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Here's your guide to another busy summer festival season


June 14-15: Roycroft Chamber Music Festival. 7:30 p.m. June 14 and 15. St. Matthias’ Episcopal Church, 374 Main St., East Aurora. Classical chamber works performed in an acoustically lovely setting. $15-$20.

June 14 and 16: Annual Bach & Beyond Baroque Music Festival. 8 p.m. June 14 and 6 p.m. June 16. 1891 Fredonia Opera House, 9 Church St., Fredonia. Celebration of baroque music with three concerts over three days. $20-$51.

June 15: Discover Kenmore 2019. 9 a.m. 2900 Delaware Ave., Kenmore. More than 85 vendors, musicians, specialty restaurants, food trucks, Library Book Mobile. Plus bike helmet and car seat check.

June 15: Celtic Faire. 10 a.m. Genesee Country Village and Museum, 1410 Flint Hill Road, Mumford. Celebrate all things Scottish, Welsh and Irish through authentic music, dance, food and drinks.

June 15: Doors Open Buffalo. 10 a.m. Free access to the interiors of 36 landmark buildings in downtown Buffalo. The event hub and starting point is the Buffalo & Erie County Central Library, 1 Lafayette Square.

[Related: What is Explore Buffalo's Doors Open?]

June 15: Polish Heritage Festival. 5 p.m. Potts Banquet Hall, 41 S. Rossler St. Old East Side Polka Party. $10-$19.95.

June 15-16: Lewiston GardenFest. 10 a.m. Along Center Street, Lewiston. Includes vendors selling flowers, plants and garden essentials along with speakers, demonstrations and a free garden walk.

June 15-16: Genesee Valley Fare and Ware Festival. 11 a.m. Letchworth State Park, Castile. 493-3600. Festival with local food, beer, wine, spirits, music, art demonstrations, kid activities and arts and crafts.

June 15-16: Juneteenth Festival, 9 a.m. Martin Luther King Jr. Park. 479-5567. Street festival with vendors, a parade, dancing, Underground Railroad tours (2 and 4 p.m.), an edutainment stage, and more entertainment.

June 19: Eat the World. 6 p.m. International Institute of Buffalo, 864 Delaware Ave. A food truck party that celebrates World Refugee Day and Buffalo’s diversity.

June 20: Lobsterfest. 5:30 p.m. Food, refreshments, music and a lakeside bonfire and fireworks, Captain Reserved Table (seats 10), $3,300; single ticket reserved tent, $330; single buffet seating, $230. Woodlawn Beach State Park, 3580 Lake Shore Road, Hamburg. 646-5145.

June 22: Vendor and Craft Show and Food Truck Rodeo. 11 a.m. Twin District Fire Hall, 4999 William St., Lancaster. To benefit the Lancaster High School Marching Band.

June 22: Strawberry Fest. 11:30 a.m. St. John’s Episcopal Church – Youngstown, Main Street, Youngstown. Featuring fresh, homemade strawberry shortcake, grilled foods, basket auction, music, children’s entertainment and church tours.

June 22: Strawberry Moon Festival. 3 p.m. Artpark Outdoor Amphitheater, 450 S. Fourth St., Lewiston. Sam Roberts Band, Thunderhand Joe, Alan Doyle and A Tribe Called Red. Also indigenous art, food, dance, artisans and more. 754-4375. $28.

[Related: Learn more about Artpark's new Strawberry Moon]

June 22: Strawberry Festival. 4 p.m. Church of the Good Shepherd, 96 Jewett Parkway. Fresh strawberry shortcake, hot dogs, burgers, a banjo band and basket raffle. Held rain or shine.

June 22 and 23: 1812 Weekend. 10 a.m. Genesee Country Village and Museum, 1410 Flint Hill Road, Mumford. Peek at life in this time with everything from battalions to ball dresses, music to military brass.

June 28-30: Chaffee-Sardinia Firemen’s Carnival. 4 p.m. June 28 and noon June 29 and 30. Chaffee-Sardinia Firemen’s Carnival, Genesee Road, Sardinia. Parade, music, food, activities and fireworks.

