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Guide to Festivals Happening This Month & Beyond in Buffalo & WNY

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Written by Step Out Staff

Published on March 16, 2022
Buffalo Cherry Blossom Festival 2022, Saturday April 30th – Sunday May 1st

Who doesn’t love a good festival? In Buffalo and Western New York we have a festival for just about everything. From chicken wings (obv) to Bloody Marys, beer, burgers, just about every nationality, town, food, drink, and even plenty of music festivals to jam out at come summer and fall. Explore and enjoy, Buffalo!

Here’s a guide to upcoming festivals in Buffalo & WNY this month and beyond – check back for more as we add more as they are announced:

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Festivals in Buffalo & WNY

Maple Weekend 2022

Sat, Mar 26 - Sun, Mar 27
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Free

Maple Farms Across New York State
, NY

Other

Join the New York State Maple Producers Association for the twenty-sixth annual Maple Weekend! During the two weekends of March, the 19th-20th and 26th-27th ...

BNHV’s 6th Annual Maple Festival!

Sun, Mar 27
8:00 am - 1:00 pm

$15

Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village
3755 Tonawanda Creek Rd. Amherst, 14228

North Towns

Join BNHV as we celebrate the maple season with a delicious, family-friendly Sunday full of maple demonstrations, history, food, and fun for all ages! - BNHV’s ...

Thawfest 2022

Sat, Apr 9
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

$45

Buffalo RiverWorks
359 Ganson St Buffalo, 14203

Buffalo

Thawfest is BACK!! Thawfest is a yearly celebration of NY State Breweries, Wineries, Cideries and Distilleries. It is held each year at Buffalo RiverWorks ...

Dyngus Day Parade

Mon, Apr 18
All Day

Free


999 Broadway Buffalo, 14212

Buffalo

The annual festival and parade will take place on April 18th throughout the Historic Polonia District in Buffalo, NY and participating official venues ...

Buffalo Blues & Roots Festival

Sat, Apr 23
1:00 pm - 11:00 pm

$20

Buffalo Riverworks
359 Ganson St. Buffalo , NY

Other

Barry Entertainment is excited and proud to announce that they have teamed up with Three Chord Bourbon to bring you The 1st Annual BUFFALO BLUES & ...

Buffalo Wine Festival

Sat, Apr 23
1:00 pm - 9:00 pm

$35

Buffalo Niagara Convention Center
153 Franklin St Buffalo, 14202

Buffalo

Buffalo Wine Festival is coming up next month. Wineries: Sprague Vineyards Thousand Islands Winery Cooper’s Daughter Spirits at Olde York ...

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Buffalo Cherry Blossom Festival Fundraiser

Thu, Apr 28
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

$25

The Buffalo History Museum
One Museum Court Buffalo, 14216

North Buffalo

We are back in 2022 IN-PERSON at the Japanese Garden in Delaware Park and The Buffalo History Museum! Please support this annual festival and help care ...

WNY Refugee Film Festival

Thu, Apr 28 +more dates
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Free

Online

Join Journey’s End for its signature Western New York Refugee Film Festival! Our fourth season, premiering in February 2022, will continue to be virtual ...

Buffalo Cherry Blossom Festival 2022

Sat, Apr 30
11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Free

Japanese Gardens
1 Museum Ct Buffalo, 14216

North Buffalo

We are back in 2022 IN-PERSON at the Japanese Garden in Delaware Park and The Buffalo History Museum! ...

Deep South Taco Cinco de Mayo Street Festival

Thu, May 5
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm

$10

Deep South Taco – Ellicott
291 Ellicott St Buffalo, 14203

Buffalo

The Cinco Street Festival is BACK! Join us on Ellicott St. for our 7th Annual Cinco De Mayo Street Festival. We will have the FiredUp Grills going, ...

BIKES, BLUES, & BBQ FESTIVAL

Sat, May 7
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm

$9.7

The Backlot Entertainment Venue
11891 Main st Akron, NY 14001

North Towns

Come enjoy live music from some of Buffalo’s favorite blues bands including Miller & The Other Sinners, Aces & 8’s, & The D Sides Blues ...

Fairy Festival

Sun, May 15
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Free

Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens
2655 S Park Ave Buffalo, 14218

South Towns

Join us for our Wegmans Family Days at the annual Fairy Festival! Fairies have taken over the Botanical Gardens! Visitors will be able to walk into ...

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Porchfest 2022

Sat, May 21
1:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Free

Elmwood Village
Elmwood Village Buffalo, 14222

Buffalo

Started in 2013, Buffalo Porchfest has quickly grown to be a community favorite! Buffalo Porchfest 2022 is set for a return on Saturday, May 21. Get ready ...

Buffalo Pride Week Festival

Sun, Jun 5
1:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Free

Canalside
44 Prime St Buffalo, 14202

Buffalo

This is the main event! Immediately following the Parade, join us for a vibrant celebration of WNY’s LGBTQ+ community, featuring entertainment, family ...

Buffalo Taco, Beer, Tequila Festival

Sat, Jun 11
11:30 am - 9:00 pm

$34

Canalside
44 Prime St Buffalo, 14202

Buffalo

*RESCHEDULED TO JUNE 11TH, 2022* Taco, Beer, Tequila Festival comes to Buffalo – Get your TACO ON! Taco, Beer, Tequila Festival – Buffalo Get Your ...

DJ Pauly D’s Beach Bash

Sun, Jun 19
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm

$29.99

Sunset Bay Beach Club
12911 Iola Dr. Irving , 14081

South Towns

Dj Pauly D, is making his return to Western New York to host his second Beach Bash at Sunset Bay Beach Club for his second time! The Jersey Shore star, ...

South Buffalo Porchfest

Sat, Jun 25
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Free

South Buffalo
Buffalo, New York 14220

South Buffalo

Registration now open! Cut off date for registration: May 21st South Buffalo Porchfest is a music festival that takes advantage of the “stages” ...

Cobblestone Live Music & Arts Festival 2022

Fri, Jul 15 - Sat, Jul 16
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

$20

Buffalo Iron Works
49 Illinois St Buffalo, 14203

Buffalo

Buffalo Iron Works, Lockhouse Distillery & Bar, and Twenty6 Productions present the Fourth Cobblestone Live Music & Arts Festival, to be held on ...

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Kingdom Bound 2022

Sun, Jul 24 - Wed, Jul 27
3:00 pm - 11:00 pm

$54

Six Flags Darien Lake
9993 Alleghany Rd Darien Center, 14040

Genesee County

Kingdom Bound is back for 2022! Join us for four amazing days at Six Flags Darien Lake as together we celebrate 35 years of Kingdom Bound featuring incredible ...

Village Music Fest

Sat, Aug 6
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm

$20.00

Veterans Park
700 Third St. Youngstown , NY 14174

Niagara County

Barry Entertainment proudly presents the 3rd Annual Village Music Fest 8/6/22 at Veterans Park in Youngstown, NY. We are excited to announce that this ...

Northwest Jazz Festival

Fri, Aug 26 - Sat, Aug 27
Times Vary

Free

Lewiston Jazz Festival
Center Street Lewiston, NY 14092

Niagara County

The annual Northwest Jazz Festival in Lewiston, NY returns this year on August 26th and 27th!   Listen to the sounds of over 150 musicians and 30 performing ...

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