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Festivals

Festivals in and around Buffalo & WNY

Who doesn’t love a festival? Whether it is based on bloody mary’s, craft beer, sweet corn or ethnic heritage, there is no limit to how much fun you can have at a local festival. Buffalo & Western New York brings it like no place on earth. Check it out!

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Taste of the Trail

Saturday Apr. 22, 2017 - Sunday Apr. 23, 2017
10:00 am
Niagara Wine Trail, Niagara

Experience wine & food pairing on the Niagara Wine Trail over two weekends. Taste a different sample paired perfectly with a wine at each winery. Hours: Saturday 10am-5pm and Sunday 12pm-5pm

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Taste of the Southtowns

Sunday Apr. 23, 2017
11:30 am - 5:00 pm
St. Aloysius Hall, Springville

Restaurants will be serving 50 food items including: Prime Rib, Salmon, Beef tenderloin, Crab cakes, Beef on Weck, Pulled Pork, Tacos, Soups, Peanut Butter Pie, Apple Pie, Brownies & more.

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Pitch 10 – Next Generation United

Thursday Apr. 27, 2017
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Buffalo Riverworks, Buffalo

Pitch 10 is a pitch night for small grassroots organizations and Millenial-led nonprofits.

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Cherry Blossom Festival 2017

Saturday Apr. 29, 2017 - Saturday May. 06, 2017
All Day
Japanese Garden in Olmsted’s Delaware Park, Buffalo

Cherry Blossom Festival

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Babies and Bumps 2017

Saturday Apr. 29, 2017
9:30 am - 2:00 pm
Hyatt Regency Buffalo, Buffalo

Get answers to your questions, gain confidence in your decisions, resolve your fears…and become empowered about all aspects of having a baby!

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Buffalo YIMBY (Yes In My Backyard) Festival!

Saturday Apr. 29, 2017
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tri-Main Center, Buffalo

This year’s festival is called “BUFFALO: BLOCK BY BLOCK” and it will provide a platform for people and groups involved in grassroots, locally-driven community development to gather, exchange ideas and establish the networks that will help build a better Buffalo.

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Cherry Blossom Festival – Kick Off

Saturday Apr. 29, 2017
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Buffalo History Museum, Buffalo

Enjoy a stroll through the gardens, view international fashions and more.

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Festival Opening & Madama Butterfly Opera Preview

Saturday Apr. 29, 2017
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Buffalo History Museum, Buffalo

Opening ceremonies. Oodori no Kai folk dance group, Press conference on the Portico.

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Cabin Fever Beer and Wine Festival

Saturday Apr. 29, 2017
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Buffalo Ski Club, Colden

This event will be hosted at the Buffalo Ski Club, Tamarack Lodge, 7414 State Road, Colden, NY.

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Cherry Blossom Fest Family Day

Sunday Apr. 30, 2017
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Delaware Park, Buffalo

Celebrate the festival inside the museum and outside in the Garden including puppet shows, origami and crafts for children. Participate in a pink parade, dance the May Pole or visit the Instrument Zoo provided by Music is Art. Why not try Tai Chi, ride in a pink boat on Mirror Lake and more.

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Campus House Cherry Blossom Fusion Party

Monday May. 01, 2017
4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Buffalo State College, Buffalo

Cherry Blossom Festival theme party in collaboration with Hospitality Students at SUNY Buffalo State’s Campus House

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Taste of Tanzania

Tuesday May. 02, 2017
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Catholic Church, Kenmore

The event will feature beer, wine and authentic African food cooked by board member Louise Sano and her friends and family. It will also include a market of local businesses, including Zandra Beauty, Blue Table Chocolates and Global Villages.

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Fairy and Gnome Festival

Saturday May. 06, 2017
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Buffalo Botanical Gardens, Lackawanna

Join us for fun activities all day, including fairy-themed crafts and activities, a special scavenger hunt, view the Fairy House Contest entries and vote for your favorites.

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‘Cherry Blossom Challenge’ Orienteering

Saturday May. 06, 2017
11:00 am
Japanese Garden in Olmsted’s Delaware Park, Buffalo

Navigate your way on a 2.5 km course that starts and ends at the Japanese Garden and Delaware Park.

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Cherry Blossom Music Day

Saturday May. 06, 2017
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Buffalo History Museum, Buffalo

Sit on the Portico and enjoy music, entertainment and a view of the garden. Bring your own instrument and join a Cherry Jam Session, try your hand at the Drum Circle, Pink boat rides and food trucks too. The Middlemen, and Jazz Bands from Kanazawa, Japan & Hamburg High School.

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Sheas Wine Food and Beer Festival

Thursday May. 11, 2017
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Shea’s Performing Arts Center, Buffalo

Sheas Wine Food and Beer Festival

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Buffalo Pierogi Fest

Sunday May. 21, 2017
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Outer Harbor Buffalo, Buffalo

Step Out Buffalo is bringing top notch pierogi makers to Buffalo’s Outer Harbor for a day of face stuffing and outdoor fun in the sun!