June 29: Buffalo-Style Garden Art Sale. 10 a.m. Buffalo & Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Ave. Art sale and live music.

June 29: Taste of Diversity. 11 a.m. Grant Street at Lafayette. A collection of local restaurants that represent the cuisines of Buffalo's immigrants and refugees.

June 29: Strawberry Festival and Jumble Sale. 10 a.m. Baker Memorial United Methodist Church, 345 Main St., East Aurora. Locally grown berries, real whipped cream, homemade biscuits and ice cream. Hot dogs, chips and drinks also available. 652-0500.

June 29-30: Roycroft Summer Festival. 10 a.m. Healthy Zone Rink, 41 Riley St., East Aurora. Fine art in painting, clay, wood, jewelry, metal arts, book arts, glass and other media. Roycroft Artisan demonstrations. $5.

June 29-30: Lockport Outdoor Arts & Crafts Festival. 11 a.m. Along Main Street, Lockport. More than 200 arts and crafts vendors from all over the states, food and family fun.

June 29-30: World Refugee Day. LaSalle Park, with soccer and volleyball tournaments on June 29 and the cultural festival and food on June 30. Free.

June 30: Bird Lovers Festival. 2 p.m. Gooseneck Hill Waterfowl Sanctuary, 5067 Townline Road, Delevan. See 700 different waterfowl, 78 different species. Food, music, guided bird tours. $5-$10.


July 5-7: Ellicottville Summer Music Festival. 5:30 p.m. July 5, 6 p.m. July 6 and 7. Holiday Valley Resort, 6557 Holiday Valley Road, Ellicottville. Featuring Don Felder (formerly of the Eagles) and Caitlin Koch, July 6; Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra and fireworks, July 7. $35-$40.

July 12-13: 174th Tuscarora Nation Picnic and Field Day. 5 p.m. July 12 and 8:30 a.m. July 13. Tuscarora Nation grounds, north of Route 31 on Walmore Road, Tuscarora Nation. Traditional foods, Smoke Dance Competition, children's pageants, music, native crafts, 10K and 2.5-mile run.

July 12-14: Annual Macedonian Festival. 5 p.m. July 12, 11 a.m. July 13 and 14. Sts. Cyril & Methody Macedonian Orthodox Church, 4785 Lake Ave., Blasdell. Traditional Macedonian food, homemade baked goods, live music, youth dance groups, folk dancing and cultural exhibits.

July 12-14: Queen of Heaven Carnival. 5 p.m. July 12, noon July 13 and 14. Queen of Heaven, 4220 Seneca St., West Seneca. Food, midway rides, games, live music and more.

July 13: Buffalo BookFest. Noon. WNY Book Arts Center, 468 Washington St. Festival dedicated to printing and the book arts, with an artist market, vendor fair and demonstrations. 810-3210.

July 13: East Side Festival at the Central Terminal. 1:30 p.m. Buffalo Central Terminal, 495 Paderewski Drive. A celebration of the 90th anniversary of the Central Terminal and cultural heritage of Buffalo. Live music from the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra and demonstrations. 810-3210.

July 13 and 14: Sweet Chalk Festival. 10 a.m. Pine and Main Street, Lockport. Chalk artists create work on the sidewalks, from superheroes to famous works of art.

July 13 and 14: Taste of Buffalo. 11 a.m. Delaware Avenue, from Niagara Square to North Street. Food from 57 local restaurants and food trucks, demonstrations, live music, kids activities and more.

[Related: 10 new restaurants to grace the Taste of Buffalo]

July 16-19: Old Home Days. 4 p.m. July 16, 11 a.m. July 17, noon July 18 and 19. Island Park, Main Street, Williamsville. Four-day festival with rides, vendors, food and refreshments.

July 19: Cardinal O’Hara Fest. 7 p.m. Cardinal O’Hara High School, 39 O’Hara Road, Tonawanda. All alumni are invited with special notice to all classes celebrating their special year. $20-$25.

