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Best Things to Do This Weekend

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Written by Homer Enthusiast

Published on September 26, 2022
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Don’t miss Silent Disco at WBFO The Bridge Sat.Oct. 1.  

Things To Do This Weekend in Buffalo & WNY

Here are the best things to do this week in BuffaloWestern New York, and the Niagara Frontier as chosen by Step Out Buffalo’s editors. This list includes the best things to do including live music, festivals, comedy shows, theater, concerts, sports, nightlife parties and more. Love knowing what’s going on in Buffalo and Western New York? Be the first to know everything from the best new restaurants to coolest events – subscribe to our free email newsletter!

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Aurora Players Presents: Into the Woods

Sat, Oct 1 +more dates
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

Admission starts at: $17

Aurora Players
166 South Grove Street East Aurora, 14052

South Towns

Into The Woods is a Tony Award winning musical that weaves four classic fairy tales — Cinderella, Rapunzel, Little Red Riding Hood and Jack and the ...

Understanding Craft Beer and Financial Plans

Thu, Oct 6
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Free

42 North Brewing Company
25 Pine St East Aurora, 14052

South Towns

Together, we’ll alternate through topics like what ingredients go into making a full-bodied craft brew and how a financial plan is used to map a path ...

Silent Disco at WBFO The Bridge

Sat, Oct 1
8:00 pm - 12:00 am

Admission starts at: $10

WBFO The Bridge
140 Lower Terrace Buffalo, NY

Other

You bring your best dance moves, we’ll bring the music for the first-ever Silent Disco at WBFO The Bridge on Oct. 1 from 8 pm to midnight at Buffalo ...

Agricultural Fair

Sat, Oct 1 - Sun, Oct 2
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Admission starts at: $19.50

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

Other

Celebrate the bountiful Western NY harvest as the Museum shines in its finest fall colors! Enjoy livestock and cooking demonstrations, entertainment for ...

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Buffalo River History Cruise

Sat, Oct 1
All Day

Admission starts at: $23

Buffalo River History Tours
44 Prime Street Buffalo, 14202

Buffalo

Join us for a 90-minute narrated Buffalo River history tour! Hear the story of the Erie Canal, Buffalo’s history as the largest grain port in the ...

The Great Pumpkin Farm

Sat, Oct 1 - Mon, Oct 31
All Day

The Great Pumpkin Farm
11199 Main St Clarence , 14031

North Towns

This Fall Festival is our way of celebrating the harvest of blessings we enjoy in our community and our nation. It has grown to be, by far, the largest ...

A Soil Story: A Photographic Atlas of Our Natural Resource by Ruby Merritt

Sat, Oct 1 - Fri, Oct 7
All Day

CEPA Gallery
617 Main St. Buffalo, 14203

Buffalo

A Soil Story: A Photographic Atlas of Our Natural Resource Dates: Aug 6, 2022- Oct 7, 2022. Free admission for exhibit. Opening Aug 6th 5-8pm Location: ...

Clarence Hollow Scarecrow Festival

Sat, Oct 1
All Day

Free


Main Street Clarence, NY

Other

Community groups have organized this event to promote family fun in the Clarence Hollow during this beautiful Fall season. ...

Susan G Komen Race

Sat, Oct 1
8:00 am - 10:00 am

Free

Buffalo RiverWorks
359 Ganson St Buffalo, 14203

Buffalo

Join us and feel the presence of our ONE community every step of the way. ...

Alden Octoberfest

Sat, Oct 1
8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Free

Alden Town Park
13140 Main St Alden, 14004

Cheektowaga/East

Evening including beer varieties, entertainment and a softball tournament. ...

Seneca falling Leaves Festival

Sat, Oct 1 - Sun, Oct 2
Times Vary

Free

Jefferson Park
Salamanca, NY 14779

Southern Tier

Since 1979, Art and Crafts, Parade, Car Show, Live Musical Entertainment, Amusement Rides, Games and Fireworks. Experience Seneca Culture and Heritage ...

Mighty Niagara Half Marathon

Sat, Oct 1
9:15 am - 11:00 am

Free

Artpark
450 S. Fourth St. Lewiston , 14092

Niagara County

You’re running alongside the Niagara River, through the historic villages of Lewiston and Youngstown. Invigorated by the beat of the band you just ...

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Experience Psychic Fair

Sat, Oct 1 - Sun, Oct 2
Times Vary

Admission starts at: $10

Fairgrounds, Erie County/Hamburg
5600 McKinley Pkwy Hamburg, 14075

South Towns

Don't miss Experience Psychic Fair's Fall event at the Hamburg Fairgrounds event center- Grange Building. Most vendors take cards. Children 12 and under ...

Lockport Cave & Underground Boat Ride

Sat, Oct 1 - Mon, Oct 31
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Admission starts at: $6.25

Lockport Cave and Underground Boat Ride
5 Gooding St Lockport, 14094

Niagara County

The Lockport Cave & Underground Boat Ride in Lockport, NY, on the Erie Canal, just a 30 minute drive from Niagara Falls offers the public an exciting ...

