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Special Events

Buffalo Special EventsYou will always find Downtown Buffalo buzzing with special events. From Thursday at the Square to Taste of Buffalo to the St. Patrick’s Day Parade, Downtown knows how to throw a party.

And with a thriving entertainment district, Downtown Buffalo is the perfect backdrop for all of these festivities. For up-to-minute information on special events taking place Downtown signup for our Listserv updates.

Mardi Gras Parade Allentown and Chippewa Street
St. Patrick’s Day Parade Sunday, March 20, 2016
Parade begins in Niagara Square - 2:00 p.m.
Downtown Country Market Every Tuesday and Thursday, May 12 through October 20, 2016
8:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Main Street between Court and Church Streets
Hellenic Festival Friday, June 3 through Sunday, June 5, 2016
Delaware Avenue / Utica Street
Juneteenth Festival  Saturday, June 11 and Sunday, June 12, 2011
Martin Luther King Park
Allentown Art Festival Saturday and Sunday, June 11 and 12, 2016
Delaware Avenue, Allentown
M & T Plaza Event Series Weekdays June through August  - Noon to 1:00 PM
M&T Plaza - Main at Division Streets
Taste of Buffalo Saturday and Sunday, July 9 and July 10, 2016
Niagara Square, Downtown Buffalo
Garden Walk Buffalo Saturday and Sunday, July 30 and 31, 2016
350 Buffalo Gardens
Queen City Jazz Festival Michigan Avenue between Broadway and William Street
Chalk Fest Buffalo August
500 Block of Main Street
Puerto Rican Day Parade

Saturday, August 20, 2016
Niagara Street, LaSalle Park

Elmwood Festival of the Arts Saturday and Sunday, August 27 and 28, 2016
Elmwood Avenue/Lafayette Avenue to West Ferry Street
National Buffalo Wing Festival Saturday and Sunday, September 3 and 4, 2016
Coca Cola Field
Curtain Up! Friday, September 16, 2016
Main Street between Chippewa and Tupper Streets - Downtown Buffalo’s Theatre District
World's Largest Disco Saturday, November 26, 2016
Buffalo Convention Center
Downtown Christmas Tree Lighting Celebration Saturday, December 3, 2016
Rotary Rink at Fountain Plaza
Free Ice Skating at Rotary Rink November 27 (weather permitting) through March 19, 2017 
Rotary Rink at Fountain Plaza
First Night Buffalo Saturday, December 31, 2016
Buffalo Convention Center
Buffalo Ball Drop & Fireworks Display Saturday, December 31, 2016
Iskalo Electric Tower