May 20 – July 8
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Grand Prize: A Niagara Falls Family Fun Staycation
Provided by Niagara Falls State Park
4 Niagara Falls USA Discovery Passes
$120 Gift card to Top of the Falls Restaurant
4 Niagara Jet Boat Adventure passes
4 Frank Lloyd Wright’s Martin House Complex tour passes
4 Old Fort Niagara passes
One-night stay at …
Taking in the sights, sounds and smells of a ballpark on a summer day — it’s a timeless American tradition. In Western New York, opportunities abound to catch the boys of summer ply their trade. In Buffalo, the Bisons play right downtown at Coca-Cola Field, and in Rochester, the Red Wings Frontier Field is nestled between the 490 and the Inner Loop.
But there’s more tha…
Have you figured out how you and the kids will spend those lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer? What about a pool club? Seriously, how great would it be to enjoy floating or paddling in crystal clear cool water when the mercury is rising…but not be responsible for maintenance or playing hostess. Sound enticing?
There are many advantages to joining a pool club. If your kids…
Paul Robeson Theatre
350 Masten Ave., Buffalo
Theater of Youth
203 Allen St., Buffalo
Lady Windermere’s Fan
Irish Classical Theatre Company
625 Main St., Buffalo
Fallsview Casino Resort
6380 Fallsview Blvd., Niagara Falls, Canada
Love Never Dies
Allentown Gallery Association First Fridays
Antique World Great American Garage Sale: First Sundays & third Saturdays, through Oct.; 11145 Main St., Clarence
Buffalo Garden Festival: June-August
M&T First Fridays: Albright-Knox Art Gallery
M&T Second Fridays: Burchfield Penny Art Center
M&T Third Fridays: Party on the Portico a…
Buffalo’s craft beer and distilling scene has proliferated in the last few years, contributing to the city’s noteworthy renaissance — with a slew new spots popping up downtown and in the surrounding suburbs. Knock a few off of your beer bucket list in a day with our three walkable tasting routes: one for a quick stop, an afternoon or a full day of drinks!
Route 1: Quick S…
Sure, we spend all winter yearning for the return of the hot summer heat — but even that welcome relief can become overwhelming at times. You can avoid the humidity and still enjoy a variety
of Western New York offerings with these air-conditioned escapes.
Albright-Knox Art Gallery
The museum has collected, conserved and exhibited modern and contemporary art …
In a country with a population of roughly 326 million people, the United States is home to an estimated 90 million dogs. With numbers like that, it’s no wonder more bars and restaurants are opening their patios and welcoming in customers of the two and four-legged variety.
The good news for both residents and visitors to Buffalo: The Queen City is teeming with spots to …
Week of May 28 – June 3
Buffalo Pride Festival
May 29–June 3
Springville Dairy Ag Fest
May 31–June 2
Springville Griffith Institute High School
American Red Cross Buffalo BASH
Red Cross Headquarters, Delaware Ave.
60th Annual Allegany State Park Nature Pilgrimage
Red House Area, Allegany State Park
Oh, ice cream how do we love you? Let us count the ways. From cone to sundae to shake, you have us under your spell. We love everything about you. For us, you are the song of summer.
The mighty cone
Like the Statue of Liberty’s torch, the quintessential cone gives ice cream a chance to shine on its own — hard ice cream, that is. Plenty of stands scoop out local favor…
Exploring Buffalo doesn’t need to break the bank. Whether you’re a local looking for something different to do during a staycation, or an out-of-town visitor looking to discover the city for the first time, here are a few of our favorite inexpensive activities.
1. See a Movie at the North Park Theatre
1428 Hertel Ave., Buffalo
The historic North Park Theatre has b…
By the time warmer weather finally arrives here, most people are ready to spend as much time soaking in the summertime vibes as possible. Live music is the perfect accompaniment to enjoying the season, and for music lovers looking for more than just an evening concert, there is the all-day music festival.
So much more than hearing a band play some of your favorite tunes…
Week of July 30–August 5
Cattaraugus County Fair
July 30–August 5
Music & Arts Festival of the Tonawandas
July 31–August 4
Niagara County Fair
National Comedy Center, Jamestown
Eden Corn Festival
Route 62, Eden
Great Rhythm Revival at the Heron
The wind whips across your face as you begin your ascent, zooming around the curved track as you climb 40 feet into the air. When you finally reach the top, you’ll look out over the lights, sights and visitors of Clifton Hill in Niagara Falls, Canada, before lurching forward and down the hill.
If this sounds like a roller coaster, you’re not far off — it’s the Niagara S…
Week of July 2–8
French & Indian War Encampment
June 29–July 1
Old Fort Niagara
Silo City Alive!
Silo City Row, Buffalo
Silver Lake Ring of Fire Fireworks
Independence Day Block Party
Old Falls Street, Niagara Falls, USA
Jam in the Valley
Buffalo Hill Vi…