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Guide to Family Friendly Events This Month & Beyond in Buffalo & WNY

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Written by Step Out Staff

Published on May 19, 2022
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Looking to step out with the whole family? We’ve got the guide for you! Our giant guide to family friendly fun won’t steer you wrong, from large fairs and festivals to nature experiences, animal retreats and classes, workshops, and more, there’s something for every age in pretty much every category!

Check out our guide to upcoming family friendly events in Buffalo & WNY this month and beyond:

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Family Friendly Events in Buffalo & WNY

Hamburg Farmers Market

Sat, May 21 +more dates
7:30 am - 1:00 pm

Free

Hamburg Moose Lodge
45 Church St. Hamburg, New York 14075

South Towns

The 45th Season of the Hamburg Farmers’ Market! From Apples to Zucchini, There’s Something for Everyone All Season Long! We offer you the finest ...

Elmwood Village Farmers Market

Sat, May 21 +more dates
8:00 am - 1:00 pm

Free

Elmwood Village Farmers Market
Elmwood Ave Buffalo , 14222

Buffalo

About Elmwood Village Farmers Market:  Western New York’s favorite open-air marketplace, the Elmwood Village Farmers Market, presented by Highmark ...

Chandler Street Market

Sat, May 21 +more dates
9:00 am - 2:00 pm

$5

Chandler Street Winter Market
37 Chandler St Buffalo, 14207

North Buffalo

We are a new-ish indoor/outdoor market in the Black Rock neighborhood of Buffalo, NY open from 9am-2pm on Saturday mornings, hosting a diverse collective ...

Creative Journeys: Celebrating the Art of 
Refugee Women in Western New York

Sat, May 21 - Sat, Aug 20
10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Free

The Buffalo History Museum
One Museum Court Buffalo, 14216

North Buffalo

Since 2014, Stitch Buffalo (501c3) has provided a welcoming space for refugee and immigrant women to connect and share their love of the textile arts. Creative ...

Spring into Summer Pancake Fest and Craft Fair NIagara SPCA Fundraiser

Sat, May 21
10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Free

Third Warders Social Club
147 12th Ave North Tonawanda, NY 14120

Niagara County

Join us for Pancakes with all the fixins. $8 includes two large pancakes and two sausage links. Chocolate chips and whip cream $1 addt’l cost. Tickets ...

Hidden Treasures Craft & Vendor Fair

Sat, May 21
11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Free

Polish Falcons
445 Columbia Ave Depew , 14043

Cheektowaga and East

Come on out to support your local small businesses from 11am-3pm at the Polish Falcons, 445 Columbia, Depew. We have some fabulous and unique crafters ...

FREE Kids Music Jam!

Sat, May 21 +more dates
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Free

West Falls Center For The Arts
1863 Davis Rd. West Falls, 14170

South Towns

Hosted by Doug Yeomans First Saturday of each month, from 2pm – 3:30pm Come out to play with, listen to and learn from the pros! Open to any ...

Dino PJ Party

Sat, May 21
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

$30

Buffalo Museum of Science
1020 Humboldt Parkway Buffalo, 14211

Buffalo

Grab your favorite pajamas for a family night of prehistoric fun! Hunt for dinosaurs in our giant foam dig pit and enjoy a musical performance and pajama ...

Triminia: An Art Party For Our Times

Sat, May 21
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

$25

Buffalo Arts Studio
2495 Main St. Suite 500 Buffalo, 14214

North Buffalo

As a pillar of the Western New York arts community for 30 years now, Buffalo Arts Studio is moving and morphing along with the times. After two mega-successful ...

Southtowns Catholic School Presents Beauty and the Beast JR

Sat, May 21 - Sun, May 22
Times Vary

$5

Online

Southtowns Catholic School’s Production of Disney Beauty and the Beast JR May 21st @ 7pm  and May 22nd @ 2pm Location @ St. Francis High School ...

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Eden Farmers Market

Tue, May 24 +more dates
3:30 am - 7:30 pm

Free

Eden Legion Grounds
2912 Legion Drive Eden, NY 14057

South Towns

EDEN FARMERS MARKET’S  The Eden Farmers’ Market is held Tuesdays (rain or shine) during the Spring/Summer months on the Eden Legion Grounds ...

14th Annual BBQ & Brews Bash Backyard Edition

Tue, May 24
12:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Free

Online

http://www.BBQBrewsBash.org   ...

Skate and Shoot at Dwyer Arena

Tue, May 24 +more dates
5:00 pm - 6:20 pm

$10

Dwyer Arena – Niagara University
5795 Lewiston Rd Niagara University, 14109

Niagara County

Skate and shoot at Dwyer Arena.  $10 per player. Goalies are free. Helmets are required. ...

