for 5 days of family fun! Come enjoy carnival games and rides, live music, fair food, ...

57th Annual Eden Corn Festival

Thu, August 5 • 3:00 pm - 11:00 pm +more dates

Free


8584 S Main St Eden, 14057

Other

Thurs: 3 to 11pm | Fri: 3pm to 11pm | Sat: Noon to 11pm | Sun: Noon to 10pm In 1959, the Eden Chamber of Commerce discussed the idea of holding an ...

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Niagara County Fair

Fri, August 6 • 10:00 am - 11:00 pm +more dates

Free

CCE Niagara County
4487 Lake Avenue Lockport, NY 14094

Niagara County

The Niagara County Fair in Lockport, NY is the largest youth fair in the state and has something for everyone. Approximately 35,000 people flock to the ...

Fourteen Holy Helpers Parish Summerfest 2021 – Our 10th!

Thu, August 5 • 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm +more dates

Free

Fourteen Holy Helpers R.C. Church
1345 Indian Church Rd West Seneca, NY 14224-1311

Other

Summerfest 2021 With the lifting of Covid-19 restrictions, the 10th edition of our Fourteen Holy Helpers Summerfest is planned to run from Thursday, ...

2021 PLAY/GROUND FESTIVAL

Fri, August 6 • All Day +more dates

Free

THE CENTRAL TERMINAL, BROADWAY MARKET, MATT URBAN CENTER, CANALSIDE
Buffalo, NY

Other

We are so excited to present PLAY/GROUND 2021 to you all. We are taking advantage of the supreme Buffalo Summer weather and have sited a majority of the ...

Village Music Fest – Youngstown Yacht Club

Sat, August 7 • 1:00 pm - 10:00 pm

$20

Youngstown yacht Club
491 Water St. Youngstown , NY 14174

Niagara County

Village Music Fest in Youngstown, NY proudly presents Grammy nominated, platinum selling 90’s Rock band “FASTBALL”. Live music all day by national, ...

Rocks on Rocks Festival At Resurgence Brewing

Sat, August 7 • 2:00 pm - 11:00 pm

$35

Resurgence Brewing Company – Chicago Street
55 Chicago St, Buffalo, NY 14204

Buffalo

Resurgence Brewing & Twenty6 Productions Presents: ROCKS ON ROCKS FESTIVAL INCLUDING PERFORMANCES FROM AQUEOUS, GRUB, & MOM SAID NO. Join us for ...

German – Polish Celebration

Sat, August 7 • 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm

$7.00

Spring Garden Association
3838 Two Road Rd East Aurora, NY 14052

South Towns

SPRING GARDEN PARK 3838 Two Rod Road, East Aurora, NY 14052 – www.springarden.com “Where ethnic heritage is celebrated” GERMAN-POLISH CELEBRATION Saturday, ...

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Ted Reinhardt Western NY Drumming Festival

Sun, August 8 • 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Free

Old Man River
375 Niagara St Buffalo, 14150

North Towns

The Ted Reinhardt Western NY Drumming Festival will be held from 12-4 PM at the historic Old Man River Restaurant located at 375 Niagara Street, Tonawanda, ...

Erie County Fair

Wed, August 11 • All Day +more dates

Free

The Fairgrounds
5600 McKinley Parkway Hamburg, NY 14075

South Towns

The Erie County Fair is a fair held in Hamburg in Erie County, New York every August. Based on 2018 attendance statistics, The Erie County Fair is the ...

Lewiston Art Festival

Sat, August 14 • 10:00 am - 6:00 pm +more dates

Free

Outdoors on Center Street
Lewiston, NY

Other

The Lewiston Art Festival is the #1 event of its kind and the perfect way to celebrate your summer weekend. Lewiston's signature event features original ...

8th Annual Jack Craft Fair

Sat, August 14 • 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Free

Wilkeson Pointe
225 Fuhrmann Boulevard Buffalo, NY 14203

Buffalo

Join us for the 8th Annual Jack Craft Fair, Buffalo's premier alternative art festival! This event features an eclectic mix of artists from varying backgrounds, ...

Buffalo Mac and Cheese Festival

Sat, August 14 • 11:30 am - 9:00 pm

$20

Buffalo RiverWorks
359 Ganson St Buffalo, NY 14203

Buffalo

It's Here - The Cheesiesst Event Buffalo Has Ever Seen... Buffalo Mac and Cheese Festival - We Can't Wait! We're Coming to RiverWorks - Don't Miss ...

Taste of Ellicottville 2021

Sat, August 14 • 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm +more dates

Free

Village of Ellicottville
7 Monroe Street Ellicottville, NY 14731

Southern Tier

We are hopeful for Taste of Ellicottville 2021, although it may look different. Stay tuned ...

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Taste of Bier & Brats

Sat, August 14 • 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm

$25.00

Spring Garden Association
3838 Two Road Rd East Aurora, NY 14052

South Towns

Spring Garden Presents our New Event TASTE OF BIER & BRATS Saturday, August 14, 2021 Come sample some of the finest brews from participating WNY ...

