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Guide to Family Friendly Events This Month & Beyond in Buffalo & WNY

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Written by Step Out Staff

Published on March 15, 2022
Mother’s Day at Genesee Country Village & Museum, Sunday May 8th

Looking to step out with the whole family? We’ve got the guide for you! Our giant guide to family friendly fun won’t steer you wrong, from large fairs and festivals to nature experiences, animal retreats and classes, workshops, and more, there’s something for every age in pretty much every category!

Check out our guide to upcoming family friendly events in Buffalo & WNY this month and beyond:

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BUILD A DIORAMA

Sat, Mar 26
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

$30

CEPA Gallery
617 Main St. Buffalo, 14203

Buffalo

A family workshop for all ages. Participants are encouraged to bring one small toy, craft item, and/or favorite scraps to be incorporated into their diorama. ...

The Sweet Life event

Sat, Mar 26
11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Free

New York State Parks Niagara Regional Interpretive programs office
3160 DeVeaux Woods Dr Niagara Falls, New York 14305

Niagara County

An indoor presentation about the maple sugaring process from start to finish. Then followed by an informal outdoor hands-on presentation. For information ...

Pond Skimming

Sat, Mar 26
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Free

Holiday Valley Resort
6557 Holiday Valley Rd, Ellicottvile, 14731

Southern Tier

It’s the zaniest of all spring events, Pond Skimming challenges skiers and snowboarders to try to skim across an ice water filled pond at the bottom ...

FREE Kids Music Jam!

Sat, Mar 26 +more dates
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Free

West Falls Center For The Arts
1863 Davis Rd. West Falls, 14170

South Towns

Hosted by Doug Yeomans First Saturday of each month, from 2pm – 3:30pm Come out to play with, listen to and learn from the pros! Open to any ...

Tim Hartman

Sat, Mar 26
2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

$14

Lancaster Opera House
21 Central Avenue Lancaster, 14086

Cheektowaga and East

Follow Tim’s folk trail around the globe to visit a bullied South American crab, an Egyptian monk who can’t seem to get rid of a basket of grapes, ...

Pysanky Eggs: Ukrainian Easter Eggs

Sun, Mar 27
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

$30

MUSEjar
17 Elm Street East Aurora, 14052

South Towns

Made using real (raw!) eggs, beeswax, and dye, Ukrainian Easter Eggs are a unique art form that has been passed down for generations. You will learn how ...

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Spring Egg Hunt at the Orchard Park Public Library

Fri, Apr 1 - Sun, Apr 24
9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Free

Orchard Park Public Library
4570 South Buffalo Street Orchard Park, 14127

South Towns

Paper Eggs are hidden around the Children’s Section of the Orchard Park Library! Find an egg and turn it in at the Information Desk for a prize! Registration ...

Celebrating 25 Fabulous Years at the Antique Lamp Co and Gift Emporium!

Fri, Apr 1
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Free

The Antique Lamp Co and Gift Emporium
1213 Hertel Avenue Buffalo,

Other

Twenty-five years ago, the Antique Lamp Co and Gift Emporium was born and we are celebrating!! We believe our success has been because of all the wonderful ...

Take & Make: Sock Bunny

Sat, Apr 2 - Fri, Apr 15
All Day

Free

Central Library (Buffalo & Erie County)
1 Lafayette Square Buffalo, 14203

Buffalo

Come down to Central library to pick up your bag for make. The kit is available at the Information Services Desk. The Facebook demonstration will be aired ...

Cleveland Hill HS Spring Craft and Vendor Fair

Sat, Apr 2
9:00 am - 1:00 pm

$5

Other

The Cleveland Hill HS Class of 2023 is hosting their annual craft and vendor fair on Saturday April 2nd from 9-1.   There will be over 40 tables of vendors, ...

Spring Charcuterie Class

Sat, Apr 2
11:00 am - 12:30 pm

$65

Busy Beaver Lawn and Garden
4415 Southwestern Blvd Hamburg, 14075

South Towns

Sign up for a Spring themed charcuterie board making class with Board in Buffalo! This class will be held at  Busy Beaver Lawn and Garden, formerly Zittels. ...

Kid’s Cupcake Decorating Class

Sat, Apr 2
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

$45

Chrusciki Bakery – Transit Rd
4475 Transit Rd Harris Hill, 14221

North Towns

Join us for a kid’s cupcake decorating class at Chrusciki Bakery! Learn how to decorate a six cupcakes with Spring designs! You will be supplied with ...

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FREE Kids Music Jam!

