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Do Proposal Day the local way

Proposal Day – a day so nice we celebrate it twice.

And one of those celebrations is Sept. 22, also known as the first day of fall. Proposal Day is honored on the first day of fall and spring.

If you’re proposing in the Buffalo area, it’s also a great opportunity to show your Buffalove, as well as your love for your significant other.

Here are seven of the most “Buffalo” places to propose. (Bonus: Some come with proposal stories.)

1. A Sabres game

What a great chance to be creative. If your loved one is just as big a Sabres fanatic as you are, this might be the perfect choice for you. They’ll suit up for the big game, little do they know the night is about to get even more exciting.

2. Niagara Falls

OK, it’s a little bit tourist-y but if you’re from the area, it may have a special sentimental feel. You have to take advantage of the natural wonder in your own backyard. You can’t ask for a more picturesque backdrop to pop the question. Think of the post-engagement pictures.

3. A local ethnic festival

Buffalo’s got these in spades. Think Dyngus Day, the Italian Festival, the Greek festival and more. These events have activities, friends, food and fun. It will definitely be a proposal to remember.

4. Canalside

The cityscape provides a beautiful background to this waterside proposal. If you’re thinking of winter, then you can’t go wrong with an ice skating proposal at the downtown ice rink. The crisp evenings with lights galore is picture perfect. If you prefer the warmth, Canalside has the nice waterfront, walking path, boats and grassy areas.

Joseph Zbytek, of Cheektowaga, right, proposes to his girlfriend, Cassie Cipolla, of Cheektowaga, on the bridge at Canalside after skating and she said yes, Friday, Jan. 6, 2017. (Sharon Cantillon/Buffalo News)

5. Eternal Flame Hiking Trail

The eternal flame seems like an appropriate place to ask someone you love to be with you for life. If you and your loved one are outdoorsy and adventurous, this might be a good option for you.

6. Buffalo Bills game

Buffalonians love to tailgate. So whether you choose to get down on one knee before the game, during or after, you can’t get more “Buffalo” than this. Don your red, blue and white, and cheer on Tyrod Tailor with your special someone. It will definitely be a story to tell the grandkids.

7. A Buffalo race

There are always races going on in Buffalo, whether it’s the Inflatable 5K or the Race for Roswell or the Buffalo Marathon. It’s a little unusual, but it might be something fun to do together. Maybe you always run these races together. Who knows? Making it to the end of that finish line together might be symbolic.

After finishing the race Matt West proposes to his girl friend Sarah Currie at the 13th annual Buffalo Marathon in Buffalo Sunday, May 26, 2013. (Mark Mulville/Buffalo News)

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