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The Canal Fest of the Tonawandas, a summer celebration along the banks of the Erie Canal, will turn 35 this year and will celebrate at its opening ceremonies at noon Sunday, July 16, on the Renaissance Bridge. The eight-day festival, a joint event by the cities of Tonawanda and North Tonawanda, includes music, a midway, food and a variety of special events. Some of t…

Don't bother knockin' – this town's a-rockin'! The Buffalo News Jazz at the Albright-Knox got off to a suave start July 9 with an appearance by urbane jazz crooner Freddy Cole, Nat "King" Cole's brother. Begun more than 30 years ago by the late Stanford Lipsey, longtime publisher of The News, the festival reflects Lipsey's love of jazz. His wife, Judi Lipsey, introd…

Michael Peirro III predicted Friday afternoon that a Dirty Bird sandwich will be one of his biggest hits this weekend when Mineo & Sapio Street Eats rolls in to the Taste of Buffalo – even though the reduced sodium chicken Italian sausage sandwich is a healthy option he'll be required to carry. "Our Chicken in the Grass, which won third place in the Healthy Option…

1) Taste of Buffalo, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. July 8 (Niagara East beer tent stays open until 11), and 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. July 9 in Niagara Square and along Delaware Avenue. The event is free to attend, while tickets used to buy food run for 50 cents apiece, sold in $5 sheets. Commentary: For me, the most exciting thing about the Taste of Buffalo is scouring the menu and then …

The summer festival season really gets into full gear starting this weekend. July 7: Macedonian Festival. 5 p.m. to midnight. Sts. Cyril & Methody Macedonian Orthodox Church, 4785 Lake Ave., Blasdell. The 27th annual event has traditional Macedonian food, music, youth dance groups, cultural exhibits. $1. July 7-9: Queen of Heaven Carnival, 4220 Seneca St., West Senec…

The Erie County Fair and Tops Friendly Markets are teaming up to help customers save money on tickets to the fair, scheduled Aug. 9-20. Fairgoers could save up to 30 percent off the normal $10 at-gate admission price by buying $7 advance ticket vouchers at Tops Friendly Markets, Marty Biniasz of the Erie County Agricultural Society announced Wednesday morning. Customers…

An hour south of Buffalo, near the picturesque towns of Westfield and Mayville, you'll find a row of gates. Beyond them is a parallel universe. In this strange place, people rise when they feel like it, in a world without cars or car stereos. They breakfast on their porches. They ride bikes and never lock them. American flags fly. Pansies bloom. A cat ambles down …

Many communities have already held their pyrotechnic displays, but you can still catch fireworks to celebrate the Fourth of July in several places across Erie and Niagara counties. The shows start after sunset, which will be 8:57 p.m. Tuesday, July 4 Amherst - 10 p.m., Over Lake LaSalle at University at Buffalo's North Campus Boston - 10 p.m., Boston Town Pa…

1) Ellicottville Summer Music Festival, 3 p.m. June 30 through July 3 at Holiday Valley Resort (6557 Holiday Valley Road, Ellicottville). Tickets are $40 per major show and can be purchased here; prices for shows at other participating venues vary. Commentary: Fall Fest and ski season aren't the only times of the year to visit Ellicottville; the summer music festival in…

Seven local country, rock and blues bands will perform Sunday at a music and art event at Silo City, to benefit the Sportsmen's Americana Music Foundation. The "bike and kayak friendly" event will be held at 100 Silo City Row along the Buffalo River from 2 p.m. until 8 p.m.. Tickets will be $7 for adults, with no admission fee for children. Works of local artists will b…

Canalside has become the center of the summer outdoor fitness craze in Western New York, but those who don’t often frequent the downtown Buffalo waterfront won’t be left in the cold in the coming weeks. Independent Health will continue to sponsor Fitness in the Parks group fitness classes in several counties. State parks have a slate of hikes, kayaks and other event…

1) Taste of Diversity, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. June 24 on Grant Street between Auburn and Lafayette. It's free to attend, and food tickets may be purchased on site. Commentary: It's World Refugee Awareness Month, which fits snugly with Saturday's street event along Grant. Browse craft vendors, try food from all over the world, enjoy cultural expression through dance and music…

Set against the backdrop of the stunning Niagara Gorge, the Village of Lewiston is a historic community of one square mile on the Niagara River that prides itself on its walkability. Center Street is the hub of the picturesque village and a great place to spend the entire day or just a few hours before or after an event. During the popular Lewiston Art and Jazz festival…

Taste of Buffalo pre-sale food ticket vouchers are on sale now at participating Tops Markets. The 34th Taste of Buffalo returns to Delaware Avenue and Niagara Square in downtown Buffalo, July 8-9, beginning both days at 11 a.m. You also can plan ahead and take advantage of the Family Freebie. Through July 9, buy a $50 pre-sale food ticket voucher and get a coupon good f…

Looking for a unique way to celebrate a birthday, anniversary, family reunion or company milestone in August? (Or the fact the kids will be going back to school soon?) The Erie County Agricultural Society is accepting reservations for its picnic shelter program during the 178th Erie County Fair, Aug. 9 -20 at the Hamburg Fairgrounds. Shelter reservations are on a first…