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One thing Buffalo and Western New York don't lack? Summer festivals. Here's a look at what's coming through September. Skip to July  |  August  |  September JUNE June 15: Buffalo River Festival. 6 p.m. Buffalo River Fest Park, 249 Ohio St. Family event with live music, games, craft vendors, concessions and historical waterfront memorabilia and photos. June 16: Buff…

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Talk about a gorgeous backdrop. Peek’n Peak is beautiful anytime of the year, but it is fabulous in the fall. Brilliant foliage sets the scene for a great celebration of the autumn season. For the 28th year, Peek’n Peak is putting on its annual Fall Fest in the foothills of Western New York.This is a great family event, where you will find a huge craft show, farmers market…

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Fluff up your flannels and make your weekend count. Fulfill every beer fantasy with your friends, catch up on the rhythms of fall that you miss out on at your desk, and whisk yourself away with a weekend in Ellicottville.On Friday and Saturday, you can be one of the thousands who travel to Ellicottville for the 40th annual Ellicottville Fall Festival, one of the small vill…

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Downtown Niagara Falls will celebrate German heritage this weekend when it hosts the sixth annual Old Falls Street Oktoberfest from 1 to 8 p.m. Oct. 3. Situated on Old Falls Street’s Middle Block. The event will be held rain or shine and is free.Live German-themed entertainment will be provided throughout the day by the Bergholz German Band, the German American Musicians a…

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The name – Buffalo River Fest – is the same. But things have changed for the 15th annual festival sponsored by the Valley Community Association this weekend.The big change took place in 2011, when the hopeful name “River Fest” became a reality. That was the year the festival moved from the land-locked Father Conway Park to the new Buffalo River Fest Park on the Buffalo Riv…

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For some, June is the start of the summer season in the Buffalo area. To others, it’s the opening of our festival season. From lawn fetes to food festivals, community picnics to garden walks, cultural celebrations to heritage events, there are festival-type events every weekend through the summer for people of every age to enjoy. So fill up on food (Burger Fest, Wing Fest,…

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Every year, the Allentown Art Festival seems to attract new faces; both visitors and artists.After a week of dreary, rainy weather, the skies cleared for the artists and attendees. Connie Ehindero, a watercolorist, is a first-timer in this 58th year of the festival.The Rochester native has participated in art shows for four years, but this is her first time at the Allentow…

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For the penultimate The 10 of spring, I'm going to cut right to the chase and go more bare-bones. You'd probably rather spend more time doing activities rather than reading my ridiculous prose anyhow. 1) Allentown Art Festival, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday on Delaware Avenue and Allen Street. Free to attend, but you have to buy the art. Support loc…

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There’s little doubt that Allentown, Buffalo’s comfortably gritty and historically artist-friendly neighborhood, is in the first phase of a radical transformation. As the shadow of the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus extends farther over Allen Street and rents rise accordingly, scraggly venues and quirky ventures like College Street Gallery and Rust Belt Books are closing d…

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It might not look like it today, but it won't be long before the streets are filled with people and music and the air is filled with the aromas of summer. Summer festival season is upon us. The Buffalo News will publish a guide to all things festival, but it's never too soon to start planning. This should get you started. Buffalo Greek Fest - June 5 to 7 Kick off your …

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Be thankful -- this weekend in Western New York is less about finding something to do and more about choosing between several worthy events. Love music? Pick between the Tragically Hip, blossoming locals The Traditional or even pay an exorbitant Stubhub sum for the 16 remaining Modest Mouse tickets. Have a powerful urge to imbibe this weekend? Maybe you were proactive in…

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There are actors. There are actor-directors and actor-writers. And then there is actor-architect-designer-juggler James Wilder. The multitalented artist has designed clothing and jewelry; turned empty lots into apartments that have become artist retreats in the Hollywood Hills; literally juggled as a street performer; and starred in TV and film including the hit series “M…

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Narrowing down the best events to attend this weekend is no easy task. Maybe you want an escape from the city bustle, so you're losing sleep over how delightful the Ellicottville Fall Festival will be. Or, you've been infected by Pegula fever, and there's nothing else on your mind other than Terry, Kim, Zubaz pants and 1 p.m. (read: 8 a.m.) Sunday at Ralph Wilson Stadium.…

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The star attraction of Nuit Blanche, the annual all-night art festival at which Buffalo artists took center stage on Saturday night, is the City of Toronto itself. Because the night featured so many projects -- from otherworldly sounds emanating from the ruins of a demolished parking garage to a spread of intense, rainbow-colored lasers shooting across the city from the o…

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TORONTO – As dusk approached Saturday, the vast concrete expanse of Nathan Phillips Square here began to flood with the first of hundreds of thousands of revelers drawn by the work of a contingent of Buffalo artists. Thanks to former Albright-Knox Art Gallery curator Heather Pesanti and her exhibition “Performance Anxiety,” Buffalo artists took on a starring role during t…