Events & Festivals

June 2017 Events

Ongoing All Month     Fitness Classes at Canalside
Canalside, 44 Prime Street, Buffalo

Enjoy exercising FREE at Canalside on the Pierce Lawn Monday through Sunday with a variety of forms fitness. Just to mention a few fitness classes:
- RevFit with Revolution Fitness every Monday 6-7pm.  A total body circuit workout designed to get your muscles fired up by using your own body weight.
- Power Yoga every Friday (excluding June 30) 6-7pm.  Emphasis on alignment, postures, physical conditioning, breathing, building strength and spirit.
- Harmony Fitness every Saturday 10-11am.  Full body blast combining resistance & cardiovascular training, stretching & flexibility, fat burning and muscle building. Bring your own hand weights.
Bring your own mat and water bottle. All classes are weather permitting. 
Visit the Canalside website@ for class cancellations and a complete calendar of all fitness classes being offered.

Thru Oct. 26th    Downtown Country Market
Main St. between Court & Church Streets, Downtown Buffalo
The 35th annual season of the Downtown Country Market will take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays, from May 11th through October 26th. Market hours are 10am-2:30pm, rain or shine.  Pick-up local fresh produce, enjoy tasty treats such as baked goods and fresh lemonade, and purchase plants and flowers to brighten gardens, homes and offices.

2nd    First Fridays in Allentown
Allen Street between Pearl Street and Elmwood Avenue, Buffalo
(716) 881-1024
Join us on the first Friday of each month from 6 to 9pm, when Allentown art galleries, performance artists, musicians, restaurants, retailers and more, come together to create a rich cultural attraction.

2nd    First Friday at Market Arcade
Market Arcade
617 Main Street, Downtown Buffalo
(716) 220-8468
Enjoy First Friday of the month inside downtown’s historic shopping and arts destination, the Market Arcade. View a new art opening at Queen City Gallery, browse the CEPA Gallery exhibits and shop local at all the retail stores all under one roof.

2nd - 4th     Buffalo Greekfest
Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church of Buffalo
146 West Utica Street, Buffalo
(716) 882-9485
Allow yourself to become Greek for a day!  Highlights include: Greek cuisine, continuous live Greek music, Greek folk dancing (dancers are from Greece!), imported foods, baked goods, gift shops, artists, church tours, cultural exhibits and cultural events.

3rd    Sea Lion 5k
Aquarium of Niagara
701 Whirlpool Street, Niagara Falls, NY
(716) 285-3575
Support your Aquarium's rescued marine mammals in this fun 5k run! Whether you run as fast as a sea lion swims or as slow as a seal flops, you are welcomed! Finish the race with the band Roadtrip, Paula's donuts and free admission into the Aquarium. Our fastest racers will win a Seal Encounter! $25 per participant. For the registration form visit

3rd & 4th    Rebels and Redcoats
Old Fort Niagara
2 Scott Avenue, Youngstown
(716) 745-7611
British and American troops from all over the Northeast, Midwest and Canada converge on Old Fort Niagara, to bring the Fort to life as it was during the American Revolution. Period camps, musket and artillery demonstrations, battle re-enactments.

3rd & 4th    Wine and Cheese
Several participating Wineries along the Niagara Wine Trail (visit website for locations & map)
Between the Niagara Escarpment & Lake Ontario

Wine paired with cheeses – $22 pre-sale / $27 day of: tasting ticket for several wineries. Visit the website for a list of participating wineries.

7th, July 5th, Aug. 2nd & Sept. 6th    Annual Food Truck Rodeo!
The Buffalo History Museum
One Museum Court, Buffalo
(716) 873-9644 ext. 320
The Buffalo History Museum is hosting the 5th annual Food Truck Rodeo. The events will be held from 5-8pm with the food trucks serving until 8:30pm. Trucks will be offering a variety of specialized dishes and desserts the first Wednesday of the summer months with FREE museum admission, extra seating for picnicking, children activities and a live DJ!  Blankets or lawn chairs are welcome! Subject to cancellation due to inclement weather.
Facebook:  @TheBuffaloHistoryMuseum  Twitter:  @BuffaloHistory  

9th    M & T Second Friday at The Center
Burchfield Penney Art Center
SUNY Buffalo State
1300 Elmwood Avenue, Buffalo
(716) 878-6011
On the Second Friday of every month, thanks to the support of M&T Bank, the Burchfield Penney hosts something great! From openings and happy hours, programs, concerts, screenings or other special events, visitors experience the best of the Burchfield Penney from 10am-8p! Members always receive free or discounted admission to special programs.

10th    Broadway Comedy Night
Kleinhans Music Hall
3 Symphony Circle, Buffalo
(716) 885-0331
Something familiar, something peculiar, something for everyone – Comedy tonight! That’s Broadway comedy and the music that is designed to make us laugh. Join the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra and vocalists for musical fun and games from Guys and Dolls, Chicago, Wicked, Hairspray, Anything Goes and lots more! Stefan Sanders conducts this fun-filled show.

10th & 11th    Allentown Art Festival
Delaware Avenue between North & W. Tupper Streets
(716) 881-4269
The Allentown Art Festival takes place in the Allentown Historic Preservation District of Buffalo, New York. Tens of thousands of art patrons visit the festival to enjoy the beauty of Buffalo's weather in June, the charm and uniqueness of the Allentown area and the quality of the art and crafts presented by the over 400 juried exhibitors.

15th thru 29th Every Thursday    Thursdays at Canalside
Canalside, 44 Prime Street, Buffalo
Concerts every Thursday evening for only $5. Gates open at 5pm and a headliner will go on stage between 8-9pm, depending on concert start time.  Check out the exciting lineup this summer at the website above.

16th    M & T Third Fridays at the Buffalo History Museum
The Buffalo History Museum
One Museum Court, Buffalo
(716) 873-9644 ext. 301
On the third Friday of every month admission to the Buffalo History Museum, the Resource Center and select events are free for everyone.  Visitors will experience new programs, family events, happy hour entertainment, docent-led tours and more.
- Free admission HOURS OPEN on M & T THIRD FRIDAYS at the Resource Center at 459 Forest Ave.  10am-5pm.

- Free admission to the History Museum at One Museum Court  10am-5pm.
Call or visit our website for the M & T Third Friday event schedule. Members always receive free or discounted admission to special happenings.

17th & 18th    Juneteenth Festival of Buffalo
Martin Luther King Jr. Park (intersection of Best St. & Fillmore Ave.)
(716) 891-8801
The Juneteenth Festival is the third largest festival of its kind in the world! Its mission is to "actively preserve and promote the broad spectrum of the African American heritage through educational and cultural activities that will benefit the community as a whole." Festivities include: Arts & Culture Main Stage Entertainment, vendors, antique car show, health pavilion, health & wellness tent, Underground Railroad Tours, children's activity tent, basketball showcase, family photo booth, chalk walk, African dance and drum lessons, heritage tent, youth activities and more.

23rd     Friday Night Lights at the Aquarium of Niagara!
Aquarium of Niagara
701 Whirlpool Street, Niagara Falls USA
(716) 285-3575
Visit the Aquarium of Niagara after-hours from 7-10pm! Join us for fun games, live music, delicious food and a special sea lion show! Then top it all off by watching the fireworks over the Falls from our outdoor deck! Regular admission price. Food and drinks will be for sale.