July 19-21: Ken-Ton Garden Tour. 8:30 p.m. July 19, 10 a.m. and 8:30 p.m. July 20, 10 a.m. July 21. Tonawanda Aquatic and Fitness Center, 1 Pool Plaza, Tonawanda. Self-guided garden tour in the Village of Kenmore and Town of Tonawanda.

July 20: BurgerFest. 11:30 a.m. Hamburg Municipal Parking Lot, Main and Buffalo streets, Hamburg. Celebration of the birth of the hamburger with food court, music and entertainment.

July 20-21: Civil War Weekend. 9:30 a.m. Genesee Country Village & Museum, 1410 Flint Hill Road, LeRoy. Troops will wage a battle right through the village each day, and talks will be given.

July 21: Burchfield’s Enchanted Forest. 1 p.m. Charles E. Burchfield Nature & Art Center, 2001 Union Road, West Seneca. Fairy house building, wand making, face painting, music, many free children's crafts and storytelling. 677-4843.

July 21 and 28: Pappy Martin Legacy – Masten Jazz Festival. 2 p.m. Buffalo Museum of Science (side lawn), 1020 Humboldt Parkway. Outdoor jazz festival featuring more than 50 national and local musicians. Food and craft vendors. Bring lawn chairs. National headliners include Keyon Harrold, Charenee Wade, Tia Fuller with Curtis Lundy Legacy Band. Local bands are Love Supreme PM, the Progressions (Youth Band), George Caldwell, Nelson “Poppa” Lucas with Expression, Kevin Hall/A Tribute to Grover Washington Jr.

July 22-27: Orleans County 4-H Fair. 10 a.m. Orleans County 4-H Fairgrounds, 12690 Route 31, Albion. Food, animals, performers, and family fun. $7-$157.

July 24: Taste of Orchard Park. 5:30 p.m. The Four Corners in the Village of Orchard Park. Stroll on the street and sample the specialties from a variety of local restaurants. Live music and children activities. 662-3366.

July 26-28: Annual Lebanese Festival. 5 p.m. July 26, 2 p.m. July 27, noon July 28. St. John Maron Church, 2040 Wehrle Drive, Amherst. Lebanese food, music, dance, gift shop, family friendly activities.

July 27: Buffalo Garden Walk. 10 a.m. Free self-guided tour of gardens in several communities.

July 27: Annual East Aurora Street Festival & Sidewalk Sale. 9 a.m. Along Main Street, East Aurora. A family shopping event featuring more than 100 vendors, activities, displays, demonstrations and food vendors.

July 27: Glen Park Art Fest. 10 a.m. Glen Park, 5565 Main St., Amherst. Features paintings, jewelry, crafts and other art from local artists.

July 27: Walk Off Hunger. 10 a.m. Island Park, Main Street, Williamsville. Two-mile walk followed by a festival with children’s activities, food and drink and more. Proceeds to benefit FeedMore WNY.

July 27: Disability Pride Parade & Festival. 10:30 a.m. Canalside, 44 Prime St. Celebrate the Americans with Disabilities Act and Disability Pride with food, fun and games.

July 27: Fiddlers Green Country & Bluegrass Festival. 11 a.m. Fiddler’s Green Park, 39 N. Buffalo St., Wales. Music, entertainment, food and demonstrations.

July 27: My Generation Music Festival. Noon. 12149 Route 16, Sardinia. Music by Terry Buchwald as Elvis, Back Beat 64 as Beatles and Dead Flowers as Rolling Stones. Food trucks, car and cycle show, crafters. $5-$10.

July 27 and 28: SerbFest 2019. Noon. St. Stephen Serbian Orthodox Church, Abbott and Weber roads, Lackawanna. A showcase of Serbian cuisine, music, dance and traditions.

July 28: Ukrainian Heritage Festival. Noon. Holy Trinity Ukrainian Orthodox Church, 200 Como Park Blvd., Cheektowaga. 684-0738. Ukrainian food, music, dance and vendors.

July 29: Rubber Ducky Festival. 2 p.m. Gooseneck Hill Waterfowl Sanctuary, 5067 Townline Road, Delevan. See a 10-foot tall rubber duck, plus 700 waterfowl, 78 different species, music and food. $5-$10.


