BUFFALO, NY (WKBW) — July 16th is here, so this weekend we’re celebrating all things 7-1-6. Here are 7 things to do in western New York.
Tonawanda Canal Festival
The Tonawanda Canal Fest begins on Sunday and runs through July 23rd. “Including a recently renovated two square mile area, the Tonawanda Canal Fest is the largest open-air festival of its kind to be held on the banks of the historic Eriebarge Canal. will be shared in the Twin Cities of beautiful western New York Tonawanda and North Tonawanda,” the website reads. The festival starts on Sunday, but the rides he won’t open until July 18th and will run until July 23rd. Participation in the festival is free, but games and rides are charged separately. Parking is available nearby. See here and here for more information.
Galvani of Buffalo Italian Heritage Festival
Buffalo’s Galvani Italian Heritage Festival kicks off Friday and runs through Sunday on Hartel Avenue in Buffalo. The festival takes place daily from 11am on Hartel Avenue from Delaware to Virgil. Participation in the festival is free. Free street parking is available in the surrounding area. Organizers say paid parking is available at the Church of the Holy Spirit (entrance on Dakota Street only) and Buffalo Cultural Center Italiano di Buffalo will operate the former Kmart parking lot (entrance on Hartel Avenue only) . See here and here for more information.
Cobblestone Live Music and Arts Festival
The Cobblestone Live Music and Arts Festival begins Friday and runs through Saturday in the Cobblestone neighborhood of downtown Buffalo. There will be three main outdoor stages and one existing stage inside the Buffalo Steelworks. “In addition to an eclectic roster of over 20 music artists, this year’s festival will feature over 50 local artisan stalls, a chicken wings eating contest hosted by Wingnuts, craft beverages, mocktails and an immersive There will be activities, local foods and more,” says the website. Ticket prices range from $70 for 1-day general admission to his $350 for his 2-day VIP pass. Organizers recommend parking at the Keybank Center Surface parking lot off Perry Street between Columbia Avenue and Mississippi Street. Learn more about.
The Skyride, a biking ride along Buffalo’s Skyway, takes place on Sundays from 8:45 AM to 11:30 AM. Starts and ends at Buffalo His Outer His Harbor Concert Venue at 825 Furman Boulevard. According to the organizers, there is a parking lot, but please come by bike if possible. Additionally, Sky Race from 7am to 8:30am and Lakeside Bike His Bash from 10:30am to 1pm. Registration for the event is still open and prices vary. Learn more about.
hamburg burger fest
Hamburg Burgerfest takes place on Saturdays along Main Street and Buffalo Street and at the Hamburg Village Municipal Car Park. The festival celebrates the birth of the first hamburger at the 1885 Erie County Exhibition at the Hamburg Fairgrounds. The food court has a variety of foods other than hamburgers. “The one-day festival will have something for everyone, including kids’ inflatable rides and activities at Kid’s Space, arts and crafts shows and sales, classic car shows and beer tents,” the website said. is described in Participation in the festival is free and parking is available nearby. See here and here for more information.
Concert at Buffalo’s Outer Harbor
There are two concerts in Buffalo’s Outer Harbor this weekend. Our Lady of Peace will take the stage on Friday, while BPO and The Strictly Hip will take the stage on Saturday. Tickets are still available and parking is available at Outer His Harbor. See here and here for more information.
Day 716 is Sunday, July 16th (7/16) and is meant to celebrate everything the area code has to offer. There are 716 day-themed events throughout the region, some of which include: