August 2018 Events

Thru Aug. 19th     Shakespeare in Delaware Park - Much Ado About Nothing
Lincoln Parkway (behind the Albright-Knox Art Gallery), Buffalo
The performance takes place in beautiful Delaware Park, located behind the rose garden off Lincoln Parkway. Shakespeare in Delaware Park is a not-for-profit, professional theatre company dedicated to providing free, high-quality public theatre.  A Buffalo summer tradition since 1976, the performance takes place in a historic park designed by Frederick Law Olmsted. Much Ado About Nothing is a comedy by William Shakespeare thought to have been written in 1598 and 1599. By means of "noting" (which, in Shakespeare's day, sounded similar to "nothing" as in the play's title,and which means gossip,rumour, and overhearing), Benedick and Beatrice are tricked into confessing their love for each other, and Claudio is tricked into rejecting Hero at the altar on the erroneous belief that she has been unfaithful. At the end, Benedick and Beatrice join forces to set things right, and the others join in a dance celebrating the marriages of the two couples.

Thru Oct. 25th, 2018    Downtown Country Market
Main St. between Court & Church Streets, Downtown Buffalo
The 36th annual season of the Downtown Country Market will take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays, from May 10th through October 25th. 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.

3rd    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.

5th & 18th     Great American Garage Sales
Antique World & Flea Market
11111 Main Street, Clarence
(716) 759-8483
Shop 'till you drop visiting hundreds of vendors selling antiques, collectibles, garage sale items and more on the 1st Sunday and 3rd Saturday of every month May through October! NEW: Come hungry on Saturdays as food trucks will be there to satisfy your appetite.

8th - 19th    179th Erie County Fair
The Fairgrounds
5600 McKinley Parkway, Hamburg
(716) 649-4687
The largest independent county fair in North America
averaging over 900,000 guests annually. The fair features $500,000 in free entertainment, over 2,500 animals, top name concerts, exciting motor events, mile long midway, great food and much more. This is a must see summer attraction!

11th & 12th    Taste of Ellicottville
Monroe Street, Village of Ellicottville, NY
(800) 349-9099
Noon to 4pm on each day, it’s the Taste of Ellicottville where everyone can sample the best of Ellicottville’s fine restaurant menus as they set up “Cafe Style” on the streets. This family-friendly event celebrates Ellicottville’s 20 amazing and diverse restaurants surrounded by fun and exciting street performers. Judges sample each restaurants signature dish in front of a live audience. A cooking demonstration and competition will have your mouths watering and anxious to try the recipes out at home. Food item tickets are $1.00 each and restaurants will charge $1 to $5 for their dishes. Entrees, desserts, healthy choices and non-alcoholic drinks will be some of the featured choices.

11th & 12th    Lewiston Art Festival
Center Street, Village of Lewiston
(716) 754-0166
Lewiston’s signature event, now in its 52nd year, features work by more than 175 exceptional artists and fine crafters. Meet the artists one-on-one and enjoy more than 20,000 original works of art - including paintings, sculpture, ceramics, jewelry, fiber, glass, wood, mixed media, and photography. Visit the annual Chalk Walk Competition taking place right in the heart of the show. Stop by the ArtZone to create a Make and Take activity. Non-stop entertainment provides a respite for tired feet, and food vendors and restaurants offer a variety of treats and beverages.

17th    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 the website for the M & T Third Friday event schedule. Members always receive free or discounted admission to special happenings.

18th & 19th    Soldiers of the Revolution
Old Fort Niagara
2 Scott Avenue, Youngstown
(716) 745-7611
Recreating the American Revolution on the New York frontier. Living history programs, battle demonstrations, military music, hands-on activities for families.

19th    Reggae Music Festival LIVE @ Spring Lake Winery
Spring Lake Winery
7373 Rochester Road, Lockport
(716) 439-5253
Annual Music Festival at Spring Lake Winery at 12pm! Visit the website for details and line-up.

24th - 26th    Buffalo Irish Festival
Buffalo's Outer Harbor
325 Fuhrmann Boulevard, Buffalo
Even if you are not Irish, you can be for a few days at this festival! Festival hours are from 4-11pm on Aug. 24th, 11am-11pm on Aug. 25th & 11am-10pm on Aug. 26th. Featuring two stages of continuous Irish entertainment from the U.S., Canada and Ireland. The festival also includes: a kick-off parade on the 24th at 5:30pm, traditional Irish music, folk music, step and set-dancing, genealogy experts, Irish goods & crafts from nearly 30 vendors, Irish authors & book signings, traditional Irish foods & beverages.

25th & 26th    Elmwood Festival of the Arts
Elmwood Avenue between St. James Place & West Ferry
(716) 830-2484
Facebook:  @ElmwoodAveArtFest
-Shop with more than 170 artists and craftspeople; you're sure to find something you love.
-Entertainment - see over 50 performances on three stages.
-Dance at our family friendly dance tent.
-Bring the family to Kidsfest where children can do hands-on art projects, see kid-oriented performances and march in Sunday's Kidsfest parade.
-Eat - When you are ready for a snack, our festival café will have vendors waiting to serve you.