Santa’s Vision at the Adam’s Mark Hotel (Fun 4 Kids in Buffalo)

Santa’s Vision at the Adam’s Mark Hotel!

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Bubblefest at the Buffalo Museum of Science (Fun 4 Kids in Buffalo)


For those who have never experienced Bubblefest before, get ready to be bubbled-out! All four floors of the Museum will be filled with bubble activities. Immerse yourself in bubble crafts, bubble demonstrations, and bubbles so big you can stand in them!

The Corning Museum of Glass will also be on-site providing free live glassworking demonstrations.

NEW THIS YEAR - save (a lot) of time in line by purchasing tickets in advance at If you’re a non-member, add a membership to your cart and general admission to Bubblefest is FREE for all individuals covered by your membership.

Entry is included with general museum admission ($10 adults, $9 seniors, $8 children 2-17) and free for BMS Members. Special bubble performances will require an additional charge of $3 per non-member or $1 per BMS Member.

What you should know:

- Food and drink will be available for purchase from Elements Cafe and other vendors at the event.

- Proper footwear is recommended. Floors may get a little “bubbly” in activity areas.

- Some activities may dampen clothes and shoes. Consider bringing an extra set of clothes for your child(ren).

- When parking around MLK, Jr. Park, do NOT park on the grass or you may be ticketed.

Veteran’s Day Parade in the City of Buffalo (Fun 4 Kids in Buffalo)

Veteran’s Day Parade – Buffalo, NY!

veteran's day parade

BPO Kids! (Fun 4 Kids in Buffalo)

Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra Kids Concerts!

Symphonic Spooktacular
Symphonic Spooktacular Sun 10/26/14
BPO Kids!Sunday, October 26, 2:30 PMStefan Sanders, conductor

Wear your Halloween costume and get ready for some of the spookiest music ever written. Don’t miss the costume parade for a howling good time!

Come early to meet your favorite characters. Explore the Instrument Zoo with Buffalo Suzuki Strings and Twin Village Music. Hear spooky stories with your friends from B is for Books, and get your goodie bag courtesy of Tutor Doctor!

Jingle Bell Jam
Jingle Bell Jam Sun 12/14/14
BPO Kids!Sunday, December 14, 2:30 PMStefan Sanders, conductor

A family tradition… holiday music, kids all dressed up, a sing along with the orchestra. Meet the man of the hour as Santa makes his appearance. Before the concert, make cards to send to our friends in the military with help from the U.S. Marine Corps and enjoy holiday stories courtesy of B is for Books.

A Very Beary Valentine
A Very Beary Valentine Sun 02/15/15
BPO Kids!Sunday, February 15, 2:30 PMStefan Sanders, conductor

Love is in the air and the BPO wants to be your Valentine! Bring the stuffed animal you love the most to share the concert with you. Come early for stories with B is for Books and activities from Explore & More Children’s Museum.

The Magical Music of Disney
The Magical Music of Disney Sun 03/15/15
BPO Kids!Sunday, March 15, 2:30 PMStefan Sanders, conductor

Come dressed as your favorite Disney character and enjoy favorites from The Lion King, Aladdin, Beauty and the Beast, and more! Enjoy stories with B is for Books, make crafts with the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, and play games with Tutor Doctor.

Dr. Seuss Meets the BPO
Dr. Seuss Meets the BPO Sun 04/19/15
BPO Kids!Sunday, April 19, 2:30 PMStefan Sanders, conductor

A mad romp through Dr. Seuss classics Green Eggs and Ham and The Sneetches. It’s an unbeatable combination of timeless music and favorite stories that everyone knows. Come in your craziest, zaniest, most outrageous hat in honor of the occasion! Make your own Seussian masterpiece with the Albright-Knox Art Gallery and hear some of your favorite Dr. Seuss classics with B is for Books.

BlueCross BlueShield Day at BPO Kids
BlueCross BlueShield Day at BPO Kids Sun 05/03/15
BPO Kids!Sponsored by BlueCross BlueShield of WNYSunday, May 3, 2:30 PM

Stefan Sanders, conductor

Let your imagination run wild in this musical journey. Each movement depicts a different animal, from the regal lion to the graceful swan. A great way to learn about the instruments in the orchestra. The Buffalo Zoo brings a carnival of real-life animals to the hall before the concert. B is for Books shares stories from the wild kingdom. The Instrument Zoo will return courtesy of Buffalo Suzuki Strings and Twin Village Music.

FREE Family Film Series at Shea’s Performing Arts Center (Fun 4 Kids in Buffalo)

2014-2015 FREE Family Film Series at Shea’s!


October 26:  Scooby Doo

November 23:  Despicable Me 2

December 21:  Elf

January 18:  TBA

February 8:  TBA

April 12:  TBA

All films on Sundays at 2 p.m.
Doors open one hour prior to show time.

Please check back for updates regarding film selections.
Films, dates, times, subject to change.


Elmwood Ave Safe Trick or Treat (Fun 4 Kids in Buffalo)

elmwood ave halloween

Elmwood Avenue Safe Trick-or-treat this Sunday, October 26th from 1:00-3:00 p.m. Look for our jack o’lantern poster in the window of participating businesses & remember to support the small businesses that make this event possible:

Trick or Treat Trot 5K and Family Fun Walk (Fun 4 Kids in Buffalo)

(a reader submitted event)

Trick or Treat Trot 5K and Family Fun Walk
Join us for a day of family fun to benefit foster care and adoption programs in Western New York!  The Family Fun Walk registration is $10 per family/household and includes trick-or-treating for the kids in Holy Cross Cemetery at 2900 South Park Ave in Buffalo.  The walk will begin at 10:30am.  Registration for the walk will also include admission to the post-race party for lunch, basket raffles, live music, face painting, and more!  For more information or to preregister your family for the walk, please email us at  To preregister for the 5k (cost $22-25, start time is 10:00am), please go to
Sunday, October 26th
Event is scheduled from 10:00am-12:00pm

Trick or Treat at the Broadway Market (Fun 4 Kids in Buffalo)

broadway market trick or treat

Costumed guests, 12 years old and younger, are invited to trick or treat from Market vendors between 10:00 am and 2:00 pm. At 12:00 noon there will be a costume parade through the market with a costume contest immediately following the parade!

Halloween on Hertel (Fun 4 Kids in Buffalo)

halloween on hertel

Visit the Halloween on Hertel Facebook page for updated information.

Autumn Fairy Garden (Fun 4 Kids in Buffalo)

Make your own miniature garden with fairies and gnomes!


Autumn Fairy Garden at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens on October 25th, 2014 at 9am.  Register in advance!

Kids ages 4-12 can make their own container miniature garden for fairies and gnomes.  Using found and natural materials kids will create acorn dishes, leaf fences, seed mailboxes and more!  Add on pre-made twig furniture!  $5 additional for two pieces.

Cost is $15 for members and $20 for non-members