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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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Could this weekend be the peak of Western New York's festival season? It's certainly a prime contender. You've undoubtedly already heard about the Italian Heritage Festival that swarms Hertel Avenue and the eight-day Canal Fest, which straddles the Erie Canal in the Tonawandas. While these two are terrific options, a breadth of other summer fests are scheduled near and f…