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Labor Day weekend in Buffalo signifies the end of summer.  It’s generally you’re last weekend to get out and enjoy the area before the back-to-school routine kicks in.  We’ve compiled a list of some of the best things to do Labor Day weekend in Buffalo that you can do as a family.  For up to date event information, please click on the links provided and you’ll be directed to the event website.  Most of the events we share below are annual events, so if you don’t see information for the current year, please contact the event host directly.

Clarence Center Labor Day Fair and Parade – This fair is an annual event hosted by the Clarence Volunteer Fire Company.  Event details can usually be found on their site and on their Facebook page.

South Buffalo Labor Day Parade – This is an annual event and it is unclear who hosts it.  We found information about it on South Buffalo Online News’ Facebook page.

Youngstown Labor Day Parade – This is an annual event and it is unclear who hosts it.  We found information about it on Historic Youngstown’s Facebook page.

$2 Admission to The Buffalo Zoo – The Buffalo Zoo often has discount admission prices Labor Day weekend.  This year you have to go to Tops Markets to get the discount coupon so please be sure to check their website for details on how to take advantage of the discount offer.  Here’s a link with more information. 

The War of 1812 Reenactment at Old Fort Niagara – Old Fort Niagara has programming all year long, but this Labor Day they are doing a reenactment that includes a night battle.  It’s a great educational experience that many elementary aged kids would enjoy.  Get the details.

NYS Festival of Balloons – This event starts Thursday and runs through Labor Day (Monday).  Please check their site for daily activity schedules and more.

Visit Reinstein Woods – Reinstein Woods has programming throughout Labor Day weekend.  Please check our calendar for events and times.

Porter on the Lake Summerfest – This event is held just outside of Youngstown, NY so you could easily go to the parade and then head over to summerfest!  Details are on our calendar

Looking for non-event things to do this Labor Day in Buffalo?

Events can get crowded and be not-so-fun for the family so if you want to avoid formal events, here are some things you could also do.

Camping – Here’s a list of family friendly campground.

Take a day trip – Here’s a list of day trips that are family friendly and within a few hours driving distance from Buffalo.

Hit the beach – Weather permitting, Labor Day is the perfect time to visit the beach!

Apple picking – If you’re in “fall mode”, many orchards in Buffalo open on September 1 so you could easily make apple picking a part of your Labor Day plans.  Here’s a list of apple picking places.

Visit the Transit Drive-in – The Transit Drive-In is a seasonal operation so Labor Day is the perfect time to make sure that you get there before they close for the season!  Here’s what’s playing. 

Enjoy your Labor Day weekend in Buffalo and let us know if we missed any of your favorite Labor Day activities!