BUFFALO, NY (WKBW) — After a wet and dark week in western New York, the weekend looks set to be warm and dry. If you want to go out, there is a lot going on throughout the area.
Juneteenth Festival of Buffalo
The 48th consecutive Juneteenth Festival of Buffalo will be held Saturday and Sunday from 11am to 9pm at Martin Luther King Jr. Park. The festival hosts parades, entertainment, stalls and activities. “Juneteenth Festival Co., Ltd. exists solely for philanthropic and educational purposes. With a mostly volunteer staff, our mission is to: To actively preserve and promote the broad heritage of African Americans, Juneteenth Festival, Inc. partners with existing organizations with similar community-based goals to achieve our mission. ,” the website states. The festival is free to attend, and street parking is available in the surrounding area. Learn more about.
Buffalo River Fest
Buffalo River Fest is held Friday through Sunday at Buffalo River Fest Park at 249 Ohio Street in Buffalo. It runs Friday from 6pm to 11pm, Saturday from noon to 11pm, and Sunday from 10:30am to 2pm. “The event will feature an EMCotter Fireboat ride, an exhibition of photographs and memorabilia from the Heritage Tent at the Waterfront Memories Museum, ‘I Got It’ bingo, a Kids Zone, an Artisan Market hosted by the Holiday Market, and live entertainment. It will feature entertainment, food and snacks, and a Father’s Day Kids Fishing Contest. Sponsored by InTomes Technical Services,” the release reads. The festival is free to attend, and street parking is available in the surrounding area. Learn more about.
The Lewiston Gardenfest takes place Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 5pm on Center Street in Lewiston. There will be stalls, open gardens, container garden contests, demonstrations, and more. The festival is free to attend, and street parking is available in the surrounding area. Learn more about.
Buffalo Niagara Dragon Boat Festival
The Buffalo Niagara Dragon Boat Festival takes place Saturdays from 7:45 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Buffalo Riverworks. “Watch the epic sport of dragon boat racing at the Buffalo Niagara Dragon Boat Festival®. Join him for a day of dragon boat racing and fun activities for the whole family,” the website reads. The event is free to attend and Buffalo RiverWorks has private parking. Learn more about.
party at the portico
Party on the Portico is a series of summer concerts held at the Buffalo Historical Museum, beginning on Friday with a performance by Sunday Rain and continuing on Tuesday night. The event runs from 6pm to 9pm overlooking Mirror Lake. The event is for him 21 years and older. Tickets are $15 and $5 for Buffalo History Museum members. Organizers say there will be free snacks, a cash bar and a raffle. Museum parking is free. The party at the portico will also be held on July 21st and he on August 18th. Learn more about.
3rd Annual Oliver Street Pride Fest
The 3rd Annual Oliver Street Pride Fest takes place on Saturdays from 11am to 4pm at Heritage Park on Oliver Street in North Tonawanda. “In honor of Pride Month, we will host information booths and family-friendly events with up to 70 vendors,” the Facebook event page states. The festival is free to attend, and street parking is available in the surrounding area. Learn more about.
Luke Bryan at Darien Lake Amphitheater
Luke Bryan will take the stage at the Darien Lake Amphitheater on Friday at 7pm, where he will be joined by Chase Beckham, Tyler Braden, Alana Springsteen and DJ Rock. Tickets are still available and general parking is included in the price of admission. Learn more about.