Sat, Apr 2 +more dates
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Free

West Falls Center For The Arts
1863 Davis Rd. West Falls, 14170

South Towns

Hosted by Doug Yeomans First Saturday of each month, from 2pm – 3:30pm Come out to play with, listen to and learn from the pros! Open to any ...

Vernal Pools Exploration

Sat, Apr 2
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Free

New York State Parks Niagara Regional Interpretive programs office
Niagara Regional Interpretive Programs Office 4143 Lower River Rd Youngstown , New York 14174

Online

Greeted with the sounds of Spring, explore the trails of Joseph Davis in pursuit of Vernal Pools! For information and registration call (716) 282-5154 ...

A Walk in Nature

Thu, Apr 7
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Free

New York State Parks Niagara Regional Interpretive programs office
2136 Oakfield Rd Grand Island, New York 14072

North Towns

Happy National Walking Day! Enjoy a walk through the park. For information and registration call (716) 282-5154 ...

Springmas Bash Scholarship Fundraiser

Thu, Apr 7
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

$54

The Atrium at 500 Seneca Street
500 Seneca St Buffalo, 14204

Buffalo

Join in on the fun at our Springmas Bash Scholarship Fundraiser Enjoy a fun holiday themed cocktail party featuring theme and silent auctions, music ...

Our Famous Flea Market and Appraisal Roadshow

Sat, Apr 9
9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Free

St Mary of the Lake Hall
4737 Lakeshore Rd near Rogers Rd Hamburg, NY 14075, New York 14075

South Towns

Special: Bill Hartung and others are offering free appraisals. See website for the latest. This warm & friendly antiques and collectibles market has ...

Egg Hunt at the Library!

Sat, Apr 9
9:00 am - 9:50 am

Free

Collins Public Library
2341 Main St Collins, NY 14034

South Towns

Pre-registration is required. **2 sessions** 9 or 9:30 am – Please make sure you know which session you are signed up for. Children ages 0-10 are ...

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Easter Eggsperience At The Buffalo Zoo

Sat, Apr 9 - Sun, Apr 10
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Free

Buffalo Zoo
300 Parkside Ave Buffalo, 14214

North Buffalo

Hop on over for a fun-filled day of Easter excitement at the Buffalo Zoo! This family-friendly event features a Zoo-wide Easter egg scavenger hunt, including ...

Lakeshore Library Easter Egg Hunt

Sat, Apr 9
10:00 am - 11:00 am

Free

Lake Shore Public Library
4857 Lake Shore Rd Hamburg, NY 14075

South Towns

The Lake Shore Library Easter Egg Hunt is back! Registrations are limited to 30 kids with a waitlist. We will be having the egg hunt as well as crafts. ...

Easter Egg Hunt at DFK Pavilion

Sat, Apr 9
10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Free

DFK Pavilion
1200 Parker Blvd Buffalo, NY 14223

North Towns

Ages: 2-9 years old *Families with children with visual impairments/special needs are welcome to joinus for an egg hunt 9:30 AM – 10:00 AM. Please pre-register ...

Easter Egg Hunt by Centro Culturale Italiano

Sat, Apr 9
11:00 am - 1:00 pm

$5

Centro Culturale Italiano di Buffalo
2351 Delaware Ave Buffalo, NY 14216

North Buffalo

Join the CCI for an EGGScelent day of Easter fun! First Egg Hunt (for little ones 7 and under) will be from 11:00am – 12:00pm Register: http://114095.blackbaudhosting.com/…/Easter-Egg-Hunt-up… Second ...

Waterman’s Greenhouse Egg Hunt

Sat, Apr 9
11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Free

Waterman’s Greenhouse
12317 Vaughn St East Concord, 14055

South Towns

Did some bunny say easter egg hunt?! Join us for a hoppin’ good time at Waterman’s Greenhouse for an egg-cellent Easter Egg Hunt! **Bring your ...

Community Easter Egg Hunt at Osborn Park

Sat, Apr 9
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Free

Big Tree Wesleyan Church
4163 Fairview Pkwy Blasdell, NY 14219

South Towns

Free Community Easter Egg Hunt at Osborn Park, located at the end of Fairview Pkwy in Blasdell. Parking is available at Big Tree Wesleyan Church, just ...

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Big Night for Salamanders!

Sat, Apr 9
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

$8.00

Genesee Country Village & Museum
1410 Flint Hill Rd Mumford, 10451

Other

Every spring, on the first warm rainy night, the mole salamanders emerge from their hidden homes to make the long journey to the vernal pool to reproduce. ...

Family Funday

Sun, Apr 10
10:30 am - 2:30 pm

Free

Albright-Knox Art Gallery
1285 Elmwood Avenue Buffalo, 14222

Buffalo

On the second Sunday of each month, Pay-What-You-Wish admission to Albright-Knox Northland includes an array of programming for guests of all ages. All ...