Aug. 1-4: 14 Holy Helpers Summerfest 2019. 6 p.m. Aug. 1, 5 p.m. Aug. 2 and 3, noon Aug. 4. Fourteen Holy Helpers Parish, 1350 Indian Church Road, West Seneca. 675-2592. Bands under the tent, dinners and quick food, theme baskets, meat raffle and games.

Aug. 1-4: Eden Corn Fest. American Legion Post 880, grounds on Legion Drive, Eden. Midway rides, craft fair, auto show, parade and food.

Aug. 2-3: Cobblestone Live Music Festival. 4 p.m. Aug. 2 and 1 p.m. Aug. 3. Cobblestone District, Mississippi Street. 823-3256. More than 25 artists and bands performing across four stages plus games, activities, food trucks and vendors. $15-$35.

Aug. 2-4: Niagara Tattoo Expo. 4 p.m. Aug. 2, 11 a.m. Aug. 3 and noon Aug. 4. Conference & Events Center of Niagara Falls, 101 Old Falls St., Niagara Falls. Live tattooing, vendors. $10-$35.

Aug. 3: Jack Craft Fair. 11 a.m. Buffalo Outer Harbor, 325 Fuhrmann Blvd. More than 100 craft vendors, free workshop, local food vendors and speakers. Free.

Aug. 3: Annual Buffalo Science Fest. 1 p.m. Canalside, 44 Prime St. Kid- and adult-friendly hands-on science festival with local organizations.

Aug. 3: Brews ’n Blues festival. 2 p.m. Hamburg Brewing Company, 6553 Boston State Road, Hamburg. Performances by Ghost Town Blues Band, Ron Yaroz and the Vehicle, the WNY Young Guns (showcasing local youth musicians) and more. Festival raises funds for the Blues Society’s Education and Outreach programs. $15-$20.

Aug. 3 and 4: Langford Northeast Nationals – NTPA Grand National Tractor Pull. 4:30 p.m. Langford Tractor Pull Grounds, 3901 Langford Road, North Collins. Light and Heavy Super Stock, Lite Mini and Unlimited Modified, 4 WD trucks. With chicken barbecue, food and beverages.

Aug. 4: Parish Picnic. Noon. St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Church, 308 Fillmore Ave. Featuring homemade Ukrainian food, family friendly atmosphere, basket raffle.

Aug. 7-18: Erie County Fair. Noon to 10 p.m. Aug. 7 and 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Aug. 8 to 18. Hamburg Fairgrounds, 5600 McKinley Parkway, Hamburg. Midway rides, food, demonstrations, family entertainment, music and parades.

Aug. 10: Woodstock 50th Anniversary Celebration. 5:30 p.m. River Fest Park, 249 Ohio St. The music of Woodstock presented by Buffalo Music Coalition with a collection of the area’s all-star musicians and performers. Vendors, food and refreshments. $10-$15.

Aug. 10-11: Lewiston Art Festival. Along Main Street, Lewiston. Art, jewelry, sculpture, ceramics, photography, crafts and more from 175 artists from across the country. Plus Chalk Walk competition, food, drink, music and family entertainment.

Aug 16: Summer Bash. 7 p.m. South Line Fire Company, 1049 French Road, Cheektowaga. Live music, food, refreshments, car show, auction. No admission.

Aug. 16-17: Pendleton Farm & Home Days. 4 p.m. Aug. 16 and 11 a.m. Aug. 17. Pendleton Town Park, 6570 Campbell Blvd., Lockport. Community festival featuring rides, food, bands, vendors. car cruise and fireworks.

Aug. 17: 2019 Sunset Bay Experience. 8 a.m. Sunset Bay, 1028 South Shore Drive, Hanover. Craft show, 5K run/walk, vendors, basket raffle, games, music, food and drink.

Aug. 22-24: Night Lights Music Festival. The Heron, 2361 Wait Corners Road, Sherman. $114.99-$205. More than 30 bands performing on three stages including headliners Girl Talk, Aqueous and !!!.

