Guide to festivals happening this month and beyond in Buffalo and WNY

Buffalo Cherry Blossom Festival 2022, Saturday April 30 to Sunday May 1

Who doesn’t love a good festival? In Buffalo and Western New York we have a festival for about all. From chicken wings (obv) to Bloody Marys, beer, burgers, just about every nationality, city, food, drink, and even plenty of music festivals to hit out in the summer and fall. Explore and enjoy, Buffalo!

Here’s a guide to upcoming festivals in Buffalo and WNY this month and beyond — check back for more as they’re announced:

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Festivals in Buffalo and WNY

Finger Lakes Winter Carnival

Sun 20 March
All day

Free

The Lake House on Canandaigua
770 S Main Street Canandaigua, NY 14424

Other

SAVE THE DATE: INAUGURAL FINGER LAKES WINTER CARNIVAL SCHEDULED MARCH 18-20, 2022 The annual event showcases winter in the Finger Lakes on Lake Canandaigua WHAT:…

WNY Equifest

Sun 20 March
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Free

Fairgrounds, Erie County/Hamburg
5600 McKinley Pkwy Hamburg, 14075

Southern Cities

WNY EquiFest, in partnership with the Western Chapter of the New York State Horse Council, will host the first equine show and equestrian gathering…

Maple Weekend 2022

Sun. March 20 +more dates
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Free

Maple Farms Across New York State
NY

Other

Join the New York State Maple Growers Association for the twenty-sixth annual Maple Weekend! During the two weekends in March, 19-20 and 26-27…

St. Patrick’s Day Parade 2022

Sun 20 March
2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Free

Delaware Avenue Buffalo, New York

Other

The United Irish-American Association (UIAA) is thrilled to announce the return of the St. Patrick’s Day Parade, Sunday, March 20 on Delaware Avenue…

WNY Refugee Film Festival

Thu, March 24 +more dates
7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Free

In line

Join Journey’s End for its Western New York Refugee Film Festival! Our fourth season, premiering in February 2022, will continue to be virtual…

BNHV’s 6th Annual Maple Festival!

Sun 27 March
8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

$15

Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village
3755 Tonawanda Creek Rd. Amherst, 14228

Northern cities

Join the BNHV as we celebrate maple season with a delicious family Sunday filled with maple demonstrations, history, food and fun for all ages! – The BNHV…

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Thawfest 2022

Sat 9 Apr
6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

$45

Buffalo RiverWorks
359 Ganson Street Buffalo, 14203

Buffalo

The thaw is BACK!! Thawfest is an annual celebration of New York State’s breweries, wineries, cider houses and distilleries. It is held annually at Buffalo RiverWorks…

Dyngus Day Parade

Mon 18 Apr
All day

Free

999 Broadway Buffalo, 14212

Buffalo

The annual festival and parade will be held on April 18 throughout the historic Polonia district of Buffalo, NY and at participating official sites…

Buffalo Blues and Roots Festival

Sat 23 Apr
1:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.

$20

Buffalo River
359 Ganson Street Buffalo, NY

Other

Barry Entertainment is thrilled and proud to announce that they have teamed up with Three Chord Bourbon to bring you The 1st Annual BUFFALO BLUES &…

Buffalo Wine Festival

Sat 23 Apr
1:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

$35

Buffalo Niagara Convention Center
153 Franklin Buffalo Street, 14202

Buffalo

Buffalo Wine Festival is coming up next month. Vineyards: Sprague Vineyards Thousand Islands Winery Cooper’s Daughter Spirits in Olde York …

Fundraising for the Buffalo Cherry Blossom Festival

Thu 28 Apr
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

$25

The Buffalo History Museum
One Museum Court Buffalo, 14216

northern buffalo

We’re back in 2022 IN PERSON at the Delaware Park Japanese Garden and the Buffalo History Museum! Please support this annual festival and help take care…

Buffalo Cherry Blossom Festival 2022

Sat 30 Apr
11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Free

Japanese gardens
1 Museum Ct Buffalo, 14216

northern buffalo

We’re back in 2022 IN PERSON at the Delaware Park Japanese Garden and the Buffalo History Museum! …

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Deep South Taco Cinco de Mayo Street Festival

Thu, May 5
12:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.

