List of Festivals in Buffalo, New York
List of festivals in Buffalo, NY Events Directory
About List of festivals in Buffalo, NY

Like many large cities, numerous festivals have become part of the Buffalo's culture and tradition. Though most of the festivals occur during the summer months, the city has recently pushed to have winter festivals as well, in an effort to capitalize on the region's snowy reputation.

Summer festivals

Taste of Buffalo at Niagara Square
  • Allentown Art Festival - largest festival of the year; held on the second weekend of June in the Allentown neighborhood
  • The BASH[1] - a military-themed fundraiser; proceeds go towards vital disaster preparedness education and response in Western New York communities
  • Buffalo Brewfest[2]
  • Buffalo Gay Pride Festival[3]
  • Buffalo Greek Festival[4]
  • Buffalo Niagara Blues Festival[5]
  • Curtain Up![6] - marks the beginning of the Buffalo theater season
  • Do?ynki Polish Harvest Festival[7]
  • Elmwood Avenue Festival of the Arts[8]
  • Italian Festival[9]
  • Juneteenth Festival[10] - an annual celebration of the freedom of slaves
  • Music is Art Festival[11]
  • National Buffalo Wing Festival
  • Taste of Buffalo - one of the largest outdoor food festivals in the country
  • Thursday at the Square - weekly outdoor summer concert series on Thursday evenings during the summer and fall

Winter festivals

  • Buffalo Ball Drop[12]
  • Buffalo Powder Keg Festival[13]
  • Dyngus Day Buffalo [14]
  • Labatt Blue Pond Hockey[15]
  • Saint Patrick's Day Parades - In addition to the parade held in the downtown area on a Sunday either before or after March 17, the "Old Neighborhood" parade is held the day before in the southern part of Buffalo, which is heavily populated by ethnic Irish residents and where the first parades were originally held.[16][17]


  1. ^ The BASH Archived 2014-05-13 at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ Buffalo Brewfest
  3. ^ Buffalo Gay Pride Festival
  4. ^ Buffalo Greek Festival
  5. ^ Buffalo Niagara Blues Festival
  6. ^ Curtain Up!
  7. ^ Do?ynki Polish Harvest Festival
  8. ^ "Welcome to the 2011 Elmwood Avenue Festival of the Arts!". Archived from the original on February 10, 2014. 
  9. ^ Italian Festival
  10. ^ "Juneteenth Buffalo". Archived from the original on January 4, 2014. 
  11. ^ Music is Art Festival
  12. ^ "Ring in 2014 at the 26th Annual Buffalo Ball Drop and Fireworks". Buffalo, NY: City of Buffalo. December 27, 2013. Archived from the original on January 3, 2014. Retrieved . 
  13. ^ "Buffalo Winterfest & Powder Keg Festival". Visit Buffalo Archived from the original on December 24, 2013. , Retrieved 2013-5-31.
  14. ^ Dyngus Day Buffalo
  15. ^ "Home". Labatt Blue Pond Hockey. Archived from the original on October 28, 2013. , Retrieved 2013-5-31.
  16. ^ "Home". Buffalo St. Patricks Day Archived from the original on April 19, 2014. , Retrieved 2013-5-31.
  17. ^ St. Patrick's parade's storied past Buffalo News, March 17, 2014 Retrieved 2014-03-17. Archived March 19, 2014, at the Wayback Machine.

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