EID CARNIVAL, EC200 & PAKISTAN’S INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATIONS

Sun, August 15 • 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Free

WNYMuslims
4027 Bailey Avenue Amherst, 14226

North Towns

WNYMuslims invites the public to join their 6th annual Eid Carnival to celebrate the festivities of the Muslim religious festival Eid-ul-Adha, EC200, ...

Griffis Sculpture Park Summer Festival

Sun, August 15 • 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm

$20

Griffis Sculpture Park
6902 Mill Valley Road East Otto, NY 14729

Southern Tier

After a one-year hiatus due to the pandemic, the Griffis Sculpture Park will host their 8th annual summer festival on Sunday, August 15, 2021 from 1:00 ...

ATV Big Air Tour-Erie County Fair

Tue, August 17 • 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Free

GUSTO Grandstand
5600 McKinley Parkway Hamburg, NY 14075

South Towns

ATV Big Air Tour hits the dirt on Tuesday, August 17 at 7:00pm. THE ATV BIG AIR TOUR is performed by trained professionals and is meant for entertainment ...

Flour City Brewers Tour Event

Fri, August 20 • All Day

Free

Rochester Public Market
280 Union St N, Rochester, NY 14609

Other

Flour City Brewers Fest, hosted by Rohrbach Brewing Co. at various locals around the city over the years, has been a Rochester staple for over 25 summers. ...

WNY Country Music Festival

Fri, August 20 • All Day +more dates

$20

The BackLot Entertainment Venue
11891 Main St. Akron, NY 14001

North Towns

The WNY Country Music Festival is coming to the The BackLot Entertainment Venue on August 201st-22nd. WHEN August 20-22, 2021 WHERE The ...

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Rock the Barn Music Festival

Fri, August 20 • 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm +more dates

$20

Big Yellow Barn
9015 Main St Clarence, NY 14031

North Towns

Rock the Barn is a 2-day music festival to benefit Meals On Wheels Akron, Clarence, Newstead. Friday-Buffalo’s own Cami Clune at 7pm & Bon Journey ...

GLOFEST-OUTDOOR FESTIVAL FOR TEENS

Fri, August 27 • 12:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Free

Como Lake Park
2220 Como Park Blvd. Main Gazebo Lancaster, NY 14086

Cheektowaga and East

FOCUS, The Lancaster/Depew Addiction Prevention Coalition, proudly presents their Annual Drug-Free Youth Event GLOFEST-21: F.O.C.U.S. ON THE LIGHT. WHEN: ...

Egyptian Festival

Fri, August 27 • 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm +more dates

Free

St. Mary and St. Moses Coptic Orthodox Church
350 Wheatfield St. North Tonawanda, New York 14120

Niagara County

A popular church event now a Buffalo staple; the annual St.Mary Egyptian Festival! Adventure into the Egyptian culture with delicious food, decadent desserts, ...

Chalkfest Buffalo 2021 – The 1980’s

Sat, August 28 • 9:00 am - 6:00 pm +more dates

Free

Buffalo RiverWorks
359 Ganson Street Buffalo, NY 14203

Buffalo

WE’RE BACK!!! Chalkfest Buffalo will return for 2021 at Buffalo RiverWorks on Saturday, August 28th & 29th from 9am – 6pm Our theme for ...

Jam on the Lift Music and Arts Festival

Sat, August 28 • 2:00 pm - 11:00 pm

$35

Kissing Bridge Snow Sports
10296 State Road Glenwood, NY 14069

South Towns

Kissing Bridge & Twenty6 Productions Present: JAM ON THE LIFT MUSIC & ARTS FESTIVAL Join us for the first annual Jam on the Lift Festival ...

The Summer Earth-Spirit Artisan Festivals

Sun, August 29 • 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Free

Salon Indigo Sol
8860 Main St. Williamsville, NY 14221

North Towns

This outdoors summer event will be showcasing Buffalo's top Artisans and Vendors! A body, mind and spirit show you don't want to miss! There will be: artwork ...

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Paw-Day at Mike Basil Toyota to benefit Forgotten Felines & White Whiskers Senior Dog Sanctuary

Sun, August 29 • 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Free

Basil Toyota
6157 South Transit Road Lockport, New York 14094

Niagara County

White Whiskers Senior Dog Sanctuary and Forgotten Felines of WNY are partnering to create the BEST end of summer family fun event! On August 29, we will ...

5th Annual Beau Fleuve Music and Arts Celebration

Sun, August 29 • 2:00 pm - 9:00 pm

$10

Buffalo Central Terminal
495 Paderewski Dr Buffalo, NY 14212

Buffalo

Beau Fleuve Music & Arts has officially announced its plans and ‘Save The Date’ to host our 5 Year Anniversary of the Beau Fleuve Music Arts Celebration. ...

