June 2018 Events

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.

1st    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.

1st - 3rd    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.

1st - 3rd    47th Annual 100 American Craftsmen Festival
Kenan Center
433 Locust Street, Lockport
(716) 433-2617
It's not craft, it's art! Looking for original, artistically crafted objects for your home and wardrobe? How about unique gifts they'll cherish for a lifetime? It's all here. And you'll find hundreds of one-of-a-kind items priced for every budget Visit the website for more information.

2nd & 3rd    Wine & 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 10 wineries. Visit the website for a list of participating wineries.

2nd & 3rd    Bonsai Show
Buffalo & Erie County Botanical Gardens
2655 South Park Avenue, Lackawanna
(716) 827-1584
Join the Buffalo Bonsai Society for their annual Bonsai Show. Talk with experts and beginners as they display amazing bonsai specimens from their personal collections. Demos on live trees, the opportunity to purchase bonsai, starter plants, accent plants and pots, as well as a raffle bonsai round out the activities for the weekend.

3rd & 16th     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.

9th    Sea Lion 5k
Aquarium of Niagara
701 Whirlpool Street, Niagara Falls, NY
(716) 285-3575
Support the Aquarium's rescue marine mammals by running in the Sea Lion 5k at 9am! Run or walk along the beautiful landscape of NYS Parks on top of the gorge. Return to free Aquarium admission and an after party complete with snacks and music. The top male and female will win a Sea Lion Encounter, and the top racers in their age groups will receive a painting done by one of our sea lions, Mia, Copper or Kiah! Come to the Aquarium and run or walk for your favorite pinniped, whether it's Della, Mia, Stryker, Isabel or all of them, come out and show your support! Shirt included. $25. pre-registration, $30. day of race. REGISTER NOW.

9th & 10th    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    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.

16th & 17th    Lewiston Garden Festival
Center Street, Village of Lewiston
(716) 754-9500
This home show for casual and avid gardeners will inspire you to find new decorating ideas! Visitors will see beautiful open gardens, free to the public. The vendors have unique garden items and plants you might not find anywhere else. Enjoy speakers that will provide educational and entertaining demonstrations with ideas you'll love to try at home. Check out the many vendors along Center Street in the Village of Lewiston, NY.

16th & 17th    Juneteenth Festival of Buffalo
Martin Luther King Jr. Park (intersection of Best St. & Fillmore Ave.)
(716) 891-8801
The Juneteenth Festival is the 3rd 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.

21st thru July 15th    Shakespeare in Delaware Park - King Lear

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. King Lear is a tragedy written by William Shakespeare. It depicts the gradual descent into madness of the title character, after he disposes of his kingdom giving bequests to two of his three daughters based on their flattery of him, bringing tragic consequences for all. Derived from the legend of Leir of Britain, a mythological pre-Roman Celtic king, the play has been widely adapted for the stage and motion pictures, with the title role coveted by many of the world's most accomplished actors.

23rd & 24th    Roycroft Summer Festival
The Healthy Zone Rink
41 Riley Street, East Aurora
(716) 655-7252 (Roycrofters-At-Large Association)
A high-end arts and crafts event featuring the Roycroft Artisans and other juried artists from 10am-5pm both days.  Roycroft Artisans will provide demonstrations of their various mediums.  NEW this year will be a student section! A one-of-a-kind goodie raffle will be held featuring the artwork of the Roycroft Artisans.

29th thru July 1st    French and Indian War Encampment
Old Fort Niagara
2 Scott Avenue, Youngstown
(716) 745-7611
Several reenactments of the historic Siege of 1759. Large scale battle reenactments, musket and artillery firings, music, food, military pageantry, 18th century artisans and merchants, Native American councils and hands on activities for families. This three-day event is the largest of the season (June 29th, 30th & July 1st).

29th thru July 1st    Ellicottville Summer Music Festival
Holiday Valley Resort
6557 Holiday Valley Road, Ellicottville, NY
(800) 349-9099
This is one of the top family-friendly music festivals in New York. It will take place at the Double Black Diamond Golf Course at Holiday Valley Resort, and on the streets of the village area. This free to attend event features a variety of musicians playing music on two stages at the golf course. Attendees can also head to the village to partake in an art and craft show, which will feature around 50 different artisans selling various pieces of art. Vendors will also line the streets of the village selling everything from clothing to festival fare. Attendees can see a variety of pets at the Ellicott Pet Parade which winds through the streets of the village. You don't want to miss ths event!