$10

Deep South Taco – Ellicott
291 Ellicott Buffalo Street, 14203

Buffalo

The Cinco Street Festival is BACK! Join us on Ellicott St. for our 7th Annual Cinco De Mayo Street Festival. We will have the FiredUp Grills, …

BICYCLE, BLUES AND BARBECUE FESTIVAL

Sat. 7 May
4:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.

$9.7

The Backlot Entertainment Venue
11891 Main Street Akron, NY 14001

Northern cities

Come hear live music from some of Buffalo’s favorite blues bands including Miller & The Other Sinners, Aces & 8’s, & The D Sides Blues…

fairies party

Sun May 15
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Free

Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens
2655 S Park Avenue Buffalo, 14218

Southern Cities

Join us for our Wegmans Family Days at the annual Fairy Festival! The fairies have invaded the Botanical Garden! Visitors can enter…

Porchfest 2022

Sat 21 May
1:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Free

Village of Elmwood
Elmwood Village Buffalo, 14222

Buffalo

Launched in 2013, Buffalo Porchfest quickly became a community favourite! Buffalo Porchfest 2022 is set for a return on Saturday, May 21. Prepare yourselves …

Buffalo Pride Week Festival

Sun 5 June
1:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Free

edge of the canal
44 Prime Buffalo Street, 14202

Buffalo

This is the main event! Immediately following the parade, join us for a vibrant celebration of WNY’s LGBTQ+ community, complete with entertainment, family…

Buffalo Taco, beer, tequila festival

Sat 11 June
11:30 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.

$34

edge of the canal
44 Prime Buffalo Street, 14202

Buffalo

*POSTPONED TO JUNE 11, 2022* Taco, Beer, Tequila Festival is coming to Buffalo – Get your TACO ON! Taco, Beer, Tequila Festival – Buffalo Get Your…

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DJ Pauly D’s Beach Bash

Sun 19 June
12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

$29.99

Sunset Bay Beach Club
12911 Iola Dr. Irving, 14081

Southern Cities

Dj Pauly D returns to Western New York to host his second Beach Bash at Sunset Bay Beach Club for the second time! The Jersey Shore star…

South Buffalo Porchfest

Sat 25 June
12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Free

southern buffalo
Buffalo, NY 14220

southern buffalo

Registration now open! Entry deadline: May 21 South Buffalo Porchfest is a music festival that takes advantage of the “stages”…

Cobblestone Live Music & Arts Festival 2022

Fri 15 Jul – Sat 16 Jul
5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

$20

Buffalo iron factory
49 Illinois St Buffalo, 14203

Buffalo

Buffalo Iron Works, Lockhouse Distillery & Bar and Twenty6 Productions present the fourth Cobblestone Live Music & Arts Festival, to be held on…

kingdom bound 2022

Sun 24 Jul – Wed 27 Jul
3:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.

$54

Six Flags Lake Darien
9993 Allegheny Rd Darien Center, 14040

Genesee County

Kingdom Bound is back for 2022! Join us for four incredible days at Six Flags Darien Lake as we celebrate 35 years of Kingdom Bound together with incredible…

Village music festival

Sat. August 6
12:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.

$20.00

veterans park
700 Third St. Youngstown, NY 14174

Niagara County

Barry Entertainment is proud to present the 3rd Annual 8/6/22 Village Music Fest at Veterans Park in Youngstown, NY. We are delighted to announce that this…

North West Jazz Festival

Fri 26 August – Sat 27 August
Hours vary

Free

Lewiston Jazz Festival
Center Street Lewiston, NY 14092

Niagara County

The annual Northwest Jazz Festival in Lewiston, NY returns this year on August 26-27! Listen to the sounds of over 150 musicians and 30 performers…

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