2021 Dansville Festival of Balloons

Fri, September 3 • All Day +more dates

Free


Maple Street Dansville, NY 14437

Other

Dansville Festival of Balloons LTD invites you to the 40th Annual Dansville Balloon Festival Labor Day Weekend.  September 3,4,5, 2021, Friday, Saturday ...

Buffalo Taco and Margarita Fest

Sat, September 4 • 11:00 am - 6:00 pm

$10

Buffalo RiverWorks
359 Ganson Street Buffalo, NY 14203

Buffalo

Hola! Are you ready for some tacos and margaritas, plus some great entertainment!? Tickets are on sale now! GA advance purchase - $10 VIP advance ...

South Buffalo Irish Festival 2021

Sat, September 4 • 11:00 am - 10:30 pm

Free

Cazenovia Park
Cazenovia Park Buffalo, 14210

Buffalo

South Buffalo Roots, the organizers and volunteers of the 2021 South Buffalo Irish Festival are proud to announce The Walker Roaders, a genuine Celtic-Punk ...

2021 National Buffalo Wing Festival

Sat, September 4 • 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm +more dates

$20

Highmark Stadium
1 Bills Drive Orchard Park, NY 14127

South Towns

Hello Wingfest Fans! We’re thrilled to announce the return of the National Buffalo Wing Festival this Labor Day Weekend! The world has changed since ...

Hamburg Music Fest 2021

Sat, September 4 • 3:00 pm - 11:00 pm

$10

Hamburg Village
hamburg, NY 14075

South Towns

Live music at various locations throughout the village/town. Wrist band purchases support local charities. ...

Hop Harvest Festival

Mon, September 6 • 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Free

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

Other

Mark your calendars for this year's Hop Harvest Festival!  What better way to spend Labor Day than with all things hops? Follow the journey of hops, ...

Music is Art Festival 2021

Sat, September 11 • 11:00 am - 12:00 am

Free

Buffalo RiverWorks
359 Ganson St Buffalo, 14203

Buffalo

Over 21 stages of live entertainment, featuring over 200 bands/musicians, over 120 DJs, live artists, displaying artists, performance artists, dancers, ...

Buffalo Cigar Festival

Sat, September 18 • All Day

$54


3964 CALIFORNIA RD. ORCHARD PARK, NY 14127

South Towns

Buffalo Cigar Festival is a fun single-day event with live music, food, drinks, vendor showcases, prizes, and much more! This event is a must for both ...

20th Annual Niagara Celtic Heritage Festival & Highland Games

Sat, September 18 • 10:00 am - 10:30 pm +more dates

$16

Niagara County Fairgrounds
4487 Lake Avenue Lockport, NY 14094

Niagara County

Everyone's welcome at the popular Niagara Celtic Heritage Festival & Highland Games! Join us on Sept. 18 & 19, at the Niagara County Fairgrounds ...

Half-Way to St. Patrick’s Day’ Parade

Sat, September 18 • 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Free

Valley Community Center
93 Leddy St Buffalo, 14210

Buffalo

Parade starts at noon and ends at Buffalo River Fest Park. Celebration to follow the parade at the park. Irish music, corned beef, pints, and more ...

Lewiston Harvest And Hops Festival

Sat, September 25 • 10:00 am - 5:00 pm +more dates

Free


Lewiston, NY 14092

Niagara County

The 2021 Festival is planned for September 25 & 26, 2021, dependent on NYS Guidelines and restrictions due to COVID-19. We are hopeful that a safe ...

The BASH For Mercy Flight

Sat, September 25 • 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

$50

Buffalo RiverWorks
359 Ganson St. Buffalo, NY 14203

Buffalo

Tickets for Mercy Flight’s BASH on Saturday, September 25, 2021 at Buffalo RiverWorks, are now on sale. The iconic party with a purpose will feature ...

Honey Harvest Festival

Sat, October 9 • 9:00 am - 4:00 pm +more dates

Free

Masterson's Garden Center
725 Olean Rd. East Aurora, New York 14052

South Towns

What makes honey so special? Well, the bees do! Join Masterson’s Garden Center and local beekeepers for the ninth annual Honey Harvest Festival and help ...

Burt Fest – 2021

Sat, October 23 • 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

$10

The Showplace Theater
1065 Grant St Buffalo, NY 14207

North Buffalo

Rochester Entertainment Events Presents: Burt Fest - 2021 Featuring: Dilettante, Ashford, The Impurity, Trick Room, Of Night & Light, Amateur ...

Forsyth Tavern Fall Fest

Sun, October 24 • 10:00 am - 7:00 pm

Free

The Forsyth-Warren Tavern Living History Farm and Museum
5182 Ridge Road Lockport, New York 14094

Niagara County

Join us one week before Hallowe'en when our historic farmstead will come alive with the spirit of the holidays! 10:00am:    Farm Opens All Day  ...

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