Aug. 23-24: Church Lawn Fete. 5 p.m. Aug. 23 and noon Aug. 24. Infant of Prague Church, 921 Cleveland Drive, Cheektowaga. Rides, food, basket raffle, beer tent, live music, petting zoo and games of chance.

Aug. 23-25: Buffalo Irish Festival. 4 p.m. Aug. 23, 11 a.m. Aug. 24 and 25. Buffalo’s Outer Harbor Event Lawn, 900 Fuhrmann Blvd. Three days of Irish music, dance, food, beverages, vendors and culture. $10-$15

Aug. 24: SuperCruise Festival. Noon. Mount St. Mary Academy, 3756 Delaware Ave., Tonawanda. Car show, meat raffle, barbecue, food and refreshments, farmers market, craft show, music by local groups and more.

Aug. 25: Wild Wing Festival. Noon. Gooseneck Hill Waterfowl Sanctuary, 5067 Townline Road, Ashford. Music, food, bird tours, See 700 waterfowl, 78 different species and guided bird tours.

Aug. 25: Ukrainian American Day. 1:30 p.m. Dnipro Ukrainian Cultural Center, 562 Genesee St. Celebrating the Independence of Ukraine with a cultural program, music, games, food, family friendly environment. 847-1281.

Aug. 31: Rushford Labor Day. 10 a.m. Legion Park, 9088 West Branch Road, Rushford. Live music, food stands, rides, classic car show, arts and crafts vendors, demolition derby, horse and tractor pull, parade.

Aug. 31 and Sept. 1: National Buffalo Chicken Wing Festival. Noon. Sahlen Field. Food, entertainment, contests. $5 admission; food tickets are $1 each.


Sept. 5-8: Niagara County Peach Festival. 5 p.m. Sept. 5 and 6, 11 a.m. Sept. 7 and 8. Academy Park, Lewiston. Peach shortcake, food, a parade, entertainment, rides and games.

Sept. 7: Music Is Art Festival 2019. 11 a.m. 359 Ganson St. Annual end-of-summer celebration features more than 21 stages of entertainment, family friendly activities, nonprofit organizations, musicians, artists, dancers, art installations, poets, buskers and zombies. Free.

Sept 7: South Buffalo Irish Festival. 11 a.m. Cazenovia Park, 25 Cazenovia St. Irish cultural and music festival featuring two stages, nine bands, Irish dance troupes, local vendors, kids zone and business expo. 838-1249. Free.

Sept 7: Ukrainian Festival. Noon. St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Catholic Church, 3275 Elmwood Ave., Town of Tonawanda. Ukrainian food, beverages, dancers and music, plus theme baskets and raffles. Free admission and parking.

Sept 8: Barnfest. 10 a.m. Root 39 Event Center, 500 South Cascade Drive, Concord. Festival with multiple food trucks, vendors, crafters and music. Husband drop-off zone, kid zone and more.

Sept 14: Sportsmen’s Americana Music Foundation: Americana Music Festival. Noon, Sportsmen's Park, 330 Amherst St. Full day of music, vendors, beer and food.

Sept 14: Annual Niagara Celtic Heritage Festival & Highland Games. 10 a.m. Niagara County Fairgrounds, 4487 Lake Ave, Lockport. Celtic music, dancers, athletics, clans, food, living historians, attractions, vendors, special events and children’s activities. 433-8839.

Sept 14: Taste of East Aurora. 11 a.m. Along Main Street in East Aurora. Eighth annual family event showcasing restaurants cuisine in the greater East Aurora area. Food samples are $1-$5.

Sept 14: Hamburg Oktoberfest. 2 p.m. Hamburg Memorial Park, Union and Lake streets, Hamburg. Authentic German festival with beer, food, wine, music, car show, dancing and entertainment.

Sept. 28-29: Wildlife Festival. 10 a.m. Sept. 28, 10 a.m. Sept. 29. Niagara Power Vista, 5777 Lewiston Road, Lewiston. Fifty exhibitors and vendors, various wildlife shows, archery, fishing pond, shooting trailer, STEM tent and a Tuscarora Tent. Free.

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