Market in the Park at Roswell

Wed, May 25 +more dates
11:00 am - 1:30 pm

Free

Other

Market in the Park at Roswell ...

River Fest Park Concert Series

Wed, May 25 +more dates
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Free

River Fest Park
249 Ohio Street Buffalo, 14204

Buffalo

Here is the 2022 *FREE* Wednesday Night Concert Series Lineup: May 25 Supercharger June 1 5’s Are Wild June 8 Flipside June 15 Breakaway June ...

Food Truck Thursdays in Niagara Square

Thu, May 26 +more dates
11:00 am - 2:30 pm

Free

Niagara Square
65 Niagara Square Buffalo, 14202

Buffalo

Every Thursday from May through October, creating another lively and diverse food scene in Buffalo. ...

Living History Fair

Thu, May 26
3:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Free

Erie Community College – North Campus
6205 Main Street Williamsville, 14221

North Towns

The Hull Family Home & Farmstead with Hamburg Kiwanis and other local partners proudly offer the Living History Fair, a free family event that transports ...

Amherst Bel Canto Open Rehearsal

Thu, May 26
4:45 pm - 7:00 pm

Free

Christ United Methodist Church
350 Saratoga Rd. Amherst, 14226

North Towns

Open Rehearsal. All are welcome. Singing. Creativity. Friendship. Presto (Grades 3-6) Ukulele and Singing 4:45 - 5:45 p.m. $5 for non-members Vivace/Bravo ...

Public Skate at Dwyer Arena

Thu, May 26 +more dates
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

$5

Dwyer Arena – Niagara University
5795 Lewiston Rd Niagara University, 14109

Niagara County

Public skate from 5-6:30.  $5 entry with $3 skate rental.  Skate helpers are available.  No sticks or pucks allowed. ...

Clue: On Stage

Fri, May 27 +more dates
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

$15

Aurora Players
166 South Grove Street East Aurora, 14052

South Towns

Based on the iconic 1985 Paramount movie, which was inspired by the classic Hasbro board game, Clue on Stage is a hilarious farce-meets-murder mystery. ...

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Spring into Wellness Festival at Cherry Hill Campground

Sat, May 28
10:00 am - 11:00 pm

Free

Other

Cherry Hill Campground, in Darien Center, is hosting a day full of yoga, art, music, and more! The day starts at 10am with an opening meditation. Throughout ...

Good Neighbor Cruise Nite

Wed, Jun 1 +more dates
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Free

Rite Aid
2175 South Park Ave Buffalo, 14220

South Buffalo

A family friendly fun nite to show off & look at cool cars, listen to music, have some good eats and win prizes ...

Kids Run

Sat, Jun 4
8:00 am - 11:00 am

Free

Delaware Park
84 Parkside Ave Buffalo, 14214

North Buffalo

Free event that encourages families to be active and fit to kick off the summer. Includes a 1.8 mile family walk/run and a mini-dash for children aged ...

Clufffalo Presents Chromafest at the Roycroft

Sat, Jun 4
10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Free

the Clufffalo Institute, Roycroft Campus
21 South Grove Street East Aurora, NY 14052

South Towns

On June 4th, 2022, from 10am-5pm, Charles Clough’s Clufffalo Institute presents “Chromafest” as a celebration of community and color that marks the ...

FREE Kids Music Jam!

Sat, Jun 4
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Free

West Falls Center For The Arts
1863 Davis Rd. West Falls, 14170

South Towns

Hosted by Doug Yeomans First Saturday of each month, from 2pm – 3:30pm Come out to play with, listen to and learn from the pros! Open to any ...

Car & Bike Show

Sun, Jun 5
11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Free

Frontiersmen VFW Post 7545
110 Elgin St Tonawanda, NY 14150

North Towns

Join us for our 5th Annual Car & Bike Show! Free admission & open to the public!
Lunch off the grill ...

Family Day Fun Tours

Sun, Jun 5 +more dates
11:00 am - 12:30 pm

$10

Becker Farms - Gastro Pub
3724 Quaker Rd Gasport, 14067

Niagara County

Bring the family every Sunday June through August for Family Day! Pal around with farm owner and matriarch as she hosts your family on our family farm. ...

Buffalo Reading Invasion

Tue, Jun 7 +more dates
7:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Free

Buffalo Reading Invasion
Buffalo Buffalo, 14202

Buffalo

This summer’s line-up: Tuesday June 7th, 7pm – 8pm. Bidwell Pkwy, Elmwood & Bidwell. Monday July 11th, 7pm – 8pm. Location TBD. Thursday ...

