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06/29-07/01: Exposure Concert (Festivals)
Because love shouldn't hurt. Where: The Cove Cost: Free Admission Enjoy three days of music on two stages at The Cove! 60+ bands will be performing and streaming live around the world, Uniting to Expose domestic violence
06/29-07/01: Meltdown Music Festival (Festivals)
Cost: $20-$60 This is the Second Annual Meltdown Music Festival (previously known as Rockabilly Mountain Meltdown). The 3-day, outdoor festival is hosted solely by a husband and wife team on their private property in the rolling hills of Olean, NY. The primary goal is to provide three days of musical entertainment – featuring twenty-six rockin’ bands, food vendors, camping, crafts, and an unlimited amount of fun. We expect this event to develop and grow in many positive ways as years pass
06/29-07/01: Summer Festival of the Arts (Festivals)
Where: Holiday Valley Cost: See Website The entire Ellicottville area celebrates the 4th of July in a BIG way! The Summer Festival of the Arts includes live concerts, art, crafts, food, fun and FIREWORKS! Individual concert tickets are available through the Ellicottville Chamber of Commerce website, or become a Sponsor for $275 and receive tickets to all concerts plus preferred seating, special receptions and preferred parking
06/29-07/04: Friendship Festival (Festivals)
Where: Riverside Park (US) and Central Ave (Canada) - Vulcan St/Central Ave. Buffalo/Ontario, NY/CA Cost: Free admission Enjoy concerts, food, entertainment, and rides in the US and Canada! The Friendship Festival serves to promote an international Friendship Festival celebrating the good relations between Canada and the United States of America since the end of the War of 181, support and promote better relations between Canada and the US, support and promote the economic development of the Region of Niagara South in general, and the Town of Fort Erie in particular, and support and promote tourism and cultural activities.
06/30: Earth Bowl Festival (Festivals)
Where: Riverside Salem United Church of Christ Environmental Cottage. Cost: $40 adults, $10 children under 12 Enjoy live music, food demonstrations, screenings, vendors, games, and family activities! Proceeds benefit the World on Your Plate food forum
06/30: Liberty Fest (Festivals)
Where: Town of Collins Park Cost: Free admission The second Annual Liberty Fest will be held at the Town of Collins Park on Saturday, June 30. Activities are currently being planned for a full day of family fun, beginning at noon and ending with a fireworks display at approximately 9:45 p.m. Events include: A magic show; wagon rides; bounce houses; a horseshoe tournament; chicken barbecue; a street dance; a Chinese Auction; and a possible softball game vs. neighboring town youth program staff
07/06-07/08: Pirate Festival (Festivals)
Come to Krull Park in Olcott to enjoy rides, food, and pirates at this year's Pirate Festival!
07/07-07/08: The Taste of Buffalo (Festivals)
The mission of the Taste of Buffalo presented by Tops is "to provide an affordable and enjoyable weekend festival in a socially responsible manner for families of Western New York; to enhance the quality of life in the Niagara Frontier and promote downtown Buffalo." Get A Taste The Taste is a weekend festival filled with great food and entertainment. It is located in the heart of Downtown Buffalo along Delaware Avenue beginning just South of Niagara Square by City Hall and heading North almost all the way to Chippewa Street. It begins at 11 a.m. daily and there is no admission charge. Music To Your Ears The music never stops with three stages providing continuous entertainment. From Jazz to Top 40, from Pops to Blues, the best local, regional and national artists are always showcased. Food For Thought More than 200 culinary specialties are served by WNY's best restaurants. All items are priced between $1.00 and $4.00. Pick your favorite food or sample something new like Strawberry Crepes with Whip Cream or a "Nickel City Mac and Cheese" w/Blue Cheese, Sundried Tomatoes, Goldfish Crackers and Hotsauce. The Taste has it all. Tasty Facts The Taste of Buffalo presented by TOPS is the largest two-day food festival in the United States. It began in 1984 and now attracts almost 450,000 patrons annually. It has been voted WNY's premier outdoor festival. The Taste is a not-for-profit corporation registered with the State of New York and is run by an all-volunteer board of directors. The primary purpose of the event is to showcase downtown Buffalo and the wonderful restaurants that call our region home. As a rule, the Taste is designed to break even. Sponsorships help cover some of the expenses and food prices are set to make the event affordable for all families. The vast majority of the income from the Taste goes home with the restaurants and, after expenses (tents, electricity, permits, entertainment, trash collection, and more!), the Taste makes one or more contributions to local charitable organizations. Select charities and non-profit groups also partner with the Taste to staff ticket and beverage booths with volunteers in return for a small stipend. Up to five high school seniors residing in one of the eight counties in WNY, who intend to pursue a major in a culinary arts or hospitality curriculum, each receive $1,000 scholarships from the Taste each year.
07/10-07/13: Old Home Days (Festivals)
Where: Island Park Cost: Free Admission A popular celebration to honor a century-old community tradition. Parade, food, amusements and rides, beer tent, music and family entertainment.