Celebrate Halloween! at the Buffalo Zoo 2022

Sat, Oct 1 +more dates
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Admission starts at: $15

Buffalo Zoo
300 Parkside Ave Buffalo, 14214

North Buffalo

Celebrate Halloween! at the Buffalo Zoo is back with a fang-tastic lineup of family-friendly activities! Collect your favorite Halloween goodies as you ...

EA2EVL Fondo: 42-Mile Charity Bike Ride from East Aurora to Ellicottville

Sat, Oct 1
10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Admission starts at: $69

42 North Brewing Company
25 Pine Street East Aurora, 14052

South Towns

On Saturday, October 1, Erie Cattaraugus Rail Trail, Inc. will host the second annual EA2EVL Charity Ride. The goal of this ride is to raise awareness ...

Roycroft Campus Fall Festival

Sat, Oct 1 - Sun, Oct 2
10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Free

Roycroft Campus
31 S Grove St East Aurora, 14052

South Towns

Spend a beautiful autumn day on the Roycroft Campus in the heart of small-town East Aurora for their Fall Festival on October 1st and 2nd from 10 am to ...

BubbleFEST

Sat, Oct 1
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Admission starts at: $16

Buffalo Museum of Science
1020 Humboldt Parkway Buffalo, 14211

Buffalo

Our annual celebration of bubble science is BACK and IN PERSON for 2022! At BubbleFEST, participate in family-friendly bubble activities and demonstrations, ...

Fall Foliage Train Ride

Sat, Oct 1 +more dates
11:00 am - 1:20 pm

Admission starts at: $19

Arcade & Attica Railroad
278 Main Street Arcade, 14009

Wyoming County

Enjoy a round-trip train excursion during peak times in Western New York. At the halfway point, you depart the train at Curriers Station, where you can ...

Pumkingfest Buffalo

Sat, Oct 1
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

Free

Southern Tier Brewing Co. – Buffalo
7 Scott St Buffalo, 14203

Buffalo

 Make way for the King! Pumkingfest returns to the taprooms in just a few short weeks! Tiny Music 12pm to 4pm Big Sauce Trio 6pm to 9pm We’ve ...

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Autumnfest at the Farm

Sat, Oct 1
11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Free

Spruce Meadow Farm
10333 Keller Rd Clarence, 14031

North Towns

SPRUCE MEADOW FARM is hosting Autumnfest at The Farm, a family friendly event that includes chainsaw carving, face painting, music by Evan Anstey, pumpkins, ...

Spooky Safari!

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

Admission starts at: $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, ...

Cocktoberfest 2022

Sat, Oct 1
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Free

Woodcock Brothers Brewing Company
638 Lake St Wilson, 14172

Niagara County

It’s almost time for the BIG event… Our longest running annual beer event… Cocktoberfest! Our Cocktoberfest will be Saturday October 1, 2021. From ...

Oktoberfest!

Sat, Oct 1 - Mon, Oct 31
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Free

Hofbrauhaus Buffalo
190 Scott St Buffalo, 14204

Buffalo

Festival ...

Fright Fest Halloween Event

Sat, Oct 1 +more dates
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Admission starts at: $49.99

Darien Lake
9993 Alleghany Rd Darien Center, 14040

Genesee County

Fright Fest is back and spookier than ever! Dare to enter the Halloween event of the season, featuring family-friendly attractions during the day...and ...

Freedom Art Walk @ Freedom Run Winery

Sat, Oct 1 - Sat, Dec 31
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Admission starts at: $7

Freedom Run Winery
5138 Lower Mountain Rd Lockport, 14094

Niagara County

Begin this self-guided nature walk in the Tasting Room, then set off with a glass or bottle in hand and our brochure as you stroll through the vineyards ...

Spirits With The Spirits At Oakwood Cemetery

Sat, Oct 1
3:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Admission starts at: $35

Oakwood Cemetery, Niagara Falls, NY
763 Portage Road Niagara Falls, 14301

Niagara County

An evening benefiting Oakwood Cemetery! Meet psychic Ivy Rivera. – Saturday, October 1st spirits will allow your attendance in Oakwood, and the party ...

Ale on the Rails

Sat, Oct 1
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Admission starts at: $38

Arcade & Attica Railroad
278 Main Street Arcade, 14009

Wyoming County

Enjoy a round trip train excursion while sipping on some local ales and ciders. At the halfway point you will depart the train at Curriers Station where ...

Bored Teachers

Sat, Oct 1
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Admission starts at: $39

Helium Comedy Club
30 Mississippi Street Buffalo, 14203

Buffalo

The biggest entertainment platform for teachers in the world—"Bored Teachers"—presents its first-ever comedy tour with all your favorite teacher-comedians ...

