BUFFALO, NY (WKBW) — Western New York continues to have great weather this weekend. Here are 7 things to do if you want to go out and have fun.
Allegany County Fair
County fair season has officially arrived in western New York. The Allegany County Fair begins Monday and runs through Saturday at the Allegany County Fairgrounds. Friday will feature the Outlaw Pull Series and Saturday will feature the Demolition Derby. Tickets are $10 and include all grandstand events, demonstrations, and all commercial and animal exhibits. Children 4 and under are free. Amusement park rides are charged separately. The exhibition hall has designated parking lots. Learn more about.
Chautauqua County Fair
The Chautauqua County Fair begins Tuesday and runs through Sunday at the Chautauqua County Fairgrounds. Tickets are $15 for him from 4 to 61, $9 for him over 62, and free for under 4. Organizers say tickets include gate entry, mechanical rides and grandstand seating, except for the demolition derby and monster truck show. The exhibition hall has designated parking lots. Learn more about.
The Grease Pole Festival is held at the Agustin “Pucho” Olivencia Community Center at 261 Swan Street in Buffalo. This is the 52nd edition of the festival, and the Facebook event page reads, “We invite you to join us as we celebrate three days of music, food and dance. A celebration of community and culture with activities for the whole family.” Admission to the festival is free and parking is available nearby. Learn more about.
Eastside Garden Walk
The Eastside Garden Walk runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. each Saturday and Sunday, though organizers say they’re still welcome if they see a sign out before or after that time. Walk’s headquarters are in Martin Luther King Jr. Park (near the Masten District sign for Fillmore and North Parade) and People’s Park (Main Street and Jewett Parkway). You can print maps online or find maps at these sponsored locations: Grassroots Gardens, Mischler’s, Urban Roots, Daddy’s Plants, The Foundry, and any library in the City of Buffalo & Erie County. The event is free and self-guided and no tickets are required. Parking is available nearby. Learn more about.
BPO Concert for Unity
The BPO Concert Unity will be held at Mount Olive Baptist Church at 701 E. Delavan Avenue on Fridays at 7:00 pm. “BPO continues its commitment to solidarity with East Side neighborhoods to play music that uplifts, heals and unites communities in western New York. Come join us for this anniversary featuring local stalls, activities and food trucks, culminating in an inspiring evening of orchestral performances,” the BPO website states. The event is free to attend and parking is available at the church. Learn more about.
The Buffalo FireCon takes place Saturday at 4pm on Hertel Avenue in Buffalo. “Buffalo’s only Guy Fieri-themed bar crawl for the cause. FieriCon 2023 is a free event that once again benefits FeedMore WNY,” the website reads. Organizers say all participating bars and restaurants will donate a portion of their food and drink bills to FeedMore WNY, so the more you eat and drink, the more you raise. Goods will also appear. Parking is available nearby. Learn more about.
Tonawanda Canal Festival
The Tonawanda Canal Fest started on July 16th. For those who haven’t had a chance to check it out yet, it ends on Sunday. “Covering a recently renovated two-square-mile area, Tonawanda Canal Fest is the largest open-air festival of its kind to be held on the banks of the historic Erie Barge Canal. This family-friendly eight-day festival will be shared by the twin cities of beautiful West New York Tonawanda and North Tonawanda,” the website reads. Participation in the festival is free, but games and rides are charged separately. Parking is available nearby. See here and here for more information.