Things to Do

Buffalo and the surrounding Western New York Area

Entertainment:

Lady Windermere’s Fan by Oscar Wilde June 1st – June 24th @ Irish Classical Theatre Company– 625 Main Street, Buffalo, NY 14203, – Curtain Times: Thursday-Saturday Evenings 7:30 pm, Saturday Matinee 3:00 pm, Sunday Matinee 2:00 pm

Tours available on Thursday, June 21st:

Tours available on Friday, June 22nd:

Tours available on Saturday June 23rd & Sunday June 24th:

  • Larkin District Tour Saturday June 23rd @ 11:00 am (Meet outside Flying Bison Brewing at 840 Seneca Street, Buffalo, NY 14210)
  • Queen City Downtown Tour Saturday June 23rd @ 10:00 am (Meets at the Market Arcade Building. This comprehensive outdoor walking tour highlights some of Downtown Buffalo’s architectural wonders. Our Queen City Downtown tour covers approximately 2 miles on well-paved ground.)
  • Guaranty Building Tour Saturday June 23rd @ 11:00 am Pre-registration is required. Register online or call  (716) 852-3300.
  • Best of Buffalo Tour Saturday June 23rd @ 1:00 pm (This tour meets at the Western New York Book Arts Center at 468 Washington Street, Buffalo, NY 14203)
  • British Double-Decker Bus – Old & New Buffalo TourSaturday June 23rd @ 1:00 – 2:30 pm – Experience the history and heritage of Buffalo on any of our entertaining, engaging double decker bus tours.
  • British Double-Decker Bus – Best of Buffalo Tour: Saturday June 23rd @ 3:00 – 5:00 pm – Experience the history and heritage of Buffalo on any of our entertaining, engaging double decker bus tours.
  • Old First Ward Tour Saturday June 23rd @ 4:00 pm (Meet at Mutual Riverfront Park at 41 Hamburg Street, Buffalo, NY 14204)
  • British Double-Decker Bus – Murder Mystery Tour  Saturday June 23rd @ 6:00 – 8:30 pm – Experience the history and heritage of Buffalo on any of our entertaining, engaging double decker bus tours
  • Docent-led tour of the Burchfield Penney  Saturday June 23rd & Sunday June 24th @ 2:00 pm (1300 Elmwood Ave.Buffalo, 14222)
  • Elevator Alley Kayak Tour Saturday June 23rd & Sunday June 24th @ 9:00 am (2-2.5 HOURS TOTAL = HALF HOUR LAND INSTRUCTION AND SIGN-IN, 1.5-2 HOURS ON THE WATER – Meet at Elevator Alley Kayak at The Barrel Factory at 65 Vandalia Street, Buffalo, NY 14204)
  • Delaware Avenue Mansions Tour Saturday June 23rd & Sunday June 24th @ 10:00 am (This tour meets at the Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural Site at 641 Delaware Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14202.)
  • Buffalo River History Tour Saturday June 23rd & Sunday June 24th @ 10:30 am, 12:30 pm, 2:30 pm, 4:30 pm or 5:30 pm A 90-minute narrated Buffalo River History Tour! Hear the story of the Erie Canal, Buffalo’s history as the largest grain port in the world and experience the nation’s largest collection of standing grain elevators from just a few feet away.
  • What’s New in Buffalo by Bike Tour Sunday, June 24th @ 10 am (This tour is a great introduction to the “new Buffalo” for both weekend visitors and ex-pats returning for the weekend, as well as for local residents from the city and suburbs who want to see for themselves what all the excitement is about at Canalside and Downtown Buffalo. Meet at the Tim Horton statue at Main Street & Marine Drive (across the street from the Tim Horton’s Cafe at 1 Scott Street).
  • Cottage District Tour Sunday, June 24th @ 10:00 am (This tour meets at the Buffalo Rome cafe at 388 Porter Avenue, at the corner of York Street. )
  • Annual Parkside Garden and Architecture Tour on Sunday, June 24th from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm Tours of the local gardens nestled between the beautiful homes of the Parkside neighborhood, the suburb designed by Olmsted in 1870. The self-guided tour begins in the heart of the Parkside community, outside of Hillside Children’s Center, 70 Jewett Parkway, at the corner of Crescent Avenue. 
  • British Double-Decker Bus – Best of Buffalo Tour: Sunday, June 24th @ 3:00 – 5:00 pm – Experience the history and heritage of Buffalo on any of our entertaining, engaging double decker bus tours.

Festival:

  • Annual Roycroft Campus Art & Antique Show on Saturday, June 23rd and Sunday June 24th from 10:00 am – 5:00 pm Enjoy the summer sun on the Roycroft Campus, a National Historic Landmark in the heart of small town East Aurora. Join us for our Art & Antique Show on June 23rd and 24th from 10 am – 5 pm as we feature a diverse group of artists, antique vendors, and local cultural groups. Other highlights include live animals from Thistle Creek Alpacas and Wild Spirit Education, artist demonstrations, live music, and food trucks.

For more recommendations on what to do in Buffalo, visit, Visit Buffalo Niagara, Explore Buffalo, Step Out Buffalo and Lonely Planet.