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Totally Buffalo Festival

Saturday May. 27, 2017
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Buffalo Riverworks, Buffalo

Come celebrate the best of Buffalo.

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Maifest

Sunday May. 28, 2017
All Day
Spring Garden Park, Marilla

Maifest

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WNY Herpetological Society’s Annual Show & Fundraiser

Saturday Jun. 03, 2017
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Rescue Fire Hall, North Tonawanda

Alongside our indoor show and fundraiser we will be hosting a free outdoor festival also known as the “WNY Wild Expo” that will feature Western New Yorks finest non profit organizations, educational, and wildlife / outdoor related businesses.

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Rock The Gates // Music & Beer Fest

Saturday Jun. 03, 2017
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12 Gates Brewing Co., Williamsville

Following last year’s “Better Late than Never” One Year Anniversary Party, with its turnout in the thousands, the crew has decided to do it all over again. A few twists will be added to this year’s Music and Beer Fest, however.

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German Festival

Sunday Jun. 04, 2017
12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village, Amherst

Celebrate German cultural heritage! Featuring German food, drinks, authentic live German entertainment and fun for all ages! Food and beverages will be available for purchase, catered by Schnitzel & Company.

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IT FEST: Two Days & Nights with Intrepid Travelers

Friday Jun. 09, 2017 - Saturday Jun. 10, 2017
All Day
South Blossom Lea Drive, Alden

IT Fest is a grassroots event focused on pulling the stitches of our small community of “Travelers” even tighter (as well as expanding and welcoming new ones)!

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COLORBLOCK Interactive Festival

Friday Jun. 16, 2017
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Artspace Buffalo Gallery, Buffalo

COLORBLOCK is an interactive art festival where artists and non-artists alike can contribute to a variety of large scale installations.

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Hope Chest Buffalo Niagara Dragon Boat Festival

Saturday Jun. 17, 2017
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Buffalo Riverworks, Buffalo

See the majestic sport of Dragon Boat Racing at the Hope Chest’s annual Buffalo Niagara Dragon Boat FestivalSM. Join us for a day of dragon boat racing and fun-filled activities for the whole family

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SUMMER SOLSTICE CELEBRATION

Saturday Jun. 17, 2017
12:00 pm
Artpark, Lewiston

The Summer Solstice heralds the beginning of summer, and represents a time of fulfillment.

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Thin Man Brewery First Anniversary Summer Solstice Street Festival

Saturday Jun. 17, 2017
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thin Man Brewery, Buffalo

Come celebrate our one year anniversary with us as we close Elmwood Avenue between Utica Street and Hodge Avenue for a day filled with food, beer and music!

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Make Music Day 2017

Wednesday Jun. 21, 2017
All Day

Completely different from a typical musical festival, Make Music Day seeks to encourage all people, young and old, amateur or professional, to experience the pleasure of making music.

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EXPOSURE Concert: E8

Friday Jun. 23, 2017 - Sunday Jun. 25, 2017
All Day
The Cove, Depew

The 8th annual EXPOSURE Concert: Because love shouldn’t hurt. This is a 3-day, FREE, live music festival to raise awareness of domestic violence, on 2 stages featuring over 50 bands, all weekend long.

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SABAH’s Kickstock Kickball Tournament

Saturday Jul. 08, 2017
All Day
Wilkeson Pointe, Buffalo

SABAH’s 2nd Annual Kickstock Kickball Festival. A throwback tournament that will have you and your friends or coworkers vying for thrilling prizes and the prestigious title of 2017 Kickstock Champions!

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Taste of Buffalo

Saturday Jul. 08, 2017 - Sunday Jul. 09, 2017
All Day
Downtown Buffalo, Buffalo

Summertime fun and delicious food from more than 55 of Buffalo’s best restaurants and food trucks, plus six New York State wineries.

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48th Annual Grease Pole Festival “El Palo Encebao”

Friday Jul. 21, 2017 - Sunday Jul. 23, 2017
All Day
Olivencia Community Center Festival Grounds, Buffalo

We will be celebrating 3 days of music, ethnic food, and dancing; a celebration of community and culture, with activities for the entire family; With Live Performances

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10th Annual Walk Off Hunger

Saturday Jul. 29, 2017
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Island Park, Williamsville

This fun, family-friendly event will once again be presented by Life Storage. Walk Off Hunger is a two-mile scenic walk through the Village of Williamsville. The walk is followed up with a festival full of children’s activities, musical entertainment, bounce houses, raffles, food and refreshments.

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Scottish Festival

Saturday Aug. 19, 2017 - Sunday Aug. 20, 2017
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village, Amherst

Celebrate Scottish cultural heritage. Featuring Scottish fare and beer, highland games, live music and dancing, clans and pipers. Fun for all ages!

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