Frightworld, America’s Screampark

Sat, Oct 1 +more dates
6:30 pm - 12:00 am

Admission starts at: $40

Frightworld America’s Screampark
1001 Hertel Ave. Buffalo, 14216

North Buffalo

Frightworld is Buffalo’s most nationally acclaimed haunted house. Celebrating 20 Years of Fear, Frightworld features 5 award winning haunted attractions ...

Swift Kick at The Hawk!

Sat, Oct 1
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Free

Diamond Hawk Golf Course & Pub “The Hawk”
255 Sonwil Dr Cheektowaga, 14225

Cheektowaga and East

Ready to have some fun?  Swift Kick is bringing it to Diamond Hawk.  Featuring the awesome Carolyn Baker, Jeff Pacer and Dave Adrian, Swift Kick will ...

Matt Maeson

Sat, Oct 1
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Town Ballroom
681 Main Street Buffalo, 14203

Buffalo

Never Had To Leave Tour Ages 12+, minors under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Government issued ID required for entry. ...

NIGHT LIGHTS at Griffis Sculpture Park

Sat, Oct 1 +more dates
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm

Admission starts at: $14

Griffis Sculpture Park
6902 Rohr Road East Otto,

Other

For the 10th consecutive autumn, Griffis Sculpture Park will again be illuminated with colorful and theatrical lighting when “NIGHT LIGHTS at Griffis ...

The Prom

Sat, Oct 1 - Sun, Oct 2
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Admission starts at: $35

Shea’s Performing Arts Center
646 Main Street Buffalo, 14202

Buffalo

This hit musical stars Kaden Kearney (they/them) as “Emma, High School Student, Banned from the Prom,” Kalyn West as “Alyssa Greene, Head of Student ...

The Lizards

Sat, Oct 1
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Admission starts at: $15

Buffalo Iron Works
49 Illinois St Buffalo, 14203

Buffalo

The Lizards – Phish Tribute: The Lizards are Canada’s premier PHISH tribute band. Playing songs written and/or performed by the Phinest gents from ...

Once On This Island At Shea’s 710

Sat, Oct 1 - Sun, Oct 2
Times Vary

Admission starts at: $30

Shea’s 710 Theatre
710 Main St. Buffalo, 14202

Buffalo

From the Tony Award-winning songwriting team of Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty (Seussical, Ragtime), comes the highly original and theatrical Caribbean-based ...

Like A Hurricane

Sat, Oct 1
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Admission starts at: $20

Sportsmen’s Tavern
326 Amherst St Buffalo, 14207

North Buffalo

Live Music ...

Sara Evans

Sat, Oct 1
9:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Admission starts at: $35

Fallsview Casino Resort
6380 Fallsview Blvd. Niagara Falls, L2G 7X5

Other

Celebrated country artist and multi-platinum entertainer, Sara Evans thrills audiences with her stunning and timeless country voice. Connecting to audiences ...

KEVIN X

Sat, Oct 1
9:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Admission starts at: $13

The Rapids Theater
1711 Main Street Niagara Falls, 14305

Niagara County

KEVIN X with special guests Big20Coach, Joe Streetz, GoHardKiss, GoGreenLuck, 290 Jones ...

Great American Garage Sale!

Sun, Oct 2
8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Free

Antique World Flea and Marketplace
11111 Main St. Clarence , 14031

North Towns

Garage Sale Season is back and the Great American Garage Sale is the best one of them all!! Hundreds of vendors are set up indoors & outdoors for Western ...

4th Annual Fall New York State Yoga Festival

Sun, Oct 2
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Admission starts at: $30

Letchworth State Park
Letchworth State Park Castile, 14427

Wyoming County

An incredible day filled with yoga, fitness, community, local shopping, hiking, and SO much MORE!Who is ready to celebrate the 4th Annual Fall NYS Yoga ...

Bills Block Party Vs Baltimore At Rec Room

Sun, Oct 2
11:30 am - 5:30 pm

Admission starts at: $15.10

Rec Room
79 W Chippewa St Buffalo, 14202

Buffalo

Join us for one of the most exciting Bills Seasons yet as Chippewa Events and the Chippewa Alliance throw our 3rd annual BILLS BLOCK PARTIES! Chippewa ...

Bills Watch Party at Southern Tier Brewing Co Buffalo

Sun, Oct 2
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Free

Southern Tier Brewing Co. – Buffalo
7 Scott St Buffalo, 14203

Buffalo

Everything’s better when the Bills are on the screen! STBC has all your football szn needs with gameday drink specials all day, food specials during ...

Dining at Dusk: Oktoberfest!

Sun, Oct 2
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Admission starts at: $48

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

South Towns

Sunday, October 2: Oktoberfest! Dining at Dusk: Oktoberfest! It’s officially lederhosen season! Enjoy pretzels and beer at the Botanical Gardens accompanied ...

 

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