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Events in Buffalo, New York

Allentown Art Festival - In Buffalo, New York, on one special weekend each June, it is indeed art that makes life for the tens of thousands of people who visit the Allentown Art Festival. Tens of Thousands art patrons visit the Festival to enjoy the beauty of Buffalo's weather in June, the charm and uniqueness of the Allentown area and the quality of the art and crafts presented by the over 400 juried exhibitors.

Buffalo Irish Festival - Held at the Hamburg Fairgrounds this annual event is full of Irish entertainment including traditional music, folk music, step and set dancing, 25-30 national touring shops of exclusively Irish goods and crafts, Irish authors and book signings and much more! Come lassie, don't ye be missing this!

Buffalo Niagara International Film Fest - This is a 10-day annual event open to the public. This event is a filmmaker's festival. A festival hosted by filmmakers and screenwriters for filmmakers and screenwriters...In a region that loves the arts and has produced many famous industry icons both behind the camera, on the screen, and abroad.

Elmwood Avenue Festival of the Arts - With more than 170 artists and craftspeople selling work done in 16 different mediums, you're sure to find something you love. See over fifty performances on three stages. Dance at our family friendly dance tent. Bring the family to Kidsfest, where children can do hands-on arts projects, see kids-oriented performances, and march in the Kidsfest parade.

First Night Buffalo - A great, safe way to spend New Years Eve. Buffalo's biggest alcohol and drug free event. Participating in this celebration leaves a memorable and lasting impression on the audience. Despite the winter cold, they are warmed by a love for the city, a heart-felt appreciation for the arts and the common bond of a community celebrating the New Year together in a healthy, drug-and-alcohol-free atmosphere.

National Buffalo Wing Festival - The idea for the festival came from a movie called Osmosis Jones. Bill Murray starred as a compulsive eater with a goal of attending the Super Bowl of junk food, The National Buffalo Wing Festival. The festival has included 407,000 people, 2.4 Million Wings 137 Tons of Wings in weight, 191 restaurants, and 1 wedding!

Galbani Italian Heritage Festival - On Hertel Avenue in the heart of Buffalo’s “Little Italy”. It is with great pride that we invite you to take in the sights, sounds, food and culture that make the Italian-American experience so very special. Our festival continues to grow every year in vendors, attendance, special features and events.

Taste of Buffalo - Over 50 restaurants, 6 wineries and 450,000 invited guests gather in downtown Buffalo to enjoy "fun by the forkful." One of the region's signature events, the Taste of Buffalo presented by TOPS is the largest two-day food festival in the United States.

The Erie County Fair - The Erie County Fair is currently the nation’s third largest county fair! Close to a million people visit the fair each year! There is something to do for everyone! There are 275 Acres of 86 permanent buildings and structures and 5 green parks to enjoy! Don't miss it this year!

The Historic Lewiston Jazz Festival - An unforgettable western New York Jazz event. Jazz musicians will perform throughout the Village of Lewiston, NY in numerous restaurants and pubs, as well as at a variety of outdoor sites along Center Street on Friday evening and all day Saturday. All jazz performances are free to the public.

The National Garden Festival - The Festival is like a great, green umbrella under which garden tours, the Japanese Garden, the Erie Basin Marina Gardens, the Botanical Gardens, the Rose Garden, the Elmwood-Bidwell Farmer’s Market, the Olmsted Parks, Garden Walk Buffalo, garden symposia, and new special events will be presented to garden lovers, gardening enthusiasts and culturally inclined travelers.