Egg Hunt at Anna M. Reinstein Memorial Library

Tue, Apr 12
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Free

Anna M. Reinstein Memorial Library
2580 Harlem Rd Cheektowaga, NY 14225

Cheektowaga and East

*Crafts*Stories*Egg Hunt* Ages 3-12 Please Call the Library to Guarantee A Spot ...

Easter Egg Hunt

Fri, Apr 15
9:00 am - 10:00 am

Free

Frontiersmen VFW Post 7545
110 Elgin St Tonawanda, NY 14150

North Towns

Join us for our annual Easter Egg Hunt!
Free Admission & Open to the public!
...

Spring Egg-stravaganza

Fri, Apr 15
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

$9

Tifft Nature Preserve
1200 Fuhrmann Buffalo, 14203

Buffalo

Join in the EGG-streme fun and EGG-citement at our annual indoor celebration of animals that hatch from eggs! Meet live animals with Messinger Woods Wildlife ...

A Stroll Through the Woods event

Fri, Apr 15
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Free

Online

Stroll along a trail in Fort Niagara State Park and explore the beautiful environment and extensive history around us. For information and registration ...

Easter Egg Hunt at Acacia Park

Sat, Apr 16
11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Free

Acacia Park Cemetery
4125 Tonawanda Creek Road North North Tonawanda, NY 14120

Niagara County

Please join us for an Easter egg hunt at Acacia Park Cemetery. Event is free to attend and open to the public. Register through our event page on ...

Easter Egg Hunt at Eggertsville Community Park

Sat, Apr 16
11:00 am - 2:30 pm

Free

Eggertsville Community Park
845 Sweet Home Rd Buffalo, NY 14226

North Towns

Easter Egg Hunt for kids of all ages. $10.00 per kid. Each ticket purchase includes 5 free raffle tickets. Additional tickets available for purchase. Thousands ...

Easter At The Farm

Sat, Apr 16
11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Free

Spruce Meadow Farm
10333 Keller Rd Clarence, 14031

North Towns

Join us for Pony Rides, an Easter Egg Hunt, Games for prizes, , an Easter Basket Raffle and you can even meet the Easter Bunny! Admission is free. There ...

Community Easter Egg Hunt at Amherst Community Church

Sat, Apr 16
11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Free

Amherst Community Church
77 Washington Highway Snyder, NY 14226

North Towns

Children up through Grade 8 are invited to participate in an Easter Egg hunt on the front lawn of the church. Be sure to arrive on time so you don’t ...

Easter Egg Hunt at Keysa Park

Sat, Apr 16
11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Free

Keysa Park
Vandenberg Ave Lancaster, NY 14086

Cheektowaga and East

Easter Egg Hunt- age groups 2-4yo, 5-8yo, 9-11yo. ...

Easter Egg Hunt at Wendelville Fire Co.

Sat, Apr 16
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Free

Wendelville Volunteer Fire Company
7340 Campbell Blvd. & Tonawanda Creek Road Pendleton, 14120

Niagara County

WFC's Easter Egg Hunt is back in 2022 after a COVID-related hiatus for several years! Children can search for eggs and win chocolate! The event is free ...

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 ...

Earth Day Walk

Fri, Apr 22
10:00 am - 11:30 am

Free

Niagara Regional Interpretive Programs Office
E River Rd Grand Island , New York 14072

North Towns

Happy Earth Day everyone! Joins us for a relaxing walk through the woods and along with Niagara River. For information and registration call (716) 282-5154 ...

VillaCon!

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

$5.00

Villa Maria College
240 Pine Ridge Rd Cheektowaga, NY 14225

Cheektowaga and East

Join us at Villa Maria College for this one-day convention celebrating gaming, comics, cosplay, animation, film, and more on Villa’s Buffalo, NY campus! There ...

Earth Day Celebration!

Sat, Apr 23
10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Free

Springville Moose Lodge 1249
13080 Buffalo Rd Springville, NY 14141

South Towns

Make sure to save the date!  Green Springville is again hosting a Earth Day celebration at the Springville Moose.  Many of the popular activities from ...

Arbor Day Walk

Fri, Apr 29
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Free

DeVeaux Woods State Park
3160 DeVeaux Woods Dr Niagara Falls, New York 14305

Niagara County

Happy Arbor Day! Enjoy a walk through old growth trees. For information and registration call (716) 282-5154 ...

Tree Trek

Sat, Apr 30
10:00 am - 11:00 am

$25

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

South Towns

Ever wonder what trees are around you? Celebrate Arbor Day weekend by getting to know some common and unique trees in our collection! The Botanical Gardens ...

