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Buffalo Magazine: Discover

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…

Buffalo Magazine: Discover

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…

Buffalo Magazine: Discover

May–September Blackberry Daze Now–May 27 Paul Robeson Theatre 350 Masten Ave., Buffalo Stellaluna Now–June 2 Theater of Youth 203 Allen St., Buffalo Lady Windermere’s Fan June 1–24 Irish Classical Theatre Company 625 Main St., Buffalo Carnival June 1–17 Fallsview Casino Resort 6380 Fallsview Blvd., Niagara Falls, Canada Love Never Dies June 5–10 …

Buffalo Magazine: Discover

Festivals 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 Magazine: Discover

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…

Buffalo Magazine: Discover

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 Buffalo The museum has collected, conserved and exhibited modern and contemporary art …

Buffalo Magazine: Discover

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 …

Buffalo Magazine: Discover

Week of May 28 – June 3 Festivals Buffalo Pride Festival May 29–June 3 Various Locations Springville Dairy Ag Fest May 31–June 2 Springville Griffith Institute High School American Red Cross Buffalo BASH June 1 Red Cross Headquarters, Delaware Ave. 60th Annual Allegany State Park Nature Pilgrimage June 1–3 Red House Area, Allegany State Park 100 Ameri…

Buffalo Magazine: Discover

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…

Buffalo Magazine: Discover

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…

Buffalo Magazine: Discover

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…

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Week of July 30–August 5 Festivals Cattaraugus County Fair July 30–August 5 Little Valley Music & Arts Festival of the Tonawandas July 31–August 4 Various locations Niagara County Fair August 1–5 Lockport Comedy Fest August 2–5 National Comedy Center, Jamestown Eden Corn Festival August 2–5 Route 62, Eden Great Rhythm Revival at the Heron Au…

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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…

Buffalo Magazine: Discover

Week of July 2–8 Festivals French & Indian War Encampment June 29–July 1 Old Fort Niagara Silo City Alive! July 1 Silo City Row, Buffalo Silver Lake Ring of Fire Fireworks July 3 Silver Lake Independence Day Block Party July 4 Old Falls Street, Niagara Falls, USA Lakewood Summerfest July 4 Lakewood Jam in the Valley July 5–7 Buffalo Hill Vi…

Buffalo Magazine: Discover

What better way to spend a warm summer afternoon than on a boat, casually coasting along the sun-dappled waterfront with friends? With more options than ever to hop onboard a tour boat bound for Buffalo’s waterways, you don’t need to be a yacht owner to enjoy some of the area’s most relaxing and picturesque experiences. Cruise past the places where history happened S…