Here’s What Made You Stop Scrolling & Step Out: Most Popular WNY Events of 2021

Buffalo Culture


Written by Emily Morrow

Published on December 23, 2021

Every year we look back at the most notable things that happened in the Buffalo & WNY food and drink and entertainment industries. We look at the best new restaurants, the full list of places that opened and closed throughout the year, and the most popular restaurants, Tweets & memes, and TikTok videos from Step Out Buffalo. It’s fun to see where Buffalonians stepped out to most in 2021 – what made you stop scrolling and start doing!

To compile this list we pulled together our content to find the most viewed event listings on this year to get the 10 most popular events of 2021 – in order. If you didn’t get the chance to attend this year, add them to your step out bucket list for 2022!

10. Chandler Street After Market

9. Indoor Outdoor Antique Flea Market


8. National Buffalo Wing Festival

Photo courtesy of National Buffalo Wing Fest 2019

7. The Off Broadway Farmers & Artisans Market

6. The Christkindlmarkt at Hofbrauhaus Buffalo

5. Dansville Festival of Balloons

Photo courtesy of Dansville Balloon Festival


4. The Powerhouse Truck Fest

3. Chandler Street Winter Market

2. Fall Makers + Shakers Boozy Artisan Market


1. Beyond Van Gogh: An Immersive Experience


Open now until October 3rd! Visit to get your tickets!✨ #BuffaloNY #716 #WNY #wearebuffalo #beyondvangogh #travel #art #summer

♬ Pieces (Solo Piano Version) – Danilo Stankovic

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Written by <a href="" target="_self">Emily Morrow</a>

Written by Emily Morrow

Emily is co-founder and Director of Storytelling at Step Out Buffalo. Her favorite things to do are eat, travel, and think up business ideas. Emily is originally from Hamburg, NY and her out of town friends will tell you that she loves to talk about Buffalo any chance she gets.
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