Spring Colors

Sat, Apr 30
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Free

Online

Stroll through the Old Growth woods in pursuit of early Spring wildflowers and their pollinating partners! . For information and registration call (716) ...

Primate Sanctuary Basket Raffle!

Sun, May 1
11:00 am - 5:00 pm

$10.00

Kellys on the Green
4343 Porter Rd. Niagara Falls, NY 14305

Niagara County

hello everyone! I and a few others are doing a basket raffle to raise money for the Niagara Falls Primate Sanctuary. The Primate Sanctuary has been ...

Wild Earth

Sat, May 7 +more dates
11:00 am - 4:00 pm

$9

Hawk Creek Wildlife Center – West Falls
1963 Mill Road West Falls,

Other

Feel a hawk glide inches overhead, look an eagle in the eye and meet a lynx close enough to hear its purr! Discover what inspires you at Hawk Creek’s ...

Mother’s Day

Sun, May 8
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

$18.00

Genesee Country Village & Museum
1410 Flint Hill Rd Mumford, 10451

Other

On Mother’s Day interpreters in the Historic Village will showcase a number of tasks and activities reflective of what life was like for 19th-century ...

Hospice Memorial Walk 2022

Sun, May 15
9:00 am - 1:00 pm

$35

Canalside
44 Prime St Buffalo, 14202

Buffalo

Honor your loved ones during The Hospice Memorial Walk, Sunday, May 15, 2022, at Canalside.  Registration begins at 9 am; Walk at 11am We currently ...

Hidden Treasures Craft & Vendor Fair

Sat, May 21
11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Free

Polish Falcons
445 Columbia Ave Depew , 14043

Cheektowaga and East

Come on out to support your local small businesses from 11am-3pm at the Polish Falcons, 445 Columbia, Depew. We have some fabulous and unique crafters ...

Good Neighbor Cruise Nite

Wed, Jun 1 +more dates
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Free

Rite Aid
2175 South Park Ave Buffalo, 14220

South Buffalo

A family friendly fun nite to show off & look at cool cars, listen to music, have some good eats and win prizes ...

Car & Bike Show

Sun, Jun 5
11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Free

Frontiersmen VFW Post 7545
110 Elgin St Tonawanda, NY 14150

North Towns

Join us for our 5th Annual Car & Bike Show! Free admission & open to the public!
Lunch off the grill ...

Animal Play Day

Sat, Jun 18
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

$9

Hawk Creek Wildlife Center – West Falls
1963 Mill Road West Falls,

Other

Come see our animals as you never have before! This immersive and family-friendly event features behind-the-scenes and up-close encounters with Hawk Creek’s ...

Free Fishing Days

Sat, Jun 25 - Sun, Jun 26
All Day

Free

NYS Department of Environmental Conservation
625 Broadway Albany, NY 12207

Other

During Free Fishing Days/Weekends, anyone can fish the fresh waters of New York State and no fishing license is required! All other freshwater fishing ...

Youth Learn To Row Summer Camp

Mon, Jun 27 - Fri, Jul 1
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

$185.00

Buffalo Scholastic Rowing Association
405 Ohio Street Buffalo , 14204

Buffalo

BSRA Youth Learn to Row Ages 12-16 Rowing is the ultimate team sport! It teaches you about communication, leadership and character. Rowers will learn ...

Summer Youth Adventure Camp

Mon, Jun 27 +more dates
9:00 am - 11:00 am

$45.00

Sunset Bay Beach Club
12911 Iola Dr. Irving , 14081

South Towns

Get your kids outside with SUP Erie Adventures Summer Youth Camp! Paddling is a great way for youth to develop self-confidence, independence, awareness, ...

Reinstein Woods Artisan Market

Sat, Jul 16
11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Free

Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve
93 Honorine Drive Depew ,

Other

Join us as we celebrate 716 day! Browse local artists, get some delicious BBQ and enjoy the fresh air at Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve. Give back to ...

Enchanted Wild Fest

Sat, Aug 6
11:00 am - 4:00 pm

$9

Hawk Creek Wildlife Center – West Falls
1963 Mill Road West Falls,

Other

Immerse yourself in your favorite movies and stories at Hawk Creek’s NEW event, Enchanted Wild Fest! You never know who or what you’ll meet around ...

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 ...

Free Fishing Days

Sat, Sep 24
All Day

Free

NYS Department of Environmental Conservation
625 Broadway Albany, NY 12207

Other

During Free Fishing Days/Weekends, anyone can fish the fresh waters of New York State and no fishing license is required! All other freshwater fishing ...

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