Our Summertime Favorite Events in Buffalo and Niagara Falls!
The summer is peaking but events in the Buffalo Niagara region are still coming in hot! We have our summertime favorites like First Friday’s in Allentown and Third Friday’s at the Buffalo History Museum still going on, but the month of August is bringing even more entertainment to the region.
Following the Niagara County Fair is the Erie County Fair starting on the 6th of this month and celebrating its 175th anniversary! Averaging over 900,000 visitors, the Erie County Fair boasts itself as the largest independent county fair in all of North America. With over $500,000 in free entertainment, the fair features top name concerts, motor events, over 2,500 animals, food, activities and even a kid’s camp where WNY’s youth has the opportunity to learn while working and staying overnight on the campgrounds.
In addition to the monthly summer events happening in the area, there is a whole new wave of festivals coming in with the new month. The two day Lewiston Art Festival beginning the 9th is a great way to appreciate the art works of over 175 painters, sculptors, jewelers, glass blowers, wood workers, mixed media artists, photographers, and more. Meet the artists personally and enjoy more than 20,000 original pieces.
A national favorite and a local pride is the official National Buffalo Wing Festival happening the weekend of the 30th and 31st at the Coca Cola Field on Washington downtown. Over 100 different flavors of wings from restaurants around the country are to be enjoyed over this two-day festival. Be a spectator at events like the Buffalo Wing eating contests and the Miss Buffalo Wing Pageant.
Where July held the Italian Heritage Fest, August is the month of the Western New York German-American Heritage Festival. What better way to kick off the Oktoberfest season than with one of the largest weekend cultural events in Western New York? Located at Cheektowaga Town Park on the 31st, come enjoy traditional food, drink and music the festival has to offer.
Miss out on any ongoing events from the previous months? Be sure not to miss them before they’re gone! Visit our events page for more information on these and other events happening in the Buffalo Niagara region this summer.