July 6-8: Queen of Heaven Carnival. 6 to 11 p.m. July 6, noon to 11 p.m. July 7 and noon to 9 p.m. July 8. Queen of Heaven Church, 4220 Seneca St., West Seneca. Food, games, carnival rides, music and beer tent. qofhcarnival.com
July 6: Scharfest. 5 p.m. Scharf’s German Restaurant, 2683 Clinton St. This sixth annual event is held under the tent, Oktoberfest style, with German food, drink and music.
July 7: Buffalo Book Fest. Noon. Western New York Book Arts Center, 468 Washington St. A gathering of printers, book artists, and lovers of the craft. 348-1430. wnybookarts.org Free.
July 7-8: A Taste of Buffalo. 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. July and 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. July 8. Along Delaware Avenue near Niagara Square. Food, drink music, dance party, demonstrations. Noon July 7, celebrity chef Marc Forgione. tasteofbuffalo.com