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Elmwood Ave Festival of the Arts – 2016

Elmwood Ave Festival of the Arts - 2016


Saturday, August 27th
10 AM-6 PM

Sunday, August 28th
10 AM- 5 PM

Featuring- 170 amazing artists. Four stages with music, dance, puppetry and more! Kidsfest with experiential hands on activities. The Cafe with foods from around the world. 50 environmental and cultural groups. Special sidewalk sales and events by our Elmwood merchants. A solar powered stage, composting and so much more! All events are free and open to all.

Daddy Day Hike

Daddy Day Hike at Tifft Nature Preserve!


June 19 from 2-3:30pm for all ages

Let’s explore the great outdoors with a casual hike through the woods, wetland and firelds!  We’ll look for bugs and frogs and everything else dads enjoy and meet some live animals up close.

$5, BMS members save 10%

Dragon Boat Festival 2016

Dragon Boat Festival 2016.  Saturday, June 18th 2016


DATE: Saturday Jun. 18, 2016

TIME: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

LOCATION: RiverWorks

359 Ganson St., Buffalo, NY, 14203, Downtown


See the majestic sport of Dragon Boat Racing at the annual Hope Chest Buffalo Niagara Dragon Boat Festival. Join us for a day of dragon boat racing and fun-filled activities for the whole family.

Please be advised that all volunteers or paddlers must be at least 14 years old.

For those unfamiliar with the sport, dragon boating is a boat of 20 paddlers, a drummer and a steer person. It is a team sport that requires power, speed, synchronization and endurance. Dragon boat participant skills will range from novice to competitive though no experience is required. Teams will represent local Western New York corporations, breast cancer survivors, police forces, firemen, and other community organizations.

With its beginnings in Southern China, dragon boating today is the fastest growing international team water sport and soon to be an Olympic event. Race festivals are held year round at numerous locations around the world and now proudly in Buffalo New York.


When:  Saturday June 18, 2016
Time:  8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Where: Buffalo RiverWorks
359 Ganson St
Buffalo NY 14203

Wild Edibles Walk

Wild Edibles Walk at Tifft Nature Preserve (ages 12 +)


June 18th from 2-3:30pm for ages 12 +

Food and medicine haven’t always come from the store, they started in nature!  You’ll be amazed at what you might find right in your own backyard during this walk and hands-on workshop.

$5, BMS members save 10%

Free Family Fishing Day Clinic

Family Fishing Day Clinic at Tifft Nature Preserve!


JUNE 11 from 9:30am-1pm for all ages.

Join Department of Environmental Conservation biologists and volunteers for a family day of fishing and fishing education at Tifft’s Lake Kirsty.  Refreshments, prizes, exhibits on freshwater fish and fishing!  Hot dog lunch provided.

This is a FREE event however registration is required by calling DEC at 716-851-7010

Touch a Truck 2016

Touch a Truck 2016

touch a truck

Kids Run in Delaware Park

Kids Run in Delaware Park!


The Independent Health Foundation encourages children and families to participate in the 28th Annual Kids Run at 9 a.m. Saturday, June 4, at Delaware Park, near the Buffalo Zoo parking lot.

The free event, presented by Wegmans, includes a mini-dash for children ages 2 to 5 and a 1.8-mile run/walk for all ages, and strollers are welcomed.

Trophies are awarded to the top three boys and girls in a variety of age categories, and each participant receives a medal at the finish line, while supplies last. After the race, all participants can enjoy the Buffalo Zoo with $2 (cash only) admission per person. Limited, free parking is also available at the zoo.

Make sure you sign up for the free event by May 18 to receive a race number and timing chip.

For more information on the race, visit or pick up a registration form at any area Wegmans.

June 4, 2016
9:00 a.m.

Boardwalk Carnival at Canalside

Boardwalk Carnival at Canalside!


Celebrate Memorial Day weekend and kick off the Summer with the whole family at the Canalside Boardwalk Carnival 2016!

Hammerl Amusements will bring 16 rides and games for all ages, plus fabulous food, a beer tent, live entertainment and more! More details will be available in the coming weeks.


  • Admission: Free
  • Unlimited ride bracelets: $20 per day per person
  • Individual ride tickets: $1 each or a family pack of 24 tickets for $20

Please note: Each ride will require between 3-4 tickets, or a ride bracelet, to ride. Each ride will also have a height requirement.

Days & Times:

  • Saturday, May 28th from 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.
  • Sunday, May 29th from 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.
  • Monday, May 30th from 11 a.m. – 6 p.m

Kids Mini Marathon – FREE

Kids Mini Marathon – free in Buffalo!



Kids Mini-Marathon Presented By Dick’s Sporting Goods

A FREE fun run on Saturday, beginning at 10:30 am. in front of the Convention Center,

  • 10:30am – 3 and under
  • 10:45am – 4 - 5 year olds
  • 11:00am – 6 – 8 year olds

All finishers will get:

  • a keep sake wooden medal
  • a special prize provided by Dick’s Sporting Goods
  • a snack and a Drink

Sign up on line at

REGISTER - event takes place SATURDAY May 28th, 2016!

Terrarium Building with Buffalo Botanical Gardens

Terrarium Building with the Botanical Gardens


Date: 5/26/2016
Start Time: 4:30 PM
End Time: 5:30 PM

 Presented by the Buffalo Botanical Gardens, come and construct your very own terrarium and learn about bean sprouting as well. Registration required as space is limited, please call 883-6651 to register.

Library: Crane Branch

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