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Discount Admission during the Summer at the Buffalo Zoo

How to visit the Buffalo Zoo at a discount over the summer!  (At the time of this writing these dates are not yet listed on the Zoo website.  I received them in my member newsletter)


If you aren’t already a member of the Buffalo Zoo, here are a few dates during the summer when you can get a great discount on admission!  Obviously, with that being said, I’m sure you will understand that it is very crowded on these days.

July 11,12:  Report Card Weekend

Celebrate your achievements and bring your latest report card to receive FREE Zoo admission with a paid adult.  Valid for children ages 13 or younger.  no specific grades or averages are required.  For more information, please call 716-837-3900.

July 18,19  TOPS Friendly Markets Bonus Card Days

Attention TOPS shoppers…it’s time for the Buffalo Zoo’s annual TOPS Friendly Markets Bonus Card Weekend!  Visitors who bring their Tops Bonus Card to the Zoo during this special promotion will receive one FREE child’s admission with each PAID adult admission.  If you are not currently a Tops Bonus Card member, stop by your neighborhood location and sign up today!

And Military Members, remember High Five for the Military!  Active military members and up to 4 guests get in for just $5 on certain dates.

Southtowns Walleye Association Fishing Derby

Free Fishing Derby! Southtowns Walleye Association Fishing Derby!


Saturday, June 27th from 7:30am-1pm!

Bring your rod and reel for a day of fishing Tifft’s Lake Kirsty, which is connected to Lake Erie! Sunfish, bass, carp, and perch can be caught. Prizes, refreshments for sale, and educational exhibits will be available. Free hot dog lunch provided. Donations to Tifft Nature Preserve gratefully accepted. Pre-registration required. Please call Southtowns Walleye Association (716) 649-8202 to register or for more information.

Pre-registration is required, but participation is FREE. Please call the Southtowns Walleye Association at 716.649.8202 for more information or to register.

Dad’s Dollar Day at the Zoo

$1 admission for Dad on Father’s Day!  Sunday, June 21, 2015!

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Spend time with Dad as you explore the Zoo together!  Dads get in for $1!  For more information, please call 716-837-3900.

(Typically, the restrictions on this are it’s $1 with a paying child)  You may want to call ahead to confirm that though.

Teddy Bear Story Hour (Fun 4 Kids in Buffalo)

(a reader submitted event)


Summer Reading Kick-Off Celebration

Summer Reading Kick-Off Celebration!

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Free Family Day Fishing Clinic (Fun 4 Kids in Buffalo)

Free Fishing Clinic, June 13th from 9:30am-1pm!


Join Department of Environmental Conservation biologists and volunteers for a family day of fishing and fishing education at Tifft Nature Preserves Lake Kristy.  Refreshments, prizes, exhibits on freshwater fish and fishing.  hot dog lunch provided.  FREE  Registration required by calling the DEC at 716-851-7010.

Juneteenth Festival! (Fun 4 Kids in Buffalo)

The Juneteenth Festival happening June 13-14, 2015!


Festival Events @ MLK Park

June 13: Praise & Worship Service – 10 to Noon. Parade begins at 11:00 A.M. Sharp. The Parade starts at Genesee & Moselle Streets. The parade will proceed down Genesee into the park. The festivities in the park will follow until 8:00 P.M.

June 14: Praise & Worship Service – 10 to Noon
The festivities in the park will follow until 8:00 P.M. Festivities include: Main Stage Entertainment, Arts & Culture 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.

Family Fun Thursdays – Free at Canalside!

Family Fun Thursdays – Free at Canalside!


On Thursday’s this summer WNY Family Magazine will be hosting various activities at Canalside. Join us every week for something new and exciting! Check out the details of what will be happening each week on the Canalside website.

The Family Fun Thursdays begins June 11 and continue through September 3 from 12:30-2pm! (Always check the canalside website before heading out.  These events are subject to change without notice to Fun 4 Kids in Buffalo!)

Parade of Circles in South Buffalo (Fun 4 Kids in Buffalo)

Parade of Circles in South Buffalo!


The Parade of Circles, an annual event celebrating beautification projects along McKinley Parkway in South Buffalo, will take place at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, June 7. The event is presented by South Buffalo Alive, a nonprofit community organization dedicated to improving the quality of life in South Buffalo through ongoing preservation and beautification efforts.

More details found here.

Nick Presents Magic (Fun 4 Kids in Buffalo)

Nick presents Magic at Canalside!

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A delightfully entertaining performance of colorful magic, laughter and a variety of tricks for the entire family to enjoy.  Each Sunday from 11:30am-12:30pm.  This ongoing event begins June 7th and continues through September 6, 2015!

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