07/12-07/15: Sorrento Cheese Italian Heritage Festival (Festivals)
Come to the second largest Italian "street festival" in the US! Enjoy Italian food, music, and fun!
07/14: Olde Sanborn Days (Festivals)
Enjoy continuous entertainment of music and dancing. Family activities include a petting zoo, children's games, and custom and vintage automobiles will be displayed. Food and beverages can be purchased throughout the event. Located at the Sanborn Fire Company Grounds.
07/15: Waldfest Festival in the Woods (Festivals)
Come to Spring Garden Park to enjoy authentic German beer, food, music, and fun at the 37th annual Waldfest Festival! Tickets are $6 in advance/$12 at the gate.
07/17-07/24: Canal Fest of the Tonawandas (Festivals)
Canal Fest provides 8 days of entertainment for local citizens and visitors from Western New York and beyond. Enjoy food, rides, and games!
07/26-08/04: Infringement Festival (Festivals)
Every summer, the streets of Buffalo come alive with scores of events by local and visiting theatre and dance companies, puppeteers, media artists, poets, comics, musicians, cabaret acts, digital designers, and miscellaneous insurrectionists. The annual Buffalo Infringement Festival provides artists and audiences of all backgrounds the chance to come together, take chances, push boundaries, and explore uncharted territory because exciting art can happen anywhere, anytime, without a blockbuster budget. (Or any budget at all, for that matter.) The 2012 Buffalo Infringement Festival runs from July 26 through August 5.
07/27-07/29: Lebanese Festival (Festivals)
Where: St. John Maron Church Cost: Free Admission Enjoy Lebanese food, music, and culture at the 14th annual Lebanese Festival!
08/02-08/05: Eden Corn Festival (Festivals)
Hot buttery flavored sweet corn on the cob served fresh and piping hot will be the highlight of what you will experience like no other place then at the Eden Corn Festival in Eden, New York.
08/11-08/12: Lewiston Art Festival (Festivals)
Bring the whole family for a weekend of art, music, food, street performers, workshops, demonstrations. The Lewiston Art Festival is the #1 event of its kind and the perfect way to celebrate your summer weekend. Center Street becomes pedestrian only for this two day festival. Rain or Shine. Free Event!
08/12: Buffalo Brewfest (Festivals)
The 2012 Buffalo BrewFest returns to the First Niagara Center (formerly HSBC Arena) on Friday August 10th from 5:30pm - 9:30pm. This year's Buffalo BrewFest will feature more than 150 special craft brews and an expanded layout. Those attending the event will have more room to enjoy great craft beer and great food. Brewers will be set up across the two floors of the First Niagara Center pavilion and outside in the plaza. Tickets are scheduled to go on sale beginning in June. More details will be released soon.
08/24-08/26: Buffalo Irish Festival (Festivals)
Come to the Statler Hotel on Buffalo's waterfront to enjoy Irish food and entertainment! Admission Prices: $10 for Adults --- $8 for kids 4-12 and seniors (over 60) Pre-Sale Tickets ($6) Will be Available at: Tara Gift Shoppe -- Buffalo Brewpub -- Shannon Pub FREE ADMISSION 5:00 PM to 5:30 PM FRIDAY, AUGUST 24th FOR THE 32-COUNTY PARADE (starts promptly at 5:30pm)
09/01-09/02 German American Heritage Festival (Festivals)
Will be food, dancing and entertainment at the Cheektowaga Town park. Come support your heritage or learn about one. Admission $3
09/01-09/02: National Buffalo Wing Festival (Festivals)
Come to Coca Cola Field to join chicken wing lovers from around the world! Enjoy chicken wings from a variety of local restaurants...you may even be the next chicken wing queen/king!
09/07-09/09 Niagara County Peach Festival (Festivals)
Come to Lewiston for food, parade, entertainment and a 5k run!
09/15: Music is Art Festival (Festivals)
@ the Albright-Knox art Gallery. more than 40 bands, 50 displaying artists and more!
09/28-09/29: Buffalo Oktoberfest (Festivals)
Where: Buffalo Central Terminal . Cost: $10 admission Buffalo's historic Central Terminal is transformed into an authentic Munich-style beer hall for the Buffalo Oktoberfest. The event takes place on Friday, September 28th & Saturday, September 29th from 4pm to 11pm. The Buffalo Oktoberfest is Western New York's Largest Oktoberfest celebration drawing over 5,000 people to eat, drink & dance German heritage and sharing in the spirit of gemutlichkeit.
10/5-10/7 Ellicottville Fall Festival (Festivals)
Friday October 5th-Sunday October 7th Ellicottville’s oldest and largest Festival takes place when the foliage of the surrounding hills are ablaze with color! Tens of thousands of festival goers make for a lively weekend of unique foods, an art and craft show, carnival rides, live entertainment and much more.