Virtual Artist Talk with Shana Agid

Wed, Jun 8
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Free

Online

Join us for an Artist Talk with Main Gallery exhibitor, Shana Agid! We will be discussing the exhibition, “Things I Might Need,” on June 8th, from ...

Day Out with Thomas

Fri, Jun 10
8:00 am - 6:00 pm

$23.00

Medina Railroad Museum
530 West Avenue Medina ,

Other

Come celebrate Thomas’ birthday at the Medina Railroad Museum! Select your train time and hop on board for a ride with the #1 Blue Engine. Like ...

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Buffalo’s BESTival

Sat, Jun 11
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Free

Cuppa Culture
10255 Main Street, Suite 11 on the Shisler Road side of Courtyards at Clarence Clarence, 14031

North Towns

Buffalo’s BESTival ~ Saturday, June 11th ~ 10:00am to 4:00pm 2nd Annual celebration of Buffalo's Best Crafters, Artisans, and Local, Small Businesses. Shop ...

Authentic German Dinner

Sat, Jun 11
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

$12

St. Paul's United Church of Christ
3921 Mapleton Road North Tonawanda, NY 14120

Niagara County

This year, proceeds of the event will go towards our youth college scholarship fund! The cost of a ticket is $12. Kids under 5 are free. Meal ticket ...

Lewiston GardenFest

Sat, Jun 18 - Sun, Jun 19
10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Free

Lewiston
Center Street Lewiston, NY 14092

Niagara County

Lewiston GardenFest presented by Lewiston Garden Club is set for Saturday, June 18 and Sunday, June 19 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days along Center Street. ...

First Annual Strawberry Festival and Vendor Fair

Sat, Jun 18
10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Free

New Hope United Methodist / Agape United Methodist
2846 Seneca Street West seneca, Ny 14234

Other

Join us for a vendor and artisan market as well as strawberry treats. Concessions will also be available ...

GorgeFest

Sat, Jun 18
11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Free

Whirlpool State Park
Robert Moses Parkway, Niagara Falls, 14303

Niagara County

The internationally renowned Niagara Gorge is one of the most iconic places in Western New York. Join the Western New York Land Conservancy, New York State ...

Animal Play Day

Sat, Jun 18
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

$9

Hawk Creek Wildlife Center – West Falls
1963 Mill Road West Falls,

Other

Come see our animals as you never have before! This immersive and family-friendly event features behind-the-scenes and up-close encounters with Hawk Creek’s ...

Elmwood Village Summer Concert Series at Bidwell Park

Tue, Jun 21 +more dates
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Free

Bidwell Park
78 Bidwell Parkway Buffalo, 14222

Buffalo

Join The Elmwood Village for it's 24th season of live music at the park. Buffalo has one of the most vibrant music scenes in the country and EV brings ...

Free Fishing Days

Sat, Jun 25 - Sun, Jun 26
All Day

Free

NYS Department of Environmental Conservation
625 Broadway Albany, NY 12207

Other

During Free Fishing Days/Weekends, anyone can fish the fresh waters of New York State and no fishing license is required! All other freshwater fishing ...

Buffalo Style Garden Art Sale

Sat, Jun 25 - Sun, Jun 26
Times Vary

Free

Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens
2655 S Park Ave Buffalo, 14218

South Towns

One of the summer’s most unique events takes advantage of Buffalo Niagara’s ever-growing and enthusiastic gardening community. No garden is complete ...

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Animal Play Day

Sat, Jun 18
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

$9

Hawk Creek Wildlife Center – West Falls
1963 Mill Road West Falls,

Other

Come see our animals as you never have before! This immersive and family-friendly event features behind-the-scenes and up-close encounters with Hawk Creek’s ...

The Hull Family Home & Farmstead Hands – on – Event : “ Summer’s Bounty “

Sun, Jun 26
11:00 am - 4:00 pm

$6

Hull Family Home & Farmstead
5967 Genesee St Lancaster, 14086

Cheektowaga and East

The Hull Family Home and Farmstead presents another Hands – on – Heritage event, “Summer’s Bounty” on Sunday, June 26 from 11AM to 4PM. Time ...

Youth Learn To Row Summer Camp

Mon, Jun 27 - Fri, Jul 1
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

$185.00

Buffalo Scholastic Rowing Association
405 Ohio Street Buffalo , 14204

Buffalo

BSRA Youth Learn to Row Ages 12-16 Rowing is the ultimate team sport! It teaches you about communication, leadership and character. Rowers will learn ...

Summer Youth Adventure Camp

Mon, Jun 27 +more dates
9:00 am - 11:00 am

$45.00

Sunset Bay Beach Club
12911 Iola Dr. Irving , 14081

South Towns

Get your kids outside with SUP Erie Adventures Summer Youth Camp! Paddling is a great way for youth to develop self-confidence, independence, awareness, ...

