Whether you celebrate the city at an artist walk or head to the hills for a bonfire at Holiday Valley, there’s plenty to fill your fall fun calendar. Enjoy the crisp autumn days of WNY and get a jump on your holiday shopping while you’re at it.
Nov. 8: Taste of Technology
Admiral Ballroom at the Marin, 237 Main St., Buffalo
Bytes and bites collide at this fundraising …
Smell the crisp air, hear the crunch of leaves underfoot, and get out there and embrace all things autumn in Western New York. Whether you have young kids who prefer meandering through the pumpkin patch or want a leaf-peeping weekend away in Ellicottville, there are activities for all ages, often at the same venue.
The Great Pumpkin Farm Fall Festival
Weekends through Oc…
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…
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
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
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…
Corner of Elmwood & Virginia
Friday, 4–7 p.m.
Clinton-Bailey Farmers & Flea Market
1443 Clinton St.
Sunday–Friday, 7 a.m.–6 p.m.; Saturday, 6 a.m.–6 p.m.
Main Street between Court & Church
Tuesday & Thursday, 8 a.m.–2:30 p.m.
ECMC at Grider
Friday, 10 a.m.–3 p.m.
Elmwood at Bidwe…
From a beach glass festival to a feast in celebration of Shakespeare in Delaware Park, these events remind us that summer in WNY is just around the corner. Or simply take advantage of the nicer weather to get out there and try a hot new restaurant from among all the cool independent eateries popping up.
April 10: Kokedama Hanging Gardens
Buffalo and Erie County Botanical…
March 15: St. Patrick's Day Baking Class
Fairy Cakes Cupcakery and Bakeshop
289 Parkside Avenue, Buffalo
From 6-8 p.m., learn to make traditional Irish soda bread and Irish Car Bomb pie (featuring the trifecta: Jameson, Guinness and Baileys) — plus snack on tea and soda bread while you bake. $50; reserve your ticket here.
March 15: St. Patrick's Day Cupcake Class
Some folks look for returning birds, crocus or bathing suits as the first signs of spring. Our stomachs, however, rumble in anticipation of New York State’s Maple Weekend 2018 — March 17 & 18 and March 24 & 25. The highly popular annual event has evolved to cover two weekends now.
A sweet celebration of spring
Each spring, sap moves up and down the tree as the te…
After record subzero temps that froze everything from eyelashes to Niagara Falls, Western New Yorkers are ready to put another winter in the books. This list includes events that remind us spring is just around the corner, like an orchid show that will surround you in exotic blooms and a home show full of ideas for tackling improvements once the weather breaks.
March 3: A…
Whether you embrace cold-weather outdoor activities or prefer to celebrate winter inside, there’s plenty going on in WNY to keep you physically and socially active. These events include everything from running through the streets in your underwear to toasting the season with an indoor winery “tour.”
Feb. 1: Sweet Charity
Adam’s Mark, 120 Church St., Buffalo
Sometimes we all need a little help keeping our New Year’s resolutions. Whether you’ve vowed to exercise more, spend quality time with family or forge a deeper connection with yourself, these events make it easier to stay fit, focused and on track.
Jan. 9 and 23: Healthy Options cooking classes
D’Avolio Olive Oils & Vinegars Kitchen, 5409 Main St., Williamsville; Sun…
The Chabad House of Buffalo will once again host a handful of Hanukkah activities this year, including a Hanukkah Wonderland, an “electric menorah” parade and more.
Rabbi Moshe Gurary, the Chabad House’s program director, said the season will kick off on the first night of Hanukkah, Tuesday, Dec. 12, when the first candle of the Menorah will be lit at an event held at T…