Creekside Concert with Noga Erez

Tue, Jun 28
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Free

Jewish Community Center of Greater Buffalo
2640 N. Forest Rd Getzville, New York 14068

North Towns

Kick-off your summer with a blast at our biggest event ever, featuring live music, food trucks, refreshments, activities, zip lining, community vendors, ...

VFW Post #9249 Independence Day Party

Mon, Jul 4
11:30 am - 5:00 pm

Free

Charles N. DeGlopper Memorial VFW Post 9249
2121 Grand Island Blvd Grand Island, New York 14072

North Towns

Annual Independence Day Celebration following the Town of Grand Island parade.  Open to the community, our event features food booths, a beer tent, patio ...

Tours of Open Gardens on Thursdays and Fridays in July

Thu, Jul 7 +more dates
All Day

$10

Other

Keep your Tours of Open Gardens Guide in the glove compartment. Exploring Buffalo Niagara’s gardens has become the great getaway for lovely summer days. ...

Queen of Heaven Carnival

Thu, Jul 7 - Sun, Jul 10
Times Vary

Free

Queen of Heaven School
4220 Seneca Street West Seneca, 14224

South Towns

The Queen of Heaven Carnival Committee is pleased to announce the 41st annual Queen of Heaven Carnival will be held on July 8th, 9th & 10th, kicking ...

Market in the Country

Sat, Jul 9
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Free

Wilson Conservation Club
2934 Wilson Cambria Road (RT 425) (Route 425) Wilson, NY 14172

Online

Outdoor market featuring Arts and Crafts, Flea Market Items, Antiques, Auto Parts, Farm Goods and Produce Items. Activities for children, petting zoo, ...

Igniting the Waterfront – The Band Five14

Sat, Jul 9
4:30 pm - 5:40 pm

Free

Niawanda Park Band Shell
200 Niagara St Tonawanda, NY 14150

North Towns

The Band Five14 will be performing at the Niawanda Park Band Shell on Saturday, July 9th, 2022. ...

Reinstein Woods Artisan Market

Sat, Jul 16
11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Free

Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve
93 Honorine Drive Depew ,

Other

Join us as we celebrate 716 day! Browse local artists, get some delicious BBQ and enjoy the fresh air at Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve. Give back to ...

Garden Walk Buffalo

Sat, Jul 30 - Sun, Jul 31
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Free

Other

America’s largest garden tour! The self-guided tour is absolutely free – no tickets required. Just pick up a map and start touring! More than 300 ...

Enchanted Wild Fest

Sat, Aug 6
11:00 am - 4:00 pm

$9

Hawk Creek Wildlife Center – West Falls
1963 Mill Road West Falls,

Other

Immerse yourself in your favorite movies and stories at Hawk Creek’s NEW event, Enchanted Wild Fest! You never know who or what you’ll meet around ...

Village Music Fest

Sat, Aug 6
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm

$20.00

Veterans Park
700 Third St. Youngstown , NY 14174

Niagara County

Barry Entertainment proudly presents the 3rd Annual Village Music Fest 8/6/22 at Veterans Park in Youngstown, NY. We are excited to announce that this ...

Urban Farm Day

Sat, Aug 27
10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Free

Other

Our first Urban Farm Day last summer was great fun, and this year we’re adding new experiences – among them, a visit to Big Big Table, a handful of ...

Cuba Garlic Festival

Sat, Sep 17 - Sun, Sep 18
10:00 am - 5:00 pm

$8


Cuba, NY 14727

Southern Tier

Established in 2005, the Cuba Garlic Festival features over 140 vendors, garlic themed foods and vendors, garlic and historic demonstrations and lectures, ...

Free Fishing Days

Sat, Sep 24
All Day

Free

NYS Department of Environmental Conservation
625 Broadway Albany, NY 12207

Other

During Free Fishing Days/Weekends, anyone can fish the fresh waters of New York State and no fishing license is required! All other freshwater fishing ...

Spooky Safari!

Sat, Oct 1 +more dates
11:00 am - 3:00 pm

$9

Hawk Creek Wildlife Center – West Falls
1963 Mill Road West Falls,

Other

Join us for a Spooky Safari! Get in the spirit for Halloween early, come in costume and explore our not-so-spooky trick or treat trail to meet some creepy, ...

Free Fishing Days

Fri, Nov 11
All Day

Free

NYS Department of Environmental Conservation
625 Broadway Albany, NY 12207

Other

During Free Fishing Days/Weekends, anyone can fish the fresh waters of New York State and no fishing license is required